viernes, 25 de marzo de 2011

Untitled Motorcycles UM-1 & UM-2

They come from Camden, and their work with this flat twin is fantastic!!
his words: "they seek to build motorcycles that speak to the soul"

via: http://untitledmotorcycles.blogspot.com/

The bikes were named as UM-2 and UM-3 and they write this info about them:

Scrambler UM-2 and Street UM-3: both BMW 800cc
Engine overhauled - new big end shells - new timing chains and tensioners - new
piston rings - bores honed - valves checked and ground - stainless pushrod tubes - new clutch friction plates - carbs overhauled and new diaphragms fitted
Both motorcycles use BMW R80/7 frames.
Scrambler and Street: Subframes customized and made into a 3/4 seat. The frames had all brackets that were not needed removed. Also an under frame battery box was fitted. Bead blasted and powder coated satin black
UM-2 forks standard BMW internals with shrouds added
UM-3 forks standard BMW internals with standard gaiters.
18 inch rim with hubs powder coated satin black. Heavy duty stainless steel spokes. UM-3 uses brass nipples. UM-2 uses stainless steel nipples.
Dunlop K70 4.00 X 18
UM-3 twin calipers using goodridge hosing.
UM-2 single standard BMW.
Both use under tank cable operated reservoir.
Standard BMW hub breaks
UM-2 has a bear metal tank and head light sprayed with a clear lacquer.
UM-3 has a black head light with a BRG tank.
Dull chrome and zinc plating to most nuts and bolts
Leather customized seat.
New wiring looms.
Classic switch gear.
Custom handle bars.
Head light customized to fit speedo, oil and neutral lamps.
Side mounted ignition switch.
Adapted front and rear mudguards.
New rear miller stop lights.
Rear suspension adapted to have shrouds.
Drilled holes in engine covers on UM-2 only.
Fabricated headers and exhausts.

jueves, 24 de marzo de 2011

50 years of RENAULT 4

The Renault 4 celebrates its 50th anniversary as the third bestselling model in automobile history (it sits behind the volkswagen beetle and ford model T to take that honour)
and the bestselling french car across the world with sales in excess of eight million units in more than 100 countries,
the renault 4 has become a style icon.
the renault 4, invented in 1956 by pierre dreyfus, who wanted to produce a versatile, inexpensive car with a worldwide calling
which could match the changes in society that were being observed as the 1960s approached.
he launched the notion of a 'blue jeans' car.

via: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/13523/renault-4-celebrates-its-50th-anniversary.html

miércoles, 16 de marzo de 2011


via: http://stunca.tumblr.com/

Steve McQueen + HONDA "Elsinore" CR 250

Although best remembered for riding triumphs and Huskys, Steve McQueen also loved his Japanese two stroke machinery.

In this clip Steve rides the 1971 Honda CR250 Elsinore for a Japanese TV promotion.

The CR250 was called the “Elsinore”, after the off-road race held at Lake Elsinore, in which Steve competed in 1970. Steve entered the race as Harvey Mushman

According to mcqueenonline.com Steve was paid $ 1 Million dollars for appearing in this ad.

via: http://www.motorsportretro.com/2011/01/steve-mcqueen-honda/
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