Return To The Motorcycle
So you fancy getting back on a bike again, but it’s been a while hasn’t it? Are you sure you really want to do it? Have you forgotten how cold and wet it was? Can’t you remember that crash helmet with the target design you used wear, in an attempt to send a not so subtle message to the car driver who uses his mobile phone at the wheel, or fiddles with a CD when he should be looking out for you?
You’ve forgotten all that haven’t you, but you still remember the wind rush, and that feeling when the engine turns over and kicks into life, and that feeling of pure freedom when you’re out on the road. Of course you do, because that’s what biking’s all about, but there are some things that you should be aware of before you re-launch yourself into a two-wheeled frenzy.
Firstly, it doesn’t matter which motorcycle you buy as a re-entry model (sounds like Apollo 11), it won’t make you look younger and it won’t make you look slimmer, but at least the helmet will cover your face. I’m not going to say that it won’t make you …
Ferrari 458 Italia Sound
To optimize efficiency, the Ferrari 458 Italia has been designed to satisfy the dual objective of providing the driver with the most complete feedback typical from a Ferrari V8 engine whilst also guaranteeing high levels of acoustic comfort. The silencers are equipped with by-pass valves that are activated at maximum performance. At lower revs, or on a partial throttle, the exhaust gases exit from a second pair of smaller diameter tubes. The result is a Ferrari 458 Italia’s engine sound not invasive at low revs but fuller and richer at increasing performance.
Under low performance, the by-pass valves close, trapping the exhaust gases in the two silencers. At high performance and in particular under hard acceleration, the ECU responds by opening the valves and feeding all of the exhaust gases directly to the two outer tailpipes. The catalytic converter is attached to the central section of the exhaust by a flexible element which allows reducing the amount of vibrations transmitted to lighten the overall system. Similarly, the pre-catalytic converter has been eliminated, lowering overall weight and reducing back pressure whilst still complying with strict Euro 5 and LEV2 emissions legislation. Despite the more powerful engine of …
The New SLS AMG Has Forged Wheels and More Power
The successful Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing super car has been upgraded by the German automaker and features a number of new components to make the drive even more exciting. The new model will be referred to as the SLS AMG GT from now on and boast 591 horsepower.
For the 2013 model year, the successful Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will move on to a new chapter, one that includes the “GT” moniker. The new car will now be known as the SLS AMG GT and comes with a host of upgrades to the suspension, engine, new forged wheels, and interior options for customers of the high-powered German super car.One of the most noticeable upgrades on the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is the added power that the 6.2-liter V-8 sends to each of the rear forged wheels.
The previous models produced 563 bhp at 6,800 RPM and 480 lb-ft. of torque at 4,750 RPM; good enough to send the super car to 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds. The new model utilizes the same engine, but this time the 6.2-liter V-8 has been given in-engine dethrottling and an increase in pressure …
New Models Boost British Car Industry – Part 1
From Bentley to Mini and electric cars to supercars, 2010 is proving a bumper year for new model launches in the British car industry.After the credit crunch inflicted temporary closures and cutbacks on the major UK car plants, a range of ground-breaking new models are breathing fresh life back into the sector.
In an exciting series of launches, all-new metal from iconic British brands like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mini and Jaguar – and many more manufacturers besides – are set to roll off UK production lines.In this first of a series of articles, we take a look at new developments at two of the world’s most prestigious and revered car brands that are leading the way from the very peak of the industry – Bentley and Rolls Royce.The final appearance on the roads of Bentley’s hotly antipicated new Mulsanne will be a landmark moment in the car world – a worthy candidate, even, for car event of the year.
Not only does the company’s reputation make the all-new model very likely to be a stunning feat of engineering, but as the first big Bentley to be independently designed and …
Make Your Motorcycle Road Trip A Success
So you want to go on a motorcycle journey to Daytona in 2010. You’ve made every one of the travel preparations for the trip. You could have your hotel room reserved. You could have the area hot locations throughout the week all mapped out. Your job knows that you will be taking your vacation. Everything is determined. Or could it be? Did you make sure to pack everything?
When preparing any motorbike road trip, it is good to plan what and how you will pack your motorcycle. Make a list of supplies you are likely to need . Lay out everything and check off the items on your list while you pack them into your motorcycle luggage. Remember to take an additional change of clothing, just in case. Pack your motorcycle rain suit in last, so that you can be able to it easily. One more thing you would like is to always seek out your gear in the rain.
