HOW DIFFERENTIAL GEAR WORKS

MOTORS



An excellent tutorial from the 1930's on the principles and development of the Differential Gear.

Un eccellente video-tutorial risalente agli anni '30 sui principi che regolano il funzionamento del differenziale.





THE JOURNEY

WORKSHOP SHOTS









It's the journey, not the destination that is important
ciò che conta è il viaggio, non la destinazione





ROCKET JOE ON DUCATI SPORT 1000

ACTION SHOTS
ducati sport 1000

here the answer to Mr Photogenic 

thanks to Joe for having sent us his cool shot.
you can do the same, this mail box is waiting for your best action shots: motographite@gmail.com


ecco la risposta a Mr Photogenic 
grazie a Joe per averci inviato questo suo scatto.
puoi fare lo stesso, questa casella di posta è proprio in attesa dei vostri scatti più agguerriti: motographite@gmail.com





DEUS X MAKR TOOL ROLL

 EQUIPMENT



from the Deus' workbench:
We’ve all have collected a few random tools over the years…some cheap junk cast metric open-ends, a couple of Grandpa’s Whitworths (for burring bolt heads beyond salvation), a socket driver with one 11mm Torx bit and a massive plumbers shifter you think an ex girlfriend stole from Bunnings to loosen your wheel nuts in an act of revenge after she cracked your phones passcode and discovered someone else was loosening your nuts on the side. Every spanner tells a story.
So if your tool collection reflects the chapters of your life, might be time to collate them in a bespoke case to carry them along for the rest of life’s ride. This is a piece of kit that I hope my son will be wiping his hands one day.
We teamed up with MAKR CARRY GOODS to produce a very limited run of DEUSxMAKR Tool Rolls. Individually hand crafted by the good men of MAKR in Florida. Constructed  from #10 cotton duck Martexin waxed canvas and premium Horween leather. Designed to accomodate all the tools you’ll need to strip down an engine by the side of the road. 8 spanner pockets, 7 socket pockets, 2 utility pouches for drivers and the stash.
We only produced 50 for sale online and in-store at Deus locations only. deuscustoms.com

The roll was designed to accomodate the Kyoto Tool Company’s MOTO Club ™ Series Riders Maintenance Kit but they are not included in the price.



















RAISE THE DUST - TEASER

MC MOTO-VIDEOS








The first impressions from the roadbook-rally through the Pyrenees.On 4 scramblers Uli Brée, Jochen Schmitz-Linkweile (LSL), Wim Peters (Öhlins) and Jens vom Brauck (JvB) through snow, rain and meadows.


In sella a quattro scrambler Triumph Uli Brée (l'organizzatore del Tridays), Jochen Schmitz-Linkweile (LSL), Wim Peters (Öhlins) e Jens vom Brauck (JvB) affrontano percorsi sterrati situati nei Pirenei resi ancora più impraticabili da pioggia e neve. Ora solo un'anticipazione, tra alcune settimane la versione completa.

visit: tridays.com





KTM: KEEPS THRILLING ME



a stunning blonde + KTM 450 SX-F



AN ANTI MONSTER FROM BMW IN 2013?

 DESIGN



compact size, classic lines, 1200cc and for sure a lot of torque..

in 2013 Ducati Monster will meet a new contender.
it's only a sketch, but here below you can see some photos of the new born.

dimensione compatta, linee classiche, 1200cc e di sicuro tanta coppia..
nel 2013 la Ducati Monster conoscerà una nuova contendente.
è solo uno schizzo, ma qui sotto potete già vedere alcune foto della nuova nata.







MOTO GUZZI WALLPAPER

MC WALLPAPERS
moto guzzi
moto guzzi





MR PHOTOGENIC RIDING HIS SPORT CLASSIC

ACTION SHOTS
ducati sport classic 1000

Ducati Sport Classic 1000






YAMAHA XJR 1300 "DARK WISDOM"

YAMAHA GALLERY
yamaha
Here the presentation letter arrived with this XJR, sent by its owner.

The story behind the build is pretty straight forward: my emphasis was on the design and ergonomics. I really like these modern, big, retro-styled machines with grungy engines. I am not a wheelie man.

Yamaha has done a great job mechanically, but the styling was a bit off from what I'd ideally like to look at and ride. I like cafe racers and street trackers, but I was born too late to live Cafe Racer spirit and the xjr1300 would be hard to fit into any of those categories.. and, honestly, it would not make much sense. Motorbike is probably the most personal machine and I had to find different lines for it. 



I got this xjr late last spring. It was a stunning bike, well looked after. I brought it home and burned the fuel and the tires for a couple of weeks to figure out the main changes: it had to be lower ride, shorter, but be able to take my girlfriend on the back as well and be very comfortable. Hard call...


I started by taking things off which i did not need: removing all the plastic panels. I cut up the tail panel and the stock seat to make mould for the new seat unit with integrated tail lights. I had to modify the tank to take clip ons. I used good old hammering technique to do that and a lot of measuring. I made side panels, got a new headlight, adjustable clip-ons, adjustable steering damper, digital speedo to replace the bulky stock gauges. 

The ride is fantastic now: shaved off some weight and the centre of gravity is lower due to the lower seating position. I can choose between a range of handlebar positions: from low cafe racer to quite a high rise, sort of street tracker position. The bike is much leaner, more nimble, has improved cornering and its still very comfy as the xjr1300 should be.




As I mentioned, mechanically the xjr1300 is a perfect machine for me, so the only main concern was to properly service it: oils, filters, brakes, steel brake lines etc. that's when skilled friends come in handy. 
My mechanical mentor is Simon, he a fantastic mechanic, probably best in town and at the time he worked for Yamaha.






