Watch a resurrected gas turbine powered demon start-up
Unless you’ve been living all your life under a rock, you would have known about the great 420 kph MTT Y2K Turbine superbike. It was also featured in the fast-paced movie, Torque, one which every motorcycle enthusiast with the adrenaline for things on two wheels should have watched.
Here is one another such gas powered bike that has just been restored from its grave. Built by an over 70 years old builder knows as Arlen Ness, he made use of a helicopter engine and retro-fitted to his "Mach Ness" superbike.
In this clip, you can hear the bike starting with a sweet whining of the engine that builds up to a monstrous flame-spitting behemoth. The flames go from blue to hot red to literally chucking out chunks of flame particles from the chimney sized exhaust, enough to burn you and your car if you make the mistake of tailgating it.
The two large batteries see in the picture feed the starter power but also an additional electric motor that drives the motorcycle at more frequent services. This bike was recently given a makeover and the owner will be more than proud to show-off his chimneys throwing up flames and making the sound of a demon.
When I first heard that someone was fitting two cylinders on a Royal Enfield, I was gobsmacked and almost went off-balance. Then, things on my face changed, from squinting confusion to pale blank to the awestruck excitement that elated to newfound happiness one sees in a child receiving his Christmas present. I was startled enough to start making saliva bubbles, and I wasn’t even sorry for it.
There are not many things in your life that take you to a place where you can feel euphoria. Motorcycling is one that does it in the most humble of manners. The term ‘Motorcycling’ means a lot to many people. Some need it to commute, for some, it is about passion and adventure, others, it is their chance to get away and find more of themselves. And people like me, make it our bread and butter.
Then there are a few divine beings who build motorcycles as an extension of their self. Every motorcycle out there was someone’s dream once upon a time, and it is because they dreamt, we are blessed to be able to feel the way we do while riding. One such man is from Australia who never stopped dreaming about having, not one, but two Enfield engines powering the legendary marquee, the Royal Enfield. People call this dreamer as Paul Carberry and he believes in having fun, twice.
A few days back we had featured the sinister looking BMW HP4 RACE. It is an advanced prototype of the power star, the S 1000RR-HP4 with full carbon fibre twin-spar main frame and rims that are made in the same factory that makes components for BMW’s iconic ‘i-series’ and 7 series of cars. It is a purposeful hand built by the blokes at BMW.
To build this exotic machine dripping with carbon fibre lust will feel like, considering their vast amount or resources and experience, an easy-peasy task for BMW, with regards to what is coming next.
Carbon fibre has been considered the most exotic material ever since McLaren first made use of it to build a monocoque chassis for its Formula One car, 35 years ago. And so did Rolf van der Heide, a Dutch engineer who had worked for Spyker and Carver (makers of three-wheeled road machines) in the past, saw endless possibilities of carbon fibre composites and went on to create the motorcycle of his dreams with it.
With his brother Sjors handling the business end and industrial designer Michiel, the ‘Gentleman’s Racer’ was born. With a 100% carbon fibre monocoque chassis, a 100% carbon fibre swing arm, a 100% carbon fibre front end and a patent pending revolutionary designed suspension system, we see this as a genesis of a new breed of mankind who is not scared witless to venture into the realm reserved only for the upper-crust.
Bandit 9 L.Concept
“Once again, the Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who? Or what?”
That ‘what’ is a curious looking piece of weapon made in Vietnam. Easily mistakable to some sci-fi Terminator blockbuster prop, this cannon gun looking steel is a brainchild of Daryl Villanueva, the military genius born to defeat the extraterrestrial.
Munich-based industrial designer who goes by the name Christian Zanzotti has come out with his latest creation using a newfangled piece of technology, the virtual reality.
Zanzotti’s approach to design is a highly emotional one and at the same time characterised by reduced forms. His striking designs lead to outstanding results by exploring technological boundaries which have also won him the German Design Award as Best Newcomer of the Year in 2014. His designs include products that range far and wide, from whiskey bottles and time-trackers to tables and chairs. But now, he’s tried his hand at designing a breath-taking motorcycle. A machine that lurked his interests ever since his childhood.
MV Agusta “Ballistic Trident” by Rough Crafts
When I approached Phil, who happens to be my boss, to discuss featuring this article on our page, he looked at it for at least a couple of minutes without saying a word while I just stood there. And then, I saw his face changing. Squinting confusion to pale blank to the awestruck excitement. Then he looks at me and I’m already giving him the ‘Yeah I know. I did that too’ face. Tinngg!... there, I just got myself a brownie point.
The rule of three, or “omne trium perfectum” as it was first written in Latin, debates that everything that comes in threes’ is perfect. This maybe the reason why the MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR is that good. An exotic Italian motorcycle that reached a new pinnacle of technical development and performance with that biblical three cylinder power mill. And where the looks of this bike go, it is so good that it was voted the most beautiful bike of the year at EICMA 2016. This bike oozes sex appeal unlike any other brand or motorcycle could offer.
