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Friday, June 24, 2022

Suzuki's Hydrogen powered motorcycle

~ECO Friendly~ Given the depletion of fossil fuels, making the man trying to find fuel alternatives. No exception to the world automotive industry also vying to make automotive products that use alternative fuels. When the use of pure electric energy or hybrid (combined with gasoline or diesel engines) an option taken by most automotive industry for their vehicles. Apparently there is another alternative fuels that can be combined with electric power to drive the motor vehicle, namely hydrogen.
The hydrogen-fueled Suzuki Crosscage hybrid motorcycle concept has debuted at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: Bikenet)
So on this occasion we will discuss hydrogen powered hybrid vehicle. This Hydrogen-powered hybrid motorcycle is made ​​by Suzuki and given named Suzuki Crosscage Hybrid Motorcycle concept. To make this concept motorcycle, Suzuki cooperating with the British company, Intelligent Energy, which make this a great collaboration since Intelligent Enegy has its own hydrogen generation plants.
Side view of Suzuki Crosscage Hybrid Motorcycle concept. (Picture from: Tuvie)
Inteligent Energy has a portfolio that includes a range of world-class fuel cell, fuel processing, desulphurization and hydrogen generation technologies. The company's existing home hydrogen generation system means you'll be able to make your own hydrogen at home. This hybrid motorcycle first appeared on the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show along with its sibling called Suzuki Biplane Concept.

Front view of Suzuki Crosscage Hybrid 
Motorcycle concept. (Picture from: Tuvie)
The Suzuki Crosscage Hybrid Motorcycle concept is a fuel-cell motorcycle in which a simple, compact, lightweight air-cooled fuel-cell system and a high-performance secondary battery are brought together in a way that realizes optimal power control.

A fuel-cell unit from the British specialist company such as the Intelligent Energy that delivers quick activation with low fuel consumption, and a lithium-ion battery combines safety with a low environmental burden.

The simplicity, compactness, and lightness of these technologies not only make the crosscage environment-friendly; they also helped enable sporty styling befitting the Suzuki name.

Intelligent Energy as the makers of the ENV bike, (say "en-vee") a fuel-cell and electric hybrid bike. The Crosscage concept uses Intelligent Energy’s thin-membrane-construction fuel cells and a lithium-ion battery (unlike the ENV, which uses lead-acid batteries), to "combine safety with a low environmental burden," according to the Suzuki press release.
Fuel diagram of Suzuki Crosscage Hybrid Motorcycle concept. (Picture from: NewATlas)
The ENV was powered by a 6kW 48 volt motor and with energy supplied from Intelligent Energy's 1 kW hydrogen fuel cell, was capable of 50 mph (80 kph) and by the time it reached market, was forecast to be able to reach most speed limits and exceed its then range of 100 miles (160 kilometers).
Panel indicators of Suzuki Crosscage Hybrid Motorcycle concept. (Picture from: Tuvie)
The Crosscage, for all its devilish good looks, cannot be expected to perform any better than speed limits, and having no extra performance up your sleeve

Rear view of Suzuki Crosscage Hybrid 
Motorcycle concept. (Picture from: NewAtlas)
Not much information is circulating about this bike, but this bike is obviously already using compressed hydrogen fuel is equivalent to 125cc petrol engine and using an automatic transmission. This motorcycle using Michellin tires with 17-inches rims. The indicator panel have been using a combination of the analog and digital.

Despite the eco-friendly copy, the bike looks performance-oriented, and the chassis is as unique as the drive system. The Crosscage's design uses large-diameter tubing and a unique center brace on each side. The front and rear wheels use single-sided swingarms, and overall there is an emphasis on light weight, which should equate to good handling, not to mention longer battery life.

