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Monday, April 19, 2021

Curtiss the One

Recently, an American motorcycle manufacturer named Curtiss Motorcycles Co. has released its newest bobber-style electric-powered motorbike named Curtiss the One. Well, the electric-powered motorcycle sells for starting at $81,000 or about Rp.1 billion more. The price is expensive enough, and might be made You amazed just a second.
Curtiss the One electric-powered motorcycle built by Curtiss Motorcycles Co. is constructed by the large aluminum frames in a bobber style. (Picture from: ThePack)
All-new Curtiss the One is unique, on each of these electric-powered motorcycles can bedesigned individually by the prospective owner. Well, later they can choose ranging from a variety of materials and finishes in different ways, to create the unique motorbike as the owner want.
Curtiss the One electric-powered motorcycle built by Curtiss Motorcycles Co. has the battery compartment which is made in such a way that its position and look is the same as the engine of conventional motorcycle has. (Picture from: Maxim)
In general, the One still follows the Curtiss Motorcycles brand' distinctive design language inherent in the previous model. As usual, the motorbike appears in a bobber style constructed by the large aluminum frames, besides that the angle of the One's handlebars can also be adjusted in two positions, on the position of 27 degrees or 31 degrees. Another uniqueness is seen in the battery compartment which is made in such a way that its position and look is the same as the engine of conventional motorcycle has.

The power of Curtiss the One comes from a 399 volt battery with a radiator cooling system. On this radiator consisted many fins that each are connected to the aluminum battery housing. According to the manufacturer, the power output reaches up to 120 hp, with a maximum torque of 199 Nm. The battery and drive motor are housed in a robust chassis frame. All the suspensions on this electric-powered motorbike are made of carbon fiber.
Curtiss the One electric-powered motorcycle built by Curtiss Motorcycles Co. by handmade and in a very limited number, which is built only 100 units. (Picture from: WealthKingdom)
Curtiss Motorcycles provides an opportunity for those of you who are interested to own the One by ordering through their official website. Later, the prospective buyers are required to deposit a down payment of $9,000 or around Rp.130 million. And You can ask for designs and submits the design adjustments for 90 days, after which your electric-powered motorcycle assembling process will take approximately 60 days.
The Curtiss' motorcycle assembly process is done by handmade and in a very limited number, which is built only 100 units. That means, if you are interested then you have to move quickly to order it, because the Curtiss the One electric-powered motorcycle will arguably become a rare item motorcycle! And planned, the motorbike deliveries to the owners by the end of 2021.

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 | CURTISS MOTORCYCLE | MAXIM | WEALTHKINGDOM ]
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A unique Harley-Davidson engined single-seater trike

Many motorized vehicles with unique shapes lately are certainly very inspiring to know more about them. And that's how we felt when we first saw these three-wheeled motorcycles which we've considered unique on Pinterest. The name of the three-wheeled motorcycle is the Merlin Roadster Alpha Car and is made by an American auto manufacturer called Corbin Motors.
The Merlin Roadster Alpha Car built by Corbin Motors is promised to be the coolest ever single passenger vehicle ever, unfortunately never took into the production lines with only 9 to 20 units ever been made. (Picture from: Corbin)
The Corbin Motors Company initially known as a motorcycle handy crafted saddle manufacturer that was founded by Mike Corbin and son, Tom Corbin in 1968. Over time, then the company was able to make motorcycle components up to develop and manufacture the unique motorized vehicles independently.
The Merlin Roadster was in testing and development for production at Corbin Motors in the time right before the company had financial difficulties in the 2003. (Picture from: Corbin)
Back around the turn of the millennium, Corbin Motors had developed several fine piece of three wheelers. At that time the manufacturer developed 2 kinds of three wheelers products, namely Corbin Sparrow and Merlin both in Roadster and Coupe style

