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Sunday, October 10, 2021

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

~Glad To Be Back~ It's been a long time, we don't write the content that talks about the scooters. And now it feels like it's time for us to re-present something about today's scooter designs (although only in terms of ideas and concepts) related to current trends. The following is one of the scooter concepts (here's no. 1 of 3 concepts) that we have prepared where the whole design are inspired by the Italian scooter legend, Piaggio Vespa.
The Piaggio CT or Piaggio Carving Tool Concept is designed by Paolo Corcagnani back in the 2007. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
Here is the scooter concept design made by Paolo Corcagnani back in 2007. As qouted of Moto.it, this scooter was inspired and dedicated by the designer to Vespa, the legendary scooter that has invaded our city streets for over sixty years. The two-wheeled concept vehicle later called the Piaggio CT, or Piaggio Carving Tool was also intended as a modern evolution representation of the original Vespa design.
The Piaggio CT or Piaggio Carving Tool Concept was inspired by the versatility of the US Army's original wartime Jeep. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
From the concept scooter looks, as we can see it has a very futuristic and simple design. According to the designer, the scooter concept was inspired by the versatility of the US Army's original wartime Jeep. What he calls as a pure vehicle, in which everything is oriented towards simplicity and functionality.
The Piaggio CT has the most distinctive design elements is the military coloring of the Green Army completed with the 'US Army' star logo or emblem. (Picture from: MotoBlog.it)
This may be because the designer has the opinion that the Vespa is in a somekind of sense such in terms of functionality and design could be said as an "Italian Jeep." It is "one of the few means that also serves a purpose of use", efficient, economical and pleasing to the eye. No wonder then Paolo Corcagnani displays it in the touch of Green Army finishing.
The Piaggio CT has unique handlebaris that appeared in an unusual shape, like an iron rod that is bent in such a way as to form a unique handlebar. (Picture from: MotoBlog.it)
In general, the Piaggio CT scooter concept is intended to bring back the spirit of the legendary vehicles such the Jeep and Vespa at the same time in the form of a modern two-wheeled vehicle. Besides being inspired by those two legendary vehicles, it turns out that some of the design elements of this concept scooter also take their cues from the similar vehicles built after the legendary Vespa born, for example the Honda Zoomer, the Japanese scooter which known has a simple central unit and functional elements with a modular structure (handles, engine, license plate and taillights).
Uniquely the Piaggio CT has a removable saddle when the hole is used for refueling. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
We can see this in some of the forms in the scooter concept that were inspired by past ideas (such as headlights) or vehicles in a certain sense similar, such as bicycles but equipped with modern features so that their functions can be felt immediately.
The Piaggio CT is intended to bring back the spirit of the legendary vehicles such the Jeep and Vespa at the same time in the form of a modern two-wheeled vehicle. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
In addition, among the existing design elements and looks the most distinctive is the military coloring where the designer gave the scooter concept the finishing touch of the Green Army (completed with the 'US Army' star logo or emblem). The scooter designer said that is not as a form of reference to the war, but as a form that represents the Jeep and the "logic" of a functional vehicle).
What's unique about the handlebar is appeared in an unusual shape, like an iron rod that is bent in such a way as to form a unique handlebar. On the handlebars, there are no exposed wires, only the brakes (on the left) and the accelerator control, while the lights and indicators are activated automatically in sync with the angle of the handlebar itself.
The Piaggio CT has a more extreme model with no handlebar and replaced by gyroscopic steering similar to two-wheeled vehicles on a single axle such Segway. (Picture from: MotoBlog.it)
Then the instrument panel is also uniquely placed on the handlebar hole, while the driver's saddle is shaped like a bicycle saddle that can be removed freely in which the hole is used for refueling as well. In addition to the normal version, a more extreme Piaggio CT has also been planned, in which elements have been further reduced: for example, the handlebars are gone, replaced by gyroscopic steering similar to two-wheeled vehicles on a single axle (such as the Segway).
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOBLOG.IT | TOPSPEED ]
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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Looking at one of the most unique cars made by Ferrari

It's no secret, almost all super cars made by Ferrari has a charm that inspires the soul. However, not everyone can afford it, and sometimes have a lot of money was not guarantee can have a Ferrari supercar. Indeed, the Italian manufacturer is famous for its supercar products made in limited production quantities. The law is the more less the production of a Ferrari model, the more expensive the price.
1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ujGzt4)
One of the most unique Ferrari models ever made is the Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, made only 2 units in 1966. Not like most other supercars that have a cabin that can hold only 2 seat for 2 people. The Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale designed by one of Italian famous design houses named Pininfarina has a cabin that can load 3 seat for 3 people in it (with the driver's position was in the middle).
Fiat boss, late Gianni Agnelli behind the steering wheel of 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2tTwkee)
Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale can run fast thanks to a V12 engine with a capacity of 4.4 liters that reside right behind its unique cabin, and those engines are taken from a racing variant of Ferrari.
Rear three quarter 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ujGzt4)
Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale is actually made as a concept shown for the first time at the 1966 exhibition at the Paris Motor Show. But apparently the leader of Fiat then, Gianni Agnelli fell in love with this unique car. And one unit of Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale with a metallic gray color is then sent to the Fiat headquarters in Turin.
On the outside, Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale already has a panoramic roof, thus making this car a very unique in its time. Due to these car's design was amazing, then make it become the inspiration of the Ferrari Dino model which was very popular in the era of the 1970s. *** [EKA [16072017] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOBLOG]
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Friday, October 8, 2021

Hades, an "expression of minimalism"

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

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

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA [24082019] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CURTISS MOTORCYCLES | NEW ATLAS | HYPERBEAST]
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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Renault Symbioz as a representation of future mobility

The development of the world automotive industry can be seen in the world's famous auto expo such as at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. There, there are various of the latest car models as well as the concepts that are prominently displayed to the public.
Renault Symbioz Concept shown at Franfurt Motor Show 2017. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2OM1rDF)
And one of them came from Renault, one of the French automotive manufacturers whose shown their concept car called the Renault Symbioz Concept. As Renault's future car, these French auto manufacturer offers mobility that will be connected and also can interact with homes, cities and other infrastructures.

