Σάββατο, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Yamaha YZF-R6 2017

                                         Yamaha YZF-R6 2017 

Top Features

  • Beauty--Technology--Speed: The YZF-R6 has it all!
    On track or street, the YZF-R6® is one of the most advanced supersport machines ever built. Aerodynamic MotoGP® styling wraps up an incredibly intelligent racing machine, complete with ABS brakes, top-shelf suspension and a full suite of electronic rider aids.
  • Unparalleled Racetrack Success
    The Yamaha YZF-R6 has won more AMA middleweight races and championships than any other 600cc sportbike, making it the number one choice for amateur and professional racers alike.
  • Legendary R6 Handling
    The R6 combines superior mass centralization with highly-developed suspension and refined ergonomics to become one of the most nimble machines in the supersport class. The result is awesome road feedback, traction feel, and greater cornering confidence.
  • Thrilling Power and Control
    With a class-leading, high-revving four-cylinder powerplant at its heart, and traction control and D-Modes allowing the rider to extract even more performance from the potent engine, the R6 screams across the start/finish line ahead of the pack.


  • Cutting Edge Engine Design
    The R6 is powered by a compact and lightweight 599cc DOHC liquid- cooled four-cylinder engine featuring the latest manufacturing technology. Sixteen titanium valves, a high 13.1:1 compression ratio and lightweight forged pistons allow for smooth, high-revving power. Linerless, direct-plated ceramic-composite cylinder bores provide excellent heat dissipation and reduced friction. Magnesium engine covers minimize engine weight.
  • Race-Tested Variable Intake System
    The YZF-R6 features Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I®)—which electronically changes the effective intake tract length to give the benefits of both shorter and taller intake stacks in a single engine—for a broader, more tractable powerband. The twin injector intake system also uses shower-style fuel injectors above the intakes to provide optimum fuel atomization at high rpm.
  • Compact 6-Speed Transmission
    A close-ratio six-speed transmission delivers seamless power and maximum acceleration to suit the engine output, and is designed to be very compact. The crankshaft, input and output shafts are “stacked” in a triangular layout to centralize mass and keep the engine shorter front- to-back, which allows optimized engine placement in the frame for outstanding handling.
  • Racing-Derived Slipper Clutch
    Slipper-type back torque-limiting clutch reduces engine braking effects and eases aggressive downshifting from high speed.
  • Compact Titanium Exhaust
    The midship titanium muffler contributes to mass centralization and contains EXUP®—Yamaha’s Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve—for a broad powerband, along with an oxygen sensor for spot-on fuel injection and clean-running emissions.


  • Advanced Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle
    The ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®) system senses the slightest throttle input by the rider and instantaneously calculates the ideal throttle valve opening, and then actuates the throttle valves to actively control intake volume. This technology gives the rider the precise level of control required to push the envelope at racing speeds.
  • Adjustable Traction Control System
    The ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®) system senses the slightest throttle input by the rider and instantaneously calculates the ideal throttle valve opening, and then actuates the throttle valves to actively control intake volume. This technology gives the rider the precise level of control required to push the envelope at racing speeds.
  • Selectable Drive Mode (D-Mode)
    The YZF-R6 features Yamaha’s D-Mode system, allowing the rider to choose the optimum engine character for their riding situation and preferences. The rider can choose from three throttle valve control maps (Standard Mode, “A” Mode, and “B” Mode) for different throttle response characteristics at the push of a button.
  • Stylish Instrumentation
    The YZF-R6 features a combination analog and digital LCD instrument package that displays a huge range of information, including a programmable shift light, fuel economy, dual trip meters with miles-on-reserve function, and indicators for the electronic rider aids, including TCS and D-Mode.


