Modified Bajaj Pulsar 150 | Beast Motors “B3.1” Project.

Bajaj Pulsar 150

If you're a big fan of small motorcycles that have gone big, then you've got to check out this Bajaj Pulsar 150 modified bike. When we mention big, we're not talking about body kits, wide tires, or paint jobs, we're talking about small engines that have been pumped up for more horsepower and torque.

Shubham Pramod Banginwar, the founder of Beast Motors Private Limited, has modified a Bajaj Pulsar 150 motorcycle, transforming it into the famous "B3.1" that we're about to reveal its specifications in details. Shubham has worked on several projects during the past three years. However, the "B3.1" grabbed our attention in particular. Are you looking forward to knowing why? Carry on reading....

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Bajaja Pulsar 150 Engine Upgrades.

For starters, the engine's capacity has been increased to reach 168 ccs. The "new" engine now has 18 Bhp. of raw power and 16.5 Nm of torque (instead of 13.8 Bhp & 13.2 Nm).

As you can guess, those modifications also affected the motorcycle's acceleration; the modified Bajaj Pulsar 150 can go from 0 to 100 km/hr in less than 7.5 seconds. Moreover, the motorcycle can hit the 132 km/hr top speed.

Beast Motors claim that their usage of iridium parts along with modified air filter and exhausts has affected the overall performance significantly. It's worth to mention that the modified Pulsar 150 still has a mileage of 68 Kmpl after the upgrades.

Words on the Indian streets say that  250 cc motorbikes shouldn't mess with the new "B3.1".

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Other Modifications.

Weight reduction has been taken into consideration while modifying the Bajaj Pulsar 150.

Its current weight is 136 kg. This modification makes sure to keep a very reasonable engine to weight ratio for the new "B3.1".

Also, some final touches have been added to the motorcycle; those include a custom cage that has positioned under the front seat, a front windshield, and red tank shrouds. Last but not least, the team have used an independent tire hugger for the modified motorbike.

Front LED lights have been added for an improved visibility, extra cushion installed in the rear seat for more comfort and wider tires have been used for enhanced stability.

Beast Motors has legally registered this modified bike. Seriously though, what else can you possibly need in a Bajaj Pulsar 150 cc modified motorcycle?

Here's a list to all of the modifications that have been performed to the Pulsar 150.

Upgraded Displacement – 168cc.

Maximum Power –  18 Bhp.

Torque – 16.5 Nm.

Top Speed- 132 kmph.

0 to 100 kmph – 6.5 to 7.5 secs.

Mileage – 68 kmpl.

Exhaust – Free Flow Muffler.

Intake – Free Flow Air Filter.

Fuel System- Re-tuned and upgraded Carburetor.

Spark Plug Material changed to Iridium Alloy.

High-Quality Bore Chrome Plated.

Front Suspension Spring Heat Treated.

Gear Changer Spring Heat Treated.

Sound – 80 Db.

Even though we couldn't spot any upgrades regarding the braking system (since more power has been added to the motorcycle), yet the "BS.1" definitely stands out from the crowd and has tons of upgrades and modifications. Would you go on a test ride with this new masterpiece?

Kawasaki ZX10R Top Speed; How Fast Can it Go?

Kawasaki ZX10R Top Speed

The estimated Kawasaki Zx10r top speed is 186mph. However, that’s not its maximum “real” limit. You see, most of the modern 1000 cc street bikes are released on the market with electronic safety limiter at the 186mph. So again, how fast could the Kawasaki ZX10R go?

Well, mechanically and according to dyno tests (we emphasize on the fact that they were performed by normal sportbikes racers), an 189 mph  Kawasaki ZX10R top speed was recorded. Did anyone actually get this far on the roads? A Top Speed test was performed by MCN magazine for the ZX10R in this video.Let's take a closer look.

Road Tester: Adam Child, Video Owner: MCN.

In case you couldn't spot the maximum speed on the gauge, it was a hard 189mph. So it seems that ZX10R can actually overcome the 186mph limit. However, we can't really tell if the limiter was overridden in the previously mentioned test or not.

There are several ways where you can easily override the electronic speed limiter on your motorbike (which includes replacing the stock street ECU with a track one from the manufacturer). Yet, it’s worth the mention that street bikes have limited top speeds for a reason, they’re meant to be used on the streets.

