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Best Sedan Cars between 15 lac to 20 lac

December 19th, 2014
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Skoda Laura

The Spectacular design with unmatched beauty and safety features. Comes in Petrol & Diesel Version. The Exterior though looks compact from other sedan, but is enough spacious and luxurious from inside. Interior is of very good quality color combination, steering mounted control features with cruise control is just an awesome. However high maintenance cost, resale value are loop hole with Skoda.

  • 2.0 Ltr TDI Engine,       1968 CC
  • 140 PS @ 4000 rpm
  • Ground Clearance        164 mm
  • Storage Capacity           560 Ltr
  • Fuel Tank Capacity        55 Ltr
  • 0 to 100 Kph                   11.7 sec
  • Airbags                              6
  • Mileage                            10 Kmpl in city & 14 Kmpl on highway
  • Price                                   14.65 Lakh to 19.26 lakh
  • Sales (Jan – April 13)    533

Front wheel Drive, Disc brakes front & Rear

CHEVROLET CRUZ

When you name Cruz, what first comes in mind. Speed, Muscular look, style. The perfect sedan with all features adaptable for Indian standards. The wide front look with fog lamps with all together new stylish tail-lights make it the perfect macho. Color beige interior with manual & automatic version and sharp features looks awesome. 2 Airbags with ABS and other features are just amazing.

  • 2.0 Ltr VCDi Engine, 1998 CC
  • 166 PS @ 3800 rpm
  • Ground Clearance           165 mm
  • 0 to 100 Kph                       9.7 Sec
  • Airbags                                 Dual Airbags
  • Mileage:                              14 Kmpl in City & 18 Kmpl on highway
  • Price:                                    13.86 Lakh to 15.95 lakh
  • Sales (jan – April 13)      904

SKODA SUPERB

The Superb is more stylish with its rear look but headlamps seems little odd, The Flashy Grille with logo on it and fog lamps make it more stylish. Superb appeal to have taste of luxury while seating in rear seat. It comes with 2 color beige interior with wooden touch in cabin and all the fabulous features which isolated you from the outside world and have a delightful experience of 8 speakers with all safety features.

  •  1968 CC
  • 140 PS @ 4200 rpm
  • Ground Clearance           158 mm
  • Tank Capacity                    60 Ltr
  • 0 to 100 Kph                       10.5 Sec
  • Storage Capacity              565 Ltr
  • Airbags                                 6
  • Mileage:                               9.8 Kmpl in City &  14 Kmpl on highway
  • Price:                                     18.07 Lakh to 24.30 Lakh
  • Sales (jan – April 13)      507

HYUNDAI SONATA

The all New Sonata is really shoe stealer. And is most stylish sedan car of India. The Perfect aerodynamic body with enough chrome work at front and rear is just an awesome. Sharp & Sleek side-lines with Xenon headlamps put smile on your face. Dark, light color combination beige interior is just amazing.

  • 2.4 Ltr  Engine, 2359 CC
  • 210 PS @ 6300 rpm
  • Ground Clearance           155 mm
  • Tank Capacity                    70 Ltr
  • 0 to 100 Kph                       12 Sec
  • Airbags                                 6
  • Mileage:                              13.5 Kmpl
  • Price:                                     18.78 Lakh to 20.80 Lakh
  • Sales (jan – April 13)      80

Four Wheelers: Most Selling Brands in India

December 18th, 2014

The Indian auto market has seen a huge leap in the last few years, thanks to a rising Indian economy and more young professionals ditching public transport in favor of having their private vehicles. This has led to the growth of many car brands in the country and the last few years have seen the following brands ruling the roost in the market among others.

Maruti Suzuki

The largest car manufacturer in India dominates the Indian roads and has a 45% approximate share in the market. It has everything from sedans and SUVs to hatchbacks and MUVs to offer to Indian customers. It offers as many as 14 car models in total and consumers can pick from a wide array of 141 variants to satisfy their riding requirements. The top selling models from the brand include Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, Maruti Alto K10, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Maruti Alto 800 and Maruti Omni. Its vehicles are available in varied price ranges.

