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Buell Blast

Quiet and clean Kevlar belt

Showa gas-charged shock

37mm Showa

320mm front brake

Low-effort, reduced-reach controls

Torrance, California, December 29, — Can I buy you a drink, or do you just the money? You, being the biker with the suave moves that you are, end up with a date for the evening a pick-up line like No doubt the new pair of shoes the flame motif did their another case of money spent, ey, chap?

Not to be the bearer of bad but if this — or some lame-brained scheme — is how you your weekend nights, you had forget about that Ducati 996 you’ve been over and focus on something realistic: A Value Bike.And we suggest a $6,000 limit on how you should spend? Then, you could stand to spend money on a new personality with all the you’ll be saving.

Either it’s the end of the year and things are pretty good for you. old hooptie is paid off and hasn’t for a ride on the back of the local yard’s finest in at least two now. Your credit bills are under control so got a bit of extra cash burning a in your pocket. It must be to invest in some tech then.

Or is it? The market is so volatile now and nobody is sure what’s the corner.

If you’re going to throw away some you might as well get something other than an invoice your broker or a phone and an empty promise from dame at the end of the bar to show for it. To help you out in quest for an affordable ride won’t bore you to sleep an Al Gore speech, MO has resurrected our Value Bike shootout.

And as the the specimens rolled into our we acknowledged the wide range of and purpose of the six bikes that our price point.

MO graphics editor Calvin Kim summed up the Buell Blast by stating it’s our idea of a just after a fellow snickered something about its which they pronounced, the Be nice people.

Sure, the definition of a scooter entails wheels, an even smaller automatic shifting and a little for your feeties, however, we our own definition of what a scooter be. To us, a scooter offers light, and economical transportation that’s for zipping around town. Oh, and we to shift, thanks.

The primary of the Blast is as a user-friendly platform for new The Blast is amusing to us because it like a Cyclone M2. only (honey, I shrunk the Buell!). is also Buell-like in that quirky, even if it works as an overall package.

Ergonomically, the shortest legs can find while straddled over the The wheelbase is relatively short, the position (there are two different heights available) is comfy, and falls right where it Friendly touches include an choke function, digital meter and a flash to pass that we wish we could from our Blast onto women we know.

The motor has torque than some mowers that its sound quite closely. It steers and the brakes are progressive and smooth. The problem with all this is riders who catch on quick outgrow the Blast even The next Ben Bostroms need not

Essentially, the Blast is a $4,000-plus tool that may only a summer because it’s so to outgrow.

Still, if something the Blast grabs you or you just a lawn mower …, you regret your purchase. If you a beginner’s motorcycle, the 883 would be a better choice. If you want a that can shift, corner and do burnouts, you might want to out the Blast. Besides, Vance has a number of performance products for it available.

You and Tim Allen can have lawn races all year long

This bike is like a Xterra: Everything you need for the jungle with only a number of overdone accouterments. Of all the in our shootout, this is clearly the versatile. For commuting, the light slim stance and beau-coup travel is overkill, though it open up a few alternate routes.

you turn off the freeway and onto the less-traveled, launching over plowing through pot holes and acts of urban assault as naturally as a Sunday football and binge with the boys. Out in the the KLR has adequate off-road prowess to some fairly rough let alone the occasional forest road or gravel road.

And for you hooligans out there, our own Minime discovered the KLR’s ability to block-long wheelies and catch air off any rise in sight. It’s a top-heavy Kawasaki ‘Motard in many ways. And if you ride it as it can be a lot of fun.

The behind-the-seat platform generous space to bungee a few night’s worth of gear the hand guards protect from the cold as well as foreign objects.

The economical keeps the blast off your but doesn’t impair your unless you’re doing own dirt-tracker impressions up and down the tucked in with your hand holding onto the left fork leg. Not some of these things enable the KLR to tackle dirt so well have a negative on it’s on-road effectiveness.

The bars hamper lane-splitting and the motor buzzes along at speeds, constantly reminding you the 651 cc single below you would be churning up a gravel-infested incline maintaining pace with Peterbilt behind you. travel the world on a KLR for thousands than a BMW R1150GS, or an F650GS for matter.

This Kawasaki can do it all, you have to decide how much you versatility over day-to-day

If you want a well-designed bike can accomplish any task needed of a the KLR easily offers up mucho for the buck and makes this a attractive choice for those who to be a little bit schitzo in their preferences.

This bike has essentially unchanged since its a decade ago. It made year’s roundup largely it emerged victorious in our Frugal Shootout held five back and is still regarded as the standard standard. It’s a like bread and water,

The 750 is incredibly easy to ride.

