Motorcycle gears – Motostays http://motostays.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 07:29:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://motostays.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1-120x120.png Motorcycle gears – Motostays http://motostays.com/ 32 32 Gocycle’s distinctive G4 | Best Folding Electric Bikes 2022 https://motostays.com/gocycles-distinctive-g4-best-folding-electric-bikes-2022/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:18:53 +0000 https://motostays.com/gocycles-distinctive-g4-best-folding-electric-bikes-2022/ Carry: The latest e-bike in the Gocycle lineage makes high-end tech more accessible than ever with the sleek, foldable G4. Choice of durable and lightweight materials. Unique frame style and construction. Effortless and secure folding mechanism Power user features such as custom motor curve definition Price: $4,000 $3,000 – Save $1,000 until November 28!Lester: 38.8 […]]]>

Carry: The latest e-bike in the Gocycle lineage makes high-end tech more accessible than ever with the sleek, foldable G4.

  • Choice of durable and lightweight materials.
  • Unique frame style and construction.
  • Effortless and secure folding mechanism
  • Power user features such as custom motor curve definition

Price: $4,000 $3,000 – Save $1,000 until November 28!
Lester:
38.8 pounds

SEE GOCYCLE G4 GALLERY SEE SPECIFICATIONS


Gocycle G4

G4

Advantages
  • Combination of high technology and stunning looks
  • Lightweight

The Gocycle range

First launched in 2009, Gocycle brought a new silhouette to the nascent world of e-bikes. More than a decade later, the market is overwhelmed with options, but those distinctive elements still impress. Last year, the brand launched the G4 as an update to its base model with the premium versions, the $6,000 G4i (automatic shifting) and G4i+ (automatic shifting and carbon wheels) at the prize of $7,000. These Class 2 e-bikes (throttle and pedal assist up to 20 mph) have a two-stage folding mechanism and are sold direct to consumers. With this year’s price drop, the Gocycle has made these upgrades more accessible.

Gocycle folding bike ridden by Aithne Feay in Brooklyn

Maegan Gindi

I picked up the original G4 to see what it was. The Gocycle G4 has manual shifting while the G4i has automatic shifting, a full-width dash integrated into the handlebars, and a slightly larger battery. The G4i+ has all the G4i upgrades plus the addition of carbon wheels that shave about a pound off the weight of the bike. Whether in its base model or the premium option, the Gocycle impresses.


Unique appearance and quality construction

Among Gocycle’s most compelling features are its striking styling and finish. Although it’s been a decade since the first model was launched, the Gocycle still looks smart compared to other folding e-bikes. On my first ride, I turned heads left and right.

Gocycle folding bike ridden by Aithne Feay in Brooklyn

Maegan Gindi

Improvements offered by the G4 over the G3 include a quieter engine, injection-molded composite midframe, single-sided fork and motorcycle-inspired tires. A few quality of life updates are also included, such as better Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to charge your phone via a USB port on the handlebars. The frame finish is high quality, with durable folding joints and a braided sleeve that protects the cable routing for longevity.

The unique build of the G4 presents some challenges. For example, the downtube is too tall for most U-locks and the handlebar height cannot be adjusted. These points are quickly forgotten because some glamorous accessories make their value known. Perfectly fitting mudguards, integrated lights and a built-in doorbell right out of the box mean the G4 is ready to go as soon as it arrives.

Gocycle folding bike ridden by Aithne Feay in Brooklyn

Maegan Gindi

The distinctive elements of the G4 go far beyond the accessories. The disc brakes are on the drive side, protected by a shield that prevents excess water and dirt from sticking. Magnesium wheels, a hybrid aluminum and composite frame, fork and single-sided swingarm reinforce the bike’s motorsport influence and allow for a lighter, tighter fold.

All these bespoke qualities do not benefit the user. The unique shape and exclusive components of the Gocycle require the purchase of first-party racks. And a special tool is also needed to repair disc brakes (available at Gocycle partner stores). Torx bits are used for multiple attachments, more than you’d see on other e-bikes. The choice is gradual (because Torx heads don’t strip as easily as hexes) and can deter theft. But that can be limiting for some home mechanics.

Gocycle folding bike ridden by Aithne Feay in Brooklyn

Maegan Gindi

Aesthetics and build quality aren’t the only things aimed at premium users. Via the Gocycle Connect app, riders can program custom power modes in addition to the default City, Eco and On-Demand profiles. The graphical interface exposes controls for the torque at which the motor assist starts, when it reaches its maximum, the overall maximum speed of the motor, and whether throttle-only control is enabled. Your configuration can be saved and synced directly to the bike, so app connectivity is not required for future use.


Gocycle folding bike ridden by Aithne Feay in Brooklyn

Maegan Gindi

Driving the G4

As its expert interface suggests, the riding experience of a Gocycle feels quite advanced. Thanks to the carbon midframe, the G4 weighs less than its peers. The front hub motor is powerful, but with the seatpost removed, the Gocycle folds down as small as a Brompton. The usual obstacles, hills and stopped traffic did little to slow me down. At a steady 20 mph, the bike tackled anything I could throw at it.

Despite this constant flow of power, the G4 motor is quiet and applies smooth acceleration, allowing the rider to feel in control at all times. DOT fluid hydraulic disc brakes ensure the bike stops as fast as it starts. Shifting the Shimano Nexus 3-speed rear hub with the MicroSHIFT rotary shifter is intuitive and is as clean in manual mode as it is with the motor. Although there are only three gears, the gear range is wide enough that I never saw my feet spinning aimlessly or unintentionally having excessive pedaling resistance.

Gocycle folding bike ridden by Aithne Feay in Brooklyn

Maegan Gindi

When it comes time to fold and transport, the G4 benefits from a compact size that fits under one arm. With the seatpost removed, the bike can slip under a desk or fit in a linen closet and only takes up one seat when loaded into a car. The G4 is light by e-bike standards and rolls easily on larger-than-normal tires. I found it much more confident in a busy grocery store than other folding bikes with narrower tires. The folding hinges require some force to unlock but close with a satisfying and secure click.

There isn’t a flimsy part on the G4, which I’m grateful for in New York City’s crowded bike lanes on the way to work. The bike is stable and firmly connected to my body, leaning and accelerating naturally. The G4 allows the rider to think as much or as little as they want about their riding experience. It can be a high-tech machine or a simple transport tool, but the Gocycle is at its best when you take the time to adapt it to your needs.


Gocycle folding bike ridden by Aithne Feay in Brooklyn

Maegan Gindi

You don’t have to be a gearhead to appreciate the polish Gocycle has achieved with its latest model. Gocycle designed the G4 to appeal to a wide audience. And the new 20% lower price without sacrificing quality reinforces that goal of delivering one of the most intuitive e-bike experiences in a terrifically smart package. In a market flooded with urban-style and folding e-bikes, the Gocycle stands out.

