Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kawasaki’s KX250F impressed

The grounds-crew on-site kept everything nice and smooth on the track, so we ventured out to find some less ideal conditions. We found plenty of places to ride the new bike and it always proved steady and relatively stable for a race machine. Despite our best efforts, the green-machine never placed a tire wrong. The power delivery will never catch you off guard thanks to the four-stroker’s smooth power-band. We felt no undue spikes, just smooth power from low revs straight up to its power peak. That's not a bad thing in the least, especially when the conditions get loose. We found some very sandy off-road single-track nearby to tackle where we greatly appreciated the thinner center-section and light weight, all of which conspired to keep us on the bike and off the ground. What's more, the clutch proved very smooth and never grabbed throughout our entire torture-test.

Once again, Kawasaki’s KX250F impressed us with its peppy engine, nimble and composed chassis, as well as its versatile ergonomics package. From accelerating to turning to braking, this bike does it all well, plus it’s an easy motorcycle to ride. In fact, there are only two flaws we can find with the new KX - if you can even call them that. First, while we appreciate every aspect of the bike, there’s nothing that stands out in the “wow” factor. If Kawi could just squeeze a bit more engine power up top, or make it even more flickable this could easily be changed. Finally, dirt bike inflation continues with the MSRP increased by $500 to $6999. So does the new KX have what it takes to go against the redesigned 2010 Honda CRF250F and the rest of the class? We think so, and in a few short months we’ll have the definitive answer.

Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, 4-stroke Single
Displacement: 249cc
Bore x Stroke: 77.0 x 53.6mm
Fueling: DFI with 43mm Keihin throttle body and dual injectors
Compression Ratio: 13.5:1
Ignition: Digital CDI
Transmission: 5-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Aluminum perimeter
Rake/Trail: 28.2 degrees/4.7 in.
Front Suspension: 47mm inverted Showa SFF telescopic fork with spring preload, compression and rebound damping adjustability, 12.4 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Uni-Trak® linkage, Showa shock with low/high-speed compression, rebound and preload adjustment, 12.2 in. travel
Front Tire: 80/100-21
Rear Tire: 100/90-19
Front Brake: Semi-floating 250mm petal disc with 2-piston caliper
Rear Brake: 240mm petal disc with 1-piston caliper
LxWxH: 85.4 x 32.3 x 50.0 in.
Wheelbase: 58.1 in.
Ground Clearance: 13.0 in.
Seat Height: 37.2 in.
Curb Weight: 233.8 lbs. (claimed)
Fuel Capacity: 1.9 gal.
Color: Lime Green
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Kawasaki KX 450F

The Kawasaki KX 450F has the hard hitting motor monster of the group,” agreed Milan. “On tracks with ample traction, nothing can run with the Kawasaki. The power comes on strong right off the bottom through the arm stretching midrange and continues to pull strong even on top.

Not only does the Kawasaki deliver the most amount of power, next to the electric-start KTM, it’s the easiest bike to start, requiring one or two kicks to fire. Although the Kawasaki’s five-speed transmission doesn’t feel like it meshes between gears a precisely as the rest of the bikes, it did perform without fault. We did notice a gap between second and third gears, but with such broad and robust power, it’s easy to work around. Kawasaki has the ability to run second gear longer, through a wider variety of terrain than the other bikes.

In order to keep the overall package light, the engine is kickstarted, but don’t imagine you’ll brake your leg or anything like that if your engine stops when falling. The ECU powers up at the initial movement at the kickstarter so you’ll hear bangs after a single kick.

And those bangs will be as smooth as you’ll ever get as the new larger AC generator rotor that makes sure to increase the rotational inertia of the engine. Also, the redesigned crankshaft will bring contribution so the new engine reduces vibrations to a minimum.

The cylinder head is 5 mm shorter and features revised intake and exhaust ports. This makes it rev higher, be more compact and lighter. It also gives an increased compression ratio of 12.5:1, which required a one-piece titanium exhaust for even greater low and mid-range throttle response.

Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke single with DOHC and four valves
Displacement: 449cc
Bore x stroke: 96.0 x 62.1mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Carburetion: Keihin FCR40
Ignition: Multi-map digital CDI with throttle position sensor (K-TRIC)
Transmission: Five-speed
Rake / trail: 27.1 degrees / 4.6 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 48mm inverted, Kayaba AOS with DLC coated sliders, 22-position compression and 20-position rebound dampening adjustment / 12.4 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® linkage system with 22-position low-speed and variable high-speed compression dampening, 22-position rebound dampening and fully adjustable spring preload / 12.4 in.
Front tire: 90/100-21
Rear tire: 120/80-19
Front brake: Semi-floating 250mm petal disc
Rear brake: 240mm petal disc
Overall length: 86.0 in.
Overall width: 32.3 in.
Overall height: 50.4 in.
Wheelbase: 58.5 in.
Ground clearance: 13.58 in.
Seat height: 38.0 in.
Dry weight: 220 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 1.9 gal.
Color: Lime Green
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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R proves that engineers and designers really did their homework as the bike was totally redesigned. The engine’s cylinder capacity was decreased back to 599cc and tuned for high-revving performance. Also, the bike is more compact and a greater sharp-handler. 2007 model year carries over to 2008 without major changes.

The 2006 ZX-6R defined the cutting edge of the mid-weight supersports class. Its distinctive cowling and purposeful underseat exhaust contribute to the lowest ever Ninja drag coefficient - so much so that it effectively adds the equivalent of 10ps at the extreme of performance.

