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2014 BMW “Concept Roadster” – BMW Roadster Revolution for the world to take notice

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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The aspirations of BMW Motorrad with regard to future generations of boxer-powered roadsters take concrete, emotionally charged shape at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 in the form of the BMW Concept Roadster. Last year BMW Motorrad presented the BMW Concept Ninety here – a modern interpretation of a classic BMW motorcycle with boxer engine that demonstrated just how emotional a retrospective on 90 years of BMW Motorrad can be. “By contrast, the contemporary emotional appeal of the BMW Concept Roadster shows that, as far as BMW is concerned, motorcycling is much more than just perfect function,” explains Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design.

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Classic values interpreted in modern style.
The BMW Concept Roadster is a typical BMW roadster with a powerful 2-cylinder boxer engine, single-sided swing arm with cardan drive and a light tubular space frame. It interprets these classic elements in the most state-of-the-art, dynamic form. “The BMW Concept Roadster is exciting to look and at least as exciting to ride,” says Ola Stenegard, Head of Vehicle Design BMW Motorrad, of the BMW Concept Roadster.  (more…)

Specs Comparison: 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL vs 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL 1-cylinder

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2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 2-cylinder

A technical specs comparison of the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL 1-cylinder and 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 2-cylinder. Both are good bikes with different characteristic. Check out the comparison below.

Model / Comparison 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250
Bore x stroke 72.0 x 61.2 mm  62.0 mm x 41.2 mm
Displacement 249 cm³  249 cm³
Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 1 Cyl DOHC Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 2 Cyl DOHC
CDI Keihin, Transistorized Ignition Digital
Power (kW) 20.6kW (28hp)(9,700rpm) 23.5 kW (32HP) / 11,000 rpm

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2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL unveiled in Malaysia – RM17,689.00 (basic)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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Finally the awaited Kawasaki Ninja 250SL has breaks cover in Sepang for its launch. Ninja 250SL comes with 250cc single-cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine. SL refers to the acronym of Super Light that is seemingly correct since the curb mass is 151kg. This is 17kg lighter than the Ninja 250 2-cylinder.
Power extracted by Ninja 250SL is 28hp at 9,700RPM and torque at 22.6Nm at 8,200RPM.
Only yellow and lime green colour are available for now.
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The body comes with slim compact trellis-like chassis frame (but the official specs says this is Diamond type) for strength and sportier handling of the bike but able to keep it low cost for the masses. Also seen there is the same wheel design which is used for the Ninja 250 2-cylinder that shows 10-spoke Y-shape wheel.  (more…)

GE Honda Aero Engines Delivers First Shipset of HF120 Production Engines and Announces MRO Facility

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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GE Honda Aero Engines accomplished a major milestone with the delivery of the first shipset of HF120 production engines to Honda Aircraft Company.

“The delivery of these first set of engines is a significant milestone for the HF120 program and reinforces our continuous support for our customer.” said Terry Sharp, president of GE Honda Aero Engines. “The HF120 is now in full production at GE’s Lynn facility. Significant planning activity is underway to enable smooth transitioning to the Honda Aero facility in Burlington, North Carolina, before year end.”

With the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 33 certification of the GE Honda HF120 turbofan engine obtained on December 13, 2013, the team is now focusing on obtaining European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation by the end of the year.  (more…)

Gallery: 2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 – a superbike you can ride everyday

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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In 1998, Yamaha Motor launched its new flagship supersport model YZF-R1 (1,000cc), which won acclaim for its exciting performance on winding roads, thanks to the combination of its high-performance engine and lightweight frame. Since then, Yamaha Motor continued its expansion of the YZF-R series through the launch of YZF-R6 (600cc) and YZF-R7 (750cc). And in 2008, YZF-R15 (150cc) and YZF-R125 (125cc) were introduced to India and Europe respectively. The new YZF-R25 is developed not only for the Indonesian market where the popularity of sports models has been increasing, but also as a 250cc supersports model to cater for the global market.  (more…)