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Showing posts with label Cafe Racer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cafe Racer. Show all posts

Monday, September 19, 2022

An Italian Nembo motorcycle applied a unique upside-down engine

~Unique ONE~ Did you know the motorcycle engine configurations are not only limited to one-cylinder inline, two-cylinders inline, V-twin, L-twin, radial engines, etc. Turn out there are many other unique engines that you may not have known about before. There's one thing could be said also to be the determinant of the success of an engine is its placement position, at least that's what an Italian motorcycle manufacturer named Nembo Motorciclette believes.
The Nembo Super 32 Rovescio has a quite unique upside-down position engine, which is an air-cooled three-cylinder engine with a single overhead cam and two valves per cylinder. (Picture from: OddBike)
The company itself was a small Italian company run by Danielle Sabatini, in which all motorcycle manufacturing process done by hand skills, and also using modern manufacturing tools for machine casting, CNC processing and turning machine parts. One of the unique machines made by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer is a prototype motorcycle named Nembo Super 32 Rovescio, the name means 3 cylinder, 2 liter, reversed.
It was further stated that an upside-down machine installation like this is believed to be able to concentrate the pay load in the center of gravity. (Picture from: OddBike)
Although the motorbike name was a quite unique, and maybe it's the first time you've known about. So far the Nembo Super 32 has been built on request only and two prototypes have been built. Two of the first prototypes were built with 1,814 cc engines and had debuted in January 2011. After that the motorcycle maker will start producing a small range of this unique Nembo Super 32 motorcycle equipped with an upside-down 2,000 cc engine.
The Nembo Motorciclette's crew including the boss Danielle Sabatini posed along with the Nembo Super 32 Rovescio during the motorbike test at the Autodromo di Adria. (Picture from: OddBike)
Unmatigated, this Nembo motorcycle even applying a quite fantastic engine, which is an air-cooled three-cylinder engine with a single overhead cam and two valves per cylinder. This powertrain has been upgraded from 1,850 cc to 2,100 cc, and of course you can already guess how fast this bike is. Then what's made the machine is unique due to it's installed in an upside-down position. 

And according to the motorbike maker, the position of the engine like this is inspired by the old airplane engine. It was further stated that an upside-down machine installation like this is believed to be able to concentrate the pay load in the center of gravity. Even this Italian motorcycle manufacturer also claims that their unique machines is capable of spitting out 200 hp (limited) power and 210 Nm of torque.
Daniele Sabatini sat on the saddle of his creation, the Nembo Super 32 Rovescio. (Picture from: OddBike)
Although this motorbike uses an engine with a capacity of about 2,000 cc, it does not automatically make its weight heavy, on the contrary it is stated that this Nembo motorbike weighs about 160 kg. It's really light, try to compare it with the Honda CBR250RR which weighs about 165 kg. Its lightweight could be happened, thanks to the reduction of parts that are not really needed. As for the frame structure, it has been reduced a lot because the engine holder is on top.
The Nembo Super 32 Rovescio is powered by an engine with a capacity of about 2,000 cc is capable of spitting out 200 hp (limited) power and 210 Nm of torque. (Picture from: OddBike)
So then it makes the gas tank not too big, even though it looks big from the picture because it's just a unibody that covers it. Furthermore, the swing arm is also made of carbon fiber so it is not surprising that it has a light weight. For the legs, this Nembo Super 32 motorcycle is also equipped with an upside down fork from Marzocchis.
According to Sabatini, his company 2,000cc motorcycle' weight as equal as a 1,000 cc motorcycle. It is also reported that the Italian manufacturer will make 11 units of this unique motorcycle, where owner's name will be placed on the plate on their each motorcycles. Unfortunately the company has not revealed the price yet, and just stated there is no certainty because it depends on how many will produce the handmade motorcycles by the company.😅 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEMBO MOTORCICLETTE | SILODROME | ODDBIKE ]
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The Norton V4 Café Racer prototype revealed

