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Showing posts with label MotorCycles. Show all posts
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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Seeing two unknown Yamaha Frogs of the past

~Weird FROGS~ Did you know that in the past there was a Yamaha poster that contained a picture of a large Frog in the middle of the road being illuminated by a light. I don't know what this poster means, what is certain is that this Japanese motorcycle manufacturer is not selling Frogs
Do any of you know what this Yamaha scooter model is called? (Picture from: RiderTua)
So what does Yamaha have to do with the Frog? Of course this piqued our curiosity to find out if Yamaha had a close relationship with the Frog? Indeed, not many people know that in the past this Japanese motorcycle manufacturer had a two-wheeled vehicle that wore the Frog name. 
A funny, weird Yamaha poster that contained a picture of a large Frog in the middle of the road being illuminated by a vehicle headlight. (Picture from: RiderTua)
And what we found at least, there were two Yamaha models of two-wheeled vehicles that carried the name Frog, as described below;

1. Yamaha Frog Electric Scooter Concept
This scooter not only carries the name Frog (as you can see on the sides), but also has a unique shape which at first glance is indeed very similar to the amphibious creatures. As you can see the front fascia is different from the majority of scooters currently on the market. There are two headlamps that stick out like a frog's eyes, and a fender that is attached to the body.
This possibility is one of the electric powered scooter concepts made by Yamaha back in the 1991. (Picture from: RiderTua)
The shape of the fender is different from the majority of current scooters which are separate from the body. At a glance, its shape reminds the public three-wheeled vehicles of the past, namely the Daihatsu Midget MP4 or in Indonesian called as Bemo. Turning to the back of the shape is also no less unique. The rear body piece is slightly ''bloated'', almost like one on the Vespa automatic scooter, coupled with the single-seat similar to the one on the Vespa 948. The rear stop and turn signal lights are also round like the front.
Yamaha had released Vinoora scooter for the Taiwan market in 2020, which has a similar unique-looking of the 1991 Yamaha Frog scooter. (Picture from: SerambiNews)
Unfortunately the drivetrain details which are not known, the information is also very scanty. This possibility is one of the electric powered scooter concepts made by Yamaha back in the 1991. And this Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the production of a similar scooter for the Taiwan market was named the Yamaha Vinoora in the 2020.

2. Yamaha Frog FZ750 Concept
The following one is also named Frog or the full Yamaha Frog FZ750 concept bike made by Frog Design in 1985 on the basis of the Yamaha FZ750. The company that designed this motorcycle is actually a company founded by Hartmut Esslinger in 1969 and is known as the designer for Apple computer casings in the 1980s.
The Yamaha Frog FZ750 motorbike concept made by Frog Design in 1985 on the basis of the Yamaha FZ750. (Picture from: RiderTua)
And the beginning of the birth of the Yamaha Frog FZ750 itself was because at that time Frog Design took part in a Yamaha motorcycle design competition held in collaboration with a German motorcycle magazine Motorrad. The goal is to get a safer and more beautiful motor design. Hartmut Esslinger said that apart from creating a futuristic design he also integrated safety features found by the University of Bochum, Germany. These features affect the design of the body and fuel tank of the Frog FZ750.
Even though the Yamaha Frog FZ750 is considered the most innovative invention of the time, Yamaha is reluctant to mass-produce this motorbike because it is considered impractical. (Picture from: RiderTua)
On the other hand, Esslinger also innovated in the lighting sector by adding dual main lights to maximize lighting. He also designed the rim design from carbon fiber. Yamaha Frog FZ750 was the most innovative invention at that time. Now the motorbike is at the Yamaha headquarters in Hammamatsu, Japan. Even though it is considered the most innovative invention, Yamaha is reluctant to mass-produce this motorbike because it is considered impractical.
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 | RIDEAPART ]
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Saturday, May 13, 2023

