Sunday, March 17, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Ride with Dominance
Maintaining the classical chopper design, the DORADO 250 has been engineered by Benelli of Italy to bring back the enjoyment of cruiser bike riding.With high quality components and excellent chrome finished parts, the DORADO 250 is a bike for the kind of people who want to customize their bikes.
The DORADO 250 can be easily turned into a full dressed cruiser with screen and saddle bags for the retro style look that will make heads turn.
A durable 250cc engine delivers ample smooth power, coupled with low-slung and comfortable seats make it easy to maneuver city roads and turn long distances riding into an adventure.
Experience DORADO 250, and Ride with Dominance.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Sustainable fun, a cool design and comfortable driving. Orphiro combines all ideals when it comes to new motorcycling: fully electric, fast loading and one with nature. An enormous acceleration power, a lovely cruising speed and a range that covers all work-living distances easily. Above all: eye-catching!
The motorcycle is a fantastic, wide-body cruiser, that introduces the fun factor in world of electric mobility. Via this site you can follow the developments of this Dutch initiative.
Orphiro is more than just an electric motorcycle; Orphiro is a company where youth is informed and learned about electric mobility to prepare them for tomorrows’ automotive market.
Orphiro offers companies and individuals the possibility to experience electric driving. Especially those that understand the need for change. And the understanding that change goes step by step. Orphiro partners with numerous organisations to realize the steps towards the future and to secure the chances to successfully introduce electric mobility.
source from www.orphiro.nl
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The World's First Motorcycle
The Hildebrand & Wolfmüller was the world's first mass-production two-wheeled motor vehicle to be dubbed a "motorcycle," or "motorrad" in German. After dabbling with steam power Henry and Wilhelm Hildebrand, along with partner Alois Wolfmüller, designed their revolutionary 1488cc Hildebrand & Wolfmüller, which was patented in 1894.
Although Gottlieb Daimler is credited with being the "Father of the Motorcycle," his Einspur "boneshaker" motor bike was actually a "hybrid" motor-driven bicycle with a wooden bicycle frame, and wooden wheels. Following on the neels of Daimler was the de Dion-Bouton, the Orient Aster, and the E. R. Thomas, all using a bicycle chassis.
The Hildebrand & Wolfmüller Motorcycle
Wolfmüller's patented design (Patent No. 78553, January, 20 1894) utilized an all metal hollow tube-frame that was revolutionary for the period. The power-plant was a horizontal (parallel) two-cylinder four-stroke 1488cc engine that was water-cooled.
The H&W had no clutch, and power was delivered to the rear wheel via locomotive-style pushrods which were linked directly to the engine's pistons. The solid rear wheel as a flywhell. The pushrods were returned by the force generated from two large rubber straps - one on each side of the motorcycle.
The H&W produced 2.5bhp at 240rpm, with an incredible top speed of close to 30mph! In total, several hundred Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycles were sold, but fierce competition drove the company under in 1919.
The 'Motocyclette,' designed by Felix Millet, was introduced one year prior to the Hildebrand & Wolfmüller, that used an aviation-style radial five-cylinder engine, but Millet's Motocyclette never went into mass-production.
Monday, March 11, 2013
When we build a superbike, we have no time for second best. Presenting the very latest in racing power, the 2013 S 1000 RR. With an aluminum bridge-type frame, radial brakes, a super sporty tail-up nose-down design, hot colors and the ultimate combination of electronic rider assistance. The RR includes four riding modes that adjust power delivery, throttle response, Race ABS action and even Dynamic Traction Control (optional equipment).
Never before has it been so easy to keep so much power under control. This is as true on public roads as it is on the racetrack. The RR is a full-blooded racing bike, even though it can be ridden with a number plate attached. A race proven sport bike for the road.