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Sunday, October 17, 2021

The future Vespa La Speciale concept capable to be transformed into a segway

~Sempre Una Vespa~ It's been a long time, we don't write the content that talks about the scooters. And now it feels like it's time for us to re-present something about today's scooter designs (although only in terms of ideas and concepts) related to current trends. The following is one of the scooter concepts (here's no. 3 of 3 concepts) that we have prepared where the whole design are inspired by the Italian scooter legend, Piaggio Vespa.
The Vespa La Speciale Concept is complied as a disertation of three Italian students of the Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD) in Turin. (Picture from: Behance.net)
Did you know that apart from those who know how to earn a trust like the designers who officially work for the company, there are literally thousands of others struggling to stand out? And often the latter is much better than the former. For example in the case of the following three Italian students who do their job far beyond what is called a "professional" after You seen their designed scooter as follow;
Here are the three Italian students of the Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD), namely Federico Bernardi, Mattia La Coppola and Andrea Ortile. (Picture from: Behance.net)
As quoted from ScooterNet, it is said that there are three Italian students, namely Federico Bernardi, Mattia La Coppola and Andrea Ortile, who are studying in the major of the industrial design at the Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD), a Turin-based private university of design. And when they were about to finish their studies, they then compiled a dissertation on the future Vespa scooter design called Vespa La Speciale for its 70th birthday (meaning 5 years ago, because today, in 2021 Vespa celebrates the 75th anniversary).
The Vespa La Speciale Concept is created by combining past traditions and future innovations without forgetting the values of originallity as well as reinterpretated of globally thinking without time limit. (Picture from: Behance.net)
After first they putting the idea on a piece of paper, and immediately set up the parameters that would characterize of the scooter design, such as usability, Italian, social, youth, traditional, smart, simple, cool, fashionable, etc.
The Vespa La Speciale Concept was developed as an electric-powered vehicle to support the needs of the new generation. (Picture from: Behance.net)
As excerpted from BehanceNet, this future Vespa scooter design is created by combining past traditions and future innovations without forgetting the values of originallity as well as reinterpretated of globally thinking without time limit. Vespa La Speciale is a two-wheeled vehicle designed to target young people. That is why this scooter concept was developed as an electric-powered vehicle to support the needs of the new generation.
The Vespa La Speciale Concept is electric powered, and therefore the engine size can be reduced, followed by under-saddle storage space. (Picture from: Behance.net)
According to the designers, the concept was formally created after having finished observing carefully what the Vespa was in the past, a true legend of the Italian two-wheeler. And finally, they decided to take inspiration from the Vespa 50 Special, a small, compact and versatile vehicle powered by a tiny 50 cc engine. Furthermore, it was also mentioned that this two-wheeler concept combines two sides that have always been faithful to the Vespa brand, namely the scooter's fashions and accessories.
The Vespa La Speciale Concept is is a two-wheeled vehicle designed to target young people. (Picture from: Behance.net)
After the scooter design sketches were completed, the color composition began to fall and at the same time the ideas based on the latest technology also emerged, such as the rear wheel (when the scooter stops) can be detached from the scooter body which can be functioned as a one-wheelers such the Segway. Dodgy, isn't! 
The Vespa La Speciale Concept's 'killing details', take a look at the 'shell wreath' of the cut projector. (Picture from: Behance.net)
Also, because the scooter is electric powered, and therefore the engine size can be reduced, followed by under-saddle storage space, that's the next brilliant design ideas of them.
Not to mention, if you want to talk about the 'killing details', take a look at the 'shell wreath' of the cut projector. Top proposals we've never seen before.

When it's finished, few see their work, few know about it and never been glimpsed by any scooter manufacturers.😭 But what is certain this design concept has spoken along with the increasing number of modern scooters passing by on the streets.
The Vespa La Speciale Concept's rear wheel (when the scooter stops) can be detached from the scooter body which can be functioned as a one-wheelers such the Segway. (Picture from: Behance.net)
Right now, don't be surprised if you see the ideas of three Italian youngster might be seen on the current production version scooters. Why can this happen? Because this is usually done, with the excuse of 'un-officially design', thus giving the brand owner 'more rights' to implement it arbitrarily. Is it true like that? The answer entirely is up to you. 🙏 Keep in mind, We are not in a judgmental capacity.

