Celtik and Zeus Trike – concept

Trikes Grande Vitesse has announced that it will manufacture the Side-Bike Celtik and Zeus at its facility in Woodstock, New York.  Both trikes use car engines combined with space for multiple passengers and loads of luggage to create vehicles optimized for long-distance luxury touring. 

Celtik and Zeus Trike – concept

Celtik and Zeus Trike – concept

 TGV originally looked at importing the vehicles from France, but the strong Euro and non-EPA certified engines made that financially impossible. It’s currently seeking an appropriate engine provider (Mazda and Mitsubishi are on the shortlist) for a high-power, high-economy 2.0-liter four-cylinder power plant. TGV also intends to manufacture the two-inch diameter steel tube chassis and carbon fiber bodies. 

Celtik and Zeus Trike – concept

Celtik and Zeus Trike – concept

While the Celtik looks like a traditional trike and the Zeus looks like a sidecar, neither are what they seem. In the Zeus’s case, the engine is housed in the sidecar while the controls are operated from the bike. Passengers sit in the sidecar two abreast, while a third can sit behind the rider on the bike. The Celtik has room for two passengers behind the rider, while a huge tubular luggage case passes through the frame below them. Both vehicles are huge and should offer a totally unique riding experience.



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1954 The MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera

“This MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera is the experimental machine ridden by young wealthy Italian Luiggi Bandini, during practice for the 1954 Milano-Taranto Road Race. Bandini tragically lost control in a misty mountain section, while waving to a pretty spectator. 

1954 The MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera

1954 The MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera

1954 The MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera

 His grief stricken father, Count Enzio Bandini, “The Falcon,” never again permitted anyone to ride or even view this advanced design, and knowledge of its whereabouts faded. Eventually, 
1954 The MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera

rumors of this fascinating machine reached the motorcycling bon vivant Todd Fell. On a trip to Naples, Italy, his quest to find it was rewarded at the Bandini country villa, where in 2004, fifty years after the tragic accident, the late Count’s family was persuaded to part with the treasure.”
Via : http://www.jockeyjournal.com/
1954 The MV Augusta 60cc Monomoto Superleggera

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FX Bikes Mountain Moto – World’s Lightest Motorcycles

FX Mountain Moto | FX-5 Off-Road | Specifications

Right now we are in development of 5th generation (FX-5) Mountain Motos in stealth mode (top secret!)



We’d love to show you the FX-5 (it is looking awesome!), but we can’t until all our patents are in place.

FX Bikes Mountain Moto

FX Bikes Mountain Moto

FX Bikes Mountain Moto

 So, here are the actual specs and features of the FX-4 combined with what we can tell you about the FX-5…let us know if this makes sense or if you have any questions!


Weight (ready to ride): 57kg / 125lb
Frame/swingarm (chassis): 4130 Chrome Molly steel, tube and sheet down to 0.9mm (0.036″) wall thickness, TIG welded
Suspension, front: Marzocchi Monster T Downhill mountain bike forks, 40mm stanchions, 200mm / 8″ travel,  upgraded with enduro-weight springs
Suspension, rear: Fox Racing Shox Float MXR mini-motocross air shock
Engine: 125cc 4-stroke (Honda-Jialing and Daytona-Japan options)
Transmission: 4 speed (automatic clutch and manual clutch options)
Carburetor: Mikuni
Ignition: CDI, NGK spark plug
Exhaust/muffler: USFS-approved with spark arrester
Tires, front and rear: Kenda 19″ motocross 70/100-19
Rims, front and rear: RK Takasago Excel motocross 19″ x 1.40″
Drive chain: RK Takasago Excel motocross
Brakes, front: single 280mm / 11″ disc with 1-piston calipers
Brakes, rear: single 200mm / 8″ disc with 1-piston calipers (option for left-side handlebar lever control on auto-clutch models)
Fuel capacity: 2 gallon / 8 litres standard (3 gallon / 12 litres on Expedition model)
Fuel economy: up to 125mpg (max range 250 miles / 400 km standard, 375 miles / 600 km Expedition)
Wheelbase: 1350mm / 53″ (CRF230 trail bike is 54″)
Seat height: 788mm / 31″ (CRF230 is considered low at 34″)
FX Mountain Moto | Unique Features and Benefits