The 2nd edition electric motorcycle of LiveWire is ready to launch soon

~2nd Edition~ As we all know that LiveWire has become an independent brand after being officially separated from Harley-Davidson. Recently the American marque is also known to have launched its second electric motorcycle product named the LiveWire S2 Del Mar.
The LiveWire S2 Del Mar has a modern retro feel with dashing designs. (Picture from: FoxNews)
Unlike the first model of LiveWire One, which had a naked bike style, while this new electric motorcycle has a modern retro feel with dashing designs. As quoted from RideApart, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar deliberately brings the iconic Harley-Davidson XR750 design language. So if you pay attention, the style of the street tracker motorbike can be seen on the electric motorbike.
The LiveWire S2 Del Mar uses the new Arrow LiveWire S2 platform, consisting of a modular battery, electric motor, charging and control system. (Picture from: GreatBiker)
Jochen Zeitz, CEO of Harley-Davidson said, "This new electric motorbike is the company's step towards becoming a leader in the electric motorbike segment which in the future is believed to be even more stretched."

"The S2 Del Mar model represents the next step in the development of the LiveWire brand. The Del Mar-enabled ARROW platform, developed internally, demonstrates our ambition to be a leader in the two-wheeled electric vehicles class, and make LiveWire the world's most sought-after electric motorcycle brand," he said as we've quoted from GreatBiker.
The LiveWire S2 Del Mar deliberately brings the iconic Harley-Davidson XR750 design language. (Picture from: FoxNews)
The LiveWire S2 Del Mar provides two models, namely the Launch Edition, and the Standard version. As for what would be specially launched now is the Launch Edition, it will be produced in a limited number of only 100 units, which marked them with a special serial number. For those whose interested, You can order it directly on the LiveWire website with prices starting at $17,699 or around Rp.258 million.

The LiveWire S2 Del Mar uses the new Arrow LiveWire S2 platform, consisting of a modular battery, electric motor, charging and control system. All of that is the result of development at the motorcycle maker LiveWire's workshop in Mountain View, California.
Thanks to its fully integrated chassis, no wonder if the LiveWire S2 Del Mar weighted of 440 lbs, with powertrain capable spewed power of 59.6 kW (80 horsepower). (Picture from: Vahna)
Thanks to its fully integrated chassis, no wonder if the LiveWire S2 Del Mar weighted of 440 lbs, with powertrain capable spewed power of 59.6 kW (80 horsepower). Under this favorable power-to-weight ratio allows it to accelerate from rest to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Specifically for the battery, it is claimed to be able to travel a maximum distance of up to 100 miles or around 160 km.
The LiveWire S2 Del Mar capable to accelerate from rest to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and able to ride up to a maximum distance of 100 miles or around 160 km. (Picture from: FoxNews)
Furthermore, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar Launch Edition will feature an exclusive touch of Jasper Gray or Comet Indigo. There are several unique motif designs on the bodies, and using a pair of special design 19-inches rims then wrapped in Dunlop DT1 wide tread tires.
The LiveWire S2 Del Mar Launch Edition will begin production as soon as pre-orders are reached or no later than November 2022 and begin shipping to consumers in April 2023. Meanwhile, production of the standard version with a base trim model will take place after that, and sales at prices starting from $15,000 or around Rp.219 million.

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 | LIVEWIRE | RIDEAPART | GREATBIKER | FOXNEWS | VAHNA ]
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Friday, May 5, 2023

Revival BMW Landspeeder

~ONE Off~ A custom built motorcycle inspired by the classic figure of 1928 BMW R37, a racing motorcycle ridden by the famous German rider named Ernst Henne, when he broke the world record in speed in early 1930s.
Revival Cycles BMW Landspeeder inspired Ernst Henne’s 1928 BMW R37. (Picture from: BikeExif)
And it was Revival Cycles, an Austin-based home modification tried to build a motorcycle as an attempt to revive the 'spirit' of BMW R37 with a quite radical look and given the name of Revival BMW Landspeeder
.


The
story is just as unusual as the
custom motorcycle itself and started when a customer asks to be made a motorcycle that is appropriate for display in a gallery. The customer intention to make 20 motorcycles and hire at least five custom builders simultaneously. 


