If only: The Aston Martin DB-ONE

If only: The Aston Martin DB-ONE


We certainly don't want to be called out for complaining about Aston Martin's current crop of designs. Were we to win the lottery tomorrow, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage would be high up on our list of cars to purchase the day after tomorrow. That said, we've lived with the Aston Martin's corporate style for a few years now, and at some point the next generation needs to be confronted.

When the time comes, Aston Martin should give this guy a call. Ruben Vela is a Spanish designer who just received his Masters Degree in Automotive Design last year from Polytechnic University in Valencia. He created the DB-ONE Concept you see above (and in the high-res gallery below). Vela says that the design's most important element is "dynamism", kind of a subtle tension between the car's surfaces and lines that gives it an energy even when static. The front grille is much larger than current Aston models and becomes the focal point of the DB-ONE's front end, while the narrow slit headlights ensure that the massive expanse of sheetmetal presents a dominant front end. A true two-seater, the DB-ONE's windshield extends up and over the cockpit to let the sun shine in, as well. The extremely tapered rear is probably the least production feasible element on the car, though it definitely adds to the "static motion" theme.

Bertone headed to U.S. with BMW-powered sportscar?

Bertone headed to U.S. with BMW-powered sportscar?

The blogs are buzzing today about an Automotive News article that reveals Italian coachbuilder Bertone is developing a BMW-powered sports car to sell in the U.S. The article actually focuses on the familial spats occuring within Bertone's management that led to Barbara Bertone, daughter of Lilli Bertone, the company's chairman and CEO, departure in March of 2006. Apparently whatever differences that led to mother and daughter parting professional ways have been worked out, and Barbara has been brought back as the company's managing director. Her sole job is to go out and get Bertone business, as the coachbuilder hasn't had a major job since it stopped producing the Opel/Vauxhall Astra coupe and cabriolet in 2005. Since then it's had some minor work building a special run of 2,000 MINIs, but not enough to prevent the idling of many of its workers.

Of course, the interesting news that caught everyone's eye is this short paragraph at the end of the article that reveals Bertone told its workers it hopes to preserve 300 jobs by producing up to 400 units of a camper van and a BMW-powered sports car for the U.S. market. Automotive News asked BMW about the proposed model, and heard back that the Bavarian boys and girls club was not involved in the car's development, though BMW didn't deny its existence.

Bertone did show a 95th Anniversary Concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March that is based on the Fiat Panda 100HP. This two-seat roadster concept could foreshadow the model referred to in the AN article.

Student-penned Lamborghini LM400 Concept

Student-penned Lamborghini LM400 Concept
click above image to view more pics of the Lamborghini LM400 Concept

The original Lamborghini LM002 combined the qualities of a HUMMER (before there really was HUMMER) with a level of power and performance one would expect from a Italian exotic. It eschewed actual design for a slab-sided, utilitarian look, with a pair of round headlights that toned down its aggression so it looked safe to pet without getting bitten.

Of course, the LM002 missed out on the big SUV boom that saw luxury, high-performance SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne padding its parent company's pockets with big profits. But now that SUVs are truly mainstream and Lamborghini finds itself under the care of VW/Audi, design student Rene Harrigan thought it might be time to reconsider bringing this beast back to life. His idea, called the LM400 Concept, updates the old bruiser with a new Lamborghini-esque design that sits on an Audi Q7 platform. We like Harrigan's vision from the A-pillar back, but the front end lacks a strong visual connection with current Lambos and looks too anonymous to wear a Raging Bull badge. He says the LM400 would be powered by various V8, V10 and V12 engines plucked from the corporate parts bin, and be offered in four trim levels: the LM V8, sporty LM-S, luxurious LM400 V10 and the obscene LMR that sports a 600-hp V12.

The idea of a new LM for Lamborghini is fun, but in reality would say something about how far the brand has come from its many trips to the edge. Porsche got away with offering an SUV and not alienating its fanbase too much, so perhaps Lamborghini could do the same.

2006 Hummer H1 Alpha: In the Autoblog Garage Day 4

2006 Hummer H1 Alpha: In the Autoblog Garage Day 4

So what does the H1 Alpha offer to those that love to tackle the great outdoors? The real question is what doesn't it have and what does it take to stop the beast. The biggest problem for those like me that don't live in the outback or on a million-acre estate is trying to find a trail wide enough to swallow the H1. I took the truck on some dirt trails just to get an idea of the ride off the pavement.



The Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) is one of the more unique systems on the H1. An air compressor lives under the hood that can inflate and deflate the front and rear tires to change the pressure based on the terrain and climate conditions. The air compressor can also be used with an extra air hose to inflate other items like bike tires or air mattresses. There is a pressure gauge on the dashboard and two switches to choose inflate/deflate and front/rear tires.

The H1 spends a lot of weight protecting itself from rocks and debris. The rocker panels have shields to absorb impacts. The brushguard is a massive structure to help keep foliage from damaging the front and also helps with keeping tabs of the right front corner of the vehicle when driving.

2006 Hummer H1 Alpha: In the Autoblog Garage Day 4

The undercarriage is completely protected from all you can throw at it. Skid plates, axel shields and fuel tank shields help keep the front and rear covered while a ladder-like frame keeps the engine and transmission free of damage. The H1 Alpha has a massive 16 inches of ground clearance and has a very tall 72 degree approach angle.

Thanks to a sealed central venting system, the H1 can ford 2-? feet of water. The massive grapefruit sized exhaust pipe is located high and at a completely downward angle to stop water from getting in and the air is taken in through a snorkel above the hood.

2006 Hummer H1 Alpha: In the Autoblog Garage Day 4

Running out of gas may turn out to be a difficult thing. The H1 has two gas tanks, a 28.5-gallon main tank and a 24-gallon auxiliary tank. Which tank you are using can be toggled with a switch on the dash. Hummer says the new Duramax engine can power the H1 600 miles between fill ups. What?s that, like 12 mpg?

2006 Hummer H1 Alpha: In the Autoblog Garage Day 4

Suspension is a heavy-duty 4 wheel independent setup with double ?A? frames. The springs on this truck make the ones used on a regular truck like it just came out of a disposable pen. The 4WD system is full-time and uses TorqTrac 4 traction control system. TT4 activates when it senses wheel spin (as long as the brake is not depressed) and will apply the brakes to distribute more torque to the tires that have grip.

ELocker electronic locking differentials are also an option for the H1 Alpha and allow the driver just to flip a switch on the dash to lock and unlock the front or rear differentials to help get more traction.

Once again, the Allison transmission proved its worth driving at low speeds off-road by keeping the truck in first gear. The H1 Alpha wagon has a 9,036 lb towing limit and the tow/haul mode can be used to improve shifting while towing anything that heavy. The transmission also has its own temperature and oil pressure gauge on the dashboard so the driver can always be sure to keep tabs on it.