Hydrogen as a cheap, readily available fuel source is many years away, so don’t look for a bike like this in showrooms soon. But as a message that Suzuki can design environmentally conscious vehicles that are still sporty and fun to ride, the Crosscage is loud and clear.
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 [24062013] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SUZUKICYCLES.ORG | NEWATLAS | JALOPNIK | TUVIE | BIKENET ]
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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Pagani revealed the one-off Huayra NC with 819 horses

~Real BEAST~ As we all know, one of the premium car manufacturers from Italy, Pagani Automobili is famous for one of its hypercar series products labeled Huayra. Do you know how many variants of the Huayra have been launched by Pagani to this day? There're many, perhaps will be more variants in near future. Well, it seems that they never run out of ideas to continue to exploit these series.😁And recently the manufacturer has revealed the latest hypercar variant of the series, dubbed the Pagani Huayra NC
The one-off Pagani Huayra NC is a private commission created in collaboration between a client and Pagani Special Projects division. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
Unfortunately, until now there is little information related to this hypercar. For sure the one-off Pagani Huayra NC is a private commission created in collaboration between a client and Pagani Special Projects division and is on display at the open-air celebration of Italy’s supercar prowess titled the 4th Motor Valley Fest 2022 in Moderna’s Piazza Mazzini, which coincidentally is also close to the automaker headquarters in Modena, Italy, as quoted of Hyperbeast on May 22, 2022.
The one-off Pagani Huayra NC's exterior finishing under a combination of blue carbon fibers, and traditional grey, plus some parts painted red and white. (Picture from: Id.Motor1)
Let's take a look at the exterior, here the Italian manufacturer opted to the car's exterior finishing under a combination of blue carbon fibers, and traditional grey, plus some parts painted red and white. Therefore, most of the body panels are bathed in pretty blue carbon, including the front panels, doors, rear panels, and most of the rear clamshell. While the traditional shades of gray carbon fiber can be found on the hood, side skirts, rear fascia, and taillight covers.
The one-off Pagani Huayra NC's interior has 2 luxurious seats wrapped in blue alcantara, and multifunctional steering wheel with the bottom flat. (Picture from: AlexanderMagazine)
If we look closely, it seems that the Huayra NC is built on the basis of the Huayra BC Roadster, which can be seen from the same unique engine cover complete with large supports behind the headrests. Unlike the standard BC Roadster, however, the Huayra NC also adopts a prominent roof scoop, very similar to that found on the Huayra Imola.
The one-off Pagani Huayra NC is powered by the same AMG twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine as all other road-going Huayra models, but has been upgraded to produce up to 819 hp and 796 lb-ft (1,079 Nm) of torque. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Then the eye-catching combination of blue, red, white and carbon fiber continues into the Huayra NC's interior. Most of the cabin is clad in royal blue Alcantara, including the seats, headrests and A-pillars. Other interior surfaces have black Alcantara with red contrast stitching, and there's also a blue carbon fiber shift knob.
The one-off Pagani Huayra NC's rear has diffuser, large-sized wings, round taillights, and four ends of the exhaust. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
The one-off Pagani Huayra NC is powered by the same AMG twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine as all other road-going Huayra models, but has been upgraded to produce up to 819 hp and 796 lb-ft (1,079 Nm) of torque, that's 28 hp and 22 lb-ft more than the standard BC Roadster by 791 hp and 774 lb-ft (1,049 Nm). The engine is combined with a seven-speed sequential transmission system that drives the rear wheels wrapped in Pirelli Trofeo R tires.
As mentioned above, the Pagani Huayra NC is a one-off model built based on a personal commissioned from a client whose identity has not been revealed yet so the pricing and availability details unlikely not revealed. However, this hypercar is definitely more expensive than the standard Huayra is sold starts at $3.4 millions (approx Rp. 49 billions) in the US. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORAUTHORITY | HYPERBEAST | ID.MOTOR1 | ALEXANDERMAGAZINE ]
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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A fancy wild Maybach' off-roader concept by Virgil Abloh

