24 July, 2011

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Harley-Davidson, Inc yesterday announced its new lineup of new motorcycles for 2012. The company is in plans to produce 32 models on six platforms namely, Sportster, Dyna, Softail,Touring, Trike and V-Rod. Unfortunately, the short lived model Street Glide Trike has been discontinued. The newest addition to the 2012 lineup are the Dyna Switchback (a model with detachable bags and windshield) and V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition.

22 July, 2011

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200x Spec & Pics

Ask and ye shall receive. 
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Good things come to those who wait.
Patience is a virtue…
Those cliché adages sum up perfectly the American motorcycle market’s experience with a specific Harley-Davidson model: the XR1200.

When Harley announced in late ’07 the XR1200 as a 2008 European-only model, the decision seemed confounding to Americans who couldn’t buy the Americana-infused XR.

2012 Suzuki GS150R Latest Spy Pics

2012 Suzuki GS150R (6)
For me, personally, the Suzuki GS150R is one of the better 150cc bikes around. Unless you want visual aggression, the GS150 actually makes a lot of sense. It’s got an utterly smooth engine, feels big and substantial when you swing a leg over the saddle, has a six speed box, has a nicely set up suspension and good power too. It’s just that no one is looking at those qualities in that segment, people want sporty looks, sharp design – stuff like clip-ons and rear-sets, you know!
Suzuki, however, seem to be going ahead with the GS150R without altering its DNA much. A fan has recently put up some spy pictures of the upcoming bike on the brand’s FB page. The facelift, in typical Indian bike OEM fashion comprises sticker job, some cosmetic upgrades, and, well, nothing else.

10 July, 2011

2011 BMW S1000RR Detailed Specifications & Price

2011 BMW S1000RR Detailed Specifications & Price

The BMW S1000RR is a sport bike initially manufactured by BMW Motorrad to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship,[3] that is now in commercial production. It was introduced in Munich in April 2008,[4] and is powered by a 999 cc (61.0 cu in) inline-4 engine redlined at 14,200 rpm.[1]
BMW manufactured 1,000 production models in 2009 to satisfy World Superbike homologation requirements, but expanded production for commercial sale of the bike in 2010. It features an anti-lock braking system, standard, with an optional electronic traction control, and has an overall wet weight of 207.7 kg (458 lb), and produces 133.6 kW (179.2 hp) @ 13250 rpm[2] at the rear wheel.

Top 5 Most Fastest Super Bikes of 2011

1.Honda CBR 1100XX Super Blackbird 178mph (286 km/h)

E-Wolf E2 Electric Concept Car 2011

At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the German E-Wolf’s show is shaped like a Lotus 7-type while the former face of the E1 resembles a shark single-seat electric car, carbon-fiber body makes the use of vehicle weight of only 500 kg, its advantages can be everyone’s attention.
E-Wolf E2 electric concept car 1

E-Wolf Car Standard
E-Wolf does not meet the E1 results in order to concept cars with E1 as the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, appeared in front of us the E2 two-seater electric concept car, has also released the first official map, and will be officially listed in 2011.

2011 Plymouth Road Runner Concept Car


If you love the 2010 Dodge Challenger, you’re going to love this concept of the old Plymouth Road Runner. Who is the artist of this new famous concept you might ask? The artist is Michael Leonhard, a car designer from Vienna Austria. The man is definitely talented that’s for sure. The rumor going around the web is this rendering could be the new Plymouth Road Runner for 2011. I’m skeptic to say the least, especially since Chrysler just filed bankruptcy. I don’t think the car company can afford to make another muscle car, I think Chrysler is concentrating all its energy in making an electric car or hydrogen car instead. If the muscle car does come out though, I’m definitely for it, I would love to see another retro muscle car out on the road. Every time I see a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro or a 2010 Dodge Challenger, my head spins and my eyes just gawk in amazement.