Gocycle folding bike ridden by Aithne Feay in Brooklyn

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“Without an aerodynamic handbike, you will never finish on the winner’s podium” https://motostays.com/without-an-aerodynamic-handbike-you-will-never-finish-on-the-winners-podium/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/without-an-aerodynamic-handbike-you-will-never-finish-on-the-winners-podium/ Why we are writing on this topic: When it comes to handbikes, materials play a very important role. World Champion Mitch Valize works on his equipment innovation at Brightlands Campus in Geleen, the Netherlands. The handbike is also called the Formula 1 of cycling. Indeed, the materials play a very important role. No wonder World, […]]]>
Why we are writing on this topic:

When it comes to handbikes, materials play a very important role. World Champion Mitch Valize works on his equipment innovation at Brightlands Campus in Geleen, the Netherlands.

The handbike is also called the Formula 1 of cycling. Indeed, the materials play a very important role. No wonder World, European and National Champion Mitch Valize is working at Brightlands Chemelot Campus on the innovation of its handbike.

He had a good season, clinched his titles again and added two more. His secret? Live like an elite athlete. His schedule can be compared to that of professional cyclists. Mitch Valize averages between 25 and 27 km/h on his handbike and the pros are around 30 km/h. “They do more kilometres, even if in terms of hours, it’s comparable. We are a little more in the force zone. Will he also venture into the hills? “Just last week I cycled from Heerlen to Monschau via the Ardennes and back via the Eifel. It is 150 kilometers in distance and 2000 meters in altitude.

Cycling is a material sport. “You can be as good as the best, but if you don’t have an aerodynamic or lightweight bike or handbike, you’re never already going to finish on the winner’s podium,” says Mitch. Elite athletes, say the top twelve in the world, use lightweight carbon frames and aerofoil ditto fairings. Athletes who ride aluminum bikes, mostly beginners, don’t stand a chance.

Unlike professional cycling, there is room in handcycling to improve materials. This mainly involves focusing on aerodynamics.

Formula 1

“That makes all the difference. In my class, rear wheel position is really important. These are in camber, just like the front wheels in Formula 1, and that is only possible with carbon frames. When it comes to aluminum bodies, the wheels are usually just straight and the frontal area is larger. You normally sit in alignment on a racing bike, whereas we have our rear wheels next to us, so there’s a lot to be gained if you can position them more efficiently. Also, a lot of things are copied from the world of Formula 1.”

There are two major manufacturers in this sport that supply handbikes. One is Spanish and the other American. Three-quarters of the peloton ride materials made in the United States, the rest ride Spanish bikes. Mitch Valize: “The American models are slightly longer, so you benefit from that on flats. The longer they are, the more aerodynamic they are. But in the turns, you are dealing with a bigger turning radius and you lose a bit of time because you have less maneuverability. It then comes down to the athlete himself. I can make up for that time in the corners by being more agile.

COLDNESS

Valize’s handbike is constantly being innovated at Brightlands, especially at the Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs (CHILL). He became an Olympic champion in Tokyo with custom grips made there. “To a certain extent, my medal belongs to them,” Valize says, expressing her gratitude.

His bike for the Paris Paralympics (to be held in 2024) is already being assembled. By the way, such a handbike costs around 20,000 €. The frame alone is around €12,000. He could not do without sponsors. Little progress can now be made in terms of framework innovation. “These are carbon, stiff and light, which is important for handling on the road. One area where we can make gains is in bicycle components. “

“All the cables are concealed on the racing bikes. This is a problem with us. The gears are already fully electronic so we no longer have a visible cable there, but that is not the case for the brake cable. It’s on the handlebars but also on the pedals of the bike on the bars, so it spins all the time. Therefore, you have a cable running from the brake handle of your pedals to the brake of your front wheel. We want to get rid of this cable but we can’t because it would turn on itself. That is why, together with CHILL and its partner TSG Group, we are developing articulated gear couplings for the handbike.

“This technology already exists but has not yet been applied in the bike industry. Eliminating this cable provides many aerodynamic benefits because you no longer have a cable whipping around in the wind all the time, it doesn’t not interfere as much with the surrounding air.

And what would that give? “We know from racing bikes that if you get rid of the cables you quickly realize a five and ten percent gain. However, in the case of the race bikes these cables remain fairly stationary, whereas on ours they move around, so we would expect the gain to be up to fifteen percent. We then speak of time savings of tens of seconds. This cable not only creates air resistance, but also rolling resistance as it hits your frame with every rotation.

Paralympics 2024

Mitch and his team hope to test it next year so the entire Dutch handbike team can ride it in the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. And the competition? “Of course they will be interested but then they will have to pay for it. At that time we will already be looking at innovations for the Games in Los Angeles. That’s how we hope to stay ahead.

Mitch Valize thinks of cassettes, chainrings and carbon disc brakes to make his handbike even lighter. “You get a bit more weight on the bike using disc brakes because they are a bit heavier than rim brakes. But by adding carbon chainrings and disc brakes we can reduce the weight even further. They already make some for the Moto Grand Prix and now they have to fit the racing bike wheels as well.

Test bench

He also hopes to make more gains by making improvements to the wheels. “Because our rear wheels are angled these days, they don’t run over the tread but rather over the sidewall of the tyre. We will now examine the effect this has on rolling resistance. We are going to do a test setup with parts that have a testbed and run some tests. Maybe we could make tires that we move the tread to the side. Or, on the contrary, we have to make completely different rims so that the tire no longer rolls obliquely on the asphalt but straight on the asphalt.

As is the case in Formula 1, spray in rainy weather is a problem. This problem must also be solved in an innovative way. “No standard mudguards fit handbikes. We will also explore with CHILL if we can print our own brackets that we can click onto the bike so we have less trouble with spray during practice sessions. Due because of their aerodynamic advantage, you are not allowed to ride with fenders in races.

Also, according to Valize, the rear wheel hubs can be upgraded. “These are the heaviest parts of the whole wheel, so they can also be made lighter. We found a way to do that. By 3D printing the hub and axle, you can potentially create a lighter hub. If we do this, we can again make gains over the competition.

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Kawasaki Malaysia introduces four CBU models; check all the details https://motostays.com/kawasaki-malaysia-introduces-four-cbu-models-check-all-the-details/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 10:34:43 +0000 https://motostays.com/kawasaki-malaysia-introduces-four-cbu-models-check-all-the-details/ KUALA LUMPUR: It is only recently that Kawasaki presented four of its models at the Malaysian MotoGP at the Sepang International Circuit. Said motorcycles are now available as CBU models for the 2022 model year. KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER Name the four Kawasaki CBU models offered in Malaysia? Part of the Kawasaki Malaysia CBU range […]]]>

KUALA LUMPUR: It is only recently that Kawasaki presented four of its models at the Malaysian MotoGP at the Sepang International Circuit. Said motorcycles are now available as CBU models for the 2022 model year.

KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Name the four Kawasaki CBU models offered in Malaysia?

    Part of the Kawasaki Malaysia CBU range includes – Z900RS, Ninja 1000SX, Ninja ZX-10R and Versys 1000SE.

