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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Unique shaped scooters from the past

For those of you who may still be confused with the 'scooter' term and what is the difference with an ordinary motorcycle. The definition of 'scooter' is a type of two-wheeled vehicle or motorcycle with a frame that is one with the body (monocoque) so that its rider has a special platform to put his feet.
Unique shaped scooters (in pictured: Unibus scooter) from the past. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2UyYDZB)
Perhaps when it was first shown to the public in the past, its shape was not as we know it now. And maybe you will ask about how unique the shape of the scooter was when it first began to be developed in the past. Here're unique shaped of pioneered scooter was built in early 19th up to 20th centuries;

1. Hildebrand und Wolfmuller
Scooter design began to develop since 1914, but long before there's a German manufacturer named Hildebrand und Wolfmuller had pioneered the first model of scooter in early nineteenth century. But the Hildebrand und Wolfmuller models are not well developed due to the complexity of the design, including the rear wheels which are driven directly by the engine piston as well as on the steam locomotives.
This is Hildebrand und Wolfmüller motorcycle was brought by an Englishman named John C. Potter in 1893 and later known as the first motorcycle in Indonesia. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Nwfrq1)
But amazingly, this German-made scooter was the figure of a motorcycle that first stopped in Indonesia (at that time still called the Dutch East Indies) which was imported directly by a British named John C. Potter in 1893. (Here's the full story).

2. Auto-Fauteuil
In 1902, a French manufacturer made a scooter named Auto-Fauteuil which is often regarded as one of the forerunners of the modern scooter. Unlike today's scooters, Auto-Fauteuil scooters drive the rear wheels with a chain system, just like an ordinary motorcycle. Its trademark is the rider's seat adopts a (house) chair model with arms and backrests.
Auto-Fauteuil 1908 model "Tour" 490 cc, water cooled, single frame. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2UR5VwD)
And the story behind the creation of this scooter is also quite unique, it all began when the French factory named Georges Gauthier and Cie. in Blois, Loir-et -Cher, which is actually an auto-parts manufacturer tried to make a scooter.

The scooter manufactured between 1902 and 1922 and the presence of these scooters was quite attention-grabbing in the eyes of the bikers of the era. At  first the power units were supplied by De Dion Bouton, but by 1906 Gauthier used his own engines. These engines could be ordered in several capacities, with magneto or battery and coil ignition and engines could be air-cooled or water cooled.

3. Autoped
Then the first generation of scooters was marked by the appearance of Autoped in 1915. The Autoped was an early motor scooter or motorized scooter manufactured by the Autoped Company of Long Island City, New York from 1915 to 1921.
1919 Autoped, (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KXq9jQ)
To ride the Autoped had a unique way, namely the driver stood on a platform with 10-inch tires and operated the machine by pushing the handlebars forward, while for braking, the driver must pull the handlebars towards the rear.
Krupp licence-built Autoped with seat. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KXq9jQ)
The engine was an air-cooled, 4-stroke, 155 cc engine over the front wheel. The bike came with a headlamp and tail lamp, a Klaxon horn, and a toolbox. Developed during wartime and gasoline rationing, it was quite efficient, but was not widely distributed and used (for example, used by traffic police officers).

4. Unibus
Next unique scooter is a scooter from England which is also included in the first generation scooter category. The scooter was named Unibus, ie a scooter produced by a British company called Gloster Aircraft Co. and before producing scooters, this British company founded in 1917 had been producing airplanes which were used during the first world war. And at the end of the war which was precisely in 1920, the company decided to switch to producing two-wheeled vehicles, namely Scooters.
Unibus scooter as display at the Jet Age Museum in Gloucestershire, England. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2DuB6Ds)
This unique scooter designer is Harold Boultbee who is also an engineer at those British manufacturing company. In its heyday, Unibus was a scooter that used a fairly sophisticated engine so many people at that time dubbed it "The Car On Two Wheels". The Unibus scooter uses a 2-stroke one-cylinder air-cooled engine with a capacity of 270 cc. These engine is capable of producing power up to 2.5 horsepower, which then delivers the power to the rear wheels through the two-speed manual transmission system. Then the legs that allow this scooter to roll on the road are a pair of 16-inch wheels.
With engine specifications that are fairly sophisticated at that time, of course it is not surprising that the selling price becomes expensive. Especially by carrying out an elegant design, then at that time, Unibus was considered a masterpiece. But as a result of the high price of these scooters, made it unsold on the market. So finally in 1922 the production was stopped. And for 2 years producing Unibus scooters, the British manufacturer only made 100 units. And if you currently feel interested and want to see this Unibus scooter figure, then you are advised to come up to the Jet Age Museum in Gloucestershire, England. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | SCOOTERNET.GR | YESTERDAYS | HITS FROM THE 80S&90S]
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Engler F.F Superquad, a unique blend of Supercars and quad bikes