Hyundai

A subsidiary of the South Korean Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Motor India Limited had started out in India in 1996 and has been offering everything from SUVs to sedans and hatchbacks to its buyers. It is a total of 10 models in various price segments and its top-selling models include Hyundai Xcent, Hyundai Grand i10, Hyundai i10, Hyundai Santro and Hyundai EON.

Honda

Honda Motor Company Ltd. Entered India first in December 1995 and has its headquarters in Greater Noida, UP. It has as many as 5 car models that sell the most from its brand – and these include Honda CR V, Honda City, Honda Mobilio, Honda Amaze and Honda Brio. In the coming months, it is set to enhance its brand with newer models of Honda Vision XS 1, Honda NSX, Honda Jazz, Honda CR V and Honda Brio.

Toyota

The car manufacturer is based in Aichi, Japan and is one of the biggest names today in the Indian market as well as in many other countries. It makes powerful cars with refined engines and is known for delivering extremely fuel-efficient vehicles. It has as many as 10 car models which are Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry, New Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Corolla Altis, Toyota Innova, Toyota Etios Cross, Toyota Etios and Toyota Etios Liva.

Ford

This US car manufacturing brand has been in India since 1907 and the Model A was its first offering in the country. The Ford fleet consists of 5 models in total and they are Ford Endeavour, Ford Fiesta, Ford Ecosport, Ford Classic and Ford Figo. Ford is recognized as one of the biggest and top-selling names in the Indian automobile industry and its vehicles are stable, powerful, elegant and durable.

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Top 10 Best Fuel Efficient Sports Bikes in 2014

August 23rd, 2014

Having a sports bike is a dream and when it comes to practical most of them fear about the fuel economy. Don’t worry, now you have the best options to choose your dream bike with good mileage figure. Here is the list of Best Fuel Efficient Sports Bikes in India, which you can purchase without worry. The mileage figure given separately for ride in city and highway. The company claimed mileage will be differ from the user experience in original situations. All the prices given here are Ex-Showroom, Delhi. Choose the right one for your need.

List Of Best Mileage offering  Sports Bikes

  • Bajaj Pulsar 220F
  • Bajaj Avenger 220
  • Hero Karizma ZMR
  • KTM Duke 200
  • Honda CBR250R
  • Yamaha R15
  • TVS Apache RTR 160
  • Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi
  • Kawasaki Ninja 250R
  • Pulsar 200 NS

Bajaj Pulsar 220F

Bajaj Pulsar 220F

Bajaj Pulsar 220F is  an aggressive sports bike from Bajaj. Bajaj Pulsar 220 model available in 2 variants and attractive color shades. The design and style of this “fastest Indian” bike dominates in black theme. This 2 seater have 150kg weight and measures 2035.00 mm x 750.00 mm x 1165.00 mm(length x width x height). The ground clearance is 165mm.It is powered by a 220cc, DTS-I engine that can produce power of 20.8 Bhp at 8500 rpm and torque of 19.12 Nm at 7000 rpm on ride. The engine mated with 5 speed gears. The attainable top speed of the bike is 144kmph. Suspension and braking is really good in 220F pulsar. 37mm Telescopic Front Fork suspension used in front and rear you have Nitrox with 90mm travel. About the braking 260mm Disc, Twin Calipers used in front and rear 230mm Disc, Single Caliper.

