Category Archives: Dog’s Bikes Broken History Lesson!

Information and specs for various scooters and motorcycles we have dismantled for spares at WhiteDogBikes. These bike specification pages provide model history (including prices and changes), suspension, tyre size, brake fitment and new price info with comprehensive servicing info.
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These pages make and ideal resource for people who are looking to see if a later model part fits an earlier bike (or vice versa) or for people looking to see if parts are interchangeable between different bike models.

Yamaha XJ900F Specs and Info (1985 to 1994)

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Yamaha XJ900 F

Yamaha XJ900F specs…..

The Yamaha XJ900 F was a half faired sports touring bike manufactured by Yamaha between 1985 and 1994 (in the UK). The XJ900 had an 891cc inline 4 cylinder engine, shaft drive and a ‘bikini’ style top fairing. Later models also had a belly pan as standard.
The original XJ900, released in 1983 with the 31A model code, had a small fairing mounted to the handle bars which affected the bikes handling and caused a ‘weave’ at higher speeds. After this, Yamaha fitted, to the XJ900F, a larger frame mounted fairing and a few other modifications which improved the handling.
Due to the ease of servicing and maintenance, as well as the shaft drive, the XJ900 F proved a reliable and popular bike for Yamaha and the XJ900 was produced till 1994 when it was replaced by the XJ900S Diversion.
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Honda CBR600 FX/FY Specs and Information (AKA CBR600 F4)

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Honda CBR600 FX
Honda CBR600 FX in red/blue

Honda CBR600 FX/FY Specs…..

The Honda CBR600 FX and FY models (also know as the CBR600 F4 outside the UK) was a fully faired, 599cc sports motorcycle produced by Honda and available for sale in the UK between 1998 and 2000.
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Triumph Trident 900 Specs and Info

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Triumph Trident 900
Triumph Trident 900

Info on the Triumph Trident Sprint 900 (aka Sprint 900, the half faired version of this bike) is available HERE

Triumph Trident 900 Specs…..

The Triumph Trident 900 was a naked roadster motorcycle produced by Triumph and available for sale in the UK between 1991 and 1998.

The Trident 900 was was built in Triumph’s Hinckely (Leicestershire) plant from July 1991 and was discontinued in August 1998. The Trident 900 was succeeded by the Triumph Sprint ST.
The Trident used Triumph’s 885cc, 3 cylinder engine producing a claimed 98 BHP.
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Triumph Trident Sprint 900 Specs and Info (aka Triumph Sprint 900)

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Triumph Trident Sprint 900
Triumph Trident Sprint 900 (1994 model)

Info on the Triumph Trident 900 (the naked version of this bike) is available HERE

Triumph Trident Sprint 900 Specs…..

The Triumph Trident Sprint 900 was a half faired, sport tourer motorcycle produced by Triumph and available for sale in the UK between 1992 and 1997.

The Trident Sprint 900 was a half faired sports tourer that was built in Triumph’s Hinckely (Leicestershire) plant between November 1992 and October 1997. The Trident Sprint used a 885cc, 3 cylinder engine.
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Suzuki CS50 Roadie Specs and Info (1982 to 1988)

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Suzuki CS50 Roadie specs
1983 Suzuki CS50 DD Roadie (electric start model)

Suzuki CS50 Roadie specs…..

The Suzuki CS 50 Roadie was a 49cc, 2 stroke scooter manufactured by Suzuki Motor Corporation and sold in the UK between 1982 and 1988.

The CS50 was marketed as the ‘CS50 Roadie’ in the UK and the ‘CS50 Gemma’ in Asia and was also sold under license as the ‘Puch Lido’ in parts of Europe.
The CS50 was available as a 6 volt scooter with kick start only and a 12 volt scooter with kick and electric start.
Although the CS50 shared many parts with the CS80 (so parts could be interchanged between the 50cc and 80cc models), it was almost completely different to the 125cc model.
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Honda VFR750 Specs and Info (1986 to 1997)

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Honda VFR750 FP (1993 model)

Honda VFR750 Specs…..

The Honda VFR750 (also known as the VFR750 Interceptor in the US) was a sport tourer motorcycle produced by Honda and available for sale in the UK between March 1986 and December 1997 (when it was replaced by the VFR800.

The VFR750F used the Honda V4 configuration engine. The engine was a completely redesigned and improved version of the earlier VF700 and VF750 F models that had numerous cam shaft and bearing problems.
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Piaggio Zip 50 Cat Specs and Info (2001 to 2005)

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Piaggio Zip 50 Cat specs
2003 Zip Cat 50cc in blue

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Piaggio Zip 50 Cat Specs…..

The Zip Cat 50cc was a 4bhp, 2 stroke scooter released in January 2001 in the UK by Piaggio. The Zip Cat was a variation of the Zip 2000 with basically the same features and styling.

The Zip 50 Cat had a catalytic converter on the exhaust system and the word ‘Catalyst’ just under the word ‘Zip’ on the badges either side of the tail panel!
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Gilera DNA 50 Specs and Info (2000 to 2006)

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Gilera DNA 50 Specs
Gilera DNA 50cc in red

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Gilera DNA 50 Specs…..

Introduced into the UK in July 2000, the Gilera 50cc DNA was a ground breaking hybrid of a motorbike and a scooter. The DNA 50 featured larger (14 inch) wheels and front forks and body layout similar to a motorbike, whilst using a twist and go engine, automatic transmission and drive from a scooter.

The DNA 50cc proved massively popular with younger riders and although it was restricted to 30mph (as per UK law!), it was fairly easy to de restrict and unrestricted 50cc models could (supposedly!) get up to 60mph!
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Honda SGX50 Sky Specs and Info (1997 to 2003)

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Honda SGX50 Sky Specs
SGX50 Sky with chrome plating on the exhaust cover

Honda SGX50 Sky Specs…..

The Honda SGX 50 Sky was a budget, step through, 2 stroke, 49cc scooter/moped hybrid with 16 inch wheels sold in the UK March 1997 and May 2003.
The SGX50 Sky was available in 3 different styles, a basic model, a ‘Deluxe’ model with chrome plating on the headlight, tail light, indicators and rear carrier rack and a ‘Fun’ model with semi transparent bodywork.

Although the SGX50 Sky was popular for a short while in the UK, it proved very popular in Southern Europe because of it’s simple styling and ‘easy to use’ features.

The SGX 50 was, at one point, considered as a likely replacement for the Honda C90 Cub.
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Yamaha XJ600 S Diversion Specs and Info (1992 to 2004)

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Yamaha XJ600 Diversion Specs

Yamaha XJ 600 S Diversion spares…

Yamaha XJ600 Diversion specs…..

The Yamaha XJ600S Diversion was a basic half faired sports touring/commuter bike manufactured by Yamaha between January 1992 and January 2004 (in the UK).
The XJ 600 Diversion was also available in Europe, Australia and the USA (although it was known as the ‘Seca II’ in North America and Australia).
The XJ600S Diversion was a half faired version (aka 4BR model) released between 1992 and 2004, the XJ600N Diversion (aka 4KE model) was a naked version of the bike (with no front fairing) released between 1995 and 2004.
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