Kawasaki has never been good at hiding their new bikes like the other manufacturers, this time it’s a heavily re-styled, punched-out facelift of the Z750. Now in what comes as another surprise are the pictures of the new Kawasaki Z800 for 2013. This new model is essentially an updated Z750R with a larger bore and apart from these pictures there is no other information available on the new Kawasaki Z800 as of now.
Apparently, the images of the 2013 Kawasaki Z800 – collected from Thai site
Siam Rider Club and spread across the world by American site Hell For Leather – have been ’stolen’ in Thailand from some careless local dealer, even though – as always in these cases – we would not be surprised if this is a just a cunning move orchestrated by the Japanese manufacturer itself to increase anticipation and interest towards its new product.
Stay tune with bharathautos.com for more details on 2013 Kawasaki Z800…
Checkout more pictures and video below the jump.
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Source - Siam Rider Club (via Hell For Leather )
Yamaha India has recently launched its flagship sportsbike R15 Version 2.0, now silently introduced the minor facelift of the Yamaha Crux entry level budget motorcycle. The Yamaha Crux which sits at the bottom of Yamaha’s Indian motorcycle range is the motorcycle makers least priced model, aimed primarily at the rural and semi urban market where utility and ruggedness overrides style. The Yamaha Crux is priced at around Rs. 33,000 (ex-showroom price, New Delhi).
Yamaha Crux is Yamaha’s second four stroke model in India, following the Yamaha YBX125, which was launched way back in 1998. Featuring a 106cc, four stroke, SOHC, two valve engine which was basically a downsized, long stroke version of the 123.7cc square engine of the Yamaha YBX, the Crux is designed as a no-nonsense commuter. This engine is mated to a four speed transmission which is one of the best four speed gearboxes around for the brilliant feel and positive gear shifting it offers through its 1 down-4 up pattern.
Now comes equipped with a Multi Reflector Headlamp to ensure enhanced visibility to ride at night time. The fuel tank is facelifted with new graphic design making it classy than the older one. This is the most visible change out of all which differentiates from the earlier model. The fenders in front and rear are chrome tipped. This was of course, present in the previous model too. The rear shocks are adjustable too.
The Crux is a reasonably fuel efficient motorcycle at an average fuel economy of around 60 KMPL although not as fuel efficient as the Hero MotoCorp motorcycles which deliver higher mileage.
Technical Specifications of Yamaha Crux -
Engine type : Air – cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Cylinder arrangement : Single cylinder
Displacement : 105.6cc
Bore & Stroke : 49.0 x 56.0mm
Compression ratio : 9:1
Maximum power : 7.6PS (5.59 kW) / 7,500rpm
Maximum torque : 7.85N.m / 6,000rpm
Starting system : Kick start
Lubrication : wet sump
Ignition system : C.D.I.
Primary / Secondary reduction ratio : 3.722 / 3.143
Clutch type : Wet multi-plate coil spring
Transmission type : 4-speed constant mesh
Gear ratios : 1st=3.00, 2nd＝1.688, 3rd:=1.200, 4th=0.875
Frame type : Double cradle type, steel
Tire size (Front / Rear) : 2.50 x 18″ 4PR / 2.75 x 18″ 6PR
Brake type (Front / Rear) : Drum (130mm Dia) / Drum (130mm Dia)
Suspension type (Front / Rear) : Telescopic / Swing arm
Battery capacity / Type : 12V-2.5Ah
Headlight : 12V 35/35W
Overall length x width x height : 2,000mm x 735mm x 1,075mm
Seat height : 780mm
Wheelbase : 1,260mm
Minimum ground clearance : 160mm
Dry weight / Kerb weight : 103 kg / 113 kg
Engine oil capacity : 1 liter
Fuel tank capacity : 11 liters
Also see - Yamaha India launches R15 Version 2.0 at Rs. 1.07 Lakhs