  • Mileage in City          : 35kmpl
  • Mileage in Highway : 48kmpl
  • Average                       : 44kmpl

Bajaj Pulsar 220F Price in India: Rs. 82,400/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

 

Bajaj Avenger 220

Bajaj Avenger 220Bajaj Avenger 220 has a powerful 220 CC DTSi engine ergonomically designed to ensure smooth riding. Avenger DTSi consists of twin spark plug that gives the bike an efficient power for long crusade.  Powered by a 4-stroke, single cylinder, DTS-i, air cooled with oil-cooler offers 19.03 @ 8400 power and 17.5 @ 7000 torque on ride. A long slung criser enables easy seating. Avenger consists of dual density foam seats, back rest for pillon, combined with low saddle that makes it really comfortable for long riding. The bike is supported with broad rear grip, disc brake on the front that is enhanced with outstanding braking in the roads without any hassle. Avenger 220 CC DTSi is classically designed with cruiser appearance, classic fuel tanks. Drive Avenger by swinging your legs over the saddle and enjoy heavenly drive.

  • Mileage in City          :30kmpl
  • Mileage in Highway: 40kmpl

Bajaj Avenger 220 Price in India: Rs. 77,000 – 78,200/-(Ex-showroom, Delhi).

 

Hero Karizma ZMR

Hero Karizma ZMR 2014Hero Karizma bikes launched in India after understanding the increased demand and like for full fairing bikes.  Hero Karizma bikes currently available in 2 variants in India. They are Hero Karizma ZMR and Hero Karizma R. ZMR is more fuel efficient and looking stunning by its colorful design and graphic works.  Hero Karizma ZMR can return mileage of 45kmpl in highway and 35kmpl in city.powered by a 223cc, 4-Stroke engine that can give you power of 17.6 Bhp at 7000 rpm and a torque of 18.35 Nm at 6000 rpm on ride. The engine mated with 5 speed manual gears and Multiplate Wet clutch. The bike can reach 0-60km/hr in just 3.8 seconds. Acceleration and performance is really good. The attainable top speed is 125kmph. Ground clearance is 150mm. Suspension used in this bike is Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers in front and 5 Step Adjustable iGRS System in rear. In front you have 276mm Dia Disc brake and rear 240mm Dia Disc.

  • Mileage in City          :35kmpl
  • Mileage in Highway: 45kmpl

Hero Karizma ZMR Price: Rs. 1,00,000/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

 

KTM Duke 200

KTM Duke 200KTM 200 is  powered with 199.50cc. and is available in two colors white and black. The bike looks very sharp elegant, equipped with trellis frame. Duke 200 has got LED indicators and Brake lamp. Duke’s tanks are carved around to your knees and is quite good enough to ride. The tank design is the main feature of the bike which gives Duke an elegant look. The torque is good enough and gives ultimate level of fun while riding. The bike gives mileage up to 35 -45 kmpl. Spare parts like disc pads, mirrors, foot pegs etc.are so costly if they get damaged you have to spend lot of money for repairing it. Overall Duke 200 is a super bike giving splendid performance to the rider.

  • Mileage in City           : 28kmpl
  • Mileage in Highway: 34kmpl

KTM Duke 200 Price in India: Rs. 1,33,950/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

 

Honda CBR250R

Honda CBR250R 2014The 2013 Honda CBR250R is a good performer with the powerful engine. It ts easy to handle with 6 manual gears and offers awesome ride quality. Honda CBR250R 2013 edition powered by a strong 249.6cc, 4-stroke engine that is capable to produce power of 25 Bhp at 8500 rpm and torque of 23 Nm at 7000 rpm on ride. 249.6cc is the displacement of this bike. The bike also equipped with 6 manual gears. 145kmph  is the top speed of this bike. The offered mileage is 35kmpl in highway and 25 kmpl in city. For a sports bike of 250cc it is really good. The features include Telescopic Fork suspension in front, Pro Link suspension in rear, 296mm Disc brake in front and rear you have a 220mm Disc for best braking and handling on ride.