  • GP-Style Deltabox® Frame
    The YZF-R6 Deltabox aluminum frame incorporates years of GP development in terms of geometry, engine positioning and rigidity, resulting in the gold standard in 600-class handling. The R6 combines lightning-fast handling agility with confidence-inspiring mid-corner stability.
  • Magnesium Rear Subframe
    A magnesium subframe removes weight from the rear of the motorcycle for increased mass centralization, while the flat and narrow seat makes it easier to reach the ground and gives riders more room to maneuver during aggressive racetrack riding.
  • Aluminum Fuel Tank
    The aluminum alloy fuel tank shaves over 2.5 pounds compared to an equivalent steel tank, lowering the bike’s center of gravity while improving rider ergonomics. The graceful curves of aluminum are accentuated by hand-welded craftsmanship for a truly beautiful finalized part.
  • R1-Derived KYB® Fork
    To ensure class-leading front-end feel and confidence, the YZF-R6 features the advanced KYB® 43mm fork found on the R1, tuned specifically for the R6. With excellent damping and awesome feedback from the front tire, the fork offers exceptional adjustability, with all adjustments at the top of the fork.
  • Advanced KYB® Shock
    The lightweight swingarm pivots high in the frame, for increased anti-squat effect and mid-corner stability. The piggyback shock design features four-way preload and damping adjustability for effective wheel control across a wide variety of conditions.
  • Powerful Brakes with ABS
    The YZF-R6 uses the same components found on the R1, including 320mm front rotors, gripped by four-piston radial-mount calipers, and actuated by a Nissin® radial-pump master cylinder. The result is excellent power with precise control. A lightweight rear caliper supports the front system, and ABS is standard for enhanced braking on imperfect road surfaces            

Additional Features

  • Aggressive R-Series Styling
    The YZF-R6 presents a sleek profile that expresses the next generation of Yamaha R-series styling. The LED marker lights create a striking face centered on the MotoGP®-style ram air intake. Futuristic and aggressive, the R6 stands out compared to anything else on the road or track today
  • Top-Notch Aerodynamics
    The smoothly flowing front ‘face’ and bodywork achieves the highest level of aerodynamic efficiency of any production Yamaha in history, improving top speed on the racetrack. The cross-layered fairing design also ensures excellent airflow to cool the engine with minimal drag.
  • LED Lighting
    Like the YZF-R1, the R6 uses compact LED headlights that are tucked away for a less mechanical appearance while still providing brilliant illumination. The front LED turn signals are integrated into the mirrors for a sleeker style, while the rear LED taillight is ultra-compact to match the narrow tail unit.
  • Ready to Accessorize
    The YZF-R6 is ready to hit the racetrack straight from the showroom floor, but for riders looking for the extra edge, an accessory Quick Shift System can be installed to allow for clutchless full-throttle upshifts for maximum acceleration.

Τρίτη, 6 Οκτωβρίου 2015

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M
2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M
2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M
2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M
2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M
2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M
2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M Review

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M 
The completely new R1M is the closest thing ever to the Yamaha Factory Racing M1...
Introducing the most MotoGP-Inspriced motorcycle ever.
Your wish for a production MotoGP bike pretty much just came true. From the advanced MotoGP inspired electronics package and crossplane crankshaft engine layout as the factor M1, to its carbon fiber components and Ohlins electronic syspesion, the line between Supersport bike and factory MotoGP M1 have never been more blurred.
Based on the all new R1 the incredible R1M is the pinnacle of Yamaha's pure racing technology. It provides a riding experience like nothing before it. Power delivery is very linear and controllable with our comprehensive YRC electronic controls. Add in premium features including an Ohlins Electronic Racing Suspension, lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and our new Communication Control Unit that is both a data logger and data setting tool, you have a machine that is destined to improve racing skills and results.

All new Yamaha YZF-R1M. We R1
YZF-R1M race motorcycle is a special version of the all new R1, and comes with even higher factory specification - enabling every racer and track rider to discover their true potential.
6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) offers controlability over traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking and launches. Its Communication Control Unit with GPS allows to look at lap times and other running data on an Android-based tablet - and R1M’s Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) delivers ultimate handling.
With its 200PS crossplane engine, short wheelbase chassis, 3D control electronics and exclusive carbon bodywork, R1M brings M1-derived factory-bike technology to private owners.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M 
/// Key Highlights
• All new more powerful engine (horsepower & torque)
• Cross plane crankshaft, titanium "fracture split" con rods, new pistons & offset cylinder
• Larger valves & high tech "Finger Follower" rocker arms for high RPM use
• Twin injector 45mm throttle body FI & new higher capacity air box
• Mid ship 4 into 2 into 1 exhaust system with EXUP & titanium header pipes & muffler
• Magnesium wheels, oil pan, cylinder head cover & crankcase covers
• Yamaha Ride Control: PWR / TCS / SCS / LIF / LCS / QSS plus YCC-T & YCC-I
• Compact and lightweight aluminum Deltabox chassis & swingarm
• ABS & Unified Brake system, with larger 320mm front discs
• MotoGP M1 race bike inspired body design
• TFT multifunction instrument - display
• LED headlights, position lights & turn signals 
• Premium Ohlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS)
• Communication Control Unit (CCU) - Data logger & vehicle info via Wi-Fi
• Wider 200 series rear tire (200/55ZR17)
• Carbon fiber front fender and fairing
• Polished & clear coated aluminum fuel tank (unpainted)
• Polished & clear coated aluminum swingarm (unpainted)

