Ossa Releases The Explorer Motorcycle
File under Special-Bikes
Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
The vintage off-road motorcycle brand, OSSA , re-born from the ashes of their demise, and after a long hiatus (see related articles below), had come back in 2009 with a trial motorcycle, the Ossa TR280i. Now, the Spanish manufacturer have released details of their new motorcycle, the Ossa Explorer.
Based on the well selling TR280i, the new motorcycle is an off-road motorcycle that can be used for those that want to explore the countryside, without the benefit of roads, in other words, true off-roading. The first Explorer was unveiled back in 1972 in Paris, and the new creation maintains its style and ease of use.
The liquid cooled 272 cc 2-stroke injection engine is a motorcycle that is in-between a Trial and an Enduro motorcycle; very light (74 kilos) and with an 8.6 liter fuel tank.
The bike has a 6 speed transmission, and Injection Start System using a lithium battery. The motorcycle is ideal to jump obstacles with a low center of gravity and low saddle (820 mm height) and a ground clearance of 340 mm.
The bike will be on sale in Europe starting March 2012, and worldwide at a later stage. The motorcycle is going to be sold for around €5900. The official unveiling will be at EICMA in November.
Click here to access the Ossa web site .
Cylinder Size 272,2 cc
Type 2T monocylinder Inverted with reed rox admission
Cooling Liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke 76x60 mm
Injection Indirect Electronic Injection by KOKUSAN
Ignition EFI Kokusan assisted by a Lithium battery
Clutch Multi-disc hydraulic wet clutch
Gearbox 6 speeds
Transmission Primary transmission by gears, final transmission by chain.
Lubrication Mixture 100% synthetic oil lubrication 0.9%
Transmission oil 350 cc. of Gear Extreme type 75 W oil.
Type Tubular Cr-Mo / Aluminium with patented Fuel Tank by OSSA
Front Suspension Marzocchi Hydraulic Fork 40 mm.
Extension and compression adjustable
Shock Absorber Hydraulic Monoshock
Extension and spring load adjustable
Front brake ø 185 mm disc with 2 piston caliper
Rear brake ø 160 mm disc with 2 piston caliper
Rims 28 Spoke Rims
Front tyre 1.6 x 21 80/100-21
Rear tyre 2.15 x 18 120/100-18
Engine protector Made in AA7075 T6
Quickstart lever Forged aluminium
Gear lever forged in aluminium.
Gear and rear brake levers with retractable tips.
Wheelbase 1.328 mm
Seat height 820 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 340 mm
Tank capacity 8,6 liters
Weight (no fuel) 74