Many Motors

This website will provide some basic information, images and specifications for several differing types of motorcycles.

Later on, it will also pose the ability to add customer experiences and reviews.
These include things like fuel mileage on certain motorcycles as well as achieved top-speeds and acceleration times.

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Naked Bikes

The most important aspect of a so called "naked bike" is in the name itself.
It is made up of of a simple, barebone design, leaving out many of the bells and whistles available today.
Among the many naked bikes, there consist roughly two sub-categories. Vintage models and more modern designs.
Because naked bikes are stripped of most unnecessary riches, they tend to be a cost-efficient choice.

Aside from the fact that many oldtimers are naked bikes, an iconic model is the Kawasaki ER-5.
This is one of the most well-known beginner-bikes, which can be acquired in decent state for around a thousand euros.
It sports a two-cilinder 500cc engine with a purely mechanical ignition, meaning the choke is no luxury on cold days.

For a more modern look (and feel), one of the most reliable options on the market today is the Yamaha MT-07.
This nakedbike has ABS (as opposed to the ER-5 mentioned above) and excellent brakes, while packing quite a punch!
The MT-07 is built with a two-cilinder 700cc engine, which delivers double(!) the power of the ER-5.

For those who prefer the almighty "go big or go home" there are bikes like the Yamaha FZ-1.
While not differing that much from, for example, the MT-07 in looks and luxury, it contains a massive 1000cc four-cilinder engine.
Utilizing this madhouse it produces more than double the power of the MT-07,
even while being a downtuned version of its racing brother, the Yamaha R1.

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Kawasaki ER-5

Kawasaki ER-5

Yamaha MT-07

Yamaha MT-07

Yamaha FZ-1

Yamaha FZ-1

Supersport

For those who like straining their arms and lower back, for the sole purpose of extreme velocity, mankind has invented supersport bikes.
These bikes, usually referred to as "racers", offer excellent windprotection and a much streamlined driving experience.
Usually, these features are coupled with four-cilinder engines that need high revs to reach their peak power and torque.

One somewhat common racer example could be the Kawasaki Ninja. This bike is available in many different variants,
Each with their own amount of power. The Ninja roughly ranges between 300cc and 1400cc, of which most sport around 600cc.
Because of this wide variaty, the Ninja can be a nice bike to start with, as well as being able to satisfy a potential deathwish.

There is always a bigger fish. This statement is especially prevalent in the world of motorcycles.
The Yamaha YZF-R1 (more powerful brother of the FZ-1 discussed under Nakedbikes) is fast as lightning.
Yamaha decided to make clear division between fast and FAST, by dumping a 1000cc engine,
producing 132 kW, into a machine that does not weigh a lot more than 200 kg.

Of course, just the ability to commit certain suicide is not enough for some.
The pinnacle of destruction, making sure that not even god will see it coming, would be the Suzuki Hayabusa.
The 'busa is not meant to be fun, it is meant to be fast. And faster. Faster than all others.
Currently being the fastest production motorcycle out there, one can not simply bamboozle it.

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Kawasaki Ninja

Kawasaki Ninja

Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha YZF-R1

Suzuki Hayabusa

Suzuki Hayabusa

Sportstourer

Without a doubt, nakedbikes are fun to ride. The major drawback they possess though, is the protection they do not offer.
There is no protection against wind, rain, debris or anything else. This is where the sportstourer section joins in.
Sportstourer bikes offer a windshield and plastic protection to guide the wind around the driver.
They also pose the ability to mount carrying boxes to the back and side of the motorcycle.

A solid example to start with is the Yamaha Tracer 700. This bike is nothing less than the Yamaha MT-07 nakedbike,
With the addition of protection materials and a higher driver seat. The seat, together with the longer wheel base,
make sure the driver remains in a comfortable position during extensive riding.

Competition is close in this section. The Kawasaki Versys 650 is a direct competitor to the Tracer 700.
The Kawasaki costs a whole thousand euros less, but produces a bit less power than the Tracer. obviously it has to make do with 50cc less.
For both the Tracer 700 and the Versys 650, bigger brothers are available (Tracer 900 and Versys 1000 respectively).
These pack a bigger punch and are better to be compared to the third example in this list.

Residing in the top-tier of Sportstourer motorcycles, while also daring to venture into the Chopper section, there is the almighty BMW R1200GS.
Nothing short of a miracle of engineering, this machine delivers an astonishing amount of torque and power,
while also being known as the most durable touring motorcycle in existence.

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Yamaha Tracer 700

Yamaha Tracer 700

Yamaha YZF-R1

Kawasaki Versys 650

BMW R1200GS

BMW R1200GS

Chopper

Old, bulky men with gray bears and leather jackets. This is the image people get when thinking about choppers.
However, there is more to these machines than meets the eye. Build up in a way to provide tremendous amounts of torque,
there are few that are able to meet their level of acceleration.

To start with a somewhat simple example, take the, somewhat old, Suzuki LS650 Savage.
The fact that is uses a single-cilinder engine with no less than 650cc, makes this a spicy little chopper.
Considering both the price and total performance, it offers a crazy amount of torque.
This put aside, as soon as you enter the highway you will notice it lacks power to compete in the present.

More proper examples of what a chopper should be are both the Triumph Bonneville and the Hardley Davidson Sportster.
Both these machines are still being developed and sold today, and thus offer the classic chopper sound and driving experience,
combined with modern technologies such as ABS and LED-lighting. For the casual amusement driver these make excellent entertainment,
While choppers in general are not meant for more practical users.

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Suzuki LS650 Savage

Suzuki LS650 Savage

Triumph Bonneville

Triumph Bonneville

Harley Davidson Sportster

Harley Davidson Sportster

Calculators

The following calculation tools might be of use!
Like any sane human being we know that these values consist of positive real numbers.
For this reason other inputs will not return a result.


First up is a tool that converts kW (kiloWatts) to hp (horsepower).

  kW
  pk



Next is a converter between l/100km and km/l for fuel mileage.

  l/100km
  km/l