Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rossi to test for Ducati


wow ... .. Yamaha finally allow Rossi to test for Ducati at Valencia!
after previous Yamaha mengasih no clarity about this, yesterday finally gave permission to Rossi's Yamaha to Ducati test ends after the Valencia GP Rossi ... can not directly test for Ducati after the Valencia GP Rossi's contract with Yamaha expire at the end of the year ... not the end of the season ... finished Rossi need a valid license from Yamaha to test with manufacturers that will be defended in 2011 and 2012 seasons were ...
The following excerpt talks on GPOne Rossi
"I spoke this morning Furusawa, and he Gave me the go ahead to test the Ducati in Valencia, It Seems like a nice gesture, you see That Yamaha has given value to what I've done in recent years"

A Women’s Point of View: We Have Elves!

by Colette Cooley, Cars for Keeps Office Manager

Tis the season when magic happens. All the elves are extra busy making everyone’s wishes and dreams come true, making children’s (and adult children’s) toys, ordinary trees sparkle, wrapping plain boxes in such a way to make us wonder in awe and mystery of what is inside, and filling our homes with smells that make us remember warm and wondrous moments.

Even in the workplace we cannot escape their magic touches. At Cars For Keeps we have elves too. Our main elf has been helping many people easily get those new tires on their cars, since the snow has started to fly through the air. Yes, we have been forced to let go of summer in our hearts and minds, so we may as well gracefully surrender to the romance of falling snow, fireplaces and warm, soft mittens.

Our other elves have been busy helping to rectify the usual cold weather maladies that affect our cars such as dead batteries, broken window seals, heater malfunctions, windshield wipers that leave streaks, and all the other little things that happen when it turns cold. Then there are the major breakdowns and malfunctions that can and do happen. Our elves can do it all on all makes of cars.

Since this is the season for giving here is the tip for the day: Cars For Keeps is giving free oil changes to all active members and immediate family members (spouses and at home children) of all branches of the armed services. It is our way of saying, ‘Thank you for your service’!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Vario-Style ATV

Vario-Style ATV

Honda Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP

New  Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP
2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP Front View

New  Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP
2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP Official Pictures

New  Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP

2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP Wallpaper

New  Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP
2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP Rear View

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winter Driving Tips for Bald Tires, Light Cars & Other Bad Winter Vehicles

by Marjorie S., Cars for Keeps Social Media Manager

We've promoted. We've suggested. We've blogged, tweeted and status updated. We've offered coupons. We've done everything we possibly can to impress the importance of proper winter snow tires on our customers, and you've listened - most of you, that is.

Having been in the auto repair industry for as long as we have, we know that some people are just not going to follow our advice, no matter what we do. Maybe you don't believe you actually NEED snow tires, or maybe you just don't have the money for snow tires in your budget right now. Whatever your reasons for not getting those snow tires installed, this post is for you!

Keep in mind the recommendations below are NOT an encouragement to keep your vehicle unprepared for winter weather. Still, we understand that sometimes "life happens". If you're driving on bald tires for one reason or the other, we at least want you to have the driving knowledge to take what Michigan winters will throw at you.

Winter Driving on Bald Tires

So you're driving on summer tires, bald tires, or perhaps all weather tires. If your vehicle is "compact", it's much more susceptible to skidding around on the ice and getting blown off course by semi trucks. What can you do to drive safely in these conditions?

Slow. Down. It's painfully basic, but it's true. The faster your bald-tired little vehicle goes on slippery snow and ice, the less traction it has. If your car is not equipped for winter, leave yourself more time to get places and drive slowly during inclement road conditions. Sure, it's inconvenient, but it could save your life.

Use lower gears. This especially applies to driving up or down inclines on icy roads; using lower gears can help to give you more traction and maintain a slower, steadier speed.

Never forget road conditions. If you're driving on bald tires during an ice storm, you're probably not going to think about anything else until you've taken the key out of the ignition. If you're driving on old all-weather tires in slushy barely freezing weather, however, you might be tempted to become overconfident and forget about your car's treacherous position. The moment you take your vehicle's traction for granted and brake or steer too hard is the moment you might lose control of the vehicle.

