Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Need more tanks like that in the world.
Not a cafe bike, but the clip-ons and tail section and trick swingarm are worthy.
I go into bouts of self flagellation when I remember selling my SRX for $1000...
SRX - GB1
A limey SRX?
I like it...
Hit me again...
A Swiss SRX-6
source : http://www.caferace.com/yamapix.html
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The 695 engine offers just the right amount of power and is Critically 20lbs lighter then the larger engines Desmodue although that has not stopped at least one customer creating an S2R Terra Mostro.
The XR650 front forks are 46mm Kayaba cartridge sourced units and just one of the Monsters disc brakes are retained. Out back a longer, extruded aluminum swingarm massively extends the wheelbase to 60.4 "(1537mm). A longer, fully adjustable Wilbers shock goes along with it and Takasago Excel alloy wheels 21 "and 18" rims complete the dirt transformation. In this form the bike has 210mm (8.3 ") wheel travel at both ends. The engine is remapped with a Power Commander to suit the Dave Miller Concepts silencer with spark arrestor.
You end up with a reportedly friendly dual sport bike on and off road and one that seemed to impress the veteran journalist Alan Cathcart bike when he tested it
Here's a peek at the "gear shift
If you intend to race this bike, you'll most likely make the wise move of using a reverse shift pattern, and for just such an application BMW offers (at an additional charge of course), a "suitable replacement pressure sensor" to adapt the quick-shifter to a GP-style race pattern. The forged-aluminum footpegs are adjustable.
A quick scan of the chassis shows fully-adjustable Öhlins shocks keeping the rear Paralever and front Telelever in check. What isn't quite as obvious at first glance is just how minimal the frame is. It's really nothing more than a small collection of tubular steel to hang the engine from and to provide a place for the bodywork and fuel tank to bolt to. Lacking a traditional subframe, the Sport utilizes a self-supporting carbon rear structure as a perch for the rider’s hiney.
This hopped-up head sports larger valves than those on the R1200S, and is part of the performance package that is claimed to produce 128 hp and 84.8 ft-lbs of torque.
Braking is handled by radially mounted four-piston monoblock Brembo calipers and Magura brake levers with radial-pump master cylinders attached to the adjustable handlebars. As an option, BMW ABS can be had, the version for this bike coming with a switch to disable it for track time, or any other time for that matter.
The German bike maker claims that the instrument cluster comes "directly from MotoGP sport" offering the usual ton o' data along with a lap timer and "racing relevant data."
Finally, along with all the carbon bodywork, no subframe and a lighter generator, the HP2 Sport rolls on lightweight forged-aluminum wheels to achieve its claimed dry weight of 392 lbs, and a tank-full (90%) weight wet of 439 lbs. That’s a savings of a significant 27 pounds over the standard R1200S.
So, at this point in time that's about all we know on the latest addition to the HP2 family. Beyond the details that we're not privy to, a couple other things we don't know is if it'll be coming to U.S. shores, and when, exactly, in 2008 it will be available.
One thing we can be certain of, in typical BMW fashion, the HP2 Sport will probably be expensive! Expect a price north of 20 grand.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), in partnership with Cobra Engineering, launched a fully customizable Boulevard M109R power cruiser at the New York International Motor Show (IMS) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Suzuki Boulevard M109R ships - cruisers of the most powerful Suzuki has ever produced - has turned into a heavily modified racing style yachts, representing the company's strong racing heritage. Cobra Special Projects Division, led by renowned builder Denny Berg, utilized elements of Suzuki GSX-R champion sportbike line, including the GSX-R 20 years of blue and white paint scheme, GSX-R1000 foot pegs, and sportbike-style tail section, where sit and handlebar steps.
Custom M109R also features a more open frame, displaying 1783cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine with dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and seamless Suzuki electronic fuel injection. Shares of M109R engine has been designed to produce a large wave of torque from just idle to redline. And, comfortable chassis to handle all the power and torque of a big V-twin, and provide agile handling and a comfortable riding position.
"We are very pleased to work with the Cobra Special Projects Division is amazing custom designs," said Glenn Hansen, communications manager, ASMC. "We know that cruiser riders want 'true' high performance bikes and custom accessories fit their personal style and needs. With a series of Cobra accessories combined with the already strong M109R engine design, this customized cruiser giving at all levels."
2007 Boulevard M109R
Suzuki introduced the much-anticipated Boulevard M109R cruiser to its 2006 line-up to satisfy consumers’ needs for a more powerful cruiser. The M109R features Suzuki’s race-proven technology from the championship-winning GSX-R sportbike line, boasting awesome power with its 1783cc V-Twin powerplant and an innovative look with aggressive styling and long, sleek flowing lines that define a new generation of Suzuki cruising machines.
