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February 23, 2010
Beta is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer, which have always been connected with the history and evolution of life on two wheels and specializing in off-road motorcycles. The company was founded in Florence in 1904 under the name "Società Giuseppe Bianchi", for building handmade bicycles. Beta are best known for their popular trials bikes.
In 2005, they launched a range of enduro motorcycles using KTM engines.
In the 2010 they will launch the new RR series, with a new engine made in-house. Beta motorcycles have been used by world trials champions such as Jordi Tarrés, Dougie Lampkin and Albert Cabestany.
Beta have produced motorcycles for observed trials since the early 1980's and are now one of the leading manufacturers.. Unlike the Trial and Enduro models, the trials bike have used Beta's own engines.
* TR240 (1983-4) First trials model, twinshock suspension 125cc, 200cc engines, the majority with reed valve induction.
* TR32, (1984-5) Air-cooled, monoshock model, produced in parallel with the twinshock model, same engine as TR240
* TR33, (1985-6)
* TR34, (1986-9) Very successful trials model, stripey paintwork, 125cc - 260cc engines
* TR35, (1989-91) Air-cooled engine series
* Zero, (1989-92) Water-cooled monoshock
* Synt, (1992-4) Water-cooled monoshock
* SuperTrial, (1992-3) Air-cooled engine
* Gara, (1993-4)
* Techno, (1994-9) 125cc version from 1995
* Rev-3, (1999-2008) 2 stroke trials
* Rev-4, (2007-08) 4 stroke trials
* Evo [2009-] 2 stroke and 4 stroke
Beta made a range of motorcross and enduro bikes during the 1970's and 80's.
The Beta Enduro bikes have used KTM engines since their return in 2004, though 2009 sees the launch of bikes with Beta's own power units.
張貼者： Masei Helmets 於 00:15
February 22, 2010
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張貼者： Masei Helmets 於 01:38
February 15, 2010
Triumph has unveiled a new Thunderbird 1600 for 2010. Set to be an early release model -- summer 2009 -- the bike will feature a new, 1600cc parallel twin engine with a six-speed transmission and belt drive.With its new Thunderbird 2010, Triumph enters the competitive cruiser segment with a parallel-Twin powerplant unique in this category.
Instead of using a V-Twin, the T-Bird uses a 1597cc vertical-Twin powerplant that is an exceptionally clean lump for a liquid-cooled engine. A 270-degree firing interval essentially turns the motor into a 0-degree V-Twin, if you will. Double overhead cams and four valves per cylinder enhance breathing and combine with an oversquare 103.8 x 94.3mm bore and stroke to enable fairly high (for a Big Twin) 6500-rpm rev limit.
This "T-16” engine is the world’s largest production parallel-Twin motor. Thumps from the 800cc pistons are quelled with twin balance shafts (front, rear) plus a crank-mounted torsional damper. Triumph claims this new mill pounds out a claimed 85-hp peak at 4850 rpm when measured at the crankshaft. Torque crests at 2750 rpm with an alleged 108 ft-lbs.
A twin-spine steel-tube frame uses the engine as a stressed member for a stout platform within its fairly tidy 63.6-inch wheelbase, 0.6 inch shorter than the Harley Dyna Super Glide Custom that Triumph used as one of its targets. A beefy 47mm Showa fork is raked out at 32 degrees with 151mm of trail, while dual Showa shocks with 5-position preload adjustability (wrench under the seat) anchor down the back end.
There's no such thing as a viable cruiser with a tall seat height, so the T-Bird boasts a wide and well-padded saddle 27.6 inches above the ground (same as the Dyna), and this ensures a cruiser-typical feet-forward riding position. The handlebar greets hands a bit further forward than some laid-back cruisers, putting a rider’s spine in a comfortable position slightly rotated forward. A pleasantly tight turning circle is an unexpected bonus.
張貼者： Masei Helmets 於 02:38
February 13, 2010
Although black helmets are popular among motorcyclists, they offer the least visibility to motorists at night time. A rider wearing a plain white helmet rather than a black one reduces his or her chance of collision by 24% because it is so much more visible, either both at day or night. Nevertheless, black helmets outsell white ones (photo, above) by 20:1. Helmets of other colors vary in the visibility they provide to motorists by where they fall on a scale from black to white.
張貼者： Masei Helmets 於 05:42
February 11, 2010
Honda was bringing their all-new NT700V touring motorcycle to the United States last year. Having gained popularity and selling pretty well in Europe for years, Honda’s mid-sized V-Twin is claimed to be a versatile, user-friendly and fuel efficient motorcycle that allows riders to use it both to commute and live adventures on depending on what day of the week is it.
Each cylinder’s four valves are controlled through a single overhead cam, while gas is fed into the engine by Honda’s programmed fuel injection system. The engine is coupled to a five-speed tranny, which should keep things lively and interesting at all times while also maintaining good mileage. Knowing about the standard model’s 566 lbs curb weight (571 on the ABS model) and the gas tank’s 5.2 gallons capacity, we reckon the NT700V should beg for more gas after around 200 miles during long haul traveling and approximately 165 miles around town.
With this all-new NT700V, Honda is walking on soft American ground mostly because riders can go ahead and buy sport-touring models such as the Yamaha FZ6, Suzuki GSX650F, or Kawasaki Ninja 650R for plenty less than what they’ll pay for the NT700V and still ride a much more potent piece of engineering. But the fact is that the Honda NT700V addresses to riders who have long surpassed the “horsepower crisis” and prefer the joy of riding in complete comfort and well protected by wind and weather for miles and miles every day.
張貼者： Masei Helmets 於 05:18
February 4, 2010
Taking it to the next level. That is what Alvaro Bautista decided to do this year. 2010 Will be the first year for Alvaro Bautista to compete in the King's Class: MotoGP.
In 2002, he had his first Grand Prix debut. He started out in 125cc and then moved up to 250cc, where he also scored many podiums and victories. Last year Alvaro Bautista finished fourth in the 250cc championship. Now it is time to fight along with the big guys. Together with the official Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team, Alvaro Bautista will be fighting for the 2010 championship.
張貼者： Masei Helmets 於 00:36
February 2, 2010
張貼者： Masei Helmets 於 05:57
Shoei’s RF-1000 is designed for the rider who demands exceptional quality, function and features.
~ Aerodynamic Shell Design
~ Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and rider testing
~ The Aero Stabilizer dramatically reduces drag and lift coefficients, thus diminishing rider fatigue and increasing performance Two-Layer EPS Liner System
~ Two-layer liner offers unmatched ventilation with internal channels and exhaust ports throughout the helmet
~ Integrated Upper Air Intake minimizes air turbulence and maximizes air stream in all riding positions
~ Outlet holes in the Aero Stabilizer allow warm air to be exhausted
~ The lower air intake provides an additional source of air flow
~ The neck outlet vent allows for effective air exhaust Lightweight, Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+)
~ High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilientAnti-Fog System
~ The lower air intake provides air flow that helps to diminish shield fogging 3D Interior Liner
~ Removable interior cheek pads available in optional sizes for a custom fit
~ Chin strap cover can easily be removed to allow for cleaning or replacement Standard Chin-Strap Clip
~ Neatly secures chin strap CX-1 V Shield and Lock System
~ Q.R.B.P. (Quick-Release Base Plate) allows tool-less shield removal
~ A wide, 3-dimensionally curved shield offers increased peripheral vision and optical clarity
~ Scratch-resistant coating
~ 100% protection from harmful UV A & B rays
~ A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent it from opening unexpectedly
張貼者： Masei Helmets 於 05:45