2006 Hummer H1 Alpha: In the Autoblog Garage Day 4

The H1 has some other impressive climbing attributes: It can scale a 60% slope, a 40% side slope and climb a 22 inch vertical wall. Parking curbs have nothing on that. The capabilities of the Hummer H1 Alpha are no surprise and it still proves to be an awesome vehicle to drive when you remind yourself of the strength and technology underneath you.

Subaru holds the line on WRX pricing




Despite being just one year since it was completely redesigned, the Subaru WRX is getting some big upgrades for 2009 including a more powerful engine with a larger turbo, new exterior enhancements and more go-fast hardware from its big brother, the STI. When we heard this news, we mentioned that buyers of the 2008 model might feel slighted. No might about it anymore, as Inside Line is reporting that the 2009 WRX will be priced almost identical to the 2008 model. The '09 WRX will reportedly start below $25k while the 2008 model starts at $24,995, including a $645 delivery charge. While a delivery charge might push the '09 model over $25k, that's a small price to pay for all the extras you're getting that includes a new 265-horsepower version of Subaru's turbocharged 2.5L boxer-four.

Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster



2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster
2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster
2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster
2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster
2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster
2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster
2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster
2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster
2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster
2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

• 2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

2007 Harley-Davidson XL 1200N Nightster

XL 1200N Nightster Model Overview

Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycles get a burst of adrenalin with the launch of the new XL 1200N Nightster. With a wicked combination of exceptional performance, unique design and a low chassis, the Nightster has a gritty, urban feel offering a sharp ride for the street. Blending a low seat height and mid-mount controls with the powerful torque of the rubber-mounted Evolution V-Twin engine, the XL 1200N Nightster adds another exciting option to the Sportster family.

The distinctive look and feel of the XL 1200N Nightster centers on a low seat height of 25.3 inches that makes it comparable to the XL Sportster 883 Low, an inch lower than the XL Sportster 1200 Low and among the lowest riding of all Harley-Davidson models. Taking the latest Sportster design for a ride into the past, the Nightster features a side-mounted license plate holder and front fork gaiters. The Nightster is offered in Vivid Black, as well as four two-tone paint schemes and a unique Harley-Davidson fuel tank graphic. The fuel cap, headlamp trim ring and oil dipstick cover are coated in a new Silver Satin finish.

The XL 1200N Nightster features:


• Rubber-mounted 1200cc XL Evolution engine

• Medium Gray powder-coated engine with polished and black treatments

• Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

• High-compression, high-flow cylinder heads

• High-performance cams

• Smooth, quiet transmission

• Light clutch lever effort

• 25.3-inch solo seat height

• Low front and rear suspension

• Black front forks with gaiters

• Bullet hole rear belt guard and front fender clamps

• Black, low rise handlebar with brake and clutch levers, turn signals and air cleaner insert

• Side-mounted license plate holder (dealer-installed rear mount option)

• Brake and tail lights integrated with rear turn signals

• Black mid-mount foot controls

• Black-rimmed, Laced Steel wheels

• Chrome staggered shorty slash cut dual exhaust

• Silver Satin finish fuel cap, headlamp trim ring and oil dipstick cover

• Optional Smart Security System

SPECIFICATIONS:

Dimensions
Length - 85.80 in. (2179.32 mm)
Overall Width - 36.40 in. (924.56 mm)
Overall Height - 43.60 in. (1107.44 mm)
Seat Height:
• Laden2 - 25.30 in. (642.62 mm)
• Unladen - 26.30 in. (668.02 mm)
Ground Clearance - 3.90 in. (99.06 mm)
Rake (steering head) 29.6°
Fork Angle 29.6°
Trail 4.60 in. (116.84 mm)
Wheelbase 60.00 in. (1524.00 mm)

Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series, blackwall):
• Front – D401F
100/90-19 57H
• Rear – D401
150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity - 3.30 gal. (12.49 L) (warning light at approximately 0.80 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 3.60 qts. (3.41 L)

Weight:
• As Shipped - 545 lbs. (247.21 kg)
• In Running Order - 565 lbs. (256.28 kg)
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating - 1,000 lbs. (453.59 kg)

Engine
Air-cooled, Evolution® Valve Train - Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke - 3.50 in. x 3.81 in. (88.90 mm x 96.77 mm)
Displacement - 73.20 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio - 9.7:1

Fuel System3
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner - Paper cartridge type
Lubrication System - Dry-sump

Drivetrain
Primary Drive - Chain, 57/38 ratio
Final Drive - Belt, 68/29 ratio
Clutch - 9-plate, wet

Transmission
5-speed
Gear Ratios (overall):
• 1st - 9.315
• 2nd - 6.653
• 3rd - 4.948
• 4th - 4.102
• 5th - 3.517


Chassis
Frame - Mild steel tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm - Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork - 39 mm
Rear Shocks - Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable

Wheels4:
Black, Laced Steel
• Front - 19 in. x 2.50 in. (482.60 mm x 63.50 mm)
• Rear - 16 in. x 3.0 in. (406.40 mm x 76.20 mm)

Brakes:
• Caliper Type - Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
• Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
• Front (floating) 11.50 in. x .20 in. (292.10 mm x 5.08 mm)
• Rear 11.50 in. x .23 in. (292.10 mm x 5.84 mm)

Suspension Travel:
• Front Wheel - 4.60 in. (116.84 mm)
• Rear Wheel - 2.40 in. (60.96 mm)

Performance
Engine Torque (per SAE J1349)5:
• North America
79.10 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm
(107.26 NM @ 4000 rpm)

Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
• Right - 29°
• Left - 30°

Fuel Economy9
(EPA urban/highway test)
42.40/57.10 mpg (5.55/4.12 L/100 km)

electric
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating) Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V,
12-amp/hour, 200 cca Charging Single-phase, 30-amp system (357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)

Starting
1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
• Headlamp (quartz halogen) - 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
• Tail/Stop Lights - 8W/28W (5W/21W)
• Turn Signal Lights - 28W (21W) self-canceling
• Indicator Lamps - High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warnings, security system6 (optional) styling/convenience

Engine Trim
Medium Gray, with polished treatment

Exhaust System
Chrome, staggered shorty duals

Foot Supports and Controls
Mid-mounted rider footpegs with brake and shift levers

Handlebar
Black, low-rise

Seat
One-piece, solo Sportster® classic

Instruments
Redesigned gauges with enhanced features: Electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual resettable tripmeter, speedometer gauge with low fuel warning light, low oil pressure indicator light, diagnostics readout, brighter/balanced LED lights

Hazard Warning
Integrated into turn signal controls

Smart Security System
Optional, next-generation hands-free security fob; operates based on proximity to vehicle

Warranty7
24 months (unlimited mileage)

Service Interval
First 1,000 miles (1,600 km),
every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter8

1 Harley-Davidson reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications at any time without incurring any obligations. Vehicle specifications may vary by country and region depending on local laws. Some models are not available in certain countries.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country and region.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
7 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
8 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile
(4,000 km) intervals.
9 Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding
family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all
motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may
vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration, and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.