  • Mileage in City           : 25kmpl
  • Mileage in Highway : 35kmpl

Honda CBR 250R Price in India: Rs. 1,57,000/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

 

Yamaha R15

Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 BikeYamaha motors India launched their updated and refreshed model Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 to the markets. This bike also known as Yamaha YZF R15 Version 2.0. 2013 Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 came with lot of changes. The rear tyre size increased to 130/70. Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 powered by a 149.8cc, 4-stroke engine that can produce power output of 16.8 Bhp at 8500 rpm and torque of 15 Nm at 7500 rpm. 149.8cc is the displacement of this bike. The engine mated with 6 manual gears gives you best power and performance. The bike can reach 100km/hour in 13 seconds. The Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 available in single variant only. Both in front and rear the bike fitted with disc brakes. Telescopic suspension applied in front and Linked type Monocross used in rear.

  • Mileage in City           : 32kmpl
  • Mileage in Highway : 42kmpl

Yamaha R15 New Version 2.0 Price In India: Rs. 1,12,000/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

 

TVS Apache RTR 160

TVS Apache RTR 160TVS Apache RTR 160 powered by the 159.7cc, 4-stroke engine. The engine can churns out 15.2 Bhp @ 8500 rpm power and 13.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm torque on ride. It is mated with 5 Speed manual gears transmission. The bike offers 52.00kmpl in mileage highway and 42kmpl mileage in city on ride. The top attainable speed is 118kph. The bike measures 165.00 mm ground clearance too. For safety it is equipped with Telescopic Forks Suspension(Front), Monotube Inverted Gas Filled Shock at rear, 270mm Petal Disc Brakes in front and 200mm Petal Disc Brakes(Rear). It also equipped with Digital Fuel Guage & Speedometer, Self Start, Alloys, Step-up Seat, Pass-light, Low Fuel Indicator, Low Oil Indicator, Low Battery Indicator etc.

  • Mileage in City           :42kmpl
  • Mileage in Highway : 52kmpl

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price: Rs.  72,800/- (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi

Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i Bike FeaturesBajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi powered by the 178.6cc, DTSi engine, which churns out 16.8 Bhp @ 8500 rpm power and 14.2 Nm @ 6500 rpm torque on ride. It is mated with 5 Speed manual gears and features Wet Multiplate Clutch. The bike engine comes from Aluminum Alloy Engine Block Material. It features Double Cradle chassis. For safety equipped with Telescopic 130mm stroke Suspension(Front), Triple rated spring, 5 way adjustable with 101mm travel nitrox shock absorber rear suspension. Brakes are 260mm Disc in front and 130mm Drum at rear. It has Low Fuel Indicator, Low Oil Indicator, Pass-light, Step-up Seat and Digital Fuel Guage too. Available in Cocktail Wine Red, Midnight Black, Plasma Blue colors and single variant.

  • Mileage in City            : 38 kmpl
  • Mileage in Highway  : 45 to 50 kmpl
  • Company claimed     : 55-58 kmpl

Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi Price: Rs. 70,300/- (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Kawasaki Ninja 250R Features and Price in IndiaKawasakii Ninja 250R is a sporty bike powered with liquid cooled twin cylinders delivering smooth driving. The bike consists of 249 cc liquid cooled, twin engine providing smooth six speed transmission. Ninja 250R petal shaped disc brakes gives a sporty look with great braking experience. The bike consists of piston, combustion chamber for maximizing combustion efficiency and to reduce emissions. Uni track rear suspension gives perfect handling and riding. The front of the bike is adorned with crown owl, headlamps that makes it look more sporty and sexy. Kawasaki Ninja 250R consists of large fuel tank holding a capacity of 17 L.  The dual lamp headlights with day time running lamps ensures safety.   Ninja 250 R consists of  big front protection and large windscreen which is suitable while riding in the bad whether conditions.

