Motorcycle Photo of the Day Sometimes Nothing… — Part 11

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The Harley Davidson King Is Truly A Monstrous and Wonderful

It’s King Kong, a Fay Wray might like to

Stored in the late-model display of the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, one machine sure to cause share of shock and awe.

the King Kong Harley. A custom with two complete and transmissions, four pipes, two and two sets of handlebars, the King was built (or should we say grafted by motorcycle builder, customizer and the late Felix Predko.

a man who’s name became with custom-built motorcycles, was a mechanic who worked for Zepka from 1940 to 1962.

Kong, his masterwork and magnum was created in 1949 when came up with the wild to combine two motorcycles in one. The project took him four to complete.

Equipped with taillights recycled from a Cadillac, twin 1,200-cc a stereo radio for the rear and two scuba tanks to hold air to power deafening air horns loud enough to shatter and the occasional eardrum), King is now on display at the Harley-Davidson Museum in

This enormous sucker is than over 13 feet from end to end, weighs than 1,000 pounds its two synchronized Knucklehead motors, and than 4,000 hours of went into the final but above all, it lives on as a the the work of a madman and a master, Predko.

Predko passed on in at the ripe old age of 88…

Our Three Favorite Motorcycles

HOREX VR6 Roadster June 2012

In June of Horex announced plans to production with a bike a narrow-angle, six-cylinder supercharged The latest Horex boasts a VR6 engine and an aluminum bridge with a steel steering and a single swing arm which the rear wheel via a belt system.

The VR6 Horex Roadster its muscular 200 bhp, narrow-angle, V6 be handcrafted and built by a single from start to finish down to the final test on the dynamometer.

While initial will be a decidedly low-volume each bike is expected to something like a $26,500 so they won’t come

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Fat Boy Lo

Probably not the most comfortable or bike in this Gang of you just can’t touch for pure, old-school looks and If you ride one of these, you’re to cut a dashing figure as you pound on the road…and the ZZ Top soundtrack is a … of the order.

Insuring Your Motorcycle

If you’re considering the of a really, really big bike, a series of tips to help you the cost of insuring it:

If you don’t own the yet, then shop for the first or at least concurrent your purchase. Insurance is a expense, so you need to know the story of what kind of will be associated with Depending on the make, model and of the bike you have in mind, you be in for a nasty shock when it time to pay the tab to insure your

Don’t assume that an insurance company offers for motorcycles it will also insurance for bikes that are “classic” or “vintage.” Many don’t offer to insure at all, and some of them higher rates for classic

There are discounts available for bikes because of the lower associated with this of driving. So you should seek out an company that offers kind of discount.

Many bike owners do not ride bike often. There are warrior discounts available. discounts are getting quite now that there are ways to usage.

Understand the concept of value. This is the compromised your perception of the bike’s and the insurance company’s perception of the value. The agreed value can a big difference in the long-term cost of the and the total coverage that is

If you are buying insurance for a motorcycle or motorcycle for the first time, to an experienced rider in your They can help you avoid of the most common pitfalls.

Insurance rates for motorcycles greatly, much more so it does for standard cars. The thing you can do is settle on the first low rate you come across.

Use the The competition among insurance is much higher online and rates are lower. You can always use the quotes as a negotiating ploy the local agent.

Consider combining your policies. Insurance companies major discounts when you bike insurance with car homeowners insurance, life and so forth.

Consider limiting overall costs by getting the insurance that the law requires. You can limit costs considerably by the deductibles as much as possible.

owners take the position they will not use the insurance to their investment. Long this approach can be considerably expensive than full

If you opt to protect your investment the insurance, consider custom and equipment (CPE) insurance. It can the overall cost of the insurance However, it is necessary when or repairing vintage bikes have special, custom and equipment.

A Rethink of the Touring From Renard

Renard is trying to make you think about what a touring should be.

Renard, French for has been around a long as a brand. The original Renards elemental, pipe-framed motorized featuring with a 98cc engine.  The factory was, in the of an eye, wiped off the map during a campaign in March 1944, and as a not a single pre-war Renard bicycle still exist in form.

One frame, the second ever off the has survived from 1938.

In a group of Estonian entrepreneurs, and racing engineers took on the of reviving the Renard brand.

to the company, Renard believes a should be “more than transportation.”

The firm wants the Grand Tourer to epitomize “engineering intelligence,” and to that the bike features an ultra-light unibody, longitudinally mounted Guzzi V2 engine and components represent the cutting edge of in the motorcycle industry. A carbon-fiber body weighs a scant 25 and is reinforced with Kevlar for and vibration resistance. This integrates the motorcycle’s frame,  tank and air box into a single load-bearing structure.

Will it out? You bet it will. The air-cooled Guzzi powerplant produces 125 hp at RPM and makes the  GT capable of a top of just over 142 mph.

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Grand Tourer Specs:

Type: V2 90° Moto Guzzi

Displacement: 1151 cc

Engine System: EFI Euro 4

Carbon monocoque chassis

Wheelbase:  57″


Steering angle: 23°

suspension: 2 way adjustable Öhlins

Rear suspension: 3 way adjustable TTX 36

Front/Rear brakes: Twin discs; 12.6″ six piston calipers/Single semifloating disc four piston monoblock

Front/rear rims: Carbon 3.50 x 17″ / 5.50 x 17″

Front/rear 120/70 ZR17 / 190/55

Lenght:  83″

Width:  33″

Height:  39″

height:  33″

Minimum ground 5.5″

Dry weight: 419 lbs

Fuel capacity:  4.8 gal

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