Thumpstar

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Thumpstar is the original mini moto/pit bike manufacturer, which was established in 2004 by Timothy Hunter. Timothy himself was a racer and while attending a Trade Fair back in late 2003 along with his good friend he stumbled across a pit bike, felt the necessity to import it. To make whole lot better, in April 2004 he signed a contract with a Taiwanese Company to help build these bikes. The company instantly drove to fame when it did initial business of 45 million dollars in its first 13 months. However, the success was short lived due to many counterfeit and dealer’s problems in certain countries, things soon came crashing down. In Early 2010 Hornet Industries PTY LTD took over Thumpstar and gave life back to the brand, with important goals of high quality and competitive pricing. Today Thumpstar is widely recognized as minibike around the globe Thumpstar has sold about 40,000 motorcycles and is a huge distributor in majority of the western countries, like New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Ireland, Europe, Russia and South Africa. [1]


History[edit]

Timothy Hunter an Australian bike racer established Thumpstar in 2004, he signed with a Taiwanese Company to help build the bikes and used a Manufacturing Plant in China and it all took off from there. Timothy in an interview tells the story behind the emergence of Thumpster: “Well a good friend of mine attended a Trade Fair back in late 2003 and he stumbled across a pit bike and mentioned that we should import this product. So basically we did and it was not long after that I knew I could make one a whole lot better. So in April 2004 I signed a contract with a Taiwanese Company to help build these bikes.” Thumster very early established as a renowned pit bike manufacturer by selling over 35,000 in first 13 months and by supplying dealers in over 20 countries. The success was short lived due to many counterfeit and problems with some of the dealer’s in other countries, things then came crashing down.

Timothy then decided to start afresh with Terra Moto. With the new venture, he opened divisions in different regions of the world to accommodate the demand for the product and the importers rose to over 20 countries then. So the different centers were named as Terra-Moto Europe, Terra-Moto the Americas and Terra- Moto Asia Pacific. Stoney Creek Powersports turned the importer for Australia, who was formally parents company. By this stage, everyone developed “Mini Moto” “Pit Bike” craze. Somehow, the brand just did not take off like Thumpstar and had a clumsy downfall.

In early 2010, Hornet Industries PVT LTD gave life back to Thumpstar. It resurrected and reincarnated, this time emerged with important goals of high quality and competitive pricing.[2]

Model History[edit]

Thumpstar has created hard hitting, podium finishing bikes for a decade now. “It’s what’s inside that counts” and Thumpstar has counted a heap of upgrades to the new range that are leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. This affordable dirt-ripping machine packs the biggest punch of excitement for its riders. Following are the Models of thumpster starting from 2004 to till date.


2004 Hunge 10 110cc[edit]

Timothy Hunter in 2004 established Thumpster with model- Huge 10 110cc. This bike got instant popularity after its release in the market among bike lovers. It is a four stroke 110cc and had an electric start.

2005 Hunge 25 125cc[edit]

After a year, Thumpster released its second model Huge 25 125cc in the market.

2006 Pro125cc[edit]

In the third year, the company released its third model. The model Thumpstar Pro Hunge 125 with alloy frame was one most popular model of Thumpstars. Lightweight and good performed gave it a good reputation, this model can be found in most countries around the world.

2006 Road Ripper 125cc[edit]

Road Ripper 125cc was another model released with Pro125cc in the year 2006. The model originated in china and got EEC approval. The engine implanted in it is Full Euro II approved Four Stroke 125cc.

Model description

  • 4 Speed manual clutch gearbox (twist & go)
  • 3M Genuine Factory Thumpstar graphics
  • Unique Roadripper graphics
  • Braided Brake Lines
  • Wave Rotor front and rear discs
  • Twin high rise adjustable rearview mirrors
  • Free style raiser handlebars
  • Alloy billeted handle bar raisers
  • Performance exhaust- full billeted tail end
  • Super Motard 12inch Road Tyres
  • Full Standard alloy swingarm
  • Fork side Saftey reflectors

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2007 Terra Moto Krusha 125cc[edit]

Timothy Hunter joined with Terra Moto in 2007 and launched two significant models Terra Moto Krusha 125cc and Terra-Moto TDX125F PRO. Both were successful to drag the attention of bike lovers in the world. Krusha 125cc is one of the best models in Terra Motto series. Launched in 2007, this model has a four speed strong engine with an endurance to cross all Road and off Road type.