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M    Features and Benefits

/// Engine
• All new, ultra-lightweight, compact, 998cc, DOHC, 16-valve (4-valves / cyl.), liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine with "cross plane" style crankshaft.
• The key components of this cutting edge engine design are the "cross plane" crankshaft and an uneven firing order. Both of these features are used on Yamaha's race winning M1 MotoGP racer. The R1 cross plane crankshaft locates the center two rods at a 90 degree plane from the outer cylinders. This means instead of the crank pins aligned on the same plane (a straight line drawn through the center of the crankshaft), they align on 2 planes in the form of a cross... or "cross plane". Working in conjunction with the cross plane crank is an uneven firing order. This R1 engine fires 1,3,2,4 cylinders and the firing intervals are uneven at 270 / 180/ 90 /180 degrees. What all this means to the rider is the most linear torque possible and amazing throttle control. This engine design allows a whole new level of rider - machine communication. One of the most important benefits is the outstanding cornering performance that increased engine control allows.
• The key engineering goal for the new R1 is increased power with excellent controllability. Horsepower increases have gained through increased intake air volume, reduced internal friction and weight reductions. The new R1 is a "rider's machine".
• New, 4-valve cylinder head design features new compact pent roof combustion chambers that utilize lightweight titanium valves on the intake side. The 4-valve design optimizes breathing efficiency and overall engine performance. Combustion chamber volume is carefully monitored to ensure exact volume for maximum power.
• New, larger valves for 2015. Titanium intake valves are 33mm in diameter ('14 = 31mm) while the steel exhaust valves are 26.5 mm in diameter ('14 = 25mm). The lightweight titanium intake valves reduce the reciprocating weight of the intake valves allowing for higher rpms without the concern of valve float.
• New intake port shape provides maximum filling efficiency. The port shape, valve placement and combustion chamber shape induce a tumbling effect of the inbound fuel - air charge that increases combustion speed, power and torque.
• 13:1 compression ratio
• All new "finger follower rocker arms" are used. This system reduces friction allows greater valve lift and provides super accurate control of valve opening and closing at high rpms. The sliding area of the rocker arms feature a DLC (diamond like coating) to reduce friction and wear. Valve adjustment pads sit under the rocker arms
• Valve adjustment intervals are every 40,000 kms.
• Newly designed high performance intake & exhaust cams work in conjunction with the new finger follower rocker arm system.
• New design, lightweight, closed deck aluminum cylinder features a ceramic coating applied directly to the liner-less aluminum block to ensure uniform heat dissipation reduced friction and reduced weight. Closed deck design allows the cylinders to be spaced more closely together, providing a narrower engine. Cylinder is a stand-alone design (not integrated into the upper crank case).
• Offset cylinder / crank design offsets the cylinder block relative to the crankshaft (to the exhaust side) to reduce frictional losses between the pistons and the cylinder wall during the power stroke for improved power output.
• All new, short skirt, forged aluminum pistons offer lightweight, fast throttle response and great reliability. The piston features a box shaped "bridge box " on the underside for increased rigidity and a special Deflic coating to further reduce frictional losses. Ring expansion tension is optimized to reduce friction.
• New piston oil coolers spray oil at the underside of the piston to reduce piston temperatures.
• New, narrower Cross plane crankshaft design. Crankshaft is over 25 mm (1") narrower than the '14 version. Crank inertial moment has been engineered to achieve linear throttle response, strong acceleration and excellent cornering exit control. To achieve excellence response when accelerating, the inertial moment of the crankshaft has been set at a level approximately 20% less than the '14 YZF-R1.
• All new, super light, fracture split titanium connecting rods feature a nutless design. The lower end "cap" of the rod is made from the same piece of material as the upper portion and is cracked away in a process known as "fracture splitting". This process ensures true big end roundness and greater precision in con rod dimensions. Lightweight design (60% lighter than a conventional steel con rod) reduces horsepower losses and provides faster throttle response. These fracture split "Ti" rods are a world's first to be used on a production motorcycle.
• New single axis balancer shaft is used to reduce engine vibration.
• Compact ACM (alternator) is mounted directly to the crankshaft. The compact ACM uses rare earth magnets which produce more power for a given size than conventional magnets, therefore reducing size and weight.