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 | BEHANCENET | SCOOTERNET.GR]
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Zongshen's Cyclone RA9 1000 concept revealed

~Special Engine~ In a social media posting, there's a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer showcased their upcoming model at the 19th China International Motorcycle Exhibition (CIMA 2021) held in Chongqing from September 17 to 20, 2021.
Zongshen’s Cyclone RA9 concept was presented as a concept but the V-twin might be closer to production than we think. (Picture from: Cycleworld)
It's the Zongshen's newest motorcycle concept under its Cyclone premium brand is presented along with a very interesting range of models and sooner or later we will see in Europe. One of the most notable is the Cyclone RX6 crossover with a 650 cc in-line twin-cylinder Norton's engine is launched in the CIMA 2020.

In a related post made by those Chinese company on social media back in Tuesday September 14, 2021, It said about seven new models with the first and best sports cruiser motorbike with a 1,000 cc engine named the Cyclone RA9 Concept.
Underneath the radical bodywork you’ll find a lot of production components sourced from Aprilia, including the frame and engine. (Picture from: Cycleworld)
Among the horde of small-capacity engines unveiled the CIMA motor expo in this year's, the Cyclone RA9 stands out as a motorcycle might be closer to production than we think. As we mentioned above, the Cyclone is a premium brand of the Chinese motorcycle giant Zongshen, which also known as the partner of the Piaggio Group in China, and has signed business agreement for producing a variety motorcycle engines of the Aprilia-branded.

As you can conclude here, by those European connections could be a kind of hint about the origins technology of the new RA9 which becoming the core of the company's exhibition booth. Although it looks like a pure concept bike, the RA9 actually incorporates many production components, including the engine and frame which are developments from the components used in the Aprilia Shiver and Dorsoduro.
Zongshen also displayed an RX850 adventure bike, which is a spinoff of the RX6 parallel twin launched earlier this year.. (Picture from: Cycleworld)
As for the chassis, with a tubular steel front and a cast alloy rear, it's straight from the Shiver and Dorsoduro, although it features a new single-sided swingarm and much more radical bodywork including a large single exhaust that effectively doubles as part of the rear bodywork.
This is clearly a single seat design with no clue for the luggage or passenger seat. There are currently no further details regarding the new models that the Cyclone will present. The only thing that is certain is that we are waiting for them with great interest, when it would be its production version launched?

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ZONGSHEN | CYCLEWORLD | 2WO.GR ]
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Sunday, October 10, 2021

The future scooter concept is inspired by the spirit of American Jeep and Vespa

~Glad To Be Back~ It's been a long time, we don't write the content that talks about the scooters. And now it feels like it's time for us to re-present something about today's scooter designs (although only in terms of ideas and concepts) related to current trends. The following is one of the scooter concepts (here's no. 1 of 3 concepts) that we have prepared where the whole design are inspired by the Italian scooter legend, Piaggio Vespa.
The Piaggio CT or Piaggio Carving Tool Concept is designed by Paolo Corcagnani back in the 2007. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
Here is the scooter concept design made by Paolo Corcagnani back in 2007. As qouted of Moto.it, this scooter was inspired and dedicated by the designer to Vespa, the legendary scooter that has invaded our city streets for over sixty years. The two-wheeled concept vehicle later called the Piaggio CT, or Piaggio Carving Tool was also intended as a modern evolution representation of the original Vespa design.
The Piaggio CT or Piaggio Carving Tool Concept was inspired by the versatility of the US Army's original wartime Jeep. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
From the concept scooter looks, as we can see it has a very futuristic and simple design. According to the designer, the scooter concept was inspired by the versatility of the US Army's original wartime Jeep. What he calls as a pure vehicle, in which everything is oriented towards simplicity and functionality.
The Piaggio CT has the most distinctive design elements is the military coloring of the Green Army completed with the 'US Army' star logo or emblem. (Picture from: MotoBlog.it)
This may be because the designer has the opinion that the Vespa is in a somekind of sense such in terms of functionality and design could be said as an "Italian Jeep." It is "one of the few means that also serves a purpose of use", efficient, economical and pleasing to the eye. No wonder then Paolo Corcagnani displays it in the touch of Green Army finishing.
The Piaggio CT has unique handlebaris that appeared in an unusual shape, like an iron rod that is bent in such a way as to form a unique handlebar. (Picture from: MotoBlog.it)
In general, the Piaggio CT scooter concept is intended to bring back the spirit of the legendary vehicles such the Jeep and Vespa at the same time in the form of a modern two-wheeled vehicle. Besides being inspired by those two legendary vehicles, it turns out that some of the design elements of this concept scooter also take their cues from the similar vehicles built after the legendary Vespa born, for example the Honda Zoomer, the Japanese scooter which known has a simple central unit and functional elements with a modular structure (handles, engine, license plate and taillights).
Uniquely the Piaggio CT has a removable saddle when the hole is used for refueling. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
We can see this in some of the forms in the scooter concept that were inspired by past ideas (such as headlights) or vehicles in a certain sense similar, such as bicycles but equipped with modern features so that their functions can be felt immediately.
The Piaggio CT is intended to bring back the spirit of the legendary vehicles such the Jeep and Vespa at the same time in the form of a modern two-wheeled vehicle. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
In addition, among the existing design elements and looks the most distinctive is the military coloring where the designer gave the scooter concept the finishing touch of the Green Army (completed with the 'US Army' star logo or emblem). The scooter designer said that is not as a form of reference to the war, but as a form that represents the Jeep and the "logic" of a functional vehicle).
What's unique about the handlebar is appeared in an unusual shape, like an iron rod that is bent in such a way as to form a unique handlebar. On the handlebars, there are no exposed wires, only the brakes (on the left) and the accelerator control, while the lights and indicators are activated automatically in sync with the angle of the handlebar itself.
The Piaggio CT has a more extreme model with no handlebar and replaced by gyroscopic steering similar to two-wheeled vehicles on a single axle such Segway. (Picture from: MotoBlog.it)
Then the instrument panel is also uniquely placed on the handlebar hole, while the driver's saddle is shaped like a bicycle saddle that can be removed freely in which the hole is used for refueling as well. In addition to the normal version, a more extreme Piaggio CT has also been planned, in which elements have been further reduced: for example, the handlebars are gone, replaced by gyroscopic steering similar to two-wheeled vehicles on a single axle (such as the Segway).
 
