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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kawasaki Ninja 250R. Quick, Affordable, Fuel Efficient, Easy to Ride, Bangkok friendly and Great Looking, this bike offers authentic Ninja style and performance.
One look at the new Kawasaki Ninja 250R tells everyone that this bike is the genuine article. With a new full-fairing similar to the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R and the Kawasaki ZX10R supersport bikes, a single kicked-up muffler, UNI-TRAK rear suspension, high-performance petal disc brakes and a dual seat, this is the most stylish performer in its category.
Compact size, exceptional personality and a low price tag highlight Kawasaki's new 2008 Ninja 250R quarter-liter performer. Considering how much fun it is to ride and the fact that it's easy to handle in Bangkok traffic and still enough of a bike to ride rural up-country, it's no wonder the Ninja 250R has been a strong seller. Its successful blend of a rider-friendly engine, easy-to-operate chassis and superbike styling worthy of its Ninja moniker, this model was developed to offer real world performance to riders of all skill levels and goes to show that good things do come in small packages.
The Honda Air Blade is the latest addition to the fleet of Honda motor bikes available in Thailand at the moment. The Honda Air Blade designed by Kaoru Hayashi and his team is one of the sleekest of the scooter style motor bikes available on the market.
The Honda Air Blade with its sharp wide beam twin headlights has numerous features that make it one of the best value and most reliable motor bike, the Honda Air Blade is a strong competitor on a highly competitive motorcycle market.
The Honda Air Blade's 110cc four-stroke engine with built-in liquid cooling is compact but packs more horsepower than a standard 125cc air-cooled automatic motorcycle engine. Ride comfortably, confidently and smoothly at all speeds with the efficient new V-Matic belt-drive transmission that uses a long-lasting reinforced steel belt.
This little desktop engine produces real exhaust noise, and it is the latest motorcycle engine gimmick and it runs on unleaded 98 or better USB computer power.
I belief that the company who makes them makes two models Kawasaki 'W1' and triumph 'T120 motorcycle engine. This little engines give motorbike riders the feeling of the open road during the long days as office slaves, the little Motorcycle Engine is a single vertical cylinder engine type. When the USB cable is inserted in the USB port, the piston drives bangs with USB bus power, you will hear engine sounds and the little bugger moves like he needs to go.
If sound and the feeling of the engine movement not foul you, then you in for a surprise the engine produces the right vibration it feels like you have a real engine on your desktop, this gimmick is a sure need for any motorcycle lover who necessarily needs to stay in the office the whole day.
One question I get often is can I get more out my Honda CBR150. First the Honda CBR-150 is a nice looking machine, with sporty road bike racing features.
It is said that Casey Stoner, Australian MotoGP rider started out on a Honda CBR150. What is the Honda CBR150 technical; the CBR150 comes with a 4 stroke, DOHC 4 Valves, water-cooled 149.4cc engine. The cylinder bore is 63.5mm and the stroke is 47.2mm (We can several other smaller cc motorcycle from Honda with the same bore), the compression ration is 11:1 and the ignition is by CDI Direct.
The standard spark plug is an NGK CR8E, but seen also CBR150's with a Denso U24ESR-N.
The transmission of Honda CBR150 comes with a 6 gear transmission, with a gear ratio from 3.038 for the first gear and a ratio of 0.923 for the last (6th) gear. Honda is using a wet, multiple disk clutch type for this motorcycle.
With the Yamaha X-City 125, Yamaha clearly follows the retro style for the 2008 product line, calling this model a modern classic, this new Yamaha 2008 model, which is for now is only available in Europe is a 125cc fuel-injected 4-stroke engine, and V-Belt automatic transmission system.
To Yamaha specifications the engine maximum power output is 10.76 kW @ 8,750 rpm with a torque of 11.70 Nm @ 8,750 rpm, make sure you hold tide if going for quick getaway. For comparison the Harley Davidson 2003 Fat Boy model 1450cc has a maximum power output of 46 kW, so the 125cc Yamaha is surely good on performance
The Yamaha X-City 125 has powerful hydraulic disc brakes both front and rear, and the extra cool looking 16 inch front/15 inch rear rimes/tyres for stable and smooth ride.
The Kawasaki Eliminator 125 embodies classic cruiser styling in a lightweight motorcycle with a low seat height and a friendly powerband. This makes it an excellent choice for new riders or anyone seeking an easy reach to the pavement.
Powered by an air-cooled, 125cc, four-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder engine specially tuned for low and mid-range torque, the Eliminator 125 is perfect for around-town riding. The electric starter makes getting underway easy, and a convenient five-speed transmission allows the rider to use the engine's full potential.