The Roadster 100 is fitted with the same 1,640cc, 45-degree v-twin as all other Wakan machines, and it makes 115bhp at 6,250rpm and 156Nm of torque at 4,250rpm.
The Wakan Roadster 100’s tubular backbone chassis is made of chrome-molybdenum and uses the engine as a stressed member. The front fork is a 46mm USD Ceriani number, the rear shock is a ZF Sachs unit, the wheels are forged aluminium Marchesinis and the meaty swingarm is made of aluminium alloy. The bike weighs 177kg dry and claimed top speed is 250km/h.
The Roadster 100 is fitted with a single 340mm brake disc at the front, with six-piston AJP callipers, and the rear disc is 220mm. The bike rides on 17-inch wheels, shod with 180/55 (rear) and 120/70 Michelin Pilot Power rubber.
The Roadster 100 is fitted with the same 1,640cc, 45-degree v-twin as all other Wakan machines, and it makes 115bhp at 6,250rpm and 156Nm of torque at 4,250rpm.
Now this is getting ridiculous, it seems whatever Obama touches these days is getting auctioned on ebay. Take for instance this pool table after the ridiculous waffle for 40,000 & the car at 110,000 now comes this pool table for a starting price of 500K. What next Obama used unwashed underwear? Link
Update: I did find weirder things on eBay, such as a Barak Obama domain for 21,000,000$ and Pizza Obama Domain at 500,000$
In July 2004, Barack Obama took delivery of this 2005 Chrysler 300c from Park Plaza Dodge in Forest Park, Illinois. In 2007, Obama swapped his Chrysler sedan for a Ford Escape Hybrid at Hawk Ford in Oak Lawn, IL. Hawk Ford then transfered the 300C back to Park Plaza Dodge. Today, the Obamamobile 300 C Hemi showed up on eBay Current Bid US $116,101.99. I guess it a much better deal than famous half eaten waffle that went shortly on eBay and reached 20K, before removing it.
Take the time to read some of the Q&A hilarious. Link
Question & Answer
Is any of Obama's hair still in the car?
I wouldn't know..the Auction is for his 300c not his DNA samples
Did Obama Fart in this car? is that why it's worth $100K, cause you know the 300 ain't worth *ick.. KBB is like $0.00025 resale.
I never said it was worth 100k..that's the opening bid. obviously the value is a variable for people like you vs car collectors..
Has this car been smoked in???
You'll have to ask Barack, has not been smoked in by current owner, however.
Does the 300c still smell like Obama?
If Obama smells like every other Chrysler 300 sure why not?
The bike, which took 3,000 man-hours to build, was completed in 1995. Its 900cc, four-cylinder, DOHC engine is custom-built, and produces 105 horsepower at 8,800rpm – enough to propel the 172-kilo bike to a top speed of 265km/h.
Built by David Kay Engineering and bears frame and engine number SF-O1M. It’s the only real Ferrari motorcycle in the world and the ugliest, I would go for the new KTM any day of the week.
My all time favorite trail has just grown bigger and badder. Forget Beemers, KTM, Aprilia, Guzzis. The African King is here the real deal built to digest miles on end with superb reliability. Enter the Varadero 2009 rumored to be powered by a V4 1200 cc with 120 HP on tap and tipping the scale at 220kg, I would rather have Honda beef up the V-twin to 1200 and introduce a shaft a la BMW, while keeping the weight. Whatever Honda decide, I will go with Varadero over any bike out there.
My last trip to Dibba was to attend the HOG Middleast event, I had to commute back and forth from Dubai totaling 800km in 3 days. The trip to Dibba and fourth in a car was quite dull, car travelling is dull and sensational, someone in a Porsche or a Ferrari might disagree, however dive me a motorcycle any time, 2 wheels rule! 4 wheels suck. Luckily I have done the trip to Oman – Khorfakan – Dibba - Dubai in 2005 and for this occasion I have unearthed some pictures from this trip.
THE retail giant Woolworths has gone into administration is the clearest sign yet that no company is immune from the stranglehold of the credit crunch. With 30,000 jobs now in peril at the High Street Store, Every High Street Store in the UK has to satisfy its customers to survive the cut-throat business that is the retail industry.
Slim was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His father, Julián Slim, a Maronite Catholic, immigrated to Mexico City from Lebanon at the age of 14. His father, Julián, established a dry goods store called La Estrella del Oriente (Star of the Orient) in 1911 and purchased real estate in downtown Mexico City. He and his wife had six children, of whom Carlos was the youngest boy. His mother is also Lebanese. Slim is a Mexican businessman largely focused on the telecommunications industry. He is the second richest man in the world with a net worth of around U.S. $60 billion through his holdings.