Hold on a second, aren't you just a little bit curious about what's "under the hood" or fairings if that matters, which made this Superbike hit the 189mph? In case you are, carry on reading a little bit more..

 

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Kawasaki ZX10R Top Speed What’s "under the hood?”

There are certain factors that contribute to this ultimate power that is produced by the ZX10R. With over 1.5 billion Yen ($13470315.0000, yeah we were too lazy to read that too) in sales in 2016 (according to their Annual & CSR Report), Kawasaki Heavy Industries prove that it’s one of the major key players in the motorcycle industry, and here’s the reason behind it.

2017 Kawasaki  ZX10R Engine.

The first major engine redesign took place in the 2011 model where the new engine had a stronger mid-range and a lower moment of inertia for your convenience. You can feel the inertia improvement clearly during acceleration and deceleration (especially during corners).

The air-fuel mixture (combustion) has been improved too; pipes are straighter, the combustion chamber is loaded with titanium valves (not to mention, the titanium spark plugs tips too), camshafts are Chromoly for weight reduction purposes.

Did we mention that the airbox capacity has been increased by 2 liters (making it overall 10)? Pretty serious upgrades to provide you with a better riding experience, if you would ask us.


More Features that Matter.

Braking & Stability.

Well, the Kawasaki ZX10R has a shorter gear ratio, which makes it smoother while downshifting. That makes you gain more control and stability during cornering. The motorcycle is loaded with Showa & Brembo packages to deliver a remarkable stopping power for the ZX10R.

The Kawasaki ZX10R top speed isn’t an unnoticeable number. That’s why this raw engine power should have the right amount of opposing braking power to balance things while you’re on the move. Last but not least, the ZX10R is loaded with a brake assist program and they have an ABS model too.

Chassis.

The headstock has been moved around 7.5mm closer to the front. This provides more front-end feel and stability for you as it moved more weight to the front end. Also, the swingarm is 15.8mm longer to provide you with more traction on corner exiting.

Technology.

5-modes Kawasaki Sports Traction Control System (S-KTC) has been refined by BoschIMU to provide you with 5 calculated parameters. The first two modes are for circuit use. Throttle position, rpm, and acceleration are calculated.

In addition, a 3-level  Launch Control Mode (KLCM) that gives you a kick off start with full throttle yet, keeping the front wheel on the ground by regulating wheel spin and lift. The system is disengaged when you hit the 93mph speed or the 3rd gear.

The Kawasaki ZX10R comes with a Quick Shifter that you can combine with their additional racing kit for smoother clutchless downshifts.

Want to know more about the ZX10R? Check this video out.

Video Credits: Kawasaki Motors

Kawasaki ZX10R Price.

You can get the basic Kawasaki ZX10R model for the price of $15,099 (estimated).

The difference between the 2016 & 2017 model?

Other than graphics, decals, and colors we couldn’t really spot any differences.

2017 Kawasaki ZX10R Specs
The 2017 Model.

2017 Kawasaki ZX10R Specifications.

Engine998cc, 4-cylinder, in-line DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled Petrol
Max Power204bhp
Max Torque113.5Nm
Top Speed299kmph
Acceleration (0-100kmph)2.9 seconds
Gearbox6-speed
Range
City9kmpl – 10kmpl
Highway14kmpl
Dimensions
Length2090mm
Width745mm
Height1145mm
Seat Height835mm
Wheelbase1440mm
Ground Clearance145mm
Fuel Capacity17-litres
Suspension System
Front Showa 43mm inverted balance free fork
Rear Show Horizontal back-link with balance free gas-charged shock
Brakes
Front KIBS, Brembo dual semi-floating 330mm discs with dual radial mounted monobloc 4-piston calipers
Rear KIBS-controlled, single 220mm disc with aluminum single-piston caliper
Tyre Size
Front 120/70 ZR17
Rear 190/55 ZR17
Our Final Call.

It doesn’t really matter what the Kawasaki ZX10R top speed is. This street bike is one of the best options within its category. Do you think otherwise? Let us know.

Feel free to check the Kawasaki Ninja 250r review too (if you're into smaller bikes) or the Kawasaki H2 one (if you're an adrenaline junkie).

Triumph Trophy 1200 SE Discontinued?

Triumph Trophy Review

Well, there were rumors about the famous Triumph Trophy 1200 SE model being discontinued after the 2016 model. No upgrades, no new models what so ever.