  • How much does the Kawasaki ZX-10R cost?

    The 2022 ZX-10R is the most expensive model in the company’s CBU line; it sells for RM112,600.

  • Part of the Kawasaki Malaysia CBU range includes –

    • Z900RS
    • Ninja 1000SX
    • Ninja ZX-10R
    • Versys 1000SE

    All of the above models are now available at local Kawasaki dealerships nationwide, with the exception of the Versys 1000SE. Don’t worry, the latter will be available from around mid-December.

    Read also : New color scheme for Kawasaki Z650RS

    Let’s take a closer look at the new Kawasaki CBU models, one at a time –

    Kawasaki Z900RS

    The cheapest model on the aforementioned list is the Z900RS whose design pays homage to the legendary Z1. Priced at RM63,800, the bike is powered by the finest liquid-cooled 948cc inline four-cylinder engine, delivering a maximum power of 111PS at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 98Nm.

    Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX

    The fourth generation Kawasaki sports tourer retails for RM71,400 and allows the rider to enjoy both a sporty and touring driving experience in one package.

    It features several useful gears including a full TFT display, Kawasaki traction control, electronic cruise control, Kawasaki corner management function and power modes.

    The Ninja 1000SX is powered by a 1043cc inline-four engine developing 124.3hp and 111Nm of torque.

    Kawasaki Versys 1000SE

    The new Versys 1000SE CBU retails for RM81,900 and for model year 2022 offers improved comfort and versatility. It’s all thanks to additions like a quick shifter, assist/slipper clutch, electronic cruise control and dual throttle valves.

    At the front of the powertrain is a 1043cc DOHC inline-four mill developing 120bhp and 102Nm of torque.

    Kawasaki ZX-10R

    The 2022 ZX-10R is the most expensive model in the company’s CBU lineup. Speaking of which, its price of RM112,600 may be a bit overwhelming for some, however, its feature list makes up for the same.

    Built by Team Green, Kawasaki’s mighty superbike is powered by a 998cc inline four-cylinder engine generating a peak output of 200hp and 115Nm of peak torque. The bike’s potential is enhanced with features such as a new air-cooled independent oil cooler to WorldSBK specifications, an exhaust unit, electronic throttle valves and revised transmission ratios.

    Also, part of its upgraded spec sheet includes a new, slightly longer swingarm and owa BPF front forks, and a Showa BFRC (Balance Free Rear Cushion) monoshock, all fully adjustable.

    Which 2023 Kawasaki CBU models do you like the most? Let us know in the comments.

    Read also : Kawasaki’s roadside assistance program has a lot to offer; check the details

    ]]> 2022 Harley-Davidson Nightster Ride Test: Classic Icon, Modern Experience https://motostays.com/2022-harley-davidson-nightster-ride-test-classic-icon-modern-experience/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 01:10:20 +0000 https://motostays.com/2022-harley-davidson-nightster-ride-test-classic-icon-modern-experience/ This fall, to celebrate the newest addition to the Harley-Davidson Sport class, I was invited to test drive the 2022 Nightster motorcycle. ‘have the chance to renew my love of Harleys after testing the Sportster S last year, so the Nightster was the perfect opportunity to get back on the road. What I found on […]]]>

    This fall, to celebrate the newest addition to the Harley-Davidson Sport class, I was invited to test drive the 2022 Nightster motorcycle. ‘have the chance to renew my love of Harleys after testing the Sportster S last year, so the Nightster was the perfect opportunity to get back on the road. What I found on this bike around Chicagoland was more than my passion for motorcycles: the Nightster served as a vehicle of discovery and expression.

    My journey began at Harley-Davidson headquarters in Milwaukee, where I met Paul James, public relations manager for Harley-Davidson, who gave me a guided tour of the Nightster. Immediately, I was struck by the elegance of this bike. In lush Redline Red (also available in Vivid Black and Gunship Gray – for me, red is unbeatable), the 2022 Nightster takes the quintessential profile of the iconic Sportster model and updates it for a new generation.

    The first thing I noticed was the Revolution Max 975T powertrain, with its snaking exhaust manifolds and Metallic Charcoal finish. Completing the powertrain are exposed rear shocks that flare out to create a sleek profile with obvious power, achieving that perfect balance of refinement and toughness. When the Sportster was first introduced in 1957, it positioned itself as an alternative to heavy cruisers, and the 2022 Nightster continues that legacy, built in the durable Sportster silhouette. After spending a lot of time admiring the Nightster with Paul, I jumped on it. Within minutes I was immediately comfortable with the bike. The forward riding position, mid-mounted foot controls, TFT display and safety enhancements remind you that you’re driving cutting-edge technology. Equipped with signature Harley-Davidson gear, including a limited-edition HD x Jason Momoa Ka Pō jacket, insulated leather gloves, and BOOM! Bluetooth headphones, I was in good hands and ecstatic for the ride home.

    I picked up the bike in mid-October, when fall was just starting to kick in. Everyone talks about the changing colors of the coastlines on the East Coast, but you can’t beat the scenic Midwest scenery in the fall. On the way back to Chicago, half the trees still clung to their green leaves, the other half bursting into dark oranges, yellows and reds. It had rained a few days before, and even through my helmet I could smell the damp dirt along the road as I navigated miles of trails and busy fields on I-94. The Nightster immediately rejuvenated me, relieving the burnout and boredom of my busy lifestyle.

    Riding modes are a great complement to safety technology like ABS (anti-lock braking system), TCS (traction control system) and DCSC (torque slip control system) intervention. Each mode uses a carefully calibrated combination of safety settings, resulting in an incredible amount of flexibility and confidence on the road. No matter the adventure, and even with the maximum rain mode intervention, I always felt like I was the one riding the bike, not the other way around.

    The city

    After driving home to Lincoln Park it was time to test the Nightster around the city, I was curious to see how this bike would handle Chicago’s heavy traffic, crazy drivers and cyclists. As a city dweller and motorcycle enthusiast, it can be difficult to find the right bike for the crowded and chaotic conditions of city riding. Unsurprisingly, the Nightster delivered the same great performance on the highway as it did on the streets of Chicago.

    My first destination was downtown, to meet friends at Fulton Market for dinner and drinks. I love Fulton Market – the rows of delicious restaurants and innovative bars remind me of my days in LA, lounging with friends and family in open-air malls like the Grove. The tightly packed buildings, wide streets, and gorgeous industrial architecture also remind me of my favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn. As fun as it can be to be at Fulton Market, getting there is another story. The streets are congested, parking is a hassle and there are always tons of pedestrians. Usually I just take a bus or train, but I took the opportunity to test the Nightster.