Great to see Lebanese making it into the top 3 list.
Based in Barcelona, Spain, APC Systems have come out with an innovation that could well save some lives. The Spanish company has developed crash helmets that incorporate an airbag, increasing the level of crash protection for motorcyclists.
According to the company, a small, simple control box fitted on the motorcycle receives and processes data, which allows it to determine when a collision may be imminent. When this ‘black box’ figures out that the rider is about to crash, it relays a signal which inflates the crash helmet’s airbag in less than 15/100th of a second, increasing safety levels for the rider.
There are no cables or any other physical elements linking the rider to the bike – the black box works on its own, in a manner that’s completely unobtrusive. And when it inflates, the airbag provides protection to the rider’s neck and back, reducing the chances of severe injury. In the event of a crash, the airbag stabilizes the neck and protects the upper back, the benefits of which are obvious.
The APC helmet airbag is, apparently, only available in Spain right now, so we do hope it’ll also go on sale elsewhere in the world over the next few months.
Are you worried where your wife, girlfriend or daughter is? Worry no more the GPS Lingerie is here. Yes you heard me right! A new line of lingerie that comes equipped with a GPS! Wonder what my female readers are thinking. Yes, a modern-day high tech chastity belt.
Is it an outrageous way for insecure men to monitor their partners or a security device for women on the go, maybe good for pimps! The lingerie combination set consists of lace bodice, bikini bottom and faux pearl collar, with the GPS device nestled in the see-through part of the bodice next to the waist. At around $800, you can wonder just how many of these will be sold. Not many I guess. Good.
The phantom camera was used by spies and although I am not one I dream of owning such an art piece. But its rarity made a buyer pay 120,000 British pounds in 2001 just for the pleasure to look at it and play with its complex Swiss army style multi-knives system.
We all know that motorcycles are dangerous. But for your sex life too? A study carried out by doctors in Japan has revealed men that ride motorcycles are at risk of impotence and urinary problems because the vibrations of the engine damage nerves in their penises. The survey of more than 230 motorcyclists who rode their bikes for about 3 hours every weekend found almost 70% had problems gaining an erection or emptying their bladders. The reasons: 1-motorcycle seat undue pressure on the perineum, that unknown area between the anus and the scrotum. The pressure can restrict blood flow. 2- vibrations from the engine caused a decrease in two growth hormones in the bladder and prostate related to bladder relaxation. I didn’t know that such a number of bikers had trouble getting one up.
Honda 2025 racer concept that takes things to a whole new level. Designed to participate in the (imaginary) Great Race of 2025, which will entail going around the world in all of 24 hours, the concept uses Honda’s expertise in automotive, marine, robotics, and jet technologies. Well, whatever… I would rather have the much-anticipated VFR1000.
Where the hell have I been? Guns N' Roses released their much anticipated album Chinese democracy after 17 years in the making. The album has already sparked and controversy and has been slammed by a Chinese state newspaper for "venomously attacking China".
Axl Rose, 46, is the only member of the band's original line-up to feature on the new album, he comes across with a deeper note, I am still downloading the album so no rating yet as of now, however the absence of Slash’s riffs is obvious, one of the major trademarks of GNR, some of the tracks are bit funky and not to my liking.
Kuwait : Attorney Mubarak Al-Tasha says he is surprised the Ministry of Communications has failed to block the Internet website the ‘YouTube’ because some videos posted on this site demean Islam, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
Al-Tasha added in the event of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) failing to take necessary action there was no other way but to file a lawsuit against the ministry. I am amazed that people wants to block this site for a couple of videos and never mention the positive side of things. wake up people.
Its been 10 years I have been travelling back and the forth to Dubai. It seems that the country has managed to over engineer itself to the point its gotten plain ugly and lost its identity in the process. I have nothing against progress and technology, however not to the extent that the city looks like Gotham City. A concrete jungle, with toll points and laser cameras with infrared community, I has an eerie feeling of Big Brother watching you or worse yet in Guantanamo Bay as CCD cameras are all over the place. In the past 3 days during my stay I enjoyed Dibba, but the day and a half in Dubai was a nightmare which made me think of Beirut traffic as paradise in comparison. Real Estate prices are beyond ridiculous and are already taking a tumble, talks of government budget deficits and a bid from Abu Dhabi to buy Dubai is on the table. Lots of companies are shutting down and moving to neighboring Bahrain and Egypt. The economical crunch is beginning to be felt as realtors are dropping prices, landlords are dropping rents, but no customers in sight.