World’s lightest adult-sized performance-off-road motorcycle
World’s first crossover between top-end downhill mountain bikes and dirt bikes – its a whole new category of powered two wheeler
125lb (57kg) ready-to-ride means a totally new kind of riding and exploration – ride, carry, walk, lift, float over otherwise impassable obstacles
125lb means 2 bikes can be carried on a suitable vehicle-mounted carrier
Standard Honda-Jailing engine (recommended) has plenty of power to climb REALLY steep hills easily with the largest of riders in contol
31” seat height is unique for a high-spec dirt bike, virtually anyone can touch the ground when they need to, great clearance for stand-up riding and control for extreme terrain
Unique design that strips all the bloat from conventional heavy motorcycles and leaves only what you need
Designed and developed in New Zealand, spawning ground of the Hamilton jetboat, the World’s Fastest Indian, the bungy jump, the Britten Motorcycle, the Martin Jetpack, the YikeBike, …
Tested and evaluated by NZ Army and Special Forces, NZ Police Search and Rescue, US Army, US Navy SEALs, champions of motocross, Supercross, enduro, trials, Downhill mountain biking, BMX…and people who’ve never ridden motorcycles in their life!

FX Bikes Mountain Moto

FX Bikes Mountain Moto

FX Bikes Mountain Moto

FX Bikes Mountain Moto

FX Bikes Mountain Moto

FX Bikes Mountain Moto

FX originally saw the Mountain Moto as a defense product, but for a number of reasons we have decided to focus on the off-road and dual sport/recreation markets at first.


However, if “friendly” military and relief organizations are interested in our commercially produced models, we’re happy to talk, in defense language of course, using plenty of serious words like gradeability and TLAs (three letter acronyms)…starting with a new name…SLM.


SLM – SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT MOTORCYCLE


GASOLINE & ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES FOR DEFENSE AND RELIEF APPLICATIONS


CAPABILITY SCOPING DOCUMENT


World’s lightest performance off-road motorcycle: 125lb (57kg) ready to ride

The Batpod Batman "The Dark Knight"

The Dark Knight is one cool movie – we love the fact that Mr Bat chooses to ride a motorcycle when he needs to really get going. And, of course, since he’s a Dark Knight, the caped crusader gets a fully tricked-out bike on which he can take out the baddies.

The Batpod  Batman “The Dark Knight”

The Bat Pod was conceptualized by Nathan Crowley, who also created the Batmobile for Warners Bros’ earlier ‘Batman Begins’ movie. The actual Bat bike was built by Chris Corbould, who built not one but six units of the bike, most of which were crashed during the filming of The Dark Knight.

The Batpod  Batman “The Dark Knight”

The Bat Pod actually runs, though Corbould has not revealed which engine it’s fitted with, or exactly how fast it goes. In the film, French stunt rider Jean-Pierre Goy is the man who’s ridden the Bat bike and he says the bike is quite hard to ride. But then it would be, since it doesn’t even have any handlebars – the Bat Pod is steered via shoulder shields that have sleeves which accommodate Batman’s arms

The Batpod  Batman “The Dark Knight”

The Batpod  Batman “The Dark Knight”

The Batpod  Batman “The Dark Knight”

The latest Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” is currently in production and a series of spy photos of Anne Hathaway who is playing Cat Woman in the movie have emerged with her atop her own silver version of Batman’s motorcycle, the Batpod.

The Batpod  Batman “The Dark Knight”

The Batpod first appeared in Batman “The Dark Knight” and was the creation of director Christopher Nolan and production designer Nathan Crowley. The Batpod uses 20 inch wheels from the Tumbler (Batmans avant-garde cubism car) and is powered by the water-cooled single from a Honda CRF450R trail bike. Aside from it’s crazy appearance and strange riding position (I think Catwoman would find the ride much more comfortable than Batman!) the Batpod has some very interesting design features.