The action is smooth, shifts are and sure and the power delivery is the we’ve seen this of a Jamba Juice blender. The seating position, long and tall top gear give the impressive highway legs. the lack of a windshield as standard hinder any attempt at joining the Butt clan on their sojourn.

Still, soft (Marsee makes a great and a tank bag enhance the touring of the Hawk, but we’ve even Givi hardshell panniers and a top along with a large screen mounted on the beast for jaunts. Other sundry of the Nighthawk include, a 200-mile range and the ability to put up with 87 fuel.

Put aside your however, and the Nighthawk is fully of foot peg-scraping lean and the ability to keep up with a as ridden by far too many Sunday Squids. So, why doesn’t the Nighthawk 750 a repeat win in our shootout? Well, sort of dull.

Sure, it has of juice to smoke practically any new or Mustang and it easily pulls to than 120 mph.

But we’re not gut-wrenching, arm-stretching thrust. the type of family-friendly oomph good for everybody. Unfortunately, of us prefer a bit of spice in our dish and bike just never our excitement meter.

In a nutshell, if you want a motorcycle in the sense, the Nighthawk has got to be one of the best of all time. Lube the chain, the oil if you have some extra and a few spare beers one Saturday, have a mechanic inspect the and it should last forever. the valves even adjust

If you want a bike to cater to emotions, though, look

Buell Blast

The big surprise of the shootout is the V Star We knew the 650 cc cruiser could classic American looks, of chrome, legendary Yamaha quality and adequate performance. we didn’t expect was how fun the bike was to Though not offering the boatloads of the V Star’s engine is plenty for real-world riding.

Especially is that this little had enough cojones to inspire its of hooliganism.

Even our prim and CEO was coaxed into a spontaneous — though he later his lack of restraint (typical). The V does a good job of playing the boulevard cruiser role, if it hails from Japan and only 650 cubes.

Suspension is soft, but it’s just you need for around town. It feels harsh and rarely like a wet sponge, striking balance for a cruiser. The brakes are good and only get edged out by the of the SV650 and CB750. Even the were regarded as some of the comfortable of the group.

This is an amazing feat since the is also the most capable of riders of smaller stature.

For desiring real cruiser in over-the-counter strength, the V Star offers a lot of bike for just a dough.

Minor niggles a clutch that catches too and has a very narrow range of The bike doesn’t feel all planted at superslab speeds, though that’s most traced to the tread design of the tire and the oh-so-necessary rain freeways out here in notoriously, stormy Los Angeles. Sigh.

But, this bike meant to connect straight that are state lines It is meant to connect key points on a map while exuding style and And, it does this than you’d expect an inexpensive cruiser.

The Yamaha was lauded as the best looking of the bunch.

For our cruiser-earmarked money, likely opt for the 883 because, to this nothing emulates Harley like a Harley. But we believe the V is certainly worth a look-see you be in the market for a lightweight cruiser will entertain you for years to There’s even a rather array of accessories for this already, should you choose to it turn even more

When there was an errand to we MO-ites found ourselves for the 883 key more than any other.

It’s hard to say since the isn’t particularly quick, the is nothing special and the brakes benefit from an additional disk. What the 883 does is style and character — and of it. But unfortunately, certain Harley-Davidson with Freudian issues the Sportster a girls bike or a bike. Real men ride Fat or Road Kingz.

We tend to We’re into the sportier of cruiser-dom. We’re into weight and, get this we like to turn!

Though not a cruiser like the majority of the H-D add a few Screaming Eagle parts time and you can turn this performer into a serious rod.

Our 883, right out of the offers classic good and a feel that, to date, The Motor Company has been to provide. In fact, we believe the model is the best looking, understated Sportster in Harley’s Better yet, the narrow bars improve lane-splitting an act hampered by big-… handle hard bags and beer-fed commonly found on larger and their riders.

We could easily see a newbie purchasing an 883 right out of the MSF course. The bike should not intimidate new but will still offer to cruise on the interstate.

As for comfort and the stiff springs and short transmit the thud of every expansion joint right your spine. On the other the super low seat height and riding position make the a joy around town. And for those of stature, the 883 is tremendously easy to

Best of all, the Sporty H-D hallmarks like the clunky-but-sure solid overall feel and trademark rumble (the same rumble they to patent). all for a third of the price of a King. As the rider’s skills he or she could bump up displacement (a mod), and then in another or two, start adding Screaming Eagle parts and an additional front disk Or, the owner could customize the with bags and a windshield, a gas tank and other tour-worthy

In other words, a rider could spend an entire on a Sportster without ever it. And, niggles aside, the very definition of value.

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