~Iconic Café Racer~ Back in December 2021, The legendary British motorcycle manufacturer, Norton Motorcycles officially revealed the appearance of the Norton V4 Café Racer. Although still in the prototype stage, it was then shown at the Motorcycle Live 2021.
Norton have unveiled their first entirely new machine since TVS took the reigns with the Norton V4 Café Racer at the Motorcycle Live 2021. (Picture from: AmericanMotorcyclist)
As quoted from MotorcyclesNews, the Norton V4 Café Racer or V4CR was designed, engineered and built at Norton Motorcycles' global headquarters which recently opened in Solihull, England, after being taken over by India's TVS Motor Company.
The Norton V4 Café Racer is a naked café racer that builds based on the recently launched V4SV superbike, and shares the same engineering DNA and design philosophy as its sibling. (Picture from: MotorcyclesNews)
As quoted from Visordown, the Norton V4CR is a naked café racer that builds based on the recently launched V4SV superbike, and shares the same engineering DNA and design philosophy as its sibling.
The Norton V4 Café Racer was built on a foundation that uses the V4 platform lasted for 16 months where the entire construction work process was carried out in house by a team consisted of 30 crew members. (Picture from: MotorcyclesNews)
This Norton V4CR prototype is equipped with a carbon fiber fuel tank, as well as body panels, swing arms and a polished billet aluminum frame with a compact frame and a shorter rear frame. As the name suggests, the V4CR uses the 1,200cc 72-degree V4 engine taken from the V4SV, which produces a whopping 185bhp @ 12,500rpm. Torque is impressive too with 92.5ftlb @ 9000rpm.

The V4CR motorcycle project was built on a foundation that uses the V4 platform lasted for 16 months where the entire construction work process was carried out in house by Norton Motorcycles's team consisted of 30 crew members.
The Norton V4 Café Racer is powered by a 1,200cc 72-degree V4 engine taken from the V4SV, which produces a whopping 185bhp @ 12,500rpm with impressive torque of 92.5ftlb @ 9000rpm. (Picture from: MotorcyclesNews)
The V4CR prototype is said to have gone through tens of thousands of miles of road and track testing as Norton's "relentless development process" attempts to realize the vision of the V4CR motorbike project, namely to reintroduce Norton's iconic café racer heritage.
Until now there is no certainty whether the Norton V4CR motorcycle will be went into the company's production lines, as well as its price, but considering that the Norton-made motorcycles by hand is a premium items, so that the price would not be cheap.

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 | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NORTON MOTORCYCLES | MOTORCYCLESNEWS | VISORDOWN | AMERICANMOTORCYCLIST ]
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Monday, June 6, 2022

Here's Katana's fierce looks cafe fighter by Rusty Wrench Motorcycles

~Fierce BIKE~ The old sportsbike is the mainstay of custom materials for the world's builders for their projects. An example is the Suzuki GSX-R1100 with the aura of a cafe racer and a street fighter or cafe fighter produced by Rusty Wrench Motorcycles.
Suzuki GSX-R1100 custom cafe fighter by Rusty Wrench Motorcycles. (Picture from: GridOto)
In this project, the crew of Rusty Wrench Motorcycles gave the feel of the Suzuki Katana which was reflected in the headlights. For the change process, the Suzuki GSX-R1100 of the 1996 was immediately stripped down all the bodies.
The look of the Suzuki GSX-R1100 cafe fighter made fierce and macho by Rusty Wrench Motorcycles. (Picture from: GridOto)
Then a new subframe with a bolt-on model was made, which was short and minimalistic and was attached with a tiny LED stop lamp. To complete it, a custom single seat seat was installed with a combination of leather and black Alcantara.
The cockpit area is minimalist and the headlamps are in a Katana style. (Picture from: GridOto)
Next to the front, there is a motorcycle built-in tank which has been replaced with a quick action CNC model from Slingshot Racing. Then the cockpit is made simple with LSL clip-on handlebars, Nissin brake masters, and Motogadget parts. Don't forget to replace the headlights with a box-shaped LED model with a shell that resembles the face of the Suzuki Katana.
While the legs sector gets some light changes by Rusty Wrench Motorcycles. (Picture from: GridOto)
Shifting to the legs, the Rusty Wrench Motorcycles crew did not change much for this Suzuki GSX-R1100. For the front fork, it seems that it still relies on the original default, but the rear suspension has been replaced with a YSS pretentious. Both wheels are also standard but are now provided with Continental Sport Attacks tires and EBC disc brakes.
By applying a new subframe and fitted with elegant custom seats. (Picture from: GridOto)
Moving on to the engine sector, you could say it is still standard and there is only the replacement of the muffler using SC Project products. Then to perfect this bike, also made a rear set, front fender, and a cool belly pan.
Until a frightening Suzuki GSX-R1100 cafe fighter is realized. (Picture from: GridOto)
Finally, for finishing, a metallic gray color is applied to the bodies, while the fork, rims and engine are black. As a result, with all these changes, the Suzuki GSX-R1100 is now transformed into a cafe fighter that looks scary. 
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 | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RUSTY WRENCH MOTORCYCLES | BIKEEXIF ]
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Monday, May 16, 2022

A new café racer-styled Honda Hawk 11 revealed

~Big BIKE~ As if not wanting to be outdone by other motorcycle manufacturers, the Japanese manufacturer Honda Motor Company has again innovated in motorcycle production. Turn out, the Japanese motor company has been released its newest café racer-styled motorcycle for the first time at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show event recently..
Honda Motor Company has been released its newest café racer-styled motorcycle named Honda Hawk 11 for the first time at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show. (Picture from: Kumparan)
The motorcycle in question is the Honda Hawk 11 which was seen on display in the Japanese motorcycle maker's stand at the Osaka Motorcycle Show and received so much attention, but unfortunately at the time the Honda's motorbike detailed specifications were still not explained by those Japanese company.

