July 28, 2010

2009 Honda Monkey Motorcycle Bike FI for Honda 40th Anniversity

HONDA commemorates the 40th anniversary of the“monkey” with the limited edition 40th anniversary model. In 2009, Honda launches a whole new monkey complete with fuel injection, catalytic converter, and many other minor changes.

This 50cc monkey has a update to the tank design, which some people say resembles their first generation. No doubt the new design was also made specifically to accommodate fuel delivery to the FI system. I’m sure most of the new features will through tuners through a loop as it will take some time for aftermarket companies to catch up. However for the collectors of the world an all new Monkey must be pretty exciting.

This is retailing for US$700-US$800.00 online.

Dimensions: Length 53.35", 1355mm
Width: 23.62", 600mm
Height: 32.67", 850mm
Seat: Height 26", 660mm
Ground: Clearance 4.", 100mm
Dry Weight: 132.30 lbs., 60 kg
Type: Single Cylinder, Four-Stroke, Air Cooled
Engine: Displacement 49.5cc OHV
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: 4 speed
Brakes: Front and Rear Drum
Tire Size: 3.50-8 4PR
Fuel Capacity: 1.0 gal., 4.5 l
Electrical Battery: 6 V

July 19, 2010

Commerical Ad Making of Masei Helmet in Tokyo

We are currently starting making a CM and short movies in Japan for
our promotion in USA and Canada.

Masei's Masa and Akiko were posting last week for shooting in Tokyo. The pictures and movies will be released from Sept 2010.

July 10, 2010

Suzuki Road Naked Monster - B-King 2010

The B-King is a naked bike manufactured by Suzuki, that was unveiled in 2007. It uses the same 1,340 cc engine that is fitted to the Hayabusa. Add in cutting edge chassis and suspension systems, crazy acceleration and precise handling, and you've got yourself a bike that definitely rivals that bastard Sideways.

However, due to the economic and financial crisis at the same year, its sales charts have disappointed Suzuki and the project represents too much of an investment for them to simply discontinue it, so the solution is to make it more attractive for potential buyers. That goal appears to be accomplished on the 2010 model year, which gets a nice blue/white color scheme and 1970s style gold rims.

This is the only bit of information about the 1300cc Japanese naked, but the bike appears to be unchanged apart from that. Sure, you all could have lived with shorter silencers, but Suzuki is keen on the rocket-launcher ones, so that’s what you’ll keep on getting. Its pricing is approximately US$13,000.

Model Number GSX1300BKK8
Type Standard
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
Suggested Retail $14,999.99 CDN; $12,899.00 USD
Engine 1340cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC*
Bore & Stroke 81.0 x 65.0mm*
Compression Ratio 12.5:1*
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital/Transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive #530 chain
Overall Length 2220mm (87.4 in.)*
Overall Width 800mm (31.5 in.)*
Overall Height 1085mm (42.7 in.)*
Seat Height 805mm (31.7 in.)*
Ground Clearance 120mm (4.7 in.)*
Wheelbase 1525mm (60.0 in.)*
Dry Weight 235 kg (518 lbs.)* CA Model: 236 kg (520 lbs.)*
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, adjustable rebound damping and adjustable compression damping
Suspension Rear Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression & rebound damping
Brakes Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front 120/70-ZR-17*
Tires Rear 200/50-ZR-17*
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.5 liter (4.2 gal)* CA Model: 16.0 liter*
Color Gray/Silver, Black/Matte Black

July 5, 2010

Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle - ECO Motorcycle!

Brammo is an electric vehicle company, based in Ashland, Oregon, United States. Its first production electric motorcycle, the Enertia, is assembled there and is selling online via the company's website for only US$7995.

Brammo's experience with building supercars, coupled with its research of electric drivetrains and then-current battery technology led to the belief that with the power to weight and energy density ratio of lithium batteries, an EV was possible, but that the vehicle's weight was a crucial concern. The decision was made to produce a lighter motorcycle.

Brammo focused on designing and building the Enertia powercycle prototype. After completing the prototype, the company met with investors and determined that Brammo Motorsports needed to become Brammo, Inc., and that it would thereafter focus fully on electric vehicles.

Its top speed can go up to 50mph. Not so bad, considering it as a powerful electric motorcycle. Those ones selling in China can go up to 20mph at the most on the street. Full recharge time from a 110 volt outlet is 3 hours. Direct chain drive with no clutch, just twist and go. It weighs just 275 pounds.

July 2, 2010

2010 Honda CB1100 - Café-racer concept

Honda CB1100 revealed an unseen café-racer concept this year. It is by far the most faithful of any attempt to recreate the charm of the 70s. The new CB1100 has up until now only been sold in Japan.

The only real nuances that stand out are a limited tank range and its US$14,990 price point. As I feel, its pricing is set a bit too high.

Returning 6 litres per 100km economy the 14.6 litre fuel cell is only good for a 240km range to empty. A fuel gauge is thankfully provided so you can keep an eye on things and a low fuel warning flashes when there is 3.5 litres remaining.

Honda CB1100

Engine – 1140cc, liquid-cooled four-stroke, in-line four
Bore x Stroke – 73.5x67.2mm
Transmission – Five speed, chain drive
Seat Height – 775mm
Length x Width x Height – 2195 x 835 x 1130mm
Wheelbase – 1490mm
Wet Weight – 247kg Fuel Capacity – 14.6 Litres
Average Consumption on test – 6 litres per 100km Range – 240km
Warranty – Two years
Price – Expect to pay US$14,990 plus on road costs
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