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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
180220000 Electrical-type motor 59
180229000 With means for cooling motor 27
180227000 Including resilient means for mounting driven wheel 15
180230000 With change-speed means between motor and driven wheel 9
180223000 Including steerable and driven wheel 9
180225000 Having frame element or fender constituting also exhaust or fuel passageway or fuel reservoir 8
180226000 Including longitudinally extending shaft for transmitting drive to wheel 4
20090057046Shaft-driven motorcycle with pivotally mounted swing arm and related support structure - A motorcycle includes a swing arm, which is swingably supported on a vehicle body frame by a support member. A suspension link member is connected between a lower portion of the vehicle body frame and the swing arm, and a rear shock absorber is disposed extending between the suspension link member and an upper portion of the vehicle body frame. A rear wheel of the motorcycle is rotatably supported on a rear end of the swing arm, and the wheel is driven by a drive shaft extending through a hollow bore formed in the swing arm. The suspension link member is connected between a portion of the swing arm and a lower portion of the vehicle body frame, such that the portion of the swing arm which houses the drive shaft is positioned above the support member for the vehicle body frame.03-05-2009
20100078250SHAFT DRIVE TYPE MOTORCYCLE - A shaft type motorcycle includes a drive shaft for permitting a reduction in the vehicle weight. The shaft drive type motorcycle includes a gear box provided at a rear part of a swing arm with a bearing provided between the gear box and a rear wheel axle. The bearing includes an outer race and balls and an inner race operative provided to rotatably support the rear wheel axle. A presser flange is provided between the rear wheel axle and a rear wheel that includes a hollow cylindrical part pressing the inner race in the axial direction of the rear wheel axle. A flange part is provided as part of the presser flange to which a brake disc is mounted. A labyrinth structure is provided for making it difficult for oil from leaking out of the gear box.04-01-2010
20100243361MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle includes a vehicle body frame, an engine, a pivot shaft, a swing arm, a rear wheel, a gear case, a drive shaft section, and a bearing section. The drive shaft section includes a first drive shaft connected to an output power shaft of the engine through a first universal coupling and a second drive shaft disposed coaxially with the first drive shaft and connected to the first drive shaft through a spline portion to be movable in an axial direction with respect to the first drive shaft. The bearing section restrains relative movement of the first drive shaft and the second drive shaft along a diametrical direction. The bearing section is interposed between an inner circumferential face of one of the first drive shaft and the second drive shaft and an outer circumferential face of another of the first drive shaft and the second drive shaft.09-30-2010
20110108346TWO-WHEELED MOTOR VEHICLE - A two-wheeled motor vehicle provided with a drive shaft (05-12-2011
180231000 Including endless element for transmitting drive and means for adjusting tension of element 3
20130075182REAR PORTION STRUCTURE OF SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE - To provide a rear portion structure of a saddle-type vehicle, which enables securement of a space for arranging vehicle-mounted components on the upper side of a drive chain at a position apart from a pivot shaft. A motorcycle includes a rear wheel swingably provided on a main member via a swing arm, a drive chain entrained about a driven sprocket provided on the rear wheel and a drive sprocket, and a seat frame. An air-exhaust pipe extends from an engine on a lower portion of the seat frame, an extending portion extends rearward of the vehicle from the seat frame, and a chain guide roller is mounted on the extending portion.03-28-2013
20090152039ATTACHABLE POWER DEVICE FOR BIKE - The attachable power device for a bike comprises a base plate installed in an upper side of the rear wheel; a motor and a decelerator which are installed in one side of an upper side of the base plate; an inner casing which includes a power supply unit for supplying power to the motor and is detachably attached to the other side of an upper side of the base plate; an outer casing which is configured to accommodate the inner casing, the motor and the decelerator and is engaged to an upper side of the base plate; a chain sprocket which is installed in a left side of the hub of the rear wheel; a connection member which connects the chain sprocket and the driving sprocket of the decelerator; and a control unit which is installed in the handle and controls a driving of the motor.06-18-2009
20090277710DRY CLUTCH, AND MOTORCYCLE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - In some preferred embodiments, the dry clutch is capable of suppressing transmission of engine rotational fluctuations from the engine to a rider via a vehicle body. In the dry clutch including a driving member (clutch shoe) 11-12-2009
180228000 Including resilient means for mounting motor 2
20080236926COMPACT VEHICLE - To enhance a degree of freedom in the shape and the design of a swing arm without being influenced by the variation of a part for supporting an exhaust muffler on the side of the swing arm and a part for coupling a rear cushion unit to the side of the swing arm in a compact vehicle, a cushion bracket coupled to a lower end of the rear cushion unit and a muffler bracket that supports the exhaust muffler are provided as separate elements from the swing arm and are attached to the swing arm.10-02-2008
20120193162SADDLE TYPE VEHICLE - In a saddle type vehicle having a swing type power unit swingably supported on the vehicle wherein the vehicle length can be made shorter. A motorcycle includes a link mechanism extending to the rear from a body frame through a link pivot. The swing type power unit includes an engine. A rear wheel is supported rotatably and swingably on the link mechanism. A cross frame extends between a pair of left and right lower frames with a link restriction section for restricting the turning amount of the link mechanism hanging downwardly from the cross frame. The link pivot is disposed under the lower frames.08-02-2012
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20090194351Arrangement of ignition coils and coil-holding structure in a motorcycle, and motorcycle including same - A motorcycle includes a fuel tank mounted on a main frame member, an engine arranged below the main frame member, and ignition coils arranged below the fuel tank. The main frame member includes a pair of sub-frame members arranged in a vehicle-width direction in a spaced-apart manner. A coil-holding structure, formed of a plastic resin material, is disposed on the main frame member for arranging the ignition coils thereon between the pair of sub-frame members. A base portion of the coil-holding structure has one or more openings formed therein so as to expose portions of the ignition coils to a traveling wind, during vehicle operation. One of the ignition coils, which is arranged close to a rear side of a vehicle body, is disposed at a position lower than a position of the ignition coil which is arranged close to a front side of the vehicle body.08-06-2009
20100071985MOTORCYCLE FRAME CONFIGURATION - A motorcycle includes a seat configured to support a rider, and an antilock braking modulator disposed downwardly of the seat. The antilock braking modulator is configured to control an antilock braking system (ABS). A first control valve is configured to distribute a braking force between a front wheel and a rear wheel. A second control valve is configured to introduce fuel vapors into an intake system. A first bracket is fixed on a side of a vehicle body frame, and is mounted with the second control valve. A second bracket is supported by the first bracket and mounted with the antilock braking modulator and the first control valve.03-25-2010