Maintain space between your car and other vehicles. Who cares if you're driving like dear old grandma? Maintaining extra space between the cars around you is an easy way to avoid costly fender benders in town. On the freeway, it's an easy way to avoid a fatal crash.

Don't rely on your brakes. When you're driving on bad tires in bad conditions, avoid the temptation to over-brake at all costs. If your vehicle has little or no traction, braking hard is more likely to cause your car to spin out of control than anything else. At high speeds on the freeway, even braking lightly on ice can cause your brakes to lock and your vehicle to lose control. In these situations, the best way to slow down is to remove your foot from the gas, wait for some deceleration (if you can), then pump the brake pedal slowly and firmly. If you don't have ABS, this can also prevent your wheels from locking.

bald tire winter drivingDrive behind salt trucks. Passing heavy equipment during inclement weather is treacherous in a vehicle equipped with great snow tires. If you're driving a poorly equipped car, do yourself a favor and remain behind salt trucks as long as you can. Sure, you'll probably get where you're going late, and your car will definitely need an undercarriage wash, but you'll avoid a potentially bad accident.

If your vehicle is medium to heavy duty truck with rear or four wheel drive, toss heavy items such as bricks or old summer tires in the back. Even if your tires are bald, the extra weight should help to give you a little much-needed traction.

Safe driving! (and remember: it's not too late to get snow tires installed...)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Honda CBR 150R

Honda CBR 150RHonda CBR 150R

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Aprilia FV2 concept

At this year EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Aprilia showed us a new concept model, FV2, which strongly affects the future direction shows that they will take the technology on their bikes.
The concept was there in part to present their developed (but not yet used) 1200cc fly-by-wire engine on the basis of Aprilia Shiver and Dorsoduro 750. Although some of the technology shown here is more likely to be seen with the new Aprilia V4 engine in the RSV4.The revolutionary parallelogram front suspension is lifted GP250 bike and is already a proven system, with some parts carbon.
Designed by Aprilia Style Studio Miguel Galluzzi, who most famous for designing the original Ducati Monster.
The chassis is largely carbon, the hollow structure that doubles as AIRBOXE which, with aluminum-carbon subframe, the bike gives a weight of less than 160 kg. Although it is difficult to see how this could be cost mass production effectively with the current state of carbon technology.

Electronics also strongly beyond the ride-by-wire fuel management. Included is electronically managed suspension that can adapt to road conditions on the fly, with the telemetry data available through an interface for PC users to pilot a new wealth of information and control of their bikes and style. To make this point, a Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) was used as a scoreboard for the display (there was a long association between Aprilia Racing and the PlayStation brand), implying that such a device could be used for data logging and fine-tuning the suspension settings and engine mapping and GPS and a mobile communications device.
Traction control and ABS are also bike the extensive list of features electronic lights and whose leadership rotates with the bike.
These futuristic solutions have led to an incredible weight reduction (the FV2 1200 weighs less than 160 kg) and an extremely compact size. The extraordinary agility that has always characterized Aprilia motorcycles therefore finds its greatest expression in the FV2 1200.
The 1200 cc V twin engine is liquid cooled and boast a ride-by-wire control system. Traction control, a latest generation ABS system and electronic suspension management are also provided to allow you to run at peak performance while maintaining complete control over the bike.
The Aprilia FV2 1200 dashboard incorporates a multi-functional instrument cluster that can be interfaced with not only the bike own CAN line but with a PC too, which allows download telemetric data for the evaluation of personal performance, reconfigure the information on the scoreboard, load new mappings of the Internet, display itineraries, and integrate GPRS and GSM modules for mobile connectivity.

