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The Mercury Cars Guide : July 4th 2009
14— Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Next level for Suzuki 0 0 Braaap Pro 140cc ’08 BRAAP 125cc Moto X $1,200 ono. Ph 0414 268 477 1 0 only ridden 3 times, like new, $1,600 ono Ph 0428 759 729 Margate. 0 BUGESCAPESCOOTER 100cc, 2 str, 5,751ks, good cond, $2,000ono. 6228 9732 0 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 Fatboy 04 mod, very low kms, pristine cond, $24,000 ono. Ph 0488 951 471. 1 WINNER: World champion Chad Reed is leading the American motocross series on his Suzuki RM-Z450. introduce the technology to the 250cc range. The fuel-injected RM-Z250 S should arrive here later this year, but Suzuki Australia marketing controller Eoin Black said they could notnameadate or price yet. ‘‘There’s no word yet from us,’’ he said. The fuel-injected RM-Z250 fea- tures a battery-less fuel system with43mmthrottle-body, progres- sive throttle linkage and 16-bit computer derived from its larger capacity sibling. The cam timing has been re- vised, intake ports uprated and the connecting rod strengthened to boost maximum engine speed to 13,500rpm. Suzuki says the fuel-injected engine has more power and torque. The RM-Z250 also gets a rede- signed twin-spar aluminium alloy frame with a thicker lower frame rail wall, shallower side rails, and a more rigid swingarm. Mark Hinchliffe It also has new footpegs, an aluminium fuel tank, black num- ber boards and changes to the front spring and damping rate and the rear linkage. Meanwhile, the 2010 model RM- Z450 has also been updated. Engine upgrades include a new cylinder head, piston, crankshaft, throttle body, cam shafts and valve springs. The fuel-injection system has a reversed throttle valve move- ment, directing mist away from the valve to produce more power, and quicker throttle response. Suzuki has also developed a more rigid, twin-spar aluminium frame,newsubframe, linkage and rear swingarm, and revised spring and damping rate settings. The 47mm inverted front forks are fully adjustable for rebound and compression settings, while the rear shock absorber offers fully adjustable rebound, com- pression and pre-load settings. The new RM-Z450 also features a new radiator and electrical upgrades including ECU revi- sions, while the price has risen $100 to $11,490. Australian Chad Reed this year switched to Suzuki and rode to second in the American and World Supercross. He leads the American motocross series. Black said having the dual world and American champion racing the RM-Z450 was a ‘‘mas- sive endorsement for our off road riding line-up’’. UZUKI kicked off fuel- injected motocross two years ago with the RM- Z450 and this year will small torque SuzukiRM-Z450 Price: $11,490 Engine: 449cc, fuel-injected, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid cooled,DOHC,4-valve Borexstroke: 96.0 x 62.1mm Compression: 12.2:1 Lubrication: Semi-drysump Transmission: 5-speed constantmesh Dimensions(mm):2190(l), 830(w), 1270 (h),955 (seat),325(clearance), 1495 (wheelbase) Kerbweight: 113kg Suspension:Showa47mm telescopic forks, pneumatic/ coil spring, oildamped; swingarm, link-typeShowa piggyback-reservoir shock Brakes: Single hydraulic discs Tyres: 80/100-21; 110/90-19 Fuel: 6.2-litre tank Victory machines on a slow burn GOOD things can’t be rushed is an adage Victory Motorcycle’s managing director Peter Alexan- der is holding to as he launches the Australasian arm of the big- bore cruiser company. Victory launched its first shop in Melbourne in September. Since then shops have opened in Brisbane, Mackay, Newcastle, Darwin and Auckland, but Alexan- der is careful to vet both the site and staff before hanging up the Victory shingle. ‘‘It’s all about positioning and doing justice to the brand,’’ Mr Alexander says. ‘‘That extends from where we site our stores to how they are fitted out. ‘‘The bikes speak for them- selves — they’re a premium product and our market research shows people are looking for a premium bike with an individual style. ‘‘We’re meeting our sales pro- jectionsnowandwecouldn’t have conceivably chosen a worse time to launch a premium product, so I’m encouraged that we’ve read the market correctly.’’ Mr Alexander commissioned exhaustive market research be- fore launching the brand here and he’s intent on cementing Victory as a premium cruiser option. ‘‘We’re not taking aim directly at Harley Davidson, though that’s the obvious comparison,’’ he ac- knowledges. ‘‘We’re after riders who want quality, want something that’s relatively unique and know what they want from their bikes.’’ If what you want is paintwork to sink in and enough chrome to double as a solar furnace — and you can afford $20,000-$40,000 — then you’re on the path to Victory. Models range from the low- riding Vegas, Hammer muscle bike and Kingpin cruisers to the futuristic Vision tourers. Arlen and Cory Ness have had a hand with the design work — and you can buy Ness Signature models. Power is provided by a 1634cc V-twin with 63kW and 144Nm, or a stroked 1730cc version good for 71kW and 148Nm. National sales manager Peter Harvey says personalising the bike is a big part of the experi- ence, be it a chromed set of handgrips,newexhaust pipes or a touring seat and saddle panniers. ‘‘We’re dealing with a market that is happy to invest in making their bike their own,’’ he says. ‘‘There’s no ‘type’ of person whois a Victory owner, other than they have an interest in motor- cycles. ‘‘The range is relatively small, but there’s a bike to appeal to most buyers.’’ Unlike most new brands, Vic- tory also doesn’t issues over mechanical durability. ItsUSparent celebrates its 11th anniversary tomorrow—July 4— proving the bikes are reliable and the company is part of the global Polaris Industries ATV and snow- mobile empire. CRAIG DUFF 505 Main Rd Montrose Ph 6273 2871 deferred payment available TAA 505 Main Rd Montrose Easy fi nance interest free or HONDA VFR400R 1997 38,000 km, new body kit, needs work. Ph 0488 538 170 0 SOUTHERN DIRTBIKES DIRTBIKES ATTENTION! THERE MAY BE MORE LIST- INGS IN CARSGUIDE EXTRA. PLEASE REFER INDEX SATURDAY’S CLASSIFIEDS. 1 Harley Davidson 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 HONDAODYSSEY Good cond, no spark $1,200. Ph 0437 455 677 or 6268 1403. 0 1 YAMAHAFJ 1200 1985, red/white, just serviced. $3,000 neg. Ph 041 851 9321. 0 YZ250 ’05, very good cond, very low hrs, $4,900. Phone 0429 625 834 or 6267 5028 0 YZ450F 05 Good cond, low hrs, $5,700ono Must sell. Ph 0400 171 673. 1 SUZUKI GS1100G 85, exc cond, tow bar, saddle/ tank bags, gear sack, 11 mth reg. $3,500 ono. 0410 826 089 1 Tassie Quad Adventures BUST ME GALL CHALLENGE Intermediate — Advanced riders, Sat 11th July Enq 0419 550 534 tassiequadadventures.com.au 0 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2 WANTEDSUZUKIACROSS 250, going or not, or any parts, Ph 0400 142 004. 0 2 Postie bikes, 1 reg, 1 no reg, for bigger bike. 0431 677 673. 1 WANTED TOSWAP XR350 1984 Exc cond, goes very well, $1,200 ono. Ph 0405 400 127. Saturday, July 4, 2009 KAWASAKIGPX250 2006 0 Motor Cycles KAWASAKI NINJA 250R, 2008. Reg Sept 09. Blue. Only 3,000 kms. One lady owner from new. Save thou- sands over a new one. $6,500 Ph 6229 7452, 0437 135 178. 1 ATOMIKNEWRANGER 150cc buggy, forward and re- verse gears, adj seat, adult size, $3,000. 0409 975 045. 0 MOTORCYCLING TASMANIA BMWF650GS 2008 800cc twin, current model, war- ranty to 05/10, full serv, 30k touring k’s, new price $17,500, sell for $12,750 incl panniers. Ph 0447 556 189. Motocross state championship round 4 which was to be held at St Helens on 4th and 5th July has now been postponed and rescheduled to run in 2 weeks on the 18th and 19th July. Enquiries 6376 1380. 2 NINJA 250CC reg, $2,200. Atomic Pro 250 $1,250. Lifan 150 $550. Bike trailer $550. All ono. Ph 6275 0147. 0 POLARIS 400QUAD RM85, BW and JR80. Ph 0408 892 884 MINI BIKE 50cc as new, $500. 0458 457 040 2,200klms, $5,500 ride away. Ph 6231 1500 model, as new, only 2003678-41
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