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Kawasaki H1 drag bike by Krautmotors
The Glemseck 101 is the European event for anyone who loves fast, impractical, and highly imaginative machines. Those who partake in it do so with cult-like levels of obsession—returning year after year in a bid to outdo each other and themselves.

Rolf Reick is a regular face at the Glemseck 101. Based in Heidelberg, Germany, the perpetually cheerful industrial designer heads up a design school in the nearby town of Mannheim. But he also has years of experience building custom bikes—like this wild Kawasaki H1 two-stroke—under the banner of Krautmotors.

Kawasaki H1 drag bike by Krautmotors

Rolf has stockpiled a number of rad bits and pieces over the years. So he set himself a goal of building a drag bike for this year’s Glemseck 101 using only recycled parts from his personal stash, turning to external sources only when necessary. (It’s not the first time he’s used this approach.)

One of the parts that Ralf already had on hand was the triple-cylinder two-stroke engine from a Kawasaki H1 Mach III; the original ‘Widowmaker.’ But it was far from stock. It had previously been rebuilt by the Kawasaki specialist Ralf Gille, with a host of upgrades that included extensive head work, a new crankshaft, and a set of Mikuni carbs.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Make some noize for the Kawasaki H1 that didn’t race at Glemseck
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/kawasaki-h1-krautmotors
Published Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2023 18:01:55 +0000

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ROAR OF THE KINGDOM: Collector Cars Inspired by Wildlife

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ROAR OF THE KINGDOM: Collector Cars Inspired by Wildlife
LOT #685 – 1985 DE TOMASO PANTERA GT5 – NO RESERVE

Throughout automotive history, there has been an undeniable fascination with naming cars after nature’s creatures, whether for their attributes, characteristics or simply to evoke a sense of power and grace. These automotive creations not only reflect the natural world but also capture the essence of speed, agility and strength associated with their animal namesakes.

One iconic example is the Ford Mustang, named after the free-roaming wild horse. The Mustang’s sleek design and powerful performance embodied the spirit of its namesake, symbolizing freedom and adventure on the open road.

The Impala is one of Chevrolet’s most successful models and was named after the graceful and swift African antelope. Over the years, the Impala vehicle has evolved, but its association with speed and agility remains.

The Dodge Viper, with its venomous performance, derives its name from the deadly viper snake. Introduced in the early 1990s, the Viper has always been synonymous with raw power and a striking presence on the road. The name emphasizes the car’s aggressive design and high-performance capabilities, reflecting the qualities of its reptilian inspiration.

These are just a few examples of cars named after wildlife, each with its own story to tell and its own unique blend of style, performance and personality. Whether prowling the streets like a Viper or galloping down the highway like a Mustang, these automotive creations continue to capture the imagination of drivers around the world, forging a timeless connection between man and machine. Check out these vehicles inspired by nature’s creatures selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Palm Beach Auction, April 18-20 at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

LOT #685 – 1985 DE TOMASO PANTERA GT5 – NO RESERVE

Pictured above, this 1985 Pantera GT5 is powered by a 351ci V8 engine mated to a ZF 5-speed manual transmission. Has air conditioning, power brakes, power windows, rack & pinion steering, widebody, rear wing and Campagnolo wheels wrapped in Pirelli P7s. 7,403 miles (title reads exempt).

LOT #669 – 1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM – NO RESERVE

Powered by a fresh YZ-code 400ci Ram Air III V8 engine with a rebuilt Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission. Has QA1 adjustable coilover shocks, heavy-duty sway bars and an American Autowire full harness kit.

LOT #692 – 1972 DE TOMASO PANTERA – NO RESERVE

Powered by a 351ci V8 engine paired with a 5-speed ZF manual transmission. Power steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes, power windows and air conditioning. 1,592 miles (title reads exempt).

LOT #383 – 2003 DODGE VIPER SRT/10 CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE

Has had two owners. Powered by an 8.3-liter V10 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Equipped with new Continental Extreme Contacts tires. 1,491 miles (title reads mileage exempt).

LOT #687 – 1967 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR REPLICA – NO RESERVE

Powered by a naturally aspirated Roush 427/546hp crate engine with custom 8-stack electronic fuel injection mated to a 5-speed TREMEC manual transmission. Built by Classic Muscle Motor Company in Daytona Beach, FL.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: ROAR OF THE KINGDOM: Collector Cars Inspired by Wildlife
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/roar-of-the-kingdom-collector-cars-inspired-by-wildlife/
Published Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 16:10:21 +0000

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Will the Insta360 X4 Be the Best Action Camera?

