Sunday, February 3, 2008

Motorcycle History - Honda Wave

Honda Wave series, also known as Honda NF series, Honda Innova (in Europe), and Honda Supra (in Indonesia) is a series of small motorcycle models (known as an underbone or kapchai) manufactured by Honda Motor Co. Ltd as a successor of the world's most popular motorcycle model, Honda Cub series. It debuted in 1995 especially for Asian and European market. While the older Honda Cubs use pressed steel frame that also acts as the main body, Honda Wave uses steel tubes for the frames and plastic cover sets for the body.

Honda Wave comes with three displacement options - 100cc, 110cc and 125cc. In addition to the three models that uses carburetors, Honda also produces the fuel-injected 125cc model known as Honda Wave 125i, the first moped that uses fuel injection.

In 2006, the Honda Wave motorcycle series were facelifted for better looks. In addition, the 125cc model includes a key slot cover for better protection against theft. Starting from 2007, the Honda Innova 125 in Europe began using fuel injection system to replace the carburetors used by most of the Honda Wave series.

Specifications Honda Wave 125
* Engine type: SOHC 2-valve 4-stroke air-cooled 124cc engine
* Displacement: 124.9 cc
* Bore x Stroke: 52.4 x 57.9 mm
* Compression Ratio: 9,3:1
* Max Power: 9.3 PS @ 7,500 rpm (carburetor type), 9,18 PS @ 7.500 rpm
* Max Torque: 1.03 kgf.m @ 4,000 rpm (carburetor type), 0,99 kgf.m /5.000 rpm
* Max speed: 115 km/h
* Transmission: 4-speed
* Clutch: Wet multi-plate centrifugal
* Starter: Kick and electric starter
* Frame Type: Underbone steel tube
* Suspension (F): Telescopic
* Suspension (R): Swingarm
* Brake (F): Disc/Mechanically actuated drum
* Brake (R): Leading trailing drum/Disc
* Fuel tank capacity: 3.7 L

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