YAMAHA YZF-R 125

Posted in otomotif on December 9, 2008 by moto150x

2008-yzfr125-eurThis is the first serious contender to the Honda CBR125’s crown, mimicking the best bits of the Honda but with more style and design closer to larger capacity R-series bikes. Yamaha’s publicity material hinted the YZF-R125 is designed solely to beat the Honda CBR – but to beat the Honda in showrooms it will have to be priced competitively.

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SUZUKI GSX-R 125

Posted in otomotif on December 9, 2008 by moto150x

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In this week’s,  we brought you the first look at Suzuki’s new GSX-R125, which will be unveiled later this year. The new water-cooled motorcycle will mimic the style and design of the rest of the GSX-R family, but with learner legal power and an easier ride. The motorcycle is already complete  the design team are currently deciding on the final colour scheme, ready for launch in the second half of 2008. The GSX-R125 will face stiff competition when it arrives in the UK – the four-stroke learner sports market is booming, with more machines going on sale in 2008. Here’s a rundown of what the GSX-R125 will have to beat.

Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2008 by moto150x

Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi, Bajaj’s first fuel injected bike, has what it will take to be at the top of the performance bikes segment. The long list of unique and futuristic features it comes with should leave bike enthusiasts’ hearts racing.20070812507717011

The country’s top three two-wheeler manufacturers have all dabbled in developing and testing fuel-injected engines. However, up until a couple of years ago, there was no interest among these manufacturers to come up with such an engine for their bikes.

Even now, the end to carburetion does not seem to be very near, though only two bikes in the market now have the feature. Fuel injection technology, when incorporated into the same bike, pushes up the cost when compared to its carburetted sibling. That was the case even for cars when fuel injection was introduced; buyers having had to pay a higher price.

However, the difference between cars and bikes is the fact that fuel injection had to be incorporated compulsorily in petrol-driven cars for them to be able to meet new emission standards. Whereas in the case of bikes, even though the current emission norms are among the most stringent in the world, they are being met just by adopting four-stroke technology and better exhaust systems, and despite the engine still being fed through a carburettor.2007081250771704

Naturally, there is not much pressure on two-wheeler manufacturers to adopt fuel-injection technology since it is not exactly necessary to meet any statutory emission requirements. The cost conscious customer in the lower half of the bike segment is also unwilling to pay more for a technology that does not offer any tangible benefits in terms of running costs.2007081250771702

TVS Motor says that it was one of the first to develop an in-house fuel-injected engine, though it never made it into series production. Hero Honda introduced its Glamour 125 with a similar sized fuel-injected engine and quickly managed to record it as the country’s first FI bike. However, the Glamour FI has not exactly managed to light up the market with its sales numbers. And being a bike in the fuel-efficiency and cost conscious buyer segment, the Glamour-FI was not destined to be the first choice when it continues to be offered alongside the carburetted version.

Bajaj Auto has come up with a more sensible product that features fuel injection. Logically, the buyer in the performance bikes segment is less sensitive to cost of ownership and will be willing to pay more for new technology that improves refinement and performance. He is relatively less fuel-efficiency conscious and will pay more if he is offered exclusive technology and features. So, choosing to launch its own version of fuel injection technology in the big-engined Pulsar 220 was probably the better strategy to adopt.

The Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi was launched exclusively in Pune and Mumbai in the first quarter of this year. It has only now been rolled into dealerships nationwide after a six-month observation period, during which Bajaj ironed out product and production issues for the Pulsar 220. The wait was probably a good idea given the fact that the bike has what it will take to be at the top of the performance bikes segment.

The Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi is Bajaj’s first fuel injected bike. It shares quite a bit with the rest of the Pulsar pack and yet Bajaj has managed to load it up with enough unique, futuristic features to leave current bike buyers drooling.

Though from the front, the new top-end Pulsar seems like it is an all-new bike, at the rear, it gives away its lineage. The same alloy grab rail, the same twin LED strips at the rear tail lamp, a similar stepped, split seats for the rider and pillion and the same sharp body side panels as was featured in the Pulsar 200, continue to be available in the 220 DTS-Fi.

YAMAHA YZF-R1 with YAMAHA YZF R15

Posted in otomotif on November 11, 2008 by moto150x

bikes4salein_r152The following can be seen how a comparison between the Yamaha YZF-R1 with Yamaha YZF R15, which almost have the same form only a different dimension be measured only. If viewed from the fairing can be seen clearly if Yamaha YZF R15 is very sporty such as Yamaha R1
may be the difference only in the body and engine capacity, using the same technology as the injection system. Big bike sensation bandage visible from the fairing
and the driving sensation YAMAHA YZF-R1.

YAMAHA YZF R15

Posted in otomotif on November 11, 2008 by moto150x

bikes4salein_yzfr15Yamaha YZF R150 or in the country, but called VIXION Yamaha YZF different R15 is a pure motor sport because it is equipped fairing as well as Yamaha YZF-R1, but the same base engine with Yamaha in the VIXION.
According to sources R15 is also likely to fuel selling in, but can not be sure of when, according to several sources Yamaha YZF R15 is currently in test whether for the fitting of the market. So we wait for news live, and hopefully this type will be sold in and meet the needs of bikers motor sport fans true.

Yamaha YZF R15 Specifications
Main Features

1. A newly developed 150cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine
2. An all-aluminum “DiASil Cylinder” produced by an exclusive Yamaha casting technology
3. Eco-friendly performance that clears the next-phase Bharat 4 emissions standard
4. The “Deltabox frame” known for excellent rigidity balance
5. Impressive “2-eye” multi-reflector headlight design in the YZF-R series
Confirmed Specifications

– Fully Faired
– Rear Disc Brake
– 150cc
– Liquid Cooling
– Delta Box Frame
– Forged aluminum pistons
– 6 Hole type Fuel Injector
– High capacity air cleaner/filter
– Yamaha accessories including riding gear
– 6 speed transmission
– R1 Style Instrument Console
– 10,500 RPM Red line
Specs as shown in Yamaha Site

* Tyre Front: 80/90 – 17 inch tubeless
* Tyre Rear: 100/80 – 17 inch tubeless
* Brakes: Front- Disc, Rear- Disc
* Fuel Tank: 12 Litres
* Wheelbase: 1290 mm
* Min Ground Clearance: 160 mm

YAMAHA FZ 150 cc

Posted in otomotif on November 8, 2008 by moto150x

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3 March, 2008

After the big news of the upcoming launch of the Yamaha YZF-R15, almost nothing else seems worth waiting for – and then you see the Yamaha FZ 150 cc motorcycle. You can see the official photo f the FZ 150 above – you know what I am talking about.

More than a decade back, I rode around on the streets f Mumbai, shit-scared, on a BMW F650 Funduro. The bike cost more than Rs 4 lakhs, and was an unqualified disaster when it came to sales. But it had a stance which reminded Mumbaikars of a stallion. Crowds gathered wherever I parked it.

The Yamaha FZ revealed for the first time at Auto Expo 2008 – they call it a prototype – reminded me of the F650 with its color scheme and upright stance. But the FZ looks more modern for sure. Yamaha says that the FZ 150 is just a prototype. Nobody in the motoring press believes them. Chances are, this 150 cc air-cooled motorcycle will make it into production towards the end of 2008.

You have basically the same engine as the YZF-R15 Yamaha on the Yamaha FZ 150, but this is more a road-and-track motorcycle than the YZF, which has racing pretensions even in the 150 cc guise.

HONDA UNICORN 150 cc

Posted in otomotif on November 8, 2008 by moto150x

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Saw a 2007 Unicorn on the road today. Alloys have refreshed the looks. It looks much better than the spoked version. A 100/80 size rear tyre (same as that of the Pulsar 150) enhanches the looks further.

Wish Honda had pushed the footrests a bit backward and gone for a sporty position. The new Unicorn still retains the Commuter”ish” riding position. A 17′th inch at the rear would instead of the current 18 inch would have done wonders to the looks of the Unicorn which already has a monoshock. The smaller 17 inch would have accentuated the gap between the rear wheel and the seat.

Technical Specifications of the New 2007 Honda Unicorn

There has been NO changes to the engine of the Unicorn

Measurements:

  • Kerb Weight: 146 Kgs
  • Length: 2095 mm
  • Width: 750 mm
  • Height: 1100 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1340 mm
  • Seat Height (mm): 790
  • Ground Clearance (mm):168
  1. Fuel Tank Capacity (Full ): 13 litres
  2. Reserve Tank Capacity: 1.3 litres

Body/Chasis

  • Frame: Diamond Frame
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic
  • Rear Suspension: Mono-suspension
  • Front Tyre: 2.75 x 18
  • Rear Tyre: 100 / 90 – 18
  • Front Brake Type: 240 mm Disc
  • Rear Brake Type: 130 mm Drum

Engine & Transmission

  • Engine Type: Single Cylinder 4 Stroke, Air Cooled OHC
  • Displacement: 149.1 cc
  • Bore × Stroke: 57.3 mm × 57.8 mm
  • Net Power: 13.3 bhp @ 8000 rpm (9.9 KW)
  • Torque: 1.3 Kg-m @ 5500 rpm (12.8 Nm)
  • Air Filter: Paper Type
  • Carburetor: CV Type
  • Starting System: Self Start
  • Transmission: Constant Mesh, 5 Speed gear
  • Gear Shift Pattern: 1 Down – 4 Up