Just when you thought MV pulled off a great show with this Brutale, and you started walking back with awe-filled in your body, everything goes pitch dark and the spotlights turn to the ‘Ballastic Trident’. Metal sparks fly everywhere. At first, you don’t know what to think of it, you’re brain is confused. It is still not developed enough to handle the dripping sexiness. But give it some time and you’ll thank me later for the hankering lust.
2016 Bajaj V15 By Eimor Custom
Bajaj surely knows how to keep their customers happy by providing them interesting and completely different products. We have seen them launch the new generation Pulsars not so long ago which has been ruling the entry level sporstbike segment of the Country. Not so long ago the same popular two wheeler maker introduced the Bajaj V.
The Bajaj V attracted huge attention because it engraved the metal of INS Vikrant which was one of the greatest warships of India used in some of the most significant battle. What else also attracted the attention is the fact that the Bajaj V which actually has been positioned in between the Discover and the Pulsar series looked nothing like a daily commuter. As a matter of fact this shares lot of resemblance with a cruiser and a café racer because of its unique styling. The low seat height, the extra seat cowl for the pillion seat, the throaty exhaust sound really caught the attention.
We already rode the motorcycle and also provided you our impression of that motorcycle but recently we also came to know that a Hyderabad based custom motorcycle builders has actually customized the Bajaj V and transformed it completely. This thing definitely looks wicked Find out everything about thr customized Bajaj V whose new paint scheme surely will blow your mind.
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Royal Enfield Custom Motorcycles MO Powa and Dirty Duck: Video
Although this video is not taken from the official source but still this is the first video about the Custom built motorcycles from Royal Enfield that we found on You Tube. In this video you can actually watch that both the motorcycles were built at the Royal Enfield UK Technical center which is located in Leicester. In the beginning of the video you can actually watch Adrian Seller who actually is the team leader, industrial design explains that both these motorcycles were actually built within two and half months time.
While the motorcycle designer Greg Seed tells that they actually have sketched lot of concepts before finally choosing to go with this one. They also explain that Enfield is actually built out of solid metal which is actually the ideal metal for motorcycle designers, they can easily wield them and give them different shapes and sizes, while they also explains the construction itself was simple which was actually helpful for them. While another designer who was also working behind these custom motorcycles Chittaranjan Gogoi who especially worked on the Dirty Duck offroader shares his experience on how they actually created the extra snorkel by adding different parts. He also explains the Snorkel will help the rider to ride the motorcycle even in neck deep water.
The inspiration of the second concept design Mo Powa came from old school racing bikes. So to make it go fast they have actually used a Turbocharger. While the MO Powa will remind you of the classic dragster with extended wheelbase the Dirty Duck is actually a Land Rover kind of a vehicle on two wheels. While the Mo ‘Powa’ is based on the Classic 500 and gets an extended wheelbase the Dirty Duck is based entire on the Continental GT café racer and uses the same powertrain as well.
2016 Royal Enfield Dirty Duck
Royal Enfield has upped their games recently and quite honestly they actually are dominating the entry level cruiser market of the country with their range of products. Now that they can sit back and relax because they do not actually have any other commitments right now RE decided to build some of their own custom motorcycles. This not only shows their dedication towards two wheelers but also an urge to prove themselves every single time.
Recently at the Wheels & Waves custom bike show held in Biarritz, France Royal Enfield showcased their very first official custom made motorcycle. This was definitely a huge day not only for Royal Enfield but also for the RE fans as well. The two motorcycles which were showcased at the show was based on their very own existing models including the Classic500 and the Continental GT which actually make things more interesting as well as exciting at the same time. The two motorcycles were also given separate individual names.
We already have provided you all the information about the Mo Powa which is actually designed to be a dragster and is based on the Classic 500 model while as you already would have read that towards the rear it uses an extended swingarm from Continental GT to extend the wheelbase. The motorcycle also employs a turbocharger as well which definitely has been added to generate more power. The other motorcycle which we will be talking here has been christened as the Dirty Duck and it is actually based on the Continental GT and looks out of this world. If you have offroading genes in you then definitely bound to love this Dirty Duck.
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2016 Royal Enfield MO ’Powa’
The two wheeler brand Royal Enfield definitely needs no introduction, they have been building bikes before the world war era and are still are very much active in the business of building retro styled cruisers in this modern era. Recently Royal Enfield has scored tremendously in the sales department because almost all of their cruisers are a hit amongst the Indian crowd.
Recently they came into news for something little different than usual. RE showcased two custom build bikes which also happen to be their first official custom built bikes at the Wheels & Waves event in Biarritz, France. There is no doubt in the fact that these cruisers are the ideal motorcycles for modifying and customization. Unfortunately both the motorcycles which were showcased at the show were custom built in UK and was showcased at the show in France from 8th to 12th June. Both the custom built motorcycles were also named and they vary a lot from each other not only in the department of looks but usability and purpose as well.
The first amongst the two custom built motorcycles were called Dirty duck which was actually built for off road purposes while the second bike draws its styling inspiration from a dragster and has been called Mo ‘Powa’. Both these motorcycles employs RE Classic 500 cc motors while the later also deploys a turbocharger as well.
Below provided is an entire description of the Royal Enfield Mo ‘Powa’ which definitely looks like a proper dragster