Thumper (motorcycle)


Thumper (motorcycle)

A thumper is a motorcycle powered by a large capacity single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, so called due to the thump-thump-thump sound the engine makes.

Thumpers have good low-end power and are most often dirt-oriented bikes or dual sport motorcycles.

Some examples include the BMW F650, Kawasaki KLR, and Suzuki DR.

Harley Davidson converted the V-twin of its discontinued Sportster 1000 engine to make the 492cc (30.02 cubic inches) air-cooled power plant for its belt-driven Buell Blast model.

ee also

* Types of motorcycle

External links

* [http://www.thumperpage.com/ The Thumper Page]
* [http://www.thumperstuff.com/about.html History of thumpers]
* [http://jeff.dean.home.att.net/r27faq.htm BMW R27 FAQ]
* [http://www.offroadjunkies.com/ Discussion Board for Off-Road Thumpers]
* [http://www.thumpertalk.com ThumperTalk.com]
* [http://www.thumperclub.com The Thumper Club]
* [http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/20164/20164.html?1155360102 Bad Weather Bikers Thumper Page]


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