Model Description

  • 125cc 4stroke
  • 2 valve
  • Electric Start
  • Manual clutch
  • Conventional telescopic fork
  • Cradle mount high tensile 11A oval spinal frame
  • Fully adjustable rebound and compression rear shock
  • 28mm tapered bars with Forged/CNC Triple Clamps
  • Twin piston front break caliber with braided brake lines
  • Stainless/Alloy exhaust system with removable Quit Insert
  • 5-D Shot-0VA patent design plastic
  • Driving type is chain system

2007-Terra-Moto TDX125F PRO[edit]

After joining with Terra Motto, Thumpster launched two great bike models in the market: Terra Moto Krusha 125cc and Terra-Moto TDX125F PRO. PRO had a four speed powerful engine and was able to divert consumers’ interest very early.

Model Description

  • 25cc 4stroke
  • 2 valve
  • 5plate clutch
  • Manual clutch
  • USD Marzocchi Fork - Made in Italy
  • Perimeter Spare Frame with 3 point engine mounting
  • Fully adjustable FastAce Rear Shock
  • Stainless/Alloy exhaust system with removable Quit Insert
  • Front Twin Pot Caliber Break System
  • Break away front levers and 28mm oversized Bars
  • 5-D Shot-0VA patent design plastic

2011 TSX 150cc[edit]

Terra Moto was not able to reach the height set by former Thumpster. Therefore, in 2010 Hornet Industries PVT LTD took over and gave life back to the brand. Hornet started with a grand launch of a new model TSX 150cc in 2011. This model was a success to recreate the interest among the bike lovers. This led to the grand success of thumpster, resulting into reestablished of the brand in the market with the same rigor. The new model TSX 150cc ha the following specification:

Model description

  • Semi Auto 4 speed 88cc engine
  • Fully Adjustable USD Forks
  • 12inch Front Wheel with Disc
  • Pro Taper Bars
  • Heavy Duty Footpeg & Footpeg Mounts
  • High Rise Seat
  • Similar to CRF50 but with the upgrades

2012 TSR 125cc[edit]

After a successful year hornet launched another model TSR 125cc in 2012. The model added to the successful unending voyage of thumpster. Model Description

  • 125cc Z 13k Engine – Revs to 13,000rpm
  • Mikuni Carb
  • 4130 Chromoly Frame with Cradle
  • Dual Piston Front Brakes
  • Pro Taper Bars
  • ASV Foldable Levers
  • Adjustable Front & Rear Shock
  • Rim Lock
  • Sprocket lock
  • 3 Bolt Triple Clamp


Capacity

  • Maximum Speed: >100kph*
  • Maximum Load: 120kgs
  • Fuel Capacity: 3L
  • Engine Oil Capacity:950ml
  • Tube Diameter of Muffler:30mm

Dimensions

  • Seat Height: 800mm
  • Ground Clearance / Wheel Base: 315mm / 1160mm
  • G.W. / N.W.: 75/ 65 kgs
  • Package Size: 1400 x 750 x 350 mm

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2013 TSR 88cc[edit]

After two consecutive year of success, Hornet released TSR 88cc in its third year. It again oozed a desirable bike among its consumers.

Model Description

  • Semi Auto 4 speed 88cc engine
  • Fully Adjustable USD Forks
  • 12inch Front Wheel with Disc
  • Pro Taper Bars
  • Heavy Duty Footpeg and Footpeg Mounts
  • High Rise Seat
  • Similar to CRF50 but with the upgrades

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TS-X 125 LE[edit]

Thumpstar TSX 125 LE

Highlights

  • 125cc Engine
  • Mikuni Carb
  • 4130 Chromoly Frame with Cradle
  • Dual Piston Front Brakes
  • Pro Taper Bars
  • Adjustable Rear Shock
  • Rim Lock
  • Sprocket lock

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TS-X 125 BW[edit]

Highlights

  • 125cc Engine
  • 17 inch Front Wheel / 14 inch Rear Wheel
  • Mikuni Carb
  • 4130 Chromoly Frame with Cradle
  • Dual Piston Front Brakes
  • Pro Taper Bars
  • Foldable Levers
  • Adjustable Rear Shock
  • Rim Lock
  • Sprocket lock
  • 3 Bolt Triple Clamp

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TS-X 140 BW[edit]