However, we decided to make a brief review of their previous models (2014-2016) to provide you with an overview about this magnificent touring motorcycle in case you decided to go for it.

 2016 Triumph Trophy 1200 SE Review.

Triumph Trophy Review

The Engine.

The Triumph Trophy motorcycle is loaded with a liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, and a 3 inline cylinder engine. This 1215 cc beast produces 132 horsepower at the 8,900 rpm. The engine is generally smooth providing you with an 88 pound-feet torque at 6,450 rpm.

Transmission & Drivetrain.

The Trophy uses a manual 6-speed transmission system that transfers your engine’s power to the rear wheel through a final shaft drive system.

Chassis & Suspension.

Aluminum chassis and swingarm are installed on this touring motorcycle for your convenience and weight reduction purposes (which you desperately need in a touring bike). Moreover, the 17-inch wheel rims are made from aluminum alloy to keep the over dry weight minimal (649 pounds approximately).

An electronic WP suspension package (with the ability of a single button adjustment) is now on the 2016 triumph trophy motorcycle. The 43 mm inverted front fork works in harmony with the rear mono shock one providing you with a 5-inch traveling space (each). Three adjustment modes are available for your convenience (sport, normal, and comfort).

Did we mention that the motorcycle can take up to 527 pounds of weight combined between rider, passenger, and cargo?

 

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Brakes.

The Triumph Trophy is no easy bike to stop. That’s why the manufacturer provided you with dual front 320 mm front discs, four-pot Nissin calipers and a rear 282 mm disc with twin pot caliper. This touring motorcycle is loaded with ABS and a built-in breaking balance system.


Triumph Trophy Fuel Consumption.

The motorcycle has a range of 300 miles and consumption of 35mpg/city, and a 58.2 mpg if you are riding at 56 mph. Last but not least, if you decided to go at 75mph, the consumption will be 42.9 mpg.

Technology & Design.

Triumph Trophy 1200 SE

The 2016 Triumph Trophy 1200 SE has a remarkable sport/touring design. The front is really sporty, yet it combines the comfort of medium seated touring motorcycles.

Seat height is adjustable, integrated the audio and Bluetooth system, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, and cruise control too. Also, the front screen can be adjusted electronically.  In other words, all comfort-related technologies are available on this bike.

Take a closer look at this video to understand what we’re talking about (an On-board Ride Review)

video credits: TheMissendenFlyer

Triumph Trophy 1200 SE Specifications.

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity1215cc
Bore85mm
Stroke71.4mm
Fuel systemRide by wire, fuel injection
ExhaustStainless steel 3 into 1, side mounted stainless steel silencer
Final driveShaft Drive
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox6 Speed Constant Mesh
FrameAluminium beam twin-spar
SwingarmSingle-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Front WheelsCast aluminium 5-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear WheelsCast aluminium 5-spoke 17 x 6.0in
Front Tires120/70 ZR17
Rear Tires190/55 ZR17
Front SuspensionWP 43mm upside down forks, manually adjustable rebound damping, with 130mm travel. SE - WP 43mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable rebound damping (sport/normal/comfort) with 127mm travel.
Rear SuspensionWP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, manually adjustable hydraulic preload, manually adjustable rebound damping, 120mm rear wheel travel. (SE electronically adjustable hydraulic preload, electronically adjustable rebound damping.WP monoshock with remote
Brakes frontTwin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, linked brakes (front brakes partially activated by rear), ABS (non-switchable)
Brakes rearSingle 282mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, ABS (non-switchable)
TechnologyDual analogue gauges (speedometer and tachometer) with multi-function dot matrix LCD display screen, ambient light level brightness compensation. Rider-configurable dual trip computers (1 with adjustable automatic reset). Screen shows audio system information, TES status, TPMS status, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, gear position indication, clock, air temperature, frost warning and accessory heated seats/grips status display, cruise control status and headlight level adjustment. Hazard warning light button. Scroll/select button on handlebars
Length2235mm
Seat height770-790mm
Wheelbase1542mm
Tank capacity25l
Wet weight301 kilo
Max power ec134PS @ 8900
Max torque ec120NM @ 6450
ColorsPhantom Black, Pacific Blue
Price19499

The Price.

The Triumph Trophy 1200 SE model has an MSRP of $19,499 for the 2016 model. This model falls under the affordable touring motorcycles category (we guess you already know that).

