Velocity Learn: The brand new Lego Technic Kawasaki Ninja H2R and extra


The latest custom motorcycles, bike auctions, and the new Lego Technic Kawasaki Ninja H2R
We’ve sorted our choices from small to large this week, beginning with the brand new Lego Technic Kawasaki Ninja H2R 1:8 scale mannequin. From there, we step it as much as a classic Honda scrambler, a BMW R100 sleeper, and a Zero Engineering Sort 9 shovelhead that’s up on the market.

Lego Technic Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Lego Technic Kawasaki Ninja H2R What do the Ducati Panigale V4, Yamaha MT10 SP, and BMW M 1000 RR have in widespread? You’ll be able to construct all of them out of Lego, that’s what. And if none of these fulfill your thirst for a high-performance bike in DIY block type, Lego Technic has now added the Kawasaki Ninja H2R to their catalog too.

The total-sized Kawasaki Ninja H2R is a 998 cc, four-cylinder, supercharged hyperbike able to going 400 km/h [250 mph]. This 1:8 scale mannequin options 643 items of Lego, stands 17 cm [6.5”] tall, and might go as quick as you’ll be able to push it throughout a tabletop whereas making engine noises.

Lego Technic Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Billed for ages 10 and up, the Lego Technic Kawasaki Ninja H2R boasts the identical degree of element as we’ve come to count on from the Danish toymaker. Not solely have they nailed the look, however they’ve kitted the desktop-sized Ninja with an assortment of shifting elements. The steering works, as do the forks, rear shock, and facet stand.

All 4 of the Lego Ninja H2R’s pistons are articulated, and its gear shifter clicks via first, impartial, and second. And sure—there’s additionally slightly Lego supercharger connected to it.

Lego Technic Kawasaki Ninja H2R
The construct additionally sports activities the Ninja H2R’s aero winglets, and a handful of decals to match its 310 hp counterpart. All this for the worth of $84.99 within the US, €79.99 in most elements of Europe, and £69.99 within the UK.

Whereas we’ve got little want to personal a 310-hp hyperbike that’ll doubtless get us arrested, we’re suckers for Lego Technic’s assortment of highly-detailed bikes. This little machine wouldn’t simply look good on our shelf, however it’d be a hoot to construct (for youths of all ages) too. [More]

Honda 360 scrambler by Freeland Motorcycles
Honda 360 scrambler by Freeland Bikes It’s laborious to know precisely what to name this charming scrambler from Ronnie Hansen, the man behind Freeland Bikes in California. Inspiration for the undertaking hit when he was constructing a Honda CB360 for a shopper, and figured that he ought to construct one other CB360 with a wilder vibe. However fairly than seize a recent CB360 donor, Ronnie pieced the machine collectively from numerous bits and items from his workshop.

Work began with the body from a mid-70s Honda CJ360. The CJ was a less expensive and fewer common model of the CB, missing the CB’s sixth gear and electrical starter. Ronnie de-tabbed the body and had it painted gold.

Honda 360 scrambler by Freeland Motorcycles
A set of traditional Honda SL350 forks went onto the entrance, with tall aftermarket shocks fitted out again. The wheels characteristic drum brake hubs and trials-style tires, whereas high-mounted fenders and a trimmed subframe nail that classic scrambler aesthetic.

One other traditional small-bore Honda twin lent the undertaking its engine; the CL360, in any other case generally known as the scrambler model of the CB360. Ronnie swapped the inventory carbs for tuned Mikunis with pod filters and added a two-into-one exhaust system that terminates in a reverse cone muffler. The high-riding exhaust system has been coated black, with custom-made warmth shields on the rider’s leg.

Honda 360 scrambler by Freeland Motorcycles
For the bodywork, Ronnie sourced an aftermarket reproduction of the unmistakable Benelli Mojave gasoline tank, matching it to a {custom} seat. A tiny headlight, scrambler bars, and classic grips spherical out the elements spec, whereas a tasteful black and gold livery takes the bike over the end line. [Source]

BMW R100 restomod by Rind Performance
BMW R100 by Rind Efficiency This boxer needs to be one of many slickest sleepers we’ve ever seen. The donor bike is a 1980 BMW R100, the model is modeled after the Seventies R50/5, and the operating gear is all top-shelf.

It’s the work of Robin Ludwig from Rind Efficiency. Robin’s love of slash-five Beemers got here from his grandfather, who owned an R50/5. Robin’s {custom} R100 is a contemporary homage to his grandad’s bike, mixing precise R50/5 elements with the newer and quicker R100 platform.

BMW R100 restomod by Rind Performance
An R50/5 gasoline tank sits up high, adopted by an R50/5 saddle. Robin shortened the bike’s subframe and trimmed the size of the seat to provide it a sportier look. The again finish of the bike is completed off with a conventional BMW seize deal with and a small spherical taillight.

The rear is propped up on a graceful set of Öhlins piggyback shocks, with upside-down Showa forks doing responsibility up entrance. Laced 18” wheels put on Metzeler Racetec RR tires, and the entrance wheel sports activities a pair of Brembo brake calipers. A stainless-steel exhaust system supplies the soundtrack, whereas the engine’s been tuned to place out a usable 70 hp.

BMW R100 restomod by Rind Performance
Robin stored the cockpit tidy with a relaxed set of road bars, LED bar-end flip indicators, and a BMW R nineT headlight in a traditional bucket, held by custom-made ears. If this isn’t the right mash-up of old-school appears and new-school efficiency, we don’t know what’s. [Source]

For sale: Mark Sheppard's 2019 Zero Engineering Type 9
On the market: Mark Sheppard’s 2019 Zero Engineering Sort 9 Followers of the hit TV present, Supernatural, will know Mark Sheppard because the actor that performs Crowley. However we’re extra keen on his love of bikes—and, extra particularly, the beautiful machines that he’s presently promoting by way of Iconic Bike Auctions.

On the block proper now’s this 2019 Zero Engineering Sort 9, constructed by Zero’s US department in Las Vegas.

For sale: Mark Sheppard's 2019 Zero Engineering Type 9
In case you didn’t already know, Zero Engineering is a Japanese bike-building firm that was based by none aside from Shinya Kimura within the early 90s. Kimura-san finally moved on, however Zero continued to function, finally branching out to different nations. Zero Engineering USA builds bikes utilizing the corporate’s signature frames and suspension, imported from Japan, with regionally sourced engines and transmissions.

Mark Sheppard’s bike follows the usual Zero Engineering Sort 9 blueprint. The metal gooseneck body is a proprietary Zero half, as is the distinctive multi-link rear suspension and the springer-style entrance finish. The bike rolls on spoked wheels and stops courtesy of a Brembo entrance brake and a Wilwood rear.

For sale: Mark Sheppard's 2019 Zero Engineering Type 9
It’s powered by a 93 ci S&S Cycle shovelhead motor, with an S&S Tremendous E carb, a five-speed Baker transmission, and an open main, with a sequence sending energy to the rear wheel. The engine additionally incorporates a chip that restricts its output till the bike is run in (the odometer presently exhibits simply 358 miles).

In getting ready for the Sort 9’s public sale, Iconic modified the oil and oil filter, changed the battery, tightened the chain, and handled the bike to an intensive detailing. The public sale closes in two days, so that you’d higher be fast. [More]

For sale: Mark Sheppard's 2019 Zero Engineering Type 9