These two non-running models were the design prototypes of the coupe version of the Merlin, and never been reach into the production lines due to the company had financial difficulties in the 2003. (Picture from: Corbin)
Where the Sparrow was designed as an electric-powered three-wheeled vehicle for fun and functionality, the Merlin Coupe and Roadster were designed for pure fun powered by a V-twin engine of Harley-Davidson.
The Merlin Roadster Alpha Car is a stylish and high performance front wheel drive trike design coupled with a single unique scissor door. (Picture from: Leosgarage)
As quoted from Wikipedia, the company experienced ups and downs in its business journey, after successfully producing around 300 units of Sparrow in the 2003 the company experienced financial difficulties and was declared bankrupt by the court. So the Sparrow EV production had stopped, then back on the production lines in the 2005 after an Ohio businessman named Dana Myers bought the company shares in 2004 and forming the Myers Motors.
The Merlin Roadster Alpha Car has a generous open rider compartment with tilt steering, dashboard and all weather seating. (Picture from: RonSusser)
Back to Merlin Roadster, this open top single seater roadster was co-designed by Mike Corbin with world renowned automotive designer Don Varner. This stunning three wheeler made of fiberglass body panels with a single unique scissor door covers a tubular steel frame wrapped around a generous open rider compartment with tilt steering, dashboard and all weather seating
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An inside look at the Merlin Roadster's tubular frame and chassis, coupled with the HD motor to transmits the power to the front wheels through a four speed Volkswagon transaxle. (Picture from: Corbin)
The unique Merlin three wheeler powered by a Harley-Davidson V-twin engine at the front. Its power is delivered to the two front wheels through a four speed manual gearbox with reverse capability. The engine capable burst out power of 66 horsepower, so it could made the Merlin Roadster running up to the top speed of 120 mph. The Corbin Motors said to have made somewhere between 9 - 20 units of these before the project was discontinued in the 2003.
As you could be seen that the Merlin Roadster is a high performance motorcycle with a stylish front wheel drive trike design and would be gave a unique driving experience combining speed, power and precision with a motorcycle's freedom to you and today, its price reached of $40k.

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..... *** [FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CORBIN | WIKIPEDIA | MYERSEV | 2040 MOTORS | RONSUSSER | SPARROWCAR | SPARROWEV | LEOSGARAGE | M37AUCTION ]
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

A weird pufferfish-likened dálník motorcycle of the 1950s

Some time ago, while on a surfing on the cyberspace, we've found a unique shaped motorcycle at the Quirky Rides' status on Tweeter, as if made we're curious to know more about this unique motorcycle. Indeed, the uniqueness of form is always used as the main factor to make a motorized vehicle look more attractive. This has been done by many automotive activists to date.
The unique look of the 1959 D-06, a 1,200cc dálník motorcycle built by a Prague motorcycle builder named Štěpána Poláka. (Picture from: QuirkyRides)
After searching for references on the internet for a while, we finally managed to find some informations that we considered valid about the motorcycle. From a source on Flickr, that's a dálník-styled motorcycle known as D-06 built over 5,000 work hours by a motorcycle builder who was living in Prague named Štěpána Poláka in the 1959. According to the source, besides uses a 1,200 cc 4-stroke engine, the unique motorcycle is said to have a bodywork resembled a fighter jet, but we saw it, more like a pufferfish. Well, if You saw it, what would it look like?😉
The 1959 D-06 has a unique bodywork appearance is more like a car than motorcycle and resembled a pufferfish. (Picture from: Flickr)
Dálník? Is there a 'Dálník' motorcycle brand? That's might be one of questions that will be raised regarding the name that accompanies the unique motorcycle. As quoted of the Hedonia sites, the 'Dálník' is more like a term rather than a motorcycle's brand. Furthermore, the term of dálník intended for a fascinating group of cabin motorcycles that have been constructed for the past 75 years by (mostly) the automotive lovers in the eastern Europe countries. It is not known where the term of dálník came from, but its design briefly is a combination of motorcycle and car with the virtues of both.
The 1959 D-06 is powered by a 1,200cc four-stroke engine coupled with a unique streamline-designed bodywork. (Picture from: Flickr)
The "golden age" of the dálník was happened during the 1950s to 1960s, and the former Czechoslovakia was known as the center of the dálník styled motorcycles. Generally, these vehicles only able to carry two occupants in tandem like motorcycle generally, while the engine mounted behind the passenger, coupled with a unique streamline-styled bodywork. Some had openable flaps for the feet of the driver, when at rest, others used outrigger wheels to prevent falling over when it stopped, or even a few of them have the gyroscopic stabilizers.
The 1959 D-06 is powered by a 1,200cc four-stroke engine coupled with a unique streamline-designed bodywork. (Picture from: Hedonia)
Who was introduced or pioneered the dálník motorcycle style? The man who could be considered as the father of dalniks was Jan Anderlé, a brilliant engineer who had worked at the Czech aircraft factory named Aero. He was known to have built his first cabin motorcycle in the late 1930s, and over the years he has created many more. The dálník's basic idea was actually simple, namely to make a cheap two-wheeled car by yourself and it proved very popular among the workers in eastern Europe after the WW2.
Jan Anderlé and his wife fled to the West after the separation of Eastern Europe, but then his wife persuaded him to return. Unfortunately after they got back to the country, he was arrested for treason and forced to work in the state-owned uranium mines for the next 15 years. He spent much of the rest of his life in poverty and died in obscurity in 1982. However, the influence of the dálník vehicle type whose created by him cannot be denied to date.
In the 1950s NSU produced a feet forward fully enclosed monocoque construction record breaker dálník called 'Flying Hammock'. (Picture from: Cycleart)
Then, in the company context. Are there any automotive companies has experimented or even popularized the dálník motorcycles? NSU known has a big role in popularizing dálník motorcycles. The company based in the former East Germany ever created several incredible record-breaking dálník motorcycles in the 1950s. One of them nicknamed the Flying Hammock is held many motorcycle world speed and fuel efficiency records for years. That's no wonder, due to the streamline-designed NSU-made dálník in a teardrop shape was perfectly honed in the company's wind tunnel.
The cut-away and ghosted views clearly show the internal structure and seating position of the NSU Flying Hammock. (Picture from: Cycleart)
The dálníks are still being made and developed to date! The Swiss company named Peraves makes something called the EcoMobile powered by a 4-cylinder BMW motorcycle engine, this is probably the most sophisticated dálníks motorcycle ever sold to the public. The two seaters modern dálníks vehicle featured with comfortable full roll-cage cabin also known agile and incredibly fast.
According to the Paraves owner and founder Arnold Wagner, the EcoMobile dálník was the closest thing to flying that can be achieved on land. Reportedly, a year or twos before his death, Jan Anderlé was rediscovered by the EcoMobile maker company and asked him to be a design consultant to them. Of course, he would be very satisfied if he finds out that his work continues in the 21st century. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PARAVES | HEDONIA | CYCLEART | REDDIT ]
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Friday, March 12, 2021