  • Mileage in City             :25-27 kmpl
  • Mileage in Highway   :30-32 kmpl

Kawasaki Ninja 250R Price: Rs. 3,03,000/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

 

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NSBajaj Pulsar 200NS one of the best bikes in the 200cc segment with quality performance. The NS in the name of this bike indicates “Naked Sports”. Bajaj Pulsar 200NS powered by SOHC, 4-valve-Triple Spark engine that can produce 23.17 Bhp at 9500 rpm power on ride. The torque is 23.17 Bhp at 9500 rpm. Engine mated with 6 speed gears. The bike offers displacement of 199.5cc. The mileage of Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is 58kmpl in highway and 35kmpl in city. The brakes are 280mm disc in front and 230mm disc brake in rear. This 200cc bike packed with 37mm Telescopic Front Fork suspension  in front and Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber in rear. Fuel gauge and trip meter are digital. Tachometer is analogue type. The instrument console is designed newly.

  • Mileage in city           : 35 kmpl
  • Mileage in highway  : 58 kmpl

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Price: Rs. 85,200/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

Bajaj Pulsar 200 Vs Hero Karizma R

June 21st, 2014
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Bajaj Pulsar 200NS one of the best bikes in the 200cc segment with quality performance. The NS in the name of this bike indicates “Naked Sports”. The bike available in attractive color shades and graphics. The trend of sports bike launching in India started after understanding the increased demand and like for full fairing bikes.

Most of the youth wants hot bikes specially those with aggressive look and attractive sports bike design by the Hero moto corp. Hero Karizma bikes can do well in the market and it have lot of fans still now.  Hero Karizma bikes currently available in 2 variants in India. They are Hero Karizma ZMR and Hero Karizma R in which the Hero Karizma R mostly compared with the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS.

Look, Style and Dimensions

Hero Karizma R looking stunning by its colorful design and graphic works. It features body colored rear mirrors, Blue back-lit instrument cluster,  Re-designed silencer, new color shades etc. Still it lacks a digital speedometer.

The styling is new but resembles the earlier pulsar models. The split seats, large head lamp, tail light, fat rear tyres all these gives the bike a refreshed image.  Bajaj Pulsar 200NS weights 145kg and have dimensions 2017.00 mm x 804.00 mm x 1195.00 mm(length x width x height).

Engine and Performance

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS powered by SOHC, 4-valve-Triple Spark engine that can produce 23.17 Bhp at 9500 rpm power on ride. The torque is 23.17 Bhp at 9500 rpm. 167mm is the ground clearance of this bike. The bike offers displacement of 199.5cc.

Hero Karizma R sports bikes powered by a 223cc, 4-Stroke engine that can give you power of 17.6 Bhp at 7000 rpm and a torque of 18.35 Nm at 6000 rpm on ride. The engine mated with 5 speed manual gears and Multiplate Wet clutch. The bike can reach 0-60km/hr in just 3.8 seconds. Acceleration and performance is really good. The attainable top speed is 125kmph. Ground clearance is 150mm.

Mileage

The mileage of Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is 58kmpl in highway and 35kmpl in city. Hero Karizma R can return mileage of 35kmpl in highway and 45kmpl in city.

Safety and Comfort on Ride

This 200cc Pulser NS packed with 6 speed gears, 37mm Telescopic Front Fork suspension  in front and Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber in rear. Fuel gauge and trip meter are digital. Tachometer is analogue type. The instrument console is designed newly.  The bike also features 55/60W head lamp, 12litres fuel tank, 10 spoke alloys, self start and a wheel base of 1363.00 mm.  The brakes are 280mm disc in front and 230mm disc brake in rear.

Suspension used in Hero Karizma R bike is Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers in front and 5 Step Adjustable iGRS System in rear. The brakes are good and easy to handle. In front you have 276mm Dia Disc brake. 130mm Drum brake used in rear of Hero Karizma R. The seats are so comfortable and you can have a relaxed travel on it. There is n under storage space in this bike. Wheelbase of 1355mm ensures safety and smooth drive.

