Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Honda Interceptor

Hi friends, Honda has planned to launch most powerful VFR800 interceptor which is an 800 cc engine which may cost around 10 lakhs. It is likely to be released by the end of this year.

These are the specifications of VFR800 interceptor:

Engine Type: 781cc liquid-cooled 90° V-4
Bore and Stroke:
72mm x 48mm
Compression ratio:
Valve Train:
VTEC DOHC; four valves per cylinder
PGM-FI with automatic enriched circuit, 36mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors
Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping and electronic advance
Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive:
#530 O-ring chain
Suspension front:
43mm HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Suspension rear:
Pro Arm single-side swing arm with Pro-Link single HMAS gas-charged shock with seven-position spring preload and rebound damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Brake front:
Dual full-floating 296mm discs with LBS three-piston calipers
Brake rear:
Single 256mm disc with LBS three-piston caliper; Optional ABS (VFR800FI ABS)
Tyre front:
120/70ZR-17 radial
Tyre rear:
180/55ZR-17 radial
57.4 inches
Rake (Caster angle):
100mm (3.9 inches)
Seat Height:
31.7 inches
Fuel Capacity:
5.8 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve
Silver Metallic
Curb Weight:
540 pounds (VFR800FI) / 551 pounds (VFR800FI ABS)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Yamaha R 15

At present, this is the most powerful engine in two wheelers launched in India. This R15 is powered by 150cc engine which produces 17bhp and ensures that this engine has greater power. The mileage is also pretty decent which ranges from 35 to 45 kmpl. In addition this has liquid cooled engine which is widely used in four wheelers. On the whole, R15 is powerful and attractive but little heavier in cost.