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Vilner’s Custom Triple Speed Bulldog 7
Nov
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in Bikes, Videos on 11 7th, 2012

The Speed Triple model, the most popular and iconic of Triumph’s motorcycles, first appeared in 1994.

Bulgarian Vilner Studios decided to remake the Speed Triple model manufactured by the British company targeted for the Russian customer.

By adding new features to the outfit, Vilner Studios ensured a more aerodynamics vehicle. Modifications, that were inspired by the classic English Bulldog, included the replacement of two headlamps for one, the replacement of mirrors over the handlebars, black exhaust pipes, new racing wheels and other details embedded in the blinkers.

View the pictures of the modified Speed Triple Triumph in the gallery below:

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You can also watch the transformation in the video below:

For more Vilner Studios transformations click here.



Racer Riccardo Russo forgets final lap 12
Jul
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in Automotive News, Bikes, Popular, Videos on 07 12th, 2012

Motorcycle racer Riccardo Russo held a three-bike lead over his nearest racer at the CIV motorcycle racing championship, but when he started the final lap, he thought he had already crossed the finish line and won.

Unfortunately for him, he was wrong. Russo began celebrating his victory by raising his body off the bike and pumping his arms in the air clearly happy and relieved. While his competitors simply zoom passed him the top of the screen visibly reads ‘Final Lap’.

It’s a little painful to watch but worth it for the tight fight to the finish among the other racers.

The moment was caught on camera and uploaded onto YouTube by MotorsTelevision.

Watch the video below:



Racer Riccardo Russo forgets final lap 12
Jul
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in Automotive News, Bikes, Videos on 07 12th, 2012

Motorcycle racer Riccardo Russo held a three-bike lead over his nearest racer at the CIV motorcycle racing championship, but when he started the final lap, he thought he had already crossed the finish line and won.

Unfortunately for him, he was wrong. Russo began celebrating his victory by raising his body off the bike and pumping his arms in the air clearly happy and relieved. While his competitors simply zoom passed him the top of the screen visibly reads ‘Final Lap’.

It’s a little painful to watch but worth it for the tight fight to the finish among the other racers.

The moment was caught on camera and uploaded onto YouTube by MotorsTelevision.

Watch the video below:



Honda RC-E Electric Superbike 2
Dec
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in Automotive News, Bikes, Concept car news, Event Coverage on 12 2nd, 2011

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Honda showcased its new RC-E Electric superbike at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. While details are limited about the new concept, the machine is designed as a dual-purpose track heathen and commuter.

Tiny LED headlights are tucked into the front fairing and rear of the bike with turning indicators. While the bike is purely a concept at this stage, there is a small change that the RC-E may hint at what Honda has planned for the future of the company’s motorcycle design.

source: Autoblog



Marco Simoncelli Dies in Malaysian Grand Prix 24
Oct
Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in Automotive News, Bikes, Uncategorized on 10 24th, 2011

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A week after the tragic death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, comes another fatality for the motor sport industry when 24 year-old MotoGP racer Marco Simoncelli was killed on the second lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on Sunday.

The young Italian, racing for the San Carlo Gresini Honda team, lost control of his bike at the start of the second lap when his front tyre lost grip and his bike fell causing him to skate to the left. When the front tyre gripped again, Simoncelli swerved into the path of Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards who couldn’t escape a collision. Simoncelli, who lost his helmet at 150mph during the crash, lay motionless on the track.

Half an hour after the race was stopped in was announced that Simoncelli’s injuries were too severe and he had died with reported tyre marks on his neck. Fortunately Edwards had suffered only a dislocated shoulder while Rossi escaped uninjured and returned to the pit.

In a statement, medical director Michele Macchiagodena revealed that Simoncelli “suffered a very serious trauma to the head, to the neck and the chest and suffered from cardiac arrest in the ambulance.”

Simoncelli’s death was the first fatality in MotoGP since Japan’s Daijiro Katoh died at the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix.

Image source: BBC Sport

 



Smart Plug-in Scooter Concept Set for Paris Motor Show; Sketches Revealed 10
Sep
Posted by Alex Ion in Bikes, Upcoming Events on 09 10th, 2010

Smart has plans for a new two-wheeler concept, which will be revealed in the September Paris Motor Show. What’s exciting is that it will be a plug-in electric scooter.

Some official sketches have been released of the concept, which s all set to feature strongly as part of Smart’s offerings at the Paris Motor Show spread. The concept banks on a strong possibility of going into production.

The scooter is being evaluated to be integrated into Smart’s line-up that is being broadened, as its parent company Mercedes-Benz is looking to evolve from the manufacturer of cars to also being a provider of a variety of mobility solutions – high on which is the two-wheeler.

Though there are no official technical details out just yet, insider information is that the Smart scooter runs on a lithium-ion battery and can take a passenger up to 60 miles at a go on a single charge. There is also reportedly a specially adapted airbag that serves to provide additional protection for the rider.

(Via AutoCar)







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