Friday, August 24, 2007

250 horsepower, V-Quad Intel chopper!

With a 250bhp V-Quad engine, the term 'Intel Inside' takes on new meaning...

Intel, and motorcycles? Er..., yes. The giant chopper you see here, has been built to 'celebrate' the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor, and Intel's 30 years in embedded computing. The project was executed by Orange County Choppers, and features a 'V-Quad' engine – essentially two v-twin units joined together – which makes about 250 horsepower. The bike runs on massive wheels which wear 240mm (front) and 300mm (rear) tyres.

That's a 300mm rear tyre you're looking at. Ahem...

Since the bike has been built to celebrate Intel and its processors, it features an on-board computer, which controls the bike's GPS, wireless internet, audio/video and Bluetooth functions. The computer, built in conjunction with Black Diamond, operates through a touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard. And the brainy little thing doesn't even need a key to start the bike – it can boot up the motorcycle using fingerprint recognition technology!

More details and hi-res pics here.

Also see:
Jesse James' aircraft-engined chopper...
Derbi goes high-tech: The X-vision Mulhacen
MotoGP tech meets Boardtracker: The amazing KRV5!
Significant firsts in motorcycling...
Shelby & Rucker build unique 150bhp chopper
MAB's turbocharged BMW K1200R
Dainese’s RDRS data-logging system for motorcyclists...
Allen Millyard's amazing V12 Kawasaki!

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