Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Honda International Bikes: CRF230M

Honda CRF230M: Motard Motorcycle

Price: $4,749

Honda’s new CRF230M’s concept is simple: they took their proven CRF230L dual-sport machine and fine-tuned it for the street. By giving it 17-inch front and rear wheels they have made a machine that’s specially tailored for the street, and which can use premium street tires. An electric starter makes getting going a snap, but best of all has to be the new CRF230M’s fuel mileage.



Engine Type: 223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke: 65.5 x 66.2 mm

Ignition: CD

Chassis / Suspension / Brakes

Front Suspension: 37mm leading-axle Showa® fork; 9.0 inches of travel

Rear Suspension: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload adjustability; 6.6 inches of travel

Front Brake: Single 240 mm disc

Rear Brake: 220 mm disc

Friday, July 3, 2009

Honda Shine

Honda Shine: Standard Motorcycle

Price: Rs. 53,168 on Road in Mumbai

Powered by Honda’s revolutionary optimax & Ergotec technologies, the Honda Shine is a companion that understands & fulfills the rider’s need to do more in life by delivering superior performance.

Honda Shine is powered by a newly developed 125cc ’Optimax’ engine, which maintains Optimum input for maximum output and incorporates cutting edge technologies to deliver best balance of mileage and pickup. Due to its cutting edge Honda technologies, the 125 cc ’Optimax’ engine delivers class leading 10.3 BHP which enables Honda Shine to deliver the best balance of pickup and mileage.

Honda Shine’s ’Ergo Tec’ Design with lightweight advanced diamond frame and double suspension offers superior absorption of shocks & vibrations thus providing excellent ride comfort & stability. Riding position based on human engineering ensures, less fatigue and firm & wide seating space with comfortable seating posture for pillion rider. Honda Shine also comes equipped with host of innovative features like puncture resistant Tuff-up tube and Primary Kick/Self start for easier city riding etc.

SHINE delivers an impressive mileage of 65kmpl, under actual ride conditions, which is the best in its class. This is achieved thru successful incorporation of several cutting edge Honda technologies in OPTIMAX engine. Such performance is very useful in Top Slow drive condition wherein SHINE gives feeling like an automatic 2 wheeler as it reduces the usage of clutch & allows the rider more comfortable & enjoyable ride even while riding thru slow traffic situation, even more all this without compromising on mileage.

Technical Specifications

Weights and Measurements:

Kerb Weight: 122km

Length: 2015mm

Width: 730mm

Height: 1070mm

Wheelbase: 1265mm

Ground Clearance: 175mm

Fuel Tank Capacity: 11Ltr.

Reserve Tank Capacity: 1.3Ltr.


Acceleration 0-60kmph: 5.3 sec.

Mileage: 65Kmpl


Engine Type: 4 stroke, Air Cooled OHC Single Cylinder

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