Suzuki GSX-R600



2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

• 2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

2007 GSX-R600

It started at racetracks far from Suzuki's Hamamatsu, Japan headquarters. A group of dedicated Suzuki engineers on an overseas fact-finding mission wandered through paddocks and spectator parking lots, looking at motorcycles and watching races.

The racers at these events didn't have factory contracts, and were not paid to race. They came because they loved the competition, the sport, and they rode motorcycles they bought themselves.

The race classes were defined by engine size, rider skill level and allowable modifications. The grids for 1000cc machines were packed with GSX-R1000s. The grids for 750cc machines featured row after row of GSX-R750s. But the 600cc grids were no longer completely filled with GSX-R600s. After years of trying, the middleweight competition had finally caught up, again.

The engineers worked stopwatches, talked to riders and mechanics, filled notebooks with observations and comments. They compared what they had seen at these regional races to what was happening in the World Superbike and AMA and other national Superbike series, and with the results from endurance series in Europe and the U.S.

By the time they returned to Japan, the engineers had a clear plan: Take everything Suzuki has learned from building and racing the dominating GSX-R1000 and use it to again leapfrog the would-be 600cc competition.

Apply the cutting-edge technology inherent in Genuine Suzuki Engineering, and build a new middleweight machine that defines the concept, The Top Performer.

In other words, produce a racer replica that delivers "the outstanding power-to-weight ratio, powerband and throttle response". A sportbike that also establishes the 600cc state-of-the-art in terms of throttle response, suspension performance, braking power. A motorcycle with the type of overall handling that inspires rider confidence and leads to quicker lap times. A machine infused with lessons from the racetrack.

Build the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R600.

And Own The Racetrack. Again.

Features:

Engine Features
• Ultra-compact and lightweight 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine designed to be narrower and lighter with increased peformance and responsiveness

• Electronic fuel injection system features Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system - with dual fuel injectors per cylinder for smooth throttle response and high torque output

• Cylinder head features titanium intake valves and exhaust valves utlizing a narrow valve angle for a compact combustion chamber and a 12.5:1 compression ratio

• Forged aluminum-alloy pistons feature short skirts with cutaway sides. New reshaped stronger chrome moly steel connecting rods are shotpeened to improve strength

• The crankshaft and transmisison shaft positions are positioned to make the crankcases compact front to rear and the engine has been rotated forward in the chassis for maximum performance

• Ventilation holes located between the cylinder bores are 39mm for reduced internal pumping pressure and reduced mechanical losses

• Large trapezoidal shaped radiator for maximum cooling capacity without increasing frontal area, plus compact cooling fan design further improves effeciency

• A back torque limiting clutch helps make quick downshifts smoother working in conjuction with an six speed transmission with carefully selected internal gear ratios aproviding awesome acceleration and superb shifting performance

• Stainless steel Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System utilizing an innovative under engine layout for optimum aerodynamics and maximum mass centralization

• Suzuki Exhaust Tuning system is built into the mid-pipe using a servo-controlled butterfly valve to tune the exhaust system to match engine rpm and improving low end torque


Chassis Features


• An aluminum-alloy frame utilizing five cast sections is engineered to deliver the ideal balance of rigidity for improved handling and less weight

• Braced aluminum alloy swingarm is rigid with a large 25mm swingarm pivot and the swingarm assembly is designed for optimum suspension feedback and rear wheel traction

• Innovative rear suspension linkage features a forged aluminum alloy link and one piece forged aluminum alloy link rod designed to increase traction and reduce side loads

• Inverted 41mm Showa front forks are fully adjustable for rebound, compression and preload settings with optimum rake and trail dimensions for incredible cornerting performance.

• Showa rear shock utilizes a 46mm piston and a large 16mm rod and is completely adjustable for rebound, high and low speed compression and preload damping

• Bridgestone tires mounted on cast aluminum wheels featuring thin spokes are optimized to reduce unsprung weight

• Radial mount four piston front brake calipers with 310mm rotors and a lightweight single piston rear brake caliper

• Three way adjustable footpegs can be moved into three different positions with a 14mm horizontal and vertical range

• Compact overall chassis dimensions including a short fuel tank, narrow width, and low seat height for improved rider comfort and mobility

• The compact lightweight instrument cluster features a step motor controlled analog tach, LCD speedometer, dual tripmeters, clock, fuel reserve and a gear position indicator

From the Press Release:

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600

Introducing the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R600, built to be the incredibly fast, unbelievably nimble and offering unmatched performance for the true sportbike rider.

Building on the passion and dedication found in all GSX-R machines, the ‘07 GSX-R600 combines the outstanding size and handling of a 600 with the mind-numbing performance of a liter-class machine.

The GSX-R600 utilizes a compact chassis, complete with an aluminum-alloy twin-spar frame built with optimum rigidity and maximum handling performance in mind. Rake and trail specifications have been chosen for razor sharp handling and the aluminum frame uses five cast sections for maximum control during production.

Forks are inverted 41mm Showa units with rebound, compression and preload adjustability for maximum rider control and a carbonized titanium fork coating for reduced friction losses of 15 percent. A braced aluminum swingarm works with a Showa rear shock absorber and an innovative rear linkage system with a forged aluminum link that pivots on the swingarm itself with a one-piece forged aluminum link rod connected to the frame. The rear shock absorber features adjustable preload and rebound settings along with adjustable high and low speed compression settings for optimum suspension tuning. Brakes feature a radial pump master cylinder and 310mm rotors up front and a lightweight single piston rear caliper.

Powering the GSX-R600 is a 749cc inline, water cooled, DOHC, four-cylinder engine with Suzuki fuel injection and an ultra-compact under-engine exhaust system. Bore and stroke measurements are 70.0mm x 48.7 with a compression ration of 12.5:1 and twin injector, 42mm Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve fuel injectors provide fuel and unmatched throttle control. Connecting rods are shotpeened chrome-moly steel and utilize a crankshaft designed with increased inertia for improved cornering performance and stability. Downshifts are a breeze with the proven slipper clutch system as found on the powerful GSX-R1000.

