The 2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S Dirtbike and Streetbike


I've always held that a good dirtbike is a great streetbike, and our 2008 Suzuki DR-Z400S long-termed has been proving me prophetic ever since I launched a leg over it. There is simply no other motorcycle I know of that can do everything I want to do, from single-track, high-mountain dual-sport ridding, to canyon aerobatics, to horizon-inhaling combat touring - and do each nearly as well, if not better, than the specialists bikes I know
In Bangkok, the Suzuki DR-Z400S is light, comfortable and deliriously whippy. If a hole opens in traffic, it's through it like a hornet up a pant leg; it's like driving a small displacement bike with supercharger. And if you don't like the way traffic is going, you can always improvise - over the curb, along the shoulder or across the roadside noodle shop (Tickets from the boys in brown, are your own responsibility).

At stop signs the wide steering bar upright stance and impeccable balance let met stop without putting a foot down. And wheelie away, feet on the pegs as Suzuki intended. On the freeway, the DR-Z400S is surprisingly capable for a 400cc 4-stroke 4-valve single cylinder liquid cooled engine.

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Secondhand Ducati 748 Biposto


Ducati 748 Biposto, this motorcycle is the best 750cc I've ridden. The Ducati was manufactured from 1995 to 1999. Although the Ducati 748 Biposto, as a model, remained available until 2003.

At first sight it's your poor men's Ducati 916. But have another look and you discover that the chassis is, with exception of a narrower 180-section Pirelli Dragon and a lighter chain, identical to the exquisite bigger Duke. Same chrome-molly trellis frame, Showa suspension and top quality Brembo brakes; same adjustable head angle geometry and dimensions.

The eight-valve 90-degree angle V-twin Desmo is no sleeve-down job either. The Ducati 748 Biposto has lighter flywheels and a shorter stroke, new cylinders, pistons and conrods with a compression ratio of 11.5:1, were cunningly installed to make it rev 2000rpm harder, all the way up to 11,000rpm, transforming it, in Ducati terms, into a thrash-happy nutter.

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The Honda VRX400, retro 1995 Sportster


The '95 Honda VRX400 is, spiritually at least, a cross between traditional Japanese roadster, such as the 400 Bandit, and the classic Harley-Davidson Sportster.

At its heart is a liquid-cooled V-twin from the in Asia popular Honda Steed 400 Custom. But, Honda being Honda, it has re-engineered the enigne in a bid to create more character - in a similar way to when it redesigned its VT1100 Shadow Ace to emulate classic Harley feel

At low revs it's rough and tough, with both bar-ends visibly shaking, but is also respectable torque for a 400cc. Then, in the midrange, the V-twin pulses smooth out to develop regular and smooth power all the way to 8000rpm. According to Honda, irregular, or plain lack of vibration can induce tedium of fatigue, and the VRX's deliberately engineered pulses are, it claims at the time, more comfortable and relaxing, in the same way as birds singing, waves, winds and the human pulse.

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Yamaha Royal Star, Yamaha Thinks Big Bike


In a casual conversation with one of the Yamaha people, we found that Yamaha has introduced in the line of expectation, a whole line of biker motorcycles. One model in particular got our attention. Yamaha Thailand is now officially selling the Yamaha Royal Star in Thailand.

The Yamaha Royal Star is a best described as the best of two worlds, stripped-down street cruisability and plush long-distance touring capability in one motorcycle with the quick-change windshield and passenger backrest. The DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder 1294cc liquid-cooled 70 degree V-four engine, with a 79mm bore and 66mm stroke producing 10:1 compression ratio push you back and reminds you why they invented big bikes. This baby gives you 97hp at 6000rpm with a good throttle response from four heated Mikuni 32mm carburetors with TPS delivering seamless throttle response and greater power across the entire rev range where ever you go.

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Looking at the Suzuki Raider 150R bike


The Suzuki Raider 150R, or Suzuki Satria FU150 as it is called in Indonesia, is one of the most powerful 150cc motorcycles in the market. The Suzuki Raider 150 is a comfortable motorcycle to ride on. It is fast it has more then enough power, 16 horse power at 9500rpm, it looks good and the telescopic front and rear mono-shock swing-arm suspension make the Suzuki Raider 150 one of the best road handling bikes.