~Fancy OFF-ROADER~ Many are amazed when Mercedes-Benz created an absurd and wild concept car in the form of an electric-powered off-road coupe under Maybach brand. As quoted of Autoblog, on this project the German manufacturer collaborated with the late Virgil Abloh, a fashion designer, founder of the Off-White brand, and known also as the Men's Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton since 2018.
Mercedes-Benz in collaboration with the late Virgil Abloh in the Maybach Project to build this high-end luxury off-road coupe concept. (Picture from: Autoblog)
As we all know, that the late Virgil Abloh, whose also extended beyond the automotive world. During his lifetime had contributed greatly to the global fashion industry, and automotive as well. It is not surprising that various ways were used by many parties to commemorate his service and spirit.

Still quoted of Autoblog, Mercedes-Benz doesn't want to be left behind either and had just announced the Project Maybach to present a large-sized, electric-powered off-roader as the its collaboration result with the late Virgil Abloh.
The end result of the Project Maybach is a stunning Safari-like off-road model with thick tires, roof racks and other outdoor accessories. (Picture from: Autoblog)
The mentioned futuristic unique designed off-roader had exhibited on December 1 to 2, 2021 at the Rubell Museum, Miami, United States, without a press conference, which also supported by the Abloh family. Through this exhibition, Mercedes-Benz also expresses its condolences for the death of Virgil Abloh.

"A very sincere prayer goes out to Virgil's family and team. Now, in telling the world about our collaboration and Virgil's unique vision to the public, we would like to honorably celebrate a truly unique piece of design, which creates endless possibilities for collaboration through his unrestrained imagination and inspires all who recognize his work," as written by Mercedes-Benz AG. in its official statement.
Beneath the transparent surface of this fancy wild Maybach' off-roader concept' hood, there're solar cells to extend the mileage of this concept car. (Picture from: Autoblog)
The key for Virgil Abloh and Mercedes-Benz' team to run this project was a responsible vision for future designs. Complete creative freedom (not bound by production requirements) allowed the design team to conceptualize what the electric-powered rides travel in the future might be looked like. Beneath the transparent surface of the car's hood, for example, there're solar cells to extend the mileage of this concept car.

This Maybach fancy off-roader concept  is designed to inspire the younger generation and at the same time remember the spirit of Virgil Abloh who always fights for the status quo and re-presents the rules of aspirational design. The nature of the X-Factor as We could be seen on the Project Maybach results not only from its astonishing size (nearly six meters long), and its characteristics, but above all from its unique contrast finishing touches as well.
Inside of the fancy wild Maybach' off-roader concept has the leather-bound interior and other styling treatments, like the dashboard controls, infotainment screen, and the various tools strapped throughout the interior. (Picture from: Autoblog)
It said that the massive off-roader concept of Maybach is inspired by the great outdoors and contextualizing traditional urban brands in a distinctive off-road environment, as the result is the 2-seater off-road coupé with an electric battery combines Gran Turismo's massive proportions, it looked use large off-road wheels and fitted many signatures features as well.

Besides that, it also interprets future luxurious open-air advanture rides through its design, as seen as a masterpiece resulting from the collaboration of polymath artists, architects, creative directors, fashion designers and philanthropists, and driven by a shared desire to enrich of the luxurious car designs.
The fancy wild Maybach' off-roader concept got two-tone black-and-tan paint scheme helps to add some contrast, while the tan-colored cage protects the low-slung greenhouse and gives the grand tourer a sizable roof rack. (Picture from: Autoblog)
The authentic Mercedes-Maybach design elements are naturally harmoniously combined with the new outdoor adventure design motif. Not only that, the strength of Abloh's work lies in the exploratory conversations triggered by his work.