Problems?

Not that we have heard of. We tried to search for any technical issues that trophy riders are facing on forums, and we have not seen any significant ones. Actually, users are delighted and proud of being Triumph Trophy owners.

Kawasaki Ninja 250 R Review: A Good Option for Beginners?

Kawasaki Ninja 250 R Review

The Kawasaki Ninja 250 R is considered to be one of the most lightweight and agile motorcycles on the market. Well, technically speaking, those features are common within this category (250cc) of most sport bikes.

Power & weight control are crucial for beginners when it comes to riding; Leaning, cornering, and accelerating should be done carefully if you are still new in the two wheels hobby.

We decided to take you through a quick review on the Kawasaki Ninja 250 cc in case you are wondering whether it’s a reliable option (and a practical one).

We would like to highlight the fact that the Kawasaki 250 motorcycle has been out of mass production in 2011, and replaced by the 300cc one in most countries. However, if you are planning on buying a 2nd hand motorcycle (as your first ride), you should definitely consider this option.

Kawasaki’s 250 cc Engine.

Remember the old ZZ-R/GPX 250 engine? Well, it’s kind of the same one loaded in the  Ninja 250 R. Yet, it’s more environmentally friendly and more advanced. The Engine will provide you with 33 Horsepower and 22 NM Torque.

As you can clearly see, the engine power is low which makes it perfect for beginners who won’t feel the throttle power (either during acceleration or deceleration).

The Kawasaki Ninja 250 R has a liquid cooling system, 249 cc, DOHC and 2 parallel twin cylinders. The Top Speed recorded for this motorcycle was approximately 150Km/Hr.

Since you chose a sports bike, we do realize that you are most probably an adrenaline-junkie (aren’t we all are?). However, it’s better to take baby steps when it comes to speed and engine power.

Kawasaki Ninja 250cc

Dimensions & Weight.

That’s the second most important thing to take into consideration if you are a beginner.  With the Ninja 250 R, we are talking about an overall length of 2085mm, a width of 715mm and, a height of 1115 mm.

As for the weight, the 250 motorcycle weighs 165 Kgs. Not a lot of weight reduction compared to the latest superbikes models. However, you have to keep in mind the difference in materials that are used in both motorcycles for weight reduction purposes.


The lightweight feature might be common among the latest models and the 250 R Ninja. However, you have to keep in mind the difference in power (which is kind of a very big deal by the way).

Last but not least, the Kawasaki 250 cc motorcycle has narrow tires; this gives it a higher maneuvering ability (and an easier one which is ideal for beginners), even though it comes with the cost of a lower stability.

Want to see how this motorcycle performs on track? Take a look at this video.

Video Credits: Overdrive

Kawasaki 250cc Price.

The Ninja 250 R has a price range of $2300 to $4000. In other words, you won’t be facing any troubles in financing your very first motorcycle.

Kawasaki Ninja 250 R Specifications.

Engine Description
Displacement249 cc
Maximum Power32.5 Bhp @ 11000 rpm
Maximum Torque22 Nm @ 8200 rpm
Engine Description249cc, DOHC
CoolingLiquid Cooling
Bore62 mm
Stroke41.2 mm
No. of Cylinders2
Transmission
No. of Gears6
ClutchWet Multi-Disc, Manual
Brakes
Front Brake290mm Petal Disc
Rear Brake220mm Petal Disc
Suspension
Front Suspension37mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear SuspensionUni-Trak with aluminum linkage
Dimensions.
Overall Length2085 mm
Overall Width715 mm
Overall Height1115 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Seat Height790 mm
Wheelbase1400 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity17 litres
Acceleration & Milage.
0-60 kmph3 secs
0-100 kmph6.9 secs
Top Speed150 kmph
Mileage25 kmpl

Our Final Call.

Even though the Kawasaki 250 R has been on the market for only 4 years (2008-2011), yet it managed to leave a remarkable positive print within its category as an option for beginner motorcyclists.

We will be talking about some of the best motorcycles for beginners in a later article. If you feel like reading some tips for riding motorcycles (as a beginner), feel free to check our beginners’ riding guide on how to ride a motorcycle.

Also if you are looking forward to reading more about more Kawasaki bikes with more power, feel free to check our Kawasaki ZX10R Review and Kawasaki H2 one too.

