Thursday, March 06, 2008

3UpRacing: The 95Racer

95 kilos, 95bhp - the 3UpRacing 95Racer. Er, well...

Pics: 3UpRacing

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.

We think the 95Racer looks rather neat...

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.

Also see:
GP racing: 600 four-strokes to replace two-stroke 250s by 2010?
Ducati get off to a flying start in WSBK and in MotoGP!
Giordano Loi’s Ducati 999-based Desmo Infinito...
Aprilia RSV 4 'Race Machine' unveiled!
ShowYo Moto's 'Alien' GSX-R1100...
Sheene Tribute: Chris Vermeulen-replica GSX-R1000!
You’ve been framed: ARCF’s Titanium 'RatBikes'...
PB: The world's best two-stroke sportsbikes!

External links:
Randakk's supercharged Honda GL1000!
2008 Derbi Rambla 125 and 250 picture gallery

Chantelle Houghton likes bikes...!

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