20120175180METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN OFFROAD VEHICLE - An apparatus is disclosed a two-wheeled motorized scooter capable of off road use. This is accomplished by utilizing a rigid chassis, a unique transmission offering both low end torque and structural rigidity, and a unique suspension capable of offering superior handling and control necessary for typical off-road use.07-12-2012
20120175179Personal vehicle - The present invention relates to components, arrangements and assembly of a personal vehicle and methods for producing same. According to some embodiments of the present invention, there may be provided a personal vehicle including one or more “hubless wheels”. According to further embodiments of the present invention, a HWPV may further include one or more footstands mounted such that they reside within the center of the hubless wheels, such that a rider of the HWPV standing on the footstands is essentially standing with his/her feet within the wheels of the HWPV.07-12-2012
20100044136STRADDLE TYPE VEHICLE HAVING BREATHER DEVICE - A motorcycle (02-25-2010
20100096205MOTORCYCLES HAVING FRAME WITH APERTURE PASSING FLEXIBLE DRIVE MEMBER AND METHODS - A motorcycle includes a frame and a flexible drive member. The frame is provided with an aperture. An engine is attached to the frame and is configured to selectively rotate a drive sprocket. A driven sprocket is attached to a rear wheel. A flexible drive member operably couples the drive sprocket and the driven sprocket and, in doing so, passes through the aperture in the frame. Methods of manufacturing a motorcycle are also provided.04-22-2010
20100108422ENGINE UNIT, AND MOTORCYCLE EQUIPPED THEREWITH - An engine unit includes a multi-speed transmission provided with a plurality of clutches, and enables assembly and maintenance of clutches and a sprocket wound with a drive chain to be easily performed. In an engine unit chassis, a drive shaft arranged to output a drive to a rear wheel via a sprocket provided at one end in the lateral direction, and a second main shaft are arranged parallel or substantially parallel to a crankshaft provided in approximately a lateral direction of the vehicle. A second clutch that transfers rotation power from the crankshaft to the second main shaft is detachably connected to one of the second main shaft, which projects from the engine unit chassis beyond one end of the drive shaft, in a position to overlap with at least portion of the sprocket axially sideways with respect to the drive shaft.05-06-2010
20090266637STRADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE - A vehicle body frame has a head pipe, a main frame, a down frame, and a lower frame. The main frame extends downward to the rear from the head pipe. The down frame extends downward to the rear from the head pipe in a position below the main frame. The lower frame connects an end of the down frame to an end of the main frame. An engine of the vehicle has a crankshaft, a crankcase, and a cylinder member. The crankshaft is housed in the crankcase. The cylinder member is attached to the crankcase. A cylinder is formed inside the cylinder member. An axis of the cylinder extends upward obliquely to the rear.10-29-2009
20090038871Motorcycle - A motorcycle is provided with a vehicle body, front and rear wheels, an engine and a power transmission mechanism for connecting the engine to the rear wheel. A centrifugal clutch and a transmission having a plurality of gears are arranged in the power transmission mechanism. A handle is provided on the vehicle body. An accelerator grip is provided on the right side of the handle and a clutch lever is provided on the left side. A shift pedal for changing the transmission gear ratio of the transmission and a side stand are provided on the left side of the vehicle body. A rear brake pedal for braking the rear wheel is provided on the right side of the vehicle body. The motorcycle is also provided with a rotation suppression mechanism for suppressing the rotation of the rear wheel at least when the engine is stopped.02-12-2009
20120234619SADDLE-RIDE VEHICLE - A saddle-ride vehicle includes a vehicle-body frame, an engine, a seat, a storage box, a box lid, a box-side locking mechanism, a filler lid, a filler-side locking mechanism, an unlocking mechanism, a box-side cable, and a filler-side cable. The unlocking mechanism includes a key cylinder which is key-operated. The unlocking mechanism is disposed between a head pipe and the storage box. The box-side cable is connected to the key cylinder. The box-side cable is to be caused to unlock a lock of the box-side locking mechanism by turning a key in one of a clockwise direction and a counterclockwise direction. The filler-side cable is connected to the key cylinder. The filler-side cable is to be caused to unlock a lock of the filler-side locking mechanism by turning the key in another of the clockwise direction and the counterclockwise direction.09-20-2012
20080296077Vehicle - A motorcycle in which a central axis of a shaft and a central axis of front forks are not parallel to each other, and assembly work of the shaft, front forks and an upper bracket is not complicated. A steering shaft is rotatably supported by a head pipe. An upper bracket supports the steering shaft and front forks. The steering shaft includes upper and lower steering shafts. The upper steering shaft is inserted in the upper bracket and then fixed to the lower steering shaft.12-04-2008
20100089680CENTRIFUGAL MULTI-PLATE FRICTION CLUTCH AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - According to some preferred embodiments, a clutch housing (04-15-2010
20100089681FRICTION CLUTCH AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - A cam face 04-15-2010
20090242303Brake system for a motorcycle, and motorcycle incorporating same - A brake system for a motorcycle includes a pressure-regulating unit interposed between a fluid pressure-generating unit and a wheel brake. The operation of a pressure-regulating unit is controlled by a control unit on based on a value detected by an operating amount detector. The fluid pressure-generating unit is arranged between an engine body mounted on a body frame and an exhaust pipe extending from the engine body. The exhaust pipe is connected to the front surface of a cylinder head of the engine body, and is extended downwardly from the cylinder head. A support member for supporting the fluid pressure-generating unit is supported, through elastic members, by the engine body and frame members of a body frame of the motorcycle. The body frame extends rearwardly downwards from a head pipe connected to the body frame at a front end portion thereof.10-01-2009
20090038870Motor-driven cycle having a foot-operated throttle control - A motorcycle (02-12-2009
20110278084FRONT FORK FOR A SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE, AND VEHICLE INCORPORATING SAME - A front fork for a saddle-type vehicle includes a front wheel and a pair of left and right leg members disposed on opposite sides of the front wheel. Each of the left and right leg members includes an outer tube having a lower end portion thereof journaling an axle of the front wheel, an inner tube slidably fitted into the outer tube and having an upper portion thereof connected to a head pipe of the vehicle, and a spring installed in a compressed state between the outer and inner tubes. The respective springs of the left and right leg members are set to have different weights from one another. As such, the front fork is configured to correct a weight imbalance between left and right sides of the vehicle body, while increasing freedom in the layout of the vehicle body.11-17-2011
20110278085VEHICLE BODY FRAME OF MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle having a vehicle body and a vehicle body frame. The vehicle body frame includes a head pipe; a pair of left and right tank rail portions including a widening portion having a width increasing in a vehicle width direction extending rearward of the vehicle from the head pipe, a parallel portion having a substantially fixed width, and a narrowing portion having a width decreasing the vehicle width direction, the widening portion, the parallel portion and the narrowing portion extend along left and right sides of the vehicle body of a motorcycle; and a pair of left and right rear arm bracket portions bending and extending from rear ends of the tank rail portions. The vehicle body frame has a front frame part and a rear frame part connected through a frame connecting surface substantially perpendicular to an axial direction of the parallel portion.11-17-2011