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 | MOTOBLOG.IT | TOPSPEED ]
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Friday, October 8, 2021

Hades, an "expression of minimalism"

Former 'Confederate Motor,' which originally specialized in displaying V-Twin muscular motorbike products, later turned into an electric motorcycle manufacturer named Curtiss Motorcycle Company.
The bullet-shaped battery pack on the Hades protrudes phallically into the sacrilegiously empty space where the motor would sit on a combustion bike. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PlHOUi)
This time through its latest work called Curtiss Hades concept and still displays an exotic muscular motorcycle model. Its design still faithful to its Confederate design styles, and the Curtiss Hades motorcycle also carried a V8 chopper style.

However, it is not the conventional engine cylinder in its configuration but the battery that is given a cover resembles a unique bullet-shaped. Its battery has a capacity of 16.8 kWh with a voltage of 399 VDC. That is the amount of electrical power sufficient to drive the Hades to run with power up to 217 horsepower, and torque of 199 Nm.
Sleek design in the front with Baboon butt brake lights in the back. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PlHOUi)
The shape of the motorcycle is really radical, so in the opinion of ordinary people is far from the impression of minimalism in its design. But this motorcycle designer argues otherwise. This radical form can be seen at the company's other "Radial V8" concept for its Zeus cruiser for another stellar example of a truly awesome-looking electric powerplant.
Curtiss's Zeus Radial V8 concept also does a stunning job of making the battery look amazing instead of depressing. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2zi6mmr)
JT Nesbitt, the designer of this electric-powered motorcycle stated, "It's a matter of how we value material in depth and fundamentals. The goal is to create a whole machine. It is also not a matter of how a motorcycle runs but also how it is constructed. So that each part has more roles. This is minimalism."
Leathery pads denote body contact points on the bike. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PlHOUi)
Various opinions were successfully obtained from the Hades's unique appearance, both the pros and cons. In our opinion, this may be a quite revolutionary motorcycle shaped and deserves to be called a sexy motorcycle. Yes, because those an electric-powered motorcycle so that the appearance can be made at will. How about you? 
And reportedly, the Curtiss Hades will begin to be produced in 2020 and sold at a price of around US. $75,000 (or around Rp.1.125 Billion).

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 [24082019] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CURTISS MOTORCYCLES | NEW ATLAS | HYPERBEAST]
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Nimbus Luxus, a Dannish vintage motorcycle for men

Perhaps among you had never known these Danish vintage motorcycles. Perhaps never been hearing its name as well, it was understandable because this bike was born in the early twentieth century. The Nimbus Luxus was a Danish motorcycle produced from 1919 to 1960 by Fisker and Nielsen of Copenhagen, Denmark, also manufacturers of "Nilfisk" vacuum cleaners (now Nilfisk-Advance).
1937 Nimbus Luxus. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dWizI)
Prior to 1937, the entire Nimbus motorcycles are equipped with the flathead engines, meaning that the valve's position located on the side of the machine. But since 1937, Nimbus adopted the overhead valve system as well as today's modern engines.

