Suzuki GS 150R

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 11:04 AM

The newly designed 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC engine of Suzuki GS 150 R pumps out a maximum power of 13.8 bhp @ 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 13.4Nm @ 6000 rpm. The bike promises to provide good fuel efficiency, with its mileage touted to be around 50-55 km/l. Its engine has been coupled with 6-speed transmission. The cutting-edge Engine Balancer technology of GS 150 R aims at providing a comfortable and smooth ride to its occupants, especially when it comes to city driving.
Suzuki GS 150 R is both attractive and powerful. It sports aerodynamic LED tail light and integrated rear turn signals. The imposing fuel tank adds to the dynamic appearance of the bike. The stylish headlight, with in-built positioning light, of GS 150 R gives it a distinct look, seen in the international super bike, GSX-R, manufactured by Suzuki.
The rear suspension of Suzuki GS 150 R features a separate oil reservoir, which facilitates the process of oil cooling in an effective manner. The bike sports digital speedometer, with dual modes. It also comes with eco-mode-equipped engine rpm indicator, which provides information about the optimum up-shift timing. Suzuki GS 150 R is available in four vibrant colors, including Candy Max Orange, Pearl Nebular Black Grey, Metallic Flint Grey and Candy Dark Greenish Blue.

Yamaha's R15, FZ To Be Launched Soon

at 10:56 AM

Japanese auto giant, Yamaha will launch two bike models, R15 and FZ in the country before Diwali, Executive vice-president Takahiro Maeda said today.
"The two super-bikes R15 and FZ will be launched before Diwali. One of them will be launched quite soon," Mr Maeda said."The two super-bikes R15 and FZ will be launched before Diwali."
The company would initially sell the bikes from five retail outlets in four cities -- Ahmedabad, Chennai, New Delhi and Bangalore which would be increased to 50 by mid 2010.
Yamaha, which did not have any major success in the Indian market, had earlier launched two sport bikes 1,680 cc engine powered MT01 and 998 cc YZF R1 last December.
Giving details about the response, Mr Maeda said about 50 bikes of the two models have already been sold throughout India.
"The maximum sale is done in Delhi and Bangalore," Mr Maeda revealed. The company operates in the domestic market through a wholly-owned subsidiary Yamaha Motor.

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere unveiled

at 10:48 AM

Yamaha Motor Europe has unveiled the new 2010 XT1200Z Super Tenere adventure tourer.

While it may not ever make it to North America, in Europe, the Yamaha Super Tenere will compete against the BMW R1200GS and Ducati Multistrada 1200.

The 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere is powered by a 1199cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine with a 270-degree crank. According to Yamaha, the Super Tenere has a maximum power of 108.5 hp at 7,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 84.2 ft-lb.

The Super Tenere uses the Yamaha Chip Control Throttle ride-by-wire system found on recent Yamaha models such as the R1 and VMax. Yamaha has also equipped the Super Tenere with a three-mode traction control system and D-Mode variable engine mapping.
n addition to ABS, the Super Tenere uses a unified braking system that offers braking control over both wheels through the hand lever. For separate control of each aluminum spoke wheel, the rider needs only to press the brake pedal first.

Up front, the Super Tenere uses 43 mm upside down forks with fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping, while the rear monoshock offers tool-less adjustment of preload and damping.

Victory Vegas

at 10:34 AM

Victory is introducing a limited edition Vegas featuring a paint scheme inspired by the Bonneville Salt Flats.

“We wanted to honor racers that have brought Victory Motorcycles to the Bonneville Salt Flats,” says Gary Gray, Victory product manager. “Bonneville is one of the most harsh racing environments on the planet, and racers such as Gregor Moe, Laura Klock of Klock Works, Matt Waring of MBW and others have helped show the potential of our motorcycles to the world. So we started with our lightest bike and our largest most powerful engine and added a Limited Edition paint scheme to create a unique motorcycle, plus we priced it aggressively.”

Victory will build 100 limited edition Vegas motorcycles and owners will have their choice of color: Fire Ball Red, Competition Yellow, Pearl White and Turbo Silver. Each motorcycle will also have a numbered limited edition plate.

Buell Firebolt

Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:14 AM



 Hey, I'm not a complete Buell-hater! I actually had some good things to say about the styling of the BatBuell 1125CR. If you have to have a Dark Knight theme, then I think that bike pulled it off just fine, batwings and all. But there really is no excuse for the Firebolt, which combines the "just ran into a guardrail" engine scrunch with a pokey, droopy dual eyed fairing that would look better on a snow sled. Is there anything at all that's even remotely acceptable in the styling of this bike? No!

Honda DN

at 11:10 AM


I have to confess I really don't know what this DN is supposed to be. It's got the swoops of a sports bike, but when you look at the ergonomics, it's got the seating position of a cruiser. It's even got some weird sort of footboards, for cryin' out loud. if they made the muffler any bigger they could just hide the whole bike behind it! And is that windshield supposed to deflect even one mosquito? All of the rest that I see is just lumps and bumps and angles that don't add up. I think DN stands for Do Not buy!

Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra

at 11:02 AM

Purists say a bike with three wheels just isn’t a bike. Well even the hardcore amongst us might make an exception for the Tri Glide Ultra. Inspired by the Servi-car models built from 1932 to 1973, this 2009 model is decidedly a softer ride than its predecessor, and comes with a lot of cool retro accessories. Harley says it also gets great mileage (appx. 46 mpg), especially given its whopping 1174-pound weight.

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