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Kawasaki Ninja 250R

The Kawasaki Ninja 250R is a street motorcycle sold by the Kawasaki Motors division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries since 1983. It is Kawasaki's best-selling motorcycle, experiencing steady double-digit sales growth year after year. It is renowned for its light handling, good fuel economy, sufficient power, and relatively comfortable riding posture, making it a desirable first motorcycle for new riders, and a popular machine with experienced riders who seek a second machine, or wish to enter the sportbike category. The smallest Ninja has undergone few changes throughout its quarter-century existence, having seen only two substantial redesigns.

Owners and fans of the motorcycle commonly refer to it by its platform designation, EX250. This designation is followed by an alphabetical suffix indicating the generation. Before the 2008 model, the motorcycle carried different marketing names worldwide/ The 2008 (EX250-J) model is known as the Ninja 250R in all markets. In the United States, previous generations (EX-250E/F/G/H) were also marketed as members of the "Ninja" family of sportbikes, while outside the U.S. it is known as the ZZR-250, ZX-250, or as the GPX-250R. Past models (EX250-C) have carried the base designation GPZ-250. As the smallest of the Ninja motorcycles, the Ninja 250R has received the affectionate nickname "Ninjette" or "Baby Ninja".

Description and features
In many respects, including ergonomics, chassis design, engine placement within the frame, the Ninja 250R straddles standard and sport classes. Likewise, the bike's riding position falls between standard and sport. Capable of running the 1/4 mile in 14.6 seconds at 88mph, the bike's features include bungee hooks, center stand (no longer available on the 2008 model), a tachometer, and front and rear disc brakes. The bike has been heavily updated for 2008 with completely redesigned fairings and 17" wheels. As of 2007, the 250R is being produced in Thailand. Kawasaki has marketed the Ninja 250R since 1986 as an entry-level. The Ninja 250 has little direct competition within its class in the United States, partly due to it being one of the two 250 cc sport bikes sold. In Canada, Honda's 2007 introduction of the CBR125R has caused competition for Kawasaki's share in the entry-level sport bike market. The other main competitors are the other 250 cc "beginner bikes," namely the Hyosung GT250R, Honda's Rebel 250 and Nighthawk 250, the Suzuki GZ250, and the Yamaha Virago 250. With the exception of the Nighthawk, (a standard) and the Hyosung, these bikes are all cruisers.
Before the 2008 model, neither the Ninja nor these other US 250's had changed much in recent years, but outside the United States there were many advances in small-displacement, lightweight, and/or low-cost motorcycles, including several four-cylinder, sixteen-valve 250s (e.g., the Honda "Hornet" 250 or Ninja ZX-2R). That being said, the Ninja 250 enjoys a modest following among riders who appreciate its light weight and nimble handling as an amusing "track bike." The very fact that it hasn't changed much since 1988 means parts are plentiful and inexpensive, and the rider community is well established.

First generationEX250-C - Also known as the GPZ-250. This earliest, belt-driven version was first produced in 1983, and has nothing in common with the latest generation.

Second generation
EX250-E - This model was sold as the Ninja 250R in Canada and the U.S. between 1986 and 1987. It was known as the GPZ-250R elsewhere. The engine from this model persisted until 2007 with minimal changes.

Third generation
EX250-F - The most widespread version of the motorcycle, it was sold between 1988 and 2007 in the U.S.. Canada received the model between 1988 and 1999, and it was available elsewhere as the GPX-250R as early as 1987.
EX250-G - Never sold in North America, this version was known as the GPX-250R-II. It sported dual front brakes, which slowed a wider wheel and tire (110/80-16). All other parts where identical to the -F model. It was sold after 1988.
EX250-H - This model came to Canada as the Ninja 250R between 2000 and 2001, after which it received a new name: ZZR-250, in line with the -H model's name elsewhere in the world, where it had existed since 1992. This motorcycle has few parts in common with the -F model, though it shares the same engine (with different casings). It sports a lateral aluminum frame, different fairing (designed to make it look sportier), larger (17") wheels, an adjustable rear shock absorber, adjustable brake and clutch levers, a smaller drive sprocket, computer-controlled timing advance, and a revised electrical system.

