Friday, 9 October 2009

E-View: Suzuki RC 80

Suzuki RC 80 was first released by Suzuki Indonesia in 1984 to replace Suzuki FR-series.
This motorcycle was the first two-stroke underbone motorcycle in Indonesia that introduced Engine-forced cooling system (Suzuki JetCooled) and front telescopic fork system.

What made this motorcycle really famous back in the time?

  • The engine's transmission was very smooth, Suzuki applied PECS (Power Engagement Clutch System) that working very well.

  • Has better power output compare to Yamaha V80, which was the only twostroke underbone motorcycle competitor at that time.

  • Suzuki JetCooled had been applied to this motorcycle, which makes this motorcycle does not have overheating problems.The durability is among the best of twostroke motorcycle.

  • Better stability compare to other underbone motorcycle at that time. (Compare to Yamaha V80 and 4 stroke - Honda Astrea 800)

The negative side :

  • We could see that this bike 'drink' too much gas and  2T oil compare to the competitor.

  • The braking system was also considered not good.

This motorcycle was on the market only for three years, therefore if you can own one, it is a very rare item. Suzuki stopped the production of this motorcycle on 1987 and released a new model that has larger capacity, which is Suzuki RC100.

Note: I am still trying to collect more specific information for this motorcycle. If you could help me, please send me message through the comments.. I will update this page later on..  Thanks ..

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Introduction : Two stroke bikes

Hello two stroke lovers,

Previously, I have moved and wrote from one blog site to others, but this time I think I am going to settle down on

Here in my blog, I am going to write about two stroke motorcycles that had been released in my country (Indonesia). It has been my hobby to collect two stroke bikes and of course, work on it. This blog will include articles based on my experience.

In the past, I owned and experienced many of them, so most of my blog articles will be based on to the facts of those motorcycles. Some are good and some are bad, that also makes me want to write on how to improve the performance of this type of bike. Just like you guys, i search information from internet as well. most of my articles will also base on Internet research.

Believe me, I did not hate four stroke bike, but back in my school time era, two stroke bikes proved me that they are the best in performance. Once you tried it, you will never forget. Here is list of two stroke bikes I owned before:

Suzuki Crystal Tune, Yamaha Champ, Kawasaki AR 125, Suzuki RGR 150, Yamaha F1Z, Yamaha F1Z-SE, Yamaha F1ZR, Yamaha RZR, Yamaha RXZ, Yamaha RX-King, Yamaha RX-K, Honda NSR 150R, Suzuki Satria 120R, Yamaha YZ125.

Time has changes now, with our government rules that saying that we have to comply with Euro 2 emission standard, which makes these bikes disappeared from dealers. At the time I wrote this article, only Kawasaki is still producing this bike. And believe it or not, Indonesian people still loves two stroke bikes.

A little bit about me:

I am now a Master of IT student in overseas (if you know kangaroo, then you’ll think about this country), but soon I’ll be back to Jakarta (Ketoprak.. I miss you..). Since I still have couple of two stroke motorcycles, then I will work on it and show results to you guys on this blog. I also have experienced as racing bikes tester and workshop owner in Jakarta.

Please send me requests when you need me to write any article about two stroke motorcycles. But, please note that I am not really a good English writer. I will try to find information that will match your questions as best as I could.

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