Thursday, May 31, 2007

The new Moto Guzzi Bellagio: Cafe Racer / Retro Cruiser/..or?

From Web Bike World:
"Moto Guzzi has announced the addition of the new Bellagio cruiser to its motorcycle lineup for 2007.

Moto Guzzi, in this translated press release, says that the new Bellagio symbolizes the "depth of the relationship between Moto Guzzi and its surrounding territory".

This relationship is so strong that the immense beauty of the Lariano area affects both the ideas and creativity of man and in a sense leads him to create works of natural beauty in all his endeavors.

This empathy between the local environment and human inventiveness can be clearly seen in the new Moto Guzzi Bellagio that identifies a place known the world over for its beauty combined with the free spirit of those that revel in motorcycling. Individuality and sheer style are embodied in a reserved, but sophisticated design that displays highly advanced innovative technological solutions balanced with a trendy image.

Moto Guzzi's CARC (Reactive Shaft Drive System) is an example of this advanced technology. Moto Guzzi claims that the system transforms the new 940 cc engine into silky smooth acceleration making this machine Moto Guzzi’s most powerful naked bike.

Other indicators are seen in the presence of the progressive rear suspension system, in the Brembo floating caliper brake system that acts on twin 320 mm discs, in the rear shock absorber and the fully adjustable forks. These technical high quality solutions favor active safety, set a dynamic equilibrium and provide such riding pleasure that the Bellagio is the new point of reference in the category.

The Bellagio has the temperament of a Naked sports bike beneath the skin of a custom machine. The spoked wheels, drag bar, rear-set saddle and forward positioned foot pegs are just a few examples of the details of a style that concentrates weight on the rear wheel giving the impression of a bike that is fixed to the ground, ready to take off at the twist of the wrist.

The new 940 cc engine is more than capable of making this machine fly. While the engine is docile and vibration-free, it puts out huge power with immense torque from even very low revs. This power can be heard in the legendary engine note emitted from new twin silencers that sing a song called Bellagio."

"With the Bellagio, Moto Guzzi has introduced an innovative style to the custom sector. The style is evident not only in the chrome plating and beauty of the engine but also in the “personality” of the magnificent frame that serves to highlight other design elements.

The most recognizable example is the single-sided rear swingarm embodying the CARC system. This patented reactive shaft drive final drive unit is a clear break from the custom bike tradition and is an innovation compatible with a sense of quality and sophistication.

Although the design draws from the American “power cruiser” style, it has a very European look with detail touches of sophistication that are pure Italian. You cannot but be seduced by the blend of all the components, technical details and style in which Moto Guzzi is the class leader.

Some components such as the large spoked wheels, the retro-style rounded instrumentation and the tank decorations are classic elements from Moto Guzzi’s past heritage incorporated into a modern design. Other allusions to traditional custom design include the pulled back handlebars, the forward positioned foot pegs, the two-up saddle astride the rear mudguard, and the plentiful chrome detailing offset by the coal black color scheme.

Moto Guzzi style abounds on the Bellagio, beginning with the transverse 90° V-twin engine representing the key to the design. Other components include the powerful brakes which, by tradition, are generously sized, and the twin overlapping silencers that make such a fashion statement.

It is items like these that were typical of the skill and attention to detail consistently paid by Moto Guzzi to the design and manufacture of its products since 1921, when the company first created motorbikes that are as unique as they are technically without equal. And indeed, it is also inevitable that they should have been influenced by the splendors of the area surrounding Bellagio – just as this new model certainly is."

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A new dress for the Bonnie: Triumph's "Sixty8 "parts range.

"Inspired by a pretty cool year!

Bikes were anarchy. Revolution was in the air. The Rolling Stones were charting with Jumping Jack Flash. Steve McQueen made Bullitt and Triumph made a classic Bonnie that they still talk about today.

The all new range of sixty8 accessories offer something completely different and contemporary for today's Bonneville rider. The selection of interchangeable tank covers help express your personality with the union flag designs in color and monochrome, tartan and flowers to name a few. Add a stylish leather tank detail or fit a leather headlight cover when you park up in town.
For your modern day needs, the stylish contemporary leather panniers look great on the bike and detach as cool satchel bags for use in your personal or professional life. Combine these with an alternative sprocket cover and coloured cam cover to give your bike a true style statement."