Full Technical Specifications of Bajaj Pulsar 200 and Karizma R

Features of the model of Bike

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

Hero Karizma R sports bike 

Displacement 199.5cc 223cc
Engine SOHC, 4-valve-Triple Spark engine 223cc, 4-Stroke engine
Max power 23.17 Bhp at 9500 rpm 17.6 Bhp at 7000 rpm
Max torque 18.3 Nm at 8000 rpm 18.35 Nm at 6000 rpm
Fuel consumption(high way) 58kmpl
  • 45kmpl
Fuel consumption(city) 35kmpl
  • 35 kmpl
Gears 6 Speed gears 5 speed
Seating capacity 2 persons 2 persons
Dimensions(length x width x height) 2017.00 mm x 804.00 mm x 1195.00 mm 2125.00 mm x 755.00 mm x 1160.00 mm
Weight 145.00 kg 150 kg
Ground clearance 167.00 mm 150 mm
Fuel tank 12.00 ltrs 16.00 ltrs
Suspension
  • 37mm Telescopic Front Fork in front
  • Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber in rear
  •  Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers in front
  • 5 Step Adjustable iGRS System in rear
Stand alarm yes no
Chassis type steel perimeter beam section frame Diamond Type
Brakes(front) 280mm Disc 276mm Dia Disc
Breaks (rear) 230mm Disc 130mm Drum
Wheel base 1363.00 mm 1350.00 mm
Trip meter 2-digital Digital-2
Headlamp 55/60W, H4 bulb 35W/35W
Battery Voltage 12 V 12V
alloys 10 spoke alloys Die Cast Black Alloys
Wheel size
  • 100/80 – 17, 52 P mm front
  • 130/70 – 17, 61 P mm rear
  •  Front – 80/100×18 47P
  • Rear – 100/90 18 56P mm
Self start yes yes
Fuel gauge Digital Digital
Tacho meter Analogue digital
Low fuel/oil/battery indicator yes yes

