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

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 café 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A Bangkok-based workshop called K-Speed have turned an outdated Honda BROS 400 into an evil-looking and futuristic custom café racer.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 café 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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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Zongshen's Cyclone RA9 1000 concept revealed

~Special Engine~ In a social media posting, there's a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer showcased their upcoming model at the 19th China International Motorcycle Exhibition (CIMA 2021) held in Chongqing from September 17 to 20, 2021.
Zongshen’s Cyclone RA9 concept was presented as a concept but the V-twin might be closer to production than we think. (Picture from: Cycleworld)
It's the Zongshen's newest motorcycle concept under its Cyclone premium brand is presented along with a very interesting range of models and sooner or later we will see in Europe. One of the most notable is the Cyclone RX6 crossover with a 650 cc in-line twin-cylinder Norton's engine is launched in the CIMA 2020.

In a related post made by those Chinese company on social media back in Tuesday September 14, 2021, It said about seven new models with the first and best sports cruiser motorbike with a 1,000 cc engine named the Cyclone RA9 Concept.
Underneath the radical bodywork you’ll find a lot of production components sourced from Aprilia, including the frame and engine. (Picture from: Cycleworld)
Among the horde of small-capacity engines unveiled the CIMA motor expo in this year's, the Cyclone RA9 stands out as a motorcycle might be closer to production than we think. As we mentioned above, the Cyclone is a premium brand of the Chinese motorcycle giant Zongshen, which also known as the partner of the Piaggio Group in China, and has signed business agreement for producing a variety motorcycle engines of the Aprilia-branded.

As you can conclude here, by those European connections could be a kind of hint about the origins technology of the new RA9 which becoming the core of the company's exhibition booth. Although it looks like a pure concept bike, the RA9 actually incorporates many production components, including the engine and frame which are developments from the components used in the Aprilia Shiver and Dorsoduro.
Zongshen also displayed an RX850 adventure bike, which is a spinoff of the RX6 parallel twin launched earlier this year.. (Picture from: Cycleworld)
As for the chassis, with a tubular steel front and a cast alloy rear, it's straight from the Shiver and Dorsoduro, although it features a new single-sided swingarm and much more radical bodywork including a large single exhaust that effectively doubles as part of the rear bodywork.
This is clearly a single seat design with no clue for the luggage or passenger seat. There are currently no further details regarding the new models that the Cyclone will present. The only thing that is certain is that we are waiting for them with great interest, when it would be its production version launched?

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 | ZONGSHEN | CYCLEWORLD | 2WO.GR ]
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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This is the only 2-stroke engine had managed to get the Euro5 certified

When we hear about the 2-stroke engine, we usually immediately imagine an engine with a crisp sound with a puff of smoke. Right, as it is known that 2-stroke engines often produce high emissions which are said to have a bad impact on the environment and health. So that then makes many automotive manufacturers have to change their business strategy by no longer producing 2-stroke engines.
Langen Motorcycle had launched a typical cafe racer style motorcycle which is equipped with a round headlight, exotic tank, plus a sharp stern shape and is powered by an eco friendly two-stroke engine. (Picture from: Kompas)
Meanwhile today, we enter an era that requires motorized vehicles should be had minimal or even zero pollution, and as we could be seen today, there are many countries in the world had been awared and then paid great attention to the air quality, as one of the reasons why 2-stroke engines gait rarely seen milling around on the streets.

But now the 2-stroke engines seem to have second chance, because reportedly, there are manufacturers who are able to make 2-stroke engines could be passed emission tests and get the Euro5 certified. Even, it could be said as the only 2-stroke engine that has passed the Euro5 emissions test at this time.

The manufacturer that produces the 2-stroke engine in question is Langen Motorcycles, a British motorcycle manufacturer under the Vins company who is not join in the other to leave the production of 2-stroke motorcycles. Even they can be gave the hope to revive the glory of 2-stroke motorcycles by birthing the cool engine innovation. For the first time, the Langen's 2-stroke engine can get certified and pass the emission test amid to the strict of the Euro5 regulations.
Langen Motorcycle had managed to developed a two-stroke engine called Langen Deucinquanta can pass the emission test amid to the strict of regulations and get the Euro5 certified. (Picture from: Kompas)
The machine mentioned above, which later called as the Langen Deucinquanta, (the Italian for 'two fifty' reffered to the engine displacement). After the Euro5 certification obtained, certainly will make motorcycles that use it as a drivetrain can be produced and rode legally in Europe. As quoted from Visordown, the Langen' machine is featured with a design and performance cannot be underestimated at all. And reportedly, this machine offers specifications and design like a MotoGP racing machine.

