Yamaha FZ 16

By Divya Sai on 10/25/2008

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LORD of the STREETS is here...

*Update: The reviews I am getting from my online friends (owners of this beast machine) about this bike are truly amazing, guys on other big bikes like pulsars, CBZ xtreme, and even Karizma are turning their heads to  have a look of this bike. People who know least about bikes are also amazed by the looks of the bike.
The rear Tyre and silencer are very attractive, and makes the bike more muscular and a true macho machine. The tyres and overall shape of the bike adds to better control of the bike.
Yamaha is easily going to rule the roads for next few months !

And even the visitors on this web page as compared to other pages of this website are almost 10 times in the last 15 days, which shows a heavy demand and a huge popularity of the bike among the people.

As it was already planned, that it's a do or die situation for Yamaha, with heavy losses in Indian bikes market, with very few bikes launched here, so this year Yamaha has brought some real quality products to India from its collection.

After the Yamaha R15, here comes a very stylish product from Yamaha-India. The bike may be proven a strong competition for Hero-Honda Hunk, and also to other Indian bikes of this segment like Bajaj Pulsar. Although the pricing is pretty high at Rs.70K +, but as compared to the looks, features and specs of the bike, it may be proven a threat to many other Indian bikes. Moreover being a 150cc bike, a 40-50 mileage can be expected from it, which is also very advantageous for the bike and will definitely add to the sales of the bike.


The specifications are as follows:
ENGINE
Engine type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Displacement 153.0cm3
Bore & Stroke 58.0 × 57.9mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Starting method Electric starter
Clutch type Constant mesh wet multiplate
Ignition type CDI
Transmission type Return type 5-speed
CHASSIS
Frame type Diamond
Suspension (front/rear) Telescopic / Monocross
Wheelbase 1,335mm
Brake type(front/rear) Hydraulic single disc / drum
Tire size (front/rear) 100/80-17 / 140/60-R17
DIMENSIONS
Length × Width × Height 1,975mm × 770mm × 1,045mm
Seat height 790mm
Wheelbase 1,335mm
Minimum ground clearance 160mm
Dry weight/Curb weight 126 kg / 137 kg
Fuel tank volume 12 liters
Engine oil volume 1.2 liters



The bike has been priced at Rs.65,000 (ex-showroom), and around 71,500(INR) on-road price.
For a 360° view of the bike, DO visit this page : [See This]

Now you can read reviews of Yamaha FZ 16 here on Mouthshut.com
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Yamaha Branded Deux Ex Machina - Motorcycle Exoskeleton

By Divya Sai on 10/24/2008

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It seems, that this month has been dedicated to Yamaha. But this time the bike is completely different from any of its earlier releases, actually it is yet a concept bike.

Recently an eco-friendly gyroscopic bike by a 15 year kid, became quite famous around the Internet (websites) and even among many newspapers around the world. This bike is something similar to that bike as it also doesn't require petrol or any fuel to work, but it works on electricity.
The bike simply had to be worn by the rider. The Yamaha-branded Deus Ex concept is worn as an exo-skeleton with seven artificial vertebra as well as the pneumatically attached helmet. The motor is in-wheel, powered by ultra-capacitors and doped nano-phoshpate batteries similar to those already used in hybrids. It's also capable of 0–60mph in three seconds. Top speed is 75mph with a recharge time of 15 minutes and cycle time of one hour.

Deus ex machina literally means "god from a machine". Jake Loniak, a student of Art Center Pasadena has crammed the combination of motorcycle and tech-skeleton into an awesome looking Yamaha branded Deus Ex Machina. Jake has beyond his wild imagination to design this concept. The vehicle will be powered by ultra-capacitors and doped nano-phoshpate batteries, and it is controlled using 36 pneumatic muscles with two linear actuators set along a spine consisting of seven artificial vertebrae. Even the helmet is pneumatically attached.



[source via Hell for leather]


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Suzuki GSR 150 Lanza

By Divya Sai on 10/21/2008

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Now almost all the Indian major bike companies have launched their models in the 150cc segment. As we know that only Suzuki was left behind, with only two models Suzuki Zeus and Heat (both in the 125cc segment) for so many years, finally here are they planning to launch a new model Suzuki GSR Lanza 150cc.
As of now, no news is out from them in this regard, so very few information is available through different sources about the bike.
The lanza 150cc boast a bikini fairing with a wolf eyed headlamp similar to the pulsar. The pilot lamps are mounted on each side which increases the aura of the lanza. However the most striking features in the lanza is its muscular fuel tank. Both the speedometer and the trip meter are made digital, and most importantly the bike has a six speed transmission.
The bike will definitely be in competition with Pulsar 150cc, and also with some similarity in appearance with TVS Apache (fuel tank), it may be competitive to it also.
Overall the bike looks good, and sales will of course depend on its prcising and mileage, which will be updated soon on this website.


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Relaunch Of Bajaj Platina 125cc

By Divya Sai on 10/11/2008

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After the launch of Bajaj XCD-125cc last year, Bajaj auto has planned to completely stop Platina's production, and shift (upgrade) all the 100cc customers to 125cc. But unfortunately with some minor problems in  XCD, its sales could not meet their expectations and finally Bajaj Platina 125cc DTS-Si (improved) has been relaunched in four attractive colors, phase wise across the country from end September onwards.
The bike is powered by 125 cc  engine and is based on Bajaj's patented Digital Twin Spark - Swirl induction (DTS-Si) technology. And it has many new added features like 125 cc engine, 111 kmpl Mileage, Ride Contro Switch, Electric Start, Auto Choke, Maintenance Free Battery, Anti-Friction DU Bushes in the front fork, SNS Suspension, Twin Pilot Lamps, ExhausTec. Bajaj Platina 125cc DTS-Si is priced Rs.39,000/- ex-showroom.
The pricing has been done very competitively mainly againstHero Honda Splendor 100cc, although it may even affect other 100cc bike models like TVS Star City etc. 
Along with this, Bajaj Auto is now expected to launch a dual-fuel motorcycle which will run on CNG or LPG as well as petrol.