In an effort to maximize mass centralization for optimum handling performance, the GSX-R600 utilizes an innovative under-engine exhaust chamber. The all-new system offers the ultimate benefits of mass centralization with the exhaust system mounted completely under the engine, and provides an aggressive new look for the GSX-R600. The new exhaust system also uses the proven Suzuki Exhaust Tuning system for maximum torque.

Countless hours of wind tunnel testing have helped shape the look of the GSX-R600 resulting in a reduction in frontal area, decreased drag and a sharp overall look. The compact front fairing features an aggressive design, and when combined with the sharply styled fuel tank, upswept tail section with integrated turn signals creates an unmistakable and purposeful new look for the GSX-R600. All this combined with the new under-engine exhaust system create an aggressive and stylish look for the GSX-R600 along with unmatched aerodynamic performance.

It is possible to have it all with the GSX-R600. It is the perfect balance of unmistakable style, unmatched engine performance and world class handling. The 2007 GSX-R600 – the legacy continues.




SPECIFICATIONS:

MSRP: $8,899.00

Engine: 599cc,4-stroke,four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Bore Stroke: 67.0 x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: #525 chain
Overall Length: 2040mm (80.3 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1125mm (44.3 in.)
Seat Height: 810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 161 kg (354 lbs) CA Spec: 162 kg (357 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Cartridge-type, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear: 180/55-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.5 liter (4.4 gal.) CA Model: 15.5 liter (4.1 gal.)
Color: Blue/White, Red/White, Black/Matte Black, Blue/Black

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R





2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

• 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

2007 Hayabusa 1300

As they say, it ain't bragging if it's true. So when we claim that the Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R is the fastest production bike on the planet, we're merely stating the facts. It is, pure and simple, an engineering masterpiece that turns advanced technology and aerodynamic design into unmatched performance. But that's not all, in addition to the incredible performance you get from the Hayabusa, you also get an extra large serving of style. The sleek, long, low look of the Hayabusa is unique in the motorcycling world and is sure to turn heads wherever you choose to ride.

The Hayabusa's engine performance is incredible, offering awesome acceleration the instant you twist the throttle, providing performance you have to experience to truly appreciate. Its secret? Nothing short of Suzuki's most sophisticated technology. Including digital electronic fuel injection for crisp, instantaneous throttle response. And a unique version of Suzuki Ram Air DirectTM (SRAD) induction, with pressurized air ducted into a large-capacity airbox and forced into the engine through straight, downdraft intake tracts.

That kind of performance demands world-class handling, and the Hayabusa delivers. Its solid chassis was developed using the latest lessons learned on the race track. And with fully adjustable, titanium-nitride/coated 43mm inverted front forks and a state-of-the-art rear suspension system, it offers precise responsiveness in tight corners and solid performance in sweeping turns - matched by a plush ride on the highway.

The 2007 Hayabusa GSX1300R. Experience its performance and you'll know why it's known as the ultimate sport machine.

Features:

Engine Features

• Compact 4-stroke, four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with DOHC, 16-valves, Twin Swirl

• Combustion Chambers, plus gear-driven counterbalancer for smooth operation

• Electronic fuel injection system, fed by 46mm throttle bodies and ram air intake with large volume airbox

• Lightweight shim-under-bucket valve train with narrow 14 degree valve angle for high combustion chamber efficiency

• High efficiency liquid cooling system for optimum engine operating temperature, including compact air-cooled oil cooler and oil-jet piston cooling

• SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize cylinder size and improve heat dissipation

• 6-speed transmission with high-capacity clutch featuring back-torque limiter system for smooth downshifts and scissors-type primary gear for reduced gear noise

• Large volume 4-into-2 exhaust system with stainless steel head pipes and lightweight aluminum silencers

• Digital direct-ignition system combines an ignition coil with each spark plug cap for reduced weight and stronger spark


Chassis Features


• Turn signal lens color are white for a modern appearance

• Aerodynamic fairing design with low drag coefficient - all fairing components have been designed for reduced drag and turbulence

• Full instrumentation with ultra-thin step-motor construction. Includes fuel gauge, clock, temperature gauge, LCD odometer and twin tripmeters with fuel mileage indicator

• Unique, vertically mounted dual headlight provides a bright, wide beam with a 60W projector-type high-beam and a 55W low-beam halogen bulb

• Rigid twin-spar aluminum frame minimizes weight while maintaining high torsional strength

• Large diameter (43mm) inverted front forks with titanium-nitride-coated inner fork tubes and fully adjustable compression & rebound damping and spring preload, plus steering damper

• Proven link-type rear suspension with remote reservoir shock absorber - rear suspension features fully adjustable rebound damping and compression damping and spring preload

• Bridge-type swingarm with large diameter swingarm pivot shaft provides high swingarm rigidity

• Powerful front disc brakes with large 320mm discs and gold-colored 6-piston calipers

• Rear disc brake with 240mm disc and 2-piston caliper

• Radial tires mounted on lightweight 3-spoke aluminum wheels - wide 190-size rear tire is mounted on 6" wide rim

• Hinged fuel tank simplifies maintenance and provides easy access to the airbox and air filter


Utility/Convenience Features


• Headlight switches off during startup to reduce load on battery

From the Press Release:

2007 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

The Suzuki Hayabusa has been an icon of performance and styling for nearly a decade and the 2007 edition of the GSX1300R is no different. The Hayabusa blends a cohesive mix of high-performance aerodynamics with powerful engine design creating the ultimate in performance on the street and at the drag strip.

New for ’07 the Hayabusa will now feature the serious and refined look of three monotone paint schemes complemented with black painted frame and swingarm.

Motivation for the Hayabusa comes in the form of a potent inline-four-cylinder engine. The high-powered motor is equipped with a 16-valve, DOHC cylinder head with narrow 14-degree valve angles. Electronic fuel injection, ram-air intake, a gear-driven counterbalancer, six-speed transmission and large-capacity hydraulic clutch all enhance overall engine performance.

Anchoring the hugely powerful 1300cc engine is an aluminum-alloy, black painted twin-spar frame suspended by 43mm titanium-nitride-coated forks offering 4.7 inches (120mm) of travel. A link-type rear suspension system mates a bridged aluminum swingarm with a fully adjustable shock for 140mm of travel.

Wide, cast-aluminum wheels shod with radial tires provide ample traction at both ends. Braking comes from six-piston calipers gripping dual 320mm rotors in the front and a twin-piston caliper and 240mm rotor in the rear.

Optimum aerodynamic efficiency requires a precise fairing shape and the GSX1300R achieves this. Indeed, the elements of the Hayabusa's fairing, headlight and turn signals result in the lowest coefficient of drag of any Suzuki ever produced and an immediately recognizable look.






SPECIFICATIONS:

MSRP: $11,149.00

Engine: 1299cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC
Bore Stroke: 81.0 x 63.0mm
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Fuel System: Keihin/Denso Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Digital/Transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: #530 chain
Overall Length: 2140mm (84.3 in.)
Overall Width: 740mm (29.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1155mm (45.5 in.)
Seat Height: 805mm (31.7 in.)
Ground Clearance: 120mm (4.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1485mm (58.5 in.)
Dry Weight: 217kg (478 lbs.) 218kg (480 lbs.) CA. model
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, 14-way adjustable rebound damping and 13-way adjustable compression damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, 22-way adjustable compression & rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear: 190/50-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21 liter (5.5 gal.) 19.0 liter (5.0 gal.) CA. model
Color: Black, Red, Blue

2008 Kawasaki Concours 14



2008 Kawasaki Concours 14
2008 Kawasaki Concours 14

2008 Kawasaki Concours 14
2008 Kawasaki Concours 14

2008 Kawasaki Concours 14
2008 Kawasaki Concours 14

2008 Kawasaki Concours 14
2008 Kawasaki Concours 14

• 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14

2008 Kawasaki Concours 14

Early Release 2008 model- arriving in dealerships early 2007

2008 KAWASAKI CONCOURS™ 14 AND CONCOURS 14 ABS: SPORT TOURING WITHOUT COMPROMISE

Supersport performance with long-distance touring comfort

The new Concours™ 14 and Concours 14 ABS combine breathtaking engine performance, impeccable handling and a comfortable riding position with clean, convenient shaft drive, locking hard luggage, an electrically adjustable windscreen and a host of other features to create the most impressive long-distance, high-speed machine on the market today.

An aluminum monocoque chassis, radial-mount brake calipers, inverted fork, and ram air induction are all features riders expect to find on top-of-the-line supersport machines. However, instead of riding a high-strung racetrack missile, they can enjoy these high-performance features on Kawasaki’s new Concours 14 sport touring motorcycles. They are the first representatives of an entirely new genre of high-performance motorcycle: the Transcontinental Supersport.

Because it’s a Kawasaki, the Concours 14 is naturally designed to do much more than just take a rider from point A to point B. Thanks to its sporting heritage, the new Concours 14 is not only an awe-inspiring road burner, it can also carve up mountain roads like a true supersport bike. For those riders who cross state lines the way others cross town, this machine offers more excitement than anything else in its category.

The Concours 14 may be a physically impressive machine, but as soon as riders flip the side stand up, they’ll be astonished at the bike’s lightweight feel. The confidence-enhancing ABS brake system (Concours™ 14 ABS) features radial-mount front calipers operated by a radial-pump master cylinder, for the superb control and powerful, reliable braking performance that continent-crossing sport riders expect. Belying its tourer-like appearance, the Concours 14’s phenomenally responsive handling characteristics make the other bikes in its category seem like transports by comparison. This provides the Concours 14 rider with a feeling of complete control for spirited, confident journeys.

In addition to an incredible level of sporting performance, the new Concours 14 has the functional touches of a Grand Touring machine. Features include KI-PASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System), the first “smart” key ignition system in its class, and an accessory power outlet located near the cockpit for powering portable electronics, grip heaters and other accessories. There’s also an electrically adjustable windscreen, shaft drive and detachable, locking side cases, so the Concours 14 is always ready for a high-speed ride to the local hangout or that favorite spot... fifteen hundred miles away.

The Concours 14 is much more than a sportbike with tacked-on touring features; it’s an integrated high-speed touring system. Wind protection for rider and passenger is based on a supersport-style design philosophy, aerodynamically curving wind around the riders to reduce buffeting that occurs when wind curls around screens that simply “block” the wind. Additionally, maintenance chores on long-distance trips are minimized thanks to quiet and reliable shaft drive. Featuring a special four-link design, the Tetra-Lever shaft drive system significantly reduces driveline lash during sport riding and helps ensure smooth acceleration when exploiting the engine’s incredible power output. In fact, power delivery to the rear wheel is so smooth and so direct that it gives the same natural ride quality as a chain.

The Concours 14’s touring prowess doesn’t stop there. The included hard luggage features a slim, integrated design which mounts the cases closer to the machine’s centerline for excellent mass centralization. Sensors in the front and rear wheels monitor tire pressure and display this information on the instrument panel, giving riders peace of mind during two-up high-speed riding or when carving up a mountain road.

With all the equipment needed for safe and exciting long-distance riding mated to a decidedly supersport core, the new Concours 14 amplifies all the best riding features that motorcycling has to offer. Motorcyclists carry a driver’s license, but Concours 14 riders should bring their passports, too.

FEATURES:

Key Features:
- Most powerful production sport tourer
- Next generation monocoque aluminum frame
- Comfortable long distance riding position
- Low-maintenance shaft drive

1,352cc Four-Cylinder, DOHC Engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
- Tuned to provide smooth power across a wide rev range
- Variable valve timing improves the engine’s flexibility and efficiency by altering the camshaft profiles to suit different rpm ranges
- Carefully planned engine design keeps it compact and narrow
- Chrome composite plated aluminum cylinder bores are lightweight, durable, and quickly carry heat away from the combustion chamber and piston for supreme durability under high loads

Gear-Driven Dual Engine Balancers
- Already in perfect primary balance, dual secondary balancers virtually eliminate unwanted vibrations for extremely smooth engine operation and enhanced rider comfort

Ram Air Induction
- Ram Air ducts produce a straighter path to the airbox for maximum intake efficiency
- This system takes cooler, high-pressure air, guides it through the air filter and into the engine for maximum power output

Digital Fuel Injection
- Throttle bodies are fitted with sub-throttle valves that are controlled by the ECU to provide smooth, precise response similar to constant velocity carburetors
- 32-bit electronic control unit works with dual throttle valve system to further enhance throttle response and control
- A digital computer feeds the engine exactly the amount of fuel it needs for cleaner emissions and maximum fuel economy

Digital Ignition
- Digital Timing Advance enhances low-and mid-range power
- Four individual spark plug-mounted ignition coils fire each spark plug independently to achieve the optimum timing for that cylinder at that instant
- ECU includes an idle speed control system for easier starting and warm-up

Radial Pump Clutch Master Cylinder
- Hydraulic clutch features a radial-pump clutch master cylinder for smooth and precise clutch engagement

Monocoque Aluminum Frame
- The frame is a hollow aluminum box that arches over the engine from the steering head to the swing arm pivot; it is narrow, strong, rigid and very light
- Engine is rigidly mounted to increase the monocoque’s torsional rigidity. Plus using the engine as a stressed frame member decreases the frame’s weight by approximately four pounds
- Engine positioned forward in the frame, wheelbase and front/rear weight balance were carefully designed to achieve high-speed stability and responsive handling
- Massive steering head casting contributes to frame rigidity