New BMW XCountry
The New BMW XCountry is the best able affiliate of BMW Motorrads beginning new G alternation band up, the G 650 Xcountry is the archetypal scrambler abstraction topped off with a few avant-garde appearance different to BMW, like a active 53 hp distinct butt engine, and a aerial achievement failing design. With a annular arch lamp, annular ancillary panels and black, anodized wheels, the attending of the Xcountry is anxious and absolutely striking. Add Marzocchi scope forks and Magura aluminum handlebars and you can advance any alley you want, from arenaceous alluvium advance to city sweepers. On-road or off-road, the Xcountry is one scrambler thats will accept your affection revving as fast as your tachometer

Monday, December 6, 2010

New KTM RC8R 2009 Design

New KTM RC8R 2009 Design

New KTM RC8R 2009 Design

General information
Model:KTM RC8R
Rating:70.8 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Safety:See our safety campaign with the high safety rated bikes in this category.
Engine and transmission
Displacement:1195.00 ccm (72.92 cubic inches)
Engine type:V2
Power:167.62 HP (122.4 kW)) @ 10250 RPM
Torque:123.00 Nm (12.5 kgf-m or 90.7 ft.lbs) @ 8000 RPM
Bore x stroke:105.0 x 69.0 mm (4.1 x 2.7 inches)
Fuel system:Injection. Keihin EFI (throttle body 52 mm)
Valves per cylinder:4
Fuel control:DOHC
Lubrication system:Dry sump, pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
Cooling system:Liquid
Physical measures
Dry weight:182.0 kg (401.2 pounds)
Seat height:805 mm (31.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Alternate seat height:825 mm (32.5 inches) If adjustable, highest setting.
Ground clearance:110 mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase:1,430 mm (56.3 inches)
Chassis and dimensions
Frame type:Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated. Aluminium subframe.
Rake (fork angle):23.3°
Trail:97 mm (3.8 inches)
Front suspension:WP-USD, 43 mm
Front suspension travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear suspension:WP-Monoshock
Rear suspension travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions:190/55-ZR17
Front brakes:Double disc. Brem
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc
Rear brakes diameter:220 mm (8.7 inches)
Exhaust system:Stainless steel underfloor silencer with regulated catalytic converter
Speed and acceleration
Power/weight ratio:0.9210 HP/kg
Other specifications
Fuel capacity:16.50 litres (4.36 gallons)
Color options:Black/orange
Further information
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Sunday, December 5, 2010


HONDA BEAT 2008 Low Rider

2008 Honda Beat is a new Congress Braminto has not much time away from the showroom had changed her appearance. The treatment is not reliable, because the engine himself before Joddy other motor vessels of men who were in love Funky.
Touch, who has not done much because the owner still wants the numbers of beat Honda Motor, "The limited Low Rider, the message Braminto see are the single employer. It is a challenge for Joddy that does not use Honda Beat had.
One of the wishes of the founding members of the resignation of the manufacturer's standard solid change of the procedure. For more information feet dripping foot. Take the width of the tire and rim can search terms. Diameter measures 14 inches by 4 inches wide and 6 cm located on the front and rear tire sizes 120/70 Deli front, 150/70 rear Sinch. "Awareness in the front tire width same background," said the motion Joddy rear tire.
Limitations, often in the low rider bike every time you bring the Shock Breaker, because you can not only handle the load. In fact, the print engine automatically if a person can go. The solution is to use the double slash gear. The location is not left, but the two sides, left and right. It fills a gap between the password still good brand. "Long determine Shock Breaker owner to the point of discharge and lower engine," said Joddy secret. "What is the length of the blow loop so that the shock is too soft, Then use the inverse Shock Breaker Yamaha Vega in the colors are consistent with the engine. With a thick inner tube between the pillows and left to right.

Inspired to see from the bar, the collection Harley Davidson magazine with everything custom made. Raiser for the use of laser diffraction technique is very clean and simple. For the standard engine every day still remains. Finally, to the panel indicator RPM Kitaco brand and fuel return AUTOGAUGE amplifier control the supply of fuel is smooth

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