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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Seeing the Blackberry electric motorcycle

Along with the rapid development of technologies that occurs today. Almost no gaps escaped the touch of progress. For example, in the automotive industry can be seen a lot of technological advancements in this sector. So no wonder that invites many other sector business players who want to participate in the development of automotive products.
The newest electric-powered motorcycle named Damon Hypersport Pro was the collaboration result between Damon Motorcycles and Blackberry Mobile shown off at the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/373kTl2)
This can be seen in the CES 2020 event held in Las Vegas recently, and one of them is in the exciting electric motorcycle product that was launched by Damon Motorcycle. Maybe some of the world's automotive enthusiasts do not know those motorcycle brands. Yes, Damon Motorcycle is a Canadian motorcycle manufacturer based in Vancouver.

Might be this Canadian motorcycle company is a new player in the zero-emissions motorcycle industry that had just launched one motorcycle product, so it might be hard for them to compete with other known brands such as the Harley-Davidson brand which had produced electric motorbikes named LiveWire.
The newest electric-powered motorcycle named Damon Hypersport Pro was pinned the Blackberry QNX system allows to monitor traffic around the motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Tk2xbx)
But it seems Damon Motorcycle still has a chance in the world's zero-emissions motorcycle market competition if seen its collaboration with Blackberry in order to realize its first electric-powered motorcycle product called Hypersport Pro which is pinned by BlackBerry's QNX system and various advanced features like a smartphone.
The newest electric-powered motorcycle named Damon Hypersport Pro has CoPilot sensor array. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ti9peV)
For information, the BlackBerry brand was originally under the company Research In Motion (RIM) and mastered the world smartphone market until the early decades of the 2000s. But after experiencing setbacks and from the remnants of RIM, BlackBerry Mobile was born as a company that focuses on the production of android and was acquired by a Chinese company, TCL Communication.

The QNX system functions to monitor traffic around motorbikes. The system created by both parties is called the CoPilot system that can give a collision detection or early warning system for the rider. The system was also combining radar, 1080p 360 degree camera, non-visual sensor, and telematics array. The camera and some sophisticated sensors can read the situation near the motorcycle.

All of those inputs can appear through the head-up display (HUD) on the rider's helmet or the motorcycle's panel display and at the same time, besides the system will alert the rider to the danger via handlebar vibrations (haptic warnings) and illuminated warning lights to prevent a possible accident.
Furthermore, according to Jay Giraud, the Damon Motorcycle CEO, "When you look at the forensics of (motorcycle) accidents in North America, Europe, and Asia, we overlapped all of the data to find that the common parallels. We saw that three-quarters of all motorcycle accidents occur in intersections, and two-thirds of the accidents are caused by drivers. Even though non-motorcyclists like to blame motorcyclists for speed or being crazy, riders are pretty tame, well-behaved people. We're just not seen."
On this motorbike is attached the battery with a capacity of 20 kW and cruising capability reaches 482 km. And the company claimed the motorcycle has the power up to 150 kW or equivalent to 200 horsepower. And the top speed of this eco-friendly sport motorbike reaches 321 kph. And reportedly, besides being produced in limited numbers, the company also will be sold the motorcycle at a price of around the US. $40,000 or around Rp.551 million.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAMON MOTORCYCLES | AUTO NDTV | VISORDOWN | MOBILESYRUP]
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Monday, January 6, 2020

The 3 JAWA motorbikes classic themed reborn in India

For the classic motorbike fans, they definitely know the classic motorbike brand from Czech Republic known as 'JAWA.' which was famous in the era before and after the second world war.

The motorcycle and moped manufacturer founded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1929 by František Janeček, who bought the Wanderer motorcycle division. The name JAWA was formed by combining the first letters JAneček and WAnderer. Well, now it's clear, the name of the motorcycle brand is not taken from one of the islands in Indonesia (the Jawa island).
Mahindra's subsidiary Classic Legends has launched (from right to left) the JAWA Forty-Two, JAWA classic and the JAWA Perak factory-custom bobber in India. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2T2yYLo)
In the past, especially around the 1950s, JAWA was one of the leading motorcycle brands and was recorded to have exported its JAWA 350 motorcycle models to more than 120 countries. Although, in its journey, the company had ever stumbled due to having many financial problems so that the products it produced were unable to compete in the global market, so some of its factories had been shut down.

After 1990, there were significant production losses. For this reason, a successor company was formed in 1997 in Týnec nad Sázavou, to continue the brand under the name of JAWA Moto. In 2016, Mahindra, an automotive manufacturer from India through its subsidiary the Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd. (CLPL) acquired the company.