Radial-mount Petal-type Front Disc Brakes
- Radial mounted four-piston front brake calipers. Instead of mounting the calipers with threaded tabs cast near the top of the caliper, the radial design utilizes integrated mounting points at both the top and bottom of the caliper, with the mounting bolts inserted through the rear of the caliper instead of the side/front. This makes the caliper more rigid, which improves brake feel over a wider range of operation
- A separate brake pad is used for each piston. One large pad can deform with the heat generated by hard braking, resulting in a loss of brake feel at the lever. Individual pads provide increased cooling efficiency and can absorb more heat without deforming so they maintain consistent brake feel under extreme conditions
- Petal design front and rear brake rotors provide enhanced cooling and better warp resistance
- Radial-pump front brake master cylinder improves brake performance and lever feel

Tetra-Lever Shaft Drive
- Unique four-link design significantly reduces driveline lash during sport riding and provides smooth acceleration when exploiting the engine’s incredible power output
- Virtually maintenance free, the Tetra Lever system dramatically reduces routine maintenance requirements

Antilock Brake System (Concours™ 14 ABS)
- ABS brakes boost safety and rider confidence in low-traction conditions and may enhance evasive maneuvering in an emergency

Bodywork Optimized for Sport Touring
- Fairing design promotes smooth airflow around the rider and passenger with minimal buffeting
- Integrated, locking hard luggage offers plenty of storage, without disrupting the Concours 14’s style or performance
- Electrically adjustable vented windscreen
- Large, comfortable seat offers long-distance comfort for both rider and passenger
- Glove box mounted on the fuel tank cover

Full Instrumentation
- Easy to read speedometer and tachometer
- Multi-function LCD digital display includes an odometer, two trip meters, fuel gauge, gear position indicator and a clock
- A CAN (Controller Area Network) interface between the gauges uses fewer wires while allowing a greater volume of information, such as estimated fuel mileage, to be exchanged
- Kawasaki Smart key system (KI-PASS)
- Tire pressure sensors




SPECIFICATIONS:
Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline-four with VVT
Displacement: 1,352cc
Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 61.0mm
Maximum torque: TBD
Compression ratio: TBD
Fuel Injection: DFI
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: Six speed
Final drive: Tetra-Lever shaft drive
Rake / trail: TBD
Front Tire: TBD
Rear Tire: TBD
Front suspension / wheel travel: Inverted, telescopic fork / TBD
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Tetra-Lever / TBD
Brakes, front: Dual floating petal discs with four-piston calipers
Brakes, rear: Single petal disc
Fuel capacity: TBD
Seat height: TBD
Wheelbase: TBD
Overall length: TBD
Overall height: TBD
Overall width: TBD
Dry weight: TBD
Color: Concours 14 ABS: Neutron Silver
Metallic Diablo Black
Concours 14: Neutron Silver
MSRP Concours™ 14 ABS / Concours 14: TBD / TBD
Warranty: 12 Months

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT



2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

• 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT

KAWASAKI’S VULCAN® 900 CLASSIC LT OFFERS LUXURY CRUISING FEATURES IN AN AFFORDABLE MID-SIZE PACKAGE

Fully-loaded cruiser is ready for open road adventures

The Kawasaki Vulcan® 900 Classic LT motorcycle takes the class-leading attributes of its Vulcan 900 Classic sibling and ups the ante with additional custom touring features and enhanced style. Kawasaki accessorizes the Vulcan 900 LT with saddlebags, a special seat, passenger backrest and an adjustable windshield. The only add-on that doesn’t show-up on the showroom hang-tag is the riding enjoyment that this new Vulcan addition will provide its owners.

This mid-size entry from Kawasaki not only delivers the same excellent riding characteristics as the Vulcan 900 Classic –featuring a category-leading 903cc engine displacement combined with “big-bike” look and feel– but does it with eye-catching features for riders that think touring represents the ultimate get-away.

The stylish saddlebags are made of reinforced top grain cowhide that has been carefully selected to minimize leather flaws and deep-dyed so the finish can’t be scraped off. These perfectly sized bags provide a slant-top opening, fastened with two 1.5-inch wide leather straps that feature chrome buckles and quick release stealth fasteners. Rounding out the look of these bags is an embossed Vulcan logo on the reinforced, dual panel lids, and chrome plated brass stud accents. Helping to protect both the bags and their contents are metal reinforced upper edges to help maintain shape, and rolled and riveted top lids to help keep unwanted moisture out.

The rider’s seat and passenger backrest combine to offer both comfort and a look that allows the Classic LT to take its place among the most stylish motorcycles on the highway. The seat is detailed with chrome plated brass studs to match the bags, while the classic, tombstone-shaped passenger backrest sports identical studding. In addition to comfortable seating, this long, low cruiser offers some serious wind protection; thick, optically correct acrylic plastic is used in a windscreen that’s shaped to smooth airflow around the rider.

In addition to appreciating the 900 Classic LT’s good looks, riders will find themselves enjoying a ride that was previously found only on larger cruisers. Based on much of what has propelled acceptance of the Kawasaki’s Vulcan 2000, the Vulcan 900 models deliver exceptional roll-on acceleration, easy maneuverability, and performance the equal of larger displacement competitors.

The Vulcan 900 Classic LT employs a low-maintenance belt drive to keep the overall weight down and improve rear-end styling. Any mention of rear-end styling has to include this unit’s use of a large, 180mm wide rear tire, and largest in the category. The beefy, “big-bike” look inherited with the larger tire adds to the guttural, classic V-twin sound that is produced by the use of a single-pin crankshaft. Both look and sound evoke the feel of a much larger motorcycle.

The Vulcan 900’s larger look and feel need not exclude any potential rider. The low seat height makes it accessible for shorter riders and its tapered and studded seat design flows comfortably into the tank. The lower chassis rails also provide a narrowed shape, which makes it comfortable for all riders.

Equally at home around town or when the open road calls, this motorcycle is built for hour after hour of touring pleasure. The combination of wide handlebars and an ideal relationship between the bars, seat, and floorboards offer an extremely comfortable mount for any motorcyclist.

The Vulcan 900 Classic LT is available in the following two-tone color combinations: Candy Fire Red / Metallic Titanium or Ebony / Galaxy Silver. With either selection, the Classic LT owners will be noticed by everyone they pass along the highway.

