Saturday, July 5, 2014

Motorcycle Selection

Posted by Diamond Jose on 12:58 AM




The motorcycle selection has always been a topic of discussion which requires updates as many brands are available in the market. As a customer of the product, you must be aware of the performance parameters of the motorcycle which suit your needs. Following are some parameters which may be useful criteria to select a motorcycle:

Cubic centimetre capacity (cc) - the displacement of the piston in cylinder of the motorcycle; greater capacity means more power but if you increase the cc the Km/h average reduces. Both the parameters are inversely proportional. Your selection must fulfil your need. You need to decide whether you want power or mileage from the motorcycle. The commercial products up to 110 cc give good mileage and as you reach to 1000cc the mileage goes on reducing.

BHP - the brake horse power decides the pickup. Greater the value gives better pickup. More cc means greater pickup but less average. Select the motorcycle with optimum BHP so that the mileage is not compromised and you get good pickup.

Net Power - the motorcycle produces power at certain RPM. Higher the power, the better is the performance. For example a motorcycle can produces 6.15 KW at 7500RPM.

Cooling Type - the cooling of engine with air or oil is present in motorcycles. The oil cooled engines give better performance as compared to air cooled. Oil cooled engines are costly.

Ground Clearance - higher ground clearance means the motorcycle can be used on rough roads. Little ground clearance can cause the chassis to touch the ground level on speed breakers which is not preferred.

Wheels - The allow wheel is preferred to spoke wheel as it does not get bent. Allow wheels have greater life than spoke wheels. Alloy wheels are costly than spoke wheel.


Brakes - the disc brakes are urgent and give good performance in the motorcycle. The price of the product increases with disc brakes. The drum type brakes are cheaper and those are easily serviceable at garages. The disc brakes are preferred to drum brakes.

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