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Mazda3 1.6 Diesel 115 CV

Posted: 01 Dec 2010 02:50 PM PST

The Mazda3 has been renewed in the appearance and mechanics at the beginning of 2009, adopting a more aggressive front and dynamic style and saving weight here and there to optimize fuel consumption and emissions. Going on the road to maximize energy now comes the new 1.6 diesel engine 115 hp, updated and improved version of the previous 109 hp common rail. In addition to 6 hp gain over the outgoing model, the new MZ-CD 1.6 allows Mazda to reduce fuel consumption by 2.2% and combined to cut 1, 7% reduction in carbon dioxide. The manual gearbox, now a 6-speed, gain ratio, while the filter is maintenance-free type. The new engine is available on the Mazda3 hatchback body with five doors and also on novel 4-door sedan, first introduced on the Italian market.

The lightweight 8 VALVES
One of the main novelties introduced in the Mazda3 1.6 Diesel engine of 115 hp is the use of two valves per cylinder, single overhead camshaft (SOHC) instead of the previous four valves per cylinder with dual overhead cam (DOHC) . This simplification saves 4 kg in weight and allows the reduction of internal friction allows all’inedito eight valve four-cylinder common rail (Euro 5) to give 115 bhp at 3,600 rpm, 270 Nm between 1,750 and 2,700 rpm and to consume an average of the Mazda3 4.4 l/100 km with CO2 emissions equivalent to 117 g / km. Thanks also to the variable geometry turbocharger and a new 6-speed manual gearbox that weighs 3 kg less than the 5-speed transmission, the Mazda3 1.6 Diesel 115 HP is able to accelerate from standstill to 100 km / h in 11 seconds and reach 186 km / h (188 km / h, the 4-door).

The Mazda3 1.6 Diesel 115 hp sold in Italy at a base price of 20,790 €, referring to the five-door Active in progress. The advanced version instead part of € 22,750 and the three volumes is available in 4-door version only lists Touring from € 21,950. Are standard on all air conditioning, fog lamps, ABS, ESC with traction control, EBD, 6 airbags and ESS (Emergency stop signal) that indicates the four flashing arrows to the cars that follow a sudden braking. The advanced version has the added automatic climate, navigation, rear parking sensors, the 17-inch wheels and cruise control. Among the optional payment can be reported to the paint metallic / mica (500 €), the Active Pack includes dual-zone climate and light sensor / rain (710 €, only on the Active). The layout of the Mazda3 Touring 4-door sedan with 115 hp diesel engine 1.6 corresponds to the Active, with the addition of Active Pack

The renewed turbodiesel Mazda3 1.6 of proving an appeal and a quiet interesting. Even the qualities of extension and there are particularly useful when overtaking and driving on and off of the typical city driving. The 6-speed gearbox gives breath to the innate characteristics of another traveler, the Mazda3, now free to go 120 km / h with an engine speed of just over 2,000 rpm. The sixth longest and different gear ratios benefit the efficient exploitation of the engine, and promises the Japanese, to the low levels of consumption. For everything else you can repeat the good things already said about the new Mazda3, with the structure, which confirms its ability to instill a solid sense of security and stability, precise steering and “relaxed” and the rapid and well modulated braking. The cabin has a high acoustic comfort, just disturbed by the distant rumbling of the common rail, while the quality of interior retains the valuable level “to the Japanese, practical, no frills. Overall, the new Mazda3 1.6 Diesel engine of 115 hp has proven successful and promising, certainly deserves a more thorough test.

2011 Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC

Posted: 01 Dec 2010 02:42 PM PST

The introduction of some new features for versions of the Civic powered by the 1.8 liter i-VTEC engine with some upgrades in the equipment. Versions Civic 1.8 i-VTEC 140 hp represent the top of the range of the Civic 5-door and have combined fuel consumption of 6.7 liters per 100 km with CO2 emissions of 155 g / km. The engine on the Civic 1.8 i-VTEC can be combined with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission.

The main new features for version 1.8 5-door C-segment of the Japanese are a honeycomb front grille, now extended to the whole range, and a new design of alloy wheels for the GT versions, the interior is now enriched from seats in Alcantara and leather. The 1.8-liter versions of sporty three-door Type S now have the front spoiler and side skirts in body color, which were previously standard only on the Absolute version. The latter is enriched with USB / i-Pod, blue interior lighting floor, rear parking sensors, panoramic glass roof, dual zone climate control, cruise control, fog lights, light sensors and rain, alarm, electrically folding mirrors and xenon headlights with headlight washers.

