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June 27, 2011

Honda Beat Extreme Modification

Underestimated Bali motorcycle modification? Looks at this Honda Beat 2010 by Deny from Bali.
However, that does not mean there is no breakthrough. The power of art owned island
resort community reflected on this matic scooter. For example, oversize wheelbase to wide mode. When most of the features of bone fracture modifier, Denny just wrapped. "I made this because the base of the Honda Beat is a short wheelbase. So, if additional bone is left naked, make a comparison of the upper and lower body so it is not balanced," Denny reasons. That way, he added, disproportionate appearance and looks hollow.

Moreover, the Honda Beat, he lengthen wheelbase. Rear up to 40 cm and 20 cm forward.
In order not to seem empty, long bones were made full-fiber clothes. Here Deny's creativity appeared. Because the concept of low rider is a lot, it adds flavor chopper. "It's really made clothes to cover the wheel. So full of ideas created 'sepatbor'," said the fitness center business owners.

Making the body is not arbitrary. Denny must align indentations on the original body
BEAT with home made body. Curved line below 45 degrees to the body, for example, is
nothing but follow the original body. "So, no pull grooves or lines to the contrary," said the father who has three children.

Although the body was clad in clothes tub BEAT robes, Denny was able to shed their
creativity to be seen. One of them, two-pipe exhaust design model that protrude like
elephant nose. "Connecting the concept of low-rider chopper, 'knalpot' do so
characteristic of this model chopper, 'said Denny.

There's more. He slipped quite a sophisticated technology, such as the engine
indicator light "on / off" on the handlebars and concurrent panel indicator sein.
Then, the lights can stop blinking (when the rain), similar performance in F1 racing
car when it rains.

"All of operation simply by pressing a single button that innate BEAT. I also made the seat release button automatically using a hydraulic mechanism. This new idea I try to offer," Retro Motor boss proud of this.
Another breakthrough, replaced the front sokbreker rigid model. Damping using the
swing arm system, so sokbreker in the middle of the body so it works. "If there is
movement due to uneven roads, the handlebars will be down slightly, while the body
near the footrests slightly open. Handlebar movement and body openings only 2
centimeters," said Denny.

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July 14, 2009

Kia Motors rolls out Forte hybrid car

Kia Motors rolls out Forte hybrid car Kia Motors Corp. launched its first hybrid car in South Korea Wednesday, following a belated foray into the growing market by its parent Hyundai Motor Co. in a bid to catch up with its Japanese rivals, Yonhap News said. The Forte Hybrid LPI, a hybrid version of Kia's Forte compact car, is powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and an electric motor with lithium ion polymer batteries. LPG is readily available at many stations throughout South Korea, but a lack of supply in foreign markets means Kia has no plans to sell the new model overseas in the immediate future.

"We do not have any particular plans to release the Forte Hybrid LPI overseas at this stage," a Kia official said. The carmaker said it aims to sell 2,000 units of the Forte Hybrid LPI by the end of this year.Equipped with a 1.6-liter engine, the new model is priced from 20.54 million won ($15,978) to 23.35 million won, depending on features. It runs on an average 17.8km per liter.Kia said it took 25 months and cost the company 240 billion won to develop the hybrid Forte.

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July 11, 2009

Top ten fastest cars 2009

Fastest Cars In The World: Top 10 List 2009-2010 World's Fastest Cars While most of us can only dream of owning the fastest car in the world, some will do whatever it takes to possess such speed and power.So, how fast are the fastest cars in the world? Here is the 10 fastest cars available on the market measures by top speed.

1. SSC Ultimate Aero:
257 mph, 0-60 in 2.7 secs. Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 1183 hp, base price is $654,400. Tested in March 2007 by Guinness world records, The SSC Ultimate Aero takes the lead as the fastest car in the world beating Bugatti Veyron.

2. Bugatti Veyron: 253 mph, 0-60 in 2.5 secs. Aluminum, Narrow Angle W16 Engine with 1001 hp, base price is $1,700,000. With the highest price tag, no wonder this is rank #2.

3. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo: 248 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 secs. Twin Turbo All Aluminum V8 Engine with 750 hp, base price is $555,000. Smooth and bad-ass, will make you want to show it off non-stop.