From the GSX-R inspired front fender to the purposeful front headlight to the long low fuel tank and stylish rear fender, the M109R drips with deep rich paint complemented by mirror-like chrome accents throughout the entire design. Other stylish features include a wide fuel tank with a generous 5.2-gallon capacity, a low comfortable seat, integrated frame side covers and a uniquely designed radiator cowl. Upfront, a streamlined headlight cover houses a unique trapezoid-shaped multi-reflector halogen headlight and a maintenance free LED taillight built into the tail section. Chrome dual slash cut mufflers complete the fashionable look of the M109R.
For 2007, Suzuki introduced the Boulevard M109R Limited Edition model. The limited edition M109R features all the benefits of the popular cruiser with a specially designed paint scheme, textured seat, clear taillight with red LEDs, clear turn signals and other design extras.
Rounding out the 2007 Boulevard cruiser line are the M50, M50 Limited Edition, S40, S50, S83, C50, C50T, C50C, C90 and C90T.
Bimota DB6R Highlights:
STEERING DAMPER BY EXTREME TECH
improved alert light
improved service light
improved Oil pressure/temperature light
Chrono with memory of 20 laps (for each lap indicated: time, max speed, max rpm)
RADIAL FRONT BRAKE AND CLUTCH PUMPS
More power and modulability for breaking and clutch operation
More thrust and control during sportive riding
BREMBO 320mm FRONT DISCS
CARBON FIBER COMPONENTS:
UNDER TANK COVERS
ANTERIOR AIR DEFLECTOR
ENGINE CHAIN COVERS
DRY CLUTCH COVER
REAR PLATE AND BLINKERS
FORGED ALLOY WHEELS
REAR 230 FLOARING DISC
ONLY 170 kg / 374.8 lbs DRY WEIGHT
7 kg / 15.5 lbs less than DB6 Delirio DB6
US SPECIFICATIONS: 2008 Bimota DB6R
Price $00,000 MSRP
ENGINE (DUCATI 1100)
Engine Configuration: Twin cylinder 90°
Displacement: 1078 cc
Engine Cooling: air/oil cooling
Compression Ratio: 10±0.5:1
Valves per cylinder: 2
Bore x Stroke: 98.0 mm x 71.5 mm
Engine Redline: 8500 rpm
Valve Angle (Included): 28° Inlet / 28° Exhaust
Valvetrain Type: Desmodromic valve actuation
Intake Valve Diameter: Ø 40 mm
Exhaust Valve Diameter: Ø 35 mm
Intake Valve Timing: Open BTDC 15°; Closed ABDC 65°; Duration 260°
Exhaust Valve Timing: Open BBDC 62°; Closed ATDC 19°; Duration 261°
Fuel Pump: Bitron 3.5 bar, electronic
Throttle Body Size: 45 mm
Air Filter: Paper
Exhaust System: 2 in 1 in 2, inox
Injectors: Magneti Marelli
Lubrication System: Wet Sump
Transmission Type: Dry clutch Multi-disc with hydraulic actuation system
Primary Drive ratio: 33/61
Final Drive ratio: 15/39
Transmission ratio: VI = 28/24; V = 24/23; IV = 22/24; III = 20/27; II = 17/30; I = 15/37
Wheelbase: 1430 mm / 56.3 in
Steering angle: 24°
Swingarm length: 515±20 mm / 20.3±0.8 in
Seat height: 820 mm / 32.2 in
Footpeg height: 385 mm / 5.2 in
Handlebar height: 1040 mm / 40.9 in
Steering stem to seat center: 708 mm / 27.9 in
Overall length: 2045 mm / 80.5 in
Overall width: 830 mm / 32.7 in
Overall height: 1110 mm / 43.7 in
Ground clearance: 175 mm / 6.9 in
Front suspension: 50 mm Marzocchi UD fork TiN fully adjustable; stroke: 120 mm
Rear suspension: Extreme Tech Monoshock fully adjustable, compression low/high speed; wheel stroke: 120 mm
Front brake: Double Ø320 mm Braking floating disc, 4-pistons,4-pads with radial Brembo callipers
Rear brake: Ø220 mm Braking disc, 2-pistons, 2-pads with Brembo calliper
Front Wheel: 3.5x17.0 Al Alloy
Rear Wheel: 5.5x17.0 Al Alloy
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17, Continental Sport Attack
Rear Tyre: 180/70 ZR17, Continental Sport Attack
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 l (5 l reserve) / 4.23 gal(US) (1.32 gal (US) reserve)
Dry Weight: 170 kg / 374.8 lbs
Sunday, February 7, 2010
source : http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy_DIY_Electric_Motorcycle_Conversion/
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
- Type: Supermotard
- Engine: desmodromic L Twin - Dual Spark
- Capacity: 1078cc
- Power: 95 hp / 8750 rpm torque 106 nm / 8500 rpm
- Tire Size: Front 120/17 rear 180/55
Ducati Hypermotard: Heavy Weight Stunt Monkey
Maybe we are not familiar with the figure Hypermotard. But at least this motor has become a major star in the blockbuster comedy film starring Jim Carey (Yess Men). These motor-based 1100Ds Multistrada / SDS but in a lighter configuration and loose forward performance. Small tank and weight of the motor is located in the middle.
