KAWASAKI Concours 14 ABS (2011)

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Kawasaki’s been a force to be reckoned with in the sport touring category for a quarter of a century now. The legendary first-generation Concours debuted in early 1986 to a flabbergasted buying public and press corps, neither of which had experienced performance and long-distance functionality blended so successfully in a single motorcycle.

Today, that sort of performance/function alchemy continues in the 2011 Concours 14 ABS, a sport-oriented tourer that can pile on the highway miles with the best world-class touring rigs yet still negotiate the twists and turns of America’s backroads in fine, Ninja-inspired tradition.

After debuting in 2008 to high marks from owners and magazine editors alike, the Concours 14 underwent significant improvement last year in the areas of comfort, convenience and safety, a move that solidified its position atop the sport touring heap. New bodywork not only looked better, it increased comfort by routing more heat away from the rider and passenger. Additionally, a taller, electrically adjustable windscreen created a calmer cockpit experience with help from ducts above the instrument panel, which balanced pressure areas outside and inside the screen. Standard handgrip heaters upped the comfort quotient even more.

Updated electronics were also part of the recent Concours 14 upgrades. Not only was the bike’s K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) braking system upgraded to offer two modes of linked, anti-lock braking and higher overall performance, but a high-tech traction control system (KTRC: Kawasaki Traction Control) was added. KTRC not only reduces wheelspin on slick surfaces, offering riders more confidence-inspiring feedback, but it can be easily switched off at the rider’s discretion.

The heart of the Concours sport-touring package remains as before – an amazing and thoroughly modern 1,352cc DOHC inline-four sourced from the legendary ZX™-14 sportbike. The Concours 14 engine generates excellent low- and mid-range power, all followed by a top-end rush that would turn most open-class sportbikes green with envy. A big part of its tremendously wide power delivery is due to its variable valve timing (VVT) system, which automatically alters camshaft profiles according to rpm to boost low-end and mid-range power without sacrificing top end. Advanced fuel injection, ram-air induction and decades of experience building the world’s most potent motorcycle engines add up to a simply amazing powerplant, one that makes the Concours 14 ABS forces to be reckoned with in the performance sport-touring segment – just as the original Concours was 25 years ago.

The Concours 14’s chassis is very much up to the challenge of controlling this prodigious powerplant. Its unique monocoque frame provides massive stiffness along with excellent handling characteristics and a high degree of rider feedback. Cradling the engine from the top, the frame’s compact structure keeps the bike narrow where it needs to be and allows optimum packaging of the bike’s vital systems. The Tetra-Lever shaft drive, which routes all that power to the rear wheel, uses a four-link design to offset the lifting and squatting tendencies of lesser shaft drive systems when the throttle is opened and closed, all of which results in true sportbike handling. Plus, the Tetra-Lever system is almost completely maintenance free. No mystery, then, why the Concours 14’s powertrain has earned critical acclaim around the world for its silky smooth power delivery.

That amazingly solid foundation is augmented by a carefully sculpted and highly comfortable saddle and all the creature comforts you’d expect from a top-shelf sport-tourer, including a pair of beautifully integrated, capacious and waterproof saddlebags. Concours 14 ABS: A high-speed touring duo with unquestionable supersport DNA. They’ve got everything you need to go far – and have tons of fun doing it.

Specifications
MSRP: $15,599 USD

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four with VVT
Displacement: 1,352cc
Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 61.0mm
Maximum torque: 102.0 lb-ft @ 6,200 rpm
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Fuel injection: Digital Fuel Injection w/ 40mm throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: Six-speed
Final drive: Tetra-Lever shaft drive
Rake / trail: 26.1 degrees / 4.4 in.
Front tire: 120/70 ZR-17
Rear tire: 190/50 ZR-17
Front suspension / wheel travel: 43mm inverted, telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload / 4.4 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Tetra-Lever with stepless rebound damping adjustment and remote spring preload adjuster / 5.4 in.
Front brakes: Dual floating 310mm petal discs with four-piston calipers (optional ABS)
Rear brake: Single 270mm petal disc (optional ABS)
Fuel capacity: 5.8 gal.
Seat height: 32.1 in.
Wheelbase: 59.8 in.
Overall length: 87.8 in.
Overall height windscreen lowered / raised: 50.8 in. / 57.7 in.
Overall width: 39.4 in.
Curb weight: Concours 14 ABS: 688.0 lbs.
Color: Atomic Silver / Flat Super Black
Warranty: 36 Months

