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

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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Monday, December 3, 2018

Levis reborn after more than eighty years being dead

When you hear the name of Levis, maybe you will immediately point to a famous American clothing brand. But besides being used as a clothing brand, the name of Levis has also long been used and known as a motorcycle brand from England.

After more than eighty years being dead, now Levis Motorcycles reborn by showing off their new motorcycle named Levis Motorcycles V6 Café Racer.
The 2018 V6 Café Racer made debut at the 2018 Goodwood Revival in September 2018. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FIx8KZ)
Now we look back at its history, Levis Motorcycles was founded by William Butterfield at Stechford, Birmingham UK. At the beginning of its establishment, this manufacturer was only devoted to making the 2-stroke type motorcycle engines which in the end those company continued to grow to become one of the leading motorcycle manufacturers in the UK.
The 2018 V6 Café Racer is the first Levis motorcycle to be produced in 80 years. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FHK0Rv)
The British manufacturer began production from 1911 to 1941. And in its heyday, the manufacturer had given birth to the 250cc 2-stroke motorcycle which won the Isle of Man TT in the 1920s. And like most other manufacturers at that time, the 2nd World War gave a severe negative impact on this manufacturer and pushed it have to stop the production in 1946.
Most parts of the 2018 V6 Café Racer have been machined in-house by Levis from billet aluminum blocks. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FHK0Rv)
The Levis brand remained dormant until 2014, when its rights were acquired by David Redshaw, who dreamt of reviving it. In 2017 he met with Phil Bevan, a businessman who had recently bought Connaught Competition Engines, a UK company that made a compact two-liter V10 motor for GT Racing cars.
The aluminium wheels and brake calipers of the 2018 V6 Café Racer are manufactured by Levis. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FHK0Rv)
This engine was built on a modular design that allowed for easy production of V8, V6, V4 and even V2 variants, and Bevan had already been looking for a suitable motorcycle to host it. He promptly bought the brand's rights from Redshaw and together they set up the Levis Motorcycle Company in July 2017, with new headquarters in Swaffham and a clear plan in their minds.
The V6 motor of the 2018 Levis Café Racer is based on a Connaughton V10 racing car engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FHK0Rv)
To realize his dream, he hired a designer named Steve Kirk, and began working on a motorcycle inspired by the V10 compact block. And the result is the Levis Motorcycles V6 Café Racer motorcycle figure. This motorcycle component is made of stainless steel and aluminum.
The single-sided swingarm of the 2018 Levis V6 Café Racer. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FHK0Rv)
In detail, this motorcycle uses a 1,200cc V6 engine with an estimated power output of 120 hp and 120 lb-ft of torque. In addition, this 33-degree V6 engine has an ignition sequence that can be said to be different, with a sequence of 1-2-3-4-5-6. And according to the maker, by the ignition sequence like that to make the engine very smooth, so it doesn't need a balancer.

The frame is built in-house from steel tubes, featuring a Hossack-type front suspension system and a single shock at the rear. Both shock absorbers are bespoke adjustable units, fabricated especially for Levis' motorcycle by an unnamed English specialist.
The 2018 Levis V6 Café Racer can be customized by its owner down to the finish of the frame tubes. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FHK0Rv)
Levis also fabricates in-house most parts of the Café Racer, including the fork legs, clamps, headlight assembly, steering, hand controls, brake discs, gearbox casings and wheels – all machined from solid blocks of aluminum. This opens a wide window which Levis intends to take full advantage of, offering customizing options down to the bare essentials, such as the finish of the frame and bodywork panels.
The 2018 Levis V6 Café Racer will be a very rare, custom-built and very expensive motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FHK0Rv)
The wheels themselves, presumably tubeless, are based on an uncommon two-piece design, with two halves bound together with hidden bolts and sealed tight with a sealant agent. The semi-solid design was reportedly selected as the best combination of strength and low weight.

The Levis Motorcycles V6 Café Racer was greeted the world automotive enthusiasts for the first time at the 2018 Goodwood Revival in September 2018. While the price offered for this motorcycle has been set at £102,000 (US $133,000) or around Rp.2 billion.
The plan, the British company will also produces the supercharged engines version in a limited number and will be launched in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its victory at the 1920s Isle of Man TT racing events.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LEVIS MOTORCYCLES | NEW ATLAS]
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

