Monthly Archives: May 2012
The first motorcycle was built by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885 with a four-stroke internal combustion engine. In 1894, the Hildebrand & Wolfmüller became the first motorcycle to be sold commercially. It had a 1,428cc four-stroke with 2.5 bhp and a top speed of 25 mph. In 1895, American inventor E.J. Pennington built a machine capable of 58 mph speed and also coined the term motor cycle. A British manufacturer Matchless used French-made engines in 1899.The most known motorcycle Harley-Davidson was the brainchild of William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson. The first available bike was built with a 3-1/8 inch bore and 3-1/2 inch stroke. Like minded people across the US and Europe came up with better ideas, engines and propelled the motorcycle industry. Soon names such as Excelsior, Indian, Pierce, Merkel, Schickel and Thor were seen racing for the top slot.
By 1902, an English engineering company Royal Enfield had started making its mark. They developed 239cc Enfield engine and installed it on a bicycle. The famous Bullet was developed between 1924 to 1930. Since 1965, [Read more...]
by Chris JL
The Lexus RX is a crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) sold since 1998 by Lexus, the luxury division of the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. Three generations of the Lexus RX have been produced to date, the first being compact in size, and the latter two classified as mid-size.
In the Lexus model lineup, the RX sits below the company’s other SUVs, the GX and LX, but remains the brand’s only crossover model. As one of the earliest luxury crossovers on the market, the Lexus RX has inspired similar competitors from rival marques. Based on the unibody front-engine, front-wheel drive multi-model platform used by the Lexus ES, the RX is designed to combine the functional characteristics of an SUV with ride and features of a luxury sedan. Its commercial success as the best-selling Lexus model has been partially attributed to the strong reliability reputation held by Toyota and in turn Lexus.
The success of the RX has been particularly strong in the United States where it has been the best-selling luxury SUV since its [Read more...]
by Dave Catchpole
Probably the world’s hardest car race, the 24 hours of Le Mans is all about endurance motorsport, concentrating on the ability of manufacturers to build sports cars that are reliable rather than the fastest machines on the track.
Because the nature of endurance racing requires cars that last the distance and spend as little time in the pits as possible, Le Mans sport cars are the perfect example of an auto manufacturer’s innovative drive in producing reliable and fuel-efficient vehicles.
The total entry to Le Mans has usually consisted of approximately 50 competitors, and although all cars compete at the same time, there are separate classes. A prize is awarded to the winner of each class, and to the overall winner. Custom-built Le Mans Prototypes form the top two classes divided by speed, weight, and power output.
Le Mans Prototypes
Comparable to Formula One cars, a Le Mans Prototype is the fastest closed-wheel racing car used in circuit racing today, considered a class above production-based grand tourer cars which [Read more...]
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