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Honda Crf250L- Is It An Answer To The Impulse?!?!

07 April 2012 - 04:25 PM


Honda recently showed a new model from its 2012 line-up, the CRF250L, which is based around CBR250R's engine and has all the right ingredients to be a good beginner off-road machine, including a competitive price-tag and it could possibly hit the Indian shores soon

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The big news from Honda is that the Japanese bike-maker has recently showed off an all-new motorcycle in the form of the 2012 Honda CRF250L, for some of its international markets. To read between the lines, it is based on the CBR250R engine and has a form that is highly suited for our Indian roads. If you wished that the Hero Impulse had a little bit more firepower, then the CRF250L is what you meant. Powered by a healthy 250cc single cylinder liquid-cooled fuel injected motor borrowed from the CBR250R, it is mildly re-tuned and makes 22 horses with stronger mid-range grunt that is much needed for off-road riding. The CRF250L is a budget off-roader for newbies but smartly carries the design cues found on Honda’s high-end off-road motorcycles from the CRF range.

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In order to keep the price for the CRF250L under check, Honda has smartly traded certain components like instead of employing aluminium beam frame, as found on the elite crop of CRF machines – the 250L uses a steel item. The suspension bits too are not meant for extreme off-road use but do a great job at usual commutes as well as some basic off-road use thrown in like trail riding as well as some air time. Much like the Impulse, the CRF250L too, if launched in India will cater to a niche market but will be a great option for the touring junta which has been waiting for a worthy 250cc on/off-road machine for quite some time. Currently put together at Honda’s Thailand facility, it will be competitively priced and if Honda decides to take the CBR250R way, it might just think about making the bike in India too for local as well as it other export markets. Certainly, the CRF250L will not rake in large numbers for its maker, but it will definitely help in brand promotion, getting the purist on its side as well as establish itself as a serious company with a strong first mover advantage in this segment.

SOURCE: http://www.zigwheels...crf250l/12293/1

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Great Indian Roadtrip (Presented By Xbhp)

17 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

Hi there is a Great Indian Roadtrip going around.
I found it out from the FaceBook.
So anyone from here Attending..
Me and some friends (both from Motoroids, and Bikenomads are gonna be there for some Breakfast, and then see how it turns out.)
If I am not mistaken, there are some Xbhp guys here who are gonna go to Big Wheels Motoring Cafe, Kanhe Phata tomorrow (18th March 2012) Morning for the same..
Can the Attendees put a show of hands, as to who is attending???

24 Sept 2011- Pune - Malshej - Kasara Ghat Round Trip

20 September 2011 - 03:19 PM

Is anyone up for this.

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It is Showing Approx
529 km, 9 hours 27 mins
Round Trip Pune-Malshej-Murbad-Kasara Ghat (Upto Manas resort)- Return From Kasara (funnily it is not identifying and changing route to the return route :( )-Murbad-Malshej-Pune.

Mumbaikars can join in from Malshej.. Watsay.??

DIY- Stereo Blue-Tooth Headset- Helmet Implant

24 January 2011 - 12:46 PM

The Original Site (mine of-course :censored: )

2011-01-22-Blue-Tooth Helmet Stereo Insert

I just got my Blue-tooth Headset a few days ago. The reason for it to be present in my arsenal was Majorly for Riding Pleasure. So without any further Thoughts to it I went ahead and did some Additions to my Helmet to make it more Long Ride Friendly.

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^The Bluetooth Set from Bluedio (dont ask me the Makers Name. coz i too dont know.)
In essence i would have gone for any Stereo BT Headset, but i chose this one as it had a 3.5mm jack to attach to various other articles, like stereo systems, headsets, earphones, etc.

NOTE: Before choosing the Headphones, make sure you can here them even from a small distance away from your ears. the reason being that once you attach the headphones in the Helmet, they are not gonna touch your ears, but be at some distance away.