KAWASAKI Ninja 1000 (2011)

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FEATURES
Naked Bike? Super Standard? Modern UJM? Who Cares What It’s Called: The Futuristically Retro and Super-fast Z1000 Is an Absolute Blast to Ride

It’s a rare thing: a new from the ground up motorcycle that feels so right and works so well right out of the crate that it has the press swooning and owners crooning. These well-sorted but rare bikes are often described as “happy motorcycles,” and it’s become crystal clear during the last year that Kawasaki’s Z1000 – completely redesigned in 2010 – is a very happy machine. It’s a realization that comes after just a mile or two in the saddle, and it’s one that confirms the fact that this motorcycle’s design team worked a special bit of magic during development.

The Z1000 thrills before you even jump aboard, with some of motorcycling’s most rakishly stunning lines and body shapes. The aesthetic showcase begins with a low-mount front cowl that slopes back radically, highlighting the Z’s prow and, behind it, an adjustable instrument cluster featuring a multifunction LCD display covered by a trick-looking orange lens. The headlight represents Kawasaki’s first-ever use of a line-beam unit, the guts of which are integrated nicely into that angled cowl. Moving rearward, you come to a shapely fuel tank that’s flared on the sides to let you grab it with your knees and that’s trim at the back for a snug fit. The seat is low and narrow at the front to make ground contact easy, and flows beautifully rearward to end in a futuristically retro LED taillight behind a red lens. It’s a thoroughly athletic shape, one sure to garner attention wherever it’s ridden.

Totally redesigned just last year, the Z features a wide range of new-think moto technology, including an aluminum frame similar to the ZX™-10R’s that curves over the engine, cradling it from above. The design allows a narrow mid-section, which fosters a high degree of rider comfort and feedback in addition to keeping weight low and chassis rigidity high. The engine bolts solidly to the frame in three places, stressed-member-style, and there’s also a rubber mount at the upper rear crankcase area for added vibration damping and torsional rigidity. The main frame and swingarm pivot elements are cast as a single unit, with welds eliminated wherever possible for a more aesthetically pleasing look. And the subframe is a lightweight aluminum die-casting, which is light, smooth and beautiful.

Suspension at both ends is thoroughly modern and wickedly functional: a beefy, fully adjustable 41mm inverted fork up front and a spring preload and rebound damping adjustable horizontal back-link shock is mounted above the swingarm to shield it from exhaust heat and foster an added degree of mass centralization. Wheel control is simply superb, and the substantial feedback sent to the rider makes it easy to know exactly what’s going on at the bike’s contact patches.

The heart of every naked bike is its engine, so Kawasaki engineers paid special attention here for maximum, arm-straightening impact: Dual cams. Sixteen valves. 1,043cc. Liquid cooling. High compression. A long stroke – 56mm – for instantaneous thrust. Six speeds. And digital fuel injection. It’s all there.

The result? This inline-four packs impressive horsepower combined with the sort of flexible, mid-range-heavy power delivery that pastes a silly grin on the face of anyone lucky enough to be aboard. From nearly any rpm, rolling the Z1000’s throttle provides the kind of instant gratification most sportbikes just can’t quite muster, all with silky smooth, highly intoxicating response.