4. Koenigsegg CCX: 245 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 secs. 90 Degree V8 Engine 806 hp, base price is $545,568. Made in Sweden, it is aiming hard to be the fastest car in the world, but it has a long way to go to surpass the Bugatti and the Ultimate Aero.

5. McLaren F1: 240 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 secs. BMW S70/2 60 Degree V12 Engine with 627 hp, base price is $970,000. Check out the doors, they looks like bat wings, maybe Batman need to order one and paints it black.

6. Ferrari Enzo: 217 mph, 0-60 in 3.4 secs. F140 Aluminum V12 Engine with 660 hp, base price is $670,000. Only 399 ever produced, the price goes up every time someone crashes.

7. Jaguar XJ220: 217 mph, 0-60 in 3.8 secs. Twin Turbo V6 Engine with 542 hp, base price was $650,000. Made in 1992, this car still got what it takes to make the list.

8. Pagani Zonda F: 215 mph, 0-60 in 3.5 secs. Mercedes Benz M180 V12 Engine with 650 hp, base price is $667,321. With a V12 motor, this baby can do much better.

9. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640: 211 mph, 0-60 in 3.3 secs. V12 Engine with 640 hp, base price is $430,000. Nice piece of art, the designis very round and smooth. White Lamborghini Murcielago front view

10. Porsche Carrera GT: 205 mph, 0-60 in 3.9 secs. Aluminum, 68 Degree, Water Cooled V10 Engine with 612 hp, base price is $440,000. The most powerful and most expensive Porsche nearly made the list as #10

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July 04, 2009

Space for Everyone in the New Ford Everest

Jakarta, Like most other Asians, we Indonesians are well known for the cohesiveness of our extended families. We always stick together. The good thing is that we always have people to provide us with support in times of trial and adversity. The downside is, as a friend recently said, the social cost is quite high. When it comes to choosing our family car, the preponderance of the extended family becomes quite obvious. Most of us will look for cars that can carry as many people as possible. Sometimes we even try to beat the odds by choosing an ultra-cramped seven-seater with a very small engine. The fact that the car can hardly pull itself away from a stoplight is of little concern, so long as it can carry three generations of family members.

The Everest is Ford's answer to the problem. This is quite a behemoth seven seater-eight seater, if three children do not mind sharing the back bench seat.
Although the advantage of a diesel engine over its petrol counterpart has diminished since the government adjusted the price of diesel a couple of years back, Ford has chosen a 2,500 cc, 110 horsepower turbo diesel engine with intercooler for this family hauler.

The walk-around

Ford Everest is built on the platform of the immensely popular Ranger light trucks. That is why its total length is almost five meters. While we are enamored by the macho look in the front, the rear end with its high rear lights and roof spoiler looks much too soft to us.
This combination makes us think we are seeing two different personalities in one car.
The rear tailgate also opens to the right and the spare tire is mounted on the rear door. While these features do not exactly delight us, Ford adds a crude, non gas-filled door stopper to ensure us that the door will not slam on our back when we are standing behind it.
Our first suggestion to Everest designers would be to put the spare tire inside, under the cargo floor, and move the door hinges to the top.
Except for these subjective gripes, we actually like the car's overall design. The ground clearance is terrific, all four doors open wide and they close easily. The bumpers are menacing enough to remind bajaj or minibus drivers that they had better be extra careful. The step board makes getting in and out easy.
A recent report from J.D. Power said that American carmakers had improved their workmanship significantly, and this was also obvious in the Ford Everest that we tested.

The Interior

Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI), which is now fully owned by the Ford Motor Company, was kind enough to let us test drive the top model of their Everest, which was the Rp 332.8 million Limited. It has an all-leather trim and a Pioneer CD changer cum MP3 player cum radio that puts my home stereo to shame.
It also features a two-tone body and four by four capability. By the way, the sound system has a remote control, and even a pair of tweeter speakers that are integrated in the A-pillar. The audio quality is simply outstanding.
What would be the use of a superb audio system if the cabin was noisy? Again, Ford has done a great job in shielding passengers from engine noise, road noise and traffic noise. At least inside the Limited model the cabin is very quiet.

Ford Everest, which is sold mainly in Asia, comes in three main types. The low-end is the Rp 218.8 million, four by two XLT model with manual transmission and cloth upholstery.
A little bit up, there is the Rp 244 million XLT model with an automatic transmission and cloth upholstery. Four by four is an option across all models, but the Limited only comes with automatic transmission.