All-new Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Aero concept

In enlivening the EICMA 2018, the Husqvarna motorcycle manufacturer displayed their new concept motorcycle for the world's bikers namely the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Aero concept, a figure of a modern single cylinder engined motorbike with an incredible the engine power surges.
All-new Vitpilen 701 Aero concept made its debut at the EICMA 2018. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2BgAPmG)
Yes, Husqvarna tried their luck again to play on the asphalt track with this new Vitpilen 701 Aero motorcycle concept. This motorcycle is specially created with an orientation to the speeding performance on the roads.
Front section of All-new Vitpilen 701 Aero concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2BgAPmG)
The motorbikes are packed with low dimensions, and make the rider looks like hugging the motorcycle when riding it. Yes, indeed this Vitpilen 701 Aero motorcycle concept is intentionally presented to the motorists who demand on the fast acceleration on the urban high-intencity traffic roads.
Left view of All-new Vitpilen 701 Aero concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2BgAPmG)
Even though it appears with modern packaging but a classic touch can be seen clearly in this Vitpilen 701 Aero concept, such as the shape of its back is attached to the cafe racer style-concept. Certainly this motorbike will provide a very different riding experience to the motorists.
Right view of All-new Vitpilen 701 Aero concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2BgAPmG)
But unfortunately, the engine details are still not given by the manufacturer, so that the observers predict from its physical appearance at the EICMA 2018 states its possibility will be use the same base as the Svartpilen 701 ie. a single cylinder engine capable of producing power up to 75 hp and 72 Nm of torque.
Rear section of All-new Vitpilen 701 Aero concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2BgAPmG)
Furthermore, this Vitpilen 701 Aero concept motorcycle is still uncertain when it will be produced by the Husqvarna. Well, let's just wait, or if you can't, you can choose another motorbike with almost the same specifications such as the legendary Suzuki Katana motorcycle?
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... ***  [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORCYCLENEWS]
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

A classic rare 'Mammoth' motorbike at exorbitant prices

The Clymer-Münch 1.177cc TTS 'Mammoth' motorcycle is quite foreign to our ears. But for high-speed motorcycle collectors, this motorcycle has its own story. Yes, these motorcycle was made by the Horex racing technician named Freidl Münch based on the orders of a wealthy Frenchman who was fond of racing named Jean Murit.
1970 Clymer-Münch 1177cc TTS 'Mammoth'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2xavLNq)
To realize Murit's desire, a motorcycle was made by using a four-cylinder air-cooled type engine with overhead-camshaft taken from the NSU TT Sport two-door car (1965-1967) whose standard version was only capable of spewing power of 40 hp later upgraded to 60 hp.

Even the motorbike's speed at the time was more than 190 km/hour. Although in those days most machines could make motorbikes run so fast. But only these 'Mammoth' can sprint from the final gear at a speed of 30 km/hour then immediately able to accelerate up to 177 km/hour.
Left side view of 1970 Clymer-Münch 1177cc TTS 'Mammoth'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2xavLNq)
Those machine is placed and tied to a custom frames inspired by Manx Norton. The weight factor was also be considered by Münch who then used an electron magnesium alloy to be applied to the gearbox cover, rear chain cover, suspension slider to the brakes.
Right side view of 1970 Clymer-Münch 1177cc TTS 'Mammoth'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2xavLNq)
It was believed that at that time the weight was only 196 kg. But the production version has more weight than that. The founder of Elephant Rally and also Das Motorrad journalist named Ernst Leverkus had tried the motorcycle in 1966.

When the production version was launched, it received an overwhelming response and orders flowed from various parts of the world. The production version of this motorcycle made its first appearance at the Cologne Show in September 1966 by using a 1,085 cc 70 hp engine and a top speed of 225 km/hour. While for special orders from the consumers, Mammoth uses a 1.177 cc engine from NSU that is capable of blowing the power up to 104 hp.
Rear side view of 1970 Clymer-Münch 1177cc TTS 'Mammoth'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2xavLNq)
The Freidl Münch's motorcycle based on the ideas from Jean Murit, was also seen by the investors such as the founder of Cycle Magazine as well as an American entrepreneur named Floyd Clymer who then sent the motorbike to America, under the name Clymer-Münch 'Mammoth'.

Under the slogan of 'Built up to a standard, not down to a price,' these motor was quite classy at that time due to the price of Mammoth is indeed enough to make a headache for rich motorbike fans in the United States at that time. Yes, this motorcycle is sold at a price of around $3,995 where the BMW R69S was only $1,695.
It is estimated that there are about 500 units of Mammoth motorcycles made up to 1975. As quoted of Hemmings Daily on April 23, 2018, there's 1970 Clymer Münch 1,177cc TTS 'Mammoth' with the frame number 114 had become a bone of contention when sold at an auction event. Yes, the motorbike had been sold at the price of £154,940 or US. $217,692 (over to Rp.3 billions) establishing a new auction record for the model. WOW...!!

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