Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Lazareth, whose VMAX HyperModified we featured here recently, have let loose with another insane machine – the Wazuma V8F, which is fitted with a 3.0-litre Ferrari V8. While the V8 is probably from an older Ferrari, its 250 horsepower should likely provide phenomenal performance in a package that only weighs 650 kilos.
From the information available, it seems the V8 was originally carbureted, but has been converted to electronic fuel-injection, with a Sybelle FI system handling the fueling. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a sequential six-speed gearbox (sourced from a BMW M3) and V8F rides on 18-inch wheels shod with 285/30 (front) and 315/30 (rear) ZR-rated rubber. Suspension duties are handled by four horizontally-mounted EMC shock absorbers and 324mm brake discs are fitted to all four wheels.
We think the Wazuma V8F should be just awesome on the street (or, indeed, the track…), but if you think 250bhp might be insufficient, Lazareth also make another Wazuma – one that’s fitted with a supercharged BMW V12 that produces more than 500 horsepower. More details on the Lazareth website here
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Making a stock Yamaha VMAX look even more dramatic than its manufacturer intended couldn't have been an easy task, but Lazareth have pulled it off...
Based in France, Ludovic Lazareth builds some of the wildest custom bikes, trikes and quads at his factory in Annecy-le-Vieux, near the Swiss border. A design graduate with an undying passion for muscle machines, he’s now come up with the VMAX HyperModified you see here, which has been inspired by Japanese Manga.
The Lazareth VMAX HyperModified retains the stock bike’s engine and chassis but features extensively revised styling, a wider rear wheel, a more efficient braking system and lowered fork. We think it looks superb!! For more of Lazareth’s work, visit their official website here
Saturday, December 17, 2011
After shooting the BMW S1000RR, German fashion photographer Markus Hofmann has moved on to BMW’s first scooter, the C600 Sport. ‘Motorcycles and fashion have always been interlinked, right from the earliest days when pin-up boys in leather and denim demonstrated a love for speed, a desire to be different and a non-conformist attitude to dressing,’ says Hofmann. ‘Scooters capture the imagination somewhat differently, especially the new maxi-scooters from BMW Motorrad. With their clean, angular lines and cutting-edge stylish looks, they make a strong design statement that has a mass appeal across the sexes,’ he adds.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Ace photographer from Germany, Markus Hofmann has been at it again, shooting a new series of some hot new photographs of BMW’s top-of-the-line superbike, the S1000RR. Called ‘Re:Boot,’ the new series of pics feature two 20-year-old Brazilian models, Marcella Correia and Rafaela Bosi, who turn up the heat on BMW’s 190-horsepower road-rocket.
With the Re:Boot series, Hofmann has tried to shoot the BMW S1000RR in a setting that’s erotic, luxurious and fashionable, all at once. With the help of some especially clever light installations, Hofmann has created an impressive series of fashion images that exhibit the contrast of the BMW’s strength and the raw power, offset by the two models’ feminine softness and sensual seductiveness.
A special Giacomo Agostini-edition Yamaha YZF-R1 will soon be auctioned off in The Netherlands, with the proceeds going to the Papageno Foundation. Signed by the GP racing legend himself, the bike will be on display at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel until the 24th of this month, after which it will go to the highest bidder. Along with the bike, an Agostini-edition AGV helmet will also go the winner.
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