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Insta360 is pushing the limits of 360-degree image and video recording further with its new X4 camera, which starts at $499.99. Users can expect better image quality (including 8K video resolution), more sophisticated editing and shooting options, better battery life, and a roster of other improved features.

The Insta360 X4 has loads of new and improved features while retaining some favorite effects, like the Invisible Selfie Stick.
The Insta360 X4 has loads of new and improved features while retaining some favorite effects, like the Invisible Selfie Stick. (Insta360/)

The outgoing One X3 is one of our favorite motorcycling action cameras that we routinely use in our motorcycle review videos. So we’re thrilled to see the platform so thoroughly enhanced in the X4. For those shooting in 360-degree mode the X4 offers full 8K video recording at 30 fps along with 5.7K at 60 fps, and 4K at 100 fps. For those more accustomed to traditional cameras, the X4 has a single-lens mode that shoots ultrawide at 4K and 60 fps.

The new X4 has improved lens guards and a larger display screen.
The new X4 has improved lens guards and a larger display screen. (Insta360/)

“8K will be transformative for creators as reframed video now holds its own alongside footage shot on regular cameras. But X4 isn’t just about image quality, it’s designed to be the most robust, easy-to-use 360-degree camera ever, no matter your experience. This idea was at the heart of a lot of the changes we made,” said JK Liu, founder of Insta360, in a company press release.

These shot modes expand the possibilities when editing video, making it easier than ever for users to get crisp, smooth shots in real time or slow motion. New AI-assisted editing features have been introduced also, offering Quick Edit and AI Edit modes in the free-to-use smartphone and desktop apps. The company has also developed a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro called Insta360 Reframe which allows users to manipulate footage directly in Premiere Pro.

With a wide variety of shooting modes and editing options, the X4 is sure to become a new standard in action camera technology.
With a wide variety of shooting modes and editing options, the X4 is sure to become a new standard in action camera technology. (Insta360/)

The camera features Gesture Control and Voice Control 2.0, so users can start and stop recording easily if the camera is mounted beyond reach. There’s a Timed Capture setting as well that will power on the X4, record, then shut the unit off. FlowState Stabilization and the 360-degree Horizon Lock help to ensure shots are as smooth and level as possible.

Some of the other modes include Bullet Time slow-mo which can be captured in either 5.7K at 120 fps or 3K at 240 fps. There is 8K Time Shift and 11K Timelapse modes as well. Cinematic motion blur can easily be added using the Motion ND effect, and for those using the camera during runs or rides, GPS data from Garmin or Apple products can easily be overlaid on video.

One of our favorite action cameras gets even better with the new X4.
One of our favorite action cameras gets even better with the new X4. (Insta360/)

The tech is bolstered by an improved physical design, with new removable lens guards, a larger 2.7-inch Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen, and cold-weather resistance down to -4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Additionally, the new X4 boasts a 135-minute run time (when shooting at 5.7K, 30 fps), a 67 percent improvement in battery performance over the X3.

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By: Byron Wilson
Title: Will the Insta360 X4 Be the Best Action Camera?
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/gear/insta360-x4-camera-preview/
Published Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:25:56 +0000

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Four-cylinder Fury: A Honda Hornet café racer from France

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Honda Hornet café racer by Seb Kustom Motorcycle
On paper, the late-2000s Honda CB600F Hornet is a great bike; a lively four-cylinder middleweight, widely praised for its rideability and reliability. But in the flesh, it’s hard to get excited about. Like most of Honda’s naked bikes, the steadfast Hornet lacks panache—which makes it prime material for customization.

This Honda Hornet café racer comes from Sébastien Vernaison in France—a part-time custom builder that works as Seb Kustom Motorcycle. He bought the bike a few years ago, customized it, and then decided to put it back under the knife to add even more swagger. And we’re glad he did, because the result is miles apart from the bike’s vanilla origins.

Honda Hornet café racer by Seb Kustom Motorcycle

Seb’s latest mods include the Honda Hornet’s racy new bodywork. The fairing and tail bump are aftermarket fiberglass parts from the French kit maker, Poly26—but both have been modified heavily to suit this build. The Honda’s OEM fuel tank sits tidily between them.

The overall aesthetic is incredibly well-judged, blending sportbike and classic endurance racer elements to create a modern café racer vibe.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Four-cylinder Fury: A Honda Hornet café racer from France
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/honda-hornet-cafe-racer
Published Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 20:04:33 +0000

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