But, now the Honda Hawk 11 specifications are starting to be revealed. As quoted of Motorcycle, the Honda café racer-styled motorcycle is known to be powered by an engine that looks similar to the 1,084 cc engine used in the Honda Africa Twin and Rebel 1100.
The Honda Hawk 11 accentuates a retro impression with the use of a half fairing rocket cowl that is often found on café racer motorbikes, complete with a round headlamp that has adopted LED technology. (Picture from: Kumparan)
And for the Honda Hawk 11, it uses a 4-stroke, 2-cylinder inline, OHC (Unicam) liquid-cooled engine, with a capacity of 1,082 cc. Those kind of engine has a bore size of 92.0 mm x stroke 81.4 mm for each cylinder, while the transmission system uses a 6-speed manual transmission.

Furthermore, the Honda Hawk 11's engine is claimed capable churn out a maximum power of up to 100 hp at 7,500 rpm and 103 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. That engine capability is not much different from the Honda CRF110L Africa Twin's engine which is capable of producing a maximum power of 101 hp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 105 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
The Honda Hawk 11 is powered by a 4-stroke, 2-cylinder inline, OHC (Unicam) liquid-cooled engine, with a capacity of 1,082 cc. (Picture from: Kumparan)
In addition to equipt with a such fairly fierce engine, the Honda Hawk 11 is also equipped with advanced features such as Honda Electronic Control Technology (HECT) which provides four driving modes: Sport, Standard, Rain, and one adjustable mode that can save the settings according to the user's wishes.

Then there are another features such Throttle-by-wire, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSCT), and ABS are also standard features on the Honda Hawk 11. While in the suspension section, this café racer motorbike uses an SFF-BP upside down shock made by Showa (Hitachi Astemo Co., Ltd.) up front, as well as a monoshock and rear swing arm of Prolink.

Reportedly, the Honda Hawk 11 is produced in limited quantities, which is only 1,200 units (confirmed only the Japanese market for now), and will be sold freely with prices in the range of JPN ¥ 1.397 milion or Rp.159 million.
It's quite expensive though, but for a kind of such vehicle that has an exclusivity value like this will certainly attract a lot of enthusiasts who would be ignored the price numbers. Are you interested to have this Honda Hawk 11? Hurry up and find out more information on the Honda Motor Company website.

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 | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HONDA MOTOR COMPANY | MOTORCYCLE | VISORDOWN | YOUNGMACHINE ]
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Friday, January 7, 2022

A special futuristic appearance of K-Speed Honda Bros 400 custom motorbike

~Storm's Means~ Have you ever heard and know about K-Speed? This is a Bangkok-based modifier or builder is indeed a hobby of making motorcycles that have a futuristic and anti-mainstream look. For some people, the custom motorcycle may look sloppy and eccentric, but as usual the K-Speed ​​custom motorcycle always has a strong character.
This Honda BROS 400 Custom Motorcycle built by K-Speed is a futuristic-looking cafĂ© racer with the appropriate name ‘Future Storm’. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
Like the figure of this neo cafe racer-style custom motorcycle, plus the base alone might sound very strange to us, namely the Honda Bros 400 aka Honda NT400. This was a low-end motorcycle used to be less interested in the market because of its underpowered performance. 
Honda Bros 400 in Stock Condition. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
But who doesn't want it if after experieced one makeover prosceses, the Honda Bros looks like this and called the Honda Bros 400 'Future Storm'. As we can see, the most modifications occurs in the body sector and the rear frame.
A Bangkok-based workshop called K-Speed have turned an outdated Honda BROS 400 into an evil-looking and futuristic custom café racer. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
K-Speed ​​uses aluminum plates to make a new fork guard up to the stern. Everything is made into one piece, like a tank connecting to the stern which looks like a street fighter motorcycle. Likewise for the fork guard, making our memories lead to the futuristic Japanese Gundam anime cartoons or the Star Wars' Stormtrooper.
The fuel tank is slightly smaller than the original and flows perfectly to the new single leather-wrapped seat. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
And of course this one body component that makes it able to steal of attention while on the streets. Not to forget the belly pan fairing is also quite large under the engine which makes it look more muscular. In order to keep it looking solid but concise, K-Speed ​​deliberately makes some components seem hidden.
This Honda BROS 400 Custom Motorcycle built by K-Speed have custom-built body panels that are kept is a silver finish as a contrast to the all-black bike. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
If we look at the front at a glance we will not see where the main lights are until we look at the top of the tires. In addition there are also the Motogadget's M-Blaze turn signal mounted under the handlebars and the back of the belly pan fairing.
From the rear, the design looks almost empty with just the wide wheel, black finished chain parts and the small custom tail lights. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
Then for the finishing, gray and black were chosen which were given clear doff. This color choice seems to strengthen the theme as well as firm curves on the whole body similar to the Gundam.
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 | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | K-SPEED | OLDNEWSCLUB ]
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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The charm of Royal Enfield café racer from Krom Works

