Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Honda Dunk 50cc Scooter is Up in the Market - Photos / Specs


Honda Dunk 50cc Scooter is Up in the Market - Photos / Specs - Honda got a new addition to its lineup of beautiful teeny weenie machines that you can opt to own - a 50cc scooter destined for the Japanese market.

Honda Dunk 50cc Scooter is Up in the Market - Photos / SpecsHonda Dunk 50cc was introduced during the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. If you missed the event, you may get a precursor of what Dunk 50cc is all about.

Here are a few of the specs for Honda Dunk 50cc:

- a stripped down panel containing the speedo and fuel gauge
- underseat storage
- with small compartments under handlebars
- small single disc, radial-mount piston
- two narrow telescopic forks
- single shock for the rear suspension

Photos of Honda Dunk 50cc from Motorcycle USA:
Honda Dunk 50cc Scooter is Up in the Market - Photos / Specs
Honda Dunk 50cc Scooter is Up in the Market - Photos / Specs

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

2013 Honda Integra: The Union of Honda NC700X and Maxi-Scooter


2013 Honda Integra: The Union of Honda NC700X and Maxi-Scooter -- Perhaps the name says it all, should the general impression be taken as the ultimate label for this new maxi scooter on the line. Integra could simply mean the "integration" of the two distinct families of motorbikes - Honda's NC700X (Photo) touring bike and a Maxi Scoot. Whatever the verdict is, the mere union of the touring comforts and twist and go feature is beyond a lottery jackpot treat.

Honda Integra 2013 brings you both city commuting and cross-country adventure in one package.
2013 Honda Integra Scooter 
2013 Honda Integra Scooter Photo2013 Honda Integra Specs, Suggested Retail Price (SRP)
Engine: SOHC 670cc parallel-Twin
Compression ratio: 11.7:1
Power Output: 51 hp at 6250 rpm and 45.7 foot-pounds of torque at 4750 rpm
Seat Height: 31.1 in
Consumption: More than 65 miles per gallon (review from Cycle World)
SRP: $10,990
CC: 670cc (parallel twin-cylinder engine)
Front forks: 41mm
Wheels: 17-inch
Overall weight: 238kg

2013 Honda Integra Video
Well, at the moment, Honda has no plans of selling this unit in the United States. But then who knows, maybe soon, this precious urban scooter cum touring bike is in your favorite outlets. So watch out over it!

Also, I am still looking for a rather comprehensive 2013 Honda Integra Scooter Specs, Price range (SRP), photos and reviews so that I can improve this particular feature post.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Honda Metropolitan Base 2013, Specs, Pricing, Photos


Honda Metropolitan Base 2013, Specs, Pricing, Photos -- For the new year, Honda Metropolitan Scooter is here again for a showcase and this time, with its 2013 edition.

Honda Metropolitan Base 2013 comes with 1.49 bore engine, compression ratio of 10.11, 4-stroke, fuel injected and SOHC valve setup. If you are looking for a city roamer and at the same a get-away ride for a countryside exploration during weekends, Honda Metropolitan Base must be one of your top choices.
Honda Metropolitan Base 2013
Based on US scooter market prices, Metropolitan Base sells for $1,999.00 (SRP) including a 12-months warranty.
Honda Metropolitan Base 2013
honda-metropolitan-base-2013
Here are some of the general specifications of Honda Metropolitan Base:
  • Transmission - Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • eat Height (mm): 718.8
  • Seat Material: Vinyl
  • Seat Type: One-Piece
  • Body Material: Plastic
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Front Suspension Type: Telescopic Fork
  • Rear Suspension Type: Single Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Type - One-Piece
  • Fuel Capacity (gal) - 1.2
The Honda Metropolitan Base 2013 is available in colors:
  1. Pearl Black
  2. Pearl Black / Red
  3. Pearl White

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Helpful Tips on Cleaning Motorcycles Submerged in Flood ~ Suzuki


Suzuki's Helpful Tips on Cleaning Motorcycles Submerged in Flood -- How many of you with motorcycles and scooters, were affected by the recent floods brought about by the recent monsoon sweep or perhaps a regular typhoon in the past? You must be worried about cleaning your two-wheel rides after the unwanted submersion, so Suzuki is here to share with you some tips on how to treat your bikes and scooters after being submerged in the flood waters.

Tips on Cleaning Motorcycles Submerged in Flood

Tips on Cleaning Motorcycles / Scooters Submerged in Flood:
  1. Turn the ignition OFF. 
  2. Remove spark plug/s then kick-start to remove the water secreted in the combustion chamber.
  3. Clean the motorcycle / scooter with pressurized clear running water. If the unit was submerged in seawater flood, wash and lurbicate the machine with anti-rust as soon as possible.
  4. Drain the oil (Remove the drain plug and engine oil cap)
  5. Spray the oil filler hole with compressed air - to push the oil and water inside the crankcase.
  6. Replace oil and oil filter. If you got a Suzuki unit, use Suzuki Genuine Oil and Suzuki Genuine Oil Filter.
  7. Clean and dry the wire harnesses. Check the connectors for dirt and or mud deposits.
  8. Inspect the electrical parts of the machine such as: CDI, Ignition Coil, Ignition Switch, Relays, Bulbs and Sockets, Speedometer panel assembly and the battery)
  9. Dismount the air box and carburetor. Clean the air box assembly and if possible, replace the air filter.
  10. Overhaul the carburetor. Clean the jets - air holes and the gas passage.
  11. Drain the gas tank. Check for possible water contamination or maybe foreign objects taken in, during the flood submersion.
  12. Clean and lubricate the throttle grip and its cable, clutch and brake cables, as well as the starter cable.
  13. Clean the braking systems.
  14. Re-grease the wheel bearings.
  15. Detach and dry the muffler / pipe.
  16. Inspect if the steering stem still has the applied grease. Re-apply if necessary.
For scooters submerged in the flood: Check the gear and CVT box, inspect the CVT rollers and belt for possible rusting. Replace roller weights and belt if necessary.
That is all, basically for the things that most of us bikers / scootersists can do without experts interventions.