This two-door Maybach off-road coupe has very traditional proportions and lines with a large front end and a slightly undersized rear end. Next up is the old-school coupe high above the ground with small steel wheels and thick tires. The matte tan paint color was splashed all over the ornaments, such as skid plates, bolt-on fender flares, stone rails, to the bolster cage with roof basket.
The fancy wild Maybach' off-roader concept's rear has a skid plate, a brush guard, and a flat fascia with round taillights. (Picture from: Autoblog)
The interior of this car looks simple, but fancy with brown genuine-leather covered on the fully reclined seats and also almost all parts inside. There is additional storage and equipment in special compartments around the cab. Unfortunately, Mercedes-Benz does not reveal yet this fancy off-roder' specific specifications especially regarding its performance and range.
That's not entirely surprising, since this seems to be solely a design exercise, and don't expect to see a production model anytime soon. But it does not rule out the possibility that this special car will change its ownership status one day in future, if there are serious wealthy enthusiasts who had made an agreement with the German car maker to swap it with a certain amount of money. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MERCEDES-BENZ | ID.MOTOR1 | AUTOBLOG | HIGHNOBIETY ]
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Monday, June 20, 2022

Future Motorcycle Inspired with Biplane Sensation

~Unique ONE~ From the many products that have been produced by Suzuki Motor Corporation that sold in the global motorcycle market, almost all of them always departed from concepts that are created and developed by their creative motorcycle designers. Indeed, this concept motorcycle design has been launched long time ago by those famous Japanese manufacturers.
Front left side view of Suzuki Biplane concept. (Picture from: Diginfo.tv/)
But in our opinion, this concept motorcycle design was carrying fully futuristic design that inspired by the historical biplane also featuring with commonly-used advanced technology today, so making them feasible to re-discussed here.
Front right side view of Suzuki Biplane concept. (Picture from: EnoAnderson)
The Suzuki Biplane was revealed at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show along with its hydrogen-powered sibling Suzuki Crosscage comcept. It is a concept motorbike inspired by Biplanes. Rather an unusual source of inspiration, the design uses colors similar to the canvas often found on older aircraft, and the lack of any wind protection would also leave the rider exposed to the elements - similar to the pilot of an open-top aircraft.
The instrument panels put on the Suzuki Biplane tank surface. (Picture from: EnoAnderson)
This futuristic Suzuki Biplane concept powered by a semi-exposed 1,000 cc, V4, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC engine, and driving through a CVT transmission. This bike is inspired by the classic Wright Brothers biplane. It is a sleek looking model with 2,166 mm length, 645 mm width, 906 mm height.
Left side view of Suzuki Biplane concept. (Picture from: BikeAdvice)
The Suzuki Biplane concept uses a girder-type front end, similar to that found on the Confederate Wraith, for steering and front suspension. The partly covered rear wheel and flush seat-to-tank design is similar to those found on the 1986 Suzuki Nuda concept bike.
Rear left side view of Suzuki Biplane concept. (Picture from: EnoAnderson)
The heads of the cylinders and exhaust system remind the elements of airplane’s design. The link-type rear suspension is located below the futuristic seat, the instrument panels put on the the surface of the tank. The bike stops with the help of rim mounted disk brakes on the front and the rear wheels.
This is just a concept bike and there are no plans for commercialization as of yet. No doubt Suzuki Biplane creates the new image of future motorcycle and conquers the minds and imagination of the motorcycle enthusiasts.

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 [20042013] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCE | SUZUKICYCLES.ORG | BIKEADVICE ]
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Sunday, June 19, 2022

A story of Aurora, an ugliest car ever made

~Ugly ONE~ After yesterday we presented an article about a weird-shaped car figure named 1958 Sir Vival, and then on this occasion, we presented a story about the next strange-shaped car that was also born in that period. Let's look at the following story;

