Patent Number: 6,332,505

Title: Radiator structure for motorcycle

Abstract: By providing a main flame extending from a head pipe and a radiator below a front part of the main frame in a motorcycle having the radiators arranged to the side of the vehicle, it becomes possible to arrange the radiator close to the main frame by providing an upper indentation in an upper corner of an upper tank towards the center of the vehicle. It also becomes possible to arrange the radiator close to an exhaust pipe by providing a lower indentation in a lower outer corner of the lower tank. An upper tank and a lower tank are the same molded part and can therefore be made with a single mold. Since the upper indented sections are provided, there is no interference between the main frame and the radiator. Since the lower indented sections are provided, there is no interference between the mainframe and an exhaust pipe. Furthermore, it is possible to increase the core surface area (heat radiation characteristics) of the middle of the radiator. Accordingly, there is no need for a plurality of molding processes and it is possible to reduce the manufacturing cost of the radiator.

Inventors: Tateshima; Yoshinobu (Saitama, JP), Kato; Yuichi (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B62K 11/00 (20060101); F02B 61/02 (20060101); F02B 61/00 (20060101); B62K 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018