But how did Langen Motorcycles come up with this eco & health feiendly 2-stroke engine? Of course this cannot be done in a splash without any significant calculations and innovations. It can be said that Langen Motorcycles has made a bold and brilliant steps when making changes to its engine system, and reportedly, the work is carried out by a former Ferrari technician recruited by Langen Motorcycles.
Langen Motorcycle is built on a tubular model chassis so no wonder if the weight of this motorcycle is very light at 114 kg and has a power-to-weight ratio of 660 hp per tonne. (Picture from: Kompas)
Well, this British manufacturer made changes to the design in such a way that the engine is able to produce low emissions. And the design changes include changes to the feature of the shaft being rotated in the opposite direction to increase performance, besides that they also implementing a direct injection system.

Meanwhile, this direct injection mechanism is carried out by the injector located in the cylinder head by spraying fuel directly into the combustion chamber which had filled with the air supplied by the intake. This system is considered successful and able to increase combustion efficiency, increase fuel economy and reduce emission levels.
Langen Motorcycle's engine is claimed to be capable of producing power of around 75 hp at 11,700 rpm with 45 Nm of torque at 11,700 rpm. (Picture from: Visordown)
Then the Langen engine is a 2-stroke V-twin 90 degree engine with a capacity of 249 cc, by using fuel injection supply. The engine is claimed to be capable of producing power of around 75 hp at 11,700 rpm with 45 Nm of torque at 11,700 rpm. Although on paper the performance figures are not impressive in today's era, in which the superbike engine has been able to spew power up to 200 hp, but it should be remembered that the Langen engine capacity is only a quarter liter.
Langen Motorcycle uses Ohlins' 43 mm telescopic front suspension and the legs use a pair of spoke rims and is wrapped with Dunlop Classic TT100 tires. (Picture from: Visordown)
Then maybe some of you are curious about how a motorcycle that uses an environmentally friendly 2-stroke engine looks like? Still quoted of Visordown, Langen Motorcycles, which is an automotive manufacturer from Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, is said to be producing around 100 units of cafe racer-style motorcycles powered by the Langen Deucinquanta engine, and also reportedly it is specifically purposed to use in the racing tracks.
Langen Motorcycle is said to be producing around 100 units of cafe racer-style motorcycles for the racing tracks purposed only. (Picture from: Visordown)
And the motorcycle is built on a tubular model chassis so no wonder if the weight of this motorcycle is very light at 114 kg and has a power-to-weight ratio of 660 hp per tonne. So that with a burst of engine power of around 75 hp, it is able to carry it up to a top speed of 225 kph. Interestingly, the cafe racer-style motorcycle has undercowl at the bottom.

Next, how does it look? As previously mentioned, Langen Motorcycles appear in a typical cafe racer style which is equipped with a round headlight, exotic tank, and a sharp stern shape typical of the cafe racer style. Then this motorbike uses Ohlins' 43 mm telescopic front suspension and the legs use a pair of spoke rims and is wrapped with Dunlop Classic TT100 tires measuring 120/70 front and 150/60 rear.
And for those of you who are interested, the Langen Two Stroke is offered with a starting price of £28,000, although as is the nature of bikes such as this, the machine can be tweaked to the owner’s desired specification. And the completed machine will be on display prestigious Salon Privé later this month, while the official unveiling will take place at Blenheim Palace from the 23rd – 26th September.😃
 
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 | LANGEN MOTORCYCLES | VISORDOWN ]
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Thursday, July 30, 2020

A steampunk café racer named the Beezerker

It’s retro, it’s steampunk, it’s a café racer with a twist, it’s a one-of-a-kind motorcycle, named the Beezerker. The Beezerker is the culmination of 11 months of design and fabrication by Chris Flechtner, owner of SpeedShop Design in Seattle.
The Beezerker, a steampunk café racer custom base of 1965 BSA A65 built by Chris Flechtner. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XMAoC) 
According to him, the past two years have been amazing thanks to the impact the bike has had on the motorcycle and design world. Indeed. it’s a large piece of custom motorcycle history, and even more important in the history of British 650 twins.

At the heart of the Beezerker is a rebuilt 1965 BSA A65 motor which Chris admits he didn't make but aside from that motor and the custom tuck and roll seat the entire bike has been designed, modified, or fabricated from scratch by Flechtner.
Right and Left side view of the Beezerker. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XMAoC)
The tank and tail are hand-formed from aluminum, the forks are made from fabricated sheet metal, the down tube is the oil tank and the twist clutch is his own design. Chris' expert machining skills enabled him to create the bike out of aluminum and stainless steel which also meant a lot of the bike could remain unpainted and raw.
Rear side view of the Beezerker. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XMAoC)
Chris recently entered his bike, the Beezerker into the 2010 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, and won a very respectable 5th place in the freestyle class and second place in the Metric World Championship class.
And also captured the People’s Choice Award and first place in the Freestyle category at the 2011 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Seattle. Wow..!!