• Newly designed, Mikuni fuel injection system features twin injectors (one set of primary & one set of secondary injectors). This twin injector system is also used on our M1 MotoGP race bike and the R6. One set of injectors (primary) are located in the 45mm throttle bodies while the secondary injectors are located in the air box very near the computer controlled intake funnels. The primary injectors utilize 12-holes to maximize the fuel atomization process. The secondary injectors, located inside the air box, begin to function at mid rpms onwards to supply more fuel as required and also use 12-hole injectors.
• Dual oxygen sensors (located just before the muffler box) make this a "closed loop" type FI system, which feeds back info to the ECU so adjustments can be constantly made to the fuel-air mixture for improved performance and reduced emissions.
• The benefits of fuel injection include excellent throttle response, good fuel economy, reduced emissions, stable idling and no choke start up.
• YCC-T: Yamaha Chip Control Throttle electronically controls the throttle valves for outstanding response and improved throttle control at all rpms. The YCC-T is used to provide super precise control of the intake air volume for smoother torque character.
• YCC-I: Yamaha's Chip Controlled Intake means the intake funnels / stacks vary in length (2 positions) depending on engine rpm. An electronic servo motor varies the funnel length from the tall position at low to mid rpms to the shorter setting for improved high rpm power. The revolutionary YCC-I provides the best of both worlds ... solid low rpm torque and power combined with an amazing high rpm rush. It takes only 0.3 of a second for the funnels to move from the tall to the short position.
• Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI) provides a hot spark for sure starts and strong engine performance.
• New design, compact 6-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for maximum performance. The "stacked" 3-axis gearbox / clutch design centralizes mass and keeps overall engine size shorter front to back. The stacked design gives the engineers the freedom to place the engine in the "sweet spot" of the frame for optimum weight balance for awesome handling.
• New, more compact multi-plate and assist clutch assembly (back limiter clutch) reduces rear wheel hop when making down shifts under hard braking. Key benefit is reduced lap times and smoother control. New clutch design is 19% lighter and 7% smaller in diameter than the '14 model.
• "Ram Air" system force feeds outside air via a duct located between the new LED headlights into the intake system, pressurizing the air box and improving intake efficiency at higher speeds. As speed increases, the air velocity in the system increases and pressurizes the air box, helping the engine develop maximum power.
• New, larger computer optimized large capacity 10.5 litre air box maximizes performance. New M1 inspired intake duct with solenoid valve reduces intake noise and improves high rpm power. A viscous type, high flow air filter is utilized.
• All new, mid ship design 4 into 2 into 1 exhaust system features lightweight titanium header pipes and muffler. This new design maximizes power, reduces weight, centralizes mass and lowers the centre of gravity for fast, light, agile handling. This system also contains dual 3-way honeycomb catalyzers which reduce harmful CO and HC exhaust emissions.
• New exhaust valve device is located in the under engine chamber and it features two separate exhaust flow routes depending on rpm. By controlling the exhaust routing in selected rpm ranges, it has been possible to build a compact muffler that achieves both outstanding power output and torque characteristics while still providing sufficient silencing performance.
• Yamaha's EXUP System (Yamaha's Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve) controls the exhaust pressure waves for optimum intake and exhaust efficiency. It also helps prevent the "blow back" phenomenon caused by valve overlap and helps reduces "flat spots" in the power band while reducing emissions at the same time.
• New, high-efficiency curved radiator features dual ring-type fans for maximum cooling. This curved rad design provides more airflow than conventional flat rad designs.
• New, air-cooled oil cooler sits below the main rad to maintain stable lubricant temperatures.
• Water pump is located on the outside of the crankcase to reduce crankcase width.
• Optimized wet sump lubrication system features new oil routing to the big end rod bearings.
• New, lightweight, deep bottom magnesium oil pan.
• Convenient spin-on type oil filter.
• New lightweight magnesium cylinder head cover and crankcase covers secured by new lightweight aluminum bolts.
• High performance direct ignition coils (ignition coil is built into the spark plug cap) reduce weight while iridium spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver increased spark energy.

