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There ain’t no doubt that Indian Motorcycle Company built some amazingly beautiful motorcycles in its day, eh?

I mean, take a look at the 1948 Indian Chief motorcycle in the video thumbnail below.

Take in how beat up, dusty and rusty, and ugly it is. Now, ask yourself if it is a beautiful motorcycle.

The answer, of course, is that it is a downright gorgeous motorcycle no matter how neglected it had been over the decades.

And the most epic thing about this beautiful yet ugly American motorcycle is that it had sat unstarted for 40 friggin years straight until it was cold started on this video. How cool is that? Yeah, that is Indian Chief cool for sure!

Click play and be blown away by the sound, smoke, and fury of this old old motorcycle!

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The Riding Assist-e is the latest step in Honda’s quest to make motorcycling more accessible to everyone. (Credit: Honda / NewAtlas.com)

Honda will debut a fascinating new motorcycle built specifically to help learner motorcyclists coming to grips with two wheels for the first time. The bike will be one of the highlights on Honda’s stand at the forthcoming 45th Tokyo Motor Show, which runs from October 27 to November 5.

Dubbed the Honda Riding Assist-e, the bike is an electric vehicle with a low center-of-gravity and a very low seat height, but its most interesting capability is a self-balancing technology.

For those who ride a motorcycle already, the concept of your motorcycle deciding how far you can lean it over might seem counter productive. But Honda’s balancing technology, which is apparently derived from its humanoid robot research, only balances the bike at “very low speeds” – something that seems to make perfect sense.

Few details have been released at this stage and it’s unlikely we’ll know anything more until the bike is shown to the media on October 25, but here’s hoping that Honda will do more than just show the bike and ask us to suspend disbelief.

From the imagery that has been released, the gyroscopic self-balancing device appears to be located between the rider’s thighs, and though it is likely that power is delivered via an electric hub motor, the single-sided swing-arm seems disproportionately large, suggesting there may be additional Honda engineering magic contained therein.

Similarly, the trellis frame appears to be far more robust than one would expect of a low powered learner bike.

A close look at the instrument panel in the Honda-supplied images also suggests the bike will be configurable for different levels of newbies – it is pictured displaying “Mode 4”, so there will be at least four modes. The number of degrees of lean is also displayed on the dash, perhaps indicating the bike can be configured to intervene at a particular lean angle and deactivate at a particular speed.

All said, the unconventional appearance of the bike conveys it isn’t your normal learner bike, and that promises something quite special when the Honda name is involved.

Let’s hope so.

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Yamaha R15 is a head turner with sharp design, eye popping performance and colorful official shades. A-Wraps went into another direction and raised the style quotient of R15 V2.0 through their Matte Black body wrap, further enhanced through the use of Matte Chrome Red highlights all over its body. Side fairing of R15 comes with Deltabox branding, YZF-R15 moniker and white finished logos for Michelin, NGK, Motul, Nissin, Monster and others.

They have kept all fuel logos intact but finished the same in Red for better contrast. Special Edition is seen written on both the sides of pillion seat fairing. Apart from changing the basic theme, halogen headlights from the motorcycle makes way for projector headlights.

Front visor now comes completely wrapped in Matt Black. R15 is powered by 149cc, single cylinder engine producing 16.8 BHP and 15 Nm of torque. R15 is preparing for its third generation as the same is now officially available in many South Asian markets.

Key Specifications of Yamaha R15 V2

Displacement 149.8 cc
Maximum Power 16.8 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque 15 Nm @ 7500 rpm
No. of Cylinders 1
No. of Gears 6
Seat Height 800 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 136 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Top Speed 131 kmph

Complete Specifications of Yamaha R15 V2

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By Tom White

There is little doubt that 1981 was an interesting year for Honda. The manufacturer went all Star Wars on its cosmetics, plus water-cooled the CR125 and CR250, introduced the ill-fated CR450 and unveiled the stupidest front number plate in motocross history. Still, the 1981 CR250 tried to bring exotic works technology to the production line. It was the first-ever, water-cooled, 250cc production bike. Borrowing works technology, the 1981 CR250 shared the works bike’s long-stroke engine design, center port exhaust, semi-double-cradle frame and Pro-Link single-shock suspension. Although Honda wasn’t the first to put a single-shock system on a production bike, the Pro-Link setup proved to be a precursor for all the linkage designs in use today.

In 1981 Honda broke away from Showa to outfit the CR250 with Kayaba components. Honda wasn’t ready to go to disc brakes in 1981, but it did equip the CR250 with a double-leading-shoe front drum that worked very well. There were problems, though. The frames had a tendency to break, the clutch slipped, the head pipe hung below the frame and the transmission popped out of third gear constantly. Even worse, the 1981 CR250 weighed a ton, and the wing-like front number plate, designed to get more air to the two small radiators, was so ugly that nobody ever raced with it.

THE ODDITY EXTRAPOLATION

The 1981 Honda CR250 is collectible only because of its unique place in history. Not a great bike by any stretch of the imagination, it is memorable for its ground-breaking technology and ugly aesthetics. Even oddities can have a following, which is why collector bikes must have the original wing-style front number plate, along with the double-leading-shoe front brake and remote reservoir, four-click adjustable shock.

