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2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 finally gatecrashes Kawasaki, Honda, KTM party

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The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 looks good, but can it take on the Ninja 300 and the KTM RC390…?

Yamaha have taken the wraps off their brand-new YZF-R3, which is powered by a new 321cc DOHC 4-valve parallel twin that uses forged aluminium pistons and carburized conrods, and produces 41 horsepower and 30Nm of torque. “The concept behind this was to create a supersports machine you can ride every day, and the architecture of the new powerplant is designed to ensure good rideability in the low to mid-speed range, together with a strong and responsive character at higher rpm,” says a press note from Yamaha.

The new YZF-R3 gets a diamond-type tubular steel chassis which, according to Yamaha, has been developed using the latest structural analysis technology. Using the bike’s engine as a stressed member, the chassis is supposed to offer predictable handling that’s ideal for riders who might just be stepping up from the 125cc class. The Yamaha R3 weighs 169 kilos, features 50:50 front:rear weight distribution, rides on 17-inch alloy wheels (shod with 110/70 and 140/70 rubber), and gets 41mm front forks and ‘monocross’ rear suspension. Braking duties are handled by a single 298mm disc at the front and 220mm disc at the back, while ABS is standard.

Yamaha are actually late to the 250cc sportsbike category. Kawasaki, with the Ninja 250, and Honda, with the CBR250R, have already staked a claim in this segment for quite some time now. These two have already moved things forward with the Ninja 300 and the CBR300, while KTM have upped the ante in a very big way with the RC390. We have to admit, the new Yamaha R3 also looks quite good, but will it be able to take on the other three – especially the RC390 – remains to be seen. Expect to see the R3 in Yamaha showrooms worldwide, in April 2015.
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BMW Motorrad to show its police bikes at the Milipol 2013

BMW Motorrad to show its police bikes at the Milipol 2013

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BMW’s new range of police bikes, including the C Evolution battery-powered scooter, which can hit a top speed of 120km/h

BMW Motorrad will attend the 18th Milipol in Paris on 19-22 November this year, where they will display their range of “authority vehicles” (yeah, well, police bikes…) and special-purpose equipment for “authority riders.” BMW have been building bikes for the police for more than 85 years and have, since 1970, sold more than 130,000 units of their “authority vehicles” across more than 150 countries worldwide.

The range of police bikes that BMW will show at the Milipol includes the R1200RT, F800GT, F700GS, K1600GT and the C600 Sport scooter. The newly-developed police-spec BMW C600 Sport has a special white/green paintjob and comes with bits like beacon lights at the front and rotating strobe beacons at the rear, a siren, and a crash bar at the front.

Additionally, BMW will also present the police-spec C Evolution, a battery-powered electric scooter that the police might start using someday in the not too distant future. And indeed, with a peak power output of up to 35kW (47bhp), 100km range and 120km/h top speed, the BMW C Evo might actually do alright as a police vehicle.

Honda CT110 by Post Modern Motorcycles

Honda CT110 by Post Modern Motorcycles

Tank Moto issue 2 recently hit the shelves (and promptly sold out!) and one of my favourite stories from the issue was the one about my visit to Champion Motorcycles workshop in Abbotsford, Melbourne. Champion owner Jim Clark has been customising ex-Australia Post Honda CT110’s for several years now under his Post Modern Motorcycles brand and I finally got the chance to meet the man behind the bikes that make grin from ear to ear. Here’s an excerpt from the feature…
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Una e trina

Una e trina

Spiritualità Racer…

  Ha-NaCaRaKa  
significa che vi è un messaggero“,  vivo, come il respiro jasat obbligati a unire l’anima umana. Significa che c’è fiducia, dove non c’è nessuno che ha creduto e ha avuto fiducia del risultato. Il terzo elemento è un Dio, l’uomo e l’obbligo dell’uomo (come la creazione).

Ha: Hana hurip Wening sacro la vita è la volontà del Santissimo
Na: Nur luna, luna, magia, warsitaning Candara speranza  umana sempre alla luce divina
Ca: Copyright Wening, mandulu diritto d’autore, Copyright dadi direzione e lo scopo per l’All-Single
Ra: Rasaingsun handulusih vero amore nasce dall’amore coscienza
Ka: Karsaningsun memayuhayuning Bawana passione per la natura  

 Dall’unione del lavoro fantasia e originalità di tre appassionati,  la vincitrice del Kustom show Indonesiano.



Motore Honda GL 100 W
proprietario: M Yusuf Adib Mustofa
motore: Semangat Putra Motor Purwokerto
vernice: Daeng personalizzato
Design illustratore: Adan F Maruciel 

foto: Adan F Maruciel

Daeng custom 

Adan Fajar

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The best Triton in Australia

The best Triton in Australia

In Cafe Racer terms the Triton was the ride of choice for Rockers of the 60’s and 70’s. The combination of Triumph’s mighty parallel twin and Norton’s featherbed frame delivered a potent mix of power and handling more than capable of delivering Ton Up thrills. In 1989 Andrew Wishart’s father started work on a Triton build that earned the title of Australia’s best. Fast forward 20 years and the bike made it’s way in to his son’s hands and it was time for the Triton to head back into the garage for a freshen up and a facelift…

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