There’s more, of course. Check out the Z’s five-spoke wheels, with spokes machined near the rims for a custom look. We carried forward the quad-pipe theme from the last Z1000 (and the first Z-1), but an under-engine pre-chamber lets engineers use shorter mufflers for great looks and better mass centralization. A solid-mount handlebar and aluminum footpegs lifted from the Ninja® ZX-10R contribute to the Z1000’s quality, top-shelf feel. Brakes? Totally modern: Radially mounted calipers, Ninja-spec 300mm petal-type rotors and a radial-pump master cylinder all provide the latest in braking feel and feedback.

Conventional wisdom says many of today’s motorcycles lack soul, or are all too much alike. The Z1000 proves otherwise – and happily.

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2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 motorcycle model Features

Key Features
- 1,043cc inline-four with DFI® offers serious torque
- Lightweight aluminum frame is narrow and tuned to transmit optimal feedback to the rider
- Fully adjustable inverted front fork has settings designed for sporty performance and ride quality
- Placement of horizontal back-link rear suspension contributes to mass centralization
- Radial-mounted front brake calipers combine with the radial-pump front brake master cylinder to offer superb control and feel
- Sleek, supersport styling gives the Ninja® 1000 a distinctive look
- Relaxed, upright riding position contributes to all-day comfort
- Larger fuel capacity offers substantial range
- Windscreen is adjustable to three positions, allowing for optimum wind and weather protection

DOHC, 16-valve, 1,043cc Engine
- Liquid-cooled inline-four offers true open-class power from idle to redline, making it easy to harness for experts and novices alike
- Bore and stroke dimensions of 77.0 x 56.0mm offer an ideal balance of peak power and low- and mid-range flexibility
- 38mm Keihin throttle bodies cram the air/fuel mixture directly into combustion chambers via downdraft intakes for maximum power
- Oval sub-throttles help keep the engine slim, and a slim midsection allows an ideal bike/rider interface for maximum comfort and control
- Engine’s rev limiter comes into play “softly,” providing usable overrev character since power doesn’t drop off suddenly at high rpm
- The engine’s relatively low crankshaft position allows a moderately long stroke without adding engine height
- A secondary engine balancer, driven off a gear on the sixth web of the crankshaft, eliminates excess vibration and contributes to rider comfort

Cool Air System
- Intake system routes cool air to the airbox via ducts in the fairing, minimizing performance loss due to heated intake air
- Duct positioning – close to the rider – allows the intake howl to be heard and enjoyed
- Airbox resonator reduces noise at low rpm and enhances intake sound at higher revs

Exhaust System
- The exhaust system features a 4-into-2-pre-chamber-into-2 layout. Silencer end-caps maintain the quad-style image
- Main and pre-catalyzers ensure cleaner emissions
- Thanks to the under-engine pre-chamber, silencer volume is reduced, and silencer weight is low. Exhaust system offers excellent mass centralization and contributes to a low center of gravity

Slim-type Fuel Pump
- Slim-type fuel pump features an integral fuel gauge
- Fuel tank design and slim-type fuel pump minimizes dead volume inside the tank; fuel capacity is 4.0 gallons

Bodywork
- Supersport-style full-fairing bodywork gives the Ninja 1000 a distinctive, head-turning look, and also offers plenty of wind and weather protection for short-tour ability
- The fairing’s slat-style leading edges direct wind around the bike, allowing the fairing to be narrower at the middle
- The fairing flares at the rear, keeping hot engine air from hitting the rider’s legs
- Original design front turn signals are integrated into the fairing and are attached to the inside of the fairing with rubber mounts that minimize damage if the bike falls over
- ZX-6R-spec front fender contributes to excellent aerodynamics and racy looks
- Slim and compact tail cowl moves mass physically and visually toward the front of the bike
- LED taillight features red LED bulbs and a red transparent lens
- Slim rear fender gives the bike a light-looking rear end
- Windscreen is manually adjustable for optimum wind/weather protection
- Windscreen has three available positions spanning approximately 20 degrees and ranging from sporty to maximum wind protection. Adjustment can be done by hand (no tools required) by depressing the release button below the instrument panel. Windscreen adjustment should always be done with the bike stopped