Nimbus motorcycles have always relied on four-cylinder inline engine with a capacity of 746 cc and utilize the propeller shaft to pass the power from the engine to the rear wheel. However, as is generally the machine early 1900s, the valves in the engine of Nimbus is still open means not to have a protective cover that is very prone to be hit by dirt that can cause engine damage.

In 1937, Nimbus has released a series of Luxus equipped with unique steel frame features. The framework was made of flat steel, of course it was very different from most manufacturers that use tubular pipe as forming the framework of the bike. 

Here are several pictures of 1937 Nimbus Luxus. (All pictures taken from: http://adf.ly/1dWizI)


Then the fuel tank of Nimbus Luxus looks like being in the arms of two rods of steel frame with diagonal position. Whether intentional or not, these conditions make its steel frame looks very dominant due to exposure. But precisely because that's become one of the strong characteristics of the Luxus motorcycles.
Rear side view of 1937 Nimbus Luxus. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dWizI)
Another interesting uniqueness of Nimbus Luxus is the use of telescopic suspensions at the front. The features were clearly contrary to the majority of motorcycle manufacturers in that time were adopting the leaf spring for the front suspension, while at the rear was rigid. Maybe the Nimbus Luxus was the first motorcycle that prioritizes comfort for driver and passenger at once, it is shown by the construction of the driver and passenger seats are equipped with the springs.
One thing that can be said radical is the placement of the gear lever. The console behind the gas tank is where the transmission lever dwells. Although the clutch mechanism can be operated by hand or foot, but the position of the gear lever as it was certainly difficult for the rider. Perhaps it was as a form of affirmation, that the Nimbus Luxus motorcycles are specifically for men.

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 [05092016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA]
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Monday, October 4, 2021

The world's most expensive modified Harley Davidson motorcycle

In the world's automotive, the word of modification is certainly like the word used daily. Modification is a thing that is very popular with automotive lovers, besides giving a cool impression on the vehicle we have, the modified vehicle is also able to make other people amaze.
Harley Davidson-Blue Edition by Bucherer 1888 dubbed as the world's most expensive modified motorcycle. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/2Pf7Uo7)
One of the motorcycle builders from Switzerland named Bündnerbike who collaborated with Bucherer (the famous Swiss watchmaker and jewelery specialist) had been modified the Harley Davidson Softail Slim S motorcycle.

What makes this motorcycle amazing is the price of the modified motorcycle that surpasses the price of the motorcycle itself! Just imagine, to modify this HD motorcycle, they spend up to US. $1.8 million or around Rp.25 billion.
Front three quarter view of Harley Davidson-Blue Edition by Bucherer 1888. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/2Pf7Uo7)
As we all knew that the HD motorbike alone in standard condition is already quite expensive, then coupled with cool modifications.

It can be ascertained that the motorcycle will appear very elegant plus an expensive sold prices as well.
Engine view of Harley Davidson-Blue Edition by Bucherer 1888. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/2MnBc6c)
The modified Harley motorcycle was named Harley Davidson-Blue Edition. Unfortunately, many automotive observers say that these motorbikes are not suitable run on the streets and more suitable to be a millionaire's display items.

To make this one-off motorcycle, a team of eight people spent a total of 2,500 hours or approx 3 months. Because the details attached on this motorbike have a high standard of workmanship and added with a diamond sprinkling on each side.
Right side view of Harley Davidson-Blue Edition by Bucherer 1888. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/2Pf7Uo7)
The engine is lit from within by heat-resistant LEDs, giving a glittering view of the gold-plated throttle valves. But the craziest feature of all is visible from the cowhide saddle as you look down on the fuel tank. There are around 360 diamonds embedded on these motorcycle, even the bolts and some types of screws are also 24K gold plated.
Rear three quarter view of Harley Davidson-Blue Edition by Bucherer 1888. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/2Pf7Uo7)
So it is natural, if there are those who argue that this motorcycle is more suitable for display only than used on the streets, not to mention the risk of these motorbikes being targeted by criminals or other dangerous risks.
Just for info, previous title holder of the most expensive motorcycle ever made was 1951 Vincent Black Lighting which was able to sell at prices of US $929,000 at the auction conducted at Bonhams in Las Vegas. Despite having exorbitant prices, these motorbikes can still be used on the streets. (Click hereif you wanna see another expensive motorcycles.) Are you want to bring these $1.8 million motorcycle to be one of your display items in the living room?

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 [18082018] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BUCHERER | TELEGRAPH]
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