"All we really knew was that Max Hazan was building one, and we were building one. Of course, we were interested!" told Alan Stulberg of Revival Cycles as quoted of Bikeexif.
Ernst Henne’s supercharged BMW R37. (Picture from: BikeExif)
Alan was given full creative freedom, subject to budget. "Not the first time that’s happened, but it was the first time we knew a motorcycle would never be ridden by its owner—and did not need to be street legal."

Motorcycle's frame do not use aluminum and replacing steel chassis were formed in such a way, but with the wheelbase a slightly elongated several inches than the inspiration motorcycle model.
Left side view of Revival Cycles BMW Landspeeder. (Picture from: BikeExif)
The original fork is still maintained because it is capable of holding the motorcycle even lauched more than 150 kph. But at the rear coupled with preload kinematic adjustable swing arms. Work on the chassis and legs takes up more than six weeks.
Rear side view of Revival Cycles BMW Landspeeder. (Picture from: BikeExif)
After all parts installed precision, then the design of the handlebars and the seat were made so exotic. The next step is to apply the BMW R100 engine connected with two classic design exhausts. "I want all of them are not only elegant but also works perfectly," continued Alan.
Now for the color, if the whole body of the custom motorcycle is painted in black matte, and let its engine chrome-plated as well as the exhaust color was gold. These reincarnation results of 1920s racing motorcycle have been exhibited in a motorcycle custom event which held in Austin, Texas in April and at the same time meant to welcome the MotoGP event back in the 2016.

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 [02072016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BIKEEXIF]
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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

The 20th century's balanced two-wheeled car

~The Extinct~ We are talking about unusual vehicles again. This vehicle is not a motorcycle even though it has and uses two wheels, neither a car. At a glance, this vehicle is similar to Bi-Autogo, the other unique vehicle that we have discussed previously.
Shilovsky Gyrocar was made by the Wolseley Tool & Motorcar Company in 1914 under commissioned by Count Pyotr Shilovsky. (Picture from: Jalopnik)
Unusual vehicles mentioned above is focused on a bizarre-shaped vehicle and examine the story behind how it was created. One of the weirdest of all time is the Shilovsky Gyrocar, a vehicle that looked like a cross between a motorbike and a car. But what exactly was it? In contrast to Bi-Autogo, this unique vehicle, although the two-wheeled vehicle, but it has applied a balance came from the gyroscope system as opposed to the front wheel.
Shilovsky Gyrocar is powered by a modified Wolseley C5 engine and applies two gyroscope units as its stabilizer to remain standing on its two wheels. (Picture from: Jalopnik)
The vehicle was made in the same-era of Bi-Autogo, where the first prototype was made by the Wolseley Tool and Motorcar Company in 1914. This unique vehicle is first appeared to the public in London and commissioned by Count Pyotr Shilovsky, a member of the Russian royal families in 1912.

In general, this vehicle is described as a long car shaped like a large motorcycle in front of a shoe-shaped hood that covers the engine, then there is a dashboard form of cooler behind it and two electrical fans to induce a draught of air to the radiators.
Shilovsky Gyrocar is first appeared to the public in London in 1914. (Picture from: Jalopnik)
The vehicle is powered by a modified Wolseley C5 engine and applies two gyroscope units that work on the steering through a shaft, ratchet, and pendulum system which together stabilizes the car to remain standing on its two wheels.

This vehicle runs with the engine power of around 16 to 20 horsepower which moves its rear wheels through a conventional clutch and gearbox, but there weren’t any brakes on the wheels. The unique-shaped vehicle weighs around 2,750 kg which can carry up to six people inside its cabin.
Shilovsky Gyrocar's gyroscope units that work on the steering through a shaft, ratchet, and pendulum system as its stabilizer to remain stood on its two wheels. (Picture from: Jalopnik)
But the story of this unique vehicle ended sadly when Shilovsky returned to Russia during World War I and Wolseley did not hear from him again, and then the car was buried. And it remained left that way until 1938 and was dug up to be restored. After the restoration completed, the gyrocar becomes part of Wolseley's Museum collections. However, it was dismantled in 1948 and never to be seen again since then.­čśó
Shilovsky Gyrocar once displayed on Wolseley's company museum but then dismantled in 1948 and never to be seen again since then. (Picture from: Jalopnik)
Indeed, Shilovsky's gyrocar might not succeed financially when appearing in public at that time, but it turned out to be able to inspire many gyrocars decades later. But still, the gyroscope vehicles have not been able to talk a lot in the world's automotive until now.