The Batpod  Batman “The Dark Knight”

Firstly you may notice the bike doesn’t have any exhausts, this is due to the fact that exhaust gases have been routed through the aluminium and magnesium tubular frame. Steering the Batpod is done using shoulder movement rather than with the hands which for any rider seasoned or not would take some getting used to. The suspension is all in the front of the bike (it’s a hardtail!) and the riders feet sit 3 1/2 feet apart in what can only be described as stirrups…interesting view for motorists travelling behind Cat woman! 

The Batpod  Batman “The Dark Knight”

Best of all the Batpod actually works! In these videos you can see Anne Hathaway (no wait…that’s her stunt double) piloting Cat Womans silver Batpod during filming of the Dark Knight Rises.

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

The Macchia Nera Concept Bike is near the top of the list of most expensive motorcycles at 150,000 Euros ($201,000). Built around a Ducati 998RS engine, its Italian designers and engineers set out to create an extremely high tech and expensive motorcycle that would be thought of as “the ultimate track bike” that is “simply beautiful and beautifully simple”.

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

The Testastretta engine is fitted with lightweight metals and alloys like titanium and aluminum making it very lightweight. The view from the side of the Macchia Nera shows exposed belts and engine components, giving its design a minimalist feel while still being aesthetically pleasing. We should add that this bike is a one of a kind and not in produced for retail at this point, but if you have an extra 150,000 Euros ($201,000) laying around for an expensive toy, your dream might come true.

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle
Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

UA bike built with a singular focus – power and light weight. Achieved with extensive use 
of Poggipolini’s titanium artistry and with his highest know-how from the F1, MotoGP and aerospace technology and experience (since 1950).
Macchia Nera. Italian for “Black Spot.” 
Curious name for a bespoke motorcycle. Definitely unique, the Macchia Nera bears little resemblance to the custom bikes we frequently see. 

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

How unique? Here’s how the plan unfolded. Stefano called on his good friend, Aldo Drudi the famed Italian designer.


“Il Signore Drudi” was given freedom to create a fresh and aggressive design.


 185 HP, 135 Kgs. Road rage has met its soul mate.


Aldo Drudi design, captured in carbon fiber and titanium.



 ENGINE

Ducatitestastretta 998R Titanium conrods 
elettricoMotore starting 
clutch with anti slip treatment niploy 
Exchange lightweight 
pump clutch increased with treatment in niploy 
radiator with increased treatment niploy Alu tubes and titanium fittings and aeronautical
Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle


WHEELS
Marvic magnesium wheels in front 
(3×50 x 16.5) rear (5×50 x 16.5) with Dunlop racing tires to intermediate compound.

FRAME
Grade 9 titanium frame with diameters 25/28/33 mm and a weight of 4.080 Kg 
Titanium Subframe
Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

Macchia Nera Concept Motorcycle

BRAKING SYSTEM

Dual front discs ventilated Brambo Racing 305 mm 
Brembo radial racing and aeronautical hoses
SUSPENSIONS
Ohlins Racing and Ohlins single shock with titanium spring racing handlebars, chain and sprocket, titanium


ELECTRONIC
Electronic control unit ECU EUR 6 

Automatic Mapping NTK linear lambda probe 
data acquisition capabilities of up to 8MByte 
Acquisition lap times with gyro technology, control of water temperature, oil and fuel level 
Traction control 
speed sequential electronically programmable 
3 programmable injection mapping

MV Agusta Yacouba Bestiale

Yacouba Galle, a former motorcycle journalist who also likes to try his hand at designing bikes, has come up with the Bestiale. Along with another Frenchman, Laurent Dupas, Galle has designed the ‘sharp, aggressive’ Bestiale in an effort to make the Brutale more, radical. Yacouba works as a journalist for Moto&Motards magazine in France and is also the man responsible for the insane KTM Super Duke 



Galle has kept the original Brutale 910’s engine, chassis, wheels, suspension and single-sided swingarm, but the bodywork is all new. At the front, there’s a single Xenon project

MV Agusta Yacouba Bestiale

or headlamp, flanked by multiple LEDs. Turn-indicators are incorporated into the bodywork and instead of conventional units, these are a line of LEDs on each side.