For complete specifications, reviews and other details keep a track on this website, as they will be added soon !


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Yamaha R15

By Divya Sai on 10/05/2008

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Mostly, costly and high end Xtreme sports bikes are considered to have more cubic-capacity (cc / displacement), and therefore are assumed to give less mileage ! That means these bikes need an initial huge amount of money and then further bucks are spent for its fuel requirements...
Now here's a bike from Yamaha India, which has all the looks of a sports bike while having the cubic-capacity equal to that of Pulsar (150cc).
One of the main attractive feature of this new bike from "R" series, are the under cowls that are based on the image of a diffuser, to give them the best form for aero-management. These are not cowls for simply enclosing the engine, but forms composed of blade surfaces that actively control airflow.
The YZF-R15 is the first India-made motorcycle in this class to mount a liquid cooling system for higher engine performance. Liquid cooling has not been use on 100 to 225cc class motorcycles in the past.
The YZF-R15 has a 6-speed transmission too. Even if you have a high-performance engine, the power development is going to be different in the different rpm ranges. The reason for a 6-speed transmission is to be able to make the most of the engine╩╝s power at any point in the rpm range.
According to Yamaha:
The designs were developed in the same modeling room where YZF-R1 designers worked. Information was shared, ensuring that the R lineage would be transmitted.
The main specifications of Yamaha R15 :

Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder
Displacement 149 .8cc
Bore x Stroke 57×58.7mm
Compression ratio 10.4:1
Maximum power 17PS / 8,500rpm
Maximum torque 15 N.m / 7,500rpm
Starting system Electric Start
Lubrication wet sump
Engine oil capacity 1.0 liters
Fuel tank capacity 12 liters
Fuel supply system Electronic fuel injection
Ignition system T.C.I
Primary / Secondary reduction ratio 3.042 / 3.000
Clutch type Constant-mesh wet multi-plate
Transmission type Return type 6-speed
Gear ratios 1st=2.833, 2nd=1.875, 3rd:=1.364,
4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84
Brake type (Front / Rear) Hydraulic, single disc (Front / Rear)
Suspension type (Front / Rear) Telescopic / Linked type Monocross
Overall length x width x height 1,995mm x 670mm x 1,070mm
Seat height 790mm
Wheelbase 1,290mm
Minimum ground clearance 160mm
Dry weight / Curb weight 120kg / 131kg

The features can be read here:
Yamaha-R15 Features

For user-reviews you can visit: Moluthshut.com
Wallpapers can be downloaded from Yamaha India Website

And for those who are more interested in bikes of Indian companies can have a look on Bajaj Pulsar Chrome Edition (soon going to be launched)  !




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Honda CBF Stunner

By Divya Sai on 10/01/2008

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The Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India [HMSI] Pvt. Ltd. launched its new Youth targeted bike - Honda Stunner. Honda with previously only two bikes, Honda Shine 125cc and Unicorn 150cc, has now added this new bike to their small collection !
Although in pictures it may not look too sporty, but believe me, once you see it on road, specially the one in black, the looks will definitely put you in doubt about its engine's cubic capacity, as for a regular 125cc the bike looks amazing !
In the picture above you can see the elevated back seat, which really gives a top-class look to this bike...

Honda CBF Stunner Specifications:
Displacement: 124.7cc
Engine: 4 Stroke, Air Cooled, OHC Single Cylinder
Maximum Power: 11Bhp@8000rpm
Maximum Torque: 11Nm@6500rpm
Gears: 5 Speed
Weight: 129.00 kg
Length: 2012mm

Width: 734mm
Height: 113mm
Ground Clearance: 173.00 mm
Fuel Tank: 10.00 ltrs
Carburetor: CV type
Air Filter: Paper type
Suspension(Front): Telescopic front fork suspension
Suspension(Rear): 3 step spring loaded hydraulic shock absorber
Transmission: Constant mesh, 5 speed gear
Brakes (Front): 240mm Disc
Brakes(Rear): 130mm Drum
Both front and rear tires are TubeLess !

Remeber to compare this bike with TVS Flame and Bajaj XCD 125cc
Or you may also have a look at the improved version of Bajaj XCD, known as Bajaj XCD Sprint !

One thing that makes this bike look too sporty is the integrated front body cowl, which can be compared with those of Pulsar 220 or Yamaha R15, the bike is available in three variants:

CBF Stunner Kick-Drum-Alloy - 47,085 (On Road)
CBF Stunner Self-Drum-Alloy - 52,200 (On Road)
CBF Stunner self-Disc-Alloy - 54,090 (On Road)

So with a proper blend of looks and mileage this bikes suits for people less than 6 feet height,and if you are buying a bike for the first time go for the second variant and if you are already a pro-biker then you can ofcourse go for the third one !

Happy Biking !

The prices may vary according to your city : [Check Price In Your City]

For reviews, check here: [Mouthshut.com]


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