Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Car invades the Motorcycle space

The Gordon Murray Design T25.

Gordon Murray Design just unveiled their T.25, a vehicle in the "city car" class, or, in other words, it's tiny, at least in comparison to other cars, it's just under 4 feet wide and 8 feet long, smaller than a Smart Car. The British car is powered by a 51 horsepower inline 3 cylinder engine mounted in the rear. The driver is front and center, 2 passengers sit behind. The front section tilts forward for access.

The diminutive size allows backing in to the curb, parking 3 cars in one parallel parking space, a U-turn is under 20 feet. It weighs 1212 pounds and gets 61.9 miles per gallon. This is definitely something that could scoot around in a city with ease and carry more people in less space on the road, easing congestion.

(taken from: 'The Kneeslider-Motorcycle News for Positive People'. 6/29/10)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Falcon Kestrel

This motorcycle won the best Custom at the "Quail Gathering" in May 2010 at Carmel in California.

The Falcon Kestrel is pictured in racing trim - with no head light, tail light or license plate. It is based on a 1970 Triumph .

An exceptionally pretty piece of retro machinery capturing the essence of clean styling.