Fourth generation
In 2008, Kawasaki gave the EX250 its most thorough modernization in many years. The EX250-J model is known as the Ninja 250R worldwide. Kawasaki increased the MSRP by $500 U.S.D., to $3,499 in 2008 and by $1,000 U.S.D. to $3,999 in 2009.
Parts from the third generation are still found on the -J, but its redesigned exterior panels bring the smallest Ninja's appearance out of the '90s and into line with late-2000s sportbikes. The engine and drivetrain retain 30% of the -F model's parts, according to Kawasaki literature. The engine's compression and maximum torque have been lowered to provide 20% better midrange performance, where the motorcycle will spend most of its time. The U.S.-spec -J model uses dual carburetors like the -F model, but the European-spec and Thailand-spec model have a fuel-injection system. The wheels were increased in size to 17", the front suspension was beefed up, and the front brake rotors were replaced with a larger "petal" design. A fuel gauge, a rarity in motorcycles, was added to the instrument cluster, implying an emphasis on attracting new riders.

Since the introduction of the model in 1986, the Ninja 250 has been often used as a "starting class" bike in club racing around the world. The AFM in California has been especially involved with 250 Production racing since the bike was released, including the since faded Honda VTR250.
In 2007 (the last year of the 3rd generation EX250), the Ninja 250 of Hambone Racing, won the Overall Mini Endurance Championship with the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (CMRA). Piloted by CMRA longtimers Chuck Ergle and Keith Hertell, this marked the only time a Ninja 250 had ever won a CMRA Mini Endurance Championship.
Starting in 2008, the WSMC will have a class (The Ninja Cup) dedicated to the model.

Honda CBR150R

The Honda CBR150R is a 150cc 4-stroke sports bike which is a part of the Honda CBR series manufactured by APHonda. APHonda is a Thai owned, established 1986, company. APHonda is a Honda affiliate company. Built as the successor of the 2-stroke Honda NSR 150, the CBR150R is targeted mainly to Southeast Asia. Officially launched into Malaysian market in December 2007 with two color choices offered, red and blue. Black color is available in other country like Thailand,Japan or Indonesia market.

DOHC 4-valve 150 cc water-cooled engine with balancer shaft.
6-speed return manual transmission
Front and rear(Nissin disk brake) disc brakes.
Key slot cover for better protection against theft (2006 onwards).
Monoshock rear shock absorber.
Secondary Air Supply System (SASS) which delivers extra air to the exhaust system for cleaner emission.
Catalytic converter

Instrument Panel
This bike uses analog instrument panel which consist of fuel meter, speedometer, revolution per minute meter, temperature meter and signal, high beam and gear status light indicator.

Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade


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The Yamaha FZ150i is a small capacity sport bikes made by Yamaha Motor. It was launched in Malaysia on January 2008 at First World Hotel, Genting Highlands as the first completel knocked down (CKD) bike to be fuel-injected in Malaysian motorcycle market. In Indonesia this model known as Yamaha V-Ixion.
In conjunction with the bike launch, the Yamaha FZ150i Enthusiasts Forum also was launched on the 17 March 2008 as an unofficial information center for the Yamaha FZ150i enthusiasts

In Malaysia, the FZ150i is locally-assembled at the Hong Leong Yamaha (HLY) plant at Sungai Buloh, Selangor. According to HLY web site, this model is expected to be sold by 500 units a month after the first year of its introduction. Apart from Malaysia, the FZ150i is also available in other Asian countries such as in Singapore and Thailand.

Yamaha Nouvo

The Yamaha Nouvo is a small CVT underbone bodied motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha Motor. It was introduced in April 2002 for Southeast Asia markets and In 2004, Yamaha Motor make a major breakthrough for introduced this model to South America market, which is Brazil and rename it to Yamaha Neo.

2006 Yamaha Nouvo MX
After several research and extensive studies in Asian region, the Nouvo was developed under the model code "AT115" and in April 2002, Yamaha Motor has successfully marketed Yamaha Nouvo in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and other Asean countries.
Yamaha engineers specially developed the frame with the same or higher level of rigidity as a moped bike in order to achieve a moped-like ride and good handling performance but also have the same level of comfort as a scooter. This vehicle is powered by 4-stroke, SOHC 2-valve single-cylinder engine which is characterized by its strong torque in the mid-to low-speed range.

In 2004, the Nouvo has been given an aggressive fecelift by Yamaha team, this includes the headlight which is similar to Yamaha YZF-R1 sport bike. For safety concern, the taillight also has been design with the addition of a retroreflector device. In order to improve stability, front suspension is also has been set-up with new settings. Other cosmetic changes is the body cover and passenger's footrest.
After a huge success in the markets, Yamaha Motor Company in Vietnam has release a special edition model for their market in 2007, this model known as Yamaha Nouvo Limited. It features newly design V-shape headlight and newly body stripes but the engine specification is still remain the same with all Nouvo series that available except for Nouvo Elegance. This model only comes with two colors design - White Wolf and Black Knight.
As 2008, Nouvo is still the best selling moped-like motorcycles in Southeast Asia region especially in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia because of its unique design style that attract many younger people to buy this motorcycles. Literally the word Nouvo or Nouveau in French word means new or fashionable.