This is the story of an abandoned prototype car named Aurora Safety Car, a concept car that was introduced in 1957 in New York that aspired to become the safest car in the world. Unfortunately, due to its peculiar exterior design and high price offered made it never went into the production line.
1957 Aurora Safety Car designed and made by a Catholic priest named Father Alfred A. Juliano. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rMdmEt)
This weird-shaped concept car designed by a Catholic priest named Father Alfred A. Juliano in the mid-1950s and the prototype made based on the 1953 Buick. At that time he wanted to create the safest car. But his plans did not go as expected and the model did not take long to fall into oblivion. Today, many considered it was one of the ugliest cars ever made.
Father Juliano drove by himself the Aurora Safety Car to a media event in New York City in 1957. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rMdmEt)
The Aurora Safety Car, like other abandoned prototypes that we all knew, is an unknown vehicle for the most passionate drivers. And the normal thing is that those who are aware of the car existence also know that, for many, this is one of the ugliest cars ever made. But that strange appearance was the result of the goal pursued by its creator, who was none other than to design and build a car with a passive level of safety that had never been seen before.
Wreckage of 1957 Aurora Safety Car before restoration laid to be forgotten and rotting in a field behind the garage. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2EBzDgz)
In this prototype, the car has been embedded in various safety features which not imagined yet in the time, such as side safety bars, the safety cage integrated with the body, safety belts or padded dashboard. Another surprising detail of the Aurora Safety Car prototype is the spare wheel is located at the front on low-positioned, so it also contributes to improving safety by adding an additional deformation space to absorb the energy in case of impact.
The Aurora was designed with safety in mind, but some auto historians call it the ugliest car ever made. (Picture from: https://nyti.ms/2Bpy5SI)
But this is not the only striking feature of the front of the Safety Car made by Alfred A. Juliano, because the entire front of the body made of fiberglass which filled with foam to minimize the injuries caused to a pedestrian (in the case of being hit by this car). As if it was one of the modern airbags for pedestrians.
Andy Saunders posed with his restored Aurora Safety Car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2EBzDgz)
Its safety elements did not end there, because it also had a collapsible steering column and seats that could swivel to protect occupants in a crash. Another feature that makes the Aurora Safety Car is the most peculiar car prototype is it has an integrated hydraulic system activated by a dashboard control, with four jacks located at the ends of the car body that allowed the quick tires changing process.

The oddly bubble-shaped windshield, made from shatterproof resin, had no wipers because Father Juliano said it was so aerodynamic, raindrops blew away. The bubble curved out, away from occupants, to minimize head injuries. The roof was a stunning panoramic dome, with metal blinds inside.
1957 Aurora Safety Car displayed at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire UK. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2EBzDgz)
After the failed commercialization effort also meant the car project was failed. For decades, the Aurora lay forgotten and rotting in a field behind the garage because Father Juliano had an unpaid repair bill. Then, a British automotive enthusiast named Andy Saunders found the Aurora through an old photo in 1993, which had a billboard for the repair shop in the background. He reached the shop’s owner and arranged to buy the car for $1,500, sight unseen, and have it shipped to England.
And finally, the car was restored and re-shown again at the prestigious event of Goodwood Festival of Speed 2005. Since then, it has been displayed at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK. And here we able to see, at least the Aurora had better fate better than Sir Vival were laid to be forgotten and being rusty slowly along with time. *** [EKA [21122018] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ANDY SAUNDERS | AUTO BILD | NEWYORK TIMES]
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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Here's the South African's R9T-based custom motorbike named Storm

