95 kilos, 95bhp - the 3UpRacing 95Racer. Er, well...
The UK-based 3UpRacing say that the aim with their most ambitious project ever, the 95Racer, was to build the four-stroke equivalent of a 250cc Grand Prix bike, with performance similar to privateer Honda RS250s and Yamaha TZ250s. 3Up started with the intent of building a racebike that would weigh no more than 95 kilos, and would have 95 horsepower at the rear wheel. The end result is what you see here – the 95Racer!
3Up started thinking about building this bike back in 2006, and decided on using a 650cc parallel-twin, from the Kawasaki ER-6n, for their machine. They chose the Kawasaki mill over Aprilia RXV450/SXV550 and Suzuki SV650 engines, primarily because the Kwacker was relatively cheaper, more tuneable and had a cassette-type gearbox which is ideal for racing applications.
The chassis is a Ducati-style tubular-steel trellis structure, the USD front fork is off a 2005 Yamaha R6, the rear monoshock is custom-built by Maxton, and the bodywork is a Honda RS250 kit, made by Spanish company, Speedfibre.
In the quest for 95 rear-wheel horsepower, the 95Racer’s engine has been tuned and extensively reworked by a British Superbikes engine specialist, the bike has been fitted with a bigger radiator and airbox and the custom-made exhaust system has been specially designed to liberate more horsepower.
We think the 95Racer is quite an interesting little machine. More details on the 3UpRacing website here.
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