FEATURES:

Engine
- 903cc V-twin SOHC engine tuned to deliver lots of torque from low rpm
- Smooth and reliable
- Gear-driven balancer allows use of single pin crankshaft without heavy vibration

Four-valve Cylinder Head
- Better breathing for more power and low-end torque
- Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow
- Single overhead cam design is simple, lightweight and practical
- Extremely efficient intake tracts feature ports that narrow near the combustion chamber to increase intake flow speed for more efficient filling and increased torque
- Long intake tracts for great low-end response

Liquid and Air Cooling
- Finned cylinders and head combine with liquid cooling to provide exception thermal control
- Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power
- Automatic fan keeps things cool even in traffic
- Includes temperature warning light

Concealed Automatic Cam Chain Tensioner
- Maintains precise valve timing
- Maintenance Free
- Assures greater reliability
- Hidden from view to preserve the engine’s clean, basic look

Rubber-Mounted Engine
- Eliminates engine vibration at all speeds

Dual Slash-Cut Mufflers
- Big slash-cut mufflers look great and contain honeycomb catalyzers to reduce emissions

Positive Neutral Finder
- Just lift the shift pedal from first gear at a stop to find neutral easy, every time

Electronic Fuel Injection
- Dual throttle bodies with sub throttles provide optimum performance and rideability
- The sub throttles, located behind the main throttle valve, are controlled by the ECU so that the DFI system retains more precise throttle response, similar to a constant velocity carburetor
- Fine-atomizing fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for better acceleration and fuel consumption

Belt Drive
- Lower unsprung weight than shaft drive to improve ride quality and suspension action
- More efficient so more power reaches the rear wheel
- Low maintenance and low noise

Double Cradle Frame
- Large-diameter box section backbone is very rigid, allows use of a larger fuel tank, and helps contribute to high stability and lightweight handling at low speeds
- Triangular swingarm looks like a hardtail design
- Single rear shock hidden beneath the seat
- Long and low for minimal seat height, maximum visual impact
- Fork offset and frame geometry combine for light, low-effort handling at ultra-low speeds
- Long wheelbase adds to highway stability

Tank-Mounted Speedometer with Turn Signal Indicators and Caution Lamps
- Gives you the information you need at-a-glance
- Compact design complements the bike’s clean look

Push-to-Cancel Turn Signals
- No fumbling, just a simple push on the switch cancels the turn signals

41mm Front Fork
- Excellent rigidity and 5.9 inches of travel
- 32 degrees rake angle for excellent straight line ability
- Wide fork pitch for classic look

Front and Rear Disc Brakes
- A 272mm front and 242mm rear disc have twin-piston calipers for great power and feel

Spoke Custom Wheels
- Chromed steel rims and spokes
- “Spool-style” polished aluminum front hub

Wide Rear Tire
- 180mm rear tire provides added stability while projecting a powerful image
- Wider tire than that found on most large-displacement cruisers

Windscreen
- Thick optically correct acrylic plastic windscreen is shaped for smooth airflow and cruiser style
- Strong chrome plated steel supports
- Adjustable height

Saddlebags
- Made of reinforced top grain cowhide that is carefully selected with minimal flaws and deep dyed so that the finish can’t be scraped off
- Slant top opening lid, with two 1.5-inch wide leather straps, chrome buckles and quick release stealth fasteners
- Dual panel lid construction with embossed Vulcan logo detail
- One-half inch diameter chrome plated brass stud accents
- Metal reinforced upper edge so bags hold their shape
- Rolled and riveted top lid minimizes water entry

Passenger Backrest
- Classic tombstone shape
- Strong chrome plated steel supports
- Pad cover detailed with chrome plated brass studs

Low Stepped Seat
- Ultra-low 26.8-inch seat height allows riders to easily plant both feet on the ground at stops
- Laid-back riding comfort for two
- Detailed with ½-inch diameter chrome plated brass studs




SPECIFICATIONS:

Engine: 4-Stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve per cylinder, V-twin
Displacement: 903cc / 55.1 cu.in.
Bore x stroke: 88.0 x 74.2mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Maximum torque: 60.8 lb/ft @ 3,700 rpm
Cooling: Liquid
Fuel Injection: EFI with dual 34mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition: TCBI with electronic advance
Transmission: Five-speed
Final drive: Belt
Frame: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / trail: 32 degrees / 6.3 in.
Wheelbase: 64.8 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 5.9 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travel: Uni-Track® swingarm / 4.1 in.
Front tire: 130/90x16
Rear tire: 180/70x15
Front brake / rear brake: Single 272mm hydraulic disc with two-piston caliper / 242mm hydraulic disc
Overall length: 97.0 in.
Overall width: 39.6 in.
Overall height: 58.3 in.
Seat height: 26.8 in.
Dry weight: 595.4 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
Color choices: Candy Fire Red / Metallic Titanium, Ebony / Galaxy Silver
MSRP: $8,549

Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT



2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

• 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT

INTRODUCTION
Perfect combination of touring comfort and powerful performance

For the 2007 model year, the popular Vulcan® 2000 Classic LT makes its return to Kawasaki’s growing line of cruisers populating America’s back roads and highways. The Vulcan 2000 Classic LT is the bike that responds to consumer interest in an off-the-showroom floor dressed-up cruiser—one that comes with features designed to complement the overall 2000 styling, yet add a flavor all its own.

The Vulcan 2000 Classic LT will make its mark with those more interested in weekend jaunts than simply getting back and forth to work. It will help Kawasaki further establish its dealer showrooms as the place for big bike motorcyclists to do their shopping. And more than anything, it will marry the performance inherent in the 2,053cc family of top-of-the-line cruisers with traditional cruiser style. While it comes with special features as part of the package, this motorcycle is eminently slated to be further customized by its purchasers. And the company’s broad offering of accessories will give owners of this new entry every opportunity to do just that.

Features coming standard with this stylish cruiser are saddlebags, passenger floorboards, passenger backrest, and a windshield. The bags are constructed of reinforced top grain cowhide (selected with minimal flaws and deep dyed so the finish won’t scrape off), and are highlighted by chrome plated brass stud accents on the bag lids, a slant top opening on the lid which is fastened with two 1.5-inch wide leather straps featuring chrome buckles and quick release stealth fasteners. To protect the contents from moisture getting into the bags, the rolled and riveted top lid minimizes water entry. A metal-reinforced upper edge keeps the bags holding their shape, while they hold the rider’s gear.

Chrome plated brass studs adorn the special seat and match those attached to both the bags and the passenger backrest. Together, they provide a styling line both attractive and distinctive. The backrest is a classic style that takes both visual appearance and comfort into consideration.

The adjustable height windshield is made of thick, optically correct acrylic plastic and is shaped for smooth airflow and classic cruiser style.

Power for this stylish cruiser comes from a massive 125ci V-twin engine featuring a bore and stroke of 103 x 123.2mm, forged pistons, alloy-steel connecting rods, huge 220mm flywheels, dual cams located within the one-piece crankcase and right-side pushrods actuating four valves per cylinder. Notably, Kawasaki engineers chose to utilize a push rod design in order to reduce engine height, which directly contributes to the Vulcan 2000 Classic LT’s low center of gravity and relatively low seat height. Plus, hydraulic valve lash adjusters automatically maintain zero valve clearance for smoother, quieter operation.

Cruiser fans will appreciate the Vulcan 2000 Classic LT’s V-twin sound thanks, in part, to the single-pin crankshaft, while dual counterbalancers and rubber engine mounts keep it running smoothly.

To provide sharp throttle response at any rpm, the Vulcan 2000’s electronic engine control unit (ECU) manages electronic fuel injection with its dual 46mm throttle bodies and sub throttle valves, as well as the iridium spark plug ignition system. The sub throttle valves provide the Vulcan 2000 Classic LT with smooth throttle response, while the highly sophisticated fuel injection system’s fine atomizing injectors deliver an ultra-fine mist of fuel/air mixture to the cylinders for greater combustion efficiency, increased power and optimum fuel economy.

The top quarter of the V-twin engine is liquid cooled, while temperatures for the bottom three-quarters of the engine are managed by stylish and highly functional cooling fins. Plus, the engine and transmission feature built-in oil and water pumps, with the transmission also serving as the oil tank.

The chrome air cleaner cover is nestled between the cylinders, which feature a black matte finish, and the cooling fins are polished to a bright metallic shine. Dual exhaust pipes and mufflers emit a distinctive V-twin rumble, and include honeycomb catalyzers to reduce emissions.

A Hyvo primary drive chain transfers torque from the big V-twin engine to the five-speed transmission case, which houses a multi-plate wet clutch. To fully benefit from the Vulcan 2000 Classic LT’s advanced electronics, a gear position sensor in the transmission sends signals to the ECU, further enhancing fuel injection volume and ignition timing, and thus improving performance. Final drive to the rear wheel is provided by smooth, quiet and low maintenance belt drive.

The V-twin engine is utilized as a member of the Vulcan’s steel, double-cradle frame, which features a large-diameter, box-section single-tube backbone. Coupled to the frame is a simple but elegant rear steel tube swingarm suspension with a direct-action single shock. The rear suspension provides 3.9 inches of travel, and includes spring preload and rebound adjustment. Up front, large 49mm forks provide precise steering feedback and 5.9 inches of travel.

The Vulcan 2000 Classic LT includes a bullet-style headlight, chrome instrument panel with a large-face speedometer — mounted on a stretched, 5.5-gallon fuel tank, the V-shaped panel keeps the rider informed with an LCD display and warning lamps.

This Vulcan motorcycle rides on bright, cast aluminum 16-inch wheels with a 150/80 front radial tire and a huge, 200/60 rear radial tire – the biggest stock rear tire on a mass production V-twin cruiser. Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a single rear disc brake with two-piston caliper bring this big cruiser to smooth, powerful stops.

SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: Four-stroke, liquid cooled, OHV, four-valve cylinder head, 52 degrees V-twin
Displacement: 2,053 cc (125ci)
Bore x stroke: 103.0 x 123.2mm
Maximum torque: 141 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Carburetor: DFI with Keihin 46mm throttle bodies (2)
Ignition: TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission: Five-speed with positive neutral finder
Final drive: Belt
Rake / trail: 32 degrees / 7.2 in.
Wheel travel, front: 5.9 in.
Wheel travel, rear: 3.9 in.
Tire, front: 150/80-16
Tire, rear: 200/60-16
Wheelbase: 68.3 in.
Suspension type, front: 49mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Suspension type, rear: Single shock, eight-way rebound damping
Brakes, front: Dual 300mm discs with four-piston calipers
Brakes, rear: Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper
Fuel capacity: 5.5 gal.
Seat height: 26.8 in.
Dry weight: 796 lbs.
Color choices: Pearl Crystal White/Metallic Titanium or
Candy Cardinal Red/Ebony
MSRP: $14,499

FEATURES

Engine
- 2,053cc (125ci) four-stroke engine produces massive torque across the entire rpm range
- Forged pistons and alloy connecting rods are strong and light
- Huge 220mm flywheels smooth power delivery
- Push-rod valve actuation contributes to lower engine height, low center of gravity and relatively low seat height
- Hydraulic valve adjusters reduce maintenance
- Engine Control Unit (ECU) manages electronic fuel injection and digital ignition system optimize throttle response
- Fuel injection system features sub throttle valves for smooth throttle response
- Fuel injection system’s fine atomizing injectors deliver ultra-fine fuel/air mixture for greater combustion efficiency, increased power and optimum fuel economy
- Center spark plugs enhance combustion for smooth, consistent power and reduced emissions
- Liquid and air cooling maintain consistent operating temperatures
- Engine and transmission feature built-in oil and water pumps, reducing the number of parts and reducing weight
- Single-pin crank contributes to a classic V-twin sound

Transmission / Final Drive
- A gear position sensor in the five-speed transmission sends signals to the ECU, further enhancing fuel injection and ignition performance
- Belt final drive is smooth, quiet, reliable and low maintenance
Frame and Suspension
- Steel double-cradle frame features large-diameter, box-section single-tube backbone for strength
- Engine is utilized as a stressed member of the frame to minimize chassis weight
- Steel pipe swingarm is simple and elegant
- Direct-action single shock features spring preload and rebound damping adjustment with 3.9 inches of travel for a smooth ride
- Large 49mm forks provide precise steering feedback and 5.9 inches of travel

Wheels and Tires
- 16-inch cast aluminum wheels add to the Vulcan 2000 Classic LT’s high-quality look
- 200/60R series rear tire is the largest stock tire size fitted to a production V-twin cruiser
- Radial tires enhance handling and give it a firm, “planted” feel

Brakes
- Dual 300mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and single rear disc brakes provide smooth, powerful stops

Styling Justify Full
- Saddlebags
- Passenger floorboards and backrest
- Bullet-style headlight
- “Stretched” 5.5-gallon fuel tank provides for long-distance road trips
Saddlebags
- Made of reinforced top grain cowhide that is carefully selected with minimal flaws and deep dyed so that the finish can’t be scraped off
- Slant top opening lid, fastened with two 1.5-inch wide leather straps with chrome buckles and quick release stealth fasteners
- Dual panel lid construction with embossed Vulcan logo detail
- One-half inch diameter chrome plated brass stud accents
- Metal reinforced upper edge so bags hold their shape
- Rolled and riveted top lid minimizes water entry

Seat
- Detailed with ½-inch diameter chrome plated brass studs
Passenger Backrest
- Strong chrome plated steel supports
- Pad cover detailed with chrome plated brass studs
Windscreen
- Thick, optically correct acrylic plastic windscreen is shaped for smooth airflow and cruiser style
- Strong chrome plated steel supports
- Two-position adjustable height