2011 Honda CR-Z Mugen RR concept‎

Honda has just pulled the wraps off an even more extreme variant of its sporty hybrid at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom: the Honda CR-Z Mugen RR concept.
Honda CR-Z Mugen RR

The CR-Z Mugen RR features wildly aggressive exterior styling with integrated carbon fibre components, including a new gaping maw of a front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper and high rear wing. The extra wide front fenders look like they've been yanked right off the wide-bodied Subaru WRX, and terminate abruptly behind the 18-inch hyper-black wheels. Finally, the Double-R has been slathered in a particularly sherbety shade of orange paint that is matched by an equally orange interior.
Not much is mentioned about what's happening under the hood, but if the 150kW Mugen CR-Z approaches Civic Type R performance, we assume that the more hard core, race-prepped CR-Z Mugen RR is analogous to the extremely rare Civic Mugen RR.
We think that the CR-Z Mugen RR Concept has about as much of a chance of reaching a dealership as an orange creamsicle does on hot asphalt, but we live in hope.

Honda Civic 2011 First Look

The new model is believed to be slightly smaller and lighter than the outgoing models.Honda's Eco Assist technology will be added to most models, and will become the first gasoline-only powered Honda to employ such technology in North America. It is an information system to help the driver adopt a more fuel-efficient driving style, and is proven to improve fuel economy by about 10% for Honda's hybrid vehicles in Japan.

Toyota Supra FT HS Concept Car

Toyota FT HS Concept
The Toyota FT-HS is a hybrid sports car concept introduced at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. Calty Design Research designed the concept and suggests that it could fill the place of the Toyota Supra.FT-HS stands for Future Toyota Hybrid Sport.
The goal of the rear wheel drive hybrid powertrain is to produce 400 hp (300 kW) and achieve 0-60 mph in around 4 seconds. This is accomplished by combining a 3.5 L V6 and an electric motor in a manner similar to the Lexus GS450h. Unlike the GS (and virtually all other current hybrids), a production version of the FT-HS would make use of a capacitor system designed specifically for quick charging and increased performance. Since the debut of this concept, Toyota has exhibited such technology in the Supra HV-R race car.The 2+2 vehicle features a unique retractable roof similar to a targa top. The rear seats would be folded down when the roof is retracted however.In spite of the FT-HS being only a concept vehicle, Toyota's desired starting price for such a vehicle is stated to be in the mid $30,000 range.
An August 2008 article from Automotive News indicated that a production version was no longer being considered.However, a January 2009 article from Edmunds Inside Line states that "the V6 Supra replacement is still in the pipeline and is set for an early 2011 debut"

09 July, 2011

Yamaha MT-03 concept bike

Daryl Tearne's Concept Bike featured in Cycle Canada
Yamaha MT-03 concept bike

3 year old Industrial Design student Daryl Tearne chose to design a Concept Motorcycle as his third year thesis at Humber College - an amazing adventure that took him to Amsterdam to work with the designer of the Yamaha MT-03 concept bike. See this intriguing bike and learn more about the story behind it at SUPERSHOW 2005. Daryl will unveil the finished project bike at the SUPERSHOW, January 7, 8, 9 at the International Centre. Look for him and his beautiful motorcycle model next to the Cycle Canada booth in Hall 3.

2009 BMW Lo Rider Concept

2009 BMW Lo Rider Concept
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2009 BMW Lo Rider Concept
2009 BMW Lo Rider Concept
2009 BMW Lo Rider Concept
2009 BMW Lo Rider Concept

Upcoming 2015 Honda CB 750 Concept

Make Honda
Model CB750
Concept year 2009
Production year Theoretical 2015
Engine 750 cc, liquid hydrogen fueled, 4 cylinder

The 2015 Honda CB750 concept bike is designed independently by Igor Chak. The engine of the  2015 Honda CB750 concept bike is powered by a four-cylinder liquid hydrogen engine.  A six-speed dual-clutch transmission with electronic lurch and traction control. Electronic tuning by the onboard computer.
This 2015 Honda CB 750 is a predecessor to the 1970s-80s CB.  It’s basically exactly the same, as you can see, except it has some computers on it.