    The Nightster’s low seat height at 27.8 inches and light weight (481 pounds, wet) make it a fast, nimble machine that’s extremely enjoyable to ride around downtown Chicago. In addition to its sharp handling, the fuel tank transposed under the saddle lowers the center of gravity of the bike, making it even easier to maneuver in complete serenity. As with all motorcycles, parking was a breeze on the Nightster. Getting to Fulton Market is such a pain that I made sure to leave well in advance. Between the Nightster’s agility and the ready parking I found on a motorbike, I arrived at my location 30 minutes before my friends, enough time to take a few pictures of this beautiful motorbike.

    The month I got it, the Nightster was my ‘yes man’, always encouraging me to say ‘yes’ to adventure. The bike gave me an open invitation to be more curious and to be as excited to make the trip to my destination as I was to be there. That’s what I love most about riding a Harley in Chicago: it gives you a reason to explore the city and experience the incredible variety of life here, like feeling the warm lake breeze or discovering a local restaurant tucked away in the remote corners of town. .

    Naperville

    On National Motorcycle Day (October 15), I took another opportunity to say “yes” and test out the Nightster’s long-distance capabilities and ride modes.

    Right after hopping onto the highway, I immediately craved more torque and acceleration. As soon as I activated Sport mode, the engine came to life. For the past two weeks, the Nightster had been my nimble sidekick, taking me through city streets with tactility. I did not know the discreet power of this machine. The liquid-cooled Revolution Max motor is incredibly smooth—shifting was effortless without any of the jerkiness common to older bikes.

    Before arriving in Naperville, I saw off the beaten path signs for Green Valley Forest Preserve and Whalon Lake. Still in the mood to say “yes”, I decided to take a detour. I let myself be taken in by the incredible fall beauty of this part of Illinois as the Nightster cruised the rural roads with ease. When you need it, the bike blends seamlessly into the background, making for an intuitive ride. Once again, I felt invigorated and rejuvenated as I navigated through the autumn trees and endless fields.

    When I got home, a Triumph Scrambler parked in my usual spot caught my eye. Hearing my motorcycle engine, Scrambler owner Christian opened his window to introduce himself and we hit it off right away. Having a motorbike is a great way to meet people and I was pleasantly surprised by the instant connection between bikers and the love of riding. Noticing that Christian also had a Harley-Davidson Bluetooth headset, we instinctively decided to team up and explore the town.

    Over the next few days, Christian and I put on our helmets and set off on an adventure. With Bluetooth connected, we had crystal-clear conversations as we cruised the highways, chatting about movies, bikes and everything in between. I mainly used my headset for navigation and music, but this was my first time using the microphone to talk in real time on the road. Riding with Christian while having a smooth conversation has become a unique and special way to develop our friendship.

    Kettle Moraine and Baha’i Temple

    As my time with the Nightster drew to a close, I wanted to end with a scenic ride through Wisconsin and a cruise on the unspoilt natural roads of historic Kettle Moraine.

    I turned on rain mode to tackle slippery roads and immediately noticed an increase in traction. I could feel the throttle response change almost instantly in the adverse conditions. This kind of tactility is so important on a bike as powerful as the Nightster; even on a wet highway, the Nightster in Rain mode reassured me. Nimble 19-inch front and 16-inch rear tires also make zipping down twisty roads effortless. I’m not the most confident backroad rider, but my apprehensions faded away on the Nightster.

    Even in late fall, there were still plenty of green leaves on the trees, mixed in with the more traditional fall palette. Being immersed in nature grounds me, a juxtaposition with the bustling city life. Driving those winding Wisconsin roads, the Nightster purring softly below me, and the rich, crisp air all around… I felt a soothing sense of serenity I had never felt before.

    On the way back, I stopped at the Baha’i Temple in Evanston. Ever since I arrived in Chicago, I’ve always wanted to see it. The Bahá’í Temple is one of twelve permanent temples of worship of the Bahá’í Faith worldwide. I’m not a particularly religious person, but its famous architecture convinced me to see it in person. An ornate concrete superstructure and quartz clad, the building’s central dome, surrounded by nine pillars each adorned with symbols of the world’s religions, stands among immaculately manicured gardens. Nothing in the area is quite like it, and when you stand in its Hall of Foundation, gazing at the intricate details, you are transported elsewhere.

    I had an amazing time riding the 2022 Nightster. This bike is an engineering marvel, delivering a smooth, comfortable experience that doesn’t sacrifice an ounce of power. It’s a stunning design that’s sleek and modern while echoing the best features of the classic Sportster. With the Nightster, I was able to experience more of myself and the Midwest: heading downtown for a drink, riding with Christian, and taking day trips to Wisconsin to highlight a few. The Nightster handled the transition from city to country seamlessly, allowing me to express my curiosity and passion for adventure, which is the underlying theme of my relationship with the Nightster: expression. Expressive in its design and expressive in the way it makes you feel.

    When I look back on my (too short) time with the Nightster, I will remember the incredible experiences this machine gave me. The way it encouraged me to say “yes”. From its ease of use and comfort to its incredible power, the Nightster is a proud entry into the legendary history of Harley-Davidson design and heritage and a beautiful tribute to the beloved Sportster.

    The Harley-Davidson Nightster 2022 motorcycle is available now at Harley-Davidson dealerships starting at $13,499.

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    The 10 Most Embarrassing Production Motorcycle Flops https://motostays.com/the-10-most-embarrassing-production-motorcycle-flops/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/the-10-most-embarrassing-production-motorcycle-flops/ Every year motorcycle manufacturers spend millions on research and development. Sometimes the result is improved performance and technology. Sometimes that means we have a whole new drool bike that’s revolutionizing the industry. And then sometimes the result is a bike that completely disappoints. The design may not be attractive, the performance may not be exciting, […]]]>

    Every year motorcycle manufacturers spend millions on research and development. Sometimes the result is improved performance and technology. Sometimes that means we have a whole new drool bike that’s revolutionizing the industry. And then sometimes the result is a bike that completely disappoints. The design may not be attractive, the performance may not be exciting, or it may be uncomfortable. Then finally, sometimes there is nothing wrong with the bike. Instead, the manufacturer fails the bike. Maybe the marketing wasn’t what it should have been. Perhaps the timing of the release was not suited to market conditions. These ten production motorcycles from brands like Ducati, KTMand even Honda are the biggest flops in recent history.


    Related: Top 10 most expensive motorcycles in 2022

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    10/10 2005-2010 Ducati Sport Classic Sport 1000S

    When you look at Ducati’s lineup, it’s hard to imagine the company ever producing a motorcycle flop. Interestingly, the the bike fell apart when it was released but gained strong popularity. In recent years, the result is a booming second-hand market. With that in mind, you could say the bike was ahead of its time. The 992cc air-cooled V-twin engine ran very well and the bike handled well on the road. While the double seat was comfortable, the single seat was not. Many claim that the styling and performance of the bike surpasses any modern scrambler on the market. So it’s a shame that Ducati abandoned the bike so quickly.

    9/10 2008-2010KTM RC8

    orange superbike 2008 KTM 1190 RC8
    KTM

    Image of a 2008 KTM 1190 RC8 orange on background.