Instruments/Immobiliserenlarge imageGood to go. Lightweight instrument package with bar-type LCD tacho and digital LCD speedo includes adjustable shift indicator lamp and lap timer. Immobiliser prevents jealous creeps from playing with your pride and joy.

Front Cowlenlarge imageDon’t mess with me! Aggressive new look, improved aerodynamics, flush-surface signals and a more efficient Ram Air intake give the new 6R the meanest face in town.

Suspensionenlarge imageTrack or street. Complementing the sturdy 41 mm fork is a race-developed, bottom-link rear suspension system with new linkage ratios and settings. Of course, both are fully adjustable.
Under-seat Exhaust enlarge imageTrack bred. Racing-style, all-stainless under-seat exhaust system improves the bike’s aerodynamics, increases cornering clearance and looks very, very cool.

Chassisenlarge imageEven the frame is new for ’05. Short-wheelbase, aluminium perimeter frame makes the 6R the bike to beat when the tarmac starts to twist and turn.

Front Brakeenlarge imageSpinning between the legs of the fully adjustable inverted fork are 300 mm petal front disc brakes gripped by radial-mount calipers operated by a radial-mount brake master cylinder. Powerful stuff.

Swingarmenlarge imageNew, 10R-style braced, aluminium swingarm is lightweight and super stiff - one more reason for the 6R’s brilliant handling performance.
Dual Injectionenlarge imageFor high power and hard-hitting torque across the rev range, the 6R engine employs extra-fine fuel atomisers in the 38 mm throttle bodies plus a set of secondary injectors located in the airbox.

Oval Sub-Throttlesenlarge imageEngines need air to breathe. The 6R is the first production motorcycle to feature a set of trick, large-area oval sub-throttles. The oval-shaped design allows intake efficiency to be increased without compromising the slim engine design.

Exhaust Deviceenlarge imageDelivering smooth throttle response in the low- and mid-range, and huge power at top end, the new 6R’s under-seat muffler is equipped with an electronically controlled exhaust valve which automatically tunes the exhaust for maximum performance at all rpm.
Back-Torque Limiterenlarge imageAlso new for ’05 is a racing-style backtorque limiter, for smooth downshifting from high rpm. Specially designed for Kawasaki’s World Supersport racing machines, this technology is now standard equipment on the new 6R

The fairing is completely new and it features an aerodynamic shape that offers improved wind protection for the rider and also minimizes the effect of crosswind. Even though completely redesigned, the front end gives the impression that things could have gone much better as the headlights are practically masked into the fairing and the windscreen looks completely separated from it. The mirrors are a high point though as they offer good rear end visibility so at least the bike is practical if not beautiful. Also up front, the one-piece fender annihilates any form of attraction that this bike might still have exerted on a Kawi fan.

At the rear end, the new inner fairing is mounted above the swingarm and reduces turbulence while keeping the tail clean. The massive exhaust muffler looks perfectly integrated even though it isn’t as discrete as the one of the Honda (underseat exhaust) and Yamaha.

Wheels are 17-inch five-spoke aluminum and they are black-painted no matter the color of choice for your 2010 Kawasaki ZX-6R. By the way, this can be Passion Red, Metallic Spark Black or Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black.

Model: Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja
Year: 2001
Category: Sport
Rating: 79.8 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 599.00 ccm (36.55 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line four, four-stroke
Power: 111.00 HP (81.0 kW)) @ 12500 RPM
Torque: 66.00 Nm (6.7 kgf-m or 48.7 ft.lbs) @ 10000 RPM
Top speed: 258.0 km/h (160.3 mph)
Bore x stroke: 66.0 x 43.8 mm (2.6 x 1.7 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Carburettor
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type,
final drive: Chain
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Front suspension travel: 120 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear suspension travel: 135 mm (5.3 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 120/65-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions: 180/55-ZR17
Front brakes: Dual disc
Front brakes diameter: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight: 172.0 kg (379.2 pounds)
Power/weight ratio: 0.6453 HP/kg
Seat height: 830 mm (32.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase: 1,400 mm (55.1 inches)
Fuel capacity: 18.00 litres (4.76 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter: Electric
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Vulcan 2000 features

The Vulcan 2000 features a powerful four-bulb, projector-type headlight encased in a signature chrome nacelle. A chrome instrument panel with large-face speedometer is mounted on a stretched flange-free fuel tank, and the V-shaped panel keeps the rider informed with an LCD display and warning lamps. The bucket-type saddle with locking passenger seat complements the Vulcan 2000’s long, curving silhouette while providing all-day riding comfort.

The Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 gets its power from a 2053cc, OHV, liquid cooled twin-cylinder engine. The Vulcan 2000 also has cooling fins to aid in keeping the engine running at the optimum temperature. Fuel is delivered via an electronic fuel injection system. The ECU (Engine Control Unit) manages both the fuel injection and digital ignition systems to optimize throttle response. The ECU also receives input from the transmission to assist with performance.

Kawasaki didn't simply set out to build the biggest production cruiser. They wanted to create an incredibly powerful and well-handling machine that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the loins. The engineers put in ample time to ensure this bike was ridable in every manner. The Vulcan was designed to do things other than go from point A to point B in a straight line like some of its powerful brethren. Yes, Kawasaki considered that some people enjoy touring curvaceous roads and canyon carving as well as cruising their local boulevard.