An attractive custom-built scooter

It all started when We're surfing the internet and then found a picture of a unique custom-built scooter. We're very curious to know more about this unique scooter? ✂
The gorgeous UK's racing green colored custom scooter of Vespa wore in a unique bodywork resembled a classic car is seen to attend in a gathering event to celebrate the Father's Day 2016 held in Beaulieu Hants, New Forest - Hempshire, south of England. We were curious to know more about this green beauty. (Picture from: Pinterest)
At first glance, we assumed that the custom-built scooter was scarce indeed and built based of a Vespa scooter model. And then when we see the scooter closely, it has a bodywork that resembles a classic car. 

We don't get much information about this scooter on the internet. As quoted from a HarleyRiders's tweet which states that this UK's typical racing green colored custom scooter is seen to attend at a gathering event to celebrate the Father's Day 2016 held in Beaulieu Hants, New Forest - Hempshire, south of England.
Indeed, the uniqueness of the custom made scooter mentioned above is very prominent, so that it reminds us of another not less unique scooter figure which ever made by an Indonesian builder named Bagas Roffiyanto named Komando (and we ever discussed it in an article in 2019).
Komando, an extremely unique scooter from Banten which is driven by two engines made by Bagas Roffiyanto. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2siBWQV)
And on this occasion, we ask for help if any of Our Trussty-Jasmine loyal readers who have information about this scooter, and willing to share it with us via the comments column below this article.😎

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 | TWEETER ] 
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Monday, March 8, 2021

The Avia III, a unique BMW's 750cc engined race car

Sometimes the state's uncomfortable and unfavorable conditions that must be felt by automotive activists due to non-technical factors such as politics, ideology and others, do not always automatically kill their creativity either
1956 Avia III made of aircraft grade aluminum and built by Miroslav Jurca. (Picture from: Bringatrailer)
Well, at certain moments able to produce a work that is quite brilliant such as a unique car which was originally built from a motorcycle called the Avia III (chassis VH500328PT003) which was built in 1956. This BMW motorcycle engined race car specifally built in an aircraft factory near Prague by an employee, doctor, and pilot as well as a racer named Miroslav Jurca.
1956 Avia III built by Miroslav Jurca has a view out front over those highly swept fenders must be resembled of a half-scale of the Auto Union streamliner. (Picture from: Bringatrailer)
In terms of form, the body design of this racing car looks very unique made of aircraft grade aluminum. The race car is engineered and assembled to very impressive standards. Once completed, it was seen at various local racing events in Czechoslovakia and driven by Jurca himself.
1956 Avia III'’s cabin is extremely minimal but nicely finished, with visual highlights including the tiny, button-like brake and clutch pedals, exposed shifter mechanism and cord wrapped steering wheel. (Picture from: Bringatrailer)
As is known at the time, (the country was still called Czechoslovakia) and the communist government was in power there. And everything of westernized is considered against the state's policy and prohibited, so that when this racing car was completed to build, reportedly was confiscated by the communist government in the 1960, it presumed to be destroyed and lost.

Then the race car was rediscovered and restored by an American car collector but misidentified while was resurfaced again in the German's museum after its confiscation in 1960, which according to the car's document dated to 1987 as the 1948 Veritas-Loof monoposto.
1956 Avia III built by Miroslav Jurca powered by a 750cc BMW's motorcycle engine. (Picture from: Bringatrailer)
It was also stated that the race car restoration process was carried out in New Zealand by Barry Leitch in 1988 commissioned by an American client named Bruce McCaw then sold to the Pat Hart Collection, after which it was occasionally raced and shown Stateside. The race car participated as the 1996 Pebble Beach Concours entrant.

