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Saturday, March 29, 2014

The ex-Soviet sporty bike

If there is an automotive brand that emerging and still survive from the ex-Soviet Union countries, one of which is M1NSK. This is a Belarus brand was known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, and snowmobiles since 1951. Currently, the brand has changed ownership, had a vision of a brighter future with attractive models.
M1NSK R250. (Picture from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/)
M1NSK (taken from the name of the capital city of Belarus) emerged in the global era by presenting R250 in the vanguard. From the company's official website said that the motorcycle is suitable for beginners or young biker, with a modern design and above average handling. The motorcycle development in collaboration with unspoken partners from the UK and designed in European design studios.
Simple instrument panel of R250 M1NSK. (Picture from: http://www.autoevolution.com/)
This bike uses a 250 cc single cylinder engine that capable of generating power of 26 PS @ 8,000 rpm. The radiator cooled engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, no kick-starter like other modern motorcycles. Its weight is light, ie 123 kg. Thus, the maximum speed of this motorcycle can reach 145 kph.
Left side view of R250 M1NSK. (Picture from: http://www.autoevolution.com/)
What is interesting is the design. It uses trellis frame with fairly prominent tubular pipe, typical European motorcycles. Fairly aggressive body scratches with the firm lines on the fairing, headlight parts, even in the back. Swing arm similar to the frame pipes, making its looks increasingly fierce. The exhaust does not appear in the side, but by the middle and protruding below the stop lights.

The motorcycle's speed deduction using a single 300 mm disc brake at the front and 200 mm at the rear. To maximize performance, the company recommends the use of at least RON 92 fuel. Unfortunately in the company's official website does not mention the price, but at some sites, this bike is priced at €3,390 or equivalent to Rp. 55.7 million. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | M1NSK | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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