The prices of the new Civic 1.8 i-VTEC start at € 19,990 Civic 5-door 1.8 i-VTEC GT, while the three-door versions 1.8, available only in Type S construction, start at € 21,390 turnkey of 1.8 i- VTEC Type S.

Ford 1.6 Ecoboost, 1.6 TDCi and 2.2 TDCi

Posted: 01 Dec 2010 11:49 AM PST

Ford announced the new models Mondeo, Galaxy and S-Max, soon, will adopt the new EcoBoost engines 1.6, 1.6 TDCi and 2.2 TDCi. The most important novelty is represented by the 1.6 EcoBoost petrol engine with 160 hp and 240 Nm of torque, paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox and equipped with direct injection, turbocharged and Ti-VCT system variable valve timing. The engine in question is also equipped with Auto-Start-Stop device, which in early 2011, will be adopted by all of Ford EcoBoost family of engines.

The 1.6 EcoBoost 160 bhp is available for the Ford Mondeo at a price of € 26,000 under construction Plus, while the Titanium and Individual versions are priced at € 27,500 and € 33,650. Prices are related to variations in the Mondeo sedan 4-door and 5-door, and wagon body with the same versions cost just 750 euro more. The Ford Mondeo with the 1.6 EcoBoost engine consumes just 6.8 liters of fuel per 100 km and emits 158 g / km of CO2.

Furthermore, both the Mondeo and the Galaxy S-Max models are available with the new diesel 1.6 TDCi 115 bhp and 200 bhp 2.2 TDCi Duratorq family. The 1.6 TDCi 115 PS engine is used – in conjunction with the device, Auto-Start-Stop – the eco-friendly ECOnetic version of the Ford Mondeo, with emissions below 115 g / km of CO2.

BMW S 1000 RR

Posted: 01 Dec 2010 10:55 AM PST

Finally, the motion of the mystery has made its appearance. He became a need, this is true, but in the end, it was shown in all its glory. Theatre of the presentation was the Monza race track, just during the fifth stage of the world superbike.
There, professionals and could not see the last wonder of the BMW. The new S 1000 RR represents the future of sports, in particular relating to electronics and components. So let us examine the above-powered car.

As for the mechanics and the chassis of the new BMW S 1000 RR appears to be rather traditional (on this ride by wire trimappa, croissants with variable height and four-cylinder, grooved swing arm and frame, double brace).
The aluminum frame is paired with a long swingarm that improves traction. Present also are looking for forged, multi-adjustable suspension and radial Brembo calipers. Components already known to the general public but certainly performance and up to date.

The electronics however stands out in every way. The four-cylinder engine optimization facts were absolute. The electronic engine management system is in fact the very first livello.Spiccano titanium valves (that move through courts bilanciari to absorb the inertia), the two injectors per cylinder, slipper clutch and exhaust butterfly valve between the end to optimize the delivery of the couple.
The particular engine superquadro also shines in the bore, having regard to the 1000 four-cylinder with 80 mm piston running up and down a path at least 5 cm. In light of this the speed turns out to be very high, with a maximum power of 193 hp developed on 13,000 rpm. Because really excellent, taking into account the dry weight of the vehicle (183 kg).

Another area in which stands the bike is undoubtedly the management of the vehicle, which can be easily carried by the driver.
The S 1000 RR has among the optional traction control and a DTC leggerissmo Abs (2.5 kg) that can be set in view of driving conditions and types of tires. These elements contribute effectively to enhance the sportiness of the vehicle up to unimaginable levels.

These are a summary of the specifications of the S 1000 RR, that this team will be the first BMW motorcycle in the house can attract more enemies instead of BMW’s history fans.
This is due to the fact that this sport is a point of rupture and innovation in the production of two wheels of the German house.

