MV Agusta F4

The MV Agusta F4 was the motorcycle that launched the resurrection of MV Agusta in 1998. The F4 was created by famous motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini at CRC (Cagiva Research Center), following his work on the Ducati 916. The F4 is unique with its four pipe undertail exhaust, single-sided swingarm, large front forks (49 or 50 mm diameter) and traditional MV Agusta red and silver livery. The F4 is also one of the few production superbikes to have hemispherical chamber 4 valves per cylinder engine.


The F4 engine is a liquid cooled inline four cylinder (4-stroke) with two overhead camshafts (DOHC), 16 radial valves, electronic multipoint injection, induction discharge electronic ignition and following capacity variants: 749.5 cc, 998 cc and 1078 cc. The engine was derived from the 1990–1992 Ferrari Formula One engine. Early in the design process Ferrari engineers assisted in the development of the engine. MV (Cagiva at the time) quickly deviated from the Ferrari design, but they kept one important feature, the radial valves. The F4 engine is unique in the sense that it is the only radial valved motorcycle engine currently in production.


Let us Discuss the Various Versions of the F4 Series :



F4 750 Serie Oro


F4 750 Serie Oro
The first F4 model released to the public was the F4 750 Serie Oro on May 1999. Only 300 examples were produced. Many parts such as the swingarm, frame side plates and wheels were made from magnesium. These magnesium parts were anodized gold for consistency with the name 'Oro' (Italian for gold). All painted parts, such as fairings, seat cover, front mud guard and even the fuel tank and air box are made of carbon. It's only by using these materials that the weight could be kept under 400 lb which is only beaten by the F4 Veltro. The specially for MV Agusta developed Showa fork has fast detach axle clamps. The six piston (front) and 4 piston (rear) brake calipers are made from Nissin. MSRP $57,000

F4 750 S


F4 750 S
The mass production model, the F4 750 S (S = "Strada"), was released in 1999, and was essentially the same bike as the F4 750 Oro but with aluminium pieces in place of magnesium. Both of these bikes produced 126 hp (94 kW) 101.78 rear horsepower, with a 13300 rpm redline. Top speed is estimated at 170 mph (273 km/h) @ 12800 rpm, 0–100 km/h estimated at 3.1 seconds, quarter mile 10.98 seconds @ 131 mph (211 km/h). The F4 750 uses a 49 mm Showa front fork and Sachs rear suspension. MSRP $18,895.
The F4 750 also comes in a 1+1 (Biposto) model, which has a pillion for a passenger.

F4 750 Senna

The F4 750 Senna was also released in 2002 along with the Evo 02 model 0-60 2.9 quarter mile 10.7 @ 135. Built purely to raise money for the Instituto Ayrton Senna, a charity founded by Ayrton Senna to aid the children and young people of Brazil, the Senna was a limited production run of 300 bikes like the Oro. The Senna shared the 136 hp (101 kW) engine of the Evo 02 but with a higher redline of13900 rpm, and top speed estimated at 175 mph (282 km/h) @ 12750 rpm . The Senna also had some suspension upgrades and some carbon fiber bodywork. MSRP $24,995.

F4 750 SPR and SR

The F4 750 SPR was released in 2004 and was intended to be the final evolution on the F4 750 platform. It had an improved 146 hp (109 kW) engine, (13,900 rpm redline, polished ports, HC pistons), matte grey race livery, some carbon fiber bodywork (front fender, chain guards, air ducts covers) and a Marzzochi 50 mm fork. The F4 750 SR was released after the SPR, and used the same frame an F4S (Showa fork, no carbon parts), but the same engine of SPR version. Both the SPR and SR were limited production runs of 300 bikes. top speed estimated at 180+ mph 13,900, 0-100 umknow-+=/ quarter mile 10.4 @ 139 mph. The SR was released in the traditional red/silver livery of MV with a color coordinated red front fender and a bronze Arrow exhaust system. It also has a white gauge face, different from the standard yellow, which displays Agostini's signature in red. It also has the signature silver star rims and SR plate placed on the steering head.