Will this mean the end of construction and beginning of the financial destruction? Will Dubai end up a ghost town?
Upon my return from Dubai, I went to the nutritionist to check on my progress. OK I have to say, I had a couple of slips in my eating habits in Dubai, nothing major, more of a starvation issue as I had to drive over 740KM in 2 days. I have managed to drop 4kg in my first week, which I am extremely happy for. However you need to understand that this drop is attributed to the cleansing of the colon, which make up 50% of the lost weight, along side water waste from the outer cell. So effectively its 2 KG of FAT which doe not show. The next 3 weeks, I will be following 3 different diet plan, the last one is a detoxification program. Expected weight to be shed is about 7-10KG.
The film opens with the following narration: What you are about to see is inspired by true events. According to the F.B.I. there are an estimated 1.4 million violent crimes in America each year. After extensive research I discovered there was nothing related to any true events. The closest I could get to match the plot is the true crime committed in 1969 by none other then Charles Manson. After reading about Helter Skelter and saw the gruesome murder of Sharon Tate its obvious that the director was inspired by these events.
"The Strangers" is thoroughly unoriginal and predictable from start to finish, with some extended moments of genuine tension. The trailer was much better than the movie.
Telephone rings, wass up? Not much, feeling better? I guess! Well get on a plane and come to Fujairah for the HOG Rally tomorrow, we are a having tons of fun. Let me think it over. 3 Minutes later what the heck, booked the tickets, rented a car and I am on my way to the HOG Rally in Emirates. Accommodation is at the JAL Hotel, distance is 160km from Dubai, I will stay there till Sunday. Shame I don't have my Blitzy with me.
Day 4 progress report, I can’t believe my eyes when I stepped onto the scale today. Quick recap went to see the dietitian on Friday, started my diet on Saturday. Starting weight was 112kg, I followed the diet to the letter and 4 days later I dropped to 108kg. that's 4kg in 4 days at a rate of 1 kg a day. 4 more days to go, at this rate i will see myself done to 104kg by the end of the week. This progress will put me 9 kg away from my ideal wait. I am really impressed.
Laying sick on my sofa with fever, I called upon my DVD provider to deliver a batch of new movies I was anticipating to watch. I have already reviewed: Swing Vote, Burn after Reading, Bangkok Dangerous, Traitor, still to go are Max Payne, Righteous Kill, Beverly Hill Chihuahua, The life before her eyes, Lake Terrace View and the Strangers. Enough about what am I going to watch this review is about Saw V.
In a nutshell Saw 5' is one of those films, that after watching it, you ask yourself ; "why did we see that?" What once was a an intriguing pleasure for me, has quickly turned into a tedious and quite boring and predictable series. The story yet again picks up from the fourth installment. Sure the traps are there so is the blood and the gore, but then again it is getting to be too cliché for my liking as yet again, Saw V paves the way to Saw VI is this a Freddy Crougar déjà vu? I guess Hollywood will keep tapping into Gigsaw till the fan interest is gone, which brings us to where I am at this moment. Saw V will live up to the fans expectation however if you did not see the fourth installment, you will not get much of the movie.
Natalie Dylan is selling her virginity online. Intriguingly, the 22-year-old San Diego woman, who already holds a B.S. in women's studies, Ms. Dylan got her undergraduate degree in “women’s studies” at Sacramento State University and plans to use the proceeds of her Bunny Ranch virginity sale to get a master’s degree.
“I understand some people will condemn me … but I think this is empowering. I’m using what I have to better myself. ”
Natalie says she’s already taken a polygraph test to prove her virginal status and is also willing to undergo a medical exam, although hymens can be surgically reconstructed.
“I don’t think auctioning my virginity will solve all my problems, but it will create some financial stability,” the 22-year-old brunette told reporters. “I’m ready for the controversy … I’m ready to do this.”
“Through this process I’m not just looking for the highest bidder,” Dylan says about her Bunny Ranch virginity auction, adding, “I’m looking for someone who is a genuine, overall nice person.”
Preferably one with a lot of chump change handy…
The Moonlite Bunny Ranch is a massive brothel, staffed by as many as 500 prostitutes, that calls itself “the de-virginising capital of America”.
So Boys if you have a million to spare Natalie’s Cherry is your for the popping. Link
Nicholas Cage is my all time favorite actors. The movie is action-packed. I would not call it an action movie but rather l a thriller. Nicolas Cage is solid in this movie. There are mixed review of the movie, mainly negative compared to the original. I enjoyed the movie although not fast paced and somehow predictable, it still delivers an entertaining 90 minutes.