Price in India Ex-Showroom, Delhi

  • Hero Karizma R: Rs. 78,600/-

  • Bajaj Pulsar 200NS: Rs. 85,200/-

Upgrading Your Honda S2000 Suspension With Aftermarket Performance Parts

April 11th, 2014
There are many opinions on the topic of S2000 performance suspension upgrades ranging from mild to wild and encompassing a variety of different views and experiences. Let us first discuss the ability of the factory Honda S2K suspension. The S2000 suspension is a very competent and well designed suspension right from the factory. The factory S2000 suspension setup is a well rounded purposeful built compliant design for a wide array of street, sport, and mild racing duties. The matchup of the S2000 suspension settings for the spring rates and dampening gives a confidently stable feeling to the driver, with a predictable balance for most situations encountered during street duty. Driver steering inputs are quickly converted through related suspension components into directional motion giving the S2000 that desirable quick steering feeling, with a reasonable amount road feedback subtle in less than bumpy situations. When it comes to wet road handling the S2000 suspension is also very capable and stable providing you do not get to aggressive with your choice of tires.
The Honda S2000 also has a well engineered braking setup consisting of four wheel disc brakes with 11″ plus rotors at all four corners, assisted by vacuum assisted servos, giving a nice balance between the feel and assist of the system, and utilizing an ABS system and very good braking balance for an overall efficient braking system. The heart and soul of the Honda S2000 suspension and its ability to perform go beyond the bolt on items provided by the factory and their ability to perform, yes I am referring to the underpinnings of the car.The new S2000 unique body and frame created by the Honda S2000 engineering team. The race inspired thought process behind the S2000 chassis created an extremely well balanced and incredibly rigid frame utilizing additional bracing and cross bracing, beefier cross members, complete with a four wheel double wishbone suspension, anti-roll bars, which allow for the hanging of the coil-over spring dampers (mono tube shocks), further the weight distribution achieved is at or near the optimum 50/50 ratio between the front and rear of the vehicle, truly racing balance from the S2000.Considering just the rigidity of the chassis design coupled with the weight balance and four wheel double wishbone suspension you know the Honda S2000 was designed, engineered, and born to be a thoroughbred in the performance world.
Some factors worth considering
We took a very brief look at the research, development, and engineering that has gone into the creation of a truly capable handling production model sports car the Honda S2000. Given the capability of this car why would I want to change the suspension, or its components…there are many reasons one may consider upgrading their S2000 suspension components to high quality performance suspension components, we will contemplate a few of these reasons and the impact they may have on your Honda S2000 and it’s suspension, and handling ability. Let’s start off with a common and very basic scenario: My S2000 looks cool, but my friends S2000 has performance springs, is an inch lower, and looks way cooler, I want to lower my S2000 but do not want to sacrifice my S2000 handling ability.
In this scenario there are many opinions regarding lowering springs, and their effects on your S2000 suspension and handling performance. First you should consider the mileage, as the effective lifespan is likely 30K-40K miles, and beyond this range your springs have effectively lost their ability to perform at their original rates. Given this if your Honda S2000 is above 40K miles than by replacing your original springs with a spring owning a relative spring rate to the factory spring will actually improve handling, however remember every time you alter the weakest link you create a new weakest link. Having said that if you replace your worn factory S2000 springs with a set of aftermarket performance springs with a 1″ drop (no more) you can keep within the geometry limits of the remaining factory components and effectively lower, and improve upon your S2000 handling. Do remember though, that this will likely also shorten the lifespan of your factory dampers, and that the current wear on all your other suspension components, bushings, is not being addressed.
Next let’s look at a braking scenario: I race my S2000 in the local “Time Attacks” and am extremely hard on my Honda S2000 brakes, my factory rotors are warped, and I am looking to upgrade them as they need to be replaced anyways.
In this scenario the owner is likely racing with the factory setup, and rightfully wants to upgrade the factory brakes. It is not mentioned if the rest of the factory suspension is still intact but if it is, this may contribute to the reason why the owner is so hard on the brakes. If the dampers, control arms, and relative bushings are in optimum condition, and the alignment is properly setup, and functioning correctly than the brakes, are likely the only component in need of replacing, however if this is not the case then likely by upgrading the brakes the suspension will feel more controllable, but that will be due to the increased braking ability, not the complete ability of the suspension to function at its maximum capability, or to be tuned for changing environments, not enabling the full potential of the upgraded performance big brake kits ability to actually be experienced by the driver because of the lack of performance of the worn factory suspension.
Existing problems
o Said S2000 has worn and damaged braking components in need of replacement (highly dangerous)
o Appears this S2000 has a worn factory suspension, and will require suspension upgrades.
o Factory S2000 suspension components lack the adjustability desired for racing.
Problem remedies
o This S2000 brakes are in need of replacement, and should be upgraded with quality race proven and capable performance brakes.
o When entering your S2000 in competitive motorsports the suspension requirements should be addressed along the the braking needs.
o Consider how upgrading your S2000 suspension will aid your racing requirements, and what components will give the desired effect if you are not going to upgrade your entire S2000 suspension.
o Look at the springs, and dampers (coil-overs) on your S2000 and your comfort , and technical prowess for adjusting basic or complex suspension components…more basic = less adjustable.
o Assess you current control arms, ball joints, tie rods, end links etc. then decide if these components need to be replaced and what level of adjustably would you prefer for your suspension.
o Consider the size of rims you have on your S2000 as to buy a big brake kit that will fit your wheels.
o When using adjustable suspension components on your S2000 for racing make a baseline spreadsheet after your suspension alignment has been set, then note the effects of the adjustments you make to your new performance suspension upgrades, and how your S2000 suspension reacts.
Now a drifting scenario: I have entered my Honda S2000 in a few drifting competitions at the beginner level but my suspension seems to be too compliant to unload the tires properly, or give me the feedback I require to compete (it hooks up too well).
In this scenario the S2000 is being raced with the wrong suspension geometry in mind, the stock suspension is meant to be an all around performer, giving a high level of cornering ability, traction, and stability to the average driver, all while providing tolerable ride quality, thus providing a suspension that is not adjustable enough, or stiff enough to annihilate the tires at will. The Honda S2000 in question could probably be lowered, and would likely benefit from a more adjustable suspension with stiffer springs, to relay a more direct power output to the rear wheels, all while maintaining control during the overpowering of the tires. To accomplish this, consider installing a set of aftermarket coilovers (likely the dual adjustable variety), matched with control arms, a big brake kit, and properly matched tires, should help to give the desired effect. With these changes to the suspension , of course the alignment should be properly setup, and a baseline achieved for future tuning of the newly capable installed performance suspension components.
Existing problems
o Lack of adjustably of factory S2000 suspension, not allowing the S2000 suspension to be tuned for drifting.
o S2000 suspension too soft for drifting, the S2000 suspension is working just not properly for desired environment.
Problem remedies
o Consider the compliance of the existing S2000 suspension and focus on how to stiffen and adjust your S2000 suspension.
o Improve your S2000 suspension drifting ability by forcing the tires to the ground, while still having the rebound, dampening ability your S2000 suspension needs for control.
o Upgrade the brakes on your S2000 for the stopping power you will require with a drifting S2000
o Evaluate all suspension components for upgrading, from the basics of your S2000 suspension (springs) to the more intricate S2000 suspension components like dampers (coil-overs), and control arms.
o Install new springs, dampers, control arms and brakes(with associated components) onto your S2000 suspension, creating a highly tunable S2000 suspension and a drifting terror to be reckoned with.
o Proceed to enjoy the newly found ability of your Honda S2000 in any and all local competitions, or just cruising the local boulevards.