Triumph Daytona 675 special edition

Posted: 01 Dec 2010 10:44 AM PST

Britain’s Triumph for the Summer 2009 presents a new fresh look in the Daytona 675 Special Edition. This super shows of the aggressive and slender lines, enhancing its character.The lighter frame of the class and the compact three-cylinder engine come together in this powerful tool suitable for use in track racing and fun. From the graphical point of view there is a first for a motorcycle Triumph: The background is the unprecedented Pearl White, who allows you to obtain an elegant contrast with the blue decals.

We have already said the lightweight chassis that characterizes this medium. The Sparkle Blue was chosen to bring out the beautiful aluminum frame, complete with swing arm and rear subframe, which is one of the glories of the Daytona 675 el’artefice its unparalleled maneuverability. His racing attitude emerges from the contrast of the threads on the blue alloy wheels, five-spoke graphite powder thus creating a more distinctive and original to this bike sports.

We go to the motor characteristics. The latest version of the 675cc three-cylinder exceeds 450 rpm, the upper limit of the previous engine 2008. The new exhaust system, 2kg lighter than previous models, a different processing of electronic and new versions of the head, with valves and modified combustion chamber, ensuring well-128CV at 12,600 rpm and a maximum speed of rotation that brings the red line at 13,950 rpm.

The motorcycle manufacturer in the UK has therefore created a motorbike with a great handling and agility, characteristics that make the Daytona 675 is a two-wheeled vehicle from the pack.

Suzuki Burgman 400

Posted: 01 Dec 2010 10:42 AM PST

Do you own a Suzuki Burgman 400? It would have to answer the call of the parent on the Japanese maxi scooters to a defect in the unit. The problem affects 8274 models produced between 2005 and 2006, because the ECM controls the engine could be affected by a malfunction and cause loss of engine speed. The House of Hamamatsu has launched a recall regarding the means by chassis numbers between JS1CG111100100032 and JS1CG111100114069.

At the official dealers will replace the ECU remapped or irregularity to a minimum and off during the release. If your vehicle falls within the group of frames listed above and you have not received the letter from Suzuki Italy, you should make a jump with the bike and the warranty card at any Suzuki dealer. If the intervention is to make an appointment for you to perform the upgrade.

If for any reason the unit had already been replaced, you still need to verify that this is the correct one installed. The operation under warranty will last about 45 minutes – 1 hour. Remember to bring your scooter in the shop with all the keys available. If you received the letter take it with you to make the appointment, as the songs are sorted by Suzuki.

A new grain for Suzuki. In fact, already had been made in recent months other references relating to Burgman125cc Suzuki 200cc and 2007 for a problem with the brake discs, and the Suzuki Burgman 650 for ISC valve defects, produced in the same year.

Peugeot Vivacity 50

Posted: 01 Dec 2010 10:35 AM PST

In an effort to adapt to new regulations that allow the driver to carry an adult in the passenger seat, is renewed after nine years the Peugeot Vivacity 50, a scooter looking young and attractive. 1910 mm long, up from the earth to the seat 786 mm, weighing 95 kg and 8.5-liter tank, with its characteristics of compactness and light weight has the credentials to be appreciated by fourteen year olds, as well as adults who want to a two-wheeled vehicle extremely handy for city use.

Peugeot Vivacity 50 allows two people to travel in, then change his design to have more functionality. For this it has two compartments for helmets under the seat where a save-face helmet and a shield in front jet with visor. The flat floor is suitable to rest bags or shopping bags, and any other object you can use the glove box which is accessed through a door on the outside of the shield made modesty.

The instruments are mixed analog-digital, 2-stroke air-cooled 49.9 cc powered carburetor and electric start kick starter, front disc brake and rear drum. The front shield with a lighthouse with a smooth surface and flashing bulbs mini-Peugeot make the vehicle very attractive.

The French motorcycle manufacturer offers different pearl or metallic colors, from red sensual, elegant black bald, going to trendy polar white pearl. Vivacity 50 is in the list to 1,600 euro and can travel about 30 kilometers on one liter of gasoline.

Moto Guzzi Drago 1200 8V

Posted: 01 Dec 2010 10:23 AM PST

In many so far have speculated a possible creation by the Moto Guzzi Griso a variant of the sport. These assumptions are, however, continued only strongly denied by those working or not. But when the topic was about to fall into oblivion has been widely alleged scoop able to give a significant shock to the environment. There were in fact the ear of the designers of motion in art Obiboi Oberdan Bezzi (manager, inter alia, an interesting blog) the rumors according to which the Guzzi is really willing to give life to a sport that can make the throat to a wider public younger than the usual coterie of fans and thick.

