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Monday, May 16, 2022

A new café racer-styled Honda Hawk 11 revealed

~Big BIKE~ As if not wanting to be outdone by other motorcycle manufacturers, the Japanese manufacturer Honda Motor Company has again innovated in motorcycle production. Turn out, the Japanese motor company has been released its newest café racer-styled motorcycle for the first time at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show event recently..
Honda Motor Company has been released its newest café racer-styled motorcycle named Honda Hawk 11 for the first time at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show. (Picture from: Kumparan)
The motorcycle in question is the Honda Hawk 11 which was seen on display in the Japanese motorcycle maker's stand at the Osaka Motorcycle Show and received so much attention, but unfortunately at the time the Honda's motorbike detailed specifications were still not explained by those Japanese company.

But, now the Honda Hawk 11 specifications are starting to be revealed. As quoted of Motorcycle, the Honda café racer-styled motorcycle is known to be powered by an engine that looks similar to the 1,084 cc engine used in the Honda Africa Twin and Rebel 1100.
The Honda Hawk 11 accentuates a retro impression with the use of a half fairing rocket cowl that is often found on café racer motorbikes, complete with a round headlamp that has adopted LED technology. (Picture from: Kumparan)
And for the Honda Hawk 11, it uses a 4-stroke, 2-cylinder inline, OHC (Unicam) liquid-cooled engine, with a capacity of 1,082 cc. Those kind of engine has a bore size of 92.0 mm x stroke 81.4 mm for each cylinder, while the transmission system uses a 6-speed manual transmission.

Furthermore, the Honda Hawk 11's engine is claimed capable churn out a maximum power of up to 100 hp at 7,500 rpm and 103 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. That engine capability is not much different from the Honda CRF110L Africa Twin's engine which is capable of producing a maximum power of 101 hp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 105 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
The Honda Hawk 11 is powered by a 4-stroke, 2-cylinder inline, OHC (Unicam) liquid-cooled engine, with a capacity of 1,082 cc. (Picture from: Kumparan)
In addition to equipt with a such fairly fierce engine, the Honda Hawk 11 is also equipped with advanced features such as Honda Electronic Control Technology (HECT) which provides four driving modes: Sport, Standard, Rain, and one adjustable mode that can save the settings according to the user's wishes.

Then there are another features such Throttle-by-wire, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSCT), and ABS are also standard features on the Honda Hawk 11. While in the suspension section, this café racer motorbike uses an SFF-BP upside down shock made by Showa (Hitachi Astemo Co., Ltd.) up front, as well as a monoshock and rear swing arm of Prolink.

Reportedly, the Honda Hawk 11 is produced in limited quantities, which is only 1,200 units (confirmed only the Japanese market for now), and will be sold freely with prices in the range of JPN ¥ 1.397 milion or Rp.159 million.
It's quite expensive though, but for a kind of such vehicle that has an exclusivity value like this will certainly attract a lot of enthusiasts who would be ignored the price numbers. Are you interested to have this Honda Hawk 11? Hurry up and find out more information on the Honda Motor Company website.

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 | HONDA MOTOR COMPANY | MOTORCYCLE | VISORDOWN | YOUNGMACHINE ]
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Sunday, May 15, 2022