If we compare the Suzuki Raider 150R with a Honda CBR150r, we find that the Suzuki beats the Honda on power performance, the Suzuki is lighter then the Honda and performance is equal. Also a good point is that the Suzuki Raider 150R is almost 10,000 Baht cheaper then the Honda*.

The 4 Stroke, Twin-cam 4 Valve, Air Cooled 147.3cc engine with electronic DC-CDI ignition, delivers the performance of a sporty bike the throttle response is good, thanks to the Mikuni BS 26-187 carburetor.

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Honda CBR-600F, old lady with a good kick


The Honda CBR600F I love this bike, it is probably now one of the most sold second hand bike around the world. Each spring a fresh young buck generation gives it the charge, each spring the Honda CBR600F takes a casual step sideways and kicks the opposition firmly in the bullocks.

The Honda CBR600 series, with a history of several models for over ten years has dominated the sales charts, for new and second hand bikes.

It is the epitome of '90s motorcycling, the Honda CBR600F changed the way we looked at motorcycles and how we drive them.

The Honda CBR600F stands for 240km/h on a good day, race-winning handling, useful and easy repairable bike and still being a good bike for touring. Honda first design overhaul was in 1991, with CBR fans fearing for its superbly positioned bungee points.

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Honda Wave 125i vs Wave 125s


Most motorcycle manufacturers now turn to fuel injection or already don this in the newer models not because they wanted to, but because they needed to, and for one reason: emissions.

We seen this happen a few years back for big bike and now see the same trend happening in the small motorcycles, the new Honda Wave 125i and others now all come with fuel injection systems. In Europe, America and Japan there are though emissions regulations. And it's not secret that similar standards are to be increasingly adopted worldwide.

In short, if Thai motorcycle manufacturers don't clean there bikes up they could soon, quite conceivable, not having any clean enough motorcycle to sell. As Honda motorcycles did with the Honda Wave 125, which is now available with carburettor and fuel injection system.

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2008 Kawasaki KLX 300R Officially Introduced in Thailand


The new 2008 Kawasaki KLX 300R is one of the first bigger engine motorcycle official on sale in Thailand. The Kawasaki KLX 300R offers a compact, quick-turning package that's well-suited to tight trails or long days exploring off the beaten-path. With a tractable engine and comfortable chassis, the KLX300R is the ideal partner for off-road adventures. Thanks to a liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, perimeter frame and plush suspension, this Kawasaki gives off-road riders the balance of power and handling they desire.

Designed to be ultra-compact, the Kawasaki KLX300R's liquid-cooled ultra-compact 292cc 4-stroke single cylinder engine features dual overhead cams activating four valves atop an Electro-fusion-coated aluminum cylinder, this incredibly hard cylinder coating which is highly-resistant to wear and provides superior heat transfer with less weight. The cylinder head has 4-valve's which provide maximum possible valve area for optimum intake and exhaust flow. For the intake Kawasaki uses a 34mm Semi-flat Slide CVK carburetor.

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The New Honda Wave 125i model 2008


The Honda Wave is probably the motorcycle with the longest history, dating back to the time of the introduction of the Honda Super Cub, which was 1958. The Honda Super Cub and the newest Honda Wave 125i model have little in common.

Looking at the technology behind the newest Honda Wave 125i we can see that since the introduction of Honda's first exported motorcycle, Honda developed the Honda Cub/Wave line into a motorcycle of high technology standard. The Honda Wave series is known around the world under several different names so is the Honda Wave also known as Honda NF series, Honda Innova or Honda Supra in Indonesia.

The Honda Wave 125i comes with a 4 Stroke, OHC, 124.9cc air cooled engine, with a 52.4mm bore and 57.9mm stroke, with a compression ratio of 9.3:1.

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New 2008 model for Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom


The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom offers cleans styling and a slender 21" front wheel, the one with the attitude in the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 family.

A motorcycle should make its owner proud, whether cruising through town or simply parked at one of the many motorcycling hangouts throughout the country. With the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom, riders get the seamless blend of comfort, big bike feel, and customized appearance.

The Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is the crown jewel in Kawasaki's mid-size cruiser family. This chrome-laden cruiser is more than just good looking. Like its 903cc siblings, the Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom's big-bike feel is generated by a power-plant that pulls cleanly around town and boasts exceptional roll-on acceleration that matches the get-up-and-go of much larger motorcycles.

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