MV Agusta Yacouba Bestiale

The Bestiale kit is available for the Brutale series, including the 750, 910, 989 and 1078 bikes.

MV Agusta Yacouba Bestiale

MV Agusta Yacouba Bestiale

MV Agusta Yacouba Bestiale

MV Agusta Yacouba Bestiale

What the Bestiale kit does, essentially, is replace the Brutale’s soft, rounded contours with sharper, angular lines. Whether this really makes the bike look better is, we suppose, a matter of personal taste. Anyway, only a limited number of these kits are being made, and each will include a 15-litre carbonfibre fuel tank, carbonfible tail unit, headlamp, fairing, and front fender

MV Agusta Yacouba Bestiale

MV Agusta Yacouba Bestiale

MV Agusta Yacouba Bestiale
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The Brutale series of motorcycles are manufactured by MV Agusta of Italy. Its style is classified as a naked bike and the series consists of several models powered by either 749.5 cc or 909.1 cc inline-four, dohc-engines.
Standard models include the Brutale 750S, Brutale 910S, Brutale 910R and new for 2008 Brutale 1078RR. In September 2009, MV Agusta revealed two new 2010 Brutale models – the 990R and 1090RR. The latest addition in 2012 is the new Brutale 675 in an attempt to bring the company back to profitability.


Limited Editions


Brutale Oro
Brutale America
Brutale Gladio
Brutale 910 R Italia – a commemorative model to celebrate the Italian national football team championship in the 2006 World Cup in the color of the national football team, each model was awarded to each team member which will also bear the same number as his jersey, only 124 will be built (including 24 awarded bikes)
Brutale 910R Hydrogen – They were created as a collaboration between MV Agusta and the Italian clothing brand Hydrogen. The Brutale 910R Hydrogen is produced in 100 copies and are not numbered. Brutale 910R Hydrogen recognized by the black engine block, and white color with black stripe across the petrol tank. It has the same specifications as a standard 910R.
Brutale 910R Wally – This is a bike designed in collaboration with the boat manufacturer Wally. It is produced in 118 numbered copies, as the number of feet of the boat Wally Power 118 The specifications are the same as for a regular 910R

A3W Motiv ~ Concept in-line 3 Wheeled Motorcycle ( Video )

A Paris-based bike designer has come up with a new form of motorcycle – with three inline wheels. The idea is to keep all the fun and manoeuvreability of a two-wheeled bike, but make it harder to crash.

“The basic layout of a bike has hardly changed since it was invented,” says Julien Rondinaud. “Riding a bike remains very dangerous: there’s lots of power and only a small contact patch with the road. On a traditional bike, a loss of grip on either wheel usually produces a crash.”

A3W Motiv ~ Concept Motorcycle

A3W Motiv ~ Concept Motorcycle

 Rondinaud’s solution uses a reversed KTM Super Duke motor and three 14 inch wheels to create a 50% bigger tyre footprint. The first two wheels are very close together for agility, with the third trailing wheel adding stability. All three wheels use independent swing arms and suspension units, and single disc brakes. But to understand how it works you have to go a bit deeper.
The front wheel uses mechanical hub steering like a Bimota Tesi or Yamaha GTS. The mid wheel puts down the power, but because the front-to-mid wheelbase is shorter with the engine reversed, the drive sprocket is itself driven by a belt and pulley, to get the correct drive direction back.

A3W Motiv ~ Concept Motorcycle

A3W Motiv ~ Concept Motorcycle

The rear wheel is in another steered hub, but there’s no connection with the handlebars. Instead, it simply follows the lean and degree of turn dictated by the front two wheels.


“Obviously, at different speeds the rear wheel needs to steer a different amount. The castor effect of the steering angle in the rear hub means this happens naturally, with a hydraulic damper smoothing out the action,” explains Rondinaud.