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2007 YAMAHA R6

Yamaha R6 in Santa Clara San Jose Bay Area

2007 YAMAHA R6

20k miles

good condition!

Come see it before it’s sold

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High-tech and track focused are the terms most commonly associated with Yamaha’s R6. The chassis and suspension are derived straight from Yamaha’s MotoGP racing experts. The deltabox aluminum frame of the R6 is designed for quick cornering ability and direction changes with it’s front end weight bias and controlled fill swingarm pivots. The 599c liquid-cooled engine will scream all the way to 16,000rpm, paired with an innovative fly-by-wire throttle system that responds to rider input like never before. Four-way adjustable suspension, and dual 310mm front discs give it commanding braking power and stability when cornering hard. The four-into-one exhaust, 17” lightweight wheels, and sleek fairing design combine to make it one of the best looking sport bikes

2011 Honda CBR600RR

Honda CBR600RR in Santa Clara San Jose Bay Area

2011 Honda CBR600RR

18k miles

new rear tire

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Honda carried over many of the MotoGP technologies in addition to styling with the 600RR that make it at home on the race track. Undertail exhaust, high revving 599cc liquid-cooled engine with dual-stage fuel injection and 6 speed transmission. Honda’s Intake Air Control Valve is designed to smooth out fuel-injected throttle response combined with the close ratio transmission makes this bike very smooth. Stainless steel four-into-one underseat exhaust and Unit-Pro link rear swingarm make it one of the best looking 600cc sport bikes arou

 

2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R

Kawasaki ZX6R in Bay Area Santa Clara San Jose

2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R

14k miles

Great condition!

New Tires.

We finance!

Bad credit or no credit? No Problem!

Kawasaki’s evolution of the ZX6R has resulted in one of the most dominant motorcycles in the 600cc sport bike class. Kawasaki is known for producing some of the strongest engines in the industry, and they haven’t let up with the ZX6R. The liquid-cooled inline four engine produces over 107 horsepower that is smoothly accessible through a wide powerband. The newly trim chassis has dropped over 20lbs and promotes a very compact riding position that track riders will appreciate. Track enthusiasts will also enjoy the newly redesigned digital display with large readouts for RPM, gear indicator, and speed. Kawasaki has also put a lot of attention towards handling by tapping into their MotoGP expertise. The ZX6R now features the addition of Showa big piston suspension which provides great stability under late braking. The combination of a compact chassis, adjustable suspension, and strong engine make it one of the top choices in the 600cc sport class.

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2008 Honda CBR600RR Graffiti Edition

Honda CBR600RR in Bay Area Santa Clara San Jose
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2008 Honda CBR600RR Graffiti Edition

6k miles

Great condition!

New Front tire.

We finance!

Bad credit or no credit? No Problem!

Honda carried over many of the MotoGP technologies in addition to styling with the 600RR that make it at home on the race track. Undertail exhaust, high revving 599cc liquid-cooled engine with dual-stage fuel injection and 6 speed transmission. Honda’s Intake Air Control Valve is designed to smooth out fuel-injected throttle response combined with the close ratio transmission makes this bike very smooth. Stainless steel four-into-one underseat exhaust and Unit-Pro link rear swingarm make it one of the best looking 600cc sport bikes around.

Riding a motorcycle provides us with joy and pleasure, however we must not forget that operating a motorcycle comes with responsibilities. One of the most important parts of safe operation is the tires and it is our responsibility as riders to inspect our tires before every ride. Regular inspection can can ensure maximum lifespan of your tires and sustain ride safety. The following should help you monitor your tires throughout their lifespan.

1. Check pressure before you ride: Doing so ensures that your wheels are provide the best performance. Under inflated tires can wear out considerably faster, thus hurting your wallet and your chance of staying upright. Consider investing in an air pump and a tire pressure gauge. Inflate tires in the temperature you plan to ride, to put it simply, do no inflate tires in a warm garage if you plan to ride in cold weather and vise-versa.  Refer to the tire manufacturer as pressure can vary (for example it may not be uncommon to differ between single and 2-up riding)

2. Check the manufacture date: Alongside the walls of a motorcycle you will see the word “DOT” followed by a four digit number. The first 2 numbers is the week of the year it was made whereas the last 2 digits are the year. General advice is to discard tires within 5 years of use and 10 years from manufacture date. For example the following picture shows that tire was manufactured in the 44th week of the year 2014. Provided that the tire is in good shape, there should be no problem operating with this wheel.20161228_172155

 

 

3. Check for wear: Most tires are developed with grooves in them to designate when to replace them. When the thread reaches the groove it would be in your best interest to replace your rubber. Below are a few pics that show tires with plenty of life left and the groove indicator.tire-1tire-2

 

4. Inspect for damage on a tire: nails, staples, shards of glass, etc. All these can puncture your tire and decrease the performance of your bike . Also look for cracks within the thread and sidewalls as this will make it unsafe to operate your motorcycle. The following is a picture of an unsafe tire that needs immediate replacement.ylfc2j1

 

5.) Squared out tires: while not as dangerous to operate if using motorcycle for commuting purposes it will affect your handling. Consider replacing them when seasonal weather gets bad as roads will be slicker and wet. Notice how this tire is flat at bottom and doesn’t have the curve that motorcycle tires usually do.

but, I didn't estimate it was *that* worn out

but, I didn’t estimate it was *that* worn out

 

This is a good primer in inspecting you tires. Obviously the life of your tires will vary with the manner in which you ride and the weather it is exposed to. When in doubt regarding the condition of your tires ask a tire technician or mechanic. Until next time, keep the dirty side down.