20080217086FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT IN FOREST AREAS - The present invention refers to the technical sector of fire fighting equipments, where the mentioned equipment is constituted by a chassis (09-11-2008
20110073398VEHICLE BODY FRAME STRUCTURE OF SADDLE-RIDING TYPE VEHICLE - To provide a vehicle body frame structure of a saddle-riding type vehicle that can increase the capacity of an air cleaner and enhance the bending stiffness of the vehicle body frame. The vehicle body frame structure includes a pair of left and right main frames that extend rearwardly from a head pipe, an engine disposed downwardly of the left and right main frames, a fuel tank disposed upwardly of the engine and between the left and right main frames, a pair of left and right engine hangers that extend downwardly from front portions of the left and right main frames and support the engine, and a cross member that connects the left and right engine hangers in a vehicle width direction.03-31-2011
20100032225Vehicle with electric equipment - A vehicle, such as a motorcycle, can include an engine and a head pipe provided ahead of the engine. Electrical equipment provided behind the head pipe and ahead of the engine can be partly exposed by a gap between a down frame and a radiator of the vehicle, enabling the electrical equipment to be cooled by airflow.02-11-2010
20090314569AXLE NUT COVER ASSEMBLY - An aesthetically pleasing and functional axle nut cover assembly for a motorcycle using minimal threaded fasteners and taking advantage of elastic deformation between multiple portions of a mounting bracket to bias the mounting bracket and a cover member to a motorcycle swingarm to reduce vibration and noise. Separate deformations in the mounting bracket occur during assembly of the mounting bracket to the swingarm and during assembly of the cover member to the mounting bracket. Spring portions of the mounting bracket are maintained in deformed conditions when the axle nut cover assembly is assembled.12-24-2009
20090152038EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR MOTORCYCLE AND MOTORCYCLE INCLUDING THE SAME - An exhaust system for a motorcycle includes a bracket which includes a joint portion, an engine support portion, and a swing-arm support portion. The joint portion is configured to be connected to a vehicle-body frame. The engine support portion is configured to support an engine. The swing-arm support portion is provided separately from the joint portion and configured to support a swing arm which is swingable with respect to the vehicle-body frame and at a rear end of which a rear wheel is provided. An exhaust pipe extends rearwards from the engine. A muffler is connected to a rear end of the exhaust pipe and disposed along the swing arm. A muffler is connected to a rear end of the muffler support stay and a front end of which is connected to the bracket separately from the joint portion.06-18-2009
20110192669VEHICLE AND VEHICLE EXHAUST PIPE - A vehicle, such as a motorcycle, can include an exhaust pipe connected to a back or rear side of an engine of the vehicle. An intermediate portion of the exhaust pipe can extend along a side of the engine from a rear portion connected to the rear side of the engine. A front portion of the exhaust pipe can extend from the intermediate portion along a front of the engine, and an exhaust portion can extend from the intermediate portion along a side of the engine opposite to the intermediate portion side.08-11-2011
20110192668MOTORCYCLE - A seat rail constituting a rear portion of a vehicle frame, a rear cowl covering the seat rail, and a canister adsorbing a vaporized gas generated in a fuel tank disposed on a front portion of the vehicle frame are provided. As for the canister, a plurality of canisters are constituted to be connected in series. At least one of the canisters is disposed between one side of the seat rail and the rear cowl, and the other canister/canisters is/are disposed between the other side of the seat rail and the rear cowl.08-11-2011
20100089679FRICTION CLUTCH AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - A friction plate (04-15-2010
20090166119Motorcycle - A motorcycle that maintains sufficient vehicle rigidity with a simple structure. A main frame has an up-and-down extension part in a vehicle width center, side plates disposed apart on the right and left of the up-and-down extension part, and first and second supporting pipes. Both ends of the supporting pipes are attached to the side plates.07-02-2009
20090166118Motorcycle - A motorcycle in which a plate member can be mounted to a front cover disposed above a headlight. The front cover includes a front cover main body portion and a hole formed in the front cover main body portion. The front cover main body portion is provided at a back side thereof with a mount portion for a bracket having a portion passing through the hole. The portion passing through the hole includes a retaining portion for retaining the plate member in front of the front cover main body portion.07-02-2009
20080283322POWER TRANSMISSION WHEEL WITH TORSIONAL DAMPERS - A power transmission wheel having a hub and a rim is disclosed. The hub has a central annular portion for operatively engaging a power transmitting shaft. The rim has an inner annular portion and an outer annular portion for operatively engaging a flexible power transmitting element. The central annular portion is disposed inside the inner annular portion with a rolling-element bearing therebetween. At least one hub blade is disposed radially between the inner and outer annular portions. At least one rim blade extends radially from one of the inner and outer annular portions towards the other of the inner and outer annular portions. The power transmission wheel has at least two elastomeric dampers. Each damper is interposed between one of the at least one hub blade and one of the at least one rim blade. An engine and vehicles using the power transmission wheels are also disclosed.11-20-2008
20120168243TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE - A two-wheeled vehicle is disclosed. The two-wheeled vehicle may include a passenger hand grip which is stowable under a straddle seat of the vehicle. The two-wheeled vehicle may include saddlebags having an open bottom.07-05-2012
20080277181TWO PERSON MOTORCYCLE FRAME - A motorcycle frame having a rider seating surface and a passenger seating surface positioned below a top surface of a rear wheel, above a rear wheel axle and forward of the rear wheel.11-13-2008
20080283321Straddling Type of Vehicle - In a straddle type of vehicle having a fuel tank (11-20-2008
20090090576MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle includes a body frame having right and left frame members 04-09-2009
20090050391Straddle Type Vehicle - A straddle-type vehicle with enhanced heat exhaust efficiency in a transmission case housing a continuously variable transmission. The continuously variable transmission and an engine are arranged forward of a rear wheel 02-26-2009
20090242306Motorcycle - A motorcycle with reduced fuel consumption. A centrifugal clutch intermittently transfers torque from an engine to a drive wheel in accordance with engine speed. A brake lock switch regulates the engine speed. When the brake lock switch is off, engine start inhibition control is executed. When the brake lock switch is on, engine speed regulation control is executed to prevent engagement of the centrifugal clutch.10-01-2009
20110127098SERVO MOTOR LAYOUT STRUCTURE OF SADDLE-RIDE TYPE VEHICLE - A servo motor is positioned in a place except the downside of a seat to inhibit the length and the curvature of a cable in servo motor layout structure of a saddle-ride type vehicle provided with the servo motor for driving an exhaust valve. A swing arm a front end of which is swingably supported by at least either a body frame or an engine and a rear end of which journals a rear wheel is provided and an exhaust valve and a servo motor are arranged on the downside of the swing arm in a side view.06-02-2011
20090272593Motorcycle Frame Arrangement - A motorcycle frame arrangement formed of a main frame including a top head and a downwardly extending support bar, a down tube connected with the top head and extending rearwardly and downwardly therefrom, a lower frame secured to the bottom of the down tube and a sub-frame releasably connected with the support bar and the lower frame and carrying a motor for driving the motorcycle.11-05-2009