Take the time to research several motorcycle repair shops along your route. Keep a list of these shops inside your wallet, as well as inside your motorcycle tool bag. You did make sure …
Keep Your Rolls Royce in Mint Condition With a Custom Car Cover
Man has always had a fascination with automobiles and the power they have. Today, for most people a car is a necessity and not a luxury. Vehicles bought today are a major investment and we want to keep them in the very best shape for as long as possible. To do this you need to make sure you do regular maintenance on the vehicle and wash it regularly. When your vehicle is not in use you should protect the paint finish with a custom car cover.
You might be surprised to learn that Rolls and Royce were actual people. Frederick Royce built the first Royce vehicles in 1904. He was a British electrical equipment manufacturer. The three two cylinder cars that Royce had built are what attracted Charles Rolls. Charles had been a car enthusiast for a long time and was the son of a baron. He had a dealership in London and was impressed with Royce’s engineering. They decided to become partners and it was decided that Royce would build the cars and Rolls would sell them.
In 1907 they introduced the Silver Ghost. It had a …
Breakdown Cover The Menace of Potholes
Having the forethought of breakdown cover is a god send in the case of a major break down, saving you the effort of arranging all of your own recovery as well as saving some of the extreme costs of calling out engineers. You do as much as possible to look after your car and keep it well maintained.
How frustrating is it then when nothing more than a ride down some poorly maintained roads causes more damage to your car than a five hundred mile heavily laden summer trek.
Road conditions seem constantly to be getting worse, potholes are caused by constant wear from cars and weather along with a lack of maintenance. They can cause your car serious damage, clanking in and out of potholes will lead to issues with your suspension as it is battered by undue shock, burst tires and even bodywork damage.
All of these faults put together will place undue strain on your vehicle overall, especially faulty suspension and bursting tires, will lead to further faults and potentially cause a major breakdown.
Luckily many of the major breakdown packages do still cover, to an extent repairs, undergone thanks to …
Get Authorized To Operate Lifting Equipment!
Forklifts can be really difficult to operate sometimes and the driver needs to be responsible of what is he doing. That is because forklifts are used to lift heavy containers and place them somewhere else. Instead of manual labor, this method is much more efficient and quick. With a forklift, you can lift several hundred kilos and move them in other places in about 5 minutes. However, you need to be licensed to operate a forklift because there are a few risks involved.
First and foremost, it is highly recommended to use forklifts to move things around but in some cases, the driver isn’t paying attention and the cargo can fall apart. This is not a good thing especially if the cargo contains something very expensive or fragile. Also, the company doesn’t afford to pay for damages each time a forklift driver makes a mistake. That is why there is a need for trained and qualified forklift drivers.
A competent driver has to be careful when he picks the cargo up and when he drops it as well. It is very important to avoid sudden maneuvers but move quickly at the same time in …
Latest Cars to Enter the Indian Market
The Indian car market is expanding at a rapid pace and the spirit of competition is ever-present. Newer models are constantly being introduced and existing models are continuously being revamped as international and domestic car manufacturers are coming to realize the potential that the Indian car market offers. Car manufacturers like Hyundai, that have made India a second-home in terms of manufacturing capacities, are introducing their completely built units as well to the Indian market to provide a larger choice to Indian consumers.
Other car manufacturers are introducing mid-model upgrades to compete with their rivals as Honda has done with the City in order to better compete with the Volkswagen Vento. The burgeoning Indian car market means that we as buyers are treated to a host of new vehicles more regularly than we have ever been used to and this can only be a good thing. Some of the newest cars to enter the Indian market are discussed below and should make for some exciting reading.
Hyundai Santa Fe Makes its Entry
Hyundai has released its latest offering in the SUV segment the Santa Fe has been released in time for the holiday …
Do We Need Insurance For Road Legal Quad Bikes?
A road legal quad bike is the newest mode of transportation and is starting to gain popularity especially among teenagers. Scooters or mopeds are starting to drift to oblivion and will only be seen in history books. It is because quad bikes have full-blooded power than any of its earlier counterparts. It is not only powerful just like any vehicle on the road but is very chic as well. Quads bikes or ATV?s were originally designed for off road driving but we now see these cute four wheeled vehicles slowly invading the roads and highways. This alternative transportation has been legalized as a road vehicle in many territories and it is highly debated in other countries if this mode of transportation will be allowed to be driven on the roads.
A quad bike that can be legally used on the roads is called a road legal quad bike. If these types of ATV?s are legal, do we need to get a type of vehicle insurance or pay for taxes for owning one? Quad bikes are designed usually for private use only on private lots and spaces. Drivers of the vehicle before …