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[28022016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SPEED SHOP DESIGN | DISCOVERY]
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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Moscow-based garage made a steampunk styled BMW motorcycle concept

As we have seen today that design modifications always succeed in attracting the interest of automotive enthusiasts. Not only because it can bring a design that is more okay and new, even design modifications often provide inspiration for fans. But have you ever imagined if a BMW R NineT was modified in such a way as if it came from the post-apocalyptic era and rode by Mad Max?
This futuristic custom BMW R NineT of Zillers Garage is the ultimate motorcycle for the End of Days and should be ridden by Mad Max. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/38icI63)
The motorbike figure mentioned above can be seen on this unique BMW R NineT figure is built by Mikhail Smolânovym from Zillers Garage who is already known as one of the metal-shaping experts, so that the look of this motorcycle is so fierce.

Indeed, the appearance of the BMW R NineT looks very much different from the original version, which currently has a custom aluminum body with a steampunk, retro-futuristic style, and cafe racer. With almost all parts of the motorcycle covered by a new bodywork, only the wheels and cylinder head of the engine are visible.
This futuristic custom BMW R NineT of Zillers Garage is wrapping a nearly seamless sheet of aluminum over the Beemer’s original form. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/38icI63)
Even the cockpit looks as if it merges with the gas tank, and also only has a tiny speedometer and buttons for the lights. Then for the front, visible on the motorcycle mounted a LED rounded headlight that looks modern in harmony with its new fairing.

While at the rear, the stern of this motorcycle appeared in the café racer style which is made like the wasp's tail and it can be pulled-back as access to the electrical system and USB port.
This futuristic custom BMW R NineT of Zillers Garage is kept the 1,170cc boxer intact but added a custom pie-cut exhaust. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/38icI63)
Then for the legs, this motorcycle gets a pair of custom rims and air suspension devices. So that when it stopped or being displayed, the bodywork position can be set to be so low that it looks almost touching the ground.

In the engine sector, everything is still in standard condition with a 1,170cc engine which is capable of spitting out 110 horsepower, except for the use of a custom exhaust system with the muffler look sticking-out next to the rear wheels.
As for finishing, the motorcycle is given a silver metal color that gives a solid impression and there is a BMW emblem as its true identity. As a result, the BMW R NineT really changed form as if it were coming from the Mad-Max era. Here's another bike called Krugger BMW K 1600 NURB that (We thought) appeared in the similar style.

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 | YAHOO SPORT | DRIVEMAGRIDE APART]
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Modern Cafe Racer species from Japan

Many people believe that the American and European engines are more muscular. As for the appearance, Japanese design is more flexible. If then everything are combined then the results would be extraordinary.
Asterisk Custom Cycles - Avanzare. (Picture from: http://www.rolandsands.com/)
That's what Hideki Hoshikawa, a crew of Asterisk Custom Cycles (the motorcycle home modification company in Northern Japan) doing until succeeded to create a masterpiece from a Harley-Davidson Sportster.

It stems from the a customer request who wanted a cafe racer style motorcycle. "I'm not interested in the old-style cafe racer. In my opinion, it is a time for modern cafe racer style," he commented. With a Harley-Davidson Sportster Evo engine, Hoshikawa successfully create the Avanzare, that's the name for his modern custom cafe racer bike ('Avanzare' word derived from the Italian language, which means 'development').
Left side view of Avanzare. (Picture from: http://www.fastdates.com/)
Amazingly this motorcycle immediately won the prestigious award, Best of Show at the LA Calendar Bike Show, in July, 2012. At first glance, the Avanzare is very slim despite carrying the typical of Harley-Davidson V-Twin engine. It does not feel stiff such an old-style cafe racer. All the lines are very flexible design and seemed to flow. His appearance was clean and light but still demonstrate the strong and dashing impression.

To that end, the framework overhauled and elevated a few centimeters from the standard. Its swing arm and twin shock absorbers removed, replaced with a swing arm and monoshock, which is inspired by the Honda NSR500 Grand Prix Racer. This motorcycle uses the Öhlins shock absorbers, including upside down front forks. Front fork tilt angle is narrowed, from 29 degrees looks "more lazy" be 24 degrees to make it look a little more sporty.
Rear right side view of Avanzare. (Picture from: http://bikeglam.com/)
The all finished parts are then spliced ​​with an addition of aluminum frame as a connection point for the tail. Including the Pro Circuit's exhaust taken from moto cross bike. The exhaust looks dominant as it is designed like a snake. Two part arises from the combustion chamber, then put together to be forwarded to the exhaust tip. While the oil filter is hidden in a tapered tail section.

Because this bike themed is modern cafe racer, then there's no round design fuel tank. Instead the tank created with the teardrop shaped, tapering down to the seat. While the colors were chosen to support the theme, is a mixture of brown and white, with simple graphics accented. To keep the vintage impression, there's a round light following chrome speedometer. Then, a blue patterned rim bars with a set of gold gear, making the Avanzare more attractive.

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 | FLYING PISTON | OTOMOTIF | ROLLAND SAND DESIGN]
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