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Please Identify this bike... Anybody?

I was in France last summer and saw this bike in a town named Troyes. What is it? It is one of the best looking cafe bikes I have seen.

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When I 'bring it up' it seems to say it's a "Hardley" or sumthin....



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Looks like one of the new Husky's with a GSXR front end and a custom pipe.

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I wouldn't call that a Café bike. More like a standard to me.

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I wouldn't call that a Café bike. More like a standard to me.
Little more knobs in those tires and I'd call it a scrambler.

EDIT: From the photo below I see it has knobs.

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Mystery solved

http://www.motorbikespecs.net/index....715&make=Derbi



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My leg hurts looking at that exhaust.

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Really makes you appreciate the power squeezed out of a Kawi engine. That thing is 660cc and only pumping 48hp.

EDIT: Ah now I see, It's a single with two headers coming out of the one cylinder like the Honda FT500 years ago.

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Really makes you appreciate the power squeezed out of a Kawi engine. That thing is 660cc and only pumping 48hp.

EDIT: Ah now I see, It's a single with two headers coming out of the one cylinder like the Honda FT500 years ago.
Also the XR600 & 650's had 2 headers!


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Also the XR600 & 650's had 2 headers!
I think some Yammie XT's also had 2 headers.
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Current Yamaha 660 Tenere has two exhaust headers, and has done for some time.

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My leg hurts looking at that exhaust.
I was thinking the same.
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All Moto3 world championship bikes are single cylinder and quite a few have dual exhausts too. The extra weight must be more than made up for in exhaust and power efficiencies.

In the 50's a few makes built "twingles"- split cylinder 2 stroke singles with 2 pistons. Some had a single connecting rod, others had two. Extremely weird configurations, built by Puch and TWN and a few others.
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[quote=AlaskaJeff;571729]http://www.motorbikespecs.net/index....715&make=Derbi

Good Find Alaska, you found it. Thanks. The fairing looks a bit different and the heat shield is not as long, but that is clearly "the" bike. A Derby...I still think it is pretty sharp. Looking at the specs on those tires. I wonder if they would work on the V.

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