Top Classic Motorbikes of All Time
When we talk about classics the first thing that comes to our mind is cars. But cars are not the only automotive that are classics, but motorbikes can be classics as well. Over time many motorbikes have been produced by the top manufacturers like the Harley-Davidson, BMW, Honda, and so on. Some of these have become classics that the super- rich and wealthy collectors would like to have in their collection. So here is the list of top classic motorbikes of all time.
- Harley-Davidson WLA
The Harley-Davidson WLA was solely manufactured for the U.S Army to be used in the Second World War. It bears the resemblance of the Harley-Davidson WL but slightly different from it. It could withstand the muddy battlefield and also had leg guards and windshield to avoid the spray from the mud and puddles. It also had a kind of blackout lights that were handy during travelling with a military convoy at night. The production of WLA was available from 1940 to 1945 which resulted in the production of 90,000 WLAs. Still today, it is the coolest green colored heavy army motorbike ever built by the Harley-Davidson and sure enough any collector would love to get his hands on it.
- Indian Chief
The Indian Chief is one of the coolest classic motorbikes ever built. It was first built in 1947. The Indian Chief can hit 85 mph in third gear even with a 1200cc engine. The Indian Chief also broke the traditional rules and put the hand operated shifter near the gas tank and a left foot clutch. What made its ride extra smooth is its rear suspension. The Indian Chief is prized among the bike purists and the prized collectors. The Indian Chief is still available today and it is one of the most sought after classics.
- BMW Slash 5
The most reliable among the classics, the BMW Slash 5 series also make the list of the top classic motorbikes of all time. They also came with advanced technologies like electric starters and telescopic forks. The fastest and the best of the 5 series was the R75/5 with the speed of 110 mph. BMW Slash 5 are definitely the most famous classics of 1970s.
- Honda Rebel
The Honda Rebel is the classic of the modern era bikes. Built in 1985, it was a revolutionary bike with its classic built and loud spoiler. It had the best fuel efficiency and the most reliable bike of its time. Its 234cc V-twin engine could speed up to 70 mph. Light-weighted and style made it very popular among the riders and it still is.
- Triumph Bonneville
The best production of the British company Triumph is the Bonneville. Nicknamed ‘Bonnie”, it was first built in 1959. Bonneville broke many land speed records with its speed of 115 miles per hour which was unimaginable during its time. This bike redefines the word classic. Its quality, style, and speed made it very popular among the professionals and the celebrities.
Tesla: Automobile Revolution
Tesla- hearing this first thing that pops in to one’s head is the name of the great Nikola Tesla-a scientist whose discoveries and ideas are to this day unrivalled. However, a very specific thought lingers in one’s mind upon hearing his name- electricity, that’s right folks; this is the reason Tesla Incorporated chose this name.
Tesla is an American based company that specializes in the manufacture of electric cars, lithium ion batteries and also commercial solar panels.
The CEO and founder of Tesla: Elon Musk had long dreamed of ending global warming- and his cars are very much evident to his statement. The electric cars manufactured by Tesla have changed the way people view electric vehicles. In 2008 they were the first to introduce the first ever electric sports car: Roadster, which was fairly a commercial success. Their major breakthrough came with the production of Model-S. Model S placed Tesla in the book of prominent automobile manufacturers and not only electric car manufacturers. Very soon they were the second best-selling plug in vehicle of all time falling behind of Nissan Leaf. They followed their success with the production of Model-X; another major commercial success.
All eyes are currently on the latest Model-3 which was announced last year. It is priced at around USD 35k and is said to be the next big thing of electric cars.
Tesla has made people realize a very important fact-that we can still enjoy the comforts of an automobile without the depletion of the environment. In fact this has been the core idea of Tesla throughout the years- they are more than just an automobile manufacturers- they are rather dreamers – dreamers who dream to save this world from the hands of global warming. They are really giving people second thoughts about electric cars!
Top Massive Motorbikes of All Time
Cruisers are liked best when they are massive. The massive cruisers reflect comfort and luxury. And if you are wondering what are the massive motorbikes of all time, then let us take a look at the list below.
Yamaha XV1900 is known as the Stratoliner globally and the Midnight Star in the United Kingdom. It is spot on and definitely lives up to its name. The massive Japanese customs have made it top the list of the massive motorbikes of all time.
Magnum is the boldest and massive production of Victory ever to hit the road. There is absolutely no lie in it. Magnum has the massive quality styling and enough practicality with proper quality reassurance. Magnum’s style and quality does not comprise its ride and thus it has made the list.