20100193275MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle is shown comprising a frame comprised of plural cast components coupled together. The frame is comprised of an upper one-piece frame portion having an integrated air tank and an integrated fuel tank therein. The integrated air tank is defined by a forward portion of the upper main frame portion, and a forward open face of the integrated air tank defines an air intake. The fuel tank is defined by a wall separating the upper one-piece frame portion into the two sections. Upper and lower steering post sockets are also integrated into the frame, rearward of the air intake and a steering post extends through the air intake portion of the frame.08-05-2010
20100243358CANISTER MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR A SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE, AND VEHICLE INCORPORATING SAME - A saddle-type vehicle includes a canister mounting structure. The vehicle includes a vehicle body frame, an engine fastened to the vehicle body frame, an exhaust pipe connected to the engine, a fuel tank mounted on the vehicle body frame, a canister for storing gasoline vapors form the fuel tank and a purge control valve for controlling purge of the canister. The canister mounting structure includes a canister holder having a first mounting portion for mounting the canister, and a second mounting portion for mounting the purge control valve therein. The canister holder is disposed adjacent the exhaust pipe. The canister holder is formed so as to cover sides of the canister and a side of the canister adjacent the exhaust pipe. Such configuration of the canister mounting structure provides heat-shielding measures for the canister, and achieves a desired ease of assembly.09-30-2010
20090242305MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle includes a head pipe arranged at a front portion of a body and configured to pivotally support a front fork; a main frame passing an upper side of an engine from the head pipe and extending towards a rear of the body; a rear frame extending towards the rear of the body from the main frame and supporting a seat at an upper side thereof; an air cleaner case at a lower side of the seat; and an air cleaner element arranged inside the air cleaner case and configured to clean air, wherein the rear frame includes a pair of left and right rear bodies of a plate shape which cover sides of the air cleaner case, and a plurality of cross members configured to couple the left and right rear bodies, and wherein each rear body is formed with a projection projecting towards an inner side of the body, and a receiving portion configured to fit the projection is formed on the air cleaner case.10-01-2009
20090114466Seat mounting structure for motorcycle, and motorcycle incorporating same - A seat mounting structure having a seat rail for supporting a seat of a motorcycle includes seat rail members having front end portions thereof supported by an intermediate portion of a vehicle body frame. Each of the seat rail members extends rearwardly from the intermediate portion of the vehicle body frame. Each of the seat rail members has a slotted opening formed thereon at a rear portion thereof. The slotted openings are formed inwardly and upwardly from an outer portion of the seat rail members in a vehicle width direction.05-07-2009
20090071741MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle is provided in which the size of the body frame is restricted from increasing in a vehicle-width direction while enhancing the frame rigidity. The body frame includes a head pipe and left and right front frame sections which extending from the head pipe. The left and right front frame sections have left and right side wall sections which extend in a longitudinal and vertical directions of the vehicle. Left and right side wall sections are disposed on the left and right sides of the engine unit. The engine unit is supported by the left and right side wall sections which have relatively high rigidity, thereby enhancing the supporting rigidity of the engine unit. This type of engine unit support ensures body frame rigidity without widening the space between the left and right body frame sections in a vehicle-width direction.03-19-2009
20090107750SADDLE-RIDING TYPE SMALL VEHICLE AND MOTORCYCLE - There is provided a saddle-riding type small vehicle where a power unit is mounted on a vehicle body frame. The power unit includes a valve control device that controls the operation of valve-operation mode changing mechanisms capable of changing operation modes of engine valves, and a clutch control device that controls the operation of a clutch unit provided between a crankshaft and a shift mechanism so as to shift the connection/disconnection of power transmission. In the vehicle, the valve control device and the clutch control device are disposed to balance the center of gravity, so as to make a power unit compact. A valve control device and a clutch control device are disposed on left and right sides of a center line CB of a vehicle in a width direction of the vehicle.04-30-2009
20100294581SADDLE-RIDING TYPE VEHICLE - A saddle-riding type vehicle includes an air intake path disposed between a front bank and a rear bank and an air cleaner connected to an outer side of the air intake path. The air cleaner includes an air cleaner case and an air cleaner element housed in the air cleaner case. The air cleaner case includes air intake ducts disposed on either side of the air cleaner element in a vehicle longitudinal direction across the air cleaner element.11-25-2010
20090242304Motorcycle with control unit for controlling operation of a brake pressure regulating unit - A motorcycle includes a liquid pressure-generating unit, a pressure-regulating unit interposed between the liquid pressure-generating unit and a wheel brake, and a control unit for controlling operation of the pressure-regulating unit. The motorcycle also includes a support case, supportively containing the control unit and disposed on a lateral side of an engine body mounted on a body frame of the motorcycle, with the support case interposed between the control unit and the engine body. Further, a running airflow leading-in part for permitting traveling airflow to pass toward said control unit is formed at a front part of the support case, and a traveling airflow leading-out part is formed at a rear part of the support case for leading out the traveling airflow after the airflow has passed through at least one lateral side of the control unit. This arrangement lessens the influence of the heat from an engine upon the control unit while disposing the control unit in the vicinity of the engine body.10-01-2009
20110120796MOTORCYCLE - Disclosed is a motorcycle fitted with a canister. A canister (05-26-2011
20090308677SIMPLIFIED MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle including a propelling group or engine, a saddle support, a support for the rear wheel and a front directional group including a handlebar integral to a steering headstock functionally associated to a supporting organ of the vehicle front wheel. The front group is connected to a box-like body incorporating the function of filtering box, constrained to the engine and apt to support the latter by connecting it, therethrough, to the front directional group. The support for the rear wheel and the saddle support being constrained to the engine. The vehicle not equipped with additional members apt to constrain the engine to the front directional group.12-17-2009
20110073399ARRANGEMENT STRUCTURE FOR EVAPORATED FUEL TREATMENT DEVICE OF SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE, AND VEHICLE INCORPORATING SAME - An arrangement structure for mounting an evaporated fuel treatment device including a canister for a saddle-type vehicle includes an under cowl arranged at a front lower portion of an engine. The canister is arranged below the engine and inside the under cowl. Such arrangement structure enables mounting of the canister on a vehicle body in a compact manner while protecting the canister from traveling wind during vehicle operation, and also from direct sunlight during a parked state of the vehicle, thereby favorably ensuring charge performance and purge performance of the canister.03-31-2011
