Friday 26 February 2016

Friday bike

When your current bike just isn't enough.....
PGM 2 litre V8


Configuration:90 degree V8
Bore/stroke:77 x 54mm
Compression ratio:13:1
Cylinder Head:DOHC, five valves per cylinder
Fuelling:8 x 45mm Mikuni Drive-By-Wire throttle bodies
Engine Management: Motec M130 ECU and software.
Power: 334HP@ 12,800rpm (At the countershaft sprocket)
Torque: 214Nm @ 9,500rpm (At the countershaft sprocket)
Exhaust:2 x 4-2-1 titanium
Type:Six speed sequential gearbox
Clutch: Wet, multi plate
Final Drive:Chain (17/45)
Rake:25.5 degrees
Material:Front - Chrome-moly tube trellis

Rear - CNC machined Aluminium
Front:Ohlins FGRT301 48mm USD forks... fully adjustable
Rear:Ohlins TTX Mk2 shock, with custom link
Front: 17.0 x 3.50 Marchesini 10 spoke, forged aluminium
120/70ZR-17 Michelin Pilot Power 3
Rear:17.0 x 6.00 Marchesini 10 spoke, forged aluminium
190/50ZR-17 Michelin Pilot Power 3
Front:Brembo GP4 Nickel plated calipers on 320mm discs
Rear:Brembo P4-34 Nickel plated caliper on 220mm disc
Weight:242kgs wet with fuel, water and lubricants
Weight bias51/49 front to rear static
Seat height:840mm
Fuel capacity:16.5litres
Top speed: How brave are you?


Friday 12 February 2016

Friday bike

Every so often a bike comes along that isn't really my 'kind of thing', but I just like it and the Royal Enfield Himalayan is one of those.
It uses an OHC 411cc single cylinder engine producing a fairly mild 24.5 bhp, but rather than being a 'Bullet with bits bolted on', it appears to use a new frame with single shock rear suspension.

I really like the rather funky styling, and with 'adventure sports' being in fashion at the moment, I hope it sells well. We need more 'different' bikes on the market.


Type                                          Single cylinder, air-cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC
Displacement                           411cc
Bore x Stroke                           78 mm x 86 mm
Compression Ratio                   9.5:1
Maximum Power                      24.5 BHP (18.02 KW) @ 6500 RPM
Maximum Torque                     32 NM @ 4000 - 4500 RPM
Ignition system                         TCI, multi-curve
Clutch                                       Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox                                     5 speed constant mesh
Lubrication                               Wet sump
Fuel supply                               Carburettor with throttle position sensor
Engine start                               Electric

No more details at present although I would assume the it'll have fuel injection for Europe and other areas with tighter emissions laws.

Thursday 11 February 2016

Mary Barbour memorial update

Further to my previous post about social reformer Mary Barbour, there was an exhibition of maquettes of proposed designs for a sculpture of her in my local community centre.

There are a number of upcoming events to celebrate Mary's life, more details at this website.