- BMW R65

The BMW R65 was a light touring motorcycle introduced by BMW in 1978 to add a mid-size motorcycle to its product line. The original R65 was made up until 1984 with a smaller frame than larger R series motorcycles, but in 1985 the R65’s engine was put into the new (and larger) R80 frame which featured a single rear shock absorber (mono-shock). Between 1981 and 1984 the R65LS was also made, this R65 variant had a small triangular fairing that was designed by Hans Muth. Technical overview The R65 is fitted with a type 248/1 engine, a different version of the well known BMW type 247, also known as an airhead. The engine is an 648 cc, OHV, two valves per cylinder, air-cooled flat-twin (i.e., horizontally-opposed cylinders) or "boxer" engine. The R65 weighs 205 kg (455 lb) with a full tank of fuel and has a five speed gearbox connected to a shaft final drive. From 1981 on, the R65 was fitted with breaker-less electronic ignition. This further improved the already good [read more...]

- Yamaha XV535

Yamaha Virago 535 Manufacturer Yamaha Also called XV535 Production 1987 – 2003 Successor Yamaha DragStar 650 XVS650/XVS650A Class Cruiser Engine V-twin 535 cc (32.6 cu in). Bore x stroke 76 x 59 mm. 9.0:1 compression. Transmission 5 Speed, constant mesh, shaft drive Suspension Front: Telescoping fork Rear: Twin shocks with concentric coil springs Brakes Front: Single hydraulic disc Rear:Cable-actuated drum Tires Front: 3.00S-19 4PR Rear:140/90-15M/C 70S Fuel capacity 1987-88: 8.6 L (2.3 US gal) 1989&mdash : 13.5 L (3.6 US gal) Oil capacity 2.8 L (3.0 US qt) The Yamaha Virago 535 is a motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha Motor Corporation. It is one of several in the Virago line and is positioned as mid-size metric cruiser with an engine displacement of 535 cc (32.6 cu in). It is unique in being one of the few smaller cruiser-style motorcycles available with a shaft drive instead of a chain or belt final drive system, as well as a V-twin [read more...]

- Yamaha Diversion

Yamaha Diversion Manufacturer Yamaha Also called XJ series Predecessor Yamaha XJ600 Engine 8- or 16-valve inline-4 Yamaha Diversion motorcycles are a series of all-round touring motorcycles descended from Yamaha's earlier XJ series. Early Diversion models were fitted with a four-stroke air-cooled 8-valve inline-four engine. In 2009 the marque was retained for a new range with 16-valve liquid-cooled engines. Diversion models Before the introduction of the 2009 models the series consisted of four main models; the XJ600S, XJ600N, XJ900S and XJ900GT. The XJ600S Diversion/Seca II The XJ600S is known as the Diversion in most parts of the world but as the Seca II in the North American and Australian markets. The bike has a small top fairing although a lower fairing is available as an accessory. The XJ600S is a descendant of the Yamaha XJ600 models manufactured between 1984 and 1991. It is fitted with a 598cc, air-cooled 8-valve inline-four engine giving 61 hp (45kW) / 55 Nm [read more...]

- Honda CT50 Motra

Honda CT50 Motra Manufacturer Honda Motor Company Production 1982 -1983 Engine AD05E 49 cc air-cooled 4-stroke Power 4.5 hp @ 7,500 rpm Torque 0.46 kg-m @ 5,500 rpm Transmission two-stage 3-speed Tires PR 5.40-10-4 Wheelbase 1.125 m Dimensions L 1.655 m W 0.740 m H 0.975 m Seat height .720 m Weight 76 kg (dry) Fuel capacity 4.5 l Fuel consumption 100.0 km/l @ 30 km/h The Honda Motra is a minibike produced in 1982-1983 for the Japanese domestic market. Honda marketed the vehicle as a heavy-duty recreation bike with a large load capacity. The Motra has a distinctively rugged appearance, with angular steel tube and panel framework supporting large racks fore and aft. The utility/military style is emphasized by a lack of decorative chrome, and a solid yellow or green paint scheme for all bodywork and wheels. The Motra's 3-speed gearbox is coupled with a second stage to provide the same 3-speeds with a lower final ratio for low-speed off-road travel in [read more...]

- Honda CB250RS

The Honda CB250RS is a 250 cc motorcycle designed for road use. It has a four stroke, four valve, air cooled, single cylinder engine, which was built for the earlier XL250S trail bike. The RS is known for its slim build, with a dry weight of only 128 kg, and nimble handling. The engine featured counter rotating balancers which reduced vibration and allowed a lighter frame. Further weight savings were achieved by making the engine as stressed component. Early models were kick-started (with a completely superfluous automatic decompression lever), while later Deluxe models (designated RS-D) came with electric start and different paintwork. The bike has a front disk brake and rear drum brake, and while it had only a single cylinder, it had twin exhausts. The engine generates modest power and achieves a top speed of around 150 km/h or 90 mph. Early models sported 26 hp, while later models reached 33 hp. The bike was known for being hard-wearing and reliable. It is also very fuel [read more...]

- Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R Manufacturer Kawasaki Parent company Kawasaki Heavy Industries Production 1994 - 2003 Predecessor Kawasaki Ninja GPz900R Successor Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Class Sport bike Engine 899cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder head Power 141 hp (2000 model @ crank) Torque 70 ft·lbf Ignition type Digital with Kawasaki Throttle Responsive Ignition Control (K-TRIC) Transmission 6-speed Frame type aluminum perimeter Wheelbase 55.7 inches Dimensions L 80.7 inches W 28.3 inches H 45.5 inches Seat height 32.2 inches(adjustable) Weight 403.5 pounds (dry) Fuel capacity 19 L (4.2 imp gal; 5.0 US gal) Related Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R The Kawasaki ZX-9R was a sport bike manufactured Japanese company Kawasaki from 1994 to 2003. There were five model incarnations across two basic designs. Introduction The ZX-9R debuted in 1994. Kawasaki developed the model in response to Honda's [read more...]

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