20110073396SCOOTER-TYPE VEHICLE - A scooter-type vehicle can freely set a capacity of a fuel filter without being restricted by swing of a unit-swing type engine. A fuel supply device includes a fuel tank and a fuel supply passage for supplying fuel to an engine. A pump-anterior filter for purifying the fuel in the fuel tank, a fuel pump, a fuel filter disposed on the downstream side of the fuel pump, and an injector for injecting fuel are arranged on the fuel supply passage in this order. The fuel filter is disposed between the upper surface of the fuel tank and the step floor. The size of the fuel filter can freely be set without being restricted by swing of the engine located rearward of the fuel tank.03-31-2011
20110073397SCOOTER-TYPE VEHICLE - A scooter-type vehicle can freely set a capacity of a fuel filter without being restricted by swing of a unit-swing type engine. A cross pipe is spanned between a pair of left and right lower frames and a lower end of a down frame is connected to a central portion of the cross pipe. A fuel filter is disposed so that its lower end is higher by distance than the lower end of cross pipe. The fuel filter is disposed between the down frame and the fuel tank. Since the fuel filter is disposed in front of the fuel tank, it is not restricted by the swing of an engine located rearward of the fuel tank. Therefore, a capacity of the fuel filter can freely be set.03-31-2011
20110073400MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle has a large accommodating space and an enlarged capacity of a fuel filter. The motorcycle includes: a fuel tank disposed on the upper side of the rear wheel and on the rear side of the luggage box; a rear fender provided between the rear frames and, disposed between the luggage box and the rear wheel, and covering the rear wheel on the front and upper sides of the rear wheel; a fuel supply path; and a fuel secondary filter. The rear fender is so disposed that its front portion faces a rear wall of the luggage box, the front portion is inclined rearwardly upward so that the distance thereto from the rear wall increases along an upward direction, and the fuel secondary filter is disposed between the rear wall of the luggage box and the front portion of the rear fender.03-31-2011
20110048831STRUCTURE OF POWER DRIVEN VEHICLE - The present invention relates to a structure of power driven vehicle, which comprises a vehicle, a power unit, a sensor, an ID logger and a control unit, wherein the vehicle further comprises a handling unit having one side configured with a throttle. The said ID logger is installed in the front frame of the vehicle. The said control unit is respectively and electrically connected with the power unit, the sensor and the ID logger to provide a multi safety insurance against vehicle theft, abnormal acceleration and/or error operation of throttle by the rider or someone else.03-03-2011
20110147107TRAILER HITCH FOR A VEHICLE HAVING A SINGLE REAR WHEEL - A trailer hitch for a single rear wheeled vehicle having a single rear wheel mounted between left and right arms comprises left and right hitch arms having first and second ends. The first ends have first apertures. The second ends are connected together. Shock absorbing bushings are disposed inside the first apertures. Left and right mounting brackets have first and second ends. The first ends of the mounting brackets have first apertures and are fastened to the hitch arms, and the second ends connect to the arms. Fasteners pass through the shock absorbing bushings and through the first aperture of the first end of the mounting brackets to fasten the mounting brackets to the hitch arms. A trailer connector is connected to the second ends of the left and right hitch arms. A vehicle having a trailer hitch is also disclosed.06-23-2011
20110155495Straddle-Type Vehicle - A straddle-type vehicle includes an engine; an air cleaner including an air cleaner box forming a passage through which air is supplied to the engine and an air filter for cleaning the air flowing through the passage; and a first electric component positioned laterally relative to the air cleaner box.06-30-2011
20090277709MOTORCYCLE - An engine provided in a lower portion of a motorcycle is arranged such that an axis of its cylinder extends in a front-and-rear direction of the motorcycle. Furthermore, the engine is arranged such that an intake port and an exhaust port in the engine line up in a right-and-left direction of the motorcycle. An intake system and an exhaust system in the engine are respectively curved toward one side and the other side in the right-and-left direction around the axis of the cylinder.11-12-2009
20090000845MOTORCYCLE HAVING DETACHABLE SUPPORT MEMBERS - A motorcycle includes a steering head, a steering assembly pivotably coupled to the steering head, at least one longitudinal frame member extending rearwardly from the steering head, and a rear frame member coupled to the longitudinal frame member. The rear frame member includes a mounting portion having a mounting surface, and first and second walls extending from the mounting surface at an oblique angle to the mounting surface. The motorcycle also includes a support coupled to the rear frame member. The support includes a coupling portion having a coupling surface, and first and second walls extending from the coupling surface at an oblique angle to the coupling surface. The first and second walls of the mounting portion are wedged against the first and second walls of the coupling portion, respectively, to substantially prevent rotation of the support with respect to the rear frame member.01-01-2009
20090107751MOTORCYCLE - To prevent damage, for example, to a rear side cover that covers a seat rail from outward in a vehicle width direction, a motorcycle is disclosed having a glove bar fixed to seat rails and configured to be grasped by a fellow passenger seated on a seat. The glove bar may include a support portion fixed to the seat rails to extend outward in a motorcycle width direction and above rear side covers, grips supported by the support portion to extend rearwardly of the seat and configured to be grasped by the fellow passenger, and protective bar portions of a cantilevered structure supported by portions of the support portion positioned above the rear side cover and passing above the rear side covers to extend forward in the motorcycle width direction to protect the rear side covers.04-30-2009
20090050392Motorcycle - An exhaust system for a motorcycle has a bent portion that extends upward from a position below a seat toward the seat and is then bent downward. A heat insulating plate is disposed in a space between the bent portion and the seat so as to cover the bent portion. Influence of exhaust heat on the rider and upsizing of the heat insulating plate are thereby suppressed.02-26-2009
20120145470TWO-WHEELED MOTOR VEHICLE - An air cleaner case whereby a seat height can be reduced and the air cleaner case can be disposed in proximity to an engine. In a two-wheeled motor vehicle having a vehicle body frame, a fuel tank disposed at a front upper side of the vehicle body frame, a seat disposed behind the fuel tank and above the vehicle body frame, an engine suspended between the lower side of the fuel tank and the lower side of the vehicle body frame, an air cleaner case, a plate-like element disposed in the air cleaner case, and a maintenance lid used when the plate-like element is mounted/dismounted, the air cleaner case is disposed below the fuel tank, the plate-like element is disposed to be tilted rearward and upward in side view of the vehicle, and the maintenance lid is provided below the seat so as to face the seat.06-14-2012
20110108345TWO-WHEELED MOTOR VEHICLE - A two-wheeled motor vehicle (05-12-2011
20120199408SADDLE-RIDE TYPE VEHICLE - A saddle-ride type vehicle can include a pair of left and right seat rails, a fuel tank attached to the seat rails, a rear fender arranged below the fuel tank, and a canister arranged above the rear fender and adsorbing fuel gas which evaporates in the fuel tank. The canister is arranged under a rear portion of the fuel tank, at least partially superposed on the fuel tank as viewed from a plan view of the vehicle, and arranged in a vehicle forward direction with respect to a cross member which interconnects rear portions of the pair of left and right seat rails.08-09-2012
20110253469Instrumented Rolling Bearing Device, Particularly for a Motorcycle Wheel - The instrumented rolling bearing device, particularly for a two-wheeled vehicle, is provided with a rolling bearing (10-20-2011
20110186373MOTORCYCLE EXHAUST DEVICE - A branch joint is provided at the rear portion of an exhaust pipe. Second exhaust pipes with a small diameter arranged one above the other are branched at a position forward of an intersecting position P with a pivot plate. The second exhaust pipes are made to intersect the inside of the pivot plate. The gap between the pivot plate and the engine can be narrowed while ensuring a smooth exhaust. The exhaust path lengths of the second exhaust pipes are made to be offset from each other so as not to be the integral multiple of the wavelength of the exhaust sound in the operating area. This allows exhaust gases to interfere with each other in the muffler. Thus, the exhaust sound can be reduced and the muffler can be downsized. This allows for the sliming of the vehicle body without lowering the output of the engine.08-04-2011
20100025140STEERING SYSTEM FOR MOTORCYCLE AND MOTORCYCLE - A steering system for a motorcycle includes a head pipe, a steering stem, a top bridge, a bottom bridge, a front fork, and a steering handlebar. The steering stem is supported by the head pipe. The top bridge has a center portion, a side portion extending from the center portion, and a holding portion provided at the side portion. The top bridge is supported by the steering stem at the center portion to steerably move around the head pipe. The bottom bridge is supported by the steering stem to steerably move around the head pipe. The front fork is held by the top bridge through the holding porting and is held by the bottom bridge. The top bridge has a protruding portion provided on an upper face of the top bridge and extending from the holding portion toward the center portion of the top bridge.02-04-2010
20100018792VEHICLES HAVING EXHAUST PIPE EXTENDING THROUGH SPACE BETWEEN CYLINDER HOUSINGS OF ENGINE - A vehicle, such as a motorcycle, includes an engine having first and second cylinder housings arranged in a V-shape such that a space is defined between the first and second cylinder housings. The first cylinder housing includes a first exhaust port and the second cylinder housing includes a second exhaust port. A first exhaust pipe is attached to the first exhaust port and is configured to facilitate passage of exhaust fluid from the first cylinder housing and toward a muffler. A second exhaust pipe is attached to the second exhaust port and is configured to facilitate passage of exhaust fluid from the second cylinder housing and toward the muffler. The second exhaust pipe extends through the space.01-28-2010
20080296076Centrifugal Clutch and Straddle Type Vehicle Including the Centrifugal Clutch - To centrifugal clutch with reduced size, which facilitates reduced width of a straddle type vehicle, includes a clutch housing on which an outer plate is mounted, and a clutch boss on which an inner plate is mounted. A roller weight is provided between the clutch housing and a rightmost outer plate. A cam surface formed on the clutch housing guides the roller weight in a direction such that the outer plate and the inner plate are press-fitted together when the roller weight moves outward in a radial direction of a secondary sheave shaft. A cam surface formed on the rightmost outer plate guides the roller weight outward in the radial direction and toward the cam surface with respect to an axial direction when the roller weight moves outward in the radial direction of the secondary sheave shaft.12-04-2008
20080202835Structure of Side Cover for Motorcycle - A motorcycle has a frame cover that covers at least a part of a body frame. A body cover is disposed on left and right sides of the body frame. A front cover covers a region below a steering handle. A leg shield is attached to the front cover and is formed with an opening that opens toward a front part of the motorcycle to allow wind in to cool the engine. The frame cover has a cable crossing portion that extends in a direction crossing an extension direction of a cable extending along the body frame, in order to prevent exposure and projection of cables toward the outside. The frame cover also has a forwardly extending support member that is inserted into the opening of the leg shield and supports the leg shield.08-28-2008
20080314669MOTORCYCLE AIRBOX WITH FLOW-ENHANCING SHAPE - A motorcycle having a frame, at least two wheels mounted for rotation relative to the frame, an engine coupled to the frame, and an air intake system coupled to the engine. The air intake system includes an intake port having an intake axis along which air enters the intake port, and an airbox having an inlet opening in communication with the atmosphere and an outlet opening in communication with the intake port. The airbox further includes a contoured baffle positioned adjacent the intake port and adapted to guide air from the inlet opening toward and into the intake port. The contoured baffle preferably includes a guide surface (e.g., a three-dimensionally contoured surface that approximates a tractroid) positioned substantially in alignment with the intake axis. For example, a least one tangent line of the guide surface can pass through the intake port.12-25-2008
20110100741ADJUSTABLE HANDLEBAR ASSEMBLY FOR A SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE - An adjustable handlebar assembly for a saddle-type vehicle includes a base member, a support member, a left handlebar and a right handlebar. The support member is rotatably coupled to the base member and each of the left handlebar and the right handlebar is attached to the support member. The support member is configured to permit the left handlebar and the right handlebar to be selectively moved relative to the support member and the base member, independently of one another, to selectively adjust each of the left handlebar and the right handlebar in respective, generally longitudinal directions along a saddle-type vehicle, when the adjustable handlebar assembly is pivotally coupled to a frame of the saddle-type vehicle.05-05-2011
20110100742STRADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE - A straddle-type vehicle includes a canister that is arranged to be warmed up during an operation of an engine and is arranged to be cooled down during a stop of the engine. In the straddle-type vehicle, a fuel tank is arranged over an engine, at least a portion of a carburetor that constitutes a throttle body is arranged below the fuel tank and behind a cylinder and a cylinder head, and at least a portion of a canister is arranged between the fuel tank and the cylinder head.05-05-2011
20080314670FUEL PUMP MOUNTING FOR A MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle having at least two wheels, a fuel tank for storing fuel, a fuel pump positioned in an opening in the fuel tank, and a retaining clip (e.g., a snap ring, circlip, a cotter pin, a hair pin, a clevis pin, a roll pin, an e-clip, a c-clip, a retainer spring, or a toothed washer) securing the fuel pump in the opening. In one embodiment, the opening is adapted to receive the fuel pump in an axial direction, and the opening is formed by a seal surface (e.g., substantially cylindrical in shape) that is substantially parallel to the axial direction. In this embodiment, the fuel pump includes a pump housing and a gasket (e.g., an O-ring) positioned between the pump housing and the seal surface.12-25-2008
20090260908STRADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE - A straddle-type vehicle includes an engine, an air intake pipe, a throttle valve being controlled in accordance with an operation amount of an accelerator grip, an engine rotating speed detector or a vehicle speed detector, and an electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU increases the opening degree of the throttle valve or maintains the opening degree at a constant value until the engine rotating speed reaches a set rotating speed which is smaller than a prescribed rotating speed, but if the engine rotating speed exceeds the set rotating speed, the ECU reduces the opening degree of the throttle valve irrespective of operation of the accelerator grip.10-22-2009