    This bike was doomed from the start, with multiple production delays and dismal sales performance. Then, during the development and production process, the regulations changed and this bike became unsuitable for its racing purpose. The RC8 is like the first pancake. It was KTM’s first attempt at a superbike, and it wasn’t quite up to standard. KTM did it fast but then produced highly successful superbikes that won MotoGP. KTM fans argue that a revival is long overdue. A newer version of the bike with KTM’s knowledge would produce a high-quality bike that would definitely be a winner.

    Related: The history of KTM

    8/10 1979 Honda NR500

    1979 Honda NR500
    Honda

    Image of a 1979 Honda NR500 sitting on a stand in front of a white background.

    This disappointing bike might be Honda’s biggest mistake. As one of Japan’s great manufacturers, the company has achieved many successes. Unfortunately, this pioneering four-stroke engine was not a hot sell for riders. The bike had no chance of going through the research and development phase. Honda tried to make a four-stroke engine more powerful than the dominant two-strokes at the time. However, a plethora of regulations hampered Honda’s efforts. Many initial ideas and integrations were rejected. The result was a mechanically unreliable bike that was difficult to work on. Finally, the bike came out of Honda’s race development team. Track bikes are push-started. This feature does not work on city streets and quickly became unpopular.

    7/10 2001 Moto Guzzi V11

    2004 Moto Guzzi V11
    Moto Guzzi

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    The Moto Guzzi V11 might be an unexpected addition to the list. Today, it is one of Moto Guzzi’s best-selling bikes. However, it didn’t start that way. When it first hit the market, it was terribly undernourished. It also had a retro cafe racer style that the world just wasn’t ready for yet. The vintage and retro trend hadn’t arrived yet, so this bike didn’t garner the following the company was hoping for. It took several years for the specs of the bike to improve and the market to want its unique style. Today, the bike is doing much better in a market that lends itself to it.

    Related: Top 10 longest motorcycles

    6/10 2011-2012 MV Agusta Brutale 920

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    It’s a hard road for MV Agusta. Manufacturers love Aprilia and Ducati dominate the market as Italian motorcycle experts. MV Agusta tries so hard but always seems to miss the mark. The Brutale 920 is an example. Interestingly, the bike came out during Harley’s tenure as trademark owner. Interesting way, the Brutale has impressive stats and a smooth yet powerful engine. Unfortunately, the bike was introduced to the market as an entry-level bike. However, its performance capabilities and price were anything but entry-level. Harley also sabotaged the release by backing up and shifting just before its US launch.

    5/10 2001-2003 Aprilia Futura RST1000

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    The problem with the Futura RST1000 is Aprilia’s aggressive growth rate. The company thought it had a winner with the bike and its big V-twin engine. It was a chance to compete against Ducati and Honda, which it saw as its main competitors. However, the bike never gained traction in the global market. Aprilia then doubled its bet by continuing to produce more expensive and faulty models year after year. The bikes had good ergonomics and design, but riders preferred the Honda VFR800 with its own V4 engine. It had everything the Futura had and was more affordable.

    Related: Top 10 Sport Bikes Under $15,000 in 2022

    4/10 Harley-Davidson XR1200

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    Harley dominates the American motorcycle market. However, he always struggled to replicate that success in Europe. The XR1200 was Harley’s attempt to appeal to the European rider market while staying true to Harley’s roots. The bike itself looked good and ran well. However, the American pilots were not interested and the European pilots did not want it either. She could have done better, but Harley didn’t give her enough marketing support in the United States. As for the European market, the bike was still too heavy to compete with the tastes that preferred the lighter bikes that dominated the market. Fortunately, Harley learned its lesson and produced more globally appealing motorcycles.

    3/10 Yamaha MT-01

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    Starting with the obvious, the Yamaha MT-01 is like the Mr. Potato Head of motorcycles. Yamaha took parts from all his other bikes to put this one together piecemeal. The result is a bike that is not very comfortable to sit on. The tank is too wide and the pegs are in the wrong place. However, the most disappointing feature of the bike is the engine performance. It’s a massive 1670cc V-twin engine, but the tuning is all torque and no speed. The sound is also a huge disappointment. He looks more like a purring kitten than a roaring lion.

    Related: The new Yamaha MT-07 is ready to take on the Honda Hornet CB750

    2/10 Husqvarna Nuda 900

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    Sometimes bike flops just don’t make sense, and the Husqvarna Nuda 900 is one of them. The The Husqvarna brand has had a turbulent journey of ownership changes and struggles. For a certain time, BMW owned the company, and during that time produced the Nuda 900. Unfortunately, the bike had dismal sales and just flopped in the market. However, the bike itself was not that great. It had a well-equipped engine, Brembo brakes and many impressive features you would expect from a BMW-produced motorcycle. Eventually Husqvarna was sold, and today the Super Duke is just a modern iteration of this super bike.

    1/10 Buell 1125CR

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    Harley got involved with Buell during a time of extreme struggle and escalated the situation. It’s when the 1125CR was born and eventually became one of the worst bikes with the Buell name. Cycling is incredibly uncomfortable, with a super low handlebar that forces you to sit too far forward. Then there’s the clumsy design of the fairings. Finally, the bikes never stood a chance as they were pushed between a set of chrome cruisers at Harley dealerships. The Buell company keeps coming back, so hopefully a decent looking and capable bike comes out of it.

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    Marquez and his fellow Honda riders tackle 20… https://motostays.com/marquez-and-his-fellow-honda-riders-tackle-20/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 01:41:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/marquez-and-his-fellow-honda-riders-tackle-20/ It hasn’t been an easy season for Honda, with its number one driver missing nearly a third of the races as he recovers from another operation on the injury to his right arm that has plagued him since a crash during the first race of 2020. Last month at Phillip Island in Australia, the 29-year-old […]]]>

    It hasn’t been an easy season for Honda, with its number one driver missing nearly a third of the races as he recovers from another operation on the injury to his right arm that has plagued him since a crash during the first race of 2020.

    Last month at Phillip Island in Australia, the 29-year-old Spaniard came within 0.186 seconds of Honda’s first win of the year and his first since the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix last year. Like Phillip Island, the Ricardo Tormo Circuit is an anti-clockwise track, which suits Marquez as he’s always at his best through lefties, especially now that he’s working to regain full strength. of his right arm.

    Marquez returned to racing after a six-race layoff at the Aragon GP in September, following an exploratory outing at Misano following the previous San Marino GP. A week after Aragon, he took pole position in the Japanese GP, proving his remarkable talent and resilience.

    Even though Honda’s six-time MotoGP world champion knew he wouldn’t be 100% fit for the final races of 2022, he wanted to return to racing to speed up his physical rehabilitation and help Honda find the best direction of development with its RC213V for 2023. Over the past few races, Marquez has tried several technical updates, including new aerodynamics and a new swingarm, in an effort to improve various aspects of the bike’s performance.