This motor is very lightweight and has great torque. countless driving position is very upright, so not tiring the rider. Stang high motor driving the motor implies ENDURO. But small tanky make this motor does not go far and should be close to pombensin. Not a problem because none other than the Hypermotard motorcycle Supermotard heavyweight match dioprasikan like street fighter. Conditions for the rider and the Hypermotard is not a lot of just one, that is above 170cm in height, that's all!
Hypermotard motorcycles should not have as many variants of accessories other than those issued by Ducati. But things happened otherwise. Accessories Hypermotard it very much. Section Hypermotard platform suitable modifications made!
Yamaha working hard to promote both bike with heavy-disguised picture showing the parts of both motorcycles and a new silhouette that shows Super Tenere Yamaha R1-style headlight.
Yamaha officially launched the headlights of the FZ8 a few weeks ago but no further information came from Yamaha officially.
A Yamaha insider said: "FZ8 will appear at the end of this year together with Super Tenere that would be a good thing to boost interest in the new bike and the bike is expected to generate some significant sales in 2010."
No official estimated FZ8 has a smaller capacity four-cylinder version of the 998cc motor FZ1 - itself based on the five-valve Yamaha R1 engine from the year 2005.
FZ8 will replace the smaller capacity as a sporty model FZ6 naked middleweight, leaving the XJ6, XJ6 Diversion, and the new-for-2010 F XJ6 Diversion to satisfy beginners and versatile market.
This is the main rival will F800R BMW, Honda Hornet 600, Triumph Street Triple R and Aprilia shiver 750.
Super Tenere boxy silhouette shows off-road-style panniers, reinforcing evidence that the Yamaha bike will go head-to-head with BMW for the R1200GS, it does not involve more road-biased Ducati new Multistrada 1200.
Super Tenere technical highlights we already know about are:
- 3-mode ABS
- Shaft drive
- Associated brake
- Switchable engine maps
- Ride-by-wire throttle
- Traction control
- Side-mounted radiators
I get some good traffic over here from the PentonUSA.org folks so every now and then I like to go over and see what they're up to. Great bunch of folks and if you're even remotely interested in old Penton or KTM motorcycles (or any old dirtbike from that era) then go pay em a vist. Great Stuff!
Anyway while I was snooping around over there I stumbled across this beauty. I love this sort of treatment. I was very tempted to buy a similarly built bike a while back that was based on an XT500. It's one of the styles of bikes that really shine when "modernized". Power should NOT be a problem and I imagine she handles brilliantly.
Mr JC Hubbard had the breakdown in his post as follows:
'77 Penton 175 Engine with Lectron Carb
'77 Penton MC5 Frame & Tank
'80 KTM 175 Swingarm
'89 KTM GS 125 Forks, Wheels, Brakes
'78 KTM Torque Pipe
Trail Tech Cannondale Odo/Speedo
Magura Hymec Hydraulic Clutch
Magura 167 Front Brake Master
"Not mine, but a Very Unique project that I've helped my neighbor with. BTW,,,It's STREET LEGAL and is rode almost everyday, in nice weather!!"
Saw this on ktmtalk.com...In the "Oldie" Section Can't believe it -- but it's real...
Monday, February 1, 2010
[ 1910 FN ]
[ 1920 ABS Sopwith ]
[ AJS & 1918 Thor ]
[ 1927 Henderson Four]
[ 1928 Neander ]
[ 1936 Nimbus w/ Sidecar]
[ 1946 Indian Chief ]
[ 1947 Triumph Speed Twin]
[1949 Vincent Black Lightning Supercharged]
[1953 Mondial 175cc Double Overhead Cam Racer ]
[ 500cc Moto Guzzi Milan-Taranto Falcone ]
[ 1956 Ariel Square Four ]
[ 1960 500cc Jawa Factory Racer ]
[ 1956 Ariel Square Four ]