The dashboard is the same as that which you would find in a Ranger. The indicators are familiar and very easy to read. The automatic gear selector is floor-mounted, but the handbrake is located underneath the dashboard, beside the steering column instead of on the center console.

As it was such a long vehicle, we had no reason to complain about leg space. There is plenty of it. Ford has designed the rows of seats like a theater, so that even the people sitting in the third row can enjoy an unobstructed view of the road ahead. Headroom is also plentiful, even for the unfortunate ones who have to take the third row.

The unfortunate? Yes, because the floor is so high back there that third row passengers basically have to sit with their feet higher than their stomachs. To add to their suffering, there are no headrests in the third row, as more headrests would block the driver's rear view.

So, the second recommendation for the next generation of Everest would be to lower the floor panel right behind the middle row.
It would also be nicer if the driver's seat, which is otherwise very supportive, was height-adjustable so that Indonesians of an average height, could still see the leading edge of the hood. A larger footrest for the left foot in the automatic gear model would be much appreciated, too.
There are plenty of electronic features. The backup sensor beeps noisily each time you reverse, but certainly assists the driver.

Talk about comfort, the world's number one truck maker has certainly accomplished what had seemed impossible with Everest. They tuned the suspension and made it a very comfortable passenger car, despite its tough look.
The rear axle is still connected to the chassis by leaf springs, but, honestly, even those who sat in the third row did not feel weary after our one-hour trip from Jakarta to Bogor. Even a day trip did not bore those participating in our test drive.
We especially liked the independently controlled air condition outlets for all rear seats, which provided a cool environment for all, at all times.

The Performance

Besides the platform, Everest also shares Ranger's engine and powertrain. When we first opened the hood, the truck's legacy was obvious. Pipes and cables were everywhere. This is another area that Ford may want to improve. Other cars have these pipes and cables more neatly arranged and discreetly covered.
Surprisingly, the engine sound when the hood is lifted is still very civilized.
Its look aside, the engine is a potent one. During our test drive, it never hesitated, even when pushed very hard. If you keep the RPM above the 2000 mark, you will certainly enjoy the power boost from the intercooled turbocharger.

We had no problem overtaking other cars when traveling on the Jagorawi toll road, although we wished the automatic transmission would not change to a lower gear as often as it did when we floored the throttle. The big tires seem to stick to the pavement. We did not feel any excessive swaying or rolling during normal cornering.
Like driving the other tall SUVs, however, you should avoid abrupt lane change -- a dangerous habit that many of our drivers seem to be so reluctant to abandon.

Despite the powerful engine, fuel consumption is still very acceptable for a vehicle of this size. We did not run a formal test, as fuel economy depends on too many variables. Suffice to say, we filled the tank with Rp 60,000 worth of diesel fuel, which got us to Bogor, Bukit Sentul and back to Jakarta -- with still enough fuel in the tank for another day of city trips.

Everest's safety features include two air bags for the driver and the front passenger, three-point seat belts for every passenger and an Antilock Brake System (ABS). The rear brakes still use the drums, but we found the car's capability to stop in time to be very reliable.

Everest's turning circle is amazingly small for its size, and the power steering gives sufficient feedback to the driver.

The final word

There is no question about it, Everest is in a class of its own. It is bigger and more spacious than the Isuzu Panther, its closest competitor. Its comfort is on a par with the Kijang Krista, but it has a lot more going for it.

It has room for everyone, and it is a joy to drive. Take a manual transmission version to Puncak Pass, and you will surely have a lot of fun.
At the same time, Everest can also serve as an economical workhorse, as long as you have a driver to find the parking space for it while you go about your work.

source : Nitza Arbi and Zatni Arbi, The Jakarta Post

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July 03, 2009

Kawasaki Trail KLX150S

JAKARTA, PT Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI) has launched new product type, or dual-purpose trail, the KLX150S. Launching is done mid-May in East Senayan parking in The Art of Adventure attended KMI management that generally comes from Japan. Motorcycle market is the price of Rp 21.7 million (on the road, Jakarta).
Until now, the only KMI manufacturer or ATPM motorcycle market in Indonesia to motor trail. Previously, the manufacturer is known as the green has been the mid KLX250S ago.

