IMZ-8.103-40 “Tourist”

Irbit Motorcycle Plant “Uralmoto” long produces a modification of heavy motorcycle IMZ-8.103-40 “Tourist”. The first experimental-industrial batch of new bikes released in 1990, and the summer of 1991 was begun mass production. Now available 35,000 motorcycles this modification, which is one-third of the total annual output.

Scooter “Lotus”

In the winter of 1992, at the end of February, I had to visit the Tula Machine-Building Plant. Passing through its territory, said a scooter drove past quite unusual shapes. As a result of rapid – an investigation found out that this is a prototype of a new machine that will not only replace “Tulitsu, but will also become the progenitor of the whole family.Certainly, the desire to test the technique.
Moreover, if we were asked to treat novelty as critical and can then share their impressions, which will appear in the tests. Thus, we can say took part in the final design of the new model.

Real biker

ATV from “Tulitsy. Mad handles.

ATV from “Tulitsy. Mad handles. Continuing to talk about home-made designs, presented at last year’s contests, we want this time to stay on a relatively small group of three-and four-wheeled vehicles for special purposes.
Their authors have pursued the understandable purpose: to fill a gap in the type, do for yourself something universal, which would enable and drive like a car and plow like a tractor. And besides, would remain relatively cheap – as a motorcycle.
It is known that the more universal than some kind of product, the more it loses in every single quality. Probably, it is known and amateur designers, members of our competition. If, nevertheless took a risk, plunged into the maelstrom of the unknown, so too was great need for such carriage.
To his credit: artisanal single motor out of the woods: they managed to not only solve many technical problems but also find new approaches that show, perhaps even new directions for the national motopromyshlennosti.

Indian – American legend

Indian – American legend. I remember with what interest I saw in my childhood old Russian automotive magazines. “Cars FORD – the most popular Rb Russia”, “Victory BENTS in Russia in 1913”, “English without valve cars DAYMLER – magazin cars 3. I. Kvachadee. Bolshaya Dmitrovka, 23. And among these and the numerous other advertisements – page with four Indians in the corners laughing: “INDIAN motorcycles are indispensable to lyubyh roads.
Years later, one of the first Moscow parades auto-moto-old I saw these bikes “alive”. Who arrived on the “Indiana” from Estonia guys were terse: motorcycles speak for themselves. Drop-shaped fuel tanks, high “horn” rudder, wide tires, the powerful roar of the lower valve engines. One can understand the enthusiasts on both hemispheres, which are now believed that nothing better on two wheels has been established.

“Iz” and “Tula” – a journey of bikers on the retro motorcycle

“Iz” and “Tula” – a journey of bikers on the retro motorcycle. Comparative trip bikers at a retro as “begotten” and “Thule”.

Already, 50 km from Zagorska Highlighting recent solid stretch of road, we decided, in accordance with the recommendations of the water, reduce the pressure in the tires “Tula” to 0.8 atm, but faced with an extremely uncomfortable position of air valve rear tire. To him, it is difficult to get close because of the housing chain. Now if it was located on the left! ..

8.157-01 KMZ-Dnepr, hello superbike!

Dnepr, hello superbike!

Nature, as we know, abhors a vacuum. Therefore, our lack of the type of heavy motorcycles tried to fill the lone enthusiasts. They were something more, sometimes less, but they were always. Their growing numbers of restrained only by the fact that until not long time there was a ban on the operation of such motorcycle. Which became a massive passion for young people in cities “superbike” may become a sort of push to repeal the ban, and the beginning of the release of the Kiev motorcycle factory per howling national heavy “single”, which received the designation 8.157-01 KMZ-Dnepr.

Motorcycle “Tula” ТМЗ-5.951

Motorcycle “Tula” ТМЗ-5.951 since its release in 1986, became very popular among motorcyclists, especially in rural areas. However, during the operation revealed some shortcomings of the design. Tula Machine-Building Plant named after VM Ryabikova constantly working on them, were taken into consideration and advice us on avtopoligone which an annual certification test motorcycle. The result was a new model – ТМЗ-5.952.
“Tula” was integral fuel tank without fixing brackets (that was a lot of comments because of a leak to the places of welding), and without connecting benzoshlanga causing no comfort when removing the tank, combined with the soft suspension to the frame is dramatically increased resource work site in general, and comments on the fuel tank is not even after driving 30 000 km. New original design toplivozabora ensures full use of gasoline stocks. At the tank now costs tube with an automatic valve, excluding fuel spill in the fall,
The changes also affected the engine: used narrower piston rings, which are made from wear-resistant coating (they are now chrome-plated), which increased the durability of the cylinder-groups and reduced noise. Declined races move fuel (it is 3.5 liters per 100 km) and emissions. By the way, reduce the harmful effects of a motorcycle on the environment designers have paid very much attention. Alterations to the fan casing lowered heat-stressed engine and improved appearance.
As a result, work on the gearbox Tula were able to pick the most advantageous ratio of ratios, now 4, I send a few close to the third, the motorcycle has become a dynamic and “tyagovitee.
Introduced a new telescopic front fork, it is lighter than the previous 2 kg through the use of high-strength alloy steels and aluminum alloys. The design of feathers fork similar to that applied to IZH – Planet Sports.
Look at the wheel. Immediately apparent to the clutch lever and hand brake: they are comfortable and beautiful, providing a full clutch and front brake reliable operation due to the large progress in the cables.
New wings were a little more, it will be appreciated by rural motorcyclists. The wings are made of plastic, generally all fiberglass parts “Tula” replaced with polyethylene, and now the weight of plastic parts that do not require care, not corrosive, is 6 kg on a motorcycle.
In addition, introduced a large number of those “little things”, which together improve the consumer qualities of the motorcycle. For example, change the design of plastic sleeves, which is used to mount protective covers her ass chain (old quickly put out of action). Probably no need to explain what does it matter. Modified design of mounting the battery and access to it has become easier. Implemented holders plug. True, the plant has other reserves. There are designs colored inserts on the side panels, inscriptions, performed stripe (they are very good appearance). KB Factory has developed a complete set of additional equipment: wind shield, roll bars, rack. Incidentally, all this has already passed the test. And if you go into serial production, the consumer will say many thanks to the plant.
In conclusion, reported that the results of certification tests in 1990 at the site NAMI of 20 innovations in 1915 found to be effective.

Honda, the top began.

Honda, the top began. So, I’ll tell you about the famous bike manufacturer Honda, he started started, the history of development and establishment of Honda in the global market. Very funny story.

Surprised, but the world’s most popular motorcycle – no sportbike, cruiser or enduro, and unpretentious skuteretta Honda Super Cub. For half a century in Japan and other countries have done more than 60 million (!) Of these machines.


They say there is a movement yavamaniya. My friend excitedly told me that his friend inhis youth was Java with a silver pot and the wonderful design stroller. And the parents ofa friend, do not ride a lot of it is not allowed. Imagine my surprise when this model wasfound by me at the expanse of the Internet. Surprised by how beautiful and stylish, thisturned out to be a motorcycle.