20100096206MOTORCYCLE CONFIGURED TO FACILITATE ACCESS TO ENGINE CYLINDER - A motorcycle includes a main frame having left and right main frame members which each extend obliquely downwardly and rearwardly from a forward end to a rearward end. The forward end of the main frame includes a steering interface and the rearward end of the main frame includes a swingarm interface. An engine is attached to the main frame. A swingarm is attached to the swingarm interface and supports a rear wheel. A seat is attached to the main frame at an attachment location. The main frame, the swingarm, and the seat together at least partially define an open space of sufficient size to facilitate substantially complete access to the second cylinder head when the motorcycle is fully assembled.04-22-2010
20120118658MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle is described. The motorcycle has an inverted engine with an engine block standing above a thermal assembly, and a fore carriage and a rear carriage positioned at two opposed sides of the engine block. The engine block comprises connection members of the front carriage and connection members of the rear carriage. The connection between the front carriage and the rear carriage is obtained exclusively through the engine block.05-17-2012
20100243359STEP HOLDER ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE FOR A SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE, AND VEHICLE INCORPORATING SAME - A saddle-type vehicle includes a passenger step member, a brake pedal, a step holder having the passenger step member and the brake pedal mounted thereon, and a master cylinder adapted to convert a tread force from the brake pedal into brake pressure. The master cylinder is mounted on a support bracket, which is separate from the step holder. The support bracket and the step holder are temporarily assembled with each other, and are co-fastened to a vehicle body frame of the vehicle such that a gap is formed between the support bracket and the step holder. During operation of the vehicle, such configuration of the support bracket and the step holder having the gap formed therebetween minimizes transmission of vibration from the support bracket to the step holder.09-30-2010
20100187036MOTORCYCLE EQUIPPED WITH AN EXHAUST GAS PURIFYING APPARATUS WITH IMPROVED LAYOUT - An exhaust pipe includes a catalyst housing portion arranged to be at least partially positioned in a space disposed between a shock absorber and a rear wheel, and a catalyst is disposed in the catalyst housing portion.07-29-2010
20120247857Turbocharger for Motorcycle - A motorcycle with V-type engine employs a turbocharger and necessary components arranged in an advantageous layout such that it does not interfere with the rider's legs or feet. The turbocharger system includes a turbocharger positioned fore of the front cylinder, aft of the front wheel, and below the front exhaust port. The rear cylinder exhaust pipe routes on a horizontal plane adjacent to the lower area of the cylinders, as to not interfere with the rider's legs or feet. The turbocharger lubrication system includes a vented oil holding tank fastened to the turbocharger's oil outlet port, in conjunction with an electric pump to transfer the oil from the holding tank back to the engine crankcase for the reason that the level of the turbocharger oil outlet is lower than the level of the engine's oil sump level. The intake plenum is secured to the throttle body assembly by fasteners entering through the bottom of said throttle body that screw into tapped holes of the lower section of the intake plenum, such that the structure does not interfere or impede the incoming airflow.10-04-2012
20120211295SADDLE-RIDING TYPE VEHICLE - An antilock brake control unit in a saddle-riding type vehicle includes a storage box disposed behind a head pipe and above an engine unit with a fuel tank disposed behind the storage box and obliquely above and behind the engine unit. A riding seat is disposed above the fuel tank. A seat supporting frame extends rearwardly and upwardly from rear parts of a pair of left and right main frames and crosses a front part of a fuel tank provided between the pair of left and right main frames with an upper end of the seat supporting frame supporting a front part of a riding seat. An antilock brake control unit is disposed at a position covered with the seat supporting frame from above.08-23-2012
20100012416RACK-MOUNTED STORAGE CASE FOR A MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle including a frame, an engine mounted to the frame, two wheels mounted for rotation to the frame with at least one of the wheels operably coupled to the engine, a rack coupled to the frame, and a storage case. The storage case including a body and a latch. The body defining a cavity and an opening that provides access to the cavity, and the body including a base that has a recess shaped to receive a portion of the rack. The latch is movably coupled to the base and is movable between an open position that provides access to the recess, and a closed position that inhibits access to the recess. The storage case is movable between an attached position where the portion of the rack is positioned within the recess and the latch is in the closed position, and a detached position where the latch is in the open position and the portion of the rack is positioned outside of the recess.01-21-2010
20100012415MOTORCYCLE HAVING A MULTI-PIECE FRAME ASSEMBLY - A motorcycle includes a first frame having a steering head and a first mount, an engine-transmission assembly coupled to the first frame, a steering assembly pivotably coupled to the steering head, a front wheel rotatably coupled to the steering assembly, a swing arm assembly pivotably coupled to the first frame, a rear wheel rotatably coupled to the swing arm assembly, a second frame having a second mount coupled to the first mount with a threaded fastener, and a suspension component having a first end coupled to the swing arm assembly and a second end coupled to the second frame. Forces exerted by the suspension component on the first frame are directed through the second frame and the second mount.01-21-2010
20120073891FOLDABLE SCOOTER - Embodiments of the invention describe a quadrilateral frame to be utilized by a two-wheeled vehicle. The quadrilateral frame may include front and rear vertical assemblies, top and bottom collapsible horizontal assemblies, the horizontal assemblies to collapse vertically. By collapsing the horizontal assemblies of the quadrilateral frame, it is to be understood that the space occupied by the vehicle when it is not in use is significantly reduced.03-29-2012
20120312619EVAPORATED FUEL CONTROL DEVICE FOR SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLES - There is provided an evaporated fuel control device for a saddle-type vehicle in which an air supply passage is laid out without being disposed at a higher position than a fuel tank. The fuel tank 12-13-2012
20110120795Protective device for motorcycle fuel tank - A protective device for a motorcycle fuel tank is an integral unitary component with a lower section and an upper section. The lower section of the component consists of a pliable, hard, yet resilient gel or foam pad or cushion with a curved interior surface configured to be positioned over the rear end of a motorcycle fuel tank. The upper section consists of a flexible top panel. An adhesive is provided on the surface of the bottom of the protective device, which, when placed atop the rear surface of the tank, affixes the protective device on and over the tank. The adhesive immoveably secures the device and serves to maintain it in position. The device serves to protect both the groin of the rider from discomfort and the surface of the tank from damage.05-26-2011
20120318598MOTORCYCLE - The motorcycle comprises a chassis frame (12-20-2012
20120267182MOTORCYCLE WITH SUPERCHARGER - A motorcycle includes a combustion engine (E) of a type, in which a cylinder block (10-25-2012
20120318597Portable Winch Stow Plate - A stow plate is provided for supporting a winch having a pair of drum supports, at least one tie rod extending between the pair of drum supports, a drum rotatably supported between the pair of drum supports and a motor for rotatably driving the drum. The stow plate includes a plate having at least one hook extending from a surface of the plate. At least one mounting flange extends from the plate at a spaced location from the hook, wherein the hook is adapted to be engageable with the at least one tie rod of the winch and the at least one mounting flange includes a first aperture adapted to be aligned with a second aperture associated with at least one of the pair of drum supports. A mounting pin is adapted to be removably received in the first and second apertures for securing the winch to the stow plate.12-20-2012
