August 31, 2011

July 2011 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary from JAMA


July 2011 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary from JAMA (Japan Automobile & Motorcycle Association)

Automobile Production in July 2011
- 790,325 units, down 76,917 units or 8.9% (July 2010: 867,242 uinits)

Motorcycle Production in July 2011
- 56,896 untis, up 5,278 units or 10.2% (July 2010: 51,618 units)

Automobile Export in July 2011
-410,390 units, down 12,760 units or 3.0% (July 2010: 423,150 units)

Motorcycle Export in July 2011
- 41,846 units, up 6,692 units or 19.0% (July 2010: 35,154 units)





August 30, 2011

Quick Reviews: 2012 Honda Gold Wing


2012 Honda 2012 Gold Wing Touring Motorcycle

The Honda Gold Wing has become the flagship motorcycle for riders serious about touring, whether solo or two-up. The bike provides comfort and all all the amenities needed for long-distance motorcycle touring.

But for 2012, Honda wanted to create an even finer Gold Wing GL1800, with many upgrades to the technical aspects. But don't think Honda only upgraded technical gadgets on the GL1800, such as the GPS navigation system - the motor and drivetrain have been also been majorly refined for 2012.

The suspension has been recalibrated,giving it a slightly more sporting ride that reduces unwanted floorboard dragging in corners.

The fairing and bags have been redesigned for more wind protection and added cargo capacity, respectively.

Optional high-tech upgrades include the Next-Generation Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System, plus XM NavTraffic and XM NavWeather.

2012 Honda Gold Wing Quick Stats

  • ENGINE TYPE: 2vpc opposed-6
  • BORE x STROKE: 74mm x 71mm
  • COMP. RATIO: 9.8:1
  • TRANSMISSION: 5-speed (plus reverse)
  • WHEELBASE: 66.5 inches
  • RAKE: 29.15 degrees
  • CURB WEIGHT: 904 pounds
  • PRICE: US$23,199

August 26, 2011

BMW Motorad Motorcycle R69S 1966



A classic sport bike, not a racing bike, the R69/S had more power and better road manners than any other motorcycle in Bimmer's storied stable. It was designed to compete with the more powerful Japanese bikes that were becoming popular in the mid to late 1960s.

Ducati F1 Laguna Seca 1987




In 1987, Ducati released three special-edition F1 racing bikes, one of which was called the Laguna Seca. It was built to commemorate former Grand Prix racer Marco Lucchinelli's win of the Battle of the Twins at Laguna Seca Raceway in 1986. The Laguna Seca is a rare bike — only 200 were built, and just 50 came to the United States.


August 25, 2011

A Motorcycle Pink Chrome Helmet by Masei - Custom Order Helmet


Masei 802 Pink Chrome DOT Helmet







August 24, 2011

FREE DOT & ECE Motorcycle Helmets sponsored by Masei Helmets


We are planning to sponsor racers and stuntman with FREE DOT & ECE Motorcycle Helmets sponsored by Masei Helmets, if they meet our minimum requirement. If interested, please email us to sales@maseihelmets.com Y Lane & Luusama

Masei Helmets & Y Lane with Masei 832 Chrome Luusama Helmets

Masei Helmets & Y Lane with Masei 832 Chrome Luusama Helmets
We welcome you to Hong Kong to rally and picnic !







August 22, 2011

History of Harley Davidson - The America's Top Motorcycle Company


Whether a biker or casual observer everyone knows about Harley Davidson motorcycles, Harleys, and the hogs. Today it is the best known and the most popular heavyweight (over 750 cc) bikes designed for highway cruising.

During the late 1990s and early years of the 21st century, in their products' period of peak demand, Harley Davidson expanded the number of dealerships because dealers typically had waiting lists for some most popular models that extended up to a year. Although demand has softened in the current economic climate, on September 14, 2010 Harley Davidson announced it would maintain production in Wisconsin where it all began over a century ago. Moreover, motorcycle owners continue to maintain a community that keeps loyal to the brand name through club activities and nationwide events.

Founded by William S.Harley and brothers Arthur's and Walter Davidson during the early years of the 20th century in Milwaukee, WI the company's first products introduced in 1905 were mounted with 26.84 cubic inches (440 cc) engines single-cylinder engines. In February 1907, at the Chicago Automobile Show the company introduced a prototype motorcycle with a 45-degree V-Twin engine giving about double the power of the single-cylinder model.

The V-Twins had a displacement of 53.7 cubic inches (880 cc) providing about 7 hp (5.2 kW) and a maximum speed of.60 mph (100 km/h). Production in 1908 reached 450 motorcycles and in 1909 rose to 1,149 machines. Harleys' saw use by the army in the Border Campaign against Pancho Villa from 1916-17. Consequently, upon entrance of the United States into World War I and the Army's demand motorcycles. Harley Davidson was chosen to provide about 15,000 machines during the war.

By 1920, Harley Davidson had become the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. The most popular model was powered by a 1,000 cc V-Twin intake/inlet over exhaust (IOE), also known as F-head, configuration used in early four-stroke engines. This engine was produced from 1914-1929. A larger 1,200 cc (IOE) version was introduced in 1922 and produced until 1929. In 1929, Harley Davidson introduced its 45 cubic inches (737 cc) flathead V-Twin just in time for The Great Depression a few months later and despite this improved engine Their sales also crashed, dropping from a 1929 high of 21,000 to a low of 3,703 in 1933.

Harley Davidson was in of two motorcycle producers that managed to survive the Great Depression. Before World War II, Harley was providing a military version of the 45 cubic inches (740 cc) W line, called the WLA. During WWII, along with most other manufacturing enterprises, the company shifted to war work eventually producing over 90,000 WLA and Canadian WLC motorcycles for the US Army and allies. After the war, consumer production was resumed and they produced a range of classic large V Twin motorcycles for private buyers.