This year's Geneva Motor Show automotive exhibition hosts a number of car manufacturers in the world. Not only automotive brands with great reputation were present, but there were a number of small companies also enlivened the exhibition which took place in Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland. Besides that, there are also several unique vehicle models that are also displayed to enliven the event of this famous automotive exhibition.
The Engler F.F Superquad is a cross between a supercar and a quad bike. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NUZJwY)
And one of the companies that managed to attract the attention of visitors to the exhibition was Engler, a Slovakian automotive company whose founded by Victor Engler. At this exhibition the company officially introduced a unique vehicle named Engler F.F Superquad.
The unique vehicle named Engler F.F Superquad has been premiered at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NY3wK2)
As the name implies, these unique vehicle is a blend of supercars and quadbikes. Yes, even though it has four wheels, this vehicle does not have a cabin and steering wheel. And it looks more unique, because this vehicle is not provided a bench, but only pinned to the seat extends to the rear and the handlebar as it is found on a motorcycle.

While on the engine side, this Slovak company claims that the Engler F.F Superquad which is powered by a V10 engine with a capacity of 5.2 liters can spit power up to 850 hp. (In our opinion) most likely the engine is sourced from the Lamborghini Gallardo, Huracan, or Audi R8.
This unique vehicle only has a fairly light weight that is around 850 kg, and is also claimed to be able to produce a perfect power-to-weight ratio of 1:1. And reportedly, the Engler F.F Superquad can accelerate from rest to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h). WOW!
The manufacturer of Engler F.F Superquad also explained if the customers able to personalize vehicle components according to their wishes and there are a number of different color choices. These unique vehicle has engineered and developed its own aluminum chassis and carbon fiber body, which it plans to manufacture in-house. However, the company has not officially informed the price of this Engler F.F Superquad.

Do you want to feel the intense sensation of the supercar power on the bike's handlebars instead of the steering wheel as always. If yes, You must try to ride this unique kind of vehicles.

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 | SUPER-QUAD | CARSCOOPS | AUTOBLOG]
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Ducati is also being developed their first electric motorbikes

The era of electric vehicles is now being started by the world's car and motorcycle manufacturers. Even one of large motorcycle manufacturers such as Ducati are also eager to produce electric motorbikes in the near future.

Recently CEO of Ducati, Claudio Domenicali announced the Ducati's plan to produce electric motorbikes. Even claimed those large Italian motorcycle manufacturer is ready to produce these environmentally friendly motorbikes.
Ducati Zero Concept was an electric motorcycle concept developed by Ducati in collaboration with the Milan Polytechnic School of Design. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2TecOql)
"The future is electric, we’re not far from starting series production," said Claudio Domenicali as quoted by Indianautosblog.

After Claudio Domenicalli talked about Ducati electric motorbikes, and then Ducati Chief of Innovation, Pierluigi Zampieri also confirmed that electric motorbikes are a future part of Ducati.
Right side view of Ducati Zero Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2TecOql)
Pierluigi Zampieri even confirmed that the company is currently in the process of working on an electric motorcycle. But unfortunately, he did not want to state clearly whether it would be the first electric motorcycle product from these Italian motorcycle manufacturer.

"The development process can take a long time. Ducati will assemble an electric motorcycle designed with Ducati's own expertise," said Pierluigi Zampieri, as quoted by Indianautosblog, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
Rear three quarter view of Ducati Zero Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2UbAqZY)
The plan of an electric motorcycle of Ducati is indeed not a new discourse. Previously they had also collaborated with Milan Polytechnic School of Design to make an electric motorcycle design. 

Then some time ago it has also been introduced with the name Ducati Zero which is an electric motorcycle concept. It could be that Zero will be included in the Ducati's production line and will be introduced at the upcoming EICMA 2019.

Yes, even though the electric motorcycle market does not yet have promising potential. But looking at the direction of the world's automotive industry, especially two-wheelers producers, it seems that electric motorbikes as the future vehicle seem a necessity to be produced in the near future. Who knows?