And in the following years, the brand again brought its motorbikes to compete in the world motorcycle market. Noted several models have been born under the name of the JAWA brands, such as JAWA 350 OHC, JAWA 660 Vintage, and others.

And at the end of 2018, the company introduced 3 models of motorbikes at the same time, namely the JAWA Forty-Two, JAWA classic, and JAWA Perak (in the time introduced as concept motorcycles). It seems that the presence of a row of JAWA motorcycles will make it a strong competitor for other players in the classic motorbike segments in the world's market today.

1. JAWA Forty-Two
Starting with the JAWA 42 is equipped with a clean teardrop-shaped tank with JAWA badges on both sides. Follows with the Wide seats to offer a comfortable ride while slightly tapering towards the rear, to give a definitive character to the rear. This motorcycle is also equipped with almost all-around motorcycle chrome accents, such as around the headlamps, side indicators and rear springs suspension arrangement with the throttle.
The Jawa Forty-Two motorcycles employ a 293cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 27 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque, coupled with a six-speed transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ttQ0rp)
On the back is equipped with a small taillamp arrangement, just above the number plate. The model name "forty-two" is also written between the backlight and the number plate, adding to the classic motorbike characters behind. The motorcycle is equipped with black grabrails while twin exhausts on both sides add to its dashing look.

2. JAWA classic
Then the new JAWA classic, its design offers simple bodywork with minimalist design features. Where the JAWA classic becomes a motorcycle with an authentic design that reinforces the assimilation of a classic and modern look. This can be seen, including in the classic water drop-shaped fuel tank, round headlamps surrounded by chrome. The sides of the tank are also coated in polished chrome, with JAWA badges on both sides. It flows to the back follows the same retro theme with a small backlight. There are two mufflers on both sides to add the motorbike's dashing look.
The Jawa classic motorcycles employ a 293cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 27 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque, coupled with a six-speed transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37AW7ZF)

3. JAWA Perak
Then JAWA Perak has an elongated and low body while carrying a cool bobber style. The chrome accents are also not left behind with matte black body color. The Perak mounted a floating single-seater and has a different toolbox design. And its bobber style is thicker with the seat, rear-view mirrors, fenders, and large mufflers. The JAWA Perak uses a 334 cc one cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC engine, and BS6 emissions.
The Jawa Forty-Two motorcycles employ a 384cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 30 bhp and 31 Nm of peak torque, coupled with a six-speed transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39J8NQ7)
The power produced by the Perak engine reaches 30 hp and a maximum torque of 31 Nm. At the engine's displacement, the Perak engine is slightly larger than JAWA classic and JAVA 42. No wonder if it was able to spew more power comes from its large valves. In comparison, the JAWA classic and JAWA 42 able to produce 27 hp of power and 28 Nm of torque. And the JAWA Perak also has different subframe and suspension settings on the back. And this motorcycle uses the mono-shock and has disc brakes with a double channel ABS (anti-lock braking) system as one of its standard features.

Its bobber distinctive twin exhausts are the main attraction for this motorbike. The single-seat with brown leather makes the motorcycle strengthen the classic impression and stand out when in the crowd. Especially combined with analog accents on the speedometer and digital instruments in other parts. The JAWA Perak is equipped also with the same 14-liter fuel tank and has a seat height of 750 mm. Weighing up to 179 kg and 145 mm ground clearance.

As quoted from Indianautosblog, the JAWA Perak motorcycles will be sold limited to the initial order at a price of around Rs 1.89 lakh or around Rp.38.1 million, this is done to avoid the long waiting period as happened in the JAWA classic and JAWA Forty-Two. The waiting period for the two retro style motorcycle models reaches 5 to 6 months.
In order not to overload the motorcycle orders, the Classic Legend opens 100 new dealers in India within 100 days. It is known, this retro type motorcycle is very popular among the Indian people. Previously, the company had stopped the ordering process for 40 days after the JAWA Forty Two launching, so the opening of 100 dealers had to be done quickly to anticipate the big surge in the motorcycle orders happened again.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | INDIANAUTOSBLOG]
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Monday, December 30, 2019

