Monday, May 20, 2013
The BMW HP4 weighs 169kg and its 1,000cc inline-four produces 190+ horsepower. The Ariel Atom V8 weighs 550kg and its 3.3-litre V8 kicks out 475bhp, while the Citroen DS3 Rallycross weighs 1,300kg and its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine produces about 560bhp. Let the mayhem begin...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Thursday, May 02, 2013
If you really wanted to, we suppose you could ride across Africa on a Peugeot moped. The BMW F800GS Adventure, however, just might be a bit more suited to the task...
Based on the off-road-oriented F800GS, the new BMW F800GS Adventure takes things a bit further and, according to BMW, offers “an optimal combination of agility, touring practicality and off-road capability.” The German company claims that the new F800GS Adventure “provides off-road-oriented touring aficionados, world travelers and enduro fans with an authentic GS Adventure experience in the mid-size segment.”
The F800GS Adventure is powered by a liquid-cooled fuel-injected 798cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine (the same engine that you’d find on the F800GS), mated to a 6-speed transmission. With 85 horsepower and 83Nm of torque from the engine, 24-litre fuel tank and a robust tubular-steel chassis, the F800GS Adventure is probably adequately equipped for Continent-crossing journeys. And, of course, it comes with the inevitable suite of electronics – ABS is standard, while stability control (ASC) and electronic suspension adjustement (ESA) are optional extras.
Compared with the regular BMW F800GS, the Adventure version has a bigger fuel tank (which extends range by about 120km), bigger windscreen, revised bodywork, reworked seat that’s been optimized for long-distance comfort, wider ‘enduro’ footrests, an adjustable foot brake lever, an engine protection bar and a pannier rack that serves as a tank protection bar. At 229 kilos (unladen weight), the Adventure is also 15kg heavier than the regular model.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
History Channel takes a look at the last 100 years of motorcycle culture and life of two wheels. From Harleys to motocross, there's something for most of us here...
Labels: Short Films
Monday, April 15, 2013
This spectacular promo video for the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R won a gold award in the 'best event venue' category at the NYF World's Best Television and Films competition
A promotional video for Kawasaki that was filmed on the Isle of Man last year has been recognised as being among the best of its kind at New York Festivals World's Best Television & Films competition. The film achieved first place in the ‘best event venue’ award category.
Now in its 55th year, New York Festivals is recognised as a major event by those involved in television and film industries on a global scale. “For the new ZX-6R, we used the iconic Isle of Man TT course as the location and engaged a top TT rider to star in the video. Spurred on by positive public reaction, we decided to enter submissions in several categories of the New York Festivals awards, including best venue, in the hope that they would be perhaps be selected among the finalists. To achieve this and then go on to win a total of two golds, one silver and a bronze award was quite simply amazing,” says Senior Brand Officer for Kawasaki Motors Europe, Frank Zoontjes.
With a judging panel comprised of over 200 directors, producers, journalists, writers, actors, creative directors, art directors, filmmakers, composers and programming executives who are award-winners themselves, the decision making process was rigorous. “We have been working with Kawasaki for a number of years and felt the videos were worthy of wider recognition. To have each win the top award in a major category is an amazing feeling which makes all the hard work of the team involved worthwhile,” says Kawasaki film maker Tom Moran.