The bike in question has been dubbed by the same name with Obiboi Moto Guzzi Dragon, a name echoes with enthralling medieval certainly reveals a vocation to be the same streetfighter.
At this point the question to ask is basically a: how will this racing car? What will differ from the Griso?

The answer is in the face of rumors that soon. The Dragon is in fact (we use an optimistic future) of the Griso certainly more manageable, especially in the face of a smaller distance between axles with closing angle bracket on 24.5 °.
The engine will also be performing. It provides that the Dragon will present in more than 15 hp by virtue of certain improvements to the engine mapping, which would bring the total to reach 110 hp.
Also present significant aesthetic improvements. The Dragon in fact present un’esteticità Griso’s definitely a more modern style while drawing from it.
About the price it is expected that this new plaything of the Piaggio Group will cost around € 20,000.

This is what we know so far, even if it is floating on the more theoretical and the practical. There remains, therefore, that guests can get their mail on the cover image of the bike (made by Oberdan Bezzi) and patients awaiting feedback or denials that only time can give us.

Aspes Sirio Hybrid Scooter

Posted: 01 Dec 2010 10:22 AM PST

Recently, the world of motorcycles, as well as in the car, we tried to create innovative models and eco-profile of the yield qualitatively valid.Several attempts have been made about it, although in many cases the results have left much to be desired.However, though one should not generalize, especially when you consider the Hybrid Sirius 50 cc, or the hybrid launched in these days of Aspes. For those unfamiliar with the Aspes have to say that ciclomotociclistica is a company operating since 1961 in the production of scooters. This house, originally founded by brothers Sorrentino, has had several owners, except 2008 when he landed in the hands of reliable Menzaghi Motors has invested in the development of innovative scooter.

But back to the main subject of the article, namely Sirius Hybrid. This scooter, as mentioned, is a small 50 cc that stands out from the competition due to the presence of two propulsion systems.
Market because there are only electric scooters, which are mainly inconvient the need to extract the battery of the vehicle to recharge it. The Sirius Hybrid instead presents a totally different configuration, given by the perfect combination of electric motor and internal combustion engine, and the ability of the electric propulsion system to efficiently Auto charging while driving.

This scooter presents a selection button on the handlebars allows the rider to choose between different modes of gait. The preset speeds are three engine (4t catalyzed combustion engine that lets you recharge the battery while driving), mixed mode (mixed mode that includes the use of electric motors up to 25 km / h over the use of motor spark off with the first) and electric (with exclusive use of the electric motor only).
Another fact worthy of note are the two different methods of charging the battery through the gait engine or through the convenient service outlet installed on the scooter itself.
The only question (to see if the Sirius Hybrid is actually more profitable than the normal scooter) is the yield of the medium, however, to get valid answers about patient need not be announced until the first reports from the road test which will be submitted this two wheels

Kawasaki VN 1700 Voyager

Posted: 01 Dec 2010 10:18 AM PST

Prosperous times for the European riders. Among ecoincentivi, newcomer lowcost and promotions of various kinds, has become a must change its motion, or update the park two wheels owned.Of course, not all brands offer incentives for larger purchases (except for suzuki scooter), but each company has made little effort to meet the needs of consumers.

Moved in this direction also Kawasaki, who has decided to extend the standard equipment of some of the new models in the 2009 range. This mainly concerns the new VN 1700 Voyager, sumptuous motion passed in review a few weeks ago that he’ll be in Europe in 400 exclusive units.

The lucky ones who managed to sign up at least a piece of this limited edition will also have the privilege of receiving the first iPod that came specifically designed for this bike. This ipod comes from the synergy between Apple and Kawasaki, so that the main logo of the player will be accompanied by official emblem of the VN 1700 with the addition of the serial number identifying the same motion.

Also on the iPod software that stands out for its originality. In fact, among the default content-a promo video of the bike, the list of all outlets in Europe and Kawasaki to finish a lot of information on the innovative K-Care Insurance (the extended warranty it is an unlimited mileage.

Those interested can obtain this special edition ipod in the first days of August, following a request from the official website of Kawasaki.

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