Seeing the Mars A20 antique motorcycle

Back to the antique motorcycle. This time we will talk about old, antique motorbikes that were really different from a motorcycle at the time. The motorcycle's name is Mars A20, and it was made in Germany.
1921 Mars A20 White Mars. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aPeBc)
It started when Paul Reissmann in 1873, founded a company called Mars, in Nuremberg, Germany. The company originally producing stoves and furnaces of iron. Then the company is growing rapidly and subsequently began producing manual siren then engined, grinding machines and bicycles.
1921 Mars A20 White Mars already has a protective wing to avoid the rider's feet and from water splashes. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aPeBc)
In 1903 the company started making the construction of motorcycles and small cars. From the motorcycle production resulted in several designs, one the most famous design was a legendary motorcycle called Mars A20 Weiße Mars or White Mars (due to the color was white) designed by an engineer named Claus Franzenburger in 1920 (Actually, the motorbikes also available in the color of red and green).
1921 Mars A20 White Mars uses a Maybach's boxer twin engine that has a capacity of 955 cc. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aPeBc)
This motorcycle uses a boxer twin-engine of Maybach (now the high tech division of Mercedes-Benz) that has a capacity of 955 cc, while horsepower figures were believed to be just over 7 hp at the wheel and 12 hp at the crankshaft. It using a pressed steel frame and has a unique design and relatively very futuristic at the time.
But unfortunately, when there is inflation at around 1923/1924, the company is experiencing financial difficulties and in the end, the company ceased operations in 1958.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ]
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Saturday, December 28, 2019

These Militaire motorcycles not ever been used in military duties

Perhaps you have never seen the figure of these classic motorcycles before. This is one of the vintage four-cylinder motorcycles that were manufactured from 1913 until 1917 by Militaire Auto Company of Buffalo New York.

The Militaire motorcycle departed sharply from conventional forms in design and construction and was apparently conceived as a two-wheeled car. The original vehicle, powered by a single-cylinder, has hub-center steering, a steering wheel and retractable outrigger wheels at the rear. But later the single-cylinder engine had been replaced by a four-cylinder, and the steering wheel was supplanted by handlebars. The automotive-style frame and rear idler wheels remained.
1915 Militaire Model 2 vintage motorcycle. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cJBov)
Don't judge the book by its cover. Despite the name, the Militaire was not really intended as a military device from the beginning. It was too long and heavy for a motorcycle and too unstable for a car. Although the Army did buy a few examples for use in France in 1918, the machines were immobilized by mud. So, the Militaire motorcycle has never been used as a military device at all.

As we all seen now, these antique motorcycles used a 68 cubic-inch, 1,065 cc engine delivered better than 11 horsepower through a three-speed and reverse floor shift transmission and shaft drive. The wheelbase, like the early Henderson, was 65 inches. The wooden artillery wheels carried 28-inch x 3 clincher tires.
Right side view of 1915 Militaire Model 2 vintage motorcycle. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cJBov)
It also has some very unusual features, such as:
  • wooden artillery wheels with 28-inch x 3 clincher tires, 
  • a curved front axel on which the front bearing slid in order to make a turn,
  • a car like three-speed “on the floor” type stick shift plus reverse gear,
  • shaft drive through beveled gears with an enclosed ring gear and pinion at the rear wheel and on the side,
  • retractable outrigger wheels which also has a big advantage when waiting for the traffic lights. 
The foot lever operated wheels retract like landing gear on an aircraft. You can stop to a complete standstill and accelerate again without taking your feet from the footboards.
With an overall length of 97 inches, it must have been the longest machine on the road. The potential speed is up to 70 mph. This 1915 model is one of the few surviving machines in existence. If you wanted to buy one of these in 1915 it would have set you back $335, but now according to Mecum Auctions, it has an estimated value of about $130,000 - $150,000.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MECUM AUCTIONS | HOTRODPEEPS]
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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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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Seeing roundtank BSA classic motorcycle

When viewed from the looks, it's indeed a British motorcycle named BSA Roundtank is old. The design is simple, which is only dominated by old metal frame without any parts made of plastic material.
1925 BSA Model B25 'Round Tank' 250cc one of the oldest motorcycle owned by Museum Angkut, Malang. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Mmdk0C)
Remarkably, the figure of a classic motorcycle that now belongs to the Museum Angkut in Malang, despite being very old, this motorbike is still well maintained in original condition without ever being restored since it was taken over by the museum in 2012.

"These are all original, this motorbike is the only one that we've locally got in Indonesia. We bought it from someone in Sumatra, at that time the engine condition was still good and could be run," said Yokka Rhismadora, a representative of the Museum Angkut in an interview while participating in the 2015 IIMS event.

