Archive for March, 2010
Motorcycle superpositions copying or come from racing circuits. In the United States are famous races the quarter mile, which would have done before looking back to more than one.
Today, this ordeal force the machine to the point that the tires throw smoke. Deposits of nitro, compressors and people put so much power injectors to a standard bike that if the tracks beat impressive times, imagine the traffic lights of the city. Read the rest of this entry »
We have two points of support, any lateral forces can topple easily, if not compensated in any way. The force generated by spinning is no different. If we turned at low speeds or with a huge turning radius, the lateral force is very small, we can easily compensate, for example by changing body posture.
However, if you turn the handlebars going too fast, we can not compensate for the lateral force and we will fall. What will happen is that the underside of the bike, it does start to veer towards where we turned the handlebars. But the top (the pilot, for example) will not turn: by inertia, will tend to continue in a straight line. That is, the pilot will feel that leans toward the opposite side (remember this is important), may fall if it can not compensate. Read the rest of this entry »
Today, to topple the bike into the path kill two birds with one stone. We got the lateral force to deflect the bike to where we want, and also avoid falling over towards the outside of the curve. In short, if yesterday we broke the horns to get off the bike upright, to rotate at a speed we must break them to get tilted. The easiest way to do this is simply shifting your body towards the desired side. Thus, the machine momentarily lost his balance and begins to fall toward that side. But, as we said, turning again to stabilize the bike, in this tilted position. Read the rest of this entry »
The second way is to leave the quiet center of gravity, and move the wheels so that the line joining them is brought back under the center of gravity. This is done, of course, by turning the handlebars and forward (or backward) a bit. As we move a few inches with the handle turned, the bike turns a little. Therefore, the line connecting the two wheels also rotate, and put back under the center of mass, restoring stability.
In both these ways we keep the balance when the motorcycle is like, or moves very slowly. The first one works best for light vehicles such as bicycles or scooters. In a big motorcycle, the mass of our body is small compared with that of the whole, so that the influence of our position is less (though still exists). So a big bike, the best option is to move the handlebars. Read the rest of this entry »
Physically, a motorcycle is what we call an inverted pendulum. In a normal pendulum, we have a fixed point and a mass hanging below it. If we move a little dough on your site, gravity will pull him and, therefore, will fall under its own weight. That is, a simple pendulum back by itself to the equilibrium position, we say that is a stable system.
However, a donkey does just the opposite. The fixed point (where the wheels make contact with the pavement) is below the mass. Can be kept in balance only if the center of gravity remains just above the line joining the two wheels. But any deviation, however small, will make the weight throw it down. That is, by itself inverted pendulum tends to move away from the equilibrium position is an unstable system. Read the rest of this entry »
Enjoy the sights and sounds unique to our country, the wind in your hair, ideal routes for motorcycles.
Explore the open spaces, feel the ocean air, the rich and vibrant fragrance of beautiful flowers Pohutukawa tree. Travel in one of the most intact landscapes in the world and make the experience of what our country offers splendid.
Tours on Harley Davidson
Our specialized tours are not a race but a cruise, and ensure optimum safety. Come travel with Harley Tours New Zealand and “make the experience of the world’s most spectacular pipes and is the Valhalla of the motorcycle world. We offer specialized tours: Read the rest of this entry »
My turn to take the glove (or bait) Merrill launched by my colleague in his last article, where we explained how to act on his motorcycle to guide and not end up biting the tarmac. In this article we have to analyze the physical basis underlying driving procedures that we have described so well.
When talking about the stability of motorcycles, it is common that quickly think of the gyroscopic effect of rotating wheels. This effect exists, it is clear, and adds his two cents but its effect is relatively small, not enough to maintain stability of the bike. Even in a straight line. Indeed, it is possible to build motorcycles without gyroscopic effect. Just add wheels that rotate in the opposite direction (but not touching the ground, of course, not slow motion). Read the rest of this entry »
There is a culture with thousands of loyal fans, where you come from, who are enamored with the retro style in their dress, the way in which they live, in her hair, in his music, his tattoos and of course, in their vehicles are motorcycles or cars. Some think, away from the nostalgia of older people, that there were other times where things were much simpler, less sophisticated. Where everything was simpler and everything in its place. Values that have now been lost, such as friendship, honor, word relations that have disappeared, such as courtship, the Affect savor, the elegance of party dresses, simple music and rhythm, without much progress bikes technicians, in order, otherwise.For some this culture does not cease to be a kitsch fashion, past and that is in the mind only four cranks.But fix it, not only in the fashion world.
In the end everything goes back to the purest sources. The clothes back to the golden 40, 50 and 60, girls are more brightly colored makeup, music is in permanent crisis because there is nothing new and with reference to our favorite topic, what bikes are all the rage? Indeed the Bobber and Chopper California again. Custom culture also reached four-wheeled vehicles and found large blockbusters such as the Volkswagen Beetle or the Mini, or the U.S. that I never remember his name, if that man looks like a Chevrolet The cultural icons retake the reins of our society. It even appears that we live in a post-war era, within four months of recent world events. It has become fashionable to put tattoos, sexy models (like the old pin ups), the skulls on our bikes and clothes sixties, such as sneakers. Read the rest of this entry »
* Very European taste, is the evolution of the XR 1200
* It makes the bike more sporty and fast in the range of manufacturer
* Highlight the improvements in brakes and suspension
From the greyhound breed and comes to motorcycle enthusiasts and Harley in particular, the acronym XR say a lot. Not surprisingly, have been those that have forged the legend of the brand in the circuits. The new 1200X XR carries those genes to a street bike and never had another builder.
The starting point for this is the current naked XR 1200, launched in 2008 with an eye on the European market and has undergone numerous changes. How have the whole scenery almost intimidating in a black, something like a kind of declaration of intent on what was to hide the mechanics.
Output for spontaneous discovery. With the BMW R 1200 ST. For that special something stirs in curves and known for its amazing dynamic road and highway. It combines the agility of the day to day with the high comfort in travel. That is a motorcycle for those who know what they want. Change and maximum acceleration in straight lines. With the pure power from the engine fires the machine forward at high speed and also lives up to its name Sporttourer.