~CaféRacer~ The passion to get a special custom motorcycle will not subside even if it has to travel thousands of kilometers away. Well, to get the best will certainly give its own satisfaction. And a custom motorcycle work is usually born from imagination plus inspiration from various studies of the builder.
The café racer custom motorcycle based of the Royal Einfield Bullet 500 by Krom Works. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
One important thing in the motorcycle figure has its own identity from its creator as part of its strength. This is one of the characteristics of Krom Works, a southern Jakarta-based custom-motorcycle workshop that has its own charm by playing the chrome accents.
The headlight of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works is integrated with the body and given a unique additional grille. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
As we can see in one of the latest modification results of the workshop, in which its special style chromated touche penetrated to entire bodyparts of simple dazzling café racer styled motorcycle that combines classic and futuristic nuances by taking the base of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500.
The handlebars of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works mounted inside the body, which makes it a bit complicated and uncomfortable to ride. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
According to the Builder from Krom Works, Andika Pratama, the motorcycle custom concept is different from the café racer styles in general. As you can see, this motorbike has a stature and appearance that is very unique and different from most custom motorbikes. Therefore, the builder say that the motorbike is not recommended for daily use.
The stop lamp of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works is hidden in its stern and is given an additional grille like the headlights. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
One of them is from the application of tires with a 21-inch rims on the front and back. Just for info, the motorbike custom project is commissioned by Keith Edney, a customer in UK who want to have the Krom Works custom motorcycle based of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500. Therefore, in this project, the builder only uses the RE Bullet 500 engine which he coincidentally owns as a molding place only, where the entire chassis and custom body will be built around the engine.
Its stainless exhaust made in short-size to match the overall concept and add to the engine roaring of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 custom motorcycle. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
Then in the building process, Krom Works builder admitted that it took about 5 months. Almost all the motorbike's body made by hand and only relies on the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 engine. Unless several parts taken from other notorcycles, such as the legs, the Royal Enfield Café Racer uses a rear suspension taken from the Kawasaki Ninja. While the front suspension uses a Girder model with the mechanism inside the motorcycle's body.
Uniquely, the rear monoshock suspension is made as if it is one with this custom Royal Enfield Bullet 500 chassis. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
The Royal Enfield custom body is made of stainless steel plate material with a thickness of 1.5 mm with a unibody model consisting of several welded series and polished metal finishing until it is shining. Inside the body there is a tank that can hold about 4 liters of gasoline, and to make it look cleaner, the electrical system and battery are stored in the body as well.
The rear drum of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works is made of an aluminum billet which is decorated with brass-touch and air scoops and is mounted into one with the gears. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
Meanwhile, the Krom Works custom motorcycle's chassis is more likely boxy-shaped, and is made of 8 mm iron plate. The builder admitted, previously more often using iron tubings to make chassis. So no wonder, in the making of the such boxy-shaped chassis is indeed a bit complicated because there must be something welded and forged by hand. After finished, the chassis was then given a green color because it was considered to have classic elements as the bike's owner desires.
This unique motorcycle custom concept has a fairly difficult manufacturing process, that's no wonder the making of this motorbike costs quite a bit of money. According to the builder, the cost spent to build the Royal Enfield cafĂ© racer style custom motorcycle is in the range of Rp.90 millions to Rp.140 millions (approx $6,300 to $9,800). 

If You want to build such motorcycle, pls contact the builder at +62 838-9999-0459 or You can also seen one of the custom motorcycle results of the Krom Works in here.

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 | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KROM WORKS | NAIKNOTOR.COM ]
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