Here at AK Motors we are proud to offer one of the best used motorcycle selections you’ll find in the Bay Area. If you’re in the market for a used bike, check out our online inventory or contact us for an appointment. To see our current inventory and explore more details, check out our Inventory page! We are located in the heart of the Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA with easy access from all over the Bay Area. We offer financing for all credit levels! Apply online here, and contact us with any further questions.

Some people know squids as Cephalopods that are consumed as calamari, to others squids are a careless motorcycle riders. Real life squids are known to have short lifespans and for this reason experienced motorcyclist refer to careless riders as squids.

let us observe a squid in it’s natural habitat

squide

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Here we see a motorcyclist who isn’t equipped with adequate protection, is not focused on the road, and is improperly operating their motorcycle as he only has one arm in on the handlebars. This is a squid, DON’T BE A SQUID. There is no conceivable reason to operate a motorcycle this way, this will result to in harm to yourself and those that love you. While squids may think that they look better/cooler without proper motorcycle attire, seasoned riders think they look stupid.

I always thought that motorcycle apparel looked cool and set riders apart. With advances in technology motorcycle gear doesn’t have to look as clunky or “unique” as it used to. Manufacturers now are coming up with new styles for everyday use such as Lightweight jackets, Kevlar jeans, and armored flannel shirts . Full body riding suits offer the best protection and are becoming more affordable. There is something for everyone such that there is no reason to be on the road without any form of protection.

Ultimately when on a motorcycle you dress for the slide, not the ride.

Here’s a nice checklist of what to wear.

1.) Helmet: Choose something that is full face or modular as most impact is at the lower jaw region of the face

2.) Torso: Abrasion resistant jacket (leather is recommended). It should be zipped up otherwise maximum isn’t guaranteed.

3.) Gloves: Grandma’s mittens aren’t going to cut it. Leather gloves with Kevlar protection are strongly advised

4.) Legs: Denim jeans offer very little protection. A set of good riding pants will offer protection against road rash (abrasion).

5.) Footwear: Should go over ankle. Tennis shoes offer better protection than being barefoot but it may not be enough. Leather boots or motorcycle approved sneaker are recommended.

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If you feel encouraged and ready to hit the road then come pay us a visit. We will do everything we can to get you on the road. Until next time, Keep the dirty side down.

Here at AK Motors we are proud to offer one of the best used motorcycle selections you’ll find in the Bay Area. If you’re in the market for a used bike, check out our online inventory or contact us for an appointment. To see our current inventory and explore more details, check out our Inventory page! We are located in the heart of the Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA with easy access from all over the Bay Area. We offer financing for all credit levels! Apply online here, and contact us with any further questions.

2014 Honda CBR 500 ABS

Honda CBR 500R in Santa Clara San Jose Bay Area

2014 Honda CBR500R abs

7k miles

ABS brakes

We finance all credit levels! Apply online.

471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine with fuel injection.  Pro-link adjustable suspension, 320mm wave disc brake in front with 240mm wave disc in rear and a 6-speed transmission.  The semi-relaxed riding position keeps rider weight balanced on the bike for sport riding while still maintaining comfortable ergonomics.

Also known as: cbr, 500, 500r, cbr500, cbr 500,

2009 Suzuki GSXR 600

Suzuki GSXR 600 in Santa Clara San Jose Bay Area

2009 Suzuki GSXR 600

17k miles

Super Clean!

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Suzuki’s GSXR is a fuel-injected 599cc race machine legal for street use. Aluminum twin-spar frame, Showa front and rear suspension, wet slipper clutch, and stainless exhaust all contribute to the epic handling and extreme power to weight ratio. Expect instant throttle, turn-in and braking performance thanks to the track heritage of the GSXR.

2007 Honda CBR600RR

2007 Honda CBR600RR in Santa Clara San Jose Bay Area

2007 Honda CBR600RR

Only 14k miles!

New front tire

Good Condition

Just serviced

We finance! Good credit, bad credit or no credit? No Problem!   Apply online.

Honda carried over many of the MotoGP technologies in addition to styling with the 600RR that make it at home on the race track. Undertail exhaust, high revving 599cc liquid-cooled engine with dual-stage fuel injection and 6 speed transmission. Honda’s Intake Air Control Valve is designed to smooth out fuel-injected throttle response combined with the close ratio transmission makes this bike very smooth. Stainless steel four-into-one underseat exhaust and Unit-Pro link rear swingarm make it one of the best looking 600cc sport bikes around.

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