Many of the following rider assist aids are derived from Yamaha's MotoGP race efforts and help make the new R1 more controllable and more enjoyable to ride. We call them Yamaha Ride Control or YRC.
• At the heart of the Yamaha Ride Control electronic rider assist aids are the IMU or Inertial Measurement Unit and ECU or Electronic Control Unit. The IMU detects three directions of acceleration and angular velocity (total of six directions). Additionally the IMU detects primary position by the G sensor when the ignition switch is turned on. The IMU calculates each signal and finds the vehicle position and behavior (lean angle, slide speed, pitching rate, etc.), and then in conjunction with the ECU it uses this information to control each system.
• PWR: Power Delivery Mode is Yamaha's variable throttle control that enables the rider to adjust the performance characteristics of the engine. There are 4-power settings available from an enhanced race setting to a slippery condition setting with softer power characteristics.
• TCS: Traction control system with lean angle sensor features 9 adjustment settings plus an off setting for a total of 10 settings. The system uses front and rear wheel sensors to detect slip and then adjusts / regulates power via the ECU / IMU to control rear wheel traction. In addition to detecting difference in speed between the front and rear wheels, this new system uses input on the degree of bank / lean angle to adjust the degree of TCS intervention to an optimum level in relation to the riding conditions in real-time. As the banking angle increases, the amount of TCS intervention also increases. When the TCS is off, SCS, LIF and LCS systems will automatically shut off as well.
• SCS: Slide Control System controls engine power when side slip is detected. It adjusts power output to an optimum level to control side slide or slip. There are 3 settings plus off.
• LIF: Lift Control System (a.k.a. anti-wheelie control) reduces time loss due to wheelies during closed course competition. This system reduces front end lift during starts and acceleration. When the IMU and other sensors detect lift, engine output is adjusted to the optimum level to maintain string acceleration without lift. There are 2 settings plus off.
• LCS: Launch Control System is adopted to help ensure fast, strong, controllable starts in closed course competition situations. When the LCS is activated, it keeps engine rpm limited to approx. 10,000 rpm and maintains an optimum level of engine power in conjunction with inputs from the TCS and LIF systems, allowing the rider to concentrate on clutch engagement and the other competitors, reducing stress associated with race starts.
• QSS: Quick Shift System provides smooth, fast upshifts even at full throttle. When the switch on the shift lever rod detects motion, it adjusts engine output and momentarily cancels out the drive torque to promote faster gear shifts. There are 2 settings plus off.
• CCU: Communication Control Unit is a standard feature of the R1M; it will be sold as an accessory for base model. The CCU monitors / records various forms of machine information and simplifies set-up of the instrument panel's function as a rider-machine "interface." Comprised of the CCU and a GPS receiver, running data can be recorded via a data logger, and with the GPS function, the system also enables automatic lap time recording on race circuits. This data can help racers / track day enthusiasts to improve their riding skills and lap times. By downloading an "app" for an Android or iOS based smartphones, it is also possible to create set-up data on your smartphone. Setting data can then be downloaded into the R1M via a Wi-Fi connection.
• SCU: Suspension Control Unit controls the electronic adjustments (front & rear) to the Ohlin's "Electronic Racing Suspension", available only on the R1M.