20120318599TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE - A two-wheeled vehicle is disclosed. The two-wheeled vehicle may include highway bars. The two-wheeled vehicle may include a steering axis which is tilted relative to a fork axis. The two-wheeled vehicle may be configured in a faring configuration and in a non-fairing configuration.12-20-2012
20120298437MOTORIZED APPARATUS AND MOMENT IMPARTING DEVICE - A combination motorized and propelled apparatus and moment imparting device is provided to improve the stability of the apparatus in motion with regard to pitch, roll and yaw. The moment imparting device uses one or more rotational members rotating around one or more axes to create a net rotational moment force around a desired axis of rotation. The moment imparting device is in communication with the motorized apparatus to translate that moment force to the motorized apparatus to improve stability or induce a desired rotation.11-29-2012
20100230199MOTORCYCLE HAVING A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL REAR BRAKE CALIPER BRACKET - A motorcycle includes a rear brake caliper bracket coupled to the swingarm. In some constructions, the rear brake caliper bracket includes a caliper mounting portion and a license plate mounting portion. In some constructions, the rear brake caliper bracket includes an axle engaging portion secures and retains the axle relative to the swingarm in a desired position along the axis of rotation. In some constructions, the rear brake caliper bracket is disposed at a laterally outward side of the swingarm and includes a caliper mounting portion, first and second swingarm engaging portions, and an axle engaging portion. In such constructions, the motorcycle may further include an axle adjusting member engaged with the rear brake caliper bracket and operable to adjust the position of the axle relative to the swingarm.09-16-2010
20120285762MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle includes a motorcycle frame, a pivoting unit, a seat, and a motorcycle body cover which includes side covers. The pivoting unit includes a drive unit, a rear wheel and a rear fender, and is supported pivotably by the motorcycle frame. Each side cover includes a first lower edge portion extending obliquely in a rearward and upward direction, and a second lower edge portion extending from a rear end of the first lower edge portion obliquely in a rearward and upward direction. The side cover includes a rear end, which is at a more forward position than the center of the rear wheel. The rear fender covers the rear wheel from above, and extends from below the first lower edge portion and the second lower edge portion to a more rearward position than the rear end of the rear wheel in a side view.11-15-2012
20130020143SADDLE RIDING VEHICLE - A saddle riding vehicle includes a vehicle body frame, a front wheel, a rear wheel, a power unit, a shift actuator, and an actuator guard. The power unit has a transmission and a shift mechanism for the transmission. The shift actuator is to actuate the shift mechanism and is attached to a lower portion of a side face of the power unit. The actuator guard is to protect the shift actuator from an obstacle and includes a guard frame and a guard member. The guard frame extends in a forward and backward direction of the saddle riding vehicle below the shift actuator. The guard frame is connected to the vehicle body frame. The guard member is connected to the guard frame and covers a lower face and an outer side face of the shift actuator.01-24-2013
20080236923MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle includes a front part having a steering mechanism with which a front wheel is steered based on the manipulation of the steering of a steering handle, and a swing mechanism extending from either a body frame and an engine for vertically movably supporting the steering mechanism. The steering mechanism is connected to the swing mechanism via a lower spherical bearing and an upper spherical bearing.10-02-2008
20080223642Motorcycle - A motorcycle that reliably supports a load imposed on a seat while increasing charging efficiency. An intake pipe is provided in a center area in a width direction and extends rearward across and beyond an upper cross member. Left and right seat rails are provided on opposite sides of the intake pipe, and are connected to left and right main frames at portions forward of a point at which the intake pipe exceeds the upper cross member in height.09-18-2008
20120247858MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle with an ABS module disposed to make it hard to affect the layout of other components while suppressing the influence of vibration on the ABS module. A motorcycle includes rear frames joined to corresponding rear portions of the main frames and extending upwardly and rearwardly at a position below the corresponding seat frames. Front wheel braking members apply a braking force to a front wheel. An ABS module is connected to the front wheel braking means. A seat is supported on the upper portions of the seat frames. The ABS module has at least a portion disposed below the seat and between the seat frames and the rear frames as viewed from the side. The ABS module is suspended and supported by front and rear cross stays spanned between the pair of seat frames via a front elastic members and a rear elastic member.10-04-2012
20100307852TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE - A two-wheeled vehicle is disclosed. The two-wheeled vehicle may include a passenger hand grip which is stowable under a straddle seat of the vehicle. The two-wheeled vehicle may include saddlebags having an open bottom.12-09-2010
20100314188ELECTRICAL COMPONENT MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF MOTORCYCLE - In a motorcycle in which an electrical component including an engine control unit is mounted, a bridge bent to protrude upward is bridged between each of coupling portions in which a right and left pair of main frames and a right and left pair of body frames are coupled, and the engine control unit is disposed in an inner space of the bridge thereby to cover right and left sides of the engine control unit.12-16-2010
20130180792MOTORCYCLE WITH ADJUSTABLE GEOMETRY - The invention is a motorcycle with a main frame (07-18-2013
20110308874CANISTER DEVICE FOR MOTORCYCLE - A motorcycle includes a pair of left and right main frames, a fuel tank placed on an upper side of the main frames, an engine suspended on a lower side of the main frames and provided with a cylinder assembly and a crankcase, and a canister that adsorbs an evaporated fuel gas generated in the fuel tank, wherein the canister is arranged inside the main frames in a plan view of the motorcycle and is disposed on a rear side of the cylinder assembly and on an upper side of the crankcase of the engine in a side view of the motorcycle.12-22-2011
20100065362Canister-holding structure for supporting a cylindrical canister in a vehicle, combined canister and canister-holding structure, and motorcycle incorporating same - A canister holding structure for mounting an evaporative emissions canister, having a cylindrical body portion, to a vehicle body. A central axis of the cylindrical body portion extends in a direction other than perpendicular to a ground surface. The canister holding structure includes a holding member, including an annular portion which substantially surrounds the cylindrical body portion of the canister, and a fixing portion for attaching to the vehicle body. Positioning structure is provided for positioning the canister in relation to the holding member. The positioning structure is provided to both the annular portion and the canister. In one illustrative embodiment, the positioning structure includes at least one projection provided on a periphery of the cylindrical body portion of the canister, and multiple holes provided in the annular portion of the holding member, where each of the multiple holes is engageable with the projection.03-18-2010

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