"We continue to strive to meet the needs of Indonesian consumers. Especially those who need a trail bike or dual purpose. We pilihkan KLX150 S motorized 150 cc with a more affordable price. In addition, the size most appropriate to the needs of trail bike users in Indonesia, "said Shigeo Ikemoto, President Director of PT KMI.

Because the price is quite expensive compared to most ordinary motor sport, KMI does not make grandiose target for this motor. "Target our KLX150S can sell about 15,000 units for this year, is already good," said Mitshuhiko Okada, Division Marketing Manager KMI.

Meanwhile, according to the Kawasaki dealer in Yogyakarta who attend the launch of this event, said peminat bike trail is high enough in the area. "We can sell 1500 units per month," he said.

Tens of thousands
With KLX150S, KMI expects to increase sales in Indonesia this year reached 80,000 units. "Last year, we reach 45,000 new units," said Okada. In fact, until this May, Okada confess already sold 25,000 units of products from various models.

"Sales figures now, that is 5000 units per month, that does not comply with the target until the end of the year. However, the future, sales will increase, "he said.

Added, Kawasaki at this time trying to improve image, improving the quality of services. He also confessed, first drawn a lot of product Kawasaki dealer because they can not sell. "Now we have been working with the leasing agency to support our sales," beber Okada again. Also described, excellent product Kawasaki still duck, the Blitz.

Technical Specification
Kawasaki KLX150S engine using 4-step, SOHC, single cylinder, 2 valves. Capacity of the original 144 cc engine and power 11PS@8.000 rpm and torsi maximum 12 rpm Nm@6.500. Motor is still using the Keihin carburettor NCV24 with 5 speed transmission.
Features of this motor has electric starter and rear monoshock Suspensi. Because the dual purpose, also equipped with a motor sein lamp and lamp cover with a sporty design. The two wheels, front and back, using the brake disc.


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June 30, 2009

The 17th Indonesia International Motor Show

JAKARTA, The 17th Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS), which was held from 24 July to 2 August 2009 in the arena Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta, is followed by 21 brands. It was submitted by the Chairman of the Committee in 2009 Johnny Darmawan IIMS at a press conference at the Gran Melia Hotel, Jakarta, today. The brand consists of 21 producers passenger and commercial vehicles (trucks and buses). IIMS theme this time: "Drive for Better Life".
Brands that are listed, among others, Audi, Daihatsu, photons MPV, Hino, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan Diesel, Proton, Toyota, VW, Bentley, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Nissan, Suzuki, KIA, and Chery.
However, some brands were represented only by dealers small stand, namely Suzuki, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, BMW, KIA, Jaguar, and Chery. In addition to the brands, and also exhibited the classic and exotic cars such as Ferrari, Maseratti, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Hummer and Jeep.

The Committee also put on exhibition cars that have been modified. As in the motorcycle class, which involved, among other berpameran Honda, Yamaha, Bajaj, and to the outside hall. Brand that is absent Chevrolet (GM), Ford, Volvo, Renault, and Subaru.
Based on data issued by the committee, the company that the total exhibition reaches 151 companies (data on last June 17).
Compared with a year ago, the price of tickets on the cheap this year, namely on the day of Rp 20,000 and Rp 30,000 regular on holidays. Number of visitors expected 250,000 people, more than year ago, 200,000 people. Nevertheless, the target transaction that created the committee is only Rp 1.7 billion, down compared to last year which reached Rp 1.79 billion.
The high committee of the target visitors this capacity because the arena is now much more knowledgeable. Total area used for this year's IIMS reach 36,077 square meters. The JCC in the past only 25,216 square meters.
"If the JCC, visitor capacity, especially at the end of the weekend, can no longer tertampung. Now, with a wider arena, capacity more visitors, "said Danny Budiharto, Dyandra Director, Executive Committee Exhibition.
With regard to access to the complaint Kemayoran, the committee also provides a free shuttle bus that diberangkatkan from Pondok Indah Mall, Plaza Senayan, and FX Lifestyle X'center. As for parking, which is available in four locations, the capacity to reach 10,000 more cars. That's not including the 1000 car.
Additional event is Motor Show Concert held during the exhibition (19.00-22.00 WIB) with the bands such as The Changcuters, Samson, Radja, naive, Rice, Ungu, Gigi, Dewa, Green Leaf, ST12, Project Pop, Cokelat, ANDRA TBB, and Hello.
For attraction, there Achilles Drift Show, Achilles Drift Battle, Wimcycle BMX Jam, Car Audio, and truckhead interesting or truck pulling together. All that of course to attract visitors!