"The way we use cars has changed. Today cars are more than just a means of transportation to connect us from one place to another. Full of technology, this is an interactive and personal space that connects passengers with other cars, as well as people and the environment around them. , "said Renault VP, Thierry Bollore, as quoted from Carscoops.
Left side view of Renault Symbioz Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2OM1rDF)
Besides carrying Level 4 autonomous driving abilities, where the car can be driven without the intervention of a human driver in other words you can divert your concentration from the streets. Symbioz is also a zero emission vehicle, which is supported by two fully connected electric motors.
Dashboard view of Renault Symbioz Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2OM1rDF)
Those two electric motors are located on the rear axle, and work together with the Renault's all-wheel steering system. So, it offers better dynamics on the streets. In terms of specifications, the prototype produces 360 kW of power and 550 Nm torque. Although the maximum power is 500 kW and 660 Nm of torque. As the results, the car concept ability to accelerate from rest to 100 km/h in 6 seconds.
Right side view of Renault Symbioz Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QzMEJo)
Meanwhile, on this prototype supporting by 72kWh battery, and the car designer stated that this car can accommodate batteries up to 100kWh. Whereas for the duration of charging, you can charge up to 80% of the battery capacity in 20 minutes and can travel more than 500 kilometers. Symbioz also provides battery charging for home use by providing additional space/modular space.

And speaking of dimensions, the Symbioz measures 4.92 m x 1.92 m x 1.44 m, with a wheelbase of 3.07 meters. It's quite large, coupled with the styling (the top is a lot of gloss), this lamp will let the light into the cabin while optimizing its exterior visibility.
Interior view of Renault Symbioz Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QzMEJo)
Speaking of styling, the exterior has a variety of aerodynamic features, such as vertical air intakes, side wind deflectors and roof spoilers. Turning to the bottom, you will find Lidars hidden in the front lights and rear bumper, radar and ultrasound sensors behind the bodywork as well as the front camera, rear camera and lateral camera hidden on the door handles.

"Renault Symbioz is a unique project that allows us to work with planners, designers, engineers and architects. Our goal is to explore new boundaries of customer experience, technology, energy use and harmonization of designs to form a truly new global experience," added Laurens van den Acker, Renault's Corporate Design Director.
According to the French car manufacturer, to begin these concept, they plans to test an autonomous electric-powered vehicle whose design is somewhat similar to Symbioz by the end of 2017. The car testing using Multi-Sense technology, Easy Connect and Easy Drive, and will be part of Renault's medium-term plan to develop Symbioz up to 2023. *** [EKA [10102018] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RENAULT | AUTOEVOLUTION | CARSCOOPS]
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Nimbus Luxus, a Dannish vintage motorcycle for men

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

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

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

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

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

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA [05092016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA]
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Looking back at the charm of the Lamborghini Marzal classic concept car

At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, perhaps the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder and Terzo Millennio are a row of Lamborghini Automobili made sports cars that most attract the attention of visitors. But that is not the only thing that is interesting in there.
1967 Lamborghini P200 Marzall among other retro-futuristic concept cars at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yRUB5u)
There was something special about the appearance of the Lamborghini P200 Marzal concept car that was re-displayed by these Italian premium car manufacturer after being exhibited at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. Yes, at the same event, 51 years later Marzal's looks still attracted the attention of the visitors at these international automotive event.
1967 Lamborghini P200 Marzal shown at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2CWLEwv)
As reported by Carscoops, this concept car is the result of Lamborghini's collaboration with Bertone, one of the famous Italian coachbuilders in 60s to 70s and designed by Nuccio Bertone and Marcello Gandini as a vehicle capable of accommodating four passengers.

They designed Marzal with a gullwing-style door, which was mostly made of glass, although that didn't suit Ferruccio Lamborghini's taste, as he believed that a woman's legs shouldn't be there for all to see.
Interior view of 1967 Lamborghini P200 Marzal. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yRUB5u)
Even so, its features have been likened to features in several other Lamborghini, including the Lamborghini Espada which launched in 1968. The car has many similarity ranging from the exterior, interior to the dashboard.

The Lamborghini Marzal is equipped with a 2.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine capable of producing up to 175 hp, and the engine's power is only half of the Lamborghini Miura that was coming from the same era. Those engine's power is channeled to the rear wheels through 5-speed manual transmission system.
Rear side view of 1967 Lamborghini P200 Marzal. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yRUB5u)
Unlike other concept cars at the Geneva Motor Show, the visitors are allowed to browse the interior features, steering wheel, engine parts to the rear trunk of the Lamborghini Marzal as close as possible.
The Lamborghini concept car that is more than 50 years old is already owned by a private automotive collector who got it from an auction event in 2011 for US $2 million or around Rp.26 billion. *** [EKA [23102018] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEW ATLAS | CARSCOOPS]
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