F4 AGO

Like the F4 750 and the Oro, the new F4 1000 product line began with a special edition F4 1000 called the F4 AGO in 2005. The F4 AGO came with a special graphics prominently displaying the number "1" in a yellow oval in reference to MV Agusta's racing heritage and driver Giacomo Agostini. Only 300 bikes were produced.



F4 1000 S

The first mass produced F4 1000, the F4 1000 S, was released in 2005 and came with a 166 horsepower (122 kW) engine 142 rear horsepower. The F4 1000 S comes equipped with a 50 mm Marzocchi front upside down fork and Sachs rear suspension. A 1+1 version adds a pillion for a passenger. Expect 0-60 in 2.7 seconds, the quarter mile in 9.95 seconds @ 144 mph, and a top speed estimated at 300 km/h (190 mph).

F4 Tamburini


MV Agusta F4 1000 Tamburini
The F4 Tamburini is a special edition of the F4 1000 S released in 2005. It was the first F4 to be equipped with the Torque Shift System (TSS), which varies the length of the intake trumpets with speed in order to provide optimum torque at low and high engine speeds. Engine output was a claimed 128 kilowatts (172 hp) and claimed top speed was 190.6 mph (306.7 km/h). It was sold for over US$ 42 thousand and only 300 were produced. The bike is named after its designer Massimo Tamburini.


F4 1000 R

The second mass produced F4 1000, the F4 1000 R, was released in 2006 and came with a 174 horsepower (128 kW) engine . The F4 1000 R also has upgraded Brembo Monobloc radial brakes, forged black Brembo wheels, a carbon-nitride coated Marzocchi upside down fork and an upgraded Sachs rear shock absorber (compression & rebound damping adjustable in high & low speed range). The F4 1000 R engine does not utilize the TSS system. A 1+1 (Biposto) version is available that adds a pillion for a passenger. In August 2006 an F4 1000 R was used to set a record for the fastest production class 1000 cc motorcycle of over 185.882 mph (299.148 km/h) at Bonneville Salt Flats.

F4 1000 Senna


MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna
The F4 1000 Senna is a special edition of the F4 1000 R released in 2006. It is similar to the 2002 F4 750 Senna in spirit, but has some changes to the paint scheme and an alcantara seat. This model comes with the 174 horsepower (128 kW) engine and has also the upgraded BremboMonobloc radial brakes, forged silver Brembo wheels, a 50 mm titanium-nitride coated Marzocchi upside down fork and a lightweight Sachs racing rear suspension (in high & low speed range adjustable rebound and compression damping). Only 300 were produced.

F4 Veltro


MV Agusta F4 Veltro Strada
The F4 Veltro comes in two models, the F4 Veltro Strada (road) and F4 Veltro Pista (race). Ninety-nine examples of the Strada were produced, as well as 23 examples of the Pista. As is standard for a race modified motorcycle, the Pista is not equipped with headlights. The Veltro models engines feature the TSS system originally found on the F4 Tamburini. These are considered by many to be the most race-oriented F4's available.
The Veltro Strada is equipped with a full complement of carbon fiber (fairings, tail, airbox, mud guards, fenders, air ducts, heat shield) and magnesium frame plates.
In addition to the parts found on the Veltro Strada, the Veltro Pista is equipped with a lightened frame, oversized radiator, carbon fiber fuel tank, and a magnesium triple clamp and swingarm.

F4 R 312


MV Agusta F4 1000 R 312
This is a new model F4 released in late 2007. It is identical to the F4 1000 R except for a slightly more powerful engine (+9 hp for 183 hp (136 kW) or 134 kW total, 115 N·m torque) with 30 mm titanium intake valves, modified camshafts and 48 mm throttle bodies. F4 R 312 name is a reference to the bikes claimed top speed of 312 km/h (194 mph) making it the fastest production bike at the time. In August 2007, the 312R set the new Land Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah for the fastest Production Motorcycle in the world, averaging 311.53 km/h, over the long course, which is 7 miles (11.3 km) long. The top speed achieved during the run was over 314 km/h, which was achieved at mile marker number 4. The speed record is determined by averaging the speed of the entire length of the course.

