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An underbone . or underbone motorcycle . is a motorcycle built on a frame mostly of one large diameter component. The design is sometimes as a step-through in the West. Although the tank position, the open-frame which the fuel tank allows, and the splash guards the underbone an appearance similar to a the wheels, engine position, and transmission are based on the design of motorcycles.

Despite this difference in design, underbones are marketed as scooters in the West.

Honda Bravo of the Philippines

The of an underbone is based on that of a motorcycle. The engine is between the feet and the rear wheel is by a regular motorcycle secondary drive. Chain enclosure, sheet-metal covers, is usual.

The fuel tank of an underbone is below the seat, and it is in this only that it differs a conventional motorcycle, which has its tank between the knees of the and a frame member running the tank from the seat to the headstock. The underbone arrangement ease of mounting and dismounting. have wheels similar to of conventional motorcycles.

The engine of a typical underbone is generally in a between 50 cc and 125 cc, although some are e.g. the Suzuki Raider Many underbones are capable of highway speeds of 110-120 or more and are allowed on expressways in Singapore and Thailand. Underbones are not on Indonesian and Philippine tollways .

The technical sophistication of larger has been increasingly added to the with fuel injection in the Honda Wave 125i. Spark 135i [ 1 ] and, 2007, the Japanese version of the Super Cub. [ 2 ] Modern use capacitor discharge ignition for the system, almost all have and many have electric


The Heinkel Perle was in 1954, four years the Honda Super Cub

The underbone can be seen in some of the European of the early 1950s, including the NSU and the Heinkel Perle. The most underbone motorcycle was the spine-framed, Honda 50 of 1958. The Honda 50 is in production and, with than 60 million built, is the powered vehicle of all time. [ 2 ]

Other names and derivations

In and Singapore this vehicle is known as Kapcai or Kapchai . a word derived from being a combination of the word Cub the word Honda Cub and 仔 in Chinese. In 仔 (pronounced jai , or in pinyin zai ) means (or its derivatives, e.g. small, etc.). Therefore, Kapcai means a Little Cub.

Honda being a very brand in Malaysia, all underbone have come to be called In Indonesia, it is called motor [ 3 ] (from the Indonesian word for

A variation on the underbone concept as the maxi-scooter [ 4 ] or touring scooter [ 5 ] is in the West. These are much than the underbones known to the market and vary in size the early Honda Helix 250 cc [ 6 ] to the 850 cc Gilera GP800. [ 7 ] Many versions are between 400 cc and 650 cc, including the Silver Wing with 582 cc [ 8 ]. the Burgman with 400 cc [ 9 ] or 638 cc [ 10 ] ), the Yamaha 400 with 395 cc [ 11 ]. and the Yamaha T-Max 500 499 cc. [ 12 ]

Underbones of conventional size are in Western Europe and marketed conventional scooters. They are referred to as scooters, [ 13 ] despite the difference between underbones and scooters.

Storage on underbones

Yamaha helmet storage compartment.

underbone motorcycles sold in Asia come with a steel basket, allowing to carry goods. More storage capacity is often with the option of a carrier and a top Some top boxes are detachable the carriers.

Some underbones, the Honda Wave. Modenas and the Yamaha Nouvo. have a storage compartment under the Some have a hook in the between the riders knees for a bag.

Underbone manufacturers

The for underbone motorcycles is dominated by manufacturers, though many of are built in factories elsewhere, China and Taiwan. In other manufacturers have violated and illegally copied the models of manufacturers. The Honda Cub.

Honda Wave series and Lagenda series are amongst the copied.

MZ Motorrad currently underbone models in Malaysia by main share holder, Leong Group which is the sole distributor of Yamaha in Malaysia and Singapore.

The major manufacturers are as follows:-


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