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Saturday, October 7, 2023

Is this a motorcycle or what?

Unique ONES - In the era of shrinking automobiles, where cars are downsizing and even morphing into three-wheeled contraptions, it's not just the four-wheelers that are undergoing dramatic changes. The world of two-wheelers in the automobile industry is also in the throes of a significant transformation.
Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike. (Picture from: HaapanRakyat)
Whether you prioritize mileage, aesthetics, power, or any other aspect, there's an incredible amount of research and innovation happening in the realm of motorcycles and scooters. But what would you say to a motorcycle that challenges the very concept of two-wheeled transport and transforms into a rare four-wheeled creature that your eyes may find bewildering?
Lazareth LM847 is build by Lazareth Motoring, a French/Swiss company, and the name is a reference to its power: eight cylinders and 4.7L of displacement. (Picture from: MCS)
Would you still classify it as a motorcycle? After all, by definition, motorcycles are expected to have just two wheels, while cars are meant to have four. However, the boundaries are blurring, with a growing number of motorcycles adopting a four-wheel configuration. From the iconic Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike to the more recent entrant at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, the Lazareth LM847 V8-engined bike, the lines are becoming increasingly blurred.
Lazareth LM847 packs a Maserati V8 into a leaning quad frame. (Picture from: MCS)
Enter the 2010 Cosmos 4RW V8 Muscle Bike, a machine that oscillates between the realms of the bizarre and the awe-inspiring. This extraordinary creation is the brainchild of Brazilian mechanical engineer Amadeu Ferreira Junior, conceived back in 2009. At its heart, this motorcycle houses a 350-cubic-inch Chevy ZZ4 crate engine, capable of unleashing a staggering 355 horsepower and a jaw-dropping 405 pound-feet of torque.

Now, those are power figures that can propel a 4,000-pound hotrod at breakneck speeds, let alone a relatively modest 1,047-pound motorcycle. This unique beast offers a mere three gears, plus a reverse gear because trying to manually roll this heavyweight machine backward would be an exercise in futility.
2010 Cosmos 4RW V8 Muscle Bike extraordinary creation is the brainchild of Brazilian engineer Amadeu Ferreira Junior, conceived back in 2009. (Picture from: RideMachine)
What sets this monstrosity apart is its quartet of wheels, each measuring 17 inches in diameter. While you'd typically expect two wheels in the front and two in the back, the Cosmos 4RW V8 Muscle Bike challenges conventions by seamlessly blending its pairs together. This design innovation means that only riders of substantial stature might find themselves comfortable atop this mechanical behemoth. However, it comes with an added advantage - the stability provided by those two sizable wheels ensures that you won't be toppling over due to a lack of balance.
2010 Cosmos 4RW V8 Muscle Bike sports a mono-block chassis, with an overall length of 2.60 meters and a frame measuring 0.9 meters. (Picture from: CoolThings)
Now, let's talk numbers. The Cosmos 4RW V8 Muscle Bike comes with a hefty price tag, ringing in at a staggering $93,200 (approximately Rp.1.22 billion). However, for those who prefer a slightly tamer version with just two wheels, a relatively more affordable option is available at $82,100 (approximately Rp.1.07 billion). Yes, it's undeniably a steep price to pay for the thrill of owning one of these engineering marvels.

In a world where the boundaries between motorcycles and cars are becoming increasingly blurred, the Cosmos 4RW V8 Muscle Bike stands as a testament to human ingenuity and the relentless pursuit of pushing the limits of what's possible in the world of transportation. Whether you consider it a motorcycle, a unique hybrid, or a statement of bold innovation, there's no denying that this mechanical marvel is a remarkable addition to the ever-evolving landscape of automotive engineering.
As we continue to witness the evolution of vehicles, from compact cars to unconventional motorcycles like the Cosmos 4RW V8 Muscle Bike, it's clear that innovation knows no bounds. With engineers and designers pushing the envelope, we can only imagine what exciting and unconventional creations the future holds for us on the roads of tomorrow.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops.....*** [EKA [11032016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GEEKOLOGIE | MCS | RIDEMACHINE | COOLTHINGS ]
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