Aluminum Backbone Frame
- Aluminum backbone frame is similar in concept to the Ninja ZX-10R’s, and helps make the bike narrow and easy to grip with the knees for maximum rider comfort and feedback
- The frame is lightweight and highly rigid, and uses the engine as a stressed member for solid handling and optimum stability
- Frame elements are tuned to transmit optimal engine feedback to the rider
- The frame’s five-piece construction consists of steering stem, left and right main frames, and two cross pieces. The two main frame components have open C-shaped cross sections
- Welds were eliminated wherever possible for simplicity and appearance; the frame beams and swingarm brackets are single die-cast pieces
- The new frame uses four engine mounts, three of which are rigid, one of which (the upper rear crankcase mount) is rubber
- Rear subframe is a three-piece aluminum die-casting assembly that’s light, strong and optimizes mass centralization
- The sub-frame is an example of form and function combined, negating the need for side covers and allowing underseat narrowness for a shorter reach to the ground

Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension
- All-new rear suspension design positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm where it’s less exposed to exhaust heat and contributes to mass centralization
- Visible from the outside, the horizontal monoshock contributes to the Ninja 1000’s ultra-sporty appearance
- Linkage characteristics are the same as those of a standard Uni-Trak® system: Wheel movement versus shock stroke is the same ratio
- The shock features stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability for a custom-tuned ride

Fully Adjustable 41mm Fork
- The Ninja 1000’s inverted fork is adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload – and is protected from harm by a cool-looking shroud
- Settings are designed for both sporty performance and ride quality
- Separate, raised handlebars contribute to the sporty, comfortable riding position; bar stays are mounted to the fork tube tops, which extend above the top clamp
- A thick urethane seat provides a high level of rider and passenger comfort
- Tapered-type grips, like those used on supersport models, offer a more direct feel
- Ninja ZX-10R-style footpegs with knurled surfaces offer good grip, direct feel and control, and no-nonsense looks
- The passenger footpeg brackets incorporate convenient luggage hooks

Brakes
- 300mm front petal-type brake discs are gripped by opposed four-piston radial-mount calipers. (Caliper piston size is 4x30 mm)
- A radial-pump front brake master cylinder contributes to the superb control and feel offered by these high-end calipers
- The rear brake is a single piston, pin-slide caliper gripping a 250mm petal-type disc. The caliper is mounted below the swingarm, and located by a torque rod

Large-Volume Fuel Tank
- Five-gallon (19L) fuel tank offers substantial range
- Steel construction facilitates use of magnetic tank bag
- Tank shape (flared edges and a trim shape at the back) allows riders to easily grip tank with their knees

Instrumentation
- Sporty instrument panel features a large analog tachometer and multi-function LCD screen. It’s a design based on the ZX-6R’s unit, but which features original graphics and coloring
- Functions include speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, odometer, clock, dual trip meters and warning lamps
- Hazard switch located on left bar pod

KAWASAKI KX 450F (2011)

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In the 450cc motocross game, the only thing that matters to serious racers is top-tier performance and running up front. And for 2011, the best tool for the job is once again a lime green one – Kawasaki’s reworked and revised KX™450F. In this arena you can’t stand still technically, which is why Kawasaki engineers scrutinized every system and component of the race-winning 2010 model and came up with a host of tweaks that’ll have red, blue, orange and yellow wondering what hit ’em.

The latest open-class KX starts with the primary pieces that allowed the 2010 KX to win more Supercross events than any other bike
last year – a brutally fast 449cc DOHC four-stroke single packing a broad spread of power housed in a lightweight-yet-strong aluminum frame connected to a suspension designed to offer compliance, high-speed stability and whoop-sucking performance all moto long. It was an ideal platform on which to win the majority of races in 2010, and that trend promises to continue with the revised, even faster 2011 model.

Last year, the KX450F featured a number of engine refinements, including the first ever production use of a bridged-box bottom piston (more high-end power and better over-rev characteristics), revised cam timing for better mid- and top-end performance and a reinforced cylinder sleeve and crankcase for improved durability.