This classic motorcycle performance system which has an engine capacity of around 250 cc and far away from being an automatic word. It is designed to be used as a soldier vehicle during the 1st World War. All motion system mechanisms are operated manually and conventionally.
Ranging from starting up its engine with the ankle, the gas grip that is still played with an iron lever next to the handle, gearshift with the gear lever, to the side oil pump that must be diligently pumped manually every few hundred meters of usage.

Even more unique, the oldest British roundtank motorcycle owned by the Malang-based museum still use the headights with the wick and oil as a lighting system like a petromax lamp. Wanna see the motorcycle just come to the Museum Angkut in Malang!
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 | ]
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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Here it is Komando, an extremely unique twin-engined scooter

At a glance, if you look at the vehicle figure, it will cross our minds that this is a tactical combat vehicle that is ready to be used by soldiers on the battlefield. Indeed, this is the impression wants to get by the vehicle maker when first make it.

The fact, the vehicle is the extreme and unique scooter modification results and given the name of 'Komando,' which was made by a man from Cilegon, Banten named Bagas Roffiyanto.
Komando, an extremely unique nine-wheeled scooter from Banten and still can be used as vehicles on the highway. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2siBWQV)
It all started when he wanted to modify the 1986 Vespa Strada scooter of his-owned then he chose the concept of a tactical combat vehicle due to he was very inspired by his father who worked as a soldier.

"Its basic was 1986 Vespa Strada, (and) inspired by (my) father who is worked as a soldier and also because I was not passed when registering the army. So I decided to make my scooter like an army vehicle," Bagas said as quoted by detikOto.

Unmitigated, he then completely overhauled his Vespa scooter appearance in his workshop and assisted by some friends. This extreme scooter modification process was carried out for 5 months and cost up to Rp.15 million, so be the figure of an extreme scooter that appears in gray, black and green military camouflage color.
Komando, an extremely unique scooter from Banten which is driven by two engines made by Bagas Roffiyanto. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2siBWQV)
Then he added a number of accessories to add the more military impression and the vehicle' fierce look such as on the front there was a machine gun replica, then the ex-ammo box was mounted on the left side and functioned to store mechanic's tools, then there were several other accessories such as ex bazooka tubes. Meanwhile, behind the rider seat, there's one seat is provided for passengers.

This extremely unique modified scooter has a length of about 3.5 m and a width of 1.2 m. As the drivetrain of this extremely unique nine-wheeled scooter is 2 units of engines installed at the rear where the first engine was taken from the 1975 Bajaj Chetak (front) and the second of the 1986 Vespa Strada (rear). Above the engines were also installed 2 units of fuel tubes.

To operate this extreme vehicle can be said to be a bit unique, where the rider must first start its two engines via its typical manually kick-starters. Then the driver sits in a lower position than the standard scooter seat. In addition, to control this extreme scooter, the rider hands should be stretched upwards like the high handlebar motorcycle riding position with the throttle position on the right-hand, clutch and gear-shifting on the left.

After the engine is turned on and by considering the condition of the vehicle which is fairly long, the rider must be able to adjust the speed when riding it on the road. Well, although it is driven by two engine units, not necessarily the rider could be maximized the power of its engines.
Komando was inspired by Bagas Roffiyanto's father who worked as a soldier. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2siBWQV)
"I did not dare to go fast when riding it, at most 40 to 50 kilometers per hour, and even then on the straight and empty road only. Because the Komando's length is 3.5 meters and 1.2 meters wide is not possible to run at high speed," said Bagas.

Nevertheless, this extremely unique modified vehicle has been used to drive around the streets of Banten together with his community members. This extreme vehicle was also ever participated in several motorcycle contests and also ever was ranked third for the 'Vespa Extreme' category in one event.

The scooter mentioned above can function like other two-wheeled vehicles so that it can be used as vehicles on the highway, but so far it is not known yet whether those vehicles have the roadworthy permit from the authorities.