The most extraordinary 'Model X' labeled car ever

~eXtraordinary ONE~ In today's modern industrial world, it is almost certain that every product labeled 'X' always brings up the interpretation of something related to "experiments" would be has a different, unique, and unusual appearance. This seems to be an efective surefire trick for manufacturers to attract the public' attention when the product is launched regardless of whether it will meet the public's expectations of the product or not.
The Pininfarina Model X is a Pininfarina made four-wheeled unique sedan concept of 1960 with an exterior design look like an airplane without wings. (Picture from: The Limited Times)
Then in the automotive industry, one example of a product labeled 'X' that is easiest to mention is an electric powered SUV product called the Tesla Model X made by an American electric car manufacturer belong to Elon Musk.
The Pininfarina Model X is built based on the Fiat 1100 and powered by a 1,089 cc four-cylinder engine capable to churn out power of 43 horsepower. (Picture from: Spiegel)
It turns out that long before that, the labeling of the 'Model X' vehicle had also carried out by Pininfarina (at that time still 'Carrozzeria Pinin Farina'), a well-known Italian coachbuilder company in the 1960s for a unique concept vehicle called the Pininfarina Model X but is sometimes referred to as PFX aka the Turin Bomb as the German media Spiegel said.
The Pininfarina Model X has a unique rhomboid four-wheels layout, where each one wheel that is placed parallel on the front and rear-end, and two wheels each to the left and right such the position of the car's rear tires in general. (Picture from: 95Octane)
At that time, the unique car project was led directly by the company' founder, Batista 'Pinin' Farina in collaboration with engineer Alberto Morelli, who taught at Turin’s Politecnico and was said to be the company's scientific research program
The Pininfarina Model X is officially debuted at the 1960 Turin Motor Show and shown again at the 1961 Brussels Automobile Show. (Picture from: OldConceptCara)
The unique PFX four-wheeled sedan concept made by Pininfarina with an exterior design look like an airplane without wings. This is not surprising because the aircraft industry has inspired many unique designs ranging from the 1930s to the 1960s. Pininfarina's goal in making such a radical bomb-likened design was to achieve good aerodynamic factors along with a low drag coefficient.
The Pininfarina Model X has a compact-sized cabin capable to accommodate 4 adults inside. (Picture from: Spiegel)
Another uniqueness of the Pininfarina's concept car lies in its unusual rhomboid four-wheels layout, where each one wheel that is placed parallel on the front and rear-end, and two wheels each to the left and right such the position of the car's rear tires in general. Each wheel has a function, such as, the front wheel was responsible for steering, the two side wheels serve as outriggers to stabilize the car and the rear one provided the power.
As the rear-mounted PFX's engine (right) allows half of the tail section to be used as a trunk (left). (Picture from: 95Octane)
It is also mentioned that this rhomboid wheels layout gave the car higher maximum speeds and lower fuel consumption. This concept car is built based on the Fiat 1100 and powered by a 1,089 cc four-cylinder engine capable to churn out power of 43 horsepower. The machine is mounted on the rear which leaves less than half of the space as a trunk. In your estimation, what is the maximum speed of this car? Will the top speed exceed 150 kph?
The Pininfarina Model X is built based on the Fiat 1100 and powered by a 1,089 cc four-cylinder engine capable to churn out power of 43 horsepower. (Picture from: ItalianWays)
As the result, the aerodynamic bodywork has a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.23, which was even better than today’s most aerodynamic cars. Unfortunately Pininfarina produced just one example of this car, then was exhibited at the 1960 Turin Motor Show and the 1961 Brussels Automobile Show.
The Pininfarina Model X's aerodynamic bodywork has a drag coefficient of just 0.23, which was even better than today’s most aerodynamic cars such the latest Toyota Prius has a Cd of 0.24. (Picture from: Spiegel)
As quoted of ConceptCarz, Batista 'Pinin' Farina was driven personally the PFX concept car around to various automakers at the time to discuss the potential to put it into mass-production. No manufacturer took this finned wonder into production, so Pininfarina kept it for almost 4 decades until it was acquired in 2007 by a car collector named John Rosatti from the Italian coachbuilder company.
If you’re wondering what happened to this strange little car nowadays, according to Barret-Jackson auction sites, it sold to an unknown collector for over $300,000 (approx Rp.4,410 billion) back in 2015. Wow, even though it's small in size but the price is exorbitant..... I don't know how much it will cost if this car is sold now? In our opinion, that's the most extraordinary 'Model X' labeled car ever, what do you think? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | CARSTYLING.RU | 95OCTANE | BARRET-JACKSON | SPIEGEL.DE | THE LIMITED TIMES | ITALIAN WAYS ]
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Friday, May 13, 2022