/// Chassis/Suspension
• All new Aluminum Deltabox frame has been designed to offer an optimized rigidity balance to maximize handling performance. This frame offers light weight and a balance of strength, rigidity and tuned flex. This is a gravity cast frame. The engine is stressed member with rigid mounts. The chassis is designed for optimized overall rigidity balance in the longitudinal, lateral and torsional directions. The result is excellent high-speed stability, cornering characteristics, traction / drive characteristics exiting a corner and greater freedom in choosing a line to run through a turn. The frame design is left-right
asymmetrical. • Detachable magnesium cast rear subframe reduces weight. The detachable design allows rear shock access and is less costly to repair if accidentally damaged.
• Lightweight aluminum "upward truss-type" swingarm provides great torsional rigidity for excellent rear wheel traction and control. Swingarm length is 570mm, 15 mm shorter than the '14 model and provides excellent control of the effects of chain tensioning during hard acceleration. The swingarm features a buffed and clear coated raw aluminum finish.
• Wheel base is a compact 1,405mm (55.3"), 10mm shorter than the '14 version
• New, electronically adjustable Ohlins "Electronic Racing Suspension". The use of "ERS" further enhances the performance potential of the R1M for circuit use. Taking data from the IMU and the various sensors, the system's Suspension Control Unit (SCU) makes integrated adjustments of both the front and rear suspensions' compression stroke and rebound damping based on riding conditions. The SCU calculates the ideal damping for the front and rear suspensions. This ERS has a choice of "Automatic" and "Manual" modes. Within each of these modes there is also a selection of 3 - running modes to make a total of six different settings to fit rider preferences or track conditions. Two of the running modes in the "Automatic" mode have fine adjustment functions for damping force. It is possible to adjust compression stroke and rebound stroke damping independently on both the front and rear suspensions. Front & rear wheel travel is 120mm (4.7").
• New electric steering damper
• All new, radial mount, 4-piston monoblock calipers with aluminum pistons squeeze fully floating 320mm dual front rotors. The result is incredible braking performance with excellent control and lever feedback. Other features include; Nissin radial master cylinder, stainless steel brake lines and new front brake lever.
• Single piston slide-type Nissin rear caliper with aluminum piston squeezes a lightweight 220mm rotor.
• Both front and rear brakes are linked via Yamaha's Unified Braking System (UBS) and feature our latest anti-lock brake (ABS) technology.
• All new, lightweight, die cast magnesium 10-spoke mag wheels. These wheels save over 1 kg of weight Vs last year's model and contribute to excellent suspension and handling performance. They feature a smooth exterior finish without centre ribs and an electrostatic paint process. Front rim size is MT3.50 x 17 while the rear is MT6.00 x17. The R1M features a 200/55ZR71 rear tire.
• New, lightweight 17 litre aluminum fuel tank features a buffed and clear coated raw aluminum finish. Elongated shape helps to centralize mass and reduces the variance in riding feel as the fuel load (weight) changes. This new tank is 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs.) lighter than last year's model.
• New, super light, trick carbon fiber body work including front fender and fairing. The wind tunnel designed windshield offers excellent aerodynamics and features a "screw less" design for a cleaner, more trick appearance. Air resistance has been reduced by 8% compared to the '14 model.
• New LED headlights and high intensity LED position lights create a "face" never seen before on a motorcycle and provide a very stylish and unique look to the new R1.
• Fully digital instrument panel with TFT liquid crystal display. The instrument panel offers a striking rider-machine "interface." Displays have been concentrated into a single 4.2-inch screen that adopts a fully transmissive Thin Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display that reduces reflections and glare. White or black backgrounds can be selected and it features auto brightness adjustment based on available ambient light. Two modes are available; street and track. Street functions include; speedo, bar style tach, odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position, intake air temp, coolant temp, instant & average fuel efficiency, clock, fuel consumed, peak rpm , and YRC setting info. In the track mode functions include; bar style tach (starts at 8,000 rpm), lap number, lap timer, stop watch, gear position, speed and YRC setting info.

/// Additional Features
• Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of "ride away" theft. This system must recognize the "coded ignition key" in order for the unit to start. If the system does not recognize the coded chip in the ignition key, it will not allow the ignition system, fuel pump or starter motor to function.
• LED front turn signals integrated into mirrors.
• LED rear turn signals and LED tail light
• New 25mm hollow front axle
• Extensive use of hollow bolts and lightweight fasteners help trim overall weight.
• Lightweight 520 series "O" ring drive chain.
• Low maintenance, lightweight, sealed battery.

Πέμπτη, 27 Μαρτίου 2014

Built by Chicara Nagata, this 1966 Honda P25

Built by Chicara Nagata, this 1966 Honda P25 is probably the most original security camera around. Unique selling point (asides from the good looks): you can still take it out for a ride.

