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The Mercury Cars Guide : February 28th 2009
14— CARSguide Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, February 28, 2009 Motor Cycles KAWASAKIZZR 250CC 2001, 9,000ks, immac cond $5,000 ... Ph 0418 120 440 0 A reward of $10,000 For the info leading to the recovery and conviction of per- sons responsible. Stolen goods incl 1x Yamaha Pee Wee, 1x 4 wheeler, stolen from N/Norfolk on the w/end of Feb 13-14 ’09. Confidentiality assured. Ph 0428 546 872 1 BRAAP ’08 125cc, green/black, exc cond, $1,650 ono. Ph 0400 537 491. 1 exc cond, $1,000. 0406048003 1 Dirt Bike 250cc Draggin Jeans W/proof jean polo fleeced lined. Rossi and Thomas Cook boots, leather jackets, jeans, vests, gloves, - ladies and mens. Oilskin jeans, jackets, swags Country Leather 108 Elizabeth St, Hbt 62315082 1 KAWASAKIZX900R NINJA 2000, good rego and tyres, clean, $6,500 ono. 6275 0560 or 0488 406 186. 0 excellent condition $5800 ono ph 0417494404 1 POSTPONED -NEWDATE! Motorworks Enduro Series 3 Hour Enduro KX 450 F 2006 ??MERC?? ‘‘Tin Pot Reserve’’ Buckland $30 MA License, $30 Senior, $20 Junior. MERC Year Membership $50 ($10 additional family members) MERC Day Membership $10. Turn Left at the Buckland Shop. Follow Signs. Turn off will be to the Right. Food Van Available. For further information contact Luke Cracknell 0409 215 051. PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE! NO RIDING IS PERMITTED ON THIS TRACK OR AT TIN POT FORESTRY RESERVE PRIOR TO RACE DATE OR PENALTIES WILL APPLY AND THE RIDER WILL BE BANNED 1 low k’s, lots of extras, A1 cond, $20,500. Ph 0417 773 588 0 HARLEY 96 HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTER ADS Make your ad stand out from the rest! Ask the operator for a price when next placing your car ad for Saturday. Ph 62 300 400. 1 Honda CR125.99 Gd cond $2,600. 0488 528291 0 HONDAST1100A 1999, excellent condition, 12 mths reg, fully optioned for touring, Staintune mufflers, $8,500 firm. Ph 0408 540 528. 1 HONDA XR400, 1996, just had full top end rebuild, vgc, $2,800 ono. Ph 0408 364 366 0 New bits, reg, vgc, may trade, $3,000 ono. Ph 0439 643 483. 1 2001, nothing to spend, has everything $4,950.. 6239 0470. 1 Honda XR600R ’88 Honda 600 Hornet HYOSUNG 2007 650 Comet, learner legal, work stand, exc cond, must sell, $6,850 ono. Plus c/fibre remus pipe, $500. Ph 0458 276 083. 1 KTM620 LC4 new electrics/fork seals/wheel bearing/engine case bearings/ kick start/chain and sprocket. Renthal bars, Brembo brakes, 5,200klms. Massive power, $2,800 no offers. 0409 508 247 0 SOUTHERN DIRTBIKES 505 Main Rd Montrose Easy fi nance interest free or DIRTBIKES ATTENTION! 505 Main Rd Montrose Ph 6273 2871 deferred payment available TAA THERE MAY BE MORE LIST- INGS IN CARSGUIDE EXTRA. PLEASE REFER INDEX SATURDAY’S CLASSIFIEDS. 1 For only $29.95, park your wheels in Tasmania’s highest profile vehicle market, the CARSguide classifieds. With a colour photo and 4 lines (extra lines $2) you’re much more likely to attract the right buyer. ...it’s that easy! PARK YOUR MOTORBIKE HERE AND WATCH ITGO ODYSSEY FL250 New motor, needs clutch, in parts, heaps extras, $750. Ph 0419 385 184. 0 STMCA Grass track Sunday 8th March, Channel Hwy, Margate, Scrut 7.30am, Riders brief 9.15am. Enq Judi 0439 284 095. Junior Coaching available Sat 7th March, Bookings essential ph Brendan 0447 568 569. Practice day Oatlands 8th March postponed. 1 SUZUKI LOVE 3 1988 50cc scooter, 6 mths reg, $1,000ono. 6273 5012. 0 Suzuki 2007 650 Vstrom 25,000 km. exc cond,lge screen extras $7,995 ono 0408128180 0 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 07, exc cond, $11,800 ono. Ph 0407 487 619 0 TRIUMPH SPRINT ST 2003, v low kms, exc cond, extras, $9,500. 0407 256 169 0 WANTEDBMWR100GS or Paris Dakar, early to mid 90’s. Ph 0408 292 536. 0 unreg, good cond except for dent in tank, best offer over $1,500. Ph 0418 299 136. 1 YAMAHARD350LC YAMAHA YZ 450F 2007 mod, VGC, $6,200 ono 1st to see will buy Phone 0400 043 925. 0 AT A GLANCE YAMAHAXVS950A Price: $13,999 (plus on- road charges) Warranty:Twoyears, unlimited distance Power: 39.4kW@ 6000rpm Torque: 76.8Nm@ 3000rpm Engine: Air-cooled 60-degree vee twin, four- stroke, four valves per cylinderSOHC,fuel injection anddigital ignition Borexstroke:85x83mm Displacement:942cc Compression: 9:1 Transmission: Five-speed, single plate dry clutch, final drivebybelt Suspension: Front,41mm telescopic fork, travel 135mm.Rear, link-type Monocross, preload adjustable,110mmtravel. Dimensions: Seat height 675mm,curb weight278kg (with full tank), fuel capacity 17 litres, wheelbase 1685mm Tyres: Front,130/7018. Rear,170/7016 Frame: Steel double cradle Brakes: Front,320mmdisc with two-piston floating callipers. Rear,298mmdisc with single piston floating calliper Topspeed:155km/h Colours:TommyBlue, CandyRed,Raven Sunday 5th April 2009 Scruitineering 8.00am Race Starts 10.00am EASY RIDER: If you’re after low-stress motorcycling, the Yamaha XVS950A could