    It will be Marquez’s first Valencia Grand Prix since November 2019, when he capped off arguably his best MotoGP season with a 12th win of the year, giving him 88.4% of the maximum possible score. In over seven decades of GP racing, only five top-class drivers have achieved a better percentage. Marquez missed the 2020 and 2021 Valencia races through injury.

    His track record is impressive. He won three Grand Prix victories there, the 2014 and 2019 MotoGP races and the 2012 Moto2 race.

    Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team Honda RC213V) is contesting his last race with Honda at Valencia, hoping to end his second season with the factory team with a good result. The 31-year-old Spaniard started this season in great style with a podium finish in the season-opening Qatar GP, but has struggled to replicate that performance since.

    However, the former Moto2 world champion has a strong points finishing streak, with points taken in the last five races, so he will want to continue this race and try for a top ten finish. His record in Valencia includes three podiums in MotoGP and two in the old 125cc class. Espargaro missed the Valencia race last year after suffering a heavy crash on Saturday.

    Alex Marquez (LCR Honda CASTROL Honda RC213V) also races in his final race for Honda on Sunday to complete a third consecutive year on RC213V machinery. Marquez moved to MotoGP in 2020, having won the 2019 Moto2 championship, five years after winning the Moto3 title with Honda. He secured his Moto3 crown at the traditional Valencia season finale.

    The 26-year-old Spaniard has two MotoGP podiums with Honda and had some good races this year, including the dry Portuguese GP in April, where he finished seventh, and the wet Thai GP last month, where he took eighth place.

    Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda RC213V) plans to return to action this weekend, after missing the last three races following surgery on his right hand, to repair damage sustained in an accident during the GP of ‘Aragon. Nakagami is flying to Spain from Japan, where he had the surgery a month ago and has been recovering ever since. He will undergo a medical check before being cleared to start testing on Friday morning.

    The 30-year-old from Chiba has shown great speed at Valencia in the past. In 2020 he qualified first for both Grand Prix events on the track, finishing fourth, less than a second off the European GP podium, and battling for a podium at the Valencia GP before to slide.

    Valencia, near Spain’s Mediterranean coast, hosted its first Grand Prix in 1999 and has closed the MotoGP world championship every year since 2002, with the exception of Covid-hit 2020, when the circuit staged two rounds before the End of season Portuguese GP. The venue is hugely popular with fans, as the expansive grandstands that surround most of the track allow spectators to see the entire layout.

    The circuit is tight and twisty, so riders need their bikes to be very maneuverable, so they can make quick changes of direction. Power and excellent anti-wheelie control are also key, as riders enter the long 0.876 km / 0.544 mile start/finish straight at low speeds, so they must accelerate through all gears to a speed maximum of around 332 km/h / 206 mph.

    Honda riders have won many MotoGP races in Valencia, starting with Brazilian Alex Barros (Honda RC211V) in 2002 and Italian Valentino Rossi (Honda RC211V) in 2003. Marco Melandri (Honda RC211V) won there in 2005, while Dani Pedrosa was on the podium in 2007 and 2007 (Honda RC212V) and in 2012 and 2017 (Honda RC213V). Casey Stoner won at Valencia in 2011 (Honda RC212V) and Marquez in 2014 and 2019 (Honda RC213V).

    MotoGP riders and teams are literally getting a day off before starting their preparations for the 2023 season. The one-day test in Valencia next Tuesday will include Marc Marquez, his new teammate Joan Mir, winner of the 2020 MotoGP title, Nakagami and his new teammate Alex Rins.

    Following this exit, the paddock will wait until early February for the first tests of 2023 in Sepang, Malaysia. The 2023 MotoGP World Championship will kick off with the Portuguese GP at the Algarve International Circuit on March 26.

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    Cosmo’s Toy Run is gearing up for November 5 https://motostays.com/cosmos-toy-run-is-gearing-up-for-november-5/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 05:33:03 +0000 https://motostays.com/cosmos-toy-run-is-gearing-up-for-november-5/ October 29 – Cosmo’s Toy Run returns for its 13th year on November 5. The motorcycle tour will depart from Forman Harley-Davidson, 3512 S. Boomer Road. Bikes depart at 2 p.m., but those who want lunch provided by Cherokee Strip BBQ can show up as early as noon. Anyone wishing to participate must bring a […]]]>

    October 29 – Cosmo’s Toy Run returns for its 13th year on November 5.

    The motorcycle tour will depart from Forman Harley-Davidson, 3512 S. Boomer Road. Bikes depart at 2 p.m., but those who want lunch provided by Cherokee Strip BBQ can show up as early as noon. Anyone wishing to participate must bring a new, unwrapped toy to Forman before the staging begins at 1:45 p.m.

    The Payne County Sheriff’s Office will escort runners up Sixth Street to Perkins and then to Lost Creek Church, where the toys will be picked up by Lions Meadows of Hope.

    “Last year was the biggest we’ve had so far. I think we had around 55 bikes,” Cosmo Oldenburg said. “The more bikes we have, the more gifts we have. I’m a big numbers guy on bikes. We’ve got more bikes, we’ve got more toys.”

    The date is earlier than it was in the past. Oldenburg wanted a date where the Cowboys were on the road for their football game. But, for Oldenburg, the journey starts even earlier. He runs through central Oklahoma with his fliers.

    “I’m going everywhere to spread the word, from Moore to Edmond to Ponca City. I’ve hit every watering hole I know motorcycle enthusiasts hang out on,” he said.

    He’s also helped by the people he says are his “inner circle for toy racing.”

    Brett Brownlee and Cherokee Strip BBQ, Lynn Youngblood at Forman Harley Davidson, Dustin MacDonald at Chris’ University Spirit and Brenda Rolls at Frontier Engineering, Bobbie at Other Side Tavern and Bryan Larison at Lions Meadows of Hope. They are a big part of his success and stamina.

    “Usually these things have a lifespan of three to seven years,” Oldenburg said. “You kick it, then you kick it and the interest dwindles and fades. There’s so many other things to do, but it’s been 13 years now.”

    He says he helped about 45 families, and there were actually enough that Lions Meadows of Hope was able to send to families outside of Payne County.

    Rain or shine, Oldenburg will be back on November 5, anticipating an even bigger event.

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    Bayonetta 3 review: An updated, over-the-top spectacle https://motostays.com/bayonetta-3-review-an-updated-over-the-top-spectacle/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:36:04 +0000 https://motostays.com/bayonetta-3-review-an-updated-over-the-top-spectacle/ Enlarge / Did you miss me? Jump between worlds, master new powers, add unique and powerful weapons to your arsenal, and realize that true strength comes from your connections to others…Bayonet 3 proposes a formula that would seem familiar to all Kingdom Hearts fan, which is somewhat fitting given that both series have a nearly […]]]>
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    Jump between worlds, master new powers, add unique and powerful weapons to your arsenal, and realize that true strength comes from your connections to others…Bayonet 3 proposes a formula that would seem familiar to all Kingdom Hearts fan, which is somewhat fitting given that both series have a nearly ten-year gap between their second and third releases.