Moto Guzzi Eldorado
The American influence is easily visible on the Eldorado with its Whitehall 16 inches tyers to the big fenders. It cannot be ignored due to its attitude. It gives a smooth and comfortable ride that comes with features like rider modes and Brembo ABS. Cheaper than Harley-Davidson this massive monster definitely makes the list.
Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Harley-Davidson Street Guide is a massive motorbike that bridges the gap between a custom made street bike and a cruiser. Although it might lack the mean look of a Harley-Davidson, but it gives you the right vibes with a cruising speed of 80 mph. it might not be fast due to its air-cooled Harley engines, but it is surely a massive motorbike to look out for.
The Indian Chief is very impressive if we talk about massive motorbikes. The Indian Chief has a really good engine that provides smooth torque and has got strong ground hold. Undoubtedly, the Indian Chief should fall in the list of the massive motorbikes of all time.
Having a relaxed mindset is what any rider would want while cruising. Kawasaki Vulcan VN2000 gives you that ease of mind. It fulfills all the criteria of being a massive motorbike – it has the right amount of black, a massive 200 section rear tyer, and a gigantic wild beast of an engine.
Honda F6B is the lighter version of Goldwing with some attitude added to it. You can have almost over 40 degrees of lean. F6B is definitely narrower than a pannier adventure bike. It is the fitter, leaner, and meaner version of Goldwing.
The V-Max is just like a mixture of 1679cc and almost 200 horsepower which is like one part sports bike and the other part is just a cruiser. The entire package is thrilling. Yamaha VMax builds speed in an instant. The word torque is redefined at its best by VMax. Ride along just at 30 mph in second gear and it will produce the kind of acceleration that you can feel in your chest. Cruising it is just an epic experience.
UNVEILING THE LONG ANTICIPATED RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2017
It is finally here, after the long critical wait. The first of its kind in the long line of SUVs, range rover produces a convertible which is nothing short of magnificent. Its charms and aesthetics are typical of the brand with the signatory range rover aggressive facial structure and the lavish interior. This new colossus retains the features of its predecessor, the Range Rover Evoque coupe but breaks away with a far more advanced infotainment technology, control systems and navigation apparatus.
The developments in the new evoque convertible include powerful alloy wheels, LED night lights and quality textile with ability to deploy at a cruising speed of 30mph. Its deployment down time revolves around 18 seconds while uptime is 21 seconds. Cargo weight limit is at 8.9 cu ft which is the same for the coupe version including its protection device which consists of an automated aluminum bar which emerges and auto fixes itself in position at 90millisecond.
The convertible features a 240 hp, 2.0 liter turbocharged, 4 cylinder gasoline, 9 speed auto transmissions, and optional front wheel or four wheel drive. The momentum of 0-60 mph is attained at 7.8 seconds which tallies with the previous coupe.
WHAT IS NEW WITH THE CONVERTIBLE?
The clear intention and objective behind the structuring and production of the convertible Range Rover Evoque is solely to optimize and systematically design a more extravagant luxury feature that takes the SUV concept into the future with a severance from conventions and the adoption of a stylish intellectual design which better serves the purpose of opulence. Although it is still found to carry features from the coupe design, it tops an advantage with it’s fully leather upholstery, the latest touch pro infotainment system which is smart phone compatible, WIFI connectivity, and power front seat.
Entry pricing is set at $51, 470.
The rings of luxury: Audi
Today when we see an Audi drive by the first thought that pops in our head: “Damn, I wish I could get my hand on those”. Audi is one of the automobile manufacturers that have set the standards of automobile industry extremely high.
The starting of this company is rather a complicated one. August Horch saw the dream of Audi first- before anyone. Around 1930, the company started- however- it had no mind boggling success.
The company however persisted through the test of time- and the most significant change came in to the company after it was bought by Volkswagen. They redefined the company’s production line up and made some of the finest cars of its time.
The name ‘Audi’ is the Latin for listen and the name Horch is also translated to listen in English and hence we have Audi! The rings of Audi symbolize the numerous unions of companies which brought Audi to where it is today.
Audi is currently making the A8. The system rides on the automaker’s 48-volt active electromechanical suspension platform. With its front-facing camera, Audi says is scans the road ahead 18 times a second to actively predict with the electronic chassis platform (ECP) and primes how the suspension should handle the situation. In conjunction with air suspension, the system should produce a smoother ride as each tire is controlled by its own electric motor that’s adjusted on the fly for potholes, corners or hard stops.
The new A8 will also have the mild-hybrid drive vehicle (MHEV) drivetrain. It combines a alternator connected to the crankshaft that’s powered by a lithium-ion battery which allows the vehicle to coast at speeds between 34 and 99 miles per hour for 40 seconds with the engine firing. So it’s not a hybrid like the Prius or Audi’s on e-tron plug-in hybrid.