The Japanese domestic version did not have the wing-like front number plate, but then none of the American models had them once the buyers got the bike home. The domestic Japanese model (shown above) had a forward facing, but very small front number plate (with the same wire screen below it as the American model).

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Suzuki is planning to bring back two-strokes with a clean-burning, fuel-injected, all-new screamer engine.
The internet rumour machine is in full swing over the whisper Suzuki may be returning to the smoker stable for its future off-road weapons.
The Suzuki RM250 was a venerable racing machine, although long in the tooth by the time Suzuki discontinued production of the RM250 at the end of 2007. It’s never good news hearing about a bike going through the wood chipper, because it means the end of a generation. Manufacturers pour millions of dollars into research and development for a single model. Let that sink in for a minute. Those manufacturers expect a return on their investment, and when they think the well has run dry, they either reinvest funds or move along. Suzuki took the latter route with the RM250. That’s still sad to think about.

 

On the drawing above, tagged with the numbers 71, 70 and 74 can be seen a fuel injection system. The unit is mounted low-down in the cylinder and angled upwards – this is so that the fuel ‘cone’ that is sprayed into the chamber as an atomised mist is launched over the second scavenger port in the cylinder.

 

Because the fuel is sprayed so finely and can be directed into the chamber so accurately, plus be timed so expertly, the burn is very clean and efficient meaning that emissions are very low indeed. The fuel is used as a cooling element inside the cylinder to further increase overall engine efficiency.

 

Compared to the old two-stroke feed technology this is light-years ahead and clearly Suzuki is confident that is can build a modern, light and powerful two-stroke motor that will be compliant with various legislation around the world.

 

Here Suzuki are introducing the BRAND NEW 250 2 Stroke!

General information

Model:RM 250
Year:2018
Category:Cross / motocross
Rating:93.6 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Price as new (MSRP):US$ 5397. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.Engine and transmission
Displacement:249.04 ccm (15.19 cubic inches)
Engine type:Single cylinder, two-stroke
Compression:8.5:1
Bore x stroke:66.4 x 72.0 mm (2.6 x 2.8 inches)
Fuel system:Carburettor. 38.0mm Mikuni TMX flat-slide with throttle position sensor (TPS)
Ignition:CD with three-dimensional mapping and electronic advance
Cooling system:Liquid Cooled
Gearbox:6-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
ChainChassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Rake (fork angle):26.5°
Trail:110 mm (4.3 inches)
Front suspension:47.0mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression-damping adjustability
Front wheel travel:315 mm (12.4 inches)
Rear suspension:Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring-preload, 17-position rebound-damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns)
Rear wheel travel:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front tyre:80/0-21
Rear tyre:110/90-19
Front brakes:Single disc
Front brakes diameter:240 mm (9.4 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc
Rear brakes diameter:240 mm (9.4 inches)Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight:96.6 kg (213.0 pounds)
Seat height:942 mm (37.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Ground clearance:338 mm (13.3 inches)
Wheelbase:1,481 mm (58.3 inches)
Fuel capacity:7.57 litres (2.00 gallons)

Yamaha India saw a considerable boost in sales through consistently performing products and launch of new quarter liter duo that seems to be the perfect machine for touring friendly riders. The range now falls between INR 47,721 to INR 33,54,330 and offers 19 different variants from bikes ranging between 110cc to 1679cc.

Scooters from Yamaha are again in demand with Fascino creating its own space among commuters of India. Yamaha India is one of the few brands that keep pricing for all its under INR 1 lakh products equal in all Indian states. Here is a complete list of Yamaha products with their presently effective prices.

Yamaha Bikes Price List in India
*Ex-showroom Delhi

  • FZ25 – Rs 1,19,335
  • Fazer 25 – Rs 1,29,335
  • R15 V2 – Rs 1,18,838
  • R15S – Rs 1,15,746
  • Fazer Fi – Rs 88,143
  • FZS Fi – Rs 83,042
  • FZS Matt Green – Rs 84,012
  • FZS Dark Night – Rs 84,012
  • FZ Fi – Rs 81,040
  • SZ-RR V2 – Rs 67,803
  • SZ-RR Matt Green – Rs 68,803
  • Saluto 125 Drum – Rs 53,898
  • Saluto 125 Disc – Rs 56,364
  • Saluto Drum Matt Green – Rs 54,882
  • Saluto Disc Matt Green – Rs 57,344
  • Saluto RX – Rs 47,721
  • Saluto RX Dark Night – Rs 48,721

Yamaha Superbikes Price List in India
*Ex-showroom Delhi

  • MT-09 – Rs 11,36,068
  • YZF-R1 – Rs 24,74,659
  • VMAX – Rs 26,94,577
  • YZF-R1M – Rs 33,54,330

Yamaha Scooters Price List in India
*Ex-showroom Delhi

  • Fascino – Rs 54,593
  • Alpha Drum – Rs 51,672
  • Alpha Disc – Rs 54,930
  • Ray Z – Rs 50,817
  • Ray ZR Drum – Rs 53,451
  • Ray ZR Disc – Rs 55,898
  • Ray ZR Dark Night – Rs 56,898

Yamaha FZ25

Yamaha R15 V2

Yamaha Fazer 25

Yamaha Ray ZR

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