The classic engines are two-cylinder, V-twin engines with the pistons mounted in a 45 degree "V". This 45 degree angle is patented and represents an engineering tradeoff that allows a large, high-torque engine in a relatively small space. A continuous ignition system for both cylinders causes them to fire at uneven intervals and produces the Harley's distinctive "potato-potato" sound. Examples:

· Flathead: 1930-1948, 74 cubic inch (1,200 cc) and 1935-1941 (1,300 cc).
· Knucklehead: 1936-1947, 61 cubic inches (1,000 cc), and 1941-1947, 74 cubic inches (1,200 cc)
· Panhead: 1948-1965, 61 cubic inch (1,000 cc), and 1948-1965, 74 cubic inches (1,200 c
· Shovelhead: 1966-1984, 74 cubic inch (1,200 cc) and 80 cubic inch (1,345 cc) since late 1978

American Machinery and Foundry (AMF) bought the company and name in 1969 and near disaster ensued. AMF streamlined production resulting in still expensive bikes that were deemed by the consumer as inferior to Japanese imports. Moreover AMC slashed the workforce resulting in strikes and lower quality. Declining sales nearly forced the company to go bankrupt. Fortunately, AMF sold the company to Vaughn Beals and Willie G. Davidson and a group of investors in 1981. By 1990, with the introduction of the F (Fat Boy) Series, Harley Davidson was once again the leader in the over 750 cc (heavyweight) market.


MASEI 310 CHROME ATV CROSS DOT HELMETS WITH AN INSTALLED MIRROR VISOR



MASEI 310 CHROME ATV CROSS DOT HELMETS WITH AN INSTALLED MIRROR VISOR

You may not easily find a ATV Cross Helmet with chrome colors and chrome visors easily in the market. Here is our 310 helmet with chrome color and visor. We can take custom orders for it. You can pick any color you want for it and its visor. DOT approved!

Only US$189 including shipping fee worldwide.

If interested, please email us to sales@maseihelmets.com Y Lane

August 18, 2011

August 16, 2011

Short Reviews: Kawasaki Motorcycle Ninja ZX-6R




The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is a Kawasaki 600 class sport motorcycle. It was introduced in 1995, and has been constantly updated throughout the years in response to new products from Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha. The ZX series is what was known as the Ninja line of Kawasaki motorcycles in the 1980s and still carries the name today.

Kawasaki motorcycles has an awesome design where a large engine power combined with the stability of the vehicle that makes the rider feel comfortable when raced on the streets. With a 599cc engine Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four that is packaged with the chassis Twin spar aluminum frame is lightweight and rigid Both, and places the engine in the optimum position for superb handling and rider feedback. Kawasaki motorcycle sport has a price of approximately $ 10.699 USD in the United States.

Some interesting features on offer at the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, among others, Fully adjustable front and rear suspension includes the Showa Big Piston Front fork (BPF), the which offers fantastic wheel and chassis control, Slipper-type back torque-limiting clutch offers quick downshifts without agitation and Cylindrical chassis guides in the top of the air cleaner box Ensure accurately sprayed fuel mist from the secondary injectors into the intake funnels, Improving combustion efficiency.

Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, Rides on his BMW Motorcycle Up Against...IPad




What does Steve Jobs ride now? An Ipad 2? Someone come up with a photoshopped picture indicating the contrary. See Jobs riding the iPad after the jump. Steve Jobs in his late twenties was riding a 1966 BMW R60/2 motorcycle on Silicon Valley.



August 14, 2011

Masei Helmet 's Rally & Picnic in Hong Kong



We had a fun rally and picnic this weekend in Hong Kong. Please join us!
Luusama, Y Lane, Andy Lee, LeAnn,...





August 9, 2011

Masei Helmets in Custom Order Available - (828 & 310)




Many motorcyclists have problems in finding a perfect helmet to suit their own styles and needs.

Mass production cannot solve this issue and some places requires few hundred bucks to personalize your helmets with custom paints.

We now can make your own helmets with a choice of your color, graphics, and size in an affordable price, even for 1 unit.

The time of making is 1.5-2 months and the delivery time is 9-12 days with a tracking no.

For more details, please email us to sales@maseihelmets.com.

A US military personnel ordered an Army-Green Helmet for our 310 cross helmet with a mirror visor. It looks unique. We love it too.





August 2, 2011

Ferrari Custom-Making Motorcycle Bike !!! Bike or Car?!




This vehicle was built by François Knorreck.

Although his real job is technician in an hospital at Saint-Etienne in France, he spends all his free time to build, manufacture, modify and tune motorbikes.

He spent 10000 hours of hard work, more than 10 years from time to time in the garage and about 15000 Euros to create this vehicle
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The World War II's Harley Davidson WLA Motorcycle to race with Hilter's BMW fighters!!




As mentioned earlier about Hilter's BMW Bike fighters, the Harley Davidson's WLAs also served as military motorcycle in war front in Europe.

Back in the early 1940s, the US Army asked Harley-Davidson to design a military motorcycle although the company was already producing the WLA, based on its traditional 45-degree V-twin engine. The army ordered a test batch of 1,000 XAs from Harley-Davidson. At the same time, the military also asked Indian to make a 750cc shaft-drive twin, and it came up with a 90-degree V-twin design.



The idea was to put both new machines through their paces, and award a lucrative military contract to the winner.

Eventually, the army finished its testing, and decided that neither new bike would be built. Instead, they bought several thousand more Harley WLAs. In the end, the military decided to hitch its hopes to a vehicle that could go through anything, didn’t tip over, and required very little training to operate — the Jeep.



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