Sunday, March 29, 2009

Triumph Motorcycles Pictures











Triumph Motorcycles may refer to:

* Triumph Engineering Co Ltd, a defunct British motorcycle manufacturer
* Norton Villiers Triumph, a defunct British motorcycle manufacturer
* Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, a current British motorcycle manufacturer
* Triumph (TWN), a defunct German motorcycle manufacturer

The origins of the Triumph Motorcycles Company go back to 1885 when a young German moved to London and started an import/export business selling pedal cycles. In 1888 the company moved to Coventry and in 1902 they produced their first motor bicycle using the Belgium built Minerva engine with a 2.25 bhp engine. 1905 saw the launch of Triumphs own engine with 3bhp (363cc). By 1915 the engine capacity had increased to 550cc and now looked like a motorcycle. The machine had a 3 speed gearbox and was supplied to despatch riders during the WW1. It soon gained a reputation for quality and reliability. The term trusty Triumph originated in this period. Triumph had experimented with a 600cc vertical twin as early as 1913 but war halted development. In 1936 Triumph went into liquidation during the depression.

The company was bought by Jack Sangster who owned Ariel Motors, Birmingham. The Triumph Engineering Company Ltd was formed and it soon started to Produce Motorcycles again with Edward Turner as General Manager and chief designer. This appointment was inspirational and the company went on to become one of Britain's most successful motorcycle firms. It was not long before Edward had designed a vertical twin that would change the course of motorcycle design for the next 30 years. Even though the design was copied by other motorcycle manufacturers, the Triumph stayed pre-eminent. When the first Triumph arrived in the states just prior to WW2 they were an outstanding success beating the Indians and the Harleys. Bill Johnson opened the first motorcycle store on the west coast and that was followed on the East Coast by Dennis McCormack. Everything seemed to point to a super future until 1940 when the factory was completely destroyed during a bombing raid. A new factory was opened in 1942 and production continued until 1945 for the British army.

At the end of the war Triumph had a huge demand for the vertical twins and a new factory to produce them in. Despite the bright future there were many frustrations to overcome. Steel rationing was in force with priority being given to exporters ( luckily Triumph was one of these). Rubber, Petrol were short and electricity was rationed, (Triumph installed it own generator). Demand was so great for these motorcycles that the waiting lists grew longer and longer, indeed there were waiting lists in the 1950's and 60's.There has never been anything quite like the Speed Triple for an exhilarating combination of performance and brutal good looks. Other manufacturers have tried to match it, but have never come close to capturing the magic that makes it one of the Hinckley factory's most recognisable machines.

The sheer attitude of the bug-eyed twin headlights means there's no mistaking the aggressive profile of this definitive factory streetfighter. Equipped with the 120bhp second generation three-cylinder engine tuned for towering mid-range performance, the Speed Triple is the most powerful machine in its class by some margin. The chassis is a typically Triumph blend of lightweight, strength and agility with a compact 1429mm wheelbase and a responsive 23.5 degree steering angle. With fully adjustable suspension front and rear, this machine backs up its arresting looks with an extremely capable chassis performance.

Fury Motorcycles Pictures






Fury Motorcycles Pictures
The Fury opens the door to the most extreme level of custom looks. But once you're rolling, the Fury experience is all about that special bond between rider and machine: the unmistakable big V-twin pulse, the characteristic Vee engine note and the no-nonsense riding stance bring you back to the core elements of riding. Destined to become a milestone machine, the Fury captures the pure, undiluted chopper essence, places it within easy reach of nearly every rider and then backs it up with the same quality and reliability built into every Honda. It's a radical concept in a unique package, a combination never before offered- until today.

While the Detroit Motor Show and Tokyo Auto Salon have been taking up everyone's attention this past month, let's not forget about the New York International Motorcycle Show. To kick off the new year, Honda unveiled their 2010 Honda Fury motorcycle, which critics are starting to deem their most radically styled production motorcycle ever built. Sporting a design that screams old school meets new, you may not have your typical rice rocket, but you do have a freshly designed Honda motorcycle that shows class right from the getgo. Collectors might want to keep their eye on this one - it definitely looks like a bike destined to become a classic.

Not the usual from Big Red... Honda takes an uncharacteristic risk with its raked production chopper - the 2010 Honda Fury.“It’s the chopper you would build for yourself--if you had a factory instead of a garage.” This is Honda’s tag line for the all-new venture from the Big Red Wing – the 2010 Honda Fury. The idea was to give the Japanese motorcycle brand some attitude, but in true Honda fashion, total riding experience was top priority. Don’t expect to see anything too radical, no 350-series rear tire or eight-foot rake here. But then again, it’s not too far off. And considering how conservative Honda usually is, the Fury cruiser sure is quite the departure from the norm.