Highlights

  • 140cc Engine
  • 17 inch Front Wheel / 14 inch Rear Wheel
  • 30mm Mikuni Carb
  • 4130 Chromoly Frame with Cradle
  • Dual Piston Front Brakes
  • Pro Taper Bars
  • Foldable Levers
  • Adjustable Rear Shock
  • Rim Lock
  • Sprocket lock
  • 3 Bolt Triple Clamp

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TS 125[edit]

In 2013 the Thumpstar has done some major upgrades, to provide maximum reliability & strength but in an affordable price range, many of the other brands on the market are known for teething problems, especially the cheaper and older models, Thumpstar from many years of experience has gone all out to eliminate these problems on all our models. Use of a Genuine Mikuni Carb made in Japan, these proven carbs provide smooth power and reliability. “Sprocket lock tab” and rim lock to the rear wheel, which stops flat tyres from “Valve Ripping” were also added changes. Use of cradle frame was done so that footpegs were mounted to the frame rather than engine casings. Disc brake models were used for Dual Piston Front Brakes to increase safety.

Highlights

  • 125CC kick start engine, N 1234.
  • Manual clutch,neutral gear start.
  • 26mm carburetor.
  • Heavy duty footpeg mount
  • Engine bash plate
  • Foldable clutch lever
  • Thumpstar Grips
  • Dual piston front brake
  • CNC Thumpstar red engine dress up kit
  • Sprocket with locking tab
  • Black rim front14 inch/rear 12 inch
  • Dirt knoby tyre front 14 rear 12
  • CRF50CC red plastics

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EG 110[edit]

Highlights

  • engine:110cc Zongshen – Single cylinder,4stroke , air-cooling
  • Engine displacement(ml):110cc
  • Bore and Stroke(mm×mm): 54×54mm
  • Max.Power(kw/r/min) :6.3/〔7500(1±5%)
  • Max.Torque (N.m/r/min):8.8/〔5500(1±5%)〕
  • Engine Compression Ratio:9.0:1
  • Starting mode: electric start
  • Transmission mode: chain driven
  • Lanyard
  • Brake type(front/Rear):drum/disc
  • Shift speed type: 3+1 & 1+1
  • Clutch mode: semi-auto
  • Fuel tank: 4.3L
  • Max loading : 100 kg
  • Seat Height(mm): 700mm
  • Minimum ground clearance(mm): 210mm
  • Top speed(km/h): around 45KM/H
  • Tire(front/rear):19×7.00 – 8;18×9.5-8
  • Dual “A” arm swing
  • Product dimensions: 1420mm*940mm*660mmCarton dimensions: 1200×760×640mm
  • N.W:105kg ; G.W:120KG
  • Carton dimensions: 1200×760×640mm
  • N.W:105kg ; G.W:120KG

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Kids Bike[edit]

TS-K 50[edit]

TS-K 50cc is a bike for kids learning to ride, perfect size for 5-8years. This smallest bike in the Thumpstar kids range is packed with big features for little learners, including removable training wheels, which will make it easy for confidence to grow, and lanyard will ensure your little rider does not get too extreme and if they do just pull the lanyard and the power will be disconnected. TS-K 50cc is electric start. Super-low 600mm seat-height, allowing even the smallest of riders to enjoy the thrills of dirt bike riding, and when they have out grown 600mm seat height, there is a 650mm seat.

Highlights

  • Training Wheels
  • Lanyard (For quick power disconnect)
  • 50cc Electric Start GPX Engine
  • Semi Automatic Gearbox
  • 2 x Seats (High & Low)
  • Oversized Footpegs
  • Same Size as Honda CRF50

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TS-K 110[edit]

The newest member of the Thumpstar family is TS-K 110cc. Specifically designed for the younger generation of riders, TS-K 110cc is the perfect fit for 8-12 year old. The 110cc four-stroke engine offers smooth power and torque, whilst the responsive four-speed semi-auto transmission will leave the pack behind.

The TS-K 110cc offers grown-up features; the adjustable front forks with disc brakes lends big-bike appeal to the compact ride, and alloy swingarm for light weight and balance rigidity, we forget to mention its electric start, so one push and you will be leading the field and having fun years to come. Highlights

  • Semi Auto 4 speed 110cc engine
  • Electric Start
  • Fully Adjustable USD Forks
  • Disc Brakes
  • Pro Taper Bars
  • ASV Lever
  • Heavy Duty Footpeg & Footpeg Mounts
  • High Rise Seat
  • Similar to KLX110/CRF70/CRF110/TTR110

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