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 | ANTARA-JAMBI | DETIKOTO]
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Other unique wooden scooters made in Indonesia

Among the many modifications to the scooter in the world, perhaps the scooters made of wood are the most unique. After the last article, we discussed the Vespa MP6 scooter replica made of wood waste by Eri Ashari
Two wooden scooters made by an Indonesian craftsman named Eri Ashari. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2E8S0Y8)
So on this occasion, what was discussed was still about the unique scooters made of wood and were the work of the other Indonesian wood craftsmen.
Jepara, a small city in Central Java which been known for a long time for the beauty of its wood carving. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rA1sB4)
Now we head to a small city in Central Java named Jepara. This city has been known for a long time for the beauty of its wood carving. And it turns out that in the city we can also find the scooters made of teak wood. Let's take a look two of them:

1. 1973 Vespa Super by Ruli Wood Custom
This unique wooden scooter was built by a Jepara-based workshop named Ruli Wood Custom. This unique scooter was created after going through a fairly long work process, which is around 3 to 4 months and the 1973 Vespa Super scooter was used as the modification basic material
1973 Vespa scooter made of teak wood by Ruli Wood Custom shown off at the ISF 2017 in Yogyakarta. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2RMvyw1)
Although the scooter is not entirely made of wood, according to Ruli Krisnawan of Ruli Wood Custom if the whole body of the scooter is made of wood, so the potential for the broken of the body is very large, if happens will endanger its rider.
On some of the 1973 Vespa Super scooter's body parts were decorated with a beautiful Jepara carving. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Pb7H7u)
Therefore the original body of the scooter is still used, then it layered with teak wood which then is carved. The chosen of the teak wood as the coating material for this scooter body, because this type of wood has good quality than another type of wood, and has an advantage is a beautiful texture as well.
The 1973 Vespa Super scooter's handlebar and mirrors were also decorated with a beautiful Jepara carving. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Pb7H7u)
However, the scooter components or parts which are related to its driving system (like engine and rims), remain in the original condition are not replaced and not layered with teak wood as well.

2. A wooden replica of Lambretta LI 125 by Taufiq Qurrohman
Still from Jepara, a city in Central Java which is famous for its wood carving. Apparently, there is another wooden scooter is a replica of Lambretta LI 125 scooter made by a wood craftsman named Taufiq Qurrohman. Unlike the previous wooden scooters which only layered the original body of the Vespa scooter with teak wood, but the Taufiq-made scooter whole frame and body made of teak wood.
A wooden replica of Lambretta LI 125 scooter made by a Jepara craftsman named Taufiq Qurrohman. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rDGMbp)
Taufiq Qurrahman was riding
on the wooden replica of the
Lambretta LI 125 of his-owned.  
(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LFEqjb)
According to the maker, the idea of ​​making the wooden scooter is his own idea and the entire frame and body are also made by him. Meanwhile, for mounting the engine to the vehicle frame, he got help from a mechanic. And the whole building process from the concept to completion and the scooter ready for use takes about nine weeks.

This unique wooden scooter uses automatic machines (but the names and types of machines are not mentioned), the use of this machine is intended to ease maintenance, comfortability when driving and can be used by anyone, including women.

All-wooden scooters mentioned above can function like other two-wheeled vehicles so that they can be used as vehicles on the highway, but so far it is not known yet whether those vehicles have the roadworthy permit from the authorities.

Before closing the article, there's another unique modified scooter made by an Indonesian scooter builder called Komando.
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 | MOTOREXPERTZ | SURABAYA-KOMPAS]
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A steampunk motorcycle inspired by an old Soviet Union' train

The concept or idea of ​​modification to create a cool motorcycle to look different can come from anywhere. Even ideas can come from unexpected things and even the concepts they carry are diverse, ranging from unique, classic to modern concepts.
The Stalin Trike steampunk-style motorcycle built by Asook Customs. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2E1SGhT)
So not infrequently the creative ideas of the modifiers can change the motorcycle appearance that was originally mediocre to be more unique.

Like this modified steampunk motorcycle called the Stalin Trike made by Asook Customs, the Saint-Petersburg-based motorcycle builder is inspired by the Soviet Union's classic train. Just an info, in its hey day the train was able to run up to speeds of 110 miles per hour or around 160 km per hour.
The Soviet Union's train is the source of inspiration for the steampunk-styled Stalin Trike. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2E1SGhT)
As reported by Ride Apart, that the modified steampunk motorcycle inspired by Josep Stalin's era locomotive applied two wheels at the front and one wheel at the back with the selection of small-diameter tires. While the fairing section is made in such a way that it resembles the design of the steam furnace of the classic train, by the design of the swooping line that surrounds the headlight like a veil, and combined the image of two large red stars on the front-wheels.
Front view of the Stalin Trike custom built by Asook Customs. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2E1SGhT)
What's interesting about this modification is the overall appearance of the body, which may have never been on the market before. Like the handlebars or steering that serves to control the two front wheels by using the lever with a vertical grip.
Right side view of the Stalin Trike custom built by Asook Customs. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2E1SGhT)
Unfortunately, there is no information about the engine that carried this motorbike. Only mentioned that the engine is made of elements of an aircraft radial motor. By design, it rotates the rear wheel through a horizontal bar, like an old steam locomotive. It looks incredibly cool, but unfortunately does not work well. It is unknown whether this three-wheeled vehicle roadworthy and can be used as befits a motorcycle in general.
Top view of the Stalin Trike custom built by Asook Customs. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2E1SGhT)
Although inspired by a fast steam train, the modifier did not design this three-wheeled motorcycle to ride at high speed. And this modification is clearly only focused on a unique look and to show it has a complicated design. This is inseparable as proof of the manifestation of creative modification with concepts whose basic ideas are taken from the great history of the Soviet Union.
Rear-right side view of the Stalin Trike custom built by Asook Customs. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2E1SGhT)
At least, this motorcycle modification can give an idea to automotive lovers, especially the modifiers, as well as to show that the sources of inspiration of something unique can be taken from anywhere and even of the simple things.