F4 CC

The F4 CC, named after Claudio Castiglioni, the Managing Director of MV Agusta, was released in late 2006. The F4 CC has 147 kW (200 crank horsepower) and has a price tag of 100,000 €. The engine is a 1,078 cc big bore edition with valves, crank and piston rods made from titanium based on the F4 1000 R engine combined with the TSS (Torque Shift System). It is one of the most exclusive motorcycles in the world (100 examples). top speed estimated 195 mph, g-pack 355 kp/h
                                                                                                    


MV Agusta F4 1000R
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ManufacturerMV Agusta
Productionsince 2006
Classsuper bike
Engineliquid cooled inline four cylinder, 4 stroke, dohc, 16 radial valves, bore 76.0 mm (2.99 in) x stroke 55 mm (2.2 in), capacity 998 cc (60.8 in³), max. power 128 kW (174 hp) @ 11900 rpm, max. torque 111N·m (11.3 kgf·m, 82 lbf·ft) @ 10000 rpm, 46 mm sequential timed electronic multipoint injection, compression ratio 13:1,
Transmissionmulti-disc wet clutch, 6 speed cassette gearbox
Frame type25CrMo4-steel tubular trellis frame (TIG welded)
Suspensionfront: carbon-nitride coated 50 mm upside down fork, 129 mm (5.07 in) wheel travel, rear: single sided swingarm, single shock absorber, 120 mm (4.72 in) wheel travel
Brakesfront: double floating disc with 320 mm (12.6 in) diameter and radial-type monobloc calipers with 4 pistons, rear: single disc with 210 mm (8.27 in) diameter and a brake caliper with 4 pistons
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Honda Unicorn's 1st Birthday !!!!

This is my First bike...
its not that this was actually the first bike i drove.......but, officially this bike was gifted by my dad to me n only for me.
We got the bike Delivered on 4th Feb 2010 at our house.


Before that...........
We had booked it in Mid-December 2009.
The Dealer said that the bike was selling like hot-cakes, and it will take almost 4 months for the bike to be delivered to us.
But, due to my constant call up to the showroom must have made the dealer go Crazy, and he delivered the bike in just 40 days !!!! ha ha ha....







But, seriously, between those days, i was only thinking of which color of the bike should be, whether it should have a 3D logo, or with the Graphics....blah blah blah....all sorts of things were in my mind and i decided that it should be Black in color and with a 3D Winged Logo.
But, finally on 4th Feb, when the bike was in my Door Step, i was literally drooling over for hours on my Brand New CB150 HONDA UNICORN !!!!!
yessss...it was my Dream come true......







I have driven it in all sorts of roads n all sorts of weather conditions.
My dad sometimes take it to My Native place at Pune, almost 200kms here from Mumbai.
and the Best part is......My bike never says NO !!!!
Wherever u wanted to go....it would just make sure that u would reach there with ease n Comfort.
My friends say, its just a normal Commuter bike, you should have opted for the hottest 150cc sport bikes in the Market such as the Yamaha FZ and the TVS Apache RTR 160.
But, i always had a trust on Honda's.
Maybe becoz i learned driving on the Hero Honda Splendor, and so on....
i just liked the Refinement the Honda Bikes provided during the travel....
not a sound from the engine...thats what i liked very much.

and so, even after a whole 1 year, my Bike is still going strong (thanks to the Better Servicing's here by Honda's), and more......has become MY BEST FRIEND now.....!!!











I also clicked some awesome pics of me and my bike to celebrate its very 1st Birthday !!!!
Happy Birthday UNICORN !!!!!
9,000kms + and still going Strong !!!!!
God Bless U.... :)
Be a Wing Rider....!!!!!!!!










Porsche 918 RSR

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is continuing to extend its performance and high efficiency competence via intensive development work in the field of hybrid technology. With the Porsche 918 RSR, the manufacturer of sporty premium vehicles is presenting a high-end synthesis of 2010's successful hybrid concepts. The two-seater mid-engine coupé 918 RSR clearly reveals what happens when the technology fitted in the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the design of the 918 Spyder are transferred to a modern, innovative super sports car.