"The Aftermath"

"The Generation"

"The Revolver"

Despite Triumphs romantic P.R. talk, lets not forget that 1968 was not entirely a cool year (A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress crashes in Greenland, discharging 4 nuclear bombs, The Tet Offensive begins in Vietnam, then a month later the My Lai massacre occurs, and in April Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee and riots erupt in major American cities for several days afterward causing American troops kill scores of civilians), but dreary events aside it is still a bunch of kinda-neat stuff to stick on your new Bonnie-despite the somewhat sinister names of the themes...

Still they need to bone up a bit on thier history-or at least hire Advertisement writers older than 25 years old....maybe if it was called the "Sixty9 Range"?...I just had to mention that.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Your moment of zen bike-girl oddness: Salty Rei Rose & her Locomotive Cafe Racer Bike

This bit of amazing Japanese design was brought to my attention from my brother and mutual co-founder of mineklinefabrik. So I simply could not resist to post this lovely anime maid and her locomotive/slash Cafe Racer. Before you ask: I have no idea who Salty-Rei Rose is (even after obsessive googling her name) and why her job as a skimpy dressed maid requires her to get about on such a fab bike.What I do know is that she is petite (about 1/20 scale) Made of PVC and can be had for on sale around 75.00 Euros from the German Oddworld shop.

We she is a maid after all, so maybe she can dust off the shelves at after I buy her...

Sweetie if your going out for a ride at least put on a pair of boots,..hate to see your peticure get ruined.

Monday, May 28, 2007

The art of the Samurai bike: The work of Shinya Kimura and Zero Engineering.

The "Needle"

"The Ratfighter"

"The Fighting Vintage"

"In the year of 1992, I opened (english site here: "ZERO engineering") in Okazaki City, Aichi, Japan. In prior to the foundation of this motorcycle custom shop, I managed a small shop in rural area, which specialized in the restoration of Harley Davidson and other vintage motorcycles such as British, German, and/or even Japanese-made. The old motor, especially for its beautiful figure and the special feeling that I get when running, fascinates me in such a way that I have a solid passion for classic kind. In ZERO engineering, I only work on Harley-Davidson's given that the structure combined with the choice of materials create trust in its durability besides good looks. I also like the fact that a great number of the replacement parts for Harley's are available in the market.

Furthermore, the brand's mystique works its magic on the sound whose vibrant rhythm goes well with the kind of image that I have for motorcycles. At the same time, I am interested in fabricating engines from Triumph and BSA, the ones built before 1960s.

As for the name, Zero engineering, I chose the word "zero". Whereas it can literally mean nothing, I believe the word holds an endless possibility to it. It is, indeed, meant to remind me not to conform to the paradigm and but to always challenge new way of thinking.
I cannot think of anyone in particular who had an influence on my work.

It is rather my Japanese roots, in which the idea of beauty as well as my identity was formed.
As I have always tried to base my work on these elements, so those Harley enthusiasts, who are accustomed to the American style, might find my creation new and different.

At Zero engineering, it is our ultimate goal to flavor our sense of style in customizing Harleys. We are certainly not sticking to particular features like a small gas tank or fork springs, and open to new ideas. Thus, whether our bikes are novel enough to draw people's attention does not matter. For future perspective, I do not have any specific plans for what to design, and we will keep on doing the same things as we have done to put our ideas into shape.

On the other hand....
we strongly believe technical ability is equally important as designing skill, so that we will be actively participating in many races in order to improve our techniques.
I hope Zero engineering and our products will continue to inspire people in some manner.

Thank you and Sincerely,

Shinya Kimura-Zero engineering"

Black is Beautiful: Mototwins Project Cafe Black.

"Here at MotoTwin we have collected together a comprehensive range of quality parts and accessories for the new Triumph twins. Every part in the webshop has been fitted by us to our own bikes, so you can be confident when ordering parts from us.

We have spent the last 8 years making hi-tech prototypes for the automotive industry, working for many large multinational companies, including Triumph motorcycles. Between us we also have over 50 years experience riding motorcycles."

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Gallery: The San Francisco SFMC Mods V'S Rockers run.

All photos by Craig Howell. The event was brilliantly hosted by the SFMC

One of the meeting points at Pier 23 Cafe

A rather amazing BSA Victor cafe

My personal favorite: A street legal sidecar Racer: More about this in an upcoming post.

From the Agata Morio Observer: Another girl on a motorcycle.

