Rugged yet lightweight, a design that offers strength and rigidity.
Fitting the engine with this single-axis balancer reduces the vibration felt in the handlebars, seat and footpegs. This ensures a more comfortable ride. Since engine vibration is the product of inertial forces generated by the reciprocating motion of the piston and connecting rod, the crankshaft is fitted with counterweights known as the crank web to re-direct the vibration. Although this serves to divide and re-direct the vibration, it is difficult to reduce overall vibration with the crank web alone.
The front disc brake provides plenty of braking power and excellent operational touch and controlability.
A 35W halogen headlight with bright and clear illumination is adopted. The mirror-like inner reflectors project its light clearly across the entire illumination field for excellent visibility.
A twin-dial instrument panel with the speedometer on the left and tachometer on the right is adopted. The fuel gauge is positioned between the two dials and a gear position indicator is added on the tachometer dial.
The front suspension is specially designed with a priority on riding comfort in various riding conditions, including things like speed bumps, a good feeling of road grip and riding fun. It has plenty of travel at 120 mm. The large inner tubes have a diameter of 30 mm, and in combination with the optimized machine dimensions for the front caster, trail, etc. The rear suspension is a twin shock type and is preload adjustable across fives levels. The spring rate is set high (firm) to ensure a comfortable ride even in tandem riding when going over things like speed bumps. With 105 mm of wheel travel, this suspension provides a ride with good resistance to bottoming.