With its highly-efficient flywheel accumulator, the 911 GT3 R hybrid racing car proved to be an attention magnet during competition racing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit, during the American Le Mans Series races (ALMS) in Road Atlanta/USA and the ILMC run in China's Zhuhai. It demonstrated its massive performance potential under realistic motor racing conditions against top competitors. The 911 GT3 R Hybrid, referred to internally as the "Race Lab" actually surpassed the high expectations of Porsche Motorsport. Competitiveness, high reliability and exemplary fuel efficiency combined with top performance underscored the Porsche technicians' basic idea of generating additional power in an intelligent manner. The 911 GT3 R Hybrid obtains its additional power from its own vehicle dynamics when braking. Porsche is now transplanting this technology into the mid-engine coupé Porsche 918 RSR, the motor sports version of the 918 Spyder concept car.
























From the tradition established by classic Porsche long-distance race cars such as the 908 long-tale coupé (1969) and the 917 short-tail coupé (1971), the Porsche designers created a link to the postmodernism of the "form follows function" philosophy. In the Porsche 918 RSR, the lines' elegant flow is dominated by muscular wheel arches, dynamic air intakes and a pulpit-like cockpit. A visible fan wheel between the ram air intake tubes and a rear spoiler with RS Spyder dimensions additionally emphasise the racing laboratory function. The new "liquid metal chrome blue" colour which has been created underscores the sculptured curves of the forms, whilst the typical Porsche hybrid orange colour on brake calipers and the body's longitudinal stripes lends remarkable touches.

 Motor racing technology also dominates within the particularly light, torsionally stiff carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque. The V8 engine is a further development of the direct injection engine from the successful RS Spyder race car and now offers an output of precisely 563 hp at 10,300/rpm in the 918 RSR. The electric motors on the two front wheels each contribute 75 kW, i.e. a total of 150 kW, to the peak drive power of exactly 767 hp. This additional power, which is generated during braking, is stored in an optimised flywheel accumulator.






























In the Porsche 918 RSR, the two electric motors offer a torque vectoring function with variable torque distribution to the front axle. This additionally increases agility and improves steering response. Mounted upstream of the rear axle, the mid-engine is integrated with a racing transmission also based on the RS Spyder race car. This further developed six-speed constant-mesh transmission with longitudinally mounted shafts and straight-toothed spur gears is operated using two shift paddles behind the racing steering wheel.

The vehicle's functional equipment underscores its puristic motor racing character. Whether it be the characteristic doors which open obliquely upwards, the air intake in the roof between the wing doors, the quick-action locks on the front and rear CFRP lids, the two roof-mounted aerials for pit radio and telemetry, the RS Spyder-like small, lateral front flics or the air splitters beneath the front lip or no-profile racing slicks on 19" wheels with central locking, the vehicle can be clearly recognised as an experimental racing laboratory.


























In contrast to the 918 Spyder concept car, unadorned racing atmosphere predominates in the interior of the Porsche 918 RSR. The figure-hugging bucket seat's brown leather covering cites the history of the gentleman driver; the gear flashes on the racing steering wheel and a recuperation display on the steering column in front of the display screen supply the pilot with information. Instead of the futuristic, ergonomically avant-garde centre console with touch-sensitive user interface from the 918 Spyder concept car, the 918 RSR's cockpit is split by a minimalistic console with rocker switches. Instead of a second seat, the flywheel accumulator is positioned to the right of the console. 
  


This flywheel accumulator is an electric motor whose rotor rotates at up to 36,000 rpm to store rotation energy. Charging occurs when the two electric motors on the front axle reverse their function during braking processes and operate as generators. At the push of a button, the pilot is able to call up the energy stored in the charged flywheel accumulator and use it during acceleration or overtaking manoeuvres. The flywheel is braked electromagnetically in this case in order to additionally supply up to 2 x 75 kW, i.e. a total of 150 kW, from its kinetic energy to the two electric motors on the front axle.



























This additional power is available for around eight seconds when the system is fully charged. In the successful 911 GTR Hybrid this additional power can also be used as a consumption aid depending on the racing situation, e.g. to delay pit stops or reduce the fuel tank volume and therefore the weight of the vehicle.
With the new Porsche 918 RSR racing laboratory, Porsche is now elevating this motor racing hybrid concept to an experimental level. In the 918 RSR, "Porsche Intelligent Performance" equates to research into methods for further sustainable efficiency improvement under the intensified conditions of the race track, lap times, pit stops and reliability - a metier in which Porsche has been demonstrating its success for over 60 years.