 

2017 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Review; Tons of Upgrades and Modifications?

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The word of mouth that has been spread during the past couple of years, was that Suzuki is becoming a little bit lazy with their Gixxer models. Well, with the 2017 Suzuki GSXR 1000, we guess that they have proved some motorcyclists that they are wrong.

Usually, we do state some specifications regarding the superbike that we are reviewing, along with a couple of differences compared to their previous models. However, this whole new 2017 GSXR model, left us with nothing but talking about the tremendous changes that will leave you as a motorcyclist with a jaw-dropping reflex.

Let’s take a closer look at what Suzuki engineers have been doing in their labs lately regarding their latest GSXR 1000 model.

2017 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Specifications & Upgrades (Compared to Previous Models).

More Power?

Well, for starters the 2017 Suzuki GSXR 1000 has added a couple of horses to their engine (maybe a little more than a couple). The latest model has a power of 199.3 horsepower, whereas the previous model was 182.9. Also, the torque was raised from 86.0 lb-ft to 86.7 lb-ft.

If you are a fan of the MotoGP riding style and you love aggressive riding, then you might want to consider the new Suzuki GSXR 1000 model. Loaded with the ride-by-wire throttle technology as well as variable valve timing and many other track-related upgrades.

Did we mention that the 2017’s red zone RPM model has been raised to 14,500 from 13,500 in older models?

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Courtesy of Suzuki

2017 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Improved Aerodynamics.

A Whole new Aluminium Chassis has been installed in the new 2017 GSXR.  With an overall wet weight of 448 lb, it’s clear that there haven't been many improvements regarding the weight reduction. On the other hand, a lot of effort can be seen regarding the dimensions and aerodynamics.

The engine is narrower, a clearly visible fairings narrowing has been applied (16 mm narrower) and some dimensions have been modified to provide you with a better riding experience.  The Swingarm is 40 mm longer, and the wheelbase has been elongated by 15 mm.

The riding ergonomics has been improved significantly; the seat height, footpegs, and levers will provide you with a better riding posture that combines both practicality and comfort. Also, it gives you more flexibility when it comes to leaning and cornering.

2017 Gixxer New Technologies.

10-level traction control system, 3-driving modes, Low RPM Assist and an Easy Start System. There is a model that is loaded with ABS breaking too. However, the ABS system is not switchable (always running) which some racers may see as a downside (especially on tracks).

More Breaking Power to Halt the Beast.

Previous Suzuki GSXR 1000 models were always loaded with Brembo brakes. Yet, as we have mentioned earlier, the 2017 Gixxer has more power. That’s why it’s loaded with a 320 mm brake calipers (radial mounted ones).

No detectable changes have been made to the suspension system of the 2017 model. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the performance of the well-known Showa BFF system.

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Courtesy of Suzuki

Improved Clutch & Drive Train.

The traditional slipper clutch has been replaced with a slip and grip one, rear sprockets have been upgraded from 42 to 45 teeth, and the 530 chain has been upgraded to a lighter 525 one.

A Whole New 2017 GSXR Design.

Well, in case you didn’t notice (which we doubt), the 2017 model has been totally redesigned. It seems that Suzuki has decided to join the whole new sci-fi, futuristic design shift that most superbikes have been applying. Sharper lines, LED lights, narrow fairings and LCD gauges that display nearly everything you can think of.

Let’s see what Kevin Schwantz has to say about the 2017 model.

Video credits: Suzuki Cycles

2017 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Specs.

Engine999.8cc liquid-cooled inline four
Horsepower199 hp @ 13,200 rpm
Torque86.7 lb.-ft. @ 10,800 rpm
Transmission & Final Drive.6 speed/chain
Front SuspensionShowa fork adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear Suspension.Showa shock adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front BrakeBrembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with ABS
Rear BrakeNissin one-piston caliper, 220mm disc with ABS
Rake/Trail23.2°/3.7 in.
Wheelbase.55.9 in.
Seat Height.32.5 in.
Fuel Capacity.4.2 gal.
Wet Weight.448 lb.

2017 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Price.

Well, you can acquire the latest Gixxer model for nearly $17,000.

Our Final Thoughts.

It’s crystal clear that Suzuki Cycles have made some serious improvements to their GSXR 1000 model. However, is it really worth the $17,000? We guess it’s your call after all. If there’s one thing that we are sure of, it’s that Suzuki is back in the game with its 2017 gixxer model.