A classic strange cyclops-looked three-wheeler made in Japan

~What Do U Think About IT~ Well on this occasion we will talk about a tiny unique classic vehicle made by a Japanese car maker of the 1950s called Fuji Cabin Model 5A. At first glance, this three-wheeled vehicle has a unique cyclops-like appearance (in modern day might be similar to Mike Wazowski, a main character of the Disney-Pixar's Monsters, Inc. animated series) if we've seen from front.
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A three-wheeled vehicle has a unique look similar to a main character in Monsters, Inc. animated series named Mike Wazowski if seen from the front. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
The such type of vehicle story began shortly after the country's defeat in World War 2 is believed that was one of the Japan's companies effort to survive. Well, this effort is also what the Diesel Automobile Manufacturing Company done after its car-making division divided into the Hino truck and Isuzu car manufacturing businesses while the aviation division became Hitachi Aviation in March 1946.
This is the Fuji Cabin Model 5A of the 1950s worthy to be crowned as the most unique look three-wheeler ever made by Japanese company. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
In that time developing new aviation technology was strictly forbidden by the Allies, as it was considered a war industry. So Hitachi Aviation, as well as other aircraft companies, tried to survive in non-war-related industries. The company subsequently changed its name to the Tokyo Gas and Electric Manufacturing Company in 1952, and began producing 60cc engines for motorbikes and had established itself as an engine producer of mainly small two-stroke engines.
The Fuji Cabin three-wheeled vehicle designed by Ryuichi Tomiya, and appeared for the first time at the 1955 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: Below The Radar)
Then it merged with a Tokyo-based manufacturing company, Fuji Toshuda Motors of Tokyo and started to build their own motorcycles under the names of Fuji Motor and Gasuden FMC, besides supplied engines to other motorcycle makers. As time goes by, the company is decided to produce a kind of scooter with the roof or what we've known later as a micro car.
The Suminoe Flying Feather, an early 350cc kei-car designed by Ryuichi Tomiya for Suminoe Manufacturing back in 1954. (Picture from: Flickr-MrScharroo)
The mentioned micro cars was designed by Ryuichi Tomiya whose before the war had been in charge of body design at Nissan Motors, and afterwards he was responsible for the design of the Suminoe Flying Feather for Suminoe Manufacturing, of which 150 examples were built between 1954 and 1955. His work was highly respected, which later made him known as the 'Leonardo da Vinci of Japan'.
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A has a glassfibre bodyshell built on monocoque construction and also equipped with a single headlight, strengthened by a full-length tunnel bringing cooling air directly to the engine. (Picture from: Below The Radar)
And the Tomiya's masterpiece is the Fuji Cabin appeared for the first time at the 1955 Tokyo Motor Show as a streamlined two-seater three-wheeled coupé, and powered by a 122cc single-cylinder Gasuden scooter two-stroke engine with kick start. The unique look vehicle has a glassfibre bodyshell built on monocoque construction and also equipped with a single headlight, strengthened by a full-length tunnel bringing cooling air directly to the engine. 
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A appears to have been designed only to be driven by those of small stature like many of the Japanese at the time, as the car's interior was ludicrously cramped. (Picture from: Below The Radar)
So that when viewed from the front it looks like a creature of Greek mythology, the cyclops. While at rear, there were two rounded beetle-wing lids providing access to the motor and allowing warm air to exit. At first there was a single door on the left, but later cars got one for each side.
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A is powered by powered by a 122cc single-cylinder Gasuden scooter two-stroke engine with kick start. (Picture from: Below The Radar)
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A appears to have been designed only to be driven by those of small stature like many of the Japanese at the time, as the car's interior was ludicrously cramped, with far too much effort required to climb over the central tunnel to get into the staggered driver’s seat.
The Fuji Cabin Model 5A three-wheeled vehicle is a fairly good product with a sturdy construction, but also has a poor quality of bodyshell due to the maker having lack experience working with glassfibre. (Picture from: Below The Radar)
Unlike ordinary cars, the Fuji Cabin is controlled by a set of handlebars positioned close to the driver's seat for comfort, and is equipped with a small but well-engineered transmission system that incorporates a reverse gear; something unusual for a typical Western-scooter engined microcar. At that time Fuji Cabin three-wheeled vehicle was planned to be made as many as 400-500 per month, but in fact only 85 units were made all during its short production period from 1957 to 1958.
In general, the Fuji Cabin Model 5A is a fairly good product with a sturdy construction, but that doesn't mean there are no drawbacks, it's because the makers having lack experience working with glassfibre, so its bodyshell has poor quality. Besides that its sale was not a success partly because considered to be an expensive vehicle and also Fuji had no experience of marketing.

