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Showing posts with label Cafe Racer. Show all posts
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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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Monday, October 23, 2017

A unique wooden motorcycle runs on Algae oils

A Dutch designer, Ritsert Mans in collaboration with his friend and also a scientist named Peter Mooji have been managed to make a quite astonashing innovation. How not, they were make a motorcycle made of wood and runs on unique fuels.
A unique wooden-made motorcycle runs on algae oil, made by collaboration of Ritsert Mans and Peter Mooji. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2gwtdBv)
These unique two-wheeled vehicle came with a café-racer style design, and the motorcycle made by using wood materials almost on its all sections, ranging from chassis, forks, and swingarm. But for the engine and the legs of this bike is still using metal.

As qouted of Motorcyle News on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, these unique wooden motorcycle is not using the fuel from petroleum as always, but the oil that taken and made of the algae's essence.
Ritsert Mans and Peter Mooji posed with their unique wooden Café Racer. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2gwtdBv)
Uniquely, the motorcycle testing was not done on the asphalt road like always done on the motorcyle in general, but in the beach. There are two reasons, whay the test is done in an unusual place.

According to them, this is deliberately done because the algae used for the fuel were grows in the ocean. Then, this test is deliberately done on the beach to look like a motorcycle testing in the early 20th century.

"People do not know what the world looks like in the next 30 years about transportation and energy, and the uncertainty is also beautiful, it's a new adventure, everyone can develop and build their own ideas and I think it's important to lead to adventure," Mans said.
But unfortunately not mentioned in detail, how the specifications, speed, cruising, and fuel efficiency of these unique wooden motorcycle. Nevertheless, these discovery can gives a new hope for us about one of alternative fuels in the future.

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 | MCN]
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Smoked Garage's Futuristic Café Racer

Smoked Garage is an Australian builder who relies on the 2015 Ducati 848 Streetfighter to start working on their futuristic café racer project. And the results are different and unique. Because, their futuristic café racer is equipped with hydraulic-lift tank and seat boggles our minds.
Smoked Garage Project XG-848X was built based of 2015 Ducati 848 Streetfighter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2eQCxCT)
The Smoked Garage Project XG-848X motorcycle was finally realized after 9 months of making process. It looks like a work that has never presented any builders around the world. And as a proof, just look at the indicators embedded in this custom motorcycle bar end.

Then on a triple clamp given the feel of steampunk and made of brass material. In the upper brake component parts of R2D2, and clutch reservoir, with hoses that are like part of the design elements. On the front was like very fused with the dashboard of Motogadget.
Look at this custom Ducati bike with its modern look of Motogadget dashboard nicely blend with the bike front end. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2xTfkVt)
The front section is made of polished alloy plate with carbon cutting panel, like one that wrapping its headlights. And do not miss a super big front wheel fender. Everything is like as a reminder of the figure of an old racing motorcycle, perhaps.
Left side view of Smoked Garage Project XG-848X futuristic café racer. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2eQCxCT)
Its fuel tank that can be lifted and the framework is custom made following the panel design, although still slightly leaving the original trellis of Ducati. While the dual exhaust then fused at the end of the subframe.
Smoked Garage Project XG-848X is a custom Ducati bike with hydraulic-lift tank and seat boggles our minds. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2xTfkVt)
Then its fuel tank and seat that can be raised was aimed to facilitate the maintenance. Because the cables are not stored under the fuel tank as used to be but it is made a special path for it.
And certainly the Smoked Garage Project XG-848X is also featured with an impressive color, which increasingly asserted it as a figure of futuristic café racer. And, of course you also agree with that opinion...

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 | SMOKED GARAGE | NEW ATLAS]
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lunatic's Honda CBR250RR Neo Café Racer

Do not know why, when I saw this Honda custom motorcycle on Naikmotor page for the first time, I immediately fell in love with it. Maybe this is called Love at first sight. Yes, the figure of the enchanting custom motorcycle with café racer theme is built from the base of Honda CBR250RR by Lunatic Custom Motorcycle Jakarta for the 'Honda Dream Ride Project 2017'.
Honda CBR250RR Custom Neo Café Racer by Yuwono Jati of Lunatic Custom Motorcycle Jakarta for Honda Dream Ride Project 2017. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vjcUNt)
According to the builder Yuwono Jati of Lunatic Custom Motorcycle Jakarta, the basic idea in developing the concept of café Racer in the Honda Dream Ride Project 2017 is very different from the café racer concept in general. Inevitably the result of Honda CBR250RR Neo Café Racer this time is a sweet blending between classic and modern concept.

Indeed the builder is very fond of the café racer theme, besides that he wants to make something far different from the original images. The standard view of the CBR250RR is instantly overhauled based on the concepts that he made after long discussions with the Honda Dream Ride Project 2017 mentors.
Honda CBR250RR Custom Neo Café Racer is a sweet blending between classic and modern concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vjcUNt)
Yuwono Jati totally changed the body of motorcycle by removing all of the standard fairing. Although impressed classical but the new fairing is quite modern, and he also did not make the fairing one fully set and let the engine form a little exposed.

Indeed, there is no total change, there are still some old parts that are deliberately maintained like a standard tank, and the mainframe also does not change to match the Honda's requirements for this event.

He then thought how to make the fairings with old-fashioned looks can still be pleasing to the eye when combined with the modern looks of standard CBR250RR tank. Because if one component wrong implementation would damage the overall concept, where the outline of the Neo Café Racer.
On the back of Honda CBR250RR Custom Neo Café Racer, the disc is replaced drumbrakes, and mounted tubular swing arm. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vjcUNt)
To reinforce the classical impression he uses the spokes rims, then drumbrakes, and classic tread tires from Firestone. Then some innate parts are also not totally replaced, just by changing the original shape such as swing arm, then footstep, and lastly with the selection of white color.
Honda CBR250RR Custom Neo Café Racer have been tested on the streets as far as 500 km to prove the control is still comfortable for daily use. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vjcUNt)
In the selection of colors, the builder deliberately chose a white color to reinforce the classic impression. And the rest for the frame and the legs are given gunmetal color, a little warm accent with red in the seat and mounting Honda-wing logo on the side of the tank.

Honda CBR250RR Neo Café Racer was built for three months, then introduced to the media through a special event in Yogyakarta. In addition, this motorcycle is also tested with a total distance of about 500 km along with other custom motorcycles. The goal is to prove that the custom motorcycle remains comfortable while on riding.
According to the builder, in the process of making this custom motorcycle until to appear maximally almost without significant constraints, only the limited processing time can be regarded as a major obstacle, and according to him also the limited time is a bit inhibiting to get the best quality results according to the his workshop standards.

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 | NAIK MOTOR]
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