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Frame & Chassis

Front/Rear Wheels, Chain & Tyres

The simple hollow cross-section Y-shaped spokes of the lightweight cast aluminium wheels are designed to flexibly parry changes in the road surface and so contribute to the bikes nimble maneuverability.

The chain is a size 520 sealed chain which helps control friction and reduce unsprung weight.

Tyre sizes are 120/70ZR-17M/C on the front and 160/60/ZR-17M/C on the rear.

The combined result is the responsive handling you would expect of a 500cc Sports model.

Lightweight Cast Aluminium Wheels

Lightweight Cast Aluminium Wheels
(The Photo Shows the Prototype)

Rear Tyres

Rear Tyres
(The Photo Shows the Prototype)

Brakes

Given that the bike is going to be put to use on all sorts of roads in all sorts of environments across the world, its Φ320mm large diameter front disc brake has been fitted with a 2-pot caliper for powerful control, while the Φ240mm rear disc has been fitted with a 1-pot caliper.

And we have used wave disc brakes with superlative heat-dissipating qualities that are lighter than conventional discs of the same diameter, which also contributed to reducing the bike's unsprung weight.

Front: Φ320mm Large Diameter Disc 2-pot Caliper

Front: Φ320mm Large Diameter Disc 2-pot Caliper
(The Photo Shows the Prototype)

Rear: Φ240mm Disc 1-pot Caliper

Rear: Φ240mm Disc 1-pot Caliper
(The Photo Shows the Prototype)

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