- Suzuki DR650

Suzuki DR650 Suzuki DR650RSE from 1992 Manufacturer Suzuki Production since 1990 Engine 644 cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4-valve, air/oil cooled Compression ratio 9.5:1 Power 43 hp (32 kW) Suspension Telescopic fork, link type swingarm Dimensions L 2,255 mm (88.8 in) W 865 mm (34.1 in) H 1,195 mm (47.0 in) Weight 147 kg (320 lb) (dry) Fuel capacity 13 l (2.9 imp gal; 3.4 US gal)v The Suzuki DR650 is a long standing model in Suzuki's lineup, introduced in 1990 as a replacement for the DR600 model. The DR is a single cylinder, dual-sport motorcycle. History & Development The first models introduced were the Djebel/Dakar and the RS that were both kick start. In 1991, the first electric start model was introduced, namely the DR650RSE. In 1992 the Djebel/Dakar model was replaced with the DR650R. This model also saw improvements in the exhaust system, a smaller tank and 8kg weight reduction. In 1996 the DR650SE was introduced, replacing [read more...]

- Suzuki A80

Suzuki A80 Predecessor Suzuki A70 Successor Suzuki A100 Class Street Motorcycle The Suzuki A80 is a 72 cc, two-stroke motorcycle manufactured by Suzuki during the 1970s. The A80 which succeeded the A70 was basically an A100 with a smaller capacity engine. The motorcycle came in to the market just before the fuel crisis of 1973. It has autolub system which omitted the need for premixing of two-stroke oil with gasoline. Specifications: Engine type: Air-cooled 72 cc 2-stroke Power: 7,6 hp (5,7 kW)/ 7,500 rpm, 7,65 Nm (0,78 kg-m)/ 6,000 rpm Transmission: 4 Speed Manual (toe and heel shift) Overall Length: 1 855 mm (73.0 in) Overall Width: 760 mm (29.9 in) Overall Height: 1 040 mm (40.9 in) Seat Height: 780 mm (30.7 in) Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in) Wheelbase: 1 200 mm (47.2 in) Dry weight: 83 kg (183 lbs) [read more...]

- BMW Motorrad

BMW Motorrad is the motorcycle brand of the German company BMW, part of its Corporate and Brand Development division. The current General Director of the unit is Hendrik von Kuenheim. BMW Motorrad has produced motorcycles since 1923, and revenues for 2009 were €1,069 million from the sale of 87,306 motorcycles, a drop on the 2008 figure of €1,230 million from the sales of 101,685 motorcycles. History Main article: History of BMW motorcycles The company began as an aircraft engine manufacturer in the early 20th century and through World War I. BMW manufactured its first motorcycle in 1923, the R32, which featured flat-twin boxer engine. BMW Motorrad still uses the flat-twin boxer configuration, but now manufactures motorcycles with a variety of engine configurations. Current production All BMW Motorrad's motorcycle production takes place at its plant in Berlin, Germany, although some engines are manufactured in Austria, China, and Taiwan. BMW Motorrad produced 82,631 [read more...]

- Kawasaki Super Sherpa

Super Sherpa Manufacturer Kawasaki Also called KL250G, KL250H Model year since 1997 Class Dual-Sport Engine 249 cc (15.2 cu in) Air-cooled, 4-stroke Single-Cylinder Top speed 82 mph (132 km/h) Power 14.5 hp (10.8 kW) Transmission 6-speed Suspension F: 36 mm Telescopic fork with 9.1 in (230 mm) travel. R: Uni-Trak single shock system with 7.3 inches (190 mm) of travel. Tires F: 2.75×21 R: 4.10×18 Rake, Trail 28 degrees / 4.2 inches (110 mm) Wheelbase 54.1 inches (1370 mm) Dimensions L 81.9 inches (2080 mm) W 30.7 in (780 mm) H 46.9 inches (1190 mm) Seat height 32.7 in (830 mm) Weight 282.1 lb (128.0 kg) (wet) Fuel capacity 2.4 USgal (9.1 l; 2.0 imp gal) Fuel consumption 63 mpg-US (3.7 L/100 km; 76 mpg-imp) The Super Sherpa (KL250G USA, KL250H in Japan, Canada, Australia, Greece and the UK) is a 249 cc dual-sport motorcycle produced by Kawasaki. It was first offered in Japan in 1997 to present, and was sold in [read more...]

- BSA M20

BSA M20 Manufacturer Birmingham Small Arms Company Production 1937–1955 Engine 469cc single cylinder side valve 4 stroke Power 13bhp @4,200 rpm Transmission 4 Speed / chain Fuel capacity 3 gallons The BSA M20 was a British motorcycle made by Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) at their factory in Small Heath, Birmingham. Initially viewed as a near failure by the War Office in 1936, the M20 evolved into one of the longest serving motorcycles in the history of British military motorcycling, as well as becoming the most numerous type produced for World War II with 126,000 in active service, so many are still in use around the world today. Development At the outbreak of World War II BSA were Britain's largest motorcycle manufacturer with a long history of armaments supply to the armed forces. Designed by Val Page the BSA M20 started development in 1937 as a heavy framed sidecar model with a simple 500cc single cylinder side valve engine. It had low compression and [read more...]

- BSA Spitfire

The BSA Spitfire is a Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) motorcycle made from 1963 to 1968. One of the first BSAs to have 12-volt electrics, the Spitfire was also one of the first "street racers" with two large-bore Amal GP carburettors, complete with velocity stacks. Development In 1966 BSA were starting to experience financial problems and the management decided to rationalise the range to just six motorcycles. The A65 Spitfire motorcycle was one of these and had a number of new features including a new twin-downtube steel frame and new Girling shocks. A 190mm front drum brake improved braking and lightweight alloy rims reduced the weight to 174 kg. Two large-bore Amal GP carburetors with velocity stacks improved acceleration but made the Spitfire hard to kick start when the engine was hot, so owners chose to replace them with Amal concentric carburettors with more conventional round air filters and this became the factory supplied specification in 1967. Keen to boost sales in [read more...]

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