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

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 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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