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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Car or Motorcycle? No it's Bi-Autogo!

When we hear the word of 'V8 engine,' thus in our memory immediately imagined an engine with V configuration and has 4 cylinders on each side, then maybe you immediately imagine a muscle-car that uses a machine that has a large capacity. But it seems, this time you are wrong to imagine that the vehicle is a car, did you know the first vehicles used a V8 engine? It's a motorcycle like a car or vice versa. It was clear, the first vehicles used the V8 engine was named Bi-Autogo.
The Bi-Autogo was a prototype American motorcycle, built-in 1913 by Detroit artist & engineer James Scripps-Booth. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1arPvO)
As reported by Time magazine, the Bi-Autogo was essentially a two-wheeled vehicle. It designed from 1908 to 1912 and built as a prototype in 1913 in Detroit by an artist and engineer as well named James Scripps-Booth.

The vehicle supported by a pair of wooden wheels diameter of 94 cm (37 inches). Due it has a very heavy weighting, ie 1,451 kg (3,200 lbs), so there were the small extra wheels also pinned on both sides which served to help prop up the vehicle at a low speed so as not easily overturned.
The Bi-Autogo in its heyday. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1arRH5)
The vehicle using an aluminum body, and also already using the steering wheel like a car. Bi-Autogo also listed as the first vehicle which put the horn button is integrated with the steering wheel plus the folding armrest attached for the first time on a vehicle.
Rear side view of the Bi-Autogo on display of the Detroit Historical Museum. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39vR9yn)
The vehicle which is decorated a series of copper pipe was using a machine with a very large number of displacement, ie 6,300 cc. Due to the limitations of technology at that time, makes it just can generate a small amount of power by 45 hp (33.5 kW).
As quoted of the Autoblog, just one was built and it's currently on loan to the Owls Head Transportation Museum from the permanent collection of the Detroit Historical Museum as well as it was recorded in the 50 Worst Car of All Time by Time magazine in 2007.

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 [12062016]| FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TIME | AUTOBLOG]
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Seeing the Blackberry electric motorcycle

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

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

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

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

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

The 3 JAWA motorbikes classic themed reborn in India

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seeing the Mars A20 antique motorcycle

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

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

These Militaire motorcycles not ever been used in military duties

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

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

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

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MECUM AUCTIONS | HOTRODPEEPS]
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Modern Cafe Racer species from Japan

Many people believe that the American and European engines are more muscular. As for the appearance, Japanese design is more flexible. If then everything are combined then the results would be extraordinary.
Asterisk Custom Cycles - Avanzare. (Picture from: http://www.rolandsands.com/)
That's what Hideki Hoshikawa, a crew of Asterisk Custom Cycles (the motorcycle home modification company in Northern Japan) doing until succeeded to create a masterpiece from a Harley-Davidson Sportster.

It stems from the a customer request who wanted a cafe racer style motorcycle. "I'm not interested in the old-style cafe racer. In my opinion, it is a time for modern cafe racer style," he commented. With a Harley-Davidson Sportster Evo engine, Hoshikawa successfully create the Avanzare, that's the name for his modern custom cafe racer bike ('Avanzare' word derived from the Italian language, which means 'development').
Left side view of Avanzare. (Picture from: http://www.fastdates.com/)
Amazingly this motorcycle immediately won the prestigious award, Best of Show at the LA Calendar Bike Show, in July, 2012. At first glance, the Avanzare is very slim despite carrying the typical of Harley-Davidson V-Twin engine. It does not feel stiff such an old-style cafe racer. All the lines are very flexible design and seemed to flow. His appearance was clean and light but still demonstrate the strong and dashing impression.

To that end, the framework overhauled and elevated a few centimeters from the standard. Its swing arm and twin shock absorbers removed, replaced with a swing arm and monoshock, which is inspired by the Honda NSR500 Grand Prix Racer. This motorcycle uses the Öhlins shock absorbers, including upside down front forks. Front fork tilt angle is narrowed, from 29 degrees looks "more lazy" be 24 degrees to make it look a little more sporty.
Rear right side view of Avanzare. (Picture from: http://bikeglam.com/)
The all finished parts are then spliced ​​with an addition of aluminum frame as a connection point for the tail. Including the Pro Circuit's exhaust taken from moto cross bike. The exhaust looks dominant as it is designed like a snake. Two part arises from the combustion chamber, then put together to be forwarded to the exhaust tip. While the oil filter is hidden in a tapered tail section.

Because this bike themed is modern cafe racer, then there's no round design fuel tank. Instead the tank created with the teardrop shaped, tapering down to the seat. While the colors were chosen to support the theme, is a mixture of brown and white, with simple graphics accented. To keep the vintage impression, there's a round light following chrome speedometer. Then, a blue patterned rim bars with a set of gold gear, making the Avanzare more attractive.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops..... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FLYING PISTON | OTOMOTIF | ROLLAND SAND DESIGN]
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