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 [01072020] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JALOPNIKCAROLENASH ]
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Sunday, April 30, 2023

It's need about 20 minutes to ignite the world's first motorcycle engine

~First ONE~ Indeed, many say that the world's first motorcycle was born in Germany in 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach called Reitwagen ('Ridding car' in German), and remained one-off. Actually, the world's first motorbike is developed by a Frenchman named Ernest Michaux after his company Michaux ex Cie launched the first mass production of bicycles in 1868.
Here's the Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad of 1894 was known as the first series-produced motorcycle in the world. (Picture from: MobiMoto)
At the time, the French company also began to develop motorbike still relied on a steam engine as its drivetrain, However, this effort was not successful, hampered by many technical factors that were difficult to overcome at that time. 

Then such two-wheeled motorized vehicle was further developed by a British gentleman Edward Butler, as time went by, turn out Butler was more inclined to develop three-wheeled vehicles.
The first motorcycle made by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885 named 'Reitwagen' or Riding car, remained one-off and sat on display at the Deutsches Zweirad- und NSU-Museum. (Picture from: Wikiwand)
And the world's first mass-produced two-wheeled motorized vehicle called Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad produced by M├╝nchen-based motorcycle manufacturer in 1894. This German manufacturer whose later known to be developed the first mass-produced motorcycle was founded by two brothers Henry and Wilhelm Hildebrand, who also were steam engine engineers. They both worked together with Alois Wolfm├╝ller and his mechanic Hans Geisenhof.
The Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad is a motorcycle with a completely unique shape, only the frame and engine, no chain, gear box, not to mention the electrical system, while for rear wheel driven directly by the crankshaft. (Picture from: Wikiwand)
It is a motorcycle with a completely unique shape, only the frame and engine, no chain, gear box, not to mention the electrical system, while for rear wheel driven directly by the crankshaft. Uniquely to drive the machine requires a fuel-air mixture that is supplied by the front carburetor, and is regulated by a valve that is operated by controls on the handlebars. 
Rear wheel hub with cam disc and "piston return spring" (recording of the Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad replica). (Picture from: Wikiwand)
For your information, this Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad has been patented with No. 78553 is dated 20 January 1894, and is described as a motorcycle having a four-stroke, two-cylinder 1,489 cc (90.9 cu in) engine, with a diameter and stroke of 90 mm × 117 mm (3.5 in × 4.6 in).  Unlike modern motorcycle, the engine was said to produce power around 1.9 kW (2.5 bhp) @ 240 rpm to drive a 50 kg (110 lbs) load up to a maximum speed of 45 kph (28 mph).
The Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad having a four-stroke, two-cylinder 1,489 cc (90.9 cu in) engine, with a diameter and stroke of 90 mm × 117 mm (3.5 in × 4.6 in). (Picture from: OtomotifSindonews)
So to start the engine is not like today's modern motorbikes, so it requires a little more effort than usual. Well, to start the Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad engine, it takes about 20 minutes, and could be done in two ways, firstly, the engine block must be heated by burning the outside with spirit or denatured alcohol liquids. The second, the motorbike was quickly pushed (known as "run and jump") until the engine is turned on and stable.
Technical description of the Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad. (Picture from: Wikiwand)
As quoted from RanggawarsitaMuseum, this motorcycle was made by the factory in the amount of 2000 units in Germany and more was produced under license in France, Europe and America with a total production of 20,000 units, and was sold at very high prices. After that, this Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad failed to survive due to the intense competition at that time, practically existed until 1919.
The Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad was made by the factory in the amount of 2000 units in Germany and more was produced under license in France, Europe and America with a total production of 20,000 units. (Picture from: OtomotifSindonews)
Meanwhile, according to the records at the Koninlijk Instituut voor Taal, Land en Volkenkunde (KITLV), the first motorcycle came to Indonesia (at that time called the Dutch East Indies or Nederlands(ch)-Indi├ź) was brought by an Englishman, named John C. Potter for himself in 1894. He worked as the First Machinist's at Oemboel Sugar Factory in Probolinggo, East Java, and also known as a car salesman who got the trust of the late Sri Sunan Pakubuwono X, the Surakarta Hadiningrat King to take care of His Highness' first car delivery from Europe.