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 | INAZUMACAFE | MOTORIDERSUNIVERSE | RIDEAPART]
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

An Indonesian-made classic Vespa scooter of wood waste

As understood by all of us, that in the process of automotive modification sometimes not familiar with the 'expensive' word. In addition, the unique shape and eccentric appearance sometimes also become the owner's choices. Especially for motorcycle enthusiasts, typically they use motorcycle design based on their expertise-owned. In a previous article, there was a carpenter from Portugal named Carlos Alberto who made a unique wooden Vespa scooter.
The wooden Vespa composed of 65 million pieces of pencil wood waste, made by Eri Ashari shown off at the 2018 Indonesian Scooter Festival held in the Jogja Expo Center. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2E3nEGn)
Much like that but now an Indonesian wood craftsman who made a classic-type Vespa into a very unique scooter and looked different than others.

Well, he is Eri Ashari who managed to make a replica of the Vespa MP6 prototype scooter whose entire body is made of wood waste (specifically wood waste from the pencil-making industry).

Through his skilled hands, he managed to arrange more than 65 million pieces of wood waste material into an antique Vespa scooter for more than 2 years.
Eri Ashari posed with his wooden Vespa scooter creation. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rmMGO9)
"This is all from pencil wood waste. There are about 65 million pieces to make this (scooter). Incidentally, indeed in my place, there are so many (wood waste), so I use them. The seats are also made of wood," Eri explained as quoted of the Tribun-Jogja.

A wooden Vespa scooter by Eri Ashari.  
(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LFEqjb)
Eri also mentioned that before he ever had made several unique wooden scooters and this antique scooter was his fifth works. He further added that this scooter was the first scooter he made from the pencil wood waste material and possibly the first in the world.

"It starts to be produced in 2016, (and) this is actually the fifth Vespa. So from the small pieces of wood waste, it's (then) arranged (in such a way). What makes it difficult because (the material) is stiff, so it's hard to shape. It should be arranged vertically if arrange in horizontal was easy to break. This is the only (scooter) made from pencil wood waste. After this, there will be no more," he explained.

Besides being made of wood waste material, the antique Vespa created by Eri Ashari also has a remotely-controlled digital audio system. Then there is a fairly large white ivory-colored precious stone embedded in the seat that functions as a cooler, so that even though you sit for a long time but the seat does not feel hot. To ease its maintenance, the whole body of this antique scooter is given a nano-coating layer.

Eri also said that this shiny brown lines patterned wooden scooter had succeeded in carrying out a test drive through a long journey over more 1,000 km with the route of Lembang to Pangandaran round trip. He also said that this antique wooden Vespa had got a roadworthy permit from the authorities.

When asked about the price, it is not surprising that the antique Vespa by Eri has a pretty fantastic price. According to him, so far his wooden Vespa has received an offer from a scooter enthusiast with a price of €139,000 or equivalent to Rp. 1.9 billion. Although the scooter has been offered at a fantastic price until now he has not been willing to let it go.
"This year (2018 ago), I want (the scooter) to be auctioned off, but the price is not known yet. There are many offers coming in, from Italy, Indonesia too. But I'm not pursuing the high prices, but I want my wooden Vespa works to fall to someone who can appreciate it as an artwork," he said.

Reportedly now, Eri Ashari is finding out about the possibility to keep his antique Vespa in a museum, possibly in Yogyakarta or Bandung. Besides this Eri' wooden scooter,  do you want to see other unique wooden scooters made by two Jepara craftsmen? Let's take a look them!

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