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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Buying a New Big Bike in Thailand


What do we buy, if the wife tell you that she want a motorbike. The first step is to ask careful, but surely nicely what sort of bike she is thinking off. As for me I made the big mistake to drive to the local motorcycle dealer where the biggest motorcycle is the Honda Phantom 200cc, what is a sort of a cruiser. The other motorcycles at the shop are all 110cc scooters or 125cc motorcycles.

The wife was not amused, by my idea of buying a low cc motorcycle, a quote "If I want to go shopping I can take the Vino", the Vino is a 50cc Yamaha scooter which we use for traveling around our Mobaan (neighborhood).

Looking for another motorbike, we found that finding a respectable dealer, which sells bikes that you can actual can drive in Bangkok are limited. The bikes are too big, the wife is 165cm and her weight is less then 50kg, or the bikes cost a fortune for something what is considered outside Thailand old and the last reason of being skeptic, where the sales techniques of some of the, so-called big bike dealers.

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Model 2008 Yamaha YZF-R125 Little Speed Devil


It's time to get on the road, the Yamaha YZF-R125 2008 model introduced 12 days ago. Now it is time to grab the maximum fun out of life with the Yamaha YZF-R125. This radical, high-revving, fuel-injected 125 is the work of the same engineers who created our YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 supersport legends and is packed with MotoGP tech. The YZF-R125 is here to deliver stunning R-Series styling and exhilarating sports performance because life is a sport, to be enjoyed to the max.

The Yamaha YZF-R125 is smallest member of the R-series, with all aspects this bike including its engine and chassis technology feels like its a racer.

The Yamaha YZF-R125 is equipped with liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, single cylinder, SOHC 124.66cc engine. The engine is a 52mm bore and 58.6mm stroke with a impressive 11.2:1 compression ratio.

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Introducing the Aprilia Mana 850 Motorcycle


Aprilia anticipates the future and introduces the Aprilia 850 Mana, a taste of things to come, to the world.

With its exclusive and unmistakably Italian design, the Aprilia 850 Mana is unique among motorcycles. Its revolutionary Sportgear transmission is electronically controlled to deliver unrivaled riding pleasure. No ordinary motorcycle, the Aprilia 850 Mana is destined to change the riding habits of bikers all over the world.

Thanks to Aprilia, motorcyclists can now discover a whole new approach to riding. The Aprilia 850 Mana is a tast of things to come and packed with ultra-sophisticated, rider-friendly technology. Never has a motorcycle been so versatile, so proactive, or so fun to ride.

Motorcycling has taken a giant leap into the future with the Aprilia 850 Mana. Aprilia has always been ahead of its time, and often the first to develop technology other manufacturers have preferred to leave on the back burner.

But never before has Aprilia's forward thinking and talented R&D department dared to create such an innovative and revolutionary motorcycle. No ordinary motorcycle, the Aprilia 850 Mana is destined to change the riding habits of bikers all over the world.

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Introducing the Yamaha Giggle 2008 model


Fun and function tickle each other's ribs in the shape of the all-new 50cc Yamaha Giggle, the first ever Yamaha four-stroke scooter of this engine size to feature in the market.

As well as cutting edge styling and a large of under-seat storage space, the Yamaha Giggle features a three-valve engine, a mini-EFI system and dual-stage catalysts, making it not just friendly, but also environmentally friendly.

When you are looking for something different, stop here. Because with Yamaha Giggle we have something for true individuals.

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