Stirling Engines and Vacuum Motors for a Trip Back in Time – Who needs electricity when you have flame eaters?

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Original article from: - Some enthusiasts of the latest high technology, especially the younger ones among us, have never developed an appreciation for engines of the past, perhaps because they've never been exposed to them. Some of us, though, have long loved exposed rocker arms and flywheels and smile at the simplicity of stirling […]

Hot Model Miranda Kerr Rides a Classic Honda Superhawk Bike in Her Last Shooting (Video Plus Photo Gallery)

Miranda Kerr Rides a Classic Honda Superhawk Bike

Top Model Miranda Kerr posed in a photo shoot for sexual Publishing “Net-A-Porter”, sitting on a custom-bike Honda Superhawk. The ex-wife of British actor Orlando Bloom, the 31-year-old Australian first sat behind the wheel at the age of five years. She grew up on a farm in Gunnedah, Australia, where often rides a little Peewee 50 bike. “Driving motorcycle is an amazing feeling, a sense of freedom,” – explains Miranda.

Miranda is a versatile personality. She works not only as a model, but also received a medical degree. As for her motorcycle life, the girl learned the moto techniques from his father, who owned a variety of motorcycles and even a professional motorcycle racer. Not entirely clear whether is now Miranda?

In the shooting, gorgeous model Miranda is posing on what we think is a classic Honda Superhawk and she actually gets running for a couple of seconds. However, Miranda admits it’s not quite the motorcycle she would ride: “This one is cool, but it’s a little bigger than I would personally ride, but I don’t mind the weight of it.”

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Cute Miranda Kerr Rides a Classic Honda Superhawk Bike Pictures

Hot Miranda Kerr Rides a Classic Honda Superhawk Bike

Miranda Kerr on Classic Honda Superhawk Bike

Miranda Kerr Rides a Classic Honda Superhawk Bike Photos

Miranda Kerr Rides a Classic Honda Superhawk Bike Pictures

Model Miranda Kerr Rides a Honda Classic

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Super lean SR.

Super lean SR.

‘73 Honda CB750 – Wes York

‘73 Honda CB750 – Wes York

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Honda UK bring back the 1990s ‘Urban Tiger’ paint scheme for the new Honda Fireblade

Urban Tiger Honda Fireblade
Urban Tiger Honda Fireblade
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Honda UK are bringing back the 1990s 'Urban Tiger' paintjob on the current-model Fireblade. At least it won't be as common as the Repsol-replica 'Blades!

Remember the 1990s? The Suzuki SRAD GSX-R750s, Yamaha FZR1000 EXUPs, the mighty Honda RVF750R (RC45), the Ducati 916, the Kawasaki ZXR750, the first of the Kawasaki ZX-9Rs and, perhaps most of all, Tadao Baba's first Honda CBR900RR FireBlade, which pretty much redefined the world of superbikes. Fans of the 'Blade might well remember the 'Urban Tiger' paint scheme on the 1994 FireBlade, which has now been brought back to life by Honda UK, on the current model CBR1000RR Fireblade.

Available at selected Honda UK dealerships, the Urban Tiger Fireblade gets an upgraded cylinder head, revised PGM-DSFI fuel-injection settings for increased top-end power and mid-range torque, and an Akrapovic exhaust system. "We saw this as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the colourful history of the Fireblade, and decided to take that one step further by offering customers the chance to own a modern version of this retro livery. The Urban Tiger is one of the most loved Fireblade paint schemes in the model’s 22-year history and it’s still as popular today as it was back in 90s. Now, Fireblade fans can have the best of both worlds – the iconic design, on the latest evolution of the machine," says Honda UK’s Nick Campolucci.

You can gets your hands on the 2014 Urban Tiger Honda Fireblade for a mere £13,299 OTR, though we'd much rather have a Martini Racing Fireblade or one that's painted in the 1980s Rothmans Honda colours!

Bonneville T100 by Maccomotors

Bonneville T100 by Maccomotors

Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire gets underway, first Harley electric motorcycle coming soon

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According to Harley, their first electric bike will offer a "visceral riding experience, with tyre-shredding acceleration." Hmmm...

Harley-Davidson have kicked off with their new Project LiveWire, under which they are developing their first electric motorcycle with inputs from selected customers across the US. The project has been undertaken to understand what riders would expect from a battery-powered Harley, and based on insights gathered from this project, H-D will soon build their first electric motorcycle. "Harley-Davidson has reinvented itself many times in our history, with customers leading us every step of the way. Project LiveWire is another exciting, customer-led moment in our history," says Matt Levatich, President and CEO, Harley-Davidson.

While the LiveWire project will first start in the US, it will soon expand to include Canada and parts of Europe as well. "Project LiveWire is more like the first electric guitar – not an electric car. It’s an expression of individuality and iconic style that just happens to be electric. Project LiveWire is a bold statement for us as a company and a brand," says Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Harley-Davidson. "The sound is a distinct part of the thrill. Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. Project LiveWire’s unique sound was designed to differentiate it from internal combustion and other electric motorcycles on the market," he adds, claiming that the Harley electric bike offers a "visceral riding experience, with tyre-shredding acceleration!"

Well, while we're not too excited about electric motorcycles in general, we do suppose they are the inevitable future. And if nothing else, we admire Harley for taking the initiative to start development of their first electric bike in earnest, before the Japanese and Europeans have started work on theirs. Not bad at all.
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