    In his third entry, the Bayonet the series sees a real forward momentum that the second lacked, especially in terms of story. The first one Bayonet was a flashy introduction to our titular hero and his crew of vaguely disreputable friends and acquaintances, setting a precedent for time travel and other instances of reality-bending in his world. Its sequel focused more on the bonds between Bayonetta and those close to her, with a narrative that focused too much on explaining the first game. Eight years later, Bayonet 3 takes a bold step forward while keeping all the sexy swagger we’ve come to expect from the giant Umbra Witch.

    A spectacular fantasy, emphasizing the “spectacle”

    We open on Bayonetta and Enzo (a stereotypical Italian gangster turned family man) on a shopping spree in New York. Unsurprisingly, the witch dragged him to carry her bags in exchange for a former pro bono job. We have our first glimpse of Jennifer Hale voicing this role, and despite all the recent controversy, she offers a quality interpretation of the character. I was expecting “British Commander Shepard”, but Hale lived up to her iconic status, managing to deliver her own take on the witch that felt true to the character.

    Shortly after Jeanne reappears, sporting an updated look and a sick motorcycle, her entrance is quickly overshadowed by a giant wave that quickly begins to completely overwhelm the city. The witches, along with Rodin – who now has a pizza side gig in addition to running The Gates of Hell – attempt to determine the cause of the disaster and soon encounter new slimy green enemies who aren’t from Paradiso (Heaven) or Hell. (Hell). This is a bit of a problem for Bayonetta, as her demonic contracts require her to provide angels for food, and those creatures don’t seem to count. But as an ancient and powerful witch, Bayonetta still has a few tricks up her sleeve.

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    We quickly discover the first of the new mechanics of this game: demonic slaves. By doing an extended dance and ripping her own heart out of her chest, Bayonetta is able to push the boundaries of her usual deals with contracted demons (go ahead). It also makes demons more powerful, allowing them to fully manifest to fight alongside him during the game’s combat sequences.

    Eventually, Bayonetta encounters a new villain, simply called Virgo, who has the same glowing green energy as those grunts and seemingly jumps through different realities and destroys them in order to make theirs the only one that exists. The only way to stop the destruction of all but one reality is to collect five Chaos Gears.

    A young woman named Viola knows these items are essential to saving their worlds, but she doesn’t quite know how to use them. The only one who does is Dr. Sigurd, who has disappeared. So Bayonetta takes Viola to collect the Chaos Gears while Jeanne fetches the doctor. From there, the game is divided into main and secondary chapters. In the main chapters, you play out the journey of Bayonetta and Viola, while the side chapters follow Jeanne as she infiltrates an enemy facility in search of Dr. Sigurd.

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    2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid review, first drive https://motostays.com/2022-toyota-camry-hybrid-review-first-drive/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 20:19:23 +0000 https://motostays.com/2022-toyota-camry-hybrid-review-first-drive/ In India, the Toyota brand is famous for the range of premium MPVs and SUVs. The Fortuner and the Innova are benchmarks, marketing studies and something that people try to create and relate to, but never above those two. However, the Toyota Camry is the car that receives similar attention worldwide and not in India. […]]]>

    In India, the Toyota brand is famous for the range of premium MPVs and SUVs. The Fortuner and the Innova are benchmarks, marketing studies and something that people try to create and relate to, but never above those two. However, the Toyota Camry is the car that receives similar attention worldwide and not in India. It’s also a sedan in a similar price range to the Fortuner, but people don’t tend to buy them more than they should.

    There was a shocking moment when Toyota was selling a normal Camry and a hybrid Camry together. To his surprise, the Hybrid far outsold the normal Hybrid which forced Toyota to keep only the Hybrid ever since. The hybrid is also the talk of the town for the right reasons. A large gap between electric and ICE is easily bridged by this and can significantly reduce fuel costs and dramatically reduce emissions. How good is he in his latest avatar, we find out!

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    On the outside, the size of the grille is surprisingly large and along with the V-shaped look, it also matches the design of the interior dashboard. This makes it worthy of spectacularly well-made headlights. The LED DRL layout with the headlights is clearly very eye-catching. The silver color of our test car is simply stunning with the 18-inch alloy wheels adding more bling and subtly to the package. We have never seen a Toyota turn heads as much as a sports car! The build quality on the outside looks and sounds great and it scores high in crash tests like any other Toyota. The elements of the car, such as the grille, the LED lights at both ends, the length of almost 5 meters and a large wheelbase, make the Camry Hybrid the best looking mid-size sedan on the market.

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    Inside, the build and quality are good, as is the long list of features we’ve explained over and over again in our launch report. The dashboard design is a beautiful V-shaped unit. The various elements with an aluminum strip underneath add to the luxury quotient. You get automatic lights and wipers for backup cameras, front and rear parking sensors, and projector lamps, the car has a sunroof, wired Apple car play, and Android Auto is now here. Ambient lighting is also offered.

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    The instrument cluster area has navigation and all the fuel economy gauges and other bits can be seen by just pressing the rocker button on the steering wheel. The graphics and fonts chosen are a bit old school even today with the new Camry Hybrid. A fantastic sound system makes the experience quite good. Plenty of space with ample shoulder and knee room you would expect is here. Legroom and headroom continue to be adequate, but as always, this is a strict four-seater. The rear package controls the air conditioning, the rear sunshade and volume and radio control are offered via a touchscreen on the buttoned layout of the past.

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    The boot space is good enough for a battery to sit under the trunk. Road and wind noise inside the cabin is also well controlled thanks to surprisingly good insulation all around. Clearly much better than the previous version. Toyota has made the cabin a pleasant place and feels the very high quality of its SUVs and MPVs. The safety kit stays high with electronic stability control and nine airbags, hill hold assist, ABS and EBD, and more are standard.

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    All Toyota engines are smooth, free-revving and low NVH and the Camry Hybrid’s is no different. Whether in any part of the rev range. Low and mid ranges are good on the petrol which makes 218 PS and 221 Nm of torque going through the automatic E-CVT. The engine is flexible and powerful at the same time. The electric motor delivers 120 PS and 202 Nm separately. Therefore, electric motor and combustion engine numbers cannot be combined. EV mode is offered but only if the battery is sufficiently charged. The car drives a lot and therefore offers spectacular fuel economy. The throttle needs to be at 20-30% to put the car in EV mode at any given speed. Another reason for its great fuel economy.

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    Both eco mode and sport mode are offered which makes a big difference in their power delivery respectively. Still, 0-100 km/h in under 8 seconds is quick and it can reach 180 km/h easily, as we saw in our tests. The top end is good enough for 120 mph descents and it cruises at legal speeds and higher than that quite easily. This makes it good enough for city and highway tasks and makes driving quite comfortable thanks to precision in every driving mode. A whopping 14km/l in the city and 19km/l on the highway is what we got in our Mumbai-Pune run and those numbers sound like a car under four meters which makes it breathtaking. A 50 liter fuel tank can easily return over 600 km. Our tests with the foot a little heavy resulted in 550 km.