This year there’s even more. The bridged-box bottom piston shape, for instance, has been modified to meld with the upgraded, higher-volume muffler, which is quieter than last year’s unit. The ECU has been tweaked to provide a hotter and longer-duration spark for improved low-rpm response. The shift mechanism incorporates a larger internal roller and stronger shift-spring tension for more positive shifting. Finally, the fuel-injection system’s Calibration Kit software has been updated, while the controller harness and connector have been modified for easier use.

Changes in the chassis department are equally impressive, and show the results of our race team’s effect on development. First up are revisions to the engine mount brackets that optimize chassis flex and improve handling. Next, the engineers revised the damping settings for the massive fork tubes for even better performance. For that factory-bike touch there are also blue-anodized compression damping adjuster caps in place of last year’s silver ones. Damping settings on the rear shock have also been revised, and it, too, gets a blue-anodized compression adjuster. The seat features a new side-surface texturing for increased rider grip while aboard, and the drive chain guide has been thoroughly beefed up for increased durability; testing shows it to be nearly three times more durable than the unit fitted to the 2010 machine.

KAWASAKI KLX 140 (2011)

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There’s nothing like an off road motorcycle that does many things well, especially one that fits a wide variety of riders and skill-sets. And with its mid-sized stature, flexible engine and easy-to-ride nature, Kawasaki’s 2011 KLX™140 is one such multi-talented machine. Smaller riders will love the KLX’s physical size – a touch larger than a typical minibike – and push-button starting, while those a bit taller will appreciate the larger-wheeled KLX140L, which features a 19” front and 16” rear wheel in place of the standard KLX’s 17” front and 14” rear wheels. Both 140s are friendly to beginners and novices, yet both offer a roomy cockpit and enough performance and handling prowess to keep more advanced riders smiling.

Start-ups are simple: just press the power switch and thumb the KLX’s start button and you’re off and running. Because dead batteries are a drag, the power switch contains an internal LED that illuminates, alerting riders whenever the ignition is on. Power from the KLX’s air-cooled SOHC 144cc engine is plentiful yet easy to manage via the manual clutch and five-speed, close-ratio transmission. The clutch design promotes an easy learning curve via its spring damper system; the design provides progressive, two-stage engagement and easy half-clutch use during slower speed riding, the perfect thing for those just leaning the machinations of manual shifting. Additional benefits of this system are a more direct lever feel and increased clutch durability.

The KLX’s high-revving, smooth and surprisingly quiet engine is wrapped in a high-tensile steel perimeter frame covered by KX™-like shrouds, a two-tone seat cover and sharp, aggressive body work. The 140’s roomy cockpit, overall control layout and narrow footpeg/frame relationship – including wide and comfortable footpegs – make it easy for riders to move around while aboard with a minimum of effort.

A 33mm telescopic fork featuring custom-tuned spring rate and damping settings handles suspension duties up front. In back, a UNI-TRAK® linkage equipped rear shock featuring 5-way preload adjustability provides a smooth and controlled ride. To provide even greater options for growing riders, the KLX140L’s more advanced, reservoir-equipped shock easily fits the standard KLX140.

RK EXCEL aluminum rims and advanced braking components are another sign this is a serious off-road motorcycle. A large 220mm front disc and 27mm twin-piston caliper at the front and 186mm rear disc provide serious stopping power. Both utilize petal shaped rotors, which help clean the brakes and reduce unsprung weight for better wheel control.

Bottom line? The KLX140 delivers an ideal blend of size and performance, all of which equals Big Fun for kids and adults alike.

