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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 16th 2009
14— CARSguide Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Blade gets even sharper small torque Honda Fireblade CBR1000 RR HOT TO TROT: Newanti-skid brakes give riders even more reason to like the Honda Fireblade. Price:$20,490 Engine:999ccwater-cooled in-line four-cylinder Power:130kW Torque:112Nm Transmission: Six-speed, chain-drive Tank: 17.7 litres Seat height:820mm Weight: 210kg Warranty:Twoyears www.hondampe.com.au 1 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 Biposto, 2007 mod, Black with spare tank. Immaculate condition, 15,000 ks, $15,500. Phone 0418 126 273. 1 GO- KART 032 Sprinter, KT 100J motor, exc cond, and spares ... $1,350 Ph 0438 185 167 1 HARLEYDAVIDSON 1973 Ironhead, 1000cc, too much to list, $7,000 ono. More info ph 0417 104 111 or 04111 048 18. 0 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 Adding anti-skid brakes to theHondaFireblade hasmadelast year’s international motorcycle of the yearabetter bike. Craig Duff reports superbike title on one to show how quick and well-balanced the ’Blade is, the overall feel aboard the bike is more 600cc than litre- class bike and a responsive bot- tom end makes it a deceptively easymachineto ride aroundtown on. T The Honda already stopped as you’d expect a Superbike to. A pair of 320mm discs are matched with four-piston calipers to rein in the rocket. With the anti-skid system, it just as happily reins it in across rain-slicked metal grates at80km/ h. The system pulses a few times through the levers and you stop, safely and without stress. Honda calls its version e-CABS —electronic Combined Anti-skid HERE was already a lot to like with the CBR1000 RR: Glenn Allerton won last year’s national Brake System — and it means applying enough front brake pres- sure will also activate the rears and vice versa. The downside is stoppies aren’t possible, the sys- tem will intervenewhen it detects the difference in wheel speeds. However, that is more than offset by the benefits the anti-skid offers. Every time you hit the stoppers you have the reassur- ance of near maximum braking force, irrespective of what is under the wheels. Honda admits a good rider will outbrake the system on the race- track, but car drivers rarely tend to pull out on you on track days. Anti-skid brakes are steadily becoming the de-facto standard for bikes and for the vast majority of folk, that will be a good thing. Back to the anti-skid Honda. It’s the same bike that claimed every award worth winning last year and with good cause. Theride position is comfortable enough to consider it as a daily commuter. My captive pillion reluctantly climbed aboard for a 180km ride, and then took every subsequent spare hour to badgermeinto a set of leathers. The underslung exhaust and flowing front-end style give the Honda a distinct look. Park it alongside R1s for maxi- mum effect. European quality at an affordable price small torque BMWS1000RR Price:$25,000 (estimate) Engine:999ccwater- cooled in-line four- cylinder Power:142kWat 13,000 revs Torque:112Nmat9750 revs A BMW’s world superbike rider Troy Corser NEW marque with a proud motorsport heri- tage has just joined the super bike ranks. BMW officially launched the road- going S1000 RR at last weekend’s world super- bike championship round in Italy. The 999cc in-line four is nestled in an alumin- ium bridge frame and will be offered with the option of anti-skid brakes and traction control. Most riders will need it — the Beemer pro- duces 142kW and 112Nm and weighs only 206.5kg fully fuelledand equipped with anti-skid brakes, which the com- pany says gives the S1000 a class-leading power-to-weight ratio. BMW Australia spokesman Tim James says dealers are now taking pre-orders for February but won’t comment on price. Expect about $25,000 as BMW follows a sim- ilar strategy to its off- road G 450 X. Brakes: Dual320mm four-piston fronts, 220mmsingle pistion rear Tank: 17.5 litres Seat height:820mm Weight: 183kg dry The enduro bike was priced