Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Suzuki Racing Bikes

The plan was simple: Make a full-on, race-ready Heavyweight Superbike, but make it docile enough to be an everyday street bike. Okay, maybe not so simple. Typically a race bike is finicky, idles high, runs hot when not at speed, etc.; not very conducive to street use. But what sportbike, street or trackday rider doesn’t dream of owning a superbike that can be ridden to the coffee shop every Sunday? That’s just plain cool. So, we did it anyway! Well, Grant Matsushima at MPT Racing did it for us. In our recent do-it-all sportbike shootout the Suzuki GSX-R750 came out on top by virtue of its incredible all-around capabilities both on the street and racetrack. But we all would have liked some additional
power. This is where Matsushima first came into the equation. Originally consulted to build a “street-able superbike engine,” he quickly jumped at the task of building the entire motorcycle, leaving us to simply gather the parts needed. Thanks, Grant!

Suzuki Racing Bike
Suzuki Racing Bike
Suzuki Racing Bike
Suzuki Racing Bike
Suzuki Racing Bike
Suzuki Racing Bike
Suzuki Racing Bike

Ducati Sports Bikes

The style is consistent throughout the whole bike as well. The turn signals and taillights all have the same 70s styling; the single headlight and racing stripe right down the middle, it’s all part of the same minimalist look.

This is the real deal though, not just a pretty face. The engine is immensely powerful, it does whatever you want it to do, I was tempted to just ride away, go as far away as possible, leave everything behind and just start a new life. Me and the bike. It’s inexplicable, it just feels good. It has a musical, harmonious rumble.

The seating position is undoubtedly awkward. The stretch is even more extreme than a lot of the modern sport bikes. It puts a bit of a kink in your neck, but it’s worth it. Even if I couldn’t take it over 35, it’d still be worth it for the looks you get in the city.

Ducati Sports Bike
Ducati Sports Bike
Ducati Sports BikeThe irony is, I’m young enough still to drive this machine at the speeds which it was meant to be driven, without reservation, and to cruise around the city stretched and bent into it’s weirdly radical driver’s position, yet relatively unbothered by the pressure on my wrists and back. But this purchase will put a frightening dent in my finances, if I can afford it at all. For the lucky older guys though, the ones who can easily afford this $11,500 dollar toy and do appreciate the beauty of the old cafĂ© racer styling, it’s probably too unforgiving on their bodies to even be a real consideration. Terrible irony.
Ducati Sports Bike
Ducati Sports Bike
Ducati Sports Bike
Ducati Sports BikeLet’s break down the specs first:
The Ducati Sport 1000 Biposto (two-seater) has a type L-twin cylinder air-cooled engine with just under 1000cc displacement (992cc). The bike has a wet weight (with gas and fluids and battery) of 436 pounds, and a tank that holds 3.9 gallons of fuel. But it’s so much more than the sum of its parts.

Ducati did it up on the Sport 1000. You can see the quality everywhere. The retro instrument panel with the 6 multi colored indicator lights: warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, etc etc. The white backed/retro lettered speedometer and rev counter with chrome trim. The attention to detail is just fantastic.

Suzuki Sports Bikes

Suzuki Sports Bike
Suzuki Sports Bike
Suzuki Sports Bike
Suzuki Sports Bike
Suzuki Sports Bike
Suzuki Sports Bike
Suzuki Sports Bike

Suzuki Bikes In India

Tata Nano is sure in the limelight but Japan’s Suzuki is beaming as it has sold 50 units of a bike priced twelve times that of Nano.

Hayabusa and Intruder are the bikes that have been powered by engines that are up to three times more powerful than the Nano. Hayabusa is powered by a 1,340cc engine and Intruder has a 1,783cc V-twin engine in contrast to Nano’s 623 cc engine.

In addition to attracting common biking enthusiasts, the company has also succeeded in alluring Bollywood actor John Abraham to buy a fresh Hayabusa. Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) Vice President (Sales & Marketing) Atul Gupta said “These bikes are for those people who have money and also enjoy biking. We have got good response and sold 51 units so far in the country.”

On being asked if the Tata Nano would pose tough competition then he said “Not at all. Mileage is very important to customers and our bikes run about 70 km per litre, while Nano will cover only 25 km.” The company had set a target to sell a total of about 300 units of the two bikes in a year.

Suzuki Bikes In India
Suzuki Bikes In India
Suzuki Bikes In India
Suzuki Bikes In IndiaThe much awaited bike GSR 150, also known as Lanza, from Suzuki will be launched in India on October 23rd. This will mark Suzuki’s foray in the 150cc segment to counter the recent launches from Yamaha. Yamaha launched its 150cc bikes YZF R15 and FZ16 that created a storm in its segment. Both bikes from Yamaha have been very successful and now Suzuki plans to encash the success of 150cc bikes in India.
Suzuki Bikes In India
Suzuki Bikes In India
Suzuki Bikes In IndiaSports bike designs do not take ergonomics into consideration. However, the new Suzuki GSR 150 will have best of both the worlds. Clearly defining the muscular looks and style, the new bike from Suzuki will have a great body and maximum comfort for the rider. The longer and wider seats have been designed to give maximum seating comfort.

The engine is not as strong as Yamaha R15 but gives a maximum power of 15bhp along with superb mileage and fuel economy. The overall design boasts proudly about the masculine cues and robust design.

It is pitted against Bajaj Pulsar, TVS Apache RTR, Honda Unicorn, Hero Honda Hunk and Yamaha FZ16 in its segment. The expected price of Suzuki GSR 150 is Rs. 70000 as all Suzuki bikes are priced at a premium in their segments.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

BMW Bikes in India

BMW Bikes in India
BMW Bikes in India
BMW Bikes in India


BMW Bikes in India

BMW Bikes 2011

BMW Bikes 2011
BMW Bikes 2011
BMW Bikes 2011
BMW Bikes 2011

BMW Bikes 2011