November 25th, 2013 8:54 pm by eddy
This electric scooter concept model proposes a convenient commuter vehicle with all the necessary functions for short-distance trips while remaining in an affordable price range that makes purchasing easier for consumers. With the “Vino” scooter model popular for its retro-pop styling as a base, this model features environmentally friendly performance supplemented by smooth acceleration from the precisely controlled motor and optimized front-rear weight balance to ensure excellent handling performance even at low speeds. Also, consideration for recharging the vehicle is present with the removable battery and built-in regenerative charging system.
[Length×Width×Height]=1,675 mm×645 mm×1,005 mm
[Motor type]=DC brushless motor
November 25th, 2013 7:55 pm by eddy
Caterham Brutus 750
Caterham Group has launched its first ever motorcycle division – Caterham Bikes – at the International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan.
Three prototype products – the Brutus 750 (dubbed the ‘SUV of motorcycles’), Classic E-Bike (an all-electric, bike with retro styling) and the Carbon E-Bike (a premium electric bike inspired by F1 technology) – have been unveiled for launch throughout 2014 as part of the Group’s strategy of growth through intelligent partnerships. Read the rest of this entry »
November 24th, 2013 7:01 pm by eddy
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. Read the rest of this entry »
November 24th, 2013 6:54 pm by eddy
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
November 24th, 2013 6:36 pm by eddy
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. Read the rest of this entry »