CIA operative Osborne Cox refuses a demotion and quits his post much to the chagrin of his ice cold wife whose having an affair with Harry Pffarer a US Marshall and a sex addict. Cox decides to write his memoirs but has a disk of material lifted by his wife whose about to begin divorce proceedings against him. The disk is then lost at a gym where two brainless, body conscious employees hatch a bribery scheme against Cox. Matters are further complicated when Harry begins an affair with Linda Litsky, one of the extortionists. Before you know it the CIA and the Russians are involved.
A Highly recommended movie 4/5.
After speaking to Marzook and getting the details on the dietitian. I went for my first visit yesterday. After some casual conversation, we got to the weigh in, at 182cm and 112 KG my BMI was 34 which makes me Obese. Although in real life I am not that obese, I went along and got my program for the first week. Optimal weight, given my skeletal structure is 95kg, I know I was 90KG when I first came to Kuwait in 1999. That 22kg of Fat I need to shed.
Week One is cleansing week.
Lots of H2O about 2 liters a day and small meals target weight loss by the end of the first 7 days is 4-5kg. No exercise is allowed for this week. I doubt I will see a 5 kg drop more likely in the vicinity of 2-3kg.
Traitor is a movie that deals with the multifaceted aspects of terrorism and Islam. it focuses more on the personal relationships between the characters and deliver a deeper perspective about faith and how to embrace it to lead a better life. Overall, a great spy thriller. There's action but not too much that detracts from the focus of the story. Don Cheadle's performance was a cut above.
A solid 4/5 rating.
With Montreal dropped From F1 2009 Calendar, for next year’s 2009 Formula 1 Race Schedule the FIA will introduce Abu Dhabi as the the season’s final race!
This new state of the art Formula 1 track will be designed by Hermann Tilke and will be located on YAS ISLAND and will be called “YAS MARINA CIRCUIT”.
Some of the highlights will be a pit lane that runs below ground as well as a piece of track that runs below a hotel.
The current plans have been criticized by commentators for lacking any elevation changes and failing to create ample opportunity for overtaking, although the impressively long back straight may be the location for some interesting skirmishes.
With its flat-twin engine, 17-inch wheels, twin petal-type brake discs at front (with six-piston calipers), USD fork, Paralever single-sided swingarm, Ohlins rear suspension and gnarly styling that’s reminiscent of some 1960s scramblers, the Lo Rider is an engaging mix of old-world simplicity and new-age high-tech.
Now this is what I called bad fu**** luck! Friday 31, chilling at home around 12:30 pm, phone rings, its my neighbor. Uhm clearing his throat. uhh my son hit your wife’s bike. WTF!!! i just got it from the paint shop… Shut the phone down the stairs and there it was in a pool of fuel. Damage assessment was quick. He apologized and explained that his son just got his license. OK, so why park it in such a tight spot if he does not know how to drive? It’s OK I will cover the damages. Its not about the damages its about the down time, till I order and get the parts, take the tank off and paint, its a hassle. And I just finished painting it. How unlucky can we get this year, I will tell you in my next post.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ATF says it has broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree.
In court records unsealed Monday, agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target an unnamed but predominantly African-American high school by two neo-Nazi skinheads.
Day started off with breakfast at Marina crescent with friends, followed by a trip to Tristar see previous blog post. Lunch at home, then out bike riding around 15:00. Khaleej Road was congested, too many cops and a couple of accidents, and way too many idiots on the road. After 90 minutes of riding, I decided to call it a day head home. My Buddy picked me up to take his bike to the dealership, sawalef with some old faces, then headed to the powder coating shop and picked up my rim for the Blitz Bomber. Home at 20:30, sat with the kids, then out by 21:00 for a long walk with some friends to end the day. Not bad for a saturday!
Here is the deal, I passed by Tristar to see their new set up and I was introduced to Mark who is running their MX department. I discovered that Mark trains kids and adults on MX riding on a closed circuit. Mark is South African and a motocross veteran, he has some excellent experience from the Paris-Dakar rally and is great with kids.
I asked the kids if they were up to it and it was a unanimous vote, yeah dad when do we start! My twin daughters are smitten with the motorcycle bug, since the age 4 they used to take a ride on daddy’s Harley. At 9 years old they are moving on to their own motorcycles, that's 6 years younger than their dad. Tristar service is great and the kids met Mark today, where they got to sit on the bikes and got their very own set of MX gloves. They will start off on an automatic 50cc KTM for 6 hours each, the cost for the training is 85KD per kids including the bikes. I am so excited to see the results, unfortunately neither Mum or Dad are allowed on the track for the first 4 hours, as we might add more confusion to the kids training.
LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Los Angeles has barred the Mongols motorcycle gang from wearing or distributing its trademarked logo after authorities arrested dozens of its members in six states.
U.S. District Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper granted an injunction requested by prosecutors Wednesday that prohibits gang members, their family members and associates from wearing, licensing, selling or distributing the logo.
Cooper on Tuesday initially limited the order to just selling or distributing the logo.
At least 61 members were arrested under a racketeering indictment that accuses some of murder, attempted murder and drug sales.
I never knew that sending a package outside Kuwait would set me back 2 hours of wasted efforts. I headed this morning to the MOC office at the Sheraton round about to send a small package of parts back to my supplier to the US.Upon arrival I circled the building for 25 minutes trying got find a parking place, although there are parking spots available within the ministry compound, I was told that these are only for employees. WTF 25 cars and no customer parking. So I decided to go to the main office in Shuwaikh, parking was easy to find. Upon entering the `building, the clerk told me to my amazement, that this facility does not process packages and I should go back to Kuwait city. Rants… Traffic back again trying to find that elusive parking spot another 15 minutes and lady luck smiled. I parked and entered the building. There were 15 people inside the building all standing in a corner eating sweets and not even acknowledging my existence. A lady came to me after an excruciating 10 minutes, she asked how she could help. I showed her the package and explained the need to send it to the US registered. No problem you need to go home and cover it with white paper and write your return address. I started loosing it, I explained it took me an hour to find a parking place and no way she is sending me home again, can’t you fix it here? She consented and called Babu, I explained to him what needs to be done. Babu called his assistant and both worked on covering my box, took them 20 minutes. In the meantime I was looking around and noticed that all the employees disappeared. The office is in a bad condition, paint peeling all over the ceiling, an old metal detector machine gathering dust, really a depressing place to work at. Babu gave me the package at last, got it registered and walked out with a sigh of relief, hoping that my ordeal was over, or is it? Only time will tell if the package will reach its destination and I bet you there will be no way of tracking it. For how long will people endure with such services, I guess the last time someone maintained this building was in the early 90’s.
Wayne Forrester told police he felt "devastated" and "humiliated" when his wife changed her status to single a few days after she had kicked him out of their marital home.
Appearing before the Old Bailey, barristers explained how Forrester was drunk, and had been taking cocaine before driving back to their home in south London and attacking his wife, stabbing her to death with a kitchen knife. He believed his wife had been having an affair.
Forrester pleaded guilty to the crime, and will now serve a minimum of 14 years.
In a prepared statement, Forrester told the court: "Emma and I had just split up. She forced me out of the house and then posted messages on an internet website telling everyone she had left me and was looking to meet other men.
"I felt that I was watching somebody else attacking Emma. It was as though I had no control of what I was doing."
When Victor Komunytsky and Jim davis decided to build the MotoMorphic JaFM, they had to sacrifice their small repair shop and their small business of selling motorcycles in order to put more time and effort into building their beauty. This prototype makes you think of a Respingo when you first see it. The monstrous 250 mm wheel is enough to make heads turn and bring you all the attention you ever wanted. An Aprilia Falco which was baptized as the hellâ€™s pig was the guinea pig to test and try solutions as the tyre proved to be a problem. The next step was to build a multi tubular chassis and they chose an Ohlins fork, Brembo brakes and a couple of other things. The result was a beefy, all American, aggressive motorcycle that sure kept everyone at the motor shows gasping for breath.
The frame and swingarm are made of 6061-T6 tubing and
CNC machined billet 6061.
The lower spars are 5 inch, the uppers 4 inch,
and the frame head is 6 inch.
Gasoline is held in the frame, with a capacity of
approximately 6 1/2 US gallons.
The swingarm is 3 and 2 inch tubing and CNC subcomponents.
Ohlins forks, Penske shock, Brembo brake calipers and
rear mastercylinder, ISR front mastercylinder, Magura/PFM
Stainless brake and clutch lines from Galfer.
Rotax V990 fuel injected one liter dual overhead cam
4 valve per cylinder liquid cooled V-twin engine with
a 6 speed transmission and dry oil sump.
The 4 inch diameter tank with hemispherical ends
on the left side of the bike is the oil tank.
First pass Dyno tune yielded 108 hp, 68 ft-lbs of torque.
Wheels and tires: Front 8 1/2 inch with a 250 tire, Rear
10 1/2 inch with a 300 tire; wheels 6061-T6 alloy drawn
and then CNC machined.