Well, even though that not brought by the Indonesian native, but a remarkable thing when the world's first mass-produced motorcycle was already sent to Indonesia since the first year of manufacture. For your info, this classic motorbike is first entered into the United States in 1895 when a French circus performer brought it to New York.
1894 Hildebrand und Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad known as the first motorcycle in Indonesia sat on display in sober, rusty condition at the East Java Provincial State Museum 'Mpu Tantular' in Sidoarjo. (Picture from: RanggawarsitaMuseum)
Related to its current existence, as quoted of Wikiwand, there are about eight units of these original Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad which were on display in several museums in Germany such as the Deutsches Museum in Munich, at the Deutsches Zweirad- und NSU-Museum in Neckarsulm, at the motorcycle museum at Augustusburg Castle and at PS. SPEICHER in Einbeck.

Then there are more which are scattered in several other museums around the globe such as the Science Museum London, the National Technical Museum in Prague Czech Republic, The Henry Ford in Detroit, Barber Vintage Motosports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama, Wells Automuseum in Wells, Maine.
While the first Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller Motorrad in Indonesia is currently sat on display in sober conditions at the East Java Provincial State Museum 'Mpu Tantular' in Sidoarjo with inventory number of 10.81, in category of Science and Technology. If you want to know other info about classic motorcycles in Indonesia, JUST CLICK HERE.

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 | WIKIWAND | THEHENRYFORD ]
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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Once upon a time there's 'una Vespa' on the streets...

Right-engine greetings!
Dear, our fellow of the Vespa fans all-over the world.

Did you know by now that the Vespa, one of the Piaggio-owned brands celebrates its 77th anniversary this year (2023)? What started out as an idea to help the Italian people to travel easily and affordably way back in April 23, 1946 turned into a giant in the motorcycling industry as well as being one of the world's fashion icons.
We're proud to be one of the Vespa scooter riders....Happy 77th Anniversary of Piaggio Vespa. (Picture from: Pinterest)
During its 77-long years of tenure in the world's motorcycle industry has led this Italian company to produce a large number of different Vespa scooter models. We wanted to join in on celebrating this historic moment, as many of his fans around the world have done (as an illustration, like those giant Vespa carried by another Vespa in the parade of allegorical floats during the Carnival in Turin, in 1954).
One of the Indonesian Vespa enthusiasts rides proudly his lovely Vespa Super somewhere in the country. (Picture from: KomunitasVespaIndonesia)
These are my Lovely Duo Vespas.
(Taken from my personal collection)
There are so many Vespa-brand scooter models worth mentioning and many of them are also then built in such a way as to become a unique custom vehicle figure which is of course far different from the original ones.

In Indonesia, the Vespa scooter remains one of the favorite two-wheeled vehicles used by all groups of all ages. Although now Piaggio as the Vespa scooter manufacturer as well as the brand owner has produced many kinds of modern scooters, users and fans of classic scooters are still not diminishing.

Uuups... these are my Vespa.
(Taken from my personal collection)
And in our beloved country, amongst Vespa scooter enthusiasts are known a slogan that describes how close we are to one another, namely "Satu Vespa, Berjuta Saudara" (One Vespa, Millions Brothers.) ­čśÇ

That's mean if You having trouble with your Vespa in the streets (in Indonesia off course), and saw by the other Vespa owner who passing by. It's guarenteed, they will be help You immedietly. Due to we're all brothers and bonding each other through these Italian wasps wherever you are.­čĹŹ

How about in your place?