at a competitive $12,500 to convert tradi- tional off-road riders to theBMWbrand. This is another SUPERIOR HANDLING: BMW’s world superbike rider Troy Corser works out the S1000 RR. pean quality and tech- nology for a price not much beyond that of the Japanese one-litre bikes. market- conquering exercise and BMW is likely to apply the same philoso- phy. That cash will buy a machine with Euro- BMW has also adopted a similar sys- tem to Suzuki’s power modes switch, though in this case they’re identified as Rain, Sport, Race and Slick (for slick tyres, not slick tracks). The effect is the same — they adjust the power deliv- ery and set-up depend- ing on the conditions and also adjust the thresholds for the op- tional traction control and anti-skid brakes. CRAIG DUFF Hobart Autohaus 23 Barrack St,Hobart Tel: (03) 6236 9099 www.hobartautohaus.com.au The Ultimate Riding Machine They sneer, but it’s the feral sneer of a cornered animal. That said, the R1 has outsold the Fireblade this year, so waspish looks obviously count more for street cred than handling and performance. Behind the handlebars the Fire- blade genuinely feels like a 600cc supersport machine. It turns on a glance, holds its line like a pro fisher and engine note gets better as the revs climb in an audible dare to tap the ferocious power that lurks above 8000 revs. Fireblade owners should, sim- ply put, factor in the cost of the Honda Riders Club membership into their purchase. It’s a cheap way to get track time and a bit of advice and smart riderswantboth withaFireblade. 1 KX80 1997 $1,800 $500 spare worth 0 6263 3428 or 0407 815 501. 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 $ 13,895 ride away THERE MAY BE MORE LIST- INGS IN CARSGUIDE EXTRA. PLEASE REFER INDEX SATURDAY’S CLASSIFIEDS. 1 BMWG 650 GS Standard: ABS, Heated Grips, Centre Stand, LAMS Compliant bike, $1,800 ono. Over receipts. not 1 KTM125SX 2006 immac cond, many extras, $5,700 ono Ph 6239 9450 after 6pm or leave msg. HONDA CRF80 2007 as new, $2,500. Ph 6261 3623. 1 IT465 ’81Mod DIRT BIKE Suit bush, exc cond, fully re- built, sandblasted and painted, nothing to spend, powerful bike $1,500 ono Ph 0401 464 253. 0 1 gd cond, $1,200. 0407246164 1 Suzuki LT50 Quad Suzuki 1300 Hayabusa ’05, 13,900 kms, exc cond, $13,000 ono. Ph 0437 456 072. 0 Kawasaki GPX250 ’07, Black, Ventura rack, only 2700km, LAMS approved, one owner, service books, perfect cond $5,590. Ph 0419 339 798. 0 1984, good cond, reg, new front tyre, $2,400. Ph 6249 5993. 1 Kawasaki GPZ900R KLX 1993 650 top end rebuild, have receipts, 5 mth reg, needs little work, $2,500 ono. Ph 0409 940 775 Or will swap for car 1 Tassie Quad Adventures Ride from Huon - Hastings. 30 May. Enq 0419 550 534 tassiequadadventures.com.au 0 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2 Very good cond, goes well, $2,300 ono. Ph 0407 549 077 1 Has ’05 model, good cond, goes going. well, taper bars $4,200 ono or swap. Ph 0449 298 825. Yamaha 89 DT 200R YZF 225050 1 Suzuki 83 TF 125AG $750 ono. Ph 0407 549 077 Goes well, good cond, 05, low ks, extras, exc cond, $9,900 neg. 0407 406 655. 0 SUZUKI GSXR 1000 SUZUKI LTF 300 goes well, good cond, new front lines, tyres 70%, $1,900 ono. Ph 0428 563 620 2 Saturday, May 16, 2009 ??MERC?? Horizon Grasstrack Series Sunday 24th Motor Cycles 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 $30 MA License, Race Fee - $30 Senior, $20 Junior, $10 Peewee, $5 Flag Marshall. MERC Day Membership $10. Travel to Dysart, turn left into Clifton Vale Road. Travel aprox 2km to track. Follow signs. Food Van available. For further information, please contact Israel on 0409 974 757. 1 108 Elizabeth St, Hbt 62315082 as new immac $780 62671136 0 low ks, A1 $3,300. 0431897535 1 MINI BIKE 90cc SCOOTER 125 STMCA practice day Sun, May 16, due to track maintenance. CANCELLED Re-opened practice day Sun, May 31. Scruit/Race 7.30am/10.00am Gate Entry is $5p/person or $10 p/carload ‘‘Dysart Park’’ Clifton Vale Road, Dysart May 2009 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 2003678-41
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