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    Here's some cool japanese articles on little bikes

    You will need google translate and some patience to read them.
    I like seeing the frame technology that is going into the current crop of machines.
    It's pretty impressive how light they are getting despite being stuck with steel frames and big ABS modules and euro IV mufflers.

    Details on the ninja 400:
    https://translate.googleusercontent....3hGaZJ5sNW9IRQ

    Details on the cb300 and cb125:
    https://translate.google.com.au/tran...-text=&act=url
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheel_of_steell View Post
    You will need google translate and some patience to read them.
    I like seeing the frame technology that is going into the current crop of machines.
    It's pretty impressive how light they are getting despite being stuck with steel frames and big ABS modules and euro IV mufflers.

    Details on the ninja 400:
    https://translate.googleusercontent....3hGaZJ5sNW9IRQ

    Details on the cb300 and cb125:
    https://translate.google.com.au/tran...-text=&act=url
    Kilo for kilo steel is actually stronger than aluminum, so in theory with some accurate engineering it would be possible to make a lighter frame out of steel rather than ali. Possibly why Ducati stuck with the trellis frame for so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nero Diablo View Post
    Kilo for kilo steel is actually stronger than aluminum, so in theory with some accurate engineering it would be possible to make a lighter frame out of steel rather than ali. Possibly why Ducati stuck with the trellis frame for so long.
    A subjective argument.

    "Kilo for kilo, 6061-T6 is stronger than some steel alloys but not as strong as others. For every given high-strength aluminium alloy, there are higher strength steels that outperform aluminium alloys in strength-to-weight. ... Aluminium's weight savings are therefore almost eliminated."
    Mate stick to the facts not a fantasy.

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