Honda Rebel Motorcycle Pictures










Honda Rebel Motorcycle Pictures
There are entry-level cruisers, and then there's the Rebel-sporting more style and user-friendly performance than any other 250-class machine out there. Dependable Honda four-stroke power, exceptional handling, styling as classic. Entry-level riders eager to explore the new world of motorcycling won't find a better riding companion than the durable, comfortable and stylish Rebel.
Honda Rebel Engine: Engine Type 234cc air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder Bore and Stroke 53.0mm x 53.0mm Compression Ratio 9.2:1 Valve Train SOHC; two valves per cylinder Induction Single 26mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor Ignition CD Honda Rebel Drive Train: Transmission Five-speed Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain Honda Rebel Chassis / Suspension / Brakes: Front Suspension 33mm fork; 4.6-inch travel Rear Suspension Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 2.9-inch travel Front Brake Single-disc with twin-piston caliper Rear Brake Drum Front Tire 3.00-18 Rear Tire 130/90-15 Honda Rebel Dimensions: Rake 30-degree 40' Trail 113mm (4.4 inches) Wheelbase 57.1 inches Seat Height 26.6 inches Curb Weight TBD Fuel Capacity 2.6 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve Honda Rebel Other: Available Colors Black, Silver Metallic Model ID CMX250C 1 year Coverage of defects in materials and workmanship

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Honda CBR1000RR Wallpapers










Honda CBR1000RR Wallpapers
The CBR1000RR also known as the Fireblade is a 999 cc 60.9 cu in liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder Honda sport bike that was introduced in 2004 to replace the CBR954RR. The Honda CBR1000RR was developed by the same team that was behind the Honda RC211V race bike for the MotoGP series. Many of the new technologies introduced in the Honda CBR600RR, a direct descendant of the RC211V, were used in the new CBR1000RR such as a lengthy swingarm, Unit Pro-Link rear suspension, and Dual Stage Fuel Injection System DSFI.

The Honda CBR1000RR was the successor to the CBR954RR. While evolving the CBR954RR design, few parts were carried over to the CBR1000RR. The compact 998 cc 60.9 cu in in-line four was a completely fresh design, with unique bore and stroke dimensions, race-inspired cassette-type six-speed gearbox, all-new ECU-controlled ram-air system, dual-stage fuel injection, and center-up exhaust featuring a new computer-controlled butterfly valve. The chassis was likewise all new, including an organic-style aluminum frame composed of Gravity Die-Cast main sections and Fine Die-Cast steering head structure, inverted fork, Unit Pro-Link rear suspension, radial-mounted front brakes, and a centrally-located fuel tank hidden under a faux cover. Additionally, the Honda Electronic Steering Damper HESD debuted as an industry first system which drastically improved stability and nearly completely eliminated head shake while automatically adjusting for high and low speed steering effort.

A longer swingarm acted as a longer lever arm in the rear suspension for superior traction under acceleration and more progressive suspension action. Substantially longer than the corresponding unit on the CBR954RR 585 mm 23 in compared to 551 mm 21.7 in the CBR1000RR's 34 mm 1.3 in longer swingarm made up 41.6 percent of its total wheelbase. The CBR1000RR's wheelbase also increased, measuring 1405 mm 55.3 in a 5 mm 0.2 in increase over the 954.

Honda 919 Wallpapers









Honda 919 Wallpapers
I've got an '03 also, that I bought last summer. Like you, it was the looks that originally got me (I'm a die hard naked bike fan), and I'd have to say that I'm really enjoying this bike a lot. Even on some longer trips. It's actually fairly comfy!
The stock pipes were WAY too quiet, and I put a set of LeoVince cans on mine. Your Satos might sound a bit better ... hard to tell.
I'm usually a one bike at a time guy, and this one is gonna suit me just fine for a while.

Honda 919


Engine Size: 919cc
Engine Detail: liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore Stroke: 71.0mm x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio: 10.8:1
Fuel System: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with manual enricher circuit
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping
Transmission: Six-Speed
Final Drive: #530 O-ring-sealed chain
Suspension Front: 43.0mm cartridge fork with adjustable preload and compression-damping; 4.3 inch travel
Suspension Rear: Single shock with seven-position spring-preload adjustability; 5.0-inch travel
Brakes Front: Dual full-floating 296.0mm discs with four-piston calipers
Brakes Rear: Single 240.0mm disc with single-piston caliper
Tire Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Tire Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial
Wheelbase: 57.5 in.
Seat Height: 31.3 in.
Curb Weight: N/A lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gal.
Colors: Candy Red
Warranty: 1 Year

The Honda 599 Wallpapers










The Honda 599 Wallpapers
The Honda 599 has a 4 cylinder engine in a 599cc liquid cooled machine, and its ignition is computer controlled for a more superb and sophisticated handling, displaying all the electronic updates and information for the rider. This bike truly serves all your needs above its lounging seat. If speed excites you, then the six notchhonda 599 transmission control will incite your senses even more. Its O-ring sealed chain produces a roaring thunder sound that will impress anybody who marvels at its presence along the road.

The 599 carries a 2 piece mini cowl fly screen that holds along some new featured gears and instruments for mileage countdown, meters, gauge, clock and temperature gauge. Its seat features a gripping texture that will surely hold you firmly while speeding; the brake discs are all elegant looking, and they sit on a black metallic color amidst a smooth side finish below the leg room. The price might be a little steep for a budgeting individual, but the experience of having a 599 is worth its $7399 tag.

You might be taken aback by it’s price, but Honda motors says that the reason for the high price tag is because the 599 was mainly built in Italy, and inflation and Euro exchange rate created mayhem on the economical aspect of the bike. After all, good things do not come cheap.
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