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Specifications
MSRP: $2,899 USD

ENGINE
Four-stroke, SOHC, two-valve single
Displacement: 144cc
Bore x Stroke: 58.0 x 54.4mm
Cooling System: Air
Carburetion: Keihin PB20
Compression ratio: 9.5: 1
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: Five-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final drive: Chain
Frame Type: High-Tensile steel, box-section perimeter
Rake/Trail: 27 degrees / 3.3 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 33mm telescopic fork / 7.1 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® linkage system and single shock with 5-way preload adjustability / 7.1 in.
Front Tire Size: 70/100-17
Rear Tire Size: 90/100-14
Front brakes / rear brakes: Single 220mm petal disc with a dual-piston caliper / Single 186mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Overall length: 71.7 in.
Overall width: 31.1 in.
Overall height: 41.3 in.
Wheelbase: 49.6 in.
Ground clearance: 9.3 in.
Seat height: 30.7 in.
Curb weight: 205.0 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 1.5 gal.
Color Choices: Lime Green
Warranty: 6 months base warranty

KAWASAKI Ninja 650R (2010)

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General information
Model: Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Year: 2010
Category: Sport
Rating: 73.7 out of 100.

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 649.00 ccm (39.60 cubic inches)
Engine type: Twin
Stroke: 4
Compression: 11.3:1
Bore x stroke: 83.0 x 60.0 mm (3.3 x 2.4 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: Digital CDI
Starter: Electric
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type final drive: Chain

Physical measures
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 204.0 kg (449.8 pounds)
Seat height: 790 mm (31.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,199 mm (47.2 inches)
Overall length: 2,101 mm (82.7 inches)
Overall width: 759 mm (29.9 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake (fork angle): 25.0°
Trail: 107 mm (4.2 inches)
Front suspension: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in.
Rear suspension: Single offset laydown shock with adjustable spring preload / 4.9 in.
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions: 160/60-17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)

Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 15.51 litres (4.10 gallons)
Color options: Candy Lime Green, Ebony, Metallic Island Blue

KAWASAKI Ninja ZX-14 (2010)

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General information

Model: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
Year: 2010
Category: Sport

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1352.00 ccm (82.50 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line four
Stroke: 4
Compression: 12.0:1
Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 61.0 mm (3.3 x 2.4 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. DFI with Mikuni 44mm Mikuni Throttle Bodies
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Starter: Electric
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type final drive: Chain

Physical measures
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 257.1 kg (566.7 pounds)
Seat height: 800 mm (31.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,171 mm (46.1 inches)
Overall length: 2,169 mm (85.4 inches)
Overall width: 759 mm (29.9 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,461 mm (57.5 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake (fork angle): 23.0°
Trail: 94 mm (3.7 inches)
Front suspension: 43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments / 4.6 in.
Rear suspension: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.8 in.
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions: 190/50-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 310 mm (12.2 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 250 mm (9.8 inches)

Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 21.95 litres (5.80 gallons)
Color options: Candy Persimmon Red, Metallic Titanium/Metallic Spark Black

Kawasaki VN900 Custom (2009)

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Kawasaki VN900 Custom Motorcycle Preview and Specifications.

The gap between factory and custom bike narrows even further in the VN900 Custom. Hard-core styling and real-world riding ability show that form can follow function. The VN900 Custom is the proof.
General information
Model: Kawasaki VN900 Custom
Year: 2009
Category: Custom / cruiser
Rating: 74.1 out of 100.

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 903.00 ccm (55.10 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2
Stroke: 4
Torque: 78.00 Nm (8.0 kgf-m or 57.5 ft.lbs) @ 3700 RPM
Compression: 9.5:1
Bore x stroke: 88.0 x 74.2 mm (3.5 x 2.9 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: SOHC
Ignition: TCBI with Electronic Advance
Starter: Electric
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type final drive: Belt

Physical measures
Dry weight: 278.0 kg (612.9 pounds)
Seat height: 686 mm (27.0 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,120 mm (44.1 inches)
Overall length: 2,405 mm (94.7 inches)
Overall width: 894 mm (35.2 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,646 mm (64.8 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Front suspension: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Rear suspension: Uni-Track® swingarm, seven-way adjustable spring preload / 4.1 in.
Front tyre dimensions: 80/90-21
Rear tyre dimensions: 180/70-15
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 270 mm (10.6 inches)

Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 20.06 litres (5.30 gallons)
Color options: Black

HYOSUNG GT650R FI (2010)

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The GT650R inspires rider confidence whether you are commuting or burning your favorite stretch of road. The distinct styling features a 2 stage projection beam for greater visibility. The chassis is fitted with 43mm inverted forks, an oval tube frame both increase rigidity to provide better rider feedback and greater stability. The GT650R is a motorcycle that begs to be ridden the long way home.

