-stroke motor.The Ilmor 5-stroke prototype uses a 700cc turbocharged engine, with a fairly average peak power of 130bhp at 7000rpm, but a monster 120ft/lb of torque at 5000rpm.The engine uses two overhead camshafts, one is high pressure, the other low
is long overdue – how about making it look like the RC-E, Mr Honda?Elsewhere on the stand there's the tiny, folding Motor Compo, an electric scooter which slots into the firm's Micro Commuter Concept car, and the frankly awful three-wheeled E
MISSION Motors was among the front-running firms hoping to make a production electric superbike a few years ago – getting as far as demonstrating its prototype and making plans for sales and marketing. But then the company changed its mind, deciding
CONFEDERATE MOTORS is suing a motoring website and publisher over allegations of defamation.In an opinion piece from New York Auto Show, jalopnik.com's Wes Siler described the three models made by Confederate as, "scary pieces of rolling robotic art
Playboy Doohan and his chopperFORMER 500CC world champion Mick Doohan's Mercedes supercar is for sale through Mercedes-Benz Australia.The car's one of only 55 built carrying the signature IWC Ingenieur, in honour of the German watchmaker.Doohan liked the car's dark titanium colou...
.Called the Motor Compo to differentiate it from the original, the new concept uses a removable battery pack that's also designed to be able to power other electrical items, and just like the original Motocompo production bike, which was specifically designed
to its capacity – no bulky DOHC heads to worry about. So while 1650cc is ‘big’ the motor is actually very compact, smaller and lighter than some 1000cc DOHC designs making similar power. And of course the additional capacity means there’s torque
WHEN we saw Yamaha's pre-show releases – the XTW250 Ryoku and Y125 Moegi, plus a couple of electric mopeds – we guessed that the firm had something more spectacular up its sleeve that it was holding back to reveal at the show itself.We guessed wrong. The XTW250 is pretty much it ...
THE UNIVERSITY of Tasmania in Australia has developed its first hybrid electric and ethanol scooter engine, whci charges the batteries on the bike every time you hit the brakes. The system, developed by Steven Ambrose, a research scholar in the Uni's Engineering School, the feat...
look at the doomed Men & Motors TV's rough cut of the top US race.Incidentally both events appeared to share similar numbers of spectators; the advantage of the obscene energy guzzling floodlights was you that couldn't see the lame donkeys dying
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