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    Ride quality is good at all speeds and it feels slightly stiffer than its previous version. We found ourselves comfortable the whole time traversing the different types of roads Mumbai has to offer. High-speed stability is surprisingly perfect considering the balance of stiffness and compliance. Body roll does exist during high-speed lane changes, but this is a confidence-inspiring car to drive at any speed.

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    The steering is light, precise around town, and offers just about enough feedback, making the car pretty much fun in the corners. Despite its length and weight, it remains easy to live with thanks to the clever adjustment of the steering lock-to-lock ratio. The regenerative brakes can rob him of confidence riding hard and fast despite pedal bite which is good, not great. All in all, very easy to drive car despite its size while being extremely comfortable in all corners.

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    The Hybrid era has always gone from strength to strength with the arrival of the Camry Hybrid and in its latest avatar it impresses even more. With cabin quality being top-notch, the list of features is long, as is fuel economy, making the Camry Hybrid an ideal car to live in if you travel between cities a lot. Comfort and convenience, ease of use and lack of driving stress and emissions make it a guilt-free car to drive. Sure, it’s not great driving fun, but if your idea of ​​fun is a simple, quiet ride with the occasional right-foot bend, the Camry Hybrid is a bit of a delight, too. The price may be a little higher, but remember that the value is even higher, in the short and long term.

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    Nightwing Review #97 | Batman News https://motostays.com/nightwing-review-97-batman-news/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 22:50:45 +0000 https://motostays.com/nightwing-review-97-batman-news/ Night wing #97 is a well-executed glitch that slows the series after its explosive climax in “The Battle for the Heart of Blüdhaven.” The stakes are set, there’s a simmering tension as rogue cops remain a current threat, and all the while, Heartless remains hidden on the fringes. However, there is a growing sense of […]]]>

    Night wing #97 is a well-executed glitch that slows the series after its explosive climax in “The Battle for the Heart of Blüdhaven.” The stakes are set, there’s a simmering tension as rogue cops remain a current threat, and all the while, Heartless remains hidden on the fringes. However, there is a growing sense of security and boredom that creeps into Tom Taylor’s scripts as he tends to rinse and repeat the same beats over and over. Without a truly shocking development, the series threatens to stagnate and become complacent in its skill.

    The fallout from Blockbuster’s death is handled well, and it’s a startling sight to see his corpse in the morgue with a giant hole in his chest. There’s a real grit to this image, which is more the show could do to counterbalance Nightwing’s intense optimism. Adriano Lucas’ colors deftly capture the clinical atmosphere of the morgue with cool greens and blues, and render Blockbuster’s chest wound suitably grotesque with the deep red of his dried blood. There’s a big splash page where Nightwing is framed in the giant hole in Blockbuster’s chest as he talks about the “power vacuum” now at his fingertips. It’s a great image, but I don’t really buy into Nightwing’s argument that Blockbuster being killed instead of brought to justice will result in “someone else [thinking] they can fill the void”. If anything, death is more likely to scare off any potential gangsters who take over, which is supported by the next page where Maroni scoffs at Commissioner Sawyer’s threats, thinking he’ll be kicked out of jail in no time. There’s even a moment where Renee Montoya comes along and laments Gotham City’s tendency to keep its villains, primarily Joker, alive. It’s a nice feeling for Dick to want real justice, but it feels awkward to run the homepage images with the title “Power Vacuum.”

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    Redondo and Geraldo Borges team up this time for artistic tasks. Redondo handles the opening and ending pages while Borges handles the middle. Although I generally like Borges’ art, the transition to his pages is noticeable and caught me off guard for a while. It’s not just because of Borges’ grittier style, but because Taylor’s storyline abruptly shifts gears after Dick, Barbara, and Maroni get to safety in Gotham Woods. It’s no surprise that Maroni’s prison transport is ambushed, but Borges captures the sequence well, especially with a page devoted to vehicle chaos. There’s a page where a giant truck smashes cars, but Borges wisely places a man on a motorbike right in the middle. It ups the scare factor by showing exactly how vast and destructive the scene is with a completely helpless person in the mix. The Wes Abbott letter sound effects also do a great job of matching the action. The initial crash has thinner fonts to imply metal shredding, but when the prison van flips, the accompanying “KROOM” is bolder to sell the power of momentum and impact. Taylor’s script also spices up a traditional ambush scene by having one of the cops try to execute Maroni, only to be stopped by the arrival of Dick and Barbara. I’m glad the presence of rogue cops didn’t go away with Blockbuster’s death because it adds another layer of tension to any given scene.

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    The strange change happens right after Dick and Barbara take Maroni to conveniently located nearby Gotham Woods. Taylor’s script does its best Predator impression as Dick single-handedly eliminates several goons over two pages. It’s a strange change from the urban environment that Dick primarily fights in, and Borges’ art makes that change all the more noticeable. Nonetheless, Borges’ heavy character work lends a greater wildness to the action, which matches the setting. The speed of the fight feels like an afterthought, serving more as a somewhat awkward transition to the trio finding one of Bruce’s hidden havens. Now safely hidden away, Dick and Barbara spend time alone after comically knocking Maroni out with a tranquilizer hidden in his fencing stick. Taylor’s storyline even flirts with a real dose of sensuality as Maroni notes that the hideout has thin ceilings when Dick comes to see him the next morning. These final pages don’t exactly turn into an exciting cliffhanger, but the final page leaves readers on an intriguing note. It’s a spinoff issue, so I don’t mind giving Taylor time to reset the table, but hopefully Heartless makes their next game sooner rather than later.

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    The final page shows Ric Grayson arriving at the hideout in a cab, which gives the issue a real jolt of surprise. I have no idea where this lookalike plot is heading, but I can’t imagine most fans would be thrilled to remember Ric Grayson’s plot. Yet in a book that is slowly losing any real suspense, a reworking like this is welcome, but with trepidation. However, I can’t help but think that Melinda Zucco and her relationship with Dick could be better explored instead of adding a new wrinkle like Ric Grayson. While the revelation that Dick had a sister was a big deal when it happened, it’s been largely treated as an afterthought ever since.

    Recommended if…

    • Can’t wait to see the fallout from Blockbuster’s death on Blüdhaven.
    • The distribution of artistic tasks between Bruno Redondo and Geraldo Borges seduces you.
    • The series’ usual charms haven’t waned.

    Globally

    Night wing #97 is an effective, if somewhat modest, transition issue, as The Battle for Blüdhaven’s Heart leaves a new status quo. The art is tight, the action well rendered, but there’s a nagging feeling that Tom Taylor’s scripts are getting increasingly repetitive. There is an ease of craftsmanship to be exhibited and it is good to have a book of such consistent quality as night wingbut the issue’s cliffhanger is both exciting and ominous as Taylor searches for her next big hook.

    Score: 7.5/10


    Disclaimer: DC Comics provided Batman News with a copy of this comic for the purposes of this review.


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