Features and Benefits:
= VFD ("Vacuum Fluorescent Display" commonly used in luxury automobiles for the digital displays) Hyosung is the first motorcycle manufacturer to use this technology in motorcycle production.
= The GT650R comes standard with 4 way adjustable rearsets, because we believe in rider comforter.
= The motor provides tons of low and mid-range torque that makes the bike a blast to ride
= Adjustable 43mm inverted forks for greater handling.
= Aluminum exhaust canister and stainless 2 into 1.
= Large cooling capacity for the most demanding conditions
= Oval tube frame for increased rigidity to provide better rider feedback and greater stability.


Press Release
Hyosung Gets Injected (Australian Press Release)
South Korea has been doing more than scanning the northern horizon for missiles in recent months: it's been busy preparing for the launch of its own missiles. The Hyosung motorcycle range has been given a major facelift and now features fuel-injection across the entire 250cc and 650cc V-twin 2010 model range.

The popular GV250 and GV650 Aquila cruisers retain their signature styling and robust, powerful engines, but now have the added benefit of EFI. The EFI system provides seamless power throughout the rev range and smooth idling from cold.

The GT250 naked sports commuter and the GT250R sports model also feature EFI. Completely restyled with aggressive new lines, LED stop/tail-lamp and clear indicator lenses, they are set to regain their place at the top of the 250cc sales charts.

EFI also takes a front row seat on the three-model 650cc GT range. The GT650 naked, the half-faired GT650S sport tourer and the GT650R sport all feature the new styling changes, plus improved braking with four-piston callipers gripping 300mm semi-floating discs on all three models.

Great news for learner riders too. The 250cc models are automatically learner approved, but so too are all four 650cc models. The LAMS approved 650cc EFI models now deliver 40kw, up from 25kw on previous models. The non-LAMS 650cc versions pump out a healthy 59kw.

"This is great timing for the Hyosung range. As Australia pulls out of its economic dip, we have a fresh new range for riders both new and experienced," said Hyosung Australia Brand Manager Simon Gloyne. "In 2006 and 2007 the Hyosung GT250R was the top selling 250cc road bike in Australia because of its massive package of features and performance for such a low price. Now that package has fresh styling and fuel injection across the entire range, we are aiming for the number one spot again."

The new styling and technical updates are additional to an already value packed range with all models featuring USD forks (except GV250), grunty V-twin engines and now EFI.

The EFI models go on sale this month, with the following recommended price (before statutory and delivery charges):

GT250 $5990
GT250R $6990
GT650 naked $7990
GT650S sport tourer $8590
GT650R $8990
GV250 $5990
GV650 $9990

LAMS is not available in WA. It is available in all other states now and Queensland from July 1, 2009.

General Information

(USA Specifications)
MSRP: Solid $6,099/2-Tone $6,499 USD

Chassis Overall Length(inch) 81.1
Overall Height(inch) 44.3
Overall Width(inch) 25.8
Wheel Base(inch) 56.5
Ground Clearance(inch) 6.5
Seat Height(inch) 31.5
Final Drive Chain 525
Brake (Front) 300Ø Semi floating double discs, 2 pistons calipers
Brake (Rear) 230Ø Single disc, 1 pistons caliper
Suspension (Front) 41Ø Upside down Telescopic
(Compression, Rebound damping adjustable)
Suspension (Rear) Linkage type Mono shock absorber
(Preload adjustable) and rebound adjustment
Tire (Front) 120/60-ZR-17 55W
Tire (Rear) 160/60-ZR-17 69W
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal) 4.5
Dry Mass 451 lbs