Though the Vespa's anniversary had passed few days, but on this occasion let We say, 

Happy 77th anniversary of Vespa, the Italian wasp... ­čĺő

We're proud to be one of the Vespa scooter riders... ­čĺő
 
We're proud to be one of the Vespa scooter riders (in pictured, the Indonesian scooter enthusiasts while celebrating Indonesia Mods Mayday 2019) - Happy 77th Anniversary of Piaggio Vespa. (Picture from: GilaMotor)
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 [24042021] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FACEBOOK | TWITTER ] 
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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Toyota launches electric three-wheeled mobility scooters for elders

~Elder Mobility Scooter~ Toyota Motor Corporation recently unveiled its newest scooter, although this time it's a bit different and not as related to four-wheelers as always. But actually this three-wheeled mobility scooter is called the Toyota C+Walk S which is designed to help the activities of the elderly population in Japan.
Toyota presents the Toyota C+Walk S, because the percentage of elders aged over 75 years and over who want to go outside is decreasing. (Picture from: GoOto)
Toyota launched this mobility scooter for the elderly is actually not without reason. This was done after the Japanese automotive giant found data in their researchs about people over the age of 75 years old was starting have serious problems after walking as far 328 feet (100 meters). The fact causes the proportion of elders aged 75 years who leave the house for walk is lower 10 percent than those aged 65 years.
The Toyota C+Walk S mobility scooter for elders presented as a vehicle to support the increasingly high population of elderly  in Japan. (Picture from: OtomotifKompas)
As a result, this made Toyota feel concerned, and then tried to design a mobility scooter that was not only practical but also attractive. As quoted from Carscoops, the C+Walk S elderly mobility scooter of Toyota features a sleek design, having a variety of colors, a lightweight battery that's easy to recharge, and ample storage, so it could be helped elders move around with confidence.
To control this Toyota C+Walk S mobility scooter is very easy, thanks to a simple accelerator lever that the rider can release if they want to slow down. (Picture from: OtomotifKompas)
While judging from its design, the C+Walk S elderly mobility scooter was inspired by other Toyota C+ lineups, including the C+Walk T stand-up scooter and the C+Pod microcar. Furthermore, this Toyota' elderly mobility scooter is available in several color variations ranging from black, brown and gray.
To control this Toyota C+Walk S mobility scooter equipped with advanced driver assistance features, such as an obstacle detection system that slows the scooter to a speed of 1.2 mph (2 kph) if it sees something ahead that needs to be avoided. (Picture from: OtomotifKompas)
The appearance of the C+Walk S is indeed designed to be more than just sleek, in addition with such three-wheeled design like this it is also intended to make it easier for users to get on and off the vehicle. It can also make it easier to see what is happening in front of user. Meanwhile, the storage space under the seat is quite large, so it can accommodate a basket of groceries.

The Japanese auto manufacturer claims to control this elderly mobility scooter is very easy, thanks to a simple accelerator lever that the rider can release if they want to slow down. If they really need to brake in a hurry, separate brake controls are also provided.
Toyota C+Walk T is designed to move around in pedestrian walkways. (Picture from: Gadgets360)
This Toyota C+Walk S is also equipped with advanced driver assistance features, such as an obstacle detection system that slows the scooter to a speed of 1.2 mph (2 kph) if it sees something ahead that needs to be avoided. This system also helps slow it down when turning corners to ensure the C+Walk S doesn't go unbalanced suddenly. Similarly, it can slow down this scooter when going up a steep incline to prevent the user from losing control.
Toyota has finally decided to release its tiny electric car, the C+Pod, to be marketed in retail. (Picture from: Carvaganza)
If all safety systems off, the Toyota C+Walk S has a top speed of 3.8 mph (6 kph), which is said to be roughly the same as walking speed. Furthermore, the C+Walk S' built-in lithium-ion battery system can only take it walking as far as 7.4 miles (12 km) for a single charge. Not only that, the battery was fully removable (weighing only 5.5 lbs/2.5 kg) and can be fully recharged in two and a half hours.
For this day, the C+Walk S can only be purchased at Toyota' dealers in Japan with a starting price tag of JPY 498,000 (approx US $3,823), but customers who want full package of these driving assist technologies have to pay around JPY 505,000 (US $3,877).
 
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of three-wheeled honey bunny and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOYOTA | CARSCOOPS | GADGETS360 ]
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