2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR SP & SP2; The lightest and Most Powerful Hondas Ever Produced?

2017 CBR 1000 RR SP
2017 CBR 1000 RR SP
Courtesy of Honda.

 

Honda Motorcycles decided to keep up with the competition by releasing their 2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR SP models. These models have shredded some serious weight and gained more power for your convenience. Let’s  take a closer look and see what Honda Motorcycles has to offer.

2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR SP Features.

A More Powerful Engine.

The 2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR SP models are loaded with a 998cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that has an extra 10 Horsepower than its previous model. The 189 HP (at 13,000 RPM) and 116Nm/11,000 RPM will leave you breathless.

Less Weight & Improved Power to Engine Ratio.

The 2017 Honda SP models are 35 pounds lighter. Yes, you read it right 35 Pounds. Those shredded pounds come from the improved (thinner) swingarm and chassis. Not to mention the usage of aluminum and magnesium alloys in many parts. A titanium muffler has been added that contributed by 17% of the total weight loss.

More Aggressive Looks to Go Along with the Performance.

2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR SP models are more compact, have sharper design lines and a more aggressive overall look than the 2016 model. However, it’s not all about the looks, the new design offers you an improved (reduced) moment of inertia. This will help you to gain more control of this beast while you are on track.

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The 2017 Model Next to the 2016 One.
Courtesy of Honda.

Improved Control.

The 2017 SP Models are equipped with Öhlins electronically controlled suspensions to provide you with better handling.  With three levels of adjustability and a 43mm NIX 30 EC forks (along with a TTX 36 EC Shock) what else you may need? Well, we will tell you what you need, you need an outstanding rider assist technology, and that’s what the 2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR SP models offer.

High-tech Rider Assist Programs.

Inspired by the MotoGP model, the RC213V-S model in many ways.  The SP models have a 9-level Traction Control System, a Rear Wheel Slip Control System and an ASIMO robot that measures the leaning angle.

A Wheelie Control System is installed too, that depends on the difference in wheel speed. There are two camps when it comes to evaluating this methodology of wheelie control. Some riders see it as a disadvantage as pitch data should be used for the wheelie control, while others see that an SP model shouldn’t fall into the hands of riders who can’t control their wheelies with a simple throttle and brake combination.

Which camp do you take sides with?

Improved Braking & Acceleration.

The Base 2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR model has an ABS version one. That’s the same system that has been installed in the SP models. This ABS system has a rear-wheel lift detection option to prevent the undesired unbalance during hard braking (and to keep you safe).

As for the acceleration, the SP models are loaded with QuickShifter that includes “clutchless” upshifts and downshifts to provide you with a better accelerating experience.

Take a look at what Nicky Hayden did with this masterpiece on track.

Difference Between the SP1 & SP2 Models?

There are minor differences between the two models. This includes Aluminium Marchesini wheels for the SP2, a 1 mm larger intake valves and a 1.5 mm larger exhaust valves too.

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Forged Aluminium Marchesini Wheels.
Courtesy of Honda.

2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR SP Specs.

Engine 999cc, Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC Inline-4
Bore ´ Stroke (mm)76 x 55
Compression Ratio 13:01
Max. Power Output141kW/ 189hp 13,000rpm
Max. Torque 116Nm/11,000rpm
Induction PGM-DSFI
Fuel Tank Capacity16L
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,065mm x 715mm x 1125mm
Wheelbase1404mm
FrameDiamond; aluminium composite twin spar
Caster Angle23.3°
Seat Height 820mm
Trail96mm
Ground Clearance 129mm
Kerb Weight195kg
Front SuspensionTelescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 43mm, and a NIX30 Smart-EC (OHLINS) Front Fork with preload, compression and rebound adjustments, 120mm stroke
Rear SuspensionUnit Pro-Link with gas-charged TTX36 Smart-EC (Öhlins) damper featuring preload and compression and rebound damping adjustment, 60mm stroke
Tyres120/70ZR17 58W (Front )– 190/50ZR17 73W (Rear)
Brakes2 Channel ABS

2017 Honda CBR 1000 RR Price.

Well, you can get the base model for $16,500, the ABS edition for $16,800 and the SP model (SP1) for $20,000. You can get the SP2 model for $25,000.