~Unique ONE~ Of the many custom models of the BMW R nineT (R9T) in the world, of course you are still remembered to the figure of a custom motorcycle made by Zillers Garage that we have discussed before. Now there is another one that in our opinion is very interesting, the bike was built by a creative South African builder named Wayne Buys. Through his work, it can be said that he gives a new perspective in the custom world of this 1,170 cc boxer engined motorcycle made by the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer.
The unique-shaped custom motorcycle named Storm by Wayne Buys of FabMan Creations based on the BMW R nineT, and said took the inspiration from the aerodynamic shape of the WW2 era fighter planes. (Picture from: WebBikeWorld)
As quoted of BikeExif, Wayne Buys took the inspiration from the aerodynamic shape of the WW2 era fighter planes, later his custom motorcycle work was dubbed the Storm. The custom motorcycle built at his workshop called FabMan Creations, where he also offers repair works and welding for others. Well, most of the custom motorcycle components made by himself at his workshop ranging from stainless steel exhaust systems, fenders, and custom aluminum motorcycle parts.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle posed along with its creator Wayne Buys. (Picture from: BikeExif)
The Storm project that he worked on featured a series of bodywork made of aluminum shaped manually using a homemade English wheel. Here he works in free form, without a single sketch, render, or template and his metal forming skills were self-taught.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle body kit made to cover the custom R9T frame is actually made of aluminum sheet. (Picture from: BikeExif)
The body kit made to cover the custom R9T frame is actually made of aluminum sheet. Even more impressive was the builder shaping them by hammering each panel into a tree stump. Overall, the manufacture of all body panels was done for 8 months.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle's body construction is like a piece of puzzles, where the panels lock onto each other via tiny Allen head fasteners that look like rivets on an airplane. (Picture from: BikeExif)
His custom motorcycle body construction is like a piece of puzzles, where the panels lock onto each other via tiny Allen head fasteners that look like rivets on an airplane. Wayne's bodywork consists of a custom tail section, round tank cover, headlight cover, wheel and fender cover, swing-arm cover and full-length cover. Aluminum panels are also visible on the sides of the tank to channel cool air to the cylinder head.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle's bodywork consists of a custom tail section, round tank cover, headlight cover, wheel and fender cover, swing-arm cover and full-length cover. (Picture from: BikeExif)
There are two small intakes on either side of the fully closed front fender directing air to the brakes. While the intake at the rear is equipped with a fan, helping to cool the repositioned oil cooler. Then there's another fan up front to cool the electronics, all of which are under the tank cover. And there's a mesh panel at the top to help the hot air channeling out.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle has a pair of aluminum handlebars that clamp the fork that effectively acts as a clip-on with the turn signal placement at the end of the handlebars, and the rear view mirror just attached to the right of the handlebars. (Picture from: BikeExif)
In other parts, such as the exhaust and the header, it is deliberately invisible with the output ends through three ports on either side of the belly. Then there is also a grid of holes under the header that functioned to help stop hot air from being concentrated inside.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle has a special dashboard built with a speedometer from Acewell, and there are several push buttons to perform basic functions. (Picture from: BikeExif)
Then the motorcycle control area, Wayne made a pair of aluminum handlebars that clamp the fork that effectively acts as a clip-on with the turn signal placement at the end of the handlebars, and the rear view mirror just attached to the right of the handlebars. Uniquely, Wayne also made a custom-made reverse lever, as well as the internal throttle for this motorcycle.
All cables run inside the handlebars, with the brake and clutch master cylinders tucked under the bodywork . (Picture from: BikeExif)
All cables run inside the handlebars, with the brake and clutch master cylinders tucked under the bodywork. At the top there is a special dashboard built with a speedometer from Acewell, and there are several push buttons to perform basic functions. The Storm custom motorcycle does not use the ignition key to turn it on, instead by the remote control.
The Storm unique-shaped custom motorcycle has a grid of holes under the header that functioned to help stop hot air from being concentrated inside. (Picture from: BikeExif)
Actually this Storm custom motorcycle has commissioned by one of his customers who brought the BMW R nineT motorbike directly to Wayne Buys' workshop. Those consumers want something that is inspired by aircraft and has a very aerodynamic design. And the result looks like it's just a button press to take off.
Finally, this Storm custom motorcycle built based on the BMW R nineT by FabMan Creations sold for €25,000 EUR (approximately Rp. 387 millions). And for those of you who are interested in buying or commissioning the custom motorcycle like that or elses, you can contact the maker through the FabMan Creations' official website.

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 VARIOUE SOURCES | FABMAN CREATIONS | BIKEEXIF | WEBBIKEWORLD ]
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