Japanese Monkey Bike Parts

April 11th, 2013
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Hi Everyone, lets look at some Japanese monkey bike parts manufacturers.
Japan is the home of the monkey bike, and is the biggest market for custom monkey bike parts. There are several magazines devoted to monkey bikes, monkey bikes parts and anything related to monkey bikes. There are many Japanese manufacturers that produce very high quality monkey bike parts. In this article we will take a look at some of them.
Takegawa: Takegawa is one of the most well known monkey bike parts manufacturers. They produce a lot of high quality bore up/engine kits, 88cc/124cc bore up kits, transmission kits, clutch kits and many other monkey bike engine parts. They are excellent quality.
Kitaco: Kitaco are also well known outside japan, they also make a lot of the bore up engine kits for HONDA monkey.
Gcraft: Gcraft are very popular and they make some excellent parts like aluminium swingarms for the monkey and dax, in fact they make a lot of swingarms,and tank,seats,body parts for the HONDA monkey and HONDA dax. Excellent quality and very popular.
OVER: Over racing mainly make mufflers, they make some excellent stainless steal and titanium mufflers for the HONDA monkey and dax. Hand made these mufflers are pricey however they are some of the best mufflers money can buy.
OHNISHI HEAT magic: A bit similar to OVER, the make excellent hand made titanium mufflers for the honda monkey and dax.
ZERO racing: Zero make good quality affordable mufflers and exhausts for the dax and monkey. You can choose from about seven different types of silencer to go with your exhaust. The silencers are round, pointy, with a lip, blue color etc.
Yoshimura: Yoshimura make exhausts for big motorbikes as well as monkey bikes. They are very good quality. They have type 1-7 exhausts for the honda monkey. The exhausts come with carbon or titanium silencers.
Falcon: Falcon are a small company that make really nice 12″ polished aluminium wheels for the monkey or dax. The 12″ wheels come in 3, or 3.5 width. They also make monkey bike mufflers, dax mufflers, dax bracket, and tires for the 12″ wheels.