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May 30, 2009

Science- Tech

Flying Car? Now, It's Just a Dream

NEW YORK - Flying cars is not a dream anymore. Flying Cars that appear in the 108th New York International Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Once the exhibition opened, March 21st 2009, a car that attract the visitors.
AirCar-name-made cars fly-Milner Motors to become one of many attractions in the exhibition which lasted until 30 March. Cars that can dikendarai on the road. When the road traffic jams at busy hours, the car can be converted into plane.
James Milner, as well as the owner of the Milner Motors, the car was designed with the son, Chris Milner. "Have complete flight can transport problems of the world," said Milner, a former pilot who came from Vancouver, Canada, concerning the idea of making a car fly like the Daily Mirror newspaper quoted.

AirCar has four seats, four doors and four wheels, like a car. But, in the wings have a short snout. The rear wing has a "giant". In a few seconds, the length of the wing can be folded and shaped to cover the two-propeller on the back.

From the data cited Tech Digest, AirCar can fly up to 25 thousand feet (7,620 meters) with speeds up to 200 miles (321.8 km) per hour. In addition to strength diesel engine 40 horse power, AirCar has two machines that encourage play prop ganda measuring 28 inches.

Cars fly around with the weight of 3000 pounds (about 1500 kg or 1.5 tons) that have the ability to crawl 1000 miles (about 1609 km). Driver (or pilot) to use a traditional wheel, as in the car.

Not disclosed how much the car was flying was tested during this attempt. Launch perdananya deliberately held in New York International Show. Cars worth around 250 thousand Pounds Sterling (approximately Rp 4.5 billion with Rp 18 thousand per GBP 1) was sold new in 2010. (bi)


Related news:

Flying Cars Ready to Flying First

The first flying car in the world called "Transition" has been ready to fly next month, "transition" in 15 seconds can be changed such as "Transformers" unfold a pair of folding wings on the side of the car to fly, if the successful first flight, expected in 18 months can be sold widely , estimated to cost about U.S. $ 200,000.

According to the "Sunday Times" that the success of the flying car "Transition" is a research and development on a former NASA engineer. Created by the company manufacturing Terrafugia Massachusetts. Total length of "Transition" with the two seats is 5.8 meters, 8.38 meters long wings. Part of the same with all other vehicles in general, use normal gasoline-free reciprocal, bensinnya can be charged in general pom gasoline. In the way of speed 144 km / hour, the day can be in the parking garage home.

"Transition" on the power of 100 HP generator, generator functions as a driving car, also can be changed form of propeller behind, if you want to "fly", the button is clicked, in 15 seconds can dibentangkan wing, a flash turned into an aircraft with a wingspan of more than 7 meters and can fly to heaven, if not flying wings can be folded up, placed in the seat.

In addition, the "Transition" is equipped with GPS (global positioning system), technology, computer control systems and electronic control technology, satellite technology and equipment High-end other drivers do not need to master driving techniques that are very difficult, such as an aircraft pilot.

Terrafugia companies that produce flying cars is said, the speed to fly "Transition" is around 185 km / hour, after the fuel tanks filled full, it can fly at speeds of 185 km / hr, farthest distance around 805 kilometers, speed driving on the road can also be reached 145 km / hour.

If run properly, the "flying car" the first in the world in approximately 18 months to enter the market, although the selling price of $ 200,000, but the company says has received 40 orders.

Flight delays "Transition" because of technical problems, a number of road transport and licensing authorities do not know the aircraft is classified as plane or car, to spend time after the half year to get a new license is required. Driver must also have a pilot license aircraft. According to the report the only platform that allowed by the way United States is to fly in Alaska.

Mr.Ghosh Vice President Terrafugia said that the government, insurance companies and lawyers do not ever try to fly the car, pity he can not now insured, but she was sure after the "Transition" penerbangannya success in tests, can be landed safely, the car could fly would be insured . (Erabaru / lim)
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