    So now the First step was to gather the Material for the Implant. Below is a List of things that might be needed.
#1- A bluetooth Enabled Phone (I had the SE Walkman series W580i, so that was my obvious choice :gossip:
#2- The BT Receiver
#3- Headphones with a 3.5mm jack (to connect to the 3.5mm jill of the BT Receiver) (I had these Panasonic Headsets as a faithful companion to almost all my rides. you can see that from the worn out foam padding. So again this was my obvious choice).
#4- Some Foam Sheet. (This i took from a New Shirt Packaging from Diwali). And an Old Jeans Leg Peice (Some other material may also do, but i chose Jeans as i already had them and the Fold at the Bottom of the Legs has the essential bump to hold the Clip firmly in Place, You'll get the idea later)
#5- Misc Items- Thread, cello-tape, Fevicol, Water, Paper Napkins / Soft Cloth, Scissors etc.
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#6- And Finally the Helmet. I have the Vega Boolean with detachable Internal Organs. So this I detached and Cleaned so the Cello-tape will stick properly.

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^The Helmet Completely Separated. (and yes That is my pet Tortoise in the Background)

    Before I Started taking the Helmet apart, I made some Markings on the Helmet Shell Where the Headphones would Fit. (See the Image Below). The reddish Line is the Marking made. It is basically the Hollow Area beside the ear in the Helmet Padding.
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    Next I made Small pouches to fit the headphones in snugly. (Sorry i forgot to take photos of the Pouches). The pouches are made from the Foam Material, and reason is, it gives it some insulation from vibrations and keeps it in place. secondly if i ever want to replace wash the helmet it will be easy to pry it off.
    I used a lot of Cello-tape and fixed the Pouches in place and also routed the wiring so it doesnt hang loosely, in the ear tunnel, and also out of harms way.
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^Notice the Pouches made from the Packing Foam Sheet. and also the generous amount of Cello-tape :frusty:

    Next i looped the rest of the wire at the back. and taped it in place.
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^The looped up wire. Try not to get it into a Round coil. that would magnify the Magnetic fields. Arranging them in a zig-zag fashion hopefully cancels out the magnetic fields, (although there is nothing to worry about, as the force is very weak for such devices, might take a hundred years for you to go crazy :focus: )
Also leave the Jack with a small length of wire free towards the Right Cheek Padding.

    Next i cut a small strip of jeans leg side and attached it to the RIGHT SIDE padding. the reason being, i can operate it if necessary with my left finger, even while riding (although most functions are gonna be automatic, i prefer it to be semi-auto) See the second-last photo for clarity
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^The attached Jeans Strip to the Padding. Make sure that the Bead of jeans is on the top side. Stitch the patch into place and make a clean work of it. If you aren't good with needles and thread, you can take Adult Supervision / assistance :amen:

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^A shot of the Patch from where it was taken and where it ended

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^The snugly fit Padding. Also note the jack which i stitched into place with simple loops of thread, so i don't have to search for it every time.

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^The BT unit in Place and Working.

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^Ready to Ride to the Groove.

Hope you enjoyed the DIY Tute. Now to find a suitable ride plan to test its Potential. At Initial Stages (read in the room with no disturbances), i had to actually set the volume to half level to enjoy the music without hurting my ears. So my theory is that in actual High speed conditions (read windblast) all i have to do is crank up the volume a tad bit and am set to rippppppppppp.

Your Own Video Thread

22 January 2011 - 09:58 AM

I am starting a Thread for all the Petro Heads who love to Shoot from the Lens and Display their Style and Speed.

So heres my Contri. Feel free to add your own videos of Speed / Caution / and Stunts. Spice up the Videos and Add Music. Jazz up the Whole Tar Scene.

A Follow Video of Varanasi Somnath (Microsoft Guy) From Lonavala to Tiger Valley in Lonavala

The Route from Lonavala Jn' till the Khandala Entry Point for the Pune-Mumbai Expressway
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The Pune-Mumbai Expressway Riders Patch. Enjoyed the Concrete at very High Speeds.
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The Old Pune-Mumbai Highway from Khopoli to Khandala with a Portion of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
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The Pali Round Trip from where these videos were taken.

Yenjoy. :censored: