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Friday, 26 December 2014

Friday bike

Here's a single that you might not choose to tour on:
2015 KTM RC 390

I bet that's fun!





TECHNICAL DETAILS

ENGINE

Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 373.2 cm³
Bore 89 mm
Stroke 60 mm
Performance 32 kW (43 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter
Transmission 6 speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication Wet sump
Primary gear ratio 30:80
Secondary gear ratio 15:45
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / mechanically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment

CHASSIS

Frame Tubular space frame made from steel, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorber WP Monoshock
Suspension travel front 125 mm
Suspension travel rear 150 mm
Brake system Front Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system Rear Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs - diameter Front 300 mm
Brake discs - diameter Rear 230 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring
Steering head angle 66.5°
Wheel base 1,340±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 178.5 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 820 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 10 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
dry weight 147 kg          Website 

Let there be light....

Remember the days when you could switch your car lights on from a switch on the dashboard? On later cars it was moved to a stalk next to the steering column. All the lights needed was a switch, some wire, and if you were lucky, a fuse.
Well, this is what my car 'needs' to make the lights come on! It's hidden near the footpedals, and mine decided to stop working. I don't mind working on bikes, but can't be bothered working on the car, so into the garage it went. Wasn't that expensive, but it seems to be an overly complex way of doing what is a simple function.



Monday, 15 December 2014

Friday bike

One we're not likely to see.....
Suzuki TU250X

A fairly basic 250cc single with cool retro styling. Doubt I'll ever see one due to the UK's non-existent market for 250cc bikes.

Technical specs from Suzuki USA's website. $4300 = £2798 = 3536 Euros. 3.2 US gallons = 12 litres.

Engine
Engine249cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, OHC
Fuel SystemSuzuki fuel injection
StarterElectric
Drive Train
Transmission5-speed constant mesh
Final DriveChain, DID520V, 108 links
Chassis
Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension RearSwing arm type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes FrontDisc brake
Brakes RearDrum brake
Tires Front90/90-18 M/C 51S, tube type
Tires Rear110/90-18 M/C 61S, tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity3.2 US - Including Reserve
ColorMetallic Mystic Silver/Glass Sparkle Black
Electrical
IgnitionElectronic ignition (transistorized)
Dimensions and Curb Weight
Overall Length2070 mm (81.5 in)
Overall Width750 mm (29.5 in)
Wheelbase1375 mm (54.1 in)
Ground Clearance165 mm (6.5 in)
Seat Height770 mm (30.3 in)
Curb Weight148 kg (326 lbs)
Warranty
Warranty12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Friday bike update, update, update............

Back in January I featured the Honley 250 Venturer.
This turned out to be the Zongshen RX3 rebadged by the British importer. It is also sold in Belarus badged as M1NSK, and now in the USA as the CSC Cyclone!
Looks like the importer in each country gets to stick there own badges on it!
If anyone out there owns one, or has even ridden one, please let us know what it's like.


Sunday, 7 December 2014

Friday bike

Arch KRGT-1


The story goes that actor Keanu Reeves approached a custom builder to build him a bike, then decided to put them into production.
And this is the outcome - a 2000cc V-twin sort of bobber (or whatever they're called this week).

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

Arch Proprietary S&S Cycle T124 Twin Cam; 124 Cubic Inches (2,032 cc); 45° Downdraft Fuel Injected V-Twin
Max HP @ Rear Wheel: 121.53     Max Torque @ Rear Wheel: 121.77

Transmission

Arch Proprietary 6-Speed Baker Drivetrain w/ Custom Compact High Torque Mainshaft

Drive

Primary: Arch Proprietary Bandit Dry Belt w/ Compact Clutch Basket
Final: Right Side, 530 O-ring Chain

Chassis

Frame: Arch Tube & Billet Steel w/ Billet Aluminum Structural Members
Swingarm: Modular Billet Aluminum with Titanium Axle Adjusters

Suspension

Front: Ohlins Inverted 43mm; Fully Adjustable
Rear: Race Tech Single Shock w/ Reservoir and Hydraulic Preload Adjustment; Fully Adjustable

Wheels

BST Ultralight Carbon Fiber; Front: 3”x 19”; Rear: 8”x 18”