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 [09012015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BELOW THE RADAR | CARSTYLING.RU | ROAD&TRACK | FANDOM ]
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

An Italian unique shaped supercar

~Unique ONE~ Perhaps among you, there who have never heard the name of Spada Codatronca TS supercars. This car was introduced for the first time in 2008 by Spada Vetture Sport (SVS), an Italian design studio founded by Paolo Spada (former designer at Smart and Honda) together with his dad Ercole, (former chief designer at Zagato and BMW), and many others.
2008 Spada Codatronca TS. (Picture from: Motor1)
After a gruesome three months of testing and many more, then they managed to launch their supercar named, the Spada Codatronca TS. Since their upgrade on the TS (Turismo Sportivo), they have upgraded their "converter kit" which lets the user's car with E85 green fuel, which increases their torque and power.
Left side view of 2008 Spada Codatronca TS. (Picture from: Motor1)
The bodywork is made from carbon-fibre, whilst the aluminium chassis features a roll cage, and the car powered with a Chevrolet LS7 V8 engine could spewed the power up to 630 horsepower. No wonder if this car can reach from 0-100 kph in 3.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 340 kph (211 mph).
Meanwhile inside the cabin has seats and other interior items of Sparco. It also uses Brembo disc brakes all around; 380 mm (15.0 in) discs with eight-piston aluminium calipers at the front, and 355 mm (14.0 in) discs with four-piston alluminium calipers at the rear. 19" OZ alloy wheels are fitted, and shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres; 285/35 R19 at the front, and 345/35 R19 at the rear.
2011 Spada Codatronca Monza. (Picture from: Oto-Detik)
In 2011, Spada Vetture Sport announced that they would be building a convertible version of the Codatronca TS, named the Codatronca Monza. The Monza used a supercharged version of the Codatronca TS' 7-litre V8, and produced a claimed 710 hp and 701 lb-ft of torque.
The Codatronca Monza also featured the Italian Air Force roundel on the sides of the vehicle. Spada claimed that the car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds, and reach a top speed of 208 mph (335 kph). The Codatronca Monza appeared at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, where a competition version was also announced. (Grote motorfiets van Tegal). *** [EKA [06082016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | SUPERCARS | WIKIPEDIA ]
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Jakusa designed the Atlantico in harmony with the 1936 Bugatti models

~Vintage STYLE~ Here's that would be happens when the design of car and motorcycle mated so that becomes an integral modification products. This is the result of creative hand sketches of Hungarian automotive designer, Tamás Jakus back in 2012 through his automotive design sites, Jakusa Design when generated a virtual custom motorcycle concept called Jakusa Atlantico Concept.
The Jakusa Atlantico ia a retro-themed big motorcycle concept designed by Tamás Jakus back in 2012. (Picture from: Bugatti Revue)
The unique motorcycle concept painted the blue-sky color with rounded body shape that characterizes the pre-war design. Its front wheels wearing a special beautified tire cover with stainless trims as a characteristic features of the vintage cars, while machinery sector closed frame shaped like the Bugatti's front grille. At the front it looks very minimalist which only has a small single headlight mounted slightly lower than the handlebar and look contrastly to its massive tank.
2012 Jakusa Atlantico virtual motorcycle concept inspired by the famous Bugatti classic model. (Picture from: Bugatti Revue)
So when we seen the Jakusa Atlantico, there're very thick Bugatti's aroma, due to both designs are highly related to one another, as You could be seen when the motorcycle is posed along with the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic of the 1936. It will be seen very clearly that the Jakusa Atlantico motorcycle concept is actually a two-wheeled version of the mentioned Bugatti classic car.