Back in the days when overall victories in Le Mans were not yet an entirely routine matter within the Porsche racing department, the pilots Dr. Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep were the first to cross the finishing line in 1971's 24-hour classic. The distance record set by their Porsche 917 short-tail coupé - 5335.313 kilometres (3315.21 miles) at an average speed of 222.304 km/h (138.13 mph) - did not remain unbeaten for an eternity, but for exactly 39 years until 2010. At the time, the 917 in the Martini colours was also an experiment and far ahead of its time: a magnesium space frame set new standards in Porsche's lightweight construction domain.

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10

The Viper was conceived as a historical take on the classic American sports car. The iconic AC Cobra was a source of inspiration, and the final version of the Viper bears this out with its powerful engine, minimalist straightforward design, muscular and aggressive styling, and high performances. Some saw claims to kinship with the Cobra as a marketing exercise, ignoring that Carroll Shelby was heavily involved in the initial design of the Viper, and subsequent design of the Viper GTS coupe. Notably, the 1996 and 2002 Viper GTS coupe took a few design cues from the Pete Brock designed Shelby Cobra Daytona. Though the proportions seem similar at first glance, the designs are quite unique. Carroll Shelby was key in the development of the RT/10 as well as having a hand in the development of the GTS model. 





The 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 is an amazing performer on both road and track, but its sports-tuning and limited convenience and safety features make it impractical for everyday use. "Explosive power and surprising handling prowess make Dodge's flagship vehicle a thrilling ride," writes Consumer Guide. "Beyond that, though, Viper is an emotional statement that makes little sense as daily transportation."
Engineered for folks who care more about mind-numbing sports performance than comfort and luxury, the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 offers no compromises. It is as bare on the inside as it is powerful and capable on the track. Some Automobile Magazine explains, "The Dodge Viper has always been a raw sports car with very few frivolities." The 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10's lack of convenience and safety features is proof of that.



True sports enthusiasts, however, won’t mind -- as few vehicles priced under $90,000 can keep pace with this beast of a machine. And yes, equipped with a 600-horspower, 8.4-liter V10 engine that launches it from 0 to 60 mph in just four seconds, the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 is indeed a beast. The track-tuned American Club Racer (ACR) trim is even more impressive. In fact, it beat the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s Nurburgring record in 2009



The 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 is available in both coupe and convertible body styles. An American Club Racer (ACR) trim is also available.
  • "In terms of performance, the Dodge Viper reigns supreme among sub-$100K supercars -- and even challenges exotics at twice the price."
  • "The new Viper may not be perfect, but it's perfect for weekend track driving and collecting lusty stares. Creature comforts lacking here are for the weak and pampered (though the new Viper does offer a navigation system). This car is the best piece of pure American muscle on the road today.



Reviewers find that people can't stop staring at the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10's wild, yet functional exterior design. In either coupe or convertible form, the Viper's style is unmistakable and easily turns heads, It features a long hood with air ducts (new for 2008), a short deck lid with lip spoiler, deep-cut side scallops and sleek sloping roof line.

  


Pros and Cons :
  • 1. Powerful 600-Horsepower V10 engine
  • 2. New track-tuned club racer trim
  • 3. True sports handling dynamics
  • 4. Lacks comfort and convenience of rivals
  • 5. Low-slung cabin hampers entry/exit
  • 6. Dangerous in the hands of inexperienced drivers 
  • 7. Prices: Coupe for $ 91,005 and Convertible for $ 90,255.



Fourth Generation, Viper SRT-10
2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 roadster
Production2008–2010
Body style(s)2-door roadster
2-door coupe
Engine(s)510 cu in (8.4 L) V10
600 bhp (450 kW) @ 6000 rpm
560 lb·ft (760 N·m) @ 5600 rpm
Transmission(s)TR6060 6-speed manual
Wheelbase98.8 in (2,510 mm)
Length175.6 in (4,460 mm)
Width75.7 in (1,920 mm)
Height47.6 in (1,210 mm) (coupe)
48.6 in (1,230 mm) (SRT-10)
48.6 in (1,230 mm) (convertible)
Curb weight3,460 lb (1,570 kg) (base)
3,408 lb (1,546 kg) (ACR)