RENNTAG | RACING DAY

MC MOTO-VIDEOS


"Passion for speeding motorcycles."
This video shows the first event after the winterbreak at the Lausitzring (Germany), the Dekra Test Oval.
It was called "Einstellungsrennen" the initial race of the season for annual technical vehicle inspection and tuning-up.

videomaker: Glibb from Berlin, here his vimeo page.

"Passione per le motociclette portate al limite."
Questo video mostra il primo evento dopola pausa invernale al Lausitzring (Germania), il circuito destinato ai test di proprietà della Dekra.
L'evento viene chiamato "Einstellungsrennene non è altro che la prima corsa della stagione per verificare la condizione tecnica delle motociclette e procedere alla loro messa a punto.





TWO LADIES FROM NOALE | APRILIA RSV4 INSIDE

Max Biaggi #3 RSV4 Factory Aprilia Racing Team

ARAI RX-7 GP | 2012 LIMITED TT SERIES

EQUIPMENT
ARAI AND THE IOM TT
Arai has for many years been a proud supporter and sponsor of the Isle of Man TT races. There has always been a strong bond between Arai and the Isle of Man TT races and many competitors and visitors prefer Arai helmets themselves.

In 2010 Arai introduced a new and innovative sponsoring scheme tailor made for the Isle of Man TT organization: a series of three Arai RX-7 GP TT helmets, with a limited production run of 500 units. Now the breathtaking third 2012 edition is ready for its introduction to the best-known course in the motorcycle world.

THE 2012 TT SERIES HELMET
Third Limited TT Series design
This third Limited TT Series RX-7 GP TT helmet is just as all TT Series limited to a production run of 500 helmets for Europe, a guarantee for exclusivity.
The 2012 TT Series is based on the highly successful, professional racing bred RX-7 GP model. A state of the art helmet in which Arai has packaged all its years of experience on the track and developed with the help of the Arai MotoGP riders. It is also the only helmet that complies with both ECE R22-05 and Snell M2010 standards.

Italian top designer Aldo Drudi was also responsible for this 2012 edition TT helmet that clearly shows classic lines and a colour scheme that reaches back to the rich history of the TT races.Gold, white and black are the dominant colours, together with the official TT logo and the world famous three-legged triskelion symbol.
Of course also this 2012 TT Series Arai RX-7 GP is a fully functional, completely road legal helmet that can be used on the road or track without any restriction.

The Arai RX-7 GP
The 2012 TT Series helmet is based on the highly successful Arai RX-7 GP model. An innovative design with features like no other helmet currently available. The RX-7 GP was developed in close collaboration with winning MotoGP and Grand Prix riders. Their input can be found among others in the revolutionary adjustable “Air Wing” spoiler on the back of the helmet. The Air Wing reduces drag, turbulence and buffeting. Thanks to the wider aperture with SAI visor, the rider also benefits from a wider angle of view, offering a better view out of a corner or in dense traffic situations. Ventilation is greatly enhanced with the updated diffuser system.
Revolutionary is also the new “PB SNC” outer shell (35% stronger than standard fibre) with a special belt construction developed for Arai’s F1 helmet. Together with the unique “Emergency Release Pads” that can be removed in seconds for easy removal of the helmet, these features make the new Arai RX-7 GP a breakthrough in the upper premium helmet segment.

Meets both ECE and SNELL approvals
What makes the RX-7 GP stand out is the fact that it not only meets, but even exceeds the specified requirements and approval criteria of both the European ECE R22-05 and the American SNELL M2010 standards. During SNELL tests, the medium size RX-7 GP absorbs successfully double the amount of energy that is required by the ECE approvals. And even with the XL size, where the differences narrow, the energy absorbed during SNELL tests is still 65% higher than the ECE approvals require. It is also good to know that the RX-7 GP was designed to withstand the SNELL impact penetration tests anywhere above the test line. That is what makes the RX-7 GP truly different and the new benchmark in helmet performance and technology.





MAD FABRICATORS VOL.7 - TEXAS TEASER

MOTORS

 

"Featuring the best Hot Rods and Kustoms from southern California, northern California, and Texas.."
ok, we want to believe (and the trailer is great..) let's start following them.

"Una rassegna delle migliori Hot Rods e Kustoms dalla California e dal Texas."
Bene vogliamo crederci (ed il video è davvero ben fatto..) cominciamo a seguirli allora.





HARLEY DAVIDSON - DOUBLET THE 99th BOBBER

HARLEY DAVIDSON


We haven't find any info about this fine HD bobber, so we can't give any credits to the builder/owner, but now you are a lot and we're sure someone will come with that name...let's take this nice shot as inspiration.


Non abbiamo trovato nessuna informazione riguardante questo bobber HD, quindi non è possibile citarne il proprietario o il costruttore, ma ora vedendo che siete in tanti, siamo sicuri che prima o poi qualcuno arriverà con quel nome, intanto non possiamo fare altro che goderci questo scatto.


BOOKS N' MOVIES


6 THE ART OF BMW: 90 YEARS OF MOTORCYCLE EXCELLENCE
5 LONG WAY ROUND
4 THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
3 METZELER 2013 CLASSIC CALENDAR
2 THE AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE GIRLS
[BOOK]
1 TT3D: CLOSER TO THE EDGE
[DVD]


PASSO A DUE - A LONE RIDE THROUGH THE ETERNAL CITY

MC MOTO-VIDEOS

 

  An early morning lone ride through the streets of Rome. 
The ancient architectures of the city are the only spectators.
Just a red Thiumph Bonneville personalized by Cafe Twin and a rider with his thoughts.

Un giro in moto di mattina presto lungo le strade di Roma.
Le antiche architetture della città come uniche spettatrici.
Nient'altro che una Triumph Bonneville personalizzata da Cafe Twin, un rider e i suoi pensieri.