Engine Engine System Liquid cooled DOHC 4-valve 90° V-twin
Displacement(cc) 647
Bore x Stroke 81.5 x 62
Compression Ratio 11.6 : 1
Max Power 79 HP @ 9250 RPM
Max Torque 49.32 lb/ft @ 7250 RPM
Fuel System Fuel Injection (include immobilizer)
Lubrication Wet sump

Transmission Clutch Wet, Multiplate
Gear Constant mesh 6-speed (1down 5up)

Warranty Year 2

HYOSUNG GT250 FI (2010)

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Features
= 75° v-twin engine that delivers low and mid-range torque and makes this a very spirited 250 as well as being smooth.
= Fuel Injection
= Improved geometry improving the handling and stability
= Upgraded tail section with a slimmer look
= Easily removable rear fender
= Clear tail light lens with LEDs
= Improved seat
= Lower and wider handlebars
= Aluminum exhaust canister and stainless 2 into 1 exhaust for maximum power and torque.
= Large underseat storage for convenience.
= Features 43mm inverted forks and single disc brake
General Information

Chassis Overall Length 82.5in
Overall Height 44.1in
Overall Width 30.7in
Wheel Base 56.5in
Ground Clearance 6.9in
Seat Height 32.7in
Brake F: 300Ø Semi floating single disc, 2 pistons caliper
R: 230Ø Single disc, 2 pistons caliper
Suspension F: 41Ø Upside down Telescopic
R: Swing arm with Progressive linkage Hydraulic Mono shock absorber (Preload adjustable)
Rake/Trail 25 degree/ 3.7in
Tyre F: 110/70 -17 54H / R: 150/70 -17 69H
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.5gal
Wet Weight 375lbs
GVWR 750lbs

Engine Type Air / Oil cooled DOHC 4-valve 75° V-twin
Displacement 249cc
Bore x Stroke 57 x 48.8
Compression Ratio 10.3 : 1
Fuel System Fuel injection
Lubrication Wet sump

Transmission Clutch Wet, Multiplate
Gear Constant mesh 5-speed (1down 4up)
Final Drive Chain

HYOSUNG GV650 Aquila/Avitar FI (2010)

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Features
- Adjustable 43mm inverted forks for greater handling.
- VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) commonly used in luxury automobiles for the digital displays. Hyosung is the first motorcycle manufacturer to use this technology in motorcycle production.
- 230mm Single disc brake.
- Belt-driven for a maintenance-free and quiet ride.
- Adjustable forward controls are standard because we believe in rider comfort.
- LED taillight for greater visibility and safety.

General Information

Chassis Overall Length (inch) 95.7
Overall Height (inch) 42.3
Overall Width (inch) 33.1
Wheel Base (inch) 67
Ground Clearance (inch) 6.3
Seat Height (inch) 26.5
Final Drive Belt
Brake (Front) 300Ø Semi floating double discs, 2 pistons calipers
Brake (Rear) 270Ø Single disc, 2 pistons caliper
Suspension (Front) 41Ø Upside down Telescopic
(Compression, Rebound damping adjustable)
Suspension (Rear) Double shock absorber (Preload adjustable)
Tire (Front) 120/70 ZR-18 59W
Tire (Rear) 180/55 ZR-17 73W
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal) 4.16
Dry Mass 485 lbs

Engine Engine System Liquid cooled DOHC 4-valve 90° V-twin
Displacement(cc) 647
Bore x Stroke 81.5 x 62
Compression Ratio 11.6 : 1
Max Power 79 HP @ 9000 RPM
Max Torque 49.41 lb/ft @ 7250 RPM
Fuel System Fuel Injection (include immobilizer)
Lubrication Wet sump

Transmission Clutch Wet, Multiplate
Gear Box Constant mesh 5-speed (1down 4up)