Wish List : Speed Machines

  • Ducati Multistrada 1200

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For 2013 the Multistrada 1200 saw many changes, including the addition of an Active suspension system, using solenoid/valve actuated methods to actively control damping rates, often called the “Sky-Hook method”. The bike also features a revised second generation of the Testastretta 11-degree motor, now with “twin-plug cylinder heads for smoother, more efficient combustion”, the change contributing to a 5% increase in torque and a 10% improvement in fuel consumption. Also, there are significant changes to the windscreen, which is “larger and shaped to reduce noise at high speed”. 2013 also sees minor changes to the Pikes Peak edition; new graphics to match the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race-winning livery. A new Granturismo model features larger side-cases, the addition of a top case, driving lights and more touring-oriented tires. ReferencesOwner’s manual, Multistrada, Multistrada 1200S ABS Touring, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., cod 913.7.175.1A, 04/2010

  • Harley Davidson Night Rod

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The VRSCDX is marketed as the factory made custom version of the standard Night Rod and is also part of Harley-Davidson’s “Dark Custom” series. In addition to a 240 mm wide rear tire, most of the chrome components of the VRSCD were replaced with black. The wheels were replaced by black slotted disk wheels, with dark orange pin striping. The Straight shot dual exhaust produced a claimed 120 horsepower (89 kW) at the crank. A 5 gallon tank was standard. The DX also features prominent racing stripes. In 2008 the VRSCDX Night Rod Special’s Revolution was boosted from 1,130 to 1,250 cubic centimetres (69 to 76 cu in), producing claimed torque of 85 pound force-feet (115 N·m) @ 7,000 rpm, and peak power of 125 horsepower (93 kW) at the crank, a slipper-clutch was also added, as was an ABS option. For the 2012 model year, Harley-Davidson launched a tenth anniversary version of the Night Rod Special. Key features include a straight-shot exhaust with dual, chrome slash-cut mufflers and chrome exhaust shield; split five-spoke cast aluminum wheels with diamond cut highlights; pullback handlebar with polished finish; inverted front forks in silver and polished finishes; stylized, chrome speed screen visor; graphics, including V-Rod 10th anniversary emblem; and chrome power train with platinum crankcase and heads.

  • Subaru Legacy Wagon

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The new for this generation Lineartronic continuously variable transmission is used internationally on the EJ25 2.5 L flat-4 engine and the EJ20 in some markets, with a 6-speed manual transmission also offered only in North America and Australia. The 2.5GT uses a turbocharger with a 6-speed manual transmission used exclusively in Japan and North America with Australia being able to choose between the 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission; vehicles identified as “3.6R” use the EZ36 flat-6 engine with a 5-speed Sport Shift conventional automatic transmission.

My speed machines. That’s what I call them. I would love to own all 3 while am alive on earth. I’ll try to achieve, one of it first. At least there are a check on my wish list 🙂

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