Wednesday, 29 February 2012

My Bike - Honda VTR250

I have had the VTR250 for almost 4 years and use it mainly as a daily ride to work in all weather. I day tour on it every now then at the weekend. It's a great little bike, handles really well especially if the factory tires are upgraded. It's learner legal and is an excellent and forgiving bike to learn on. It's styled on the Ducati Monster and when parked next one you realise how good a copy job they did. The exposed frame and lack of fairing minimises scratches you might put on it while learning but doesn't provide much in the way of wind protection to the rider. You do get use to this on the freeway doing 110km with it reving at 8000rpm! lol.

A mate and I are planning a 2 week trip down the south-east coast of NSW, south coast of Victoria and onto South Australia looping back to Sydney. I will be taking the VTR250 and he will be a on a Suzuki V-Strom 650 that he just bought. I will update the blog as the ride progresses. Hopefully I don't regret it half way through :()

A few Specs on the VTR250

Engine type:2 cylinders, 4-stroke, V-twin
Displacement:249 cc (15.21 cubic inches)
Cooling system:Water cooled
Power:31.82 HP (23.4 kW) @ 10500 rpm
Torque:24 Nm (2.45 kg-m) @ 8500 rpm
Gear box:Manual 5-speed
Clutch:Wet, cable operated       
Final drive:Chain
Motor oil:10W/40

Length:2040 mm
Width:720 mm
Wheel base:1410mm
Ground clearance:170mm            
Dry weight:140 kg
            Chassis and suspension   
Frame type:aluminium, Trellis frame
Brake:Single Disk
Tire:110 / 70 R17
Suspension:mono shock, Swingarm
Tire:140 / 70 R17
Fuel capacity:13 L

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