The Motorbike Girl / Otobai Shoojo

"The film is an adaptation of the manga "The Motorbike Girl"by Ouji Suzuki, which was originally published in "Gekkan Manga Garo"in 1973. It is the simple and poetic story of a junior high-school girl who goes off to the seaside on a motorbike, and comes back amidst wild cherry blossoms. However, the simplicity enhances the girl's vulnerability, her strength and femininity of which one gets an occasional glimpse. In adapting the original story to film, Hakodate, a town in Hokkaido was chosen as the background for the motorbike trip, and "the girl's search for her father" was hinted at the end of her horizon in order to add depth to the girl's gaze and to her journey. Morio Agata directed the film and also appears in it in the role of the girl's father."
So who is Agata Morio?
"Morio Agata made his debut in 1972 with his now famous love song "Sekishoku Elegy". His trademark long hair, jeans and geta sandals made him one of the symbols of the 'gentle generation' from the early seventies, and a dominant singer/songwriter of the time. Although influenced by contemporary American folk/rock music and the hippy movement, he was not a mere follower, and created a thoroughly original music world which evoked the romantic popular culture of Taisho and Showa era-Japan.

After his debut album Otome no Roman, he zoomed through the seventies and eighties with the release of such works as Aa Mujou (Les Miserables), Zipangu Boy, Eien no Enkoku, all pregnant with the Morio Agata worldview. The release of Bandoneon no Jaguar in 1987 coincided with the Tango boom of the time, and also marks the start of Agata's foray into World Music, resulting in his formation of Raizo in the early nineties."

Our art lesson for the day: The work of Barron Storey.

Moto Guzzi V8 Painting by Barron Storey

"Barron Storey's formal art training was conducted at Art Center in Los Angeles and under Robert Weaver at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His early illustrations in the mid 60's started with mechanical and vehicular subjects but quickly expanded to diverse content for many major magazines. Work in this period earned him a place in Walt Reed's book, 200 Years of American Illustrators."

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Naked Cafe Racer Goldwings.

Who says the Honda Goldwing has to be a fat lazy lounge lizard mobile? These brilliant pictures come from the amazing "Naked Goldwing" site. This incredible example is built by Lars

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

It was never meant to be: The Aprilla 2002 Blue Marlin Cafe Racer Concept.

"Inspired by the past, Aprilia has created a genuine 'concept bike' in the Blue Marlin.
At the end of the 1960s, European sports bikes were still drawing on the image inherited from racing bikes from the period immediately after the Second World War. First English, then Italian motorcycles were the leading players in this moment of growth for the motorcycling sector.

And this was when the youngest, most combative and dynamic Italian companies made their mark on the market, proposing road-sports models inspired by the racing world of the previous decades (pragmatic but at the same time romantic).

A period of extreme creative fervour, when Aprilia began to make its first steps, proposing a slim streamlined bike, fruit of the intuition of the young Ivano Beggio, already keenly following and interpreting ideas and trends. This was the Colibri 50, Aprilia's first sports road bike. A product representing a perfect combination of simplicity and purity of form.

Now, after more than thirty years, this model becomes the inspiration for a high performance bike, designed to give new emotions through a combination of extreme lightness and engine power, partly thanks to the use of new technologies and materials enabling these sensations to be enhanced.

The Aprilia 1000 Blue Marlin has tapering, aerodynamic lines. Its essential design, emphasized by the complete absence of fairings, enhances the sensations identifying the very soul of motorcycling, such as the immediate perception of the bike's speed, amplified by the pressure of air on the body."

The mechanics of the Aprilia 1000 Blue Marlin have been conceived to emphasize the heart of the bike, the RSV 1000 60° V twin. The double cradle perimeter frame is made from chrome/molybdenum combining research and experience, drawing on concepts and technology from both the off-road and track world) with the most advanced research in materials and mechanics. The result is an ultra-lightweight frame with high torsional rigidity enabling the engine to express the high power output to the full.

The distinctive and exclusive double cradle design, with its small size and rear aluminium closure plate, also allows for fixing of the service elements (saddle mount, rear shock absorber and swingarm), with enormous advantages in terms of weight and dimensions. The frame also houses the oil tank, built into the bottom cradle.

The rear gas shock absorber without spring and levers leaves the maximum possible space for the exhaust, without compromising the essential lines and distinctive design.

Emphasizing the concept of lightness and clean lines is the new tubular aluminium truss swingarm with its streamlined wedge shape echoing the line of the overlying saddle mount, a genuine masterpiece of essential design and lightness.

The dashboard provides further confirmation of the concept of immediacy and practicality inherent in every individual component of the Aprilia 1000 Blue Marlin. Ease of reading and complete information are guaranteed by a perfect mix of classical and modern analogue and digital instruments going together perfectly to create an original and attractive result.

The components in this product are the best available on the market. From the Ohlins upside down 43 mm diameter fork with 120 mm travel to the Brembo braking system with double 320 mm floating disk and four pot calipers at the front and single 220 mm disk with two pot calipers at the rear."

Engine type -Four-stroke, longitudinal 60° V twin, with anti-vibration double countershaft (AVDC patent)
Cooling - Liquid cooled with three-way pressurised circuit.
Bore and stroke - 97 x 67.5 mm
Total displacement - 997.62 cc
Timing - Double cam shaft in cylinder head controlled by mixed gear/chain system, four valves per cylinder
Max. power - 130 hp at 9,500 rpm
Max. torque - 101 nm at 7,250 rpm
Fuel injection - Integrated electronic engine regulation system. Indirect multipoint electronic injection. 51 mm diameter throttle bodies
Ignition - Digital electronic with two spark plugs per cylinder (TSI Twin Spark Ignition), integrated with injection.
Gearbox - 6-speed with wet multi-plate clutch
Frame - Chrome molybdenum double cradle (diameter 34 mm x 1.5 tubes) with built-in oil tank. Removable tubular aluminium seat mount
Length - 2070 mm
Width - 710 mm
Height - 1050 mm
Seat height - 800 mm
Wheelbase - 1415 mm
Front suspension - Ohlins upside-down fork, 43 mm diameter sleeves, with titanium nitride treatment. Wheel travel 120 mm.
Rear suspension - Hydraulics externally adjustable in rebound, compression and preload. Tubular aluminium truss swingarm. Gas shock absorber without spring or levers
Front brake - 320 mm diameter Brembo stainless steel double floating disk. Four-pot calipers, 34 mm dia. and four pads in sintered material
Rear brake - 220 mm diameter stainless steel disk; two-pot caliper, 32 mm diameter

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Electric e-illusion Cafe/Bobber/Motard.

Also spotted at the stunning San Francisco Maker Fair was this amazing "e-illusion" Electric Cafe/Bobber/Motard created by Illusion Motorcycles, Using a Parilla frame this a fully electric motorcycle with regenerative braking and tipping the scales at 440 lbs. It uses a PML wheelmotor HPD-30 with a peak torque-of 368 ft lbs and a battery voltage-402 volts DC with a top speed of 140 mph and 0-60 / 3 sec time. The Quality of the work was simply stunning.

Although not made by Illusion motorcycles this electric beast is looking all the the world like it came from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome: but sadly I could not find the artist at the time to talk to him or her and get all the details.

A full set of the Maker Fair photos can be found here (Thanks to my bro M. Christian for the pics)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

The DIE-sel Moto and the The World's Fastest Art Organization.

Spotted at the 2007 San Francisco Maker Fair:

"Environmental Responsibility & Performance Come Together in One Custom Motorcycle

Introducing Die Moto, a custom-built performance diesel motorcycle capable of running on diesel, biodiesel, or straight vegetable oil (SVO) fuels. Designed and fabricated at The Crucible by a team of environmentally conscious vehicle enthusiasts, engineers and artisans, the Die Moto is out to prove the viability of alternative fuel technology in performance vehicles. As fuel efficiency and low emissions become increasingly important, diesel technology has responded with improved mileage and easy adaptation to biodiesel and SVO."
The team constructed Die Moto from a BMW motorcycle, replacing the motor with a high performance BMW 320 D 4-Cyl intercooled turbo automotive diesel engine only available in Europe.

Team leader Michael Sturtz, the Founder and Executive Director of The Crucible, has garnered considerable notoriety throughout the country for his wildly original synthesis of art and functionality in everything from vehicles to fire operas. The resulting motorcycle will be a motorized work of art—an automotive engine on a motorcycle chassis encased in a hand-crafted 3/4 aluminum fairing reminiscent of the GP racers, paying homage to the early pioneers of motorcycle daring.

Stay tuned as The Crucible team heads to the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats in 2007 to shatter the existing diesel motorcycle world record and establish new land speed classes for both bio-diesel and straight veggie oil.
Sponsorships Available!!

Interested in helping sponsor this unique and forward-thinking project? We are seeking sponsors to help cover our modest costs, including the purchase and shipment of the motor from a wrecking yard in Great Britain (these motors are not available in the US), parts, event registration, and travel expenses.

Our sponsors will see their company’s logo on our press releases, t-shirts, website, and the motorcycle’s fairing, and all contributions are tax deductible. Above all we offer you the chance to join The Crucible and the Die Moto team in demonstrating that environmental responsibility and alternative technology have a place in the headlines and history books of high performance vehicles."
The Crucible's Die Moto motorcycle at El Mirage

Friday, May 18, 2007

Vintage 2003: The Honda Solo.

"March 5, 2003
Honda Releases the New Solo --- A 50cc Leisure Bike with Innovative Styling

Tokyo, March 5, 2003 --- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the release of the new Solo, a cheery, stylish, around-town leisure bike with an air-cooled, 4-stroke 50cc engine. The Solo goes on sale Friday, March 14 (2003)
The Solo is the fourth model in the "N Project"* series, designed to deliver to its owners the pleasure of owning and riding a bike that serves as a fashion accessory in addition to providing convenient daily transportation.

The exterior features a simple design that emphasizes the rider's individuality. The air-cooled 4-stroke 50cc engine, adapted from the Super Cub series, offers superb fuel economy and environmental performance. It is fitted with an auto centrifugal clutch that even novice riders can operate with ease.

In addition to the three standard colors, Matt Flat Silver Metallic, Monza Red, and Parrot Yellow, the Solo is also available in a total of 285 color combinations through the Color Order Plan, by mixing and matching tanks, frames, and seats.

"N Project" stands for "New Project", which is dedicated to developing products that will appeal to young people's lifestyles. The first model, the Ape, debuted in February 2001; the second model, the Zoomer, in June 2001; and the third model, the Bite, in January 2002."
How the Solo got its name: "The Solo's name is intended to capture two different meanings of the English word: (1) (noun) a singing or musical performance by an individual; or (2) (adverb) individually; to perform individually. The Solo's name is intended to convey the image of a bike the owner chose himself or herself to present his or her own individual performance; a bike with a unique design."

Cafe Racer or moped?..i'll let you decide, give it some Clubmans and it looks like it would be grand to go to the local cafe in it....

At long last: a crash proof Cafe Racer. Theresa Honeywell's knitted motorcycle.

"Apparently, everything that can be knitted will be. Currently on display at the Georgia Museum of Art, this motorcycle and several other manly items were knitted by artist Theresa Honeywell."

"Theresa Honeywell is tougher than you. Her work reflects her interests in the "manly arts" with a feminine twist. What motorcycle or jackhammer wouldn't want to be knitted into infamy? Her embroidered tattoos will live on long after you've gotten that celtic knot lasered off."

What about Bob? -Hollywood Bobbers Cafe Racer Project.

"Having just relocated to San Francisco "Hollywood" Bruce has been building motorcycles and hot rods for over 25 years. Passionate about constructing the finest bobbers and Cafe racers Bruce builds motorcycles that have a style like no other. Special attention is paid to details and the finished product is always the highest quality. Make no mistake, Hollywoods bikes are not "show queens". They are meant to be ridden and ridden hard."

Hollywoods BSA CAFE RACER: A spliced A50 frame with Norton roadholder front end with Atlas internals, and Manx style tank.

Bruce has also created an incredible "Hobo bomb" style 3 quart oil tank. 120 Thou thick spun alloy made by the "Spinny Brothers" with hand made fins and rubber mounts complete with crush sleeves for insulation, and can be had with either bolt on or weld on applications.

The definitive Cafe Racer? -The BSA Goldstar.

"'From coffee bar to fish shop and back again, the Goldie won a thousand uncharted victories and has become indelibly engraved into motorcycling folklore for ever more'"

-Owen Wright, BSA The Complete Story

"The Goldie could be said to offer a total sensory experience. The noise, the smell, the feel of the power delivery, in conjunction with good brakes - these explain the enduring appeal of the Gold Star, which was arguably also the best bike from the greatest British factory. But it is for the true believer only and for those prepared to labour long and constantly.'

-Steve Wilson, British Motorcycles Since 1950

"If there is one classic bike name which still carries immense weight it is the BSA Gold Star. It was the definitive hyper-sports bike of its day - copied to the point of parody by thousands of wannabee Goldie aspirants and revered by riders of every caliber for twenty years. Strangely, for an icon of such legendary proportions, the Goldie was actually as good as its reputation. Even more bizarrely, Goldstars were not only the best production road racer of their era but they were equally successful in the ISDT, Grand Prix motocross, grass track and even trials. Put a good rider on a Goldie in any discipline and he would win. The story of the birth of the Gold Star is straight from the story books. The BSA factory had withdrawn from all racing activities after all its works entries failed to finish in the 1921 TT. By 1937, the factory had a reputation for solid but dull bikes. In order to perk up their image, a heavily tweaked, 500cc Empire Star was given to the legendary Wal Handley to race at the Brooklands Speed Bowl and he promptly won at an average speed of 102.77 mph. In the process, he was awarded a Brooklands Gold Star for his 100mph laps. Handley's machine metamorphosed into a neat, oil tight, push-rod single which from birth in 1938, was sold initially as a sports bike but always with racing in mind. So much so that from 1939, road ratios in the gearbox were optional extras: the bike came ready for action. After the war, the first Goldies were 350cc models and these appeared at the 1948 Motorcycle Show with a huge catalogue of specifications. Not only was there a wide choice of gearbox ratios but different cams and port sizes. Good as the Goldie was in any form of motorcycle sport - and touring too - its legendary status came through the Clubman's TT held over the famous 37 3/4 mile Isle of Man circuit. These races were designed to allow ordinary riders, competing on their road bikes, to test themselves on the world's hardest circuit. It was a laudable idea but Gold Stars killed the concept stone dead. By 1955, 33 of the 37 starters in the Clubman's' TT were riding Gold Stars. If you didn't ride a Goldie, you might as well not have bothered entering. The reasons for the bike's success were manifold. A good Goldie in race trim could manage a genuine 120mph - at a time when a 500 GP bike was only 15mph faster. The Goldie stopped well too, and had docile, trustworthy handling and bomb-proof reliability. Every Gold Star engine was hand-built and came with a written test sheet recording its performance on the dynamometer. In short, it was in a class of its own. And as a final bonus the bike was stunningly handsome. Today, Goldstars remain as popular and are still winning races as well as providing the ultimate in British hyper-sports performance. A clear road and a crisp Goldie is about as good as it gets for the sporting motorcyclist. "

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I have seen the future of the Cafe Racer: The Acabion GTO.

"Topspeed 342 mph or 550 km/h at 55% throttle, 120 mph to 180 mph in 6 seconds. Must one say more? May be just one thing: At 110 mph not a third of the carbon dioxide of a Toyota Corolla Diesel. It is high time to change perception. Be prepared for fundamental changes of mobility paradigms. Be prepared for the Acabion.

Italian design by Acabion Maranello, British racing and engine competence, German automotive expertise by Acabion Stuttgart, solid US dragster and racing components in a hightech Hamamatsu originating engine, Swiss manufacturing precision by Acabion Lucerne, Kaizen and lean production expertise by MIKOVA Systems Lucerne, Formula-1 and avionic production standards, three years to build one vehicle in our Lucerne plant. Total GTBO production volume 2007 to 2011 is limited to 26 vehicles.

A specific power above 1500 hp/ton guarantees topspeeds way above 600 km/h (governor limit 550 km/h for road use ) and accelerations of 200 to 300 km/h in less than 5 seconds. Despite of that rocketlike dynamic potential ten times less polution and waste of ressources compared to standard super sportscars are made sure: Bionic consequence and engineering geniosity like Leonardo Da Vinci inspired make it possible. Acabion fuel consumption: 2,5 l/100 km ECE-norm.

Type: Two-Seater, convertible, trunk capacity 50 gallons, bodywork and frame carbon-fibre honeycomb, main engine: Acabion Hamamatsu based dragster block, racing turbocharged with double intercooler, double injection, power: 550 hp or 700 hp (customer-choice), full dragster technology such as increased power with each gear, gearbox 6-speed-sequential with electric shift, two swiss MAXON electric engines for lowspeed operation. Racing versions of the Acabion are on their way. "