Tires

Front: 120/70ZR19
Rear: 240/40R18

Brakes

Front: Dual ISR 6 Piston Monoblock Radial Mount Calipers; Dual ISR Floating Dampened Discs
Rear: Single ISR 4 Piston Monoblock Radial Mount Caliper; ISR Semi-Floating Disc

Lighting

High-output LED Headlamp w/ Integrated High Beam, Low Beam
MotoGadget Bar End LED Front Turn Signals
Arch Cove-Reflective LED Tail Light w/ Unitized Brake and Turn Signals

Battery

Ultra lightweight, compact Lithium Ion power cell w/ Up to 700 CCA in a sub 4 lb package

Instrumentation

MotoGadget Motoscope Pro Digital Instrumentation w/ Programmable at Your Fingertip Function

Geometry

Wheelbase: 68” Rake: 30° Trail: 5.0” Seat Height: 27.8”

Weights & Measures

Dry Weight: 538lbs
Fuel Capacity: 5 US Gallons     Range: 185-210 Miles

Ergonomics

Each Arch can be custom tailored to enhance ride comfort and performance. Ergonomic options include Forward or Mid Controls, Narrow or Wide Mounted Foot Pegs and 2” or 3” Handlebar Pull-Back Risers


Price

$78,000 USD (Introductory Offering)
$12,000 USD Reservation Deposit



$78,000 = £50,000 = 63,000 Euros (don't all rush at once!)

Website

Article




SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

Arch Proprietary S&S Cycle T124 Twin Cam; 124 Cubic Inches (2,032 cc); 45° Downdraft Fuel Injected V-Twin
Max HP @ Rear Wheel: 121.53     Max Torque @ Rear Wheel: 121.77

Transmission

Arch Proprietary 6-Speed Baker Drivetrain w/ Custom Compact High Torque Mainshaft

Drive

Primary: Arch Proprietary Bandit Dry Belt w/ Compact Clutch Basket
Final: Right Side, 530 O-ring Chain

Chassis

Frame: Arch Tube & Billet Steel w/ Billet Aluminum Structural Members
Swingarm: Modular Billet Aluminum with Titanium Axle Adjusters

Suspension

Front: Ohlins Inverted 43mm; Fully Adjustable
Rear: Race Tech Single Shock w/ Reservoir and Hydraulic Preload Adjustment; Fully Adjustable

Wheels

BST Ultralight Carbon Fiber; Front: 3”x 19”; Rear: 8”x 18”

Tires

Front: 120/70ZR19
Rear: 240/40R18

Brakes

Front: Dual ISR 6 Piston Monoblock Radial Mount Calipers; Dual ISR Floating Dampened Discs
Rear: Single ISR 4 Piston Monoblock Radial Mount Caliper; ISR Semi-Floating Disc

Lighting

High-output LED Headlamp w/ Integrated High Beam, Low Beam
MotoGadget Bar End LED Front Turn Signals
Arch Cove-Reflective LED Tail Light w/ Unitized Brake and Turn Signals

Battery

Ultra lightweight, compact Lithium Ion power cell w/ Up to 700 CCA in a sub 4 lb package

Instrumentation

MotoGadget Motoscope Pro Digital Instrumentation w/ Programmable at Your Fingertip Function

Geometry

Wheelbase: 68” Rake: 30° Trail: 5.0” Seat Height: 27.8”

Weights & Measures

Dry Weight: 538lbs
Fuel Capacity: 5 US Gallons     Range: 185-210 Miles

Ergonomics

Each Arch can be custom tailored to enhance ride comfort and performance. Ergonomic options include Forward or Mid Controls, Narrow or Wide Mounted Foot Pegs and 2” or 3” Handlebar Pull-Back Risers


Price

$78,000 USD (Introductory Offering)
$12,000 USD Reservation Deposit
- See more at: http://archmotorcycle.com/specifications/#sthash.NSEhBdwo.dpuf

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

Arch Proprietary S&S Cycle T124 Twin Cam; 124 Cubic Inches (2,032 cc); 45° Downdraft Fuel Injected V-Twin
Max HP @ Rear Wheel: 121.53     Max Torque @ Rear Wheel: 121.77

Transmission

Arch Proprietary 6-Speed Baker Drivetrain w/ Custom Compact High Torque Mainshaft

Drive

Primary: Arch Proprietary Bandit Dry Belt w/ Compact Clutch Basket
Final: Right Side, 530 O-ring Chain