But let's be honest, they didn't name the bike after its displacement by accident. Nestled in the double-cradle steel frame is the 2053cc (125.3 cubic-inch) liquid-cooled V-Twin, and it's everything you'd expect and more from a bike that is the largest production twin cylinder on the market. Basically, a twist of the throttle elicits an instant response from the rear wheel, pumping out torque that can be matched by only a handful of stock machines on the market, sportbikes included.

Engine: Type 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, OHV, 4-Valve Cylinder Head, 52° V-Twin
Displacement: 2053 cc
Bore and Stroke: 103.0 x 123.2 mm
Maximum Torque: 141 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Carburetor: DFI with Keihin 46mm Throttle Bodies (2)
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: 5-Speed
Final Drive: Belt
Rake/Trail: 32°/7.2 in.
Front Wheel Travel: 5.9 in.
Rear Wheel Travel: 3.9 in.
Front Tire Size: 150/80-16
Rear Tire Size: 200/60-16
Wheelbase: 68.3 in.
Front Suspension: 49mm Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension: Single Shock, 8-Way Rebound Damping
Front Brake Type: Dual 300mm Discs with 4-Piston Calipers
Rear Brake Type: Single 320mm Disc with 2-Piston Caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.5 gal.
Seat Height: 26.8 in.
Dry Weight: 750 lb.
Color: Metallic Ocean Blue/Metallic Phantom Silver, Ebony/Galaxy Silver.
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Hyosung GT 250 Comet

The Hyosung GT125R is definitely way above average for the budget 125cc class, as it shares the same substantial chassis as the 250. That makes it heavier than a 125 should be, but you get sporty USD forks and a gas charged monoshock ride. The 250cc motor gives you the power to work the chassis a bit and though it's no Aprilia RS250, the Hyosung 250 is a commuter with some credibility in the corners.

Features & Benefits

- Inverted Forks Provide great Feedback, a compliant and confidence Inspiring ride.
- Strong and powerful 2 cylinders V-TWIN DOHC 8 valve engines
- Double cradle type of hardness frame that improves more running stability.
- Large-size disk brake that employs double piston caliper with strong brake force.
- Wide tubeless and rear hydraulic disk brake that improve running performance and brake force.
- Large size halogen headlamp (60/55 W) that combines polished flavor and excellent visual recognition.
- 2-IN-1 type of high power and low noise muffler that improve throttle responsiveness reformatively.
- High-capacity fuel tank of 17l that gives better convenience in running long distance.
- Innovative Mono-link shock absorber that keeps stable suspension.
- Convenient storage space and maintenability.

Make Model Hyosung GT 250 Comet
Year 2004-06
Engine Liquid cooled, four stroke, 75° V twin, DOHC, 4 valve
Capacity 248
Bore x Stroke 57 x 48.8 mm
Compression Ratio
Induction 2x 26mm Mikuni carbs
Ignition / Starting - / electric
Max Power 30 hp 22.4 KW @ 10500 rpm
Max Torque 20.6 Nm @ 7300 rpm
Transmission / Drive 5 Speed / chain
Frame Steel, double pipe
Front Suspension 41mm Oil upside down forks, 120mm wheel travel
Rear Suspension Swinging arm, 100mm wheel travel.
Front Brakes Single 300mm disc
Rear Brakes Single 230mm disc
Front Tyre 110/70 -17
Rear Tyre 150/70 -17
Seat Height 780 mm
Dry-Weight 150 kg
Fuel Capacity 17 Litres
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KAWASAKI Z 1000 2010

The KAWASAKI Z 1000 2010 takes the aggressive styling of its predecessor a step forward. From the sharply sloped front cowl design made possible with the slim new line-beam headlamp, to the minimalist tail section, the new Z1000 presents a very condensed, mass-forward image. This dynamic design is reinforced by the front fork covers and wide shrouds adorned with intakes for the new Cool Air system. Where its predecessor formed the image of an athlete poised to explode out of the blocks, the new Z1000 gives the appearance of a dangerous predator feigning sleep - though no less ready to leap forward without a moment's hesitation.

Condensed, Mass-forward Image for Dynamic Design
Sharp front cowl slopes back at an acute angle, contributing to the aggressive design and the image of a low, forward-located centre of gravity.

The Z1000’s four-cylinder uses a longish stroke—56mm—to make the most impact in the rpm range most used by naked bike riders. Long-stroke engines keep intake air velocity up for maximum midrange power whatever the displacement. From nearly any rpm, rolling the Z1000’s throttle open provides the kind of instant gratification most sportbikes just can’t quite muster. Having said that, this engine also spins up noticeably faster from about 7000 rpm upwards, with a silky smooth, highly intoxicating response.

What more do you need? Not much. How about new five-spoke wheels, with spokes machined near the rims for a custom-wheel look. We carried forward the quad-pipe theme from the last Z1000 (and the first Z1), but an under-engine pre chamber let the engineers use shorter mufflers for great looks, better mass centralization and light, quick handling. A solid-mount handlebar and aluminum footpegs lifted from the Ninja ZX-10R complete with machined edges contribute to the Z1000’s direct feel.