The Jakusa Atlantico's shape which designed in harmony with the aerodynamic side of Bugatti Type 57SC, so they are made complementary forms. Through the design that also very unique, so it is difficult seem to find a wonderful blend of cars and motorcycles such as Bugatti and Jakusa today, that's the skill of the designer who can see and then put it in the form of a design such like this or another unique works of his called NMoto Golden Age.
2012 Jakusa Atlantico motorcycle concept is virtually posed along with 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. (Picture from: Bugatti Revue)
In Our opinion that's such of a kind designer's ways to adjusting the width of a large rear body that way the body and legs seem to be nice and proportional. Unfortunately the virtual motorbike is designed just for single person only, and if could be realized into real one someday, We thought also worthied to have a Harley-Davidson engine under the seat as its drivetrain.🤔 

We're sorry, the following video is not about the motorcycle being discussed but another works of Tamás Jakus.
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 [09012015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAKUSA DESIGN | BUGATTI REVUE ]
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Fisker is prepared its latest electrified vehicles through the Ronin

~3rd EVs~ Lately, the development of electric-powered vehicles is seen very rapidly, many automotive manufacturers from all over the world are competing to develop these kind of vehicles. This is intended not only as a form of concern for environmental issues, but as an effort to anticipate the depletion of conventional fuel availability as well.
Fisker Inc. has announced Project Ronin, the company's third vehicle after its Fisker Ocean SUV and Fisker PEAR. (Picture from: Businesswire)
This also prompted the American automaker named Fisker Inc. to present their newest line of electrified rides was capable  to carry four passenggers including their luggage inside the cabin, and have an increadible range as well. As we all know that the Fisker Ronin will be the third addition to Fisker’s EV range, next to the new Fisker Ocean SUV, and the upcoming PEAR.

According to Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Inc. that his company' new electric-powered vehicles intended to become the production version electrified vehicles with the longest range ever made in the world with the target range of 600 miles (966 km), and fitted with three electric motors offering all-wheel-drive, and an estimated 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) acceleration close to the 2-second mark.
"Project Ronin will be a showcase for our company's internal engineering, powertrain and software capabilities," said Henrik Fisker as quoted of CarScoops. And according to latest teaser, the car would be realized as a fully electric four-seat convertible sports GT.

Furthermore, the Fisker's CEO stated that he had assigned the company's engineering team to apply the most advanced and lightest materials that would later have an effect on range, performance, and the overall driving experience of the mentioned electric-powered vehicle.
The latest teaser revealed the Fisker’s Project Ronin is actually a fully electric four-seat convertible sports GT. (Picture from: KabarOto)
In addition, to extend the range as far as possible, Fisker' Project Ronin is said to be using active aerodynamic technology and an innovative battery design to be integrated into the vehicle's structural packages.

Meanwhile, to make the car as comfortable as possible for the driver and all passengers, then the car featured with a such unique styles that makes it easy to get in and out of the car. Once inside the car, passengers are greeted by a luxurious and sustainable interior that sets a new "advanced design direction" for the brand.
The code name for the Fisker' future electric car refers to the action movie back in 1998 starring Robert DeNiro which features some fun car chase scenes of several European cars, such as the BMW 535i, Peugeot 406, and Mercedes 500 E.

Unfortunately, the Fisker' Project Ronin prototype will only be revealed by the American automaker in August 2023 with its production starting in the second half of 2024.😑 Furthermore, Fisker is also targeting the initial price of this electric car below $200,000. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FISKER INC. | CARSCOOPS | BUSINESSWIRE ]
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