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The most expensive electric motorcycle.. The Detonator.

Do you remember the Light Cycles in Tron: Legacy and the vehicles from Captain America? One of them has recently come to life, designed by Daniel Simon. Now he’s back with another masterpiece.The Detonator, how he calls it, is an electric motorcycle that uses a lithium-ion battery with autonomy of 80-100 miles for one hour of charging.

Though handling it is an art on its own, the bike can run at speeds of up to 120 mph (almost 200 km/h). The riding position isn’t the most efficient out there, there rider sitting way in the back of the vehicle and controlling a front end that rivals mount Everest in dimensions.

The reason for which Daniel Simon designed the bike is that he wanted extra-promotion for his futuristic vehicle design company, Cosmic Motors, and it’s currently produced by the creators of the real-life Light Cycles, Parker Brothers Choppers.

Simon himself calls the bike a “street cruiser bike built for humanoid droids”. Well, to put it like this: if you’re a humanoid droid that wants to spend $100,000 on something like it, go ahead – you may be a Detonatorowner.

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2011 in Motorcycles

 

BMW unveiled the new 2012 BMW S1000RR

BMW have decided to improve their 2009 S1000RR superbike, announcing the launch of the 2012 BMW S1000RR. The new super sports version will have noticeable sports inheritance and new agility, power distribution and build-up, better control and responses.

This new model will make use of the most advanced bike braking system, the Motorrad Race ABS being backed-up by a DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) system. The bike will use the same engine as the previous version that develops 193 HP. Weighing at around 204kg, it will be a lot easier to control.

Furthermore, there are now three engine modes; Race and Slick were added beside the old Rain and Sport modes. For more safety and grip, the maximum power in Rain mode is set to 163 HP. The manufacturer has also made improvements to the torque curve.

The twist-grip angle has been decreased as well as the twisting force, while the suspension has suffered serious changes that boost riding dynamics. A new mechanical steering damper was added, that increased the number of control functions by 10.

The design has suffered some changes as well; the bike will now come with a sportier look and tone. But everything on this model is better than on its predecessor. Good work, BMW!

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Motorcycles