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement: 1043cc
Bore x Stroke: 77.0 x 56.0mm
Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
Fuel Injection: DFI with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Transmission: Six-speed
Final Drive: X-ring chain
Rake / Trail: 24.5 degrees / 4.1 in.
Frame: Aluminum Backbone
Front/Rear Tire: 120/70 ZR17, 190/50 ZR17
Wheelbase: 56.7 in.
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel: 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in. Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel: Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 5.4 in.
Front Brakes: Dual 300mm petal-type rotors with radial-mount four-piston calipers
Rear Brake: Single 250mm petal-type rotor with single-piston caliper
Seat Height: 32.1 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gal


Aprilia RSV4 FACTORY is a racing machine that, in line with the Aprilia tradition, follows a completely innovative approach in its design and construction. Its narrow V engine, the use of state-of-the-art electronics,plus its lightness and extreme compactness are only a few of the features that make it unique in the world. Aprilia RSV4 FACTORY is designed and built with the same philosophy adopted by the Aprilia race division. This is why RSV4 FACTORY is the most “complete” Superbike racing replica, ready for those who want to venture onto the track with a class leading motorcycle.

This new technology is brought together in the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) package, basically the state of the art in dynamic performance control, a multi-patented system that makes Superbike winning technology available to professional racing riders and hobby riders alike. All this comes in an easy to use, intuitive package.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE's improvements are not limited to the electronic management system. The 65° V4 engine offers improved lubrication and closer spaced gears for better acceleration. The new, lighter exhaust features an advanced butterfly valve management system to suit the Ride By Wire mapping for improved breathing and efficiency throughout the RPM range.

In addition, the Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE is the first super sport bike sporting the homologated new-generation extra performance dual blend 200/55 tyres developed in collaboration with Pirelli based on the expertise gathered on World Superbike racing circuits.

Aprilia Performance Ride Control, the electronic management package including:
ATC: Aprilia Traction Control automatically adjusts to different types of tyres, with 8 settings conveniently selectable while racing from a joystick on the left handlebar without turning down the throttle;
AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control with three settings;
ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 settings;
AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift, for ultra-fast shifting without closing the throttle or using the clutch.

- Dual display mode for instrument panel display: ROAD and RACE;
- New exhaust is lighter and offers improved performance;
- Optimised gear ratios for the utmost track performance;
- Improved engine lubrication;
- New, exclusive 200/55 dual blend rear tyre.

Aprilia RS 125

The powerful but reliable, single cylinder, two stroke, Rotax-Aprilia engine needs no introduction. Over the years it has won a reputation for being unbeatable on the track and dependable on the road.
Still today, this engine boasts technical solutions that are state-of-the-art for two strokes, including a crankcase reed valve intake, liquid cooling, an anti-vibration balancer shaft, and an automatic mixing system. The RS 125’s engine has been constantly updated over the years to keep in line with the latest emission control legislation without penalising performance. A catalytic converter and precision carburation has won Aprilia’s single cylinder two stroke homologation to Euro 3 standards. And the amazing thing is that this has been achieved without losing out on performance: the Aprilia RS 125 engine remains the reference point for all 125 cc powerplants.

Aprilia has always been the undisputed leader in 125 cc supersports, a market segment in which Aprilia has pioneered new concepts and advanced solutions, and developed technology that others have struggled to follow. Like all Aprilia motorcycles, the RS 125 has benefited from the sophisticated technology that has been developed over years of success in GP racing, and quickly transferred into production. Over the years, the RS 125 has forged a reputation as the standard setter for sports 125’s. Sales success has come naturally too, with the RS 125 topping the sales tables on major European markets. The RS 125 is the inevitable choice of riders entering Sport Production racing. And rightly so, because when the competition gets tough, there is simply no other bike like the Aprilia RS 125. The Aprilia RS 125 offers young riders the best in components and equipment, and a concentration of technical refinements worthy of a flagship supersport.

Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Cylinders 1
Engine Stroke 2-Stroke
Cooling Liquid
Valve Configuration Reed Valve
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Starter Electric
Fuel Requirements Premium
Fuel Type Gas / Oil Injected
Transmission Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain
Wheels & Tires:
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/70 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 150/60 R17
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc
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CBR1000RR engine

CBR1000RR engine tweaked for a more enjoyable city riding experience, rather than out-and-out performance as sought by most RR owners. Basic specifications are common with the CB1000R using an in-line four, four-stroke and liquid-cooled power plant. Its lightweight cylinder head is prepared from magnesium, and houses 16 valves. An Intake Air Control Valve, or IACV, works to keep any torque reaction from causing jerky low-rpm conduct, and ensures the CB1000R stays smooth and enjoyable to ride at low speed. An in-built oxygen sensor and 300-cell catalytic converter combines with a sophisticated, electronic fuel-injection system to cut emissions.

Maximum power of 125bhp is developed at 10,000rpm and routed to the rear tyre via a light-action, ◊

∆ hydraulic-assisted clutch that takes advantage of the engine’s strong low-end torque and supplies a nice feel to the rider. The CB uses a six-speed gearbox that shifts smoothly, with respectable feel in a one-down and five-up pattern.

While the drop in power relative to an RR is quite a bit on paper, low rpm performance feels robust on the CB1000R with the bike escaping slow corners with cracking throttle response. And there’s a wave of mid-range power that pulls strongly all the way into the redline.

The CB1000R is a quiet performer with a mere hum apparent at idle, and this soft feel stays constant throughout its equator-wide power curve. Good low- and mid-range performance along with comfortable ergonomics make this an easy bike on which

to power the front wheel off the deck. Fueling always stays well sorted, with the engine firing cleanly and without flat spots anywhere in the powerband.