Apparently, the motorcycle was built on request of a security equipment manufacturer that wanted to showcase it on the Japanese Security Show. Something tells us they made quite the impression!

Check out this incredible security camera system / motorcycle!

Τετάρτη, 26 Μαρτίου 2014

Audi Sends Out Second-Gen TT With Some Updates For 2015

Audi has just revealed its third-generation TT, which arrives on these shores early next year, as a 2016 model. However, if you want to get behind the wheel of a new TT today, Audi is sweetening the deal for buyers of the current model with some special offers for the 2015 model year.\
The main attraction is the TTS Competition Package, which was revealed last year as part of Audi’s celebration of the production of its 500,000th TT sports car. Among the special features are unique Imola Yellow or Nimbus Gray paint schemes, a fixed rear spoiler, five-spoke wheels, and leather trim with accent stitching that matches the exterior color.

There are no powertrain updates for 2015, which means the base TT sticks with its 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged and direct-injected four cylinder engine, good for 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The TTS model gets the same engine but with 265 hp and 258 lb-ft available. Understandably, it’s the quicker of the two, needing just 4.9 seconds to sprint to 60 mph. The TTS Roadster will do the same in 5.1 seconds.
Standard across the range is quattro all-wheel drive and a six-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Opt for the TTS and you also get magnetic ride suspension as standard.

Standard items in the cabin include front heated seats for the first time, as well as a 12-speaker Bose stereo. New options include an exterior carbon package and a Navigation package that adds a nav system, MMI controller and parking sensors.

LIT Motors C1: The Car-Like Motorcyle That Can't Fall Down

Imagine, a vehicle that drives like a car, but balances itself on two wheels. Too late--LIT Motors already did it, back in 2012

As this BBC video demonstrates, the all-electric LIT Motors C1 electric motorcycle is an amazing feat of engineering. Using gyroscopes and electric motors to keep its balance, the C1 really can't be knocked down--even when it's being tugged by an SUV.

On top of all of that, the C1 promises up to 200 miles of all-electric range, seating for two, 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 6 seconds, and a mere 800-pound curb weight. It's only 40" wide, so, in theory at least, it can split lanes and filter through traffic, skipping right past jams--but without exposing you to the rain, wind, or other inclement weather.

So what has happened with the C1 since 2012? It's still in development, with the first examples slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2014. According to the latest updates from the company, an all-new prototype is currently under construction,

Want to get in on the deal yourself? You can reserve one for as little as $250 for one of the first 10,000 C1s built--but you'll have to get in line, as the first 370 are already reserved. You can get a spot among the first 2,000 deliveries for $500. The full price of the C1? About $24,000, according to LIT Motors

Παρασκευή, 21 Μαρτίου 2014

Aston Martin on Ice

Aston Martin Vanquish On Ice

Aston Martin on Ice Pictures

We have added some great photos from Aston Martin’s recent ice driving event in Colarado, USA.
The company let lucky customers drive their whole range round a very icy course as well as giving them tuition on how to handle the cars in the extreme conditions.
Head over to our news section for more on the event and a video.
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Aston Martin DB9 On Ice
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Volvo unleashes S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar

Volvo have released Polestar Racing versions of their S60 and V60 production cars — capable of doing 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 155mph.
The limited edition models, also based on the Swedish firm’s C30 and S60 concept cars, feature a six-cylinder turbocharged T6 engine which can pump out 350hp at 5,700rpm and 369 lb ft of torque.
They still look like a normal four-door sedan and estate, but as well as stonking performance they feature a new rear spoiler, high-performance Öhlins shock absorbers, automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, front Polestar/Brembo six piston brake calipers, plus twin 3.5ins tail pipes.
The cars will initially be sold in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. But it’s expected the production will be rolled out to other markets later in 2014.
Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar interior
Full production numbers and fuel efficiency figures are yet to be released.
Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar, Volvo’s racing division, said: “This is a car developed for those who share our passion at Polestar: That driving really matters and that a true driver’s car should enable you to enjoy driving all year, on all roads and in all weather conditions. This is a driver’s car for real life.”
Volvo Motorsport Director Derek Crabb said: “It is rewarding to see how Polestar can use their experiences from motorsport to engineer such an exciting and competent car.”
Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar