The all-new Subaru Levorg sports tourer concept made its world premiere this week at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, hinting at a new vehicle currently under development for market launch in Japan in 2014. The name ‘Levorg’ comes from a combination of the words ‘Legacy’, ‘Revolution’ and ‘Touring’, and the concept blends the practicality of a tourer with the stylish design and feel of a sports car. The front of the Levorg features Subaru’s unified design motif, the hexagonal grille, while the shape of the new ‘hawkeye’ headlights helps emphasise the car’s low, wide stance. Its sleek profile is optimised for high aerodynamic efficiency and conveys the Levorg’s performance potential, yet also leaves no doubt about its practicality and touring credentials. The Levorg concept sees the introduction of an all-new 1.6-litre horizontally-opposed direct injection turbo (DIT) Boxer engine, which produces 168bhp and 184 lb ft torque, designed to offer smooth performance and greater environmental efficiency. The Levorg has also been engineered with a new high-performance 2.0-litre DIT Boxer engine in mind, producing 296bhp and 295 lb ft torque. (more…)
This 3-wheeled concept model currently under development seeks to create a new market for commuter vehicles. It has a 125cc engine, a light and sporty ride, a feeling of stability and is easy-to-use. This is all wrapped into a beautifully designed exterior with new, playful appeal. As one of the models set to realize our long-term vision of “opening up a new frontier of personal mobility,” this model adopts leaning multi-wheel (LMW) technology for its two front wheels.
[Length×Width×Height]=1,905 mm×735 mm×1,215 mm
[Engine type]=Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
[Fuel supply system]=Fuel injection
[Transmission type]=V-belt automatic
[Vehicle weight]=Approximately 150 kg
In addition to the characteristics unique to an electric motor, the Passion within the new riding experience these two EV (electric vehicle) motorcycle concept models offer is clear-cut, and they retain the same operational feeling that current motorcycle riders are used to. The Street sport “PES1″ and Dirt sport “PED1″ have a power unit (Yamaha Smart Power Module) with a monocoque structure that also functions as the frame. Supplementing the environmental performance inherent to an EV, both models are equipped with features like a transmission with manual and automatic modes, a removable battery for easy replacement and various types of smartphone information service functions. The design of the PES1 expresses an image of the electric motor’s “quiet maturity” and the “burning passion of a rider” that knows the joy in controlling a motorcycle, both in a way reminiscent of Yamaha Corporation’s “SILENT” line of musical instruments. (more…)
Yamaha 135LC modders are now having more performance exhausts to choose. Arrow also has made its offering for the 135LC in this particular for the 4-speed version. Priced at RM1,000.
Ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda has showcased the latest Civic Type R development car at its in-house test track in Tochigi, Japan. The currently camouflaged car is being put through its paces as part of an extensive testing process taking place in Europe and Japan, ahead of its much anticipated launch in 2015. (more…)