Although our brief ride didn’t allow us to explore high speeds, it is certain that the absence of a fairing will cause riders to catch uncomfortable windblast, and make riding over speeds of 150-160kph a chore.
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Honda CB1000R

The 2011 Honda CB1000R will. The CB1000R is powered by a CBR1000RR-derived 998cc inline four engine Honda says is tuned for low-end and mid-range power. Performance figures have not been released but the 2010 version (available in Europe as the Honda Hornet) claims 123hp at 10000rpm and 73 ft-lb. at 7750rpm.

Oddly enough, Amerian Honda will not offer an ABS-equipped version of the CB1000R. The ABS version however will be the only version of the CB1000R offered by Honda Canada.

Name: Honda CB1000R
Type: Naked
Top Speed: 225kph

Displacement: 998cc
Engine: 998cc, 4-stroke
Maximum Power: 126 Bhp
Maximum Torque: 100 Nm
Gears: 6 Manual
Clutch: Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Bore: 71
Stroke: 58
Chassis Type: Mono-backbone; cast aluminium
Cooling Type: Liquid Cooling

Length: 2090.00 mm
Width: 775.00 mm
Height: 1090.00 mm
Weight: 217.00 kg
Fuel Tank: 17.00 ltrs
Wheelbase: 1445.00 mm
Headlamp: 12V, 55W x 1 (low) / 60W x 1 (high)
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Kawasaki Z1000

The new 2010 Z1000 started from scratch, with the specific goals of creating a distinctive visual impact and superior on-road performance. The end result is essentially a custom-made super streetfighter.With this latest in a long line of naked Kawasaki streetbikes, we started with a clean sheet, drawing upon more than 35 years of experience in giving people what they want.

Model: Kawasaki Z1000
Year: 2010
Category: Naked bike
Rating: 76.1 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Price as new (MSRP): US$ 10499. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1043.00 ccm (63.64 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line four, four-stroke
Compression: 11.8:1
Bore x stroke: 77.2 x 50.9 mm (3.0 x 2.0 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Injection. DFI with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: TCBI Digital Advance
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type,
final drive: Chain
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type: Aluminum Backbone
Rake (fork angle): 24.5°
Trail: 104 mm (4.1 inches)
Front suspension: 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension: Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 5.4 in.
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions: 190/50-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 250 mm (9.8 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Seat height: 815 mm (32.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,069 mm (42.1 inches)
Overall length: 2,096 mm (82.5 inches)
Overall width: 805 mm (31.7 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,440 mm (56.7 inches)
Fuel capacity: 15.14 litres (4.00 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter: Electric
Color options: Pearl Stardust White, Metallic Spark Black
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The power increase with the Akrapovic system is substantial, and can be seen from 4800 rpm right to the top of the range. At 12310 rpm we measured 174 HP, with max. increased power of 4.7 HP at 12750 rpm. The system’s effect on the torque and power curve is huge through the entire rpm range. The main increase starts at around 3500 rpm and continues right into the over-rev range. All this will help you shave lap times and result in much smoother ride.

unchallenged leadership position in the Sports bike class and continues to gain many admirers and owners with its phenominal ability to capture all you would ever want from a 1000cc Sports Bike. Look at the history of the Fireblade, that is if you still need convincing how good the bike has been and still is to this day. Look at the success Honda have had with the Fireblade in the world of racing, try your blade on track and you’ll see why that success continues to grow, ride on the twisty B roads and you will believe you are on track its that good.

Motor: 4-cylinder, 4 stroke, double overhead cam (DOHC), 16-valve
Cooling: Water
Displacement: 999 cc
Bore / Stroke: 76 x 55.1 mm
Compression Ratio: 12.3: 1
Maximum Power: 131 kW (178 hp) / 12,000 rpm (95/1/EC)
Maximum Torque: 112 Nm / 8,500 rpm (95/1/EC)
Idle Speed: 1,200 min
Food: Electronic Fuel Injection PGM-DSFI Ø 46 mm
Air Filter: Dry type paper panel
On: Digital transistorized with electronic advance control
Start: Electrical
Battery Capacity: 12 V / 6 AH
Power Alternator: 372 W
Lighthouses: 12 V, 55 W x 1 (low) / 55 W x 2 (long)
Clutch: Oil-bathed multiplate with diaphragm spring
Clutch: Mechanical, cable
Transmission Type: 6-speed
Primary Reduction: 1.717 (79/46)
Foreign :Exchange
1 ª Marcha: 2,286 (32/14)
2 nd March: 1.778 (32/18)
3 rd March: 1,500 (33/22)
4 th March : 1.333 (32/24)
5 th March: 1.214 (34/28)
6 th March: 1.138 (33/29)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

GSF 650 SA

GSF 650 SA
Engine Capacity (Displacement) 656 ccm (40.03 cubic inches)
Engine Type Single cylinder
Bore x Stroke Ø65.5 mm x 48.7 mm (Ø2.58 inches x 1.92 inches)
Bore/Stroke Ratio 1.34
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Stroke 4
Timing System DOHC
Fuel System(Carburetion) Carburettor. Keihin CVR32
Ignition Digital
Lubrication System Wet sump
Cooling System Air

Gearbox 6 speed
Front Suspension 41 mm telescopic, coil spring, spring pre-load fully adjustable
Rear Suspension Link type, oil damped, coil spring, spring pre-load 7-way adjustable, rebound damping 4-way adjustable
Front Brakes Double disc
Front Brakes Diameter Ø290 mm (Ø11.42 inches)
Rear Brakes Single disc
Rear Brakes Diameter Ø240 mm (Ø9.45 inches)

Suzuki GSR600

Suzuki GSR600 is a middleweight sport bike categorized as a naked bike, meaning it's stripped of racing-style cowlings and fairing. The GSR 600 uses a retuned Suzuki GSX-R600 engine.

The 2009 Suzuki GSR600 features an inline four-cylinder, four-stroke, dual overhead cam, 599 cc engine with 16 valves. The fuel-injected, wet-sump lubricated motor has transistorized electronic ignition and a radiator liquid-cooling system. Its bore and stroke is 2.6 inches by 1.7 inches with a compression ratio of 12.5:1. It produces 98 hp at 12,000 rpm with 47.72 foot-pounds of torque at 9,600 rpm.

Engine Liquid cooled, four stoke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity 599.4
Bore x Stroke 67 x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.5:1

Induction Fuel injection 38 mm

Ignition / Starting Electronic / electric

Max Power 90 hp 68 KW @ 12000 rpm

Max Torque

Transmission / Drive 6 Speed / chain

Front Suspension 43mm telescopic forks fully adjustable spring preload

Rear Suspension Link-type, coil spring, oil-damped, spring preload 7-way adjustable, rebound damping force fully adjustable

Front Brakes 2x 320mm discs 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes Single 240mm disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre 120/70ZR-17

Rear Tyre 180/55ZR-17
Seat Height 785 mm

Dry-Weight 183 kg

Fuel Capacity 16.5 Litres

Consumption average
19.9 km/lit

Standing ¼ Mile
11.8 sec

Top Speed
214.3 km/h
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Suzuki dl 650

Suzuki dl 650 light bulbs are the best bulbs, which are liked by bike lovers because they are not only affordable but also durable. These lights are the best option for those who wants to change their stock headlight with something new and extraordinary. These bulbs have powerful light, which helps you during nighttime to see well. It also makes your bike custom and gives it a sporty look, which not only suits with your dashing style but also with your bike. The kit is not only durable but affordable also. The kit has one-year warranty period in which they change and repair your damage lights and provide you the best customer support such as technical and installation information. Overall, this is the best kit for your bike, which also increases its performance as well as gives it style and beauty, then do not think so much and order your DL650 now.

Engine type: 2 cylinders, 4-stroke, 90° V-twin
Displacement: 645 cc (39.41 cubic inches)
Bore × stroke: 81 mm × 62.6 mm (oversquare - shortstroke)
Cooling system: Water cooled
Power: 66.62 HP (49 kW) @ 8800 rpm (cranksh)
Torque: 60 Nm (6.12 kg-m) @ 6400 rpm (cranksh)
Throttle: Cable operated
Valve train: DOHC, variable
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel and ignition
Sparks per cylinder: 1
Fuel supply system: Fuel injection
Ignition type: Digital CDI
Compression: 11.5:1
Engine mounting: Transverse
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Gear box: Manual 6-speed
Clutch: Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Final drive: Chain
Spark plug pipe type: NGK, CR8E
Motor oil: Synthetic, 10W/40
Starter: Electric
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Saturday, October 15, 2011


Type 600cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 65.5mm x 44.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Ignition Digital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive O-ring chain

Suspension / Front Telescopic fork, 5.1-in.travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock, 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm
Tires / Front 120/70 ZR17
Tires / Rear 160/60 ZR17

Length 83.5 in
Width 30.3 in
Height 46.7 in
Seat Height 30.9 in
Ground Clearance 5.5 in
Wheelbase 56.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.0°
Trail 4.1 in
Fuel Capacity 4.6 gal
Fuel Economy** 43 mpg
Wet Weight 470 lb

Friday, October 14, 2011

Yamaha MT-01 Technical Highlights

Significant new features to be seen on the new MT-01 SP is the use of Ohlins front and rear suspension.

New 43mm Ohlins front forks have been designed to offer high levels of feedback from the road surface. These high specification forks have been developed in association with Ohlins specifically for the new MT-01 SP, they feature optimal spring and damping settings which, after intensive testing, have been set to match the unique characteristics of the MT-01 SP’s high-torque engine and aluminium chassis.

The Ohlins rear shock absorber features a separate reservoir which ensures consistent damping performance. This new rear suspension offers high levels of comfort combined with first class handling, stability and road holding.

New levels of road-holding and excitement can be reached with the addition of these finely tuned updates, adding a greater level of sophistication and performance to an exclusive top of the range model.

Yamaha MT-01 Technical Highlights

Massive 1,670 cc, 4-stroke, 48 degree V-Twin engine
Aluminium sports chassis
Massive low rpm torque output
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Honda Reflex 250

Honda Reflex 250
WEIGHT 375 lbs.
WHEELBASE 60.8 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 28.3 in.
ENGINE SOHC, 2-valves per cylinder, 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, liquid-cooled
BORE X STROKE 72.7 x 60 mm
CARBURETION 30 mm CV with auto-enricher
IGNITION Fully transistorized
TRANSMISSION Automatic V-matic belt
BRAKES Front: 9.45 in. (240 mm) 1-disc with CBS 3-piston caliper
Rear: 8.66 in. (220 mm) 1-disc with CBS 1-piston caliper
TIRES Front: 110/90 x 13 in.
Rear: 130/70 x 12 in.
SUSPENSION Front: 1.30 in. (33 mm) hydraulic fork; 3.9 in. travel
Rear: Single-side swingarm with dual hydraulic shocks with 7-position spring-preload adjustability; 4.7 in. travel
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Boulevard C50

Boulevard C50
a classic cruiser combined with V-twin performance that gives you a charge every time you twist the throttle. The Boulevard C50's classic design begins with the flowing lines of its kicked-out front end and pullback handlebars, which perfectly complement its teardrop tank, stepped seat and boldly valanced rear fender. These lines, of course, show off its spacious seating position, which promises a comfortable ride hour after hour.

MODEL:Boulevard C50 Special Edition
Engine:4-stroke, 45 V-twin, OHC
Displacement:805 cc (49.1 ci)
Bore_Stroke:3.27 x 2.93 in. (83 x 74.4 mm)
Transmission:5-speed constant mesh
Suspension Type(Front):Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Type(Rear):Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tire(Front):130/90-16M/C 67H tube type
Tire(Rear):170/80-15M/C 77H tube type
Ground Clearance:5.5 in. (140 mm)
Seat Height:27.6 in. (700 mm)
Fuel Capacity:4.1 gal. (15.5 l)
Wheelbase:65.2 in. (1,655 mm)
Brake Front:Disc
Brake Rear:Drum
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V Star Classic

Star motorcycles also present the 2009 V Star Classic, an air-cooled, 649cc, 70-degree V-Twin, SOHC, two valves per cylinder powered cruiser and a decent competitor for Honda’s Shadow Aero middleweight model. The Star motor is fitted with two 28mm Mikuni CV carburetors, mates to a five-speed gearbox and transmits the power to that rear wheel through a shaft final drive. Slightly weaker that what you would find on the Honda Shadow, at least the engine has to move a little less mass (544 lbs compared to Honda’s 553), but that won’t make the difference if the Star rider had a little too much bacon at breakfast.

Type 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled 70° V-twin; SOHC, 2 valves/cylinder

Bore x Stroke 81mm x 63mm

Compression Ratio 9.0:1

Fuel Delivery (2) 28mm Mikuni® CV carburetors

Ignition TCI

Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch

Final Drive Shaft

Suspension/Front Telescopic fork; 5.5-in travel

Suspension/Rear Single shock; adjustable preload, 3.9-in travel

Brakes/Front Hydraulic disc, 298mm

Brakes/Rear 200mm drum

Tires/Front 130/90-16

Tires/Rear 170/80-15

Wheels Laced Chrome Spoke

Length 96.5"

Width 36.6 in.

Height 43.5 in

Seat Height 27.9 in

Wheelbase 64 in

Ground Clearance 5.7 in

Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal

Fuel Economy** 49 mpg

Wet Weight 544 lb / C: 548 lb
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Idle Air Control Valve

The CBR1000RR is a perfect example of typical Honda industry-leading innovation. Combining tons of power, light weight, and refined, responsive handling with drop-dead good looks, it’s equally at home carving your favorite canyon as it is collecting wins on World Superbike podiums. That's the CBR1000RR—the ultimate liter-class sportbike experience.

Dual-Stage Fuel Injection - Two injectors per cylinder – one primary and one secondary – controlled by an ECU that senses RPM and throttle opening, ensure both low- and high-rpm performance. You get near instantaneous high-rpm response, along with great low-rpm metering and clean running.

Centrally Located Fuel Tank - Centrally located fuel tank increases mass centralization for a more compact frame design.

Idle Air Control Valve - Idle air control valve minimizes torque reaction and smoothes response to small throttle changes through gradual reductions of air and fuel intake when throttle is opened and closed.

Two-Stage Ram Air - Nose mounted, two-stage ram air system provides a high volume of cool air to the airbox, for linear power delivery and superb engine performance.

Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) Inverted Fork - The HMAS cartridge fork features an exclusive internal piston construction. This innovative design employs smaller-diameter pistons to keep oil velocity high for improved damping characteristics and an expanded range of adjustability. The result: you get more precise suspension performance, especially over smaller surface irregularities.

Radial Front-Brake Calipers - The CBR1000RR's radial-mounted monoblock front-brake calipers are stiffer, for better brake feel and performance. Each caliper uses four chromium-plated aluminum pistons that squeeze lightweight 320mm floating discs for exceptional stopping power.
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Aprilia RSV4 Factory

Aprilia's engine, in fact, uses a Ride-by-Wire multi-map technology, a solution that opens up new frontiers for engine management, with practically infinite possibilities for further development.

Besides the triple map Ride-by-Wire system, a sophisticated electronic injection system with two injectors and adjustable height ducts are fitted.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory, the bike that brings Aprilia back into the Superbike World Championship, is the product of this immense technical know-how. It is a highly technologically advanced SBK motorcycle, conceived for racing and for this purpose designed and developed by Aprilia together with the marque's Race Division, the largest and most advanced of its kind in Europe and one of the most important in the world.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory is a racing machine that, in line with the Aprilia tradition, follows a completely innovative approach in its design and construction. Its narrow V4 engine uses of state-of-the-art electronics, plus its lightness and extreme compactness are only a few of the features that make it unique in the world.

Model: Aprilia RSV4 Factory
Year: 2009
Category: Sport
Rating: 79 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 998.20 ccm (60.91 cubic inches)
Engine type: V4, four-stroke
Power: 180.00 HP (131.4 kW)) @ 12500 RPM
Torque: 115.00 Nm (11.7 kgf-m or 84.8 ft.lbs) @ 10000 RPM
Compression: 12.8:1
Bore x stroke: 78.0 x 52.3 mm (3.1 x 2.1 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Injection. Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multipoint electronic injection. 4 throttle bodies, 8 injectors. Airbox.
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: Electronic digital ignition integrated in fuel management system.
Lubrication system: Wet sump. Double trochoid pump with oil cooler.
Cooling system: Oil & air
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type,
final drive: Chain
Clutch: Multi-plate clutch in oil bath.
Exhaust system: 4 into 2 into 1. Lambda probe.
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Trail: 102 mm (4.0 inches)
Front suspension: 43 mm Ohlins titanium nitride coated upside-down fork. External adjustment system for rebound, compression and preload. Shortened fork bottoms with radial caliper fittings.
Rear suspension: Double arch aluminium swingarm. Öhlins monoshock with piggy-back cylinder. Adjustments for compression, rebound, spring preload and length.
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions: 190/55-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc. Bremo
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. Bremo
Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)
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Aprilia Sonic 50

Scooter myself to nip to the shops, I have learned to love our sonic for its acceleration. It's not just pulling away from the cars when the lights change, but it is also catching up to the cars in front and overtaking them that really tickles me!

I regret not transferring the warranty over when I bought the scooter. I still have time to do it but I hate to part with money and Aprilia want a whopping £30 off me just to change the name over. Not fair. So when the the speedo cable went at just 1000kms I decided to buy it myself. Then the winker relay went at 1200kms, then the front wheel bearing went, then the exhaust finally rotted away (at 7000kms)because of the rotten wet British weather. I had a new one fitted gaskets and all, then the tyre got punctured. "O.K" you may think. "It's just a puncture" which is just what it is. But I think dismantling the exhaust to remove the rear wheel is a bit extreme, especially when you have to order (and fork out for) new exhaust gaskets. Well, I have finally fallen out with my girlfriends' sonic. After its unreliability finally overcome me (because the starter motor has just packed up. "Use the kickstart"you say.

Model: Aprilia Sonic 50
Year: 2006
Category: Scooter
Rating: 60 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 49.30 ccm (3.01 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, two-stroke
Compression: 12.5:1
Bore x stroke: 40.0 x 39.2 mm (1.6 x 1.5 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor. Dell’Orto PH BN 12
Lubrication system: Separate mixing with mechanical pump
Cooling system: Air
Transmission type,
final drive: Belt
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type: Split single cradle in high strength tubular steel.
Front tyre dimensions: 100/90-10
Rear tyre dimensions: 100/90-10
Front brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes: Expanding brake (drum brake)
Physical measures and capacities
Seat height: 770 mm (30.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length: 1,680 mm (66.1 inches)
Other specifications
Starter: Electric & kick
Further information
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Yamaha XP 500 TMax

scooters have been on different planets ever since the days of the Mods and Rockers four decades ago. No self-respecting biker would be seen dead on a single-speeder and the same parents who’ll happily buy their a daughter a scooter to commute to college would freak out if she wanted a motorcycle.

Now Yamaha, which led the way with the 250cc Majestic in 1994, has tried to combine the best features of the two genres in the 500cc T-Max by endowing it with a number of big-bike features.

Conventional scooter design has the engine and transmission pivoting as a unit so they actually form the rear suspension, a practice that leads to high unsprung weight and shortcomings in handling.

The T-Max has its motor and belt drive rigidly mounted in the frame; final drive is by an enclosed chain running inside one arm of an otherwise standard cast-alloy motorcycle swing-arm. The suspension is entrusted to a horizontal pull rod-operated shock absorber, as used on Buells and other interesting motorcycles.

The front suspension is also well up to motorcycle standards: 38mm conventional cartridge forks, wheels that are 14" in diameter and shod with serious rubber - 120/70 in front and 150/70 in back, the same widths as my 750cc sport bike.

Yamaha XP 500 TMax

Year 2003-04

Engine Liquid cooled, four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.

Capacity 499
Bore x Stroke 66 x 73 mm
Compression Ratio 10.1:1


Ignition / Starting - / electric

Max Power 40 hp 29.2 KW @ 7000 rpm

Max Torque 45.8 hp @ 5500 rpm

Transmission / Drive CVT drive with wet multiplate centrifugal clutch.

Front Suspension 38mm Telescopic forks with 120mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension Swinging arm with 120mm wheel travel.

Front Brakes Single 282mm disc

Rear Brakes Single 267mm disc

Front Tyre 120/70-14

Rear Tyre 150/70-14
Seat Height 795 mm

Dry-Weight 197 kg

Fuel Capacity 14 Litres

Reviews Motormag / Motorbikes Today
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Kawasaki Z1000

Kawasaki Z1000
Year: 2010
Category: Naked bike

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1043.00 ccm (63.64 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line four
Stroke: 4
Compression: 11.8:1
Bore x stroke: 77.2 x 50.9 mm (3.0 x 2.0 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. DFI with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: TCBI Digital Advance
Starter: Electric
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type final drive: Chain

Physical measures
Seat height: 815 mm (32.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,069 mm (42.1 inches)
Overall length: 2,096 mm (82.5 inches)
Overall width: 805 mm (31.7 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,440 mm (56.7 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Aluminum Backbone
Rake (fork angle): 24.5°
Trail: 104 mm (4.1 inches)
Front suspension: 41 mm inverted cartridge fork with stepless compression and rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension: Horizontal monoshock with stepless rebound damping, adjustable spring preload / 5.4 in.
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions: 190/50-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 250 mm (9.8 inches)
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