Our Thoughts.

Well, Honda Motorcycles have definitely invested a lot in their SP models (as well as their base model too) if you would ask us. A lot of noticeable improvements have been made to the whole new models (root changes). HRC kits will be available for qualified racing teams too in case you are wondering.

2017 Yamaha MT 10 SP Review.

2017 Yamaha MT 10 SP

The brand new 2017 Yamaha MT 10 SP is finally here. We have previously talked about its younger family members; the MT 07 & MT 09 (click here to check them). Now, let’s take a closer look at what the MT 10 has under its hood (metaphorically speaking).

2017 Yamaha MT 10 Features.

The Engine.

This beautiful machine is loaded with a 998cc, 4-cylinder engine that provides you with linear torque. The reason behind this performance is its uneven 270-180-90-180 firing sequence.

Clutch & Transmission.

Since the manufacturer realize the fact that every second count, the Yamaha MT 10 SP is loaded with a Quick Shift System that works in harmony with the (A&S) clutch system for your convenience.

More Agility.

If you are not impressed by the fact that the Yamaha MT 10 SP is loaded with a developed version of chassis that is derived from the award-winning Yamaha YZF-R1’s one, then we would love to inform you that the MT 10 has the shortest wheelbase within its category too (1400mm).

Yamaha MT 10 Specs
Courtesy of Yamaha

Big Toys for the Boys (Technology).

The 2017 Yamaha MT 10 SP is not so different from other Yamaha models when it comes to riding aid systems.  A three-level traction control system (TCS), the famous Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) as well as the D-Mode system to provide you with a more customized riding experience (easy, standard and aggressive).

Braking & Suspension.

Dual floating 320mm discs with 4-pot opposed piston calipers are at your service, along with a rear 220mm rear disk. That’s the kind of breaking power needed to halt the 2017 Yamaha MT 10 beast.

As for the suspension system, the Yamaha MT 10 SP is equipped with an electronic customizable Ohlins suspension system. This provides you with the best adaptive option to different riding conditions during acceleration, cornering, and braking.

Cool Gadgets.

A Thin Film Transistor LCD that is so tempting to admire that will make it nearly impossible to keep your eyes on the road (yes, we love to exaggerate from time to time), and a cruise control system that works once you cross the 50 Km/ Hr limit.

MT 10
Courtesy of Yamaha

Bada** Look.

Well, most of the motorcycles are loaded with LED lights, but seriously, take another look at the Yamaha MT 10 SP model. Its design is simply screaming “I’m Aggressive”.  It’s tank sharp lines, the front and rear looks are will definitely make you steal the spotlights.

Yamaha MT 10 Price
Courtesy of Yamaha

2017 Yamaha MT 10 SP Specs.

Engine typeliquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement998cc
Bore x stroke79.0 mm x 50.9 mm
Compression ratio0.500694444444
Maximum power118.0 kW (160.4PS) @ 11,500 rpm
Limited power versionN/A
Maximum torque111.0 Nm (11.3 kg-m) @ 9,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
Clutch typeWet, Multiple Disc
Fuel systemFuel Injection
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmissionChain
Fuel consumption8.0 l/100km
CO2 emission185 g/km
FrameAluminium Deltabox
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks, Ø 43 mm
Front travel120 mm
Caster angle24º
Trail102 mm
Rear suspension systemSwingarm, (link suspension)
Rear travel120 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, Ø 320 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm
Front tyre120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear tyre190/55 ZR17 M/C (75W)
Overall length2,095 mm
Overall width800 mm
Overall height1,110 mm
Seat height825 mm
Wheel base1,400 mm
Minimum ground clearance130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)210 kg
Fuel tank capacity17 litres
Oil tank capacity3.9 litres

Yamaha MT 10 Price.

The price of the MT 10 SP is around $17,000. Is it expensive? Well, how about you take a closer look at this video, go for a test drive and decide yourself.

Video Courtesy of Yamaha.

Our Final Call.

The 2017 Yamaha MT 10 SP edition has some of the R1 features as it has been revealed earlier (chassis and LCD) not to mention an improved braking system than its predecessors (as far as we recall).


 

 

It’s not the first time for Yamaha to use the YZF-R1 features in other models (click here to check the 2017 YZF-R6 model to understand what we are talking about), but it’s not as if we are complaining or anything.