Chassis

Frame: Arch Tube & Billet Steel w/ Billet Aluminum Structural Members
Swingarm: Modular Billet Aluminum with Titanium Axle Adjusters

Suspension

Front: Ohlins Inverted 43mm; Fully Adjustable
Rear: Race Tech Single Shock w/ Reservoir and Hydraulic Preload Adjustment; Fully Adjustable

Wheels

BST Ultralight Carbon Fiber; Front: 3”x 19”; Rear: 8”x 18”

Tires

Front: 120/70ZR19
Rear: 240/40R18

Brakes

Front: Dual ISR 6 Piston Monoblock Radial Mount Calipers; Dual ISR Floating Dampened Discs
Rear: Single ISR 4 Piston Monoblock Radial Mount Caliper; ISR Semi-Floating Disc

Lighting

High-output LED Headlamp w/ Integrated High Beam, Low Beam
MotoGadget Bar End LED Front Turn Signals
Arch Cove-Reflective LED Tail Light w/ Unitized Brake and Turn Signals

Battery

Ultra lightweight, compact Lithium Ion power cell w/ Up to 700 CCA in a sub 4 lb package

Instrumentation

MotoGadget Motoscope Pro Digital Instrumentation w/ Programmable at Your Fingertip Function

Geometry

Wheelbase: 68” Rake: 30° Trail: 5.0” Seat Height: 27.8”

Weights & Measures

Dry Weight: 538lbs
Fuel Capacity: 5 US Gallons     Range: 185-210 Miles

Ergonomics

Each Arch can be custom tailored to enhance ride comfort and performance. Ergonomic options include Forward or Mid Controls, Narrow or Wide Mounted Foot Pegs and 2” or 3” Handlebar Pull-Back Risers


Price

$78,000 USD (Introductory Offering)
$12,000 USD Reservation Deposit
- See more at: http://archmotorcycle.com/specifications/#sthash.NSEhBdwo.dpuf

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

Arch Proprietary S&S Cycle T124 Twin Cam; 124 Cubic Inches (2,032 cc); 45° Downdraft Fuel Injected V-Twin
Max HP @ Rear Wheel: 121.53     Max Torque @ Rear Wheel: 121.77

Transmission

Arch Proprietary 6-Speed Baker Drivetrain w/ Custom Compact High Torque Mainshaft

Drive

Primary: Arch Proprietary Bandit Dry Belt w/ Compact Clutch Basket
Final: Right Side, 530 O-ring Chain

Chassis

Frame: Arch Tube & Billet Steel w/ Billet Aluminum Structural Members
Swingarm: Modular Billet Aluminum with Titanium Axle Adjusters

Suspension

Front: Ohlins Inverted 43mm; Fully Adjustable
Rear: Race Tech Single Shock w/ Reservoir and Hydraulic Preload Adjustment; Fully Adjustable

Wheels

BST Ultralight Carbon Fiber; Front: 3”x 19”; Rear: 8”x 18”

Tires

Front: 120/70ZR19
Rear: 240/40R18

Brakes

Front: Dual ISR 6 Piston Monoblock Radial Mount Calipers; Dual ISR Floating Dampened Discs
Rear: Single ISR 4 Piston Monoblock Radial Mount Caliper; ISR Semi-Floating Disc

Lighting

High-output LED Headlamp w/ Integrated High Beam, Low Beam
MotoGadget Bar End LED Front Turn Signals
Arch Cove-Reflective LED Tail Light w/ Unitized Brake and Turn Signals

Battery

Ultra lightweight, compact Lithium Ion power cell w/ Up to 700 CCA in a sub 4 lb package

Instrumentation

MotoGadget Motoscope Pro Digital Instrumentation w/ Programmable at Your Fingertip Function

Geometry

Wheelbase: 68” Rake: 30° Trail: 5.0” Seat Height: 27.8”

Weights & Measures

Dry Weight: 538lbs
Fuel Capacity: 5 US Gallons     Range: 185-210 Miles

Ergonomics

Each Arch can be custom tailored to enhance ride comfort and performance. Ergonomic options include Forward or Mid Controls, Narrow or Wide Mounted Foot Pegs and 2” or 3” Handlebar Pull-Back Risers


Price

$78,000 USD (Introductory Offering)
$12,000 USD Reservation Deposit
- See more at: http://archmotorcycle.com/specifications/#sthash.NSEhBdwo.dpuf