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 | INDIANAUTOSBLOG]
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Flying motorcycles technology is getting closer to reality

When we talk about the flying motorbikes, and then in the minds of most people is a motorcycle that can fly. In other words, those vehicle can run just like a motorcycle in general, but also can fly when needed.
Lazareth LMV 496 flying motorbike prototype of  in its first appearance to the public at January 31, 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GsFzbR)
Well, that is what Ludovic Lazareth, a French inventor and owner of Lazareth Auto-Moto, wants to be realized. This can be clearly seen on the newest motorcycle prototype named Lazareth LMV 496, which was introduced to the public on January 31, 2019.
Lazareth LMV 496 flying motorbike prototype of  in its first appearance to the public at January 31, 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GwF0xZ)
As quoted from Journaldugeek, Lazareth LMV 496 actually has 4 wheels (2 wheels in front and another 2 in the rear) to drive on the road, but also equipped with 4 turbine units made by a German company called JetCat which allows it to fly because the four wheels can open automatically just by pressing the button on the steering wheel.
Lazareth LMV 496 flying motorbike prototype of  in its first appearance to the public at January 31, 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GwF0xZ)
In addition, Ludovic Lazareth also cooperates with other French companies, namely NTN-SNR, which is responsible for the wheel rotation mechanism on the Lazareth LMV 496. Unfortunately, there is still no more detailed information regarding the maximum altitude and speed that able to achieve by Lazareth LMV 496, thus also the production version.
With the introductionary of Lazareth LV 496 to the world's automotive lovers are a sign that the automotive industry is getting closer to the future. In fact, the police force in Dubai are also studying possibility to form their new fleet which will be filled with a series of flying motorbikes.

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 | JOURNALDUGEEK]
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The BMW G310SS concept makes a fierce apppearance

The naked BMW G310R motorcycle for some people looks less sporty, meanwhile until now BMW Motorad has not released a sports model yet. To treat this feeling, then A-Tech, one of Japan's leading body kit manufacturers, collaborated with their compatriot automotive magazine named Young Machine to design a sport-designed motorcycle concept based on the BMW G310R called BMW G310SS. And also mentioned those concept imitates the design of BMW S1000RR superbike model.
Computer rendered image of the BMW G310SS supersport bike concept made by Young Machine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2RJJSlK)
After the entire body of the BMW G310R is stripped out and then wrapped back in a new luxurious carbon body. In the middle of its fairing there is an air intake that looks exactly the same as the S1000RR, due to all its new body elements are made unity then make the motorcycle designs more aerodynamic.
BMW G310SS Prototype designed by A-Tech & Young Machine reborn as a completely different from its donor G310R with the original machine armed with carbon aero parts. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2RJJSlK)
Some of body design is inspired by the Moto3 motorbike racing model with an exhaust placement under the seat which immediately reminds us of the motorcycle figure of the mid-2000s.
A-Tech & Young Machine- BMW G310SS Prototype (Left) made based on the naked G310R (right), the original machine armed with carbon aero parts is "G310SS". The motorcycle reborn as a completely different one. "Black diamond" of dry carbon unified in black is a signboard brand of Atech. Like the S1000RR, the side panels are asymmetric. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2RJJSlK)
As result this motorcycle looks not too tall for a rider who has a 172 centimeter height posture with the feet position perfectly stepped on the ground. A-Tech also designed a sporty sitting position but not tiring. It coupled with those new body design there are several other improvements so it able to cut the weight up to almost 50 kilograms, it thanks to the new body uses carbon kevlar materials. The headlights are removed and replaced with stickers similar to supersport racing motorcycles.
Layout of rum air & muffler center with centering on the engine which sucks from the front and exhausts to the back. The battery is made of Italian ALIANT which is lightweight and high performance. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2RJJSlK)
A-Tech claims that the workmanship of this motorcycle concept is completed in about 2-3 months starting from zero on the basis of the BMW G310R. At the first stage is the replacement of the tank which is made to be more sporty and easily clamped during racing. Even though the lights are still stickers, the actual lights will be made in the future uses the LED-type with the smallest possible shape made.
Muffler and sharp tail produce a dazzling rear view. These are the single and highest moto 3 racer = NSF 250 RW is the image source. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2RJJSlK)
The plan, the company will sell this motorcycle concept in the form of a body kit package worth of JPN ¥150,000 or around Rp.19 million. There is a replacement option on the front wheel. The board is now sporty and squeezed. Now it seems like today's ability and leave naked sports support.

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 | A-TECH | YOUNG MACHINE | RIDE APART]
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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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