Bear in mind to dispose of the used oil after the overhaul you will be doing. For better and safer running condition of your bikes, make sure to have your ride checked by an accredited mechanic.

Thanks to Suzuki Philippines for this great list of tips on cleaning motorcycles when submerged in flood. For contact and information: Suzuki Moto Center / Suzuki Customer Care Hotline: 902-1001

Image: http://www.mysanantonio.com/

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

2011 Aprilia Scarabeo, Models, Specs and Overview


2011 Aprilia Scarabeo, Models, Specs and Overview. Aprilia scooter fans out there, specially the Scarabeo series! Did you know that there were three (3) models (sub) available for you to drool from? I have been in search of this listing and luckily, they are sitting just right at the corner of motorcyclistonline.com. Without further ado, let us jump into the said Aprilia Scarabeo scooter models for 2011.

2011 Aprilia Scarabeo - The Scarabeo series starts its SRP from $2,799 (for Scarabeo 100) but then, it depends on your bargaining luck with the dealers in your locality. Aprilia Scarabeo is made in Italy. It is first introduced to the market sometime in 2007. Basically, the units are equipped with Hydraulic Disc brakes for excellent stopping control and performance. Aprilia Scarabeo comes with a 96.2, 180.8 and 460 cc Single-Cylinder engines for its available variety.

The 2011 Aprilia Scarabeo Sub Models:

1) 2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 100 - also known as Aprilia Scarabeo 10.0, Cylinders: 1, Displacement (cc): 96.2, Engine Type: Single-Cylinder [2011 Scarabeo 10.0 Specs Overview]

Bore (in): 1.97
Bore (mm): 50
Carburetion Brand: DellOrto
Carburetor Size (mm): 22
Compression Ratio: 10.51
Cooling: Air
Cylinders: 1
Displacement (cc): 96.2
Displacement (ci): 5.9
Engine Configuration: Single-Cylinder
Engine Immobilizer: Not Available
Engine Type: 4-Stroke
Fuel Injector: No
Fuel Requirements: Regular
Fuel System Type: Carburetor
Number Of Carburetors: 1
Starter: Electric / Kick
Stroke (in): 1.93
Stroke (mm): 49
Valve Configuration: SOHC
Body style: Scooter
Base SRP: $2,799.00

2011 Aprilia Scarabeo

2) 2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 200 -Aprilia Scarabeo 200, Cylinders: 1, Displacement (cc): 180.8, Engine Type: Single-Cylinder [2011 Scarabeo 200 Specs Overview]

Bore (in): 2.48
Bore (mm): 63
Carburetion Brand: Keihin
Carburetor Size (mm): 29
Compression Ratio: 121
Cooling: Liquid
Cylinders: 1
Displacement (cc): 180.8
Displacement (ci): 11
Engine Configuration: Single-Cylinder
Engine Immobilizer: Not Available
Engine Type: 4-Stroke
Fuel Injector: No
Fuel Requirements: Regular
Fuel System Type: Carburetor
Number Of Carburetors: 1
Starter: Electric
Stroke (in): 2.29
Stroke (mm): 58
Valve Configuration: DOHC
Valves: 4
Valves Per Cylinder: 4
Body style: Scooter
Base SRP: $3,499.00

2011 Aprilia Scarabeo

3) 2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 500 I.E. -Aprilia Scarabeo 500 I.E., Cylinders: 1, Displacement (cc): 460, Engine Type: Single-Cylinder [2011 Scarabeo 500 I.E. Specs Overview]

Bore (in): 3.62
Bore (mm): 92
Compression Ratio: 10.51
Cooling: Liquid
Cylinders: 1
Displacement (cc): 460
Displacement (ci): 28.1
Engine Configuration: Single-Cylinder
Engine Immobilizer: Standard
Engine Type: 4-Stroke
Fuel Injector: Yes
Fuel Requirements: Regular
Fuel System Type: Fuel Injected
Starter: Electric
Stroke (in): 2.72
Stroke (mm): 69
Valve Configuration: SOHC
Valves: 4
Valves Per Cylinder: 4
Body style: Touring Scooter
Base SRP: $6,399.00

2011 Aprilia Scarabeo

There you go for the 2011 Aprilia Scarabeo, Models, Specs and Overview. All of the photos and technical data or information were culled from http://www.motorcyclistonline.com as of June 8, 2012. No amount of media and files ownership infringement are hereby intended.

If you are passionate about scooters, love to own or a proud owner of Aprilia Scarabeo scooter, kindly share this post for others to see and notice. These are indeed, beautiful mean machines for our daily errands and touring engagements.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Scooting Tips Video by Honda Scooters Philippines


Scooting Tips Video by Honda Scooters Philippines Scooting Tips Video by Honda Scooters Philippines. For the scooter buddies out there, here is a less-than-a-minute video that you might want to take a peek to learn or perhaps, be reminded of some basic scooting tips.

I found this video from Honda Scooters Philippines Facebook page, where all credits are due. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/hondascootersphilippines/posts/239343079507670

Here we go for the Scooting Tips Video by Honda Scooters Philippines:


To summarize, here are the things for your short list:
  1. Protective clothing - always wear them
  2. Scooter's manual - know the basic operations and troubleshooting
  3. Traffic signs - familiarize and understand the road traffic signs for your safety
Ride and rule your way while on your precious scooter.

How about you? What are the basic scooting tips that you abide? Care to share them?