Month: March 2021

ALYI finally reveals electric motorcycle and it looks nothing like expected

Alternet Systems (ALYI) has finally released the first video of its BMW R71-inspired electric motorcycle, and it looks exactly nothing like what we had expected. If there’s a BMW R71 in its roots, then it is deep down there.

First, a bit of background here: Alternet has been threatening to produce an electric motorcycle for years now.

In fact, I first covered the announcement of the plans almost three years ago. That was when the company first declared it would build a retro-inspired electric motorcycle based on the 1930’s BMW R71 motorcycle.

The only problem is that ever since that day, we’ve only ever heard fluff pieces from the company. The bike was the very definition of vaporware: We heard all about how great it would be but never actually saw it.

Despite somehow sending out a new press release practically weekly, the company wasn’t providing any real news

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Automotive Instruments

Car & Automotive,automotive industry,Car & Mechanical,Car & Classic,motorcycleMost of the adjustments occurring within the automotive market in the present day, together with tightened credit markets in a capital-intensive business and increased government involvement are the latest global challenges. Including more really feel and chassis compliance is a tricky thing, one which Ducati bought wrong (although the company would by no means admit as a lot) by making the original V4 frame too stiff and inflexible. The R frame, which is now seen on the non-R models, is derived from World Superbike and will get lightening measures (holes, essentially) close to the front headstock. The result is a 30% reduction in torsional stiffness and 15% reduction in braking stiffness. Letting the chassis flex and move is what interprets into really feel and feedback from the wheels, the entrance specifically.

Apart from the street-going XR1000 of the Eighties and the XR1200, most Sportsters made for street use have the … Read More

Actually, Loud Pipes Don’t Save Lives

Photo credit: motoADN

Photo credit: motoADN

From Autoweek

Some motorcycle riders love loud pipes. “That’s the sound of freedom, boy!” Others find them as pleasant to hear as a two-stroke leaf blower right outside the window. But the defense of the loud-pipers has always been that, “Loud pipes save lives.” A recent scientific study says no, loud pipes don’t save lives (but it does not address the question of whether loud pipes annoy anybody).

The study was undertaken by the Association for the Development of Motorcycling in Romania, in conjunction with the Department of Road Vehicles at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest together with the Netherlands-based noise emissions specialist Enviro Consult. The idea was to see how much noise from motorcycle exhaust pipes actually reaches the ears of car drivers. It was not possible to replicate the tests while both motorcycle and car were moving, so the tests were done statically on a

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Russia says it is seeking to strengthen military ties with Myanmar

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia wants to strengthen military ties with Myanmar, state media reported on Friday, after a meeting between senior defence officials and a junta condemned by Western countries for killing hundreds of civilian protesters.

Russia’s deputy defence minister, Alexander Fomin, met in the capital Naypyitaw on Friday with junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who seized power in a Feb. 1 coup that triggered weeks of nationwide protests and a lethal response by security forces.

Footage of the meeting from Myanmar state television MRTV on Friday showed the two men inspecting a table displaying makeshift shields, motorcycle helmets, and unlit petrol bombs – purportedly used by demonstrators.

The items were described by MRTV as “handmade weapons confiscated during riots”.

Fomin said Myanmar was a reliable ally and strategic partner of Russia in Asia, state-run TASS said, during a visit that came a day ahead of a big

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