2008 Yamaha Nouvo LX-RCAfter the successor to the Nouvo, on February 2008. Yamaha Motor Company in Thailand and Vietnam has launch an all new Yamaha Nouvo Elegance (LX in Vietnam) for their markets under the model code "AT135", the major changes in this motorcycle are the engine, the engine power are now has increased from 115cc to 135cc (11 horsepower). In addition, the engine cylinder and forged piston are now made from DiASil (die-cast aluminum cylinder) which is more lightweight while giving it a theorically power-to-weight ratio, to eliminate engine overheating while long journey, liquid-cooled radiator are now installed at the right side of the engine, as a result it giving more performance and reliability to the engine. Cosmetic changes also has been made, this includes the body cover - more sharp edges were added with large seat for comfortable ride. The Nouvo Elegance was also launched in Malaysia on August 2008 with the name "Yamaha Nouvo LC". The Nouvo Elegance model will be released in Brazil on 2009 according to Yamaha.

Main features:AT135 meter instrumentation
An easy to use SOHC 115cc or 135cc engine with CVT - 4-Stroke engine with environmental friendly to surpass strict emission standards without even using the catalytic converters, these specs will ensure a comfortable ride and lively performance in stop-and-go urban traffic conditions.
BS (Butterfly Slide) type carburettor by Mikuni - The Nouvo uses Mikuni BS25/1 type carburettor for AT115 model to ensure good response, performance and combustion efficiency of the engine. While BS26/1 is used for AT135 model combined with Throttle Position Sensor or TPS system to achieve better fuel economy and good starting performance.
16-inch wheels front and rear - To provide good running performance even on poor road surfaces, this fact is based on extensive studies of conditions of use in the Asean region by Yamaha R&D team.
New-design frame with moped-level rigidity - These design will optimizing the balance of the caster, trail and fork offset so that it can give a great straight-line stability and nimble handling.
Electroluminescence meter panel - The first moped-like motorcycle model (AT135 only) that equip with LCD odometer and LED backlight for more easy reading visibility at night. Its also completed with on-board diagnostics system.

Although Nouvos are not designed to be performance motorcycles nor hold any legitimate racing victories, they have been used for racing ever since their introduction. In 2003, several privateer (also sponsored) motorcycles team in Malaysia entered the Nouvo to compete in Malaysian Cub Prix Championship. In Thailand, the Nouvo is also being raced in underbone drag racing.
In recent years, the Nouvo has rapidly gaining its popularity as a platform for modification and customization (e.g: airbrushing or audio system) by an enthusiast community especially in Thailand and Malaysia. With a huge variety of aftermarket performance parts including racing engine block, racing carburettor and a fine tuning suspension kit to make the Nouvo quicker, its popularity in legal or illegal street racing scene has become a subculture phenomenon, particularly in Southeast Asia country.



The Suzuki Hayabusa (also known as the GSX1300R in some countries) is a hyper sport motorcycle originally introduced by Suzuki in 1999. It has a 1340 cc (81.7 cu in) inline-4 engine and was consistently tested as the fastest production motorcycle in the world before the 2001 detuning agreement referred below. The 2008 model has a MSRP of US$11,999.

1999The name Hayabusa translates directly from the Japanese as Peregrine Falcon, the bird said to be capable of speeds of over 200 mph (322 km/h) — and predator of (perhaps not coincidently) the common blackbird. The name is a subtle reference to Honda's competing Hawk models. When introduced in 1999, it overtook the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird as the fastest production motorcycle. The first generation of the Hayabusa was called the GSX1300R and was powered by a 1299 cc (79.2 cu in) inline-4 liquid-cooled engine. It remained substantially unchanged up through the 2007 model year.
The motorcycle in stock form was capable of the following performance:
1/4 mile (402 m): 10.02 seconds @ 143.7 mph (231 km/h)
60–80 mph: 3.13 seconds
80–100 mph: 3.31 seconds
Top speed: 189.6 mph (305 km/h)
Power: 156.1 hp (116.4 kW) @ 9,500 rpm (rear wheel)

Competition in the hyper sport bike segment increased with the release of motorcycles like the BMW K1200S, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R, and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14. This increased competition led to Suzuki heavily revising the GSX1300R for the 2008 model year. Suzuki has dropped the GSX1300R designation in some countries and simply called the motorcycle the Hayabusa. The engine size was increased to 1340 cc (81.7 cu in) with the compression ratio increasing to 12.5:1. The revised engine has a claimed 12% increase in power to 194 hp (145 kW).
Fuel is now fed through a pair of new 44 mm (1.7 in) Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) throttle bodies. The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS), a technology introduced on the GSX-R line of motorcycles, provides three options of power delivery for a range of touring to wide open high performance. Some of the more notable features include a new 4-2-1-2 exhaust system meets Euro 3 and EPA Tier 2 emission regulations, a slipper clutch, and redesigned bodywork.
The motorcycle in stock form is capable of the following performance:
1/4 mile (402 m): 9.75 seconds @ 149.7 mph (241 km/h)
0–60 mph: 2.60 seconds
0–180 mph: 15.9 seconds
Top speed: 186 mph (299 km/h)electronically restricted

1299 cc (79 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
1340 cc (82 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Bore Stroke
81.0 x 63.0 mm
81.0 x 65.0 mm
Compression Ratio
151.1 hp (113 kW)
171 hp (128 kW)
93.4 lb·ft (127 N·m) @ 6750 rpm
102.3 lb·ft (139 N·m)
Fuel System
Keihin/Denso Fuel Injection
Fuel Injection
Wet sump
6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive
#530 chain
Overall Length
2140 mm (84.3 in)
2195 mm (86.4 in)
Overall Width
740 mm (29.1 in)
Overall Height
1155 mm (45.5 in)
1170 mm (46.1 in)
Seat Height
805 mm (31.7 in)
Ground Clearance
120 mm (4.7 in)
1485 mm (58.5 in)
Dry Weight
218 kg (481 lb)220 kg (485 lb) CA. model
250.5 kg (552 lb)
Suspension Front
Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, 14-way adjustable rebound damping and 13-way adjustable compression damping
Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, adjustable rebound damping and adjustable compression damping
Suspension Rear
Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, 22-way adjustable compression & rebound damping
Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression & rebound damping
Brakes Front
6-pot Tokico calipers on 320mm stainless steel discs
Brakes Rear
Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front
Tires Rear
Fuel Tank Capacity
21 l (5.5 US gal)19.0 l (5.0 US gal) CA. model
21 l (5.5 US gal)20.0 l (5.3 US gal) CA. model
1999: Silver/Copper Brown, Black/Gray, Red/Black.2000: Blue/Silver, Red/Silver, Silver.2001: Blue/Silver, Black/Silver.2002: Blue/Black, Silver/Gray, Midnight Black (Limited Edition).2003: Silver/Gray, Black/Gray, Black, Midnight Black (Canadian Limited Edition), Golden Orange (the US 40th Anniversary model).2004: Blue/Silver, Black/Purple, Limited Red2005: Blue/Silver, Black/Gray, Red/Black(New graphics)2006: Blue/Silver, Black/Gray, Red/Black.2007: Black, Red, Blue, White/Sliver (UK Limited Edition)
2008: Orange/Black, Gray/Black, White/Silver, Blue/Black2009: White/Silver, Black/Gray, Gray/Silver, Black/Gold

2005 GSX1300R "Hayabusa"
After its introduction, the major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers realized that the power and speed wars among flagship sport bikes would not end and would eventually lead to increased government regulation. For the model years 2001 to current, a timing retard was added in 6th gear, as well as an earlier rev limiter (10200 RPM V.S. 11000 RPM). This limited the top speed from the 1999/2000 model's 198 mph (319 km/h) to a new maximum of 186 mph (299 km/h).

From its debut in 1999 to June 2007 over 100,000 Hayabusas were sold worldwide. In the United States during the year 2005 over 10,000 units were sold. For 2006 in the US sales of the Hayabusa were twice that of the Kawasaki ZX-14, which was being released that year. And again for the year over 10,000 units were sold in the US
Overall, sales in the US have increased year after year since its release in 1999 until 2006 and went from just a few thousand units in 1999 to over 10,000 in 2006. Worldwide yearly sales statistics are not known.

Other uses
The high-powered lightweight engine in the Hayabusa lends itself to non-motorcycle applications. The Westfield Megabusa is an English sports car, based on the Lotus Seven, which uses the Hayabusa engine. The engine has also been used in Smart two-seater city cars (Smart Diablo), although these have only been experimental conversions, not production models.

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