be the answer. Around-the-clock star C RUISING is catching. It’s taken a while for us here in Australia to get the cruiser bug, but the with PETER THOEMING infection seems to be spreading pretty rapidly now. Good thing, too. Cruisers are low-stress motorcycles, and if there’s anything we can use right now it’s stress reduction. Motorcycle capacities tend to come in discrete steps, like the quantum levels of electrons. Cruisers, for instance, general- ly fall into a 250cc/650cc/800cc/ 1100cc/1300cc etc progression. Yamaha’s new Midnight Star, prosaically dubbed the XVS950A in Australia, steps out of that sequence, as the number sug- gests. Yamahahas been quick to seize on that difference and claims to have ‘‘built the cruiser for those who want it all—the XVS950A is designed for thenewcruiser rider who wants a machine with the power, feel and presence of a full- size cruiser, but with the rider- friendly qualities to make the bike easy and fun to ride.’’ The publicity material goes on to say that the XVS950A com- bines the ‘‘feel-good power and gutsy acceleration of a big V-Twin engine, with a full-size feel and responsive handling qualities. ‘‘The result is a rider-friendly cruiser that makes the rider feel safe and secure.’’ Far be it for me to contradict the skilled copywriters at Yama- ha without taking a good look at this paragon of inbetweeniness myself. The bike certainly looks the goods. It has the long, low profile so beloved by cruiser riders and it evenproffersaslick, stylish cigar- shaped muffler instead of the hideous cans that have disfigured somanycruisers, not least Yama- has. The tank is so slim that looks like an aftermarket job, but it still manages to hold a respectable 17 litres. Even the styling of the all-new engine has come in for careful attention. The 18-inch front wheel light- ens not only the steering but also the appearance of the bike. Yamaha would like us to see the styling as similar to the NeoStreamline design of the XV1900, but I’m afraid that’s asking too much from my eyes. Mudguards are steel. Tidy running boards await the rider’s feet. RECOMMENDED: Suzuki V Strom 650 has made ABS available. TWO new overseas studies have indicated that anti- lock brakes (ABS) can reduce motorcycle crashes and lead to reductions in fatalitiesandseri- ous injuries. Conducted by the US-based Insurance Institute for High- way Safety (IIHS), the research involved a study of fatal motor- cycle crashes, plus an analysis of insurance claims by re- searchers at the affiliated High- It does look a bit messy down by your right foot with the brake master cylinder and the horn competing for relatively unpro- tected space, admittedly. The fork is shrouded, there is noradiator andthe tank-mounted instrument console is subtle in its chromed simplicity. And it’s not just looks. The bike even does without the balancer shaft that so many other vee twins seem to need these days. Firing intervals are 300 and 420 degrees, providing a distinctive engine pulse. Instrument lighting can be ad- justed with a control on the left handlebar. Simplicity has been the watch- word, and even the usual spider’s web of hoses has been tucked away. May I offer a small vote of thanks here to Yamaha for put- ting the ignition lock into the top of the headlight? I do hate fum- bling around on cruisers, trying to find the ever more secretive ignition on the right hand no, the left near the steering head no, no, back under your buttock aargh. So far, so good. Let’s board the good ship Midni sorry, XVS950A. The seat is pleasantly low and the handlebar sweeps back close enough to the rider to allow a relaxed seating position. The clutch is light, gear chang- ing is smooth and the bike even has an enjoyably deep exhaust note. According to Yamaha, the ‘‘en- gineers spent a great deal of time tuning thenewexhaust system in order to accentuate the soulful low-frequency sounds and elimi- nate high frequency noise’’. Well, they’ve done a good job. Engine noise is minimal other- wise, a bit of a pleasant surprise in an air-cooled motor. Torque is the strong point of this engine, so there is little to be gained by revving it out. Vibrations are mild at cruising speed and add to rather than detract from the experience. Handling is surprisingly good for a bike that has so obviously been designed for looks. The bike is steady on the road both at low and high speeds and takes corners smoothly and pre- dictably. It’s a pity that the footboards scrape quite so early, but at least they’re hinged so you can keep leaning. Insurers back ABS wayLoss Data Institute (HLDI). Swann Insurance, Austra- lia’s leading motorcycle insur- er, welcomes the studies, which show that fatal crashes were reduced by 38% and all colli- sion claims by 19% when mo- torcycles were equipped with ABS. The findings support Swann’s call in 2007 for motor- cycles to be equipped with more car-like safety features. 2003678-41
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