In 2008, Jurca's American grandson, David, became the first family member to see the car since the state-sanctioned heist nearly 50 years earlier. And since then it has been intensively sorted and raced extensively including HMSA and CSRG events such as the Monterey Historics, etc. At the racing event, it can be said that the Avia III managed to prove is faster than the race cars that are much bigger and more powerful ones.
1956 Avia III described to have the performance as similar to that of the open wheel, single-seater junior motor racing formula called Formula Vee or Formula Volkswagen. (Picture from: Bringatrailer)
The car’s cabin is extremely minimal but nicely finished, with visual highlights including the tiny, button-like brake and clutch pedals, exposed shifter mechanism and cord wrapped steering wheel. The view out front over those highly swept fenders must be resembled of a half-scale of the Auto Union streamliner, while the listing describes the performance as similar to that of the open wheel, single-seater junior motor racing formula called Formula Vee or Formula Volkswagen.

It will remain one of the charming and special classic racing cars with the appearance as it is and also worthy of being regarded as a tribute for a talented, determined person like Miroslav Jurca who was restricted to be creative by the communist regim in the country. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BRINGATRAILER | CONCEPTCARZ ]
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Friday, March 5, 2021

A unique French two-wheeled car called Pagnon Mauto

In its development after World War II, in France had ever developed a two-wheeled vehicle style called a mauto (two-wheeled car). This style presented a unique scooter figure made by Armand Pagnon, a railcars development engineer worked for Renault. In his spare time, he built this mauto-style scooter by his-owned hand in his Nancy-located garage in 1955.
1955 Pagnon Mauto unique scooter built by Armand Pagnon while sat on display at the Auto Motocycle Museum, the French's Châtellerault-located bicycles, motor-cars, motor bikes and scooters museum. (Picture from: Stabilcar)
Actually, there's no official name for the scooter model, however here we will refer to it as the Pagnon Mauto (as a homage to its maker). After completion of construction, then the scooter was shown on display and presented to the public for the first time at the 1957 Salon de l'Automobile de Paris (Paris Auto Salon). 
1955 Pagnon Mauto unique scooter has been designed in such a way with a high windshield and proper front shield that the rider and passenger (if any) are effectively protected of the wind and rain exposure. (Picture from: Stabilcar)
This Pagnon Mauto has been designed in such a way that the rider and passenger (if any) are effectively protected of the wind and rain exposure. This is because the the scooter design adopts a unique appearance with a seating position in short distance from the floor, coupled with a high windshield and proper front shield.
The sketch of the Pagnon Mauto with a 125 cc two-stroke engine from Ultima (Lyon), which is coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system which is operated through the right-handlebar. (Picture from: Stabilcar)
For the bodywork of this unique scooter, Pagnon then gave the to the Eslassant company that specializes in the production of racing cars by using the moulding machine. The Pagnon-made scooter is powered a 125 cc two-stroke engine from Ultima (Lyon), which is coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system which is operated through the right-handlebar.
1955 Pagnon Mauto unique scooter adopted a rear wheel drive system with universal joint of cardan types, and what makes it at glance similar to a car. (Picture from: Stabilcar)
The scooter adopted a rear wheel drive system with universal joint of cardan types, and what makes it at glance similar to a car. And for its suspension system, in the front with the thrust wheels and Neiman ring. While in the rear features a deformable parallelogram and a triple of Neiman rings. And the steering is moved to the back by a cardan coupling as well. There is something confusing about the scooter riding, when you turn the handlebar to the right, it leans to the left (considered could be dangerous).
1955 Pagnon Mauto unique scooter powered by two-stroke engine from Ultima (Lyon), which is coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system which is operated through the right-handlebar. (Picture from: Alienor.Org)
This may be due to the fork designs so that movement is transmitted to the handlebars with a cardan clutch, but most importantly, if we believe the sketch published by the "scooter review", this fork hunt is not a good fit. However this did not prevent Armand Pagnon, the builder from taking the Metz-Paris trip to present the scooter at the 1957 Paris Motor Show along with his brother as a passenger in the back.
This three-wheeled vehicle had a similar design to the scooter mentioned before and also designed by Armand Pagnon. (Picture from: Stabilcar)
Besides designed and built this unique scooter like the one above, it turns out that Armand Pagnon also had time to design (only on paper) a three-wheeled vehicle had a similar design to the scooter above (called the Tri-Pagnon), but until today never been made into real one
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This prototype is the only scooter made by Armand Pagnon, and after several decades it was restored by Yves Dumez, who later in the 1999 sold it to the Auto Motocycle Museum, the French's Châtellerault-located bicycles, motor-cars, motor bikes and scooters museum.

That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information relate to the Pagnon Mauto, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

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 | STABILCAR | ALIENOR.ORG ] 
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