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Orestes
01-20-2005, 08:17 AM
<B>B</B> ritish sports car manufacturer TVR's next model is set to have only two wheels - because it could be a motorcycle! The new owner of the Blackpool firm, Russian Nikolai Smolensky, is a big bike fan and suggested the idea when he first took over.<p>A company spokesman said: "It's something that could happen. If there is enough interest in one, we will probably do it."<p><br>The TVR would require a power output of more than 150bhp, a 0-60mph sprint time of around three seconds and a maximum speed in excess of 160mph.<br>But while a superbike is most in keeping with TVR's image, an unfaired urban machine could be a possibility, too. These types of motorcycle are increasing in popularity, as their engines' mix of a large capacity and a high torque figure are great around town.<p><br> <I>Article from: Auto Express</I>

Flagship
01-20-2005, 03:50 PM
Thats fast very fast <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> However i don't think it will happen, a bike with the top speed of 160 mph is just very dangerous in the wrong hands...

pcread
01-20-2005, 03:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Flagship GT</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thats fast very fast <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> However i don't think it will happen, a bike with the top speed of 160 mph is just very dangerous in the wrong hands...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>When has that ever stopped anyone from making or buying such a device?

Flagship
01-20-2005, 04:53 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pcread</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>When has that ever stopped anyone from making or buying such a device?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Old people?

Tman2
01-21-2005, 12:38 AM
Many motorcycles will top 160+ mph. I did 270kph (indicated) on a modern 600. It was probably closer to 150+ mph since the rear wheel slips, trying to push the bike against that kind of resistance. A Yamaha R1 prepped for AMA Superstock (stock engine, only suspension mods) did 193mph (or thereabouts) at Daytona. A motorcycle offers so much bang for the buck compared to a car.<br>I really hope TVR brings out a bike. :)

Man with no name
01-21-2005, 03:45 AM
I hope that motocycle won't have TVR LE MANS 2003 reliability !!!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

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11-19-2005, 11:59 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/Jesse/ggh09876523454.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/Jesse/10c98200.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i7.photobucket.com/albu...0.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/Jesse/1665d2cf.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i7.photobucket.com/albu...f.jpg</A><p>Source: CAR<p>

Superfresa
11-20-2005, 02:32 AM
I still believe that manufacturers should stick to what they know how to do. If SMART had kept to the Fortwo, If LAND ROVER hadn't brought the Freelander, if HUMMER had kept to the H1, if MG had only done sports cars if TVR would just keep to sports cars it would be much much better....

geary
11-20-2005, 04:09 AM
... and if Daewoo had kept to not making cars...

Superfresa
11-20-2005, 04:15 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geary</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... and if Daewoo had kept to not making cars...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>haha... Theres nothing wrong with many daewoos though... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
11-21-2005, 08:30 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I still believe that manufacturers should stick to what they know how to do. If SMART had kept to the Fortwo, If LAND ROVER hadn't brought the Freelander, if HUMMER had kept to the H1, if MG had only done sports cars if TVR would just keep to sports cars it would be much much better....</TD></TR></TABLE>I have to disgree on the merits of this statement. What if Toyota had stuck to making econo cars, where would their wonderful offroaders and high end cars be? what if Honda had stuck to making motocycles, where would their incredible automotive engineering talents be? What if samsung had stuck to selling fish (I love their cell phones)? What if harley davidson had never expanded beyond cruisers (I adore their sports bikes)? What if Xerox had marketed the GUI instead of giving it away to the likes of Microsoft and Apple?<p>Just because a company expands into a new line of business, it doesn't mean that they will be bad at it. Sure there are many examples of companies being over optimistic about their abilities, but there are also many examples of companies that have revolutionized markets because they tried their hand at something that was new to them.

Superfresa
11-21-2005, 08:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have to disgree on the merits of this statement. What if Toyota had stuck to making econo cars, where would their wonderful offroaders and high end cars be? what if Honda had stuck to making motocycles, where would their incredible automotive engineering talents be? What if samsung had stuck to selling fish (I love their cell phones)? What if harley davidson had never expanded beyond cruisers (I adore their sports bikes)? What if Xerox had marketed the GUI instead of giving it away to the likes of Microsoft and Apple?<p>Just because a company expands into a new line of business, it doesn't mean that they will be bad at it. Sure there are many examples of companies being over optimistic about their abilities, but there are also many examples of companies that have revolutionized markets because they tried their hand at something that was new to them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good point actually, But I stil feel that it would be more special if sports car manufacturers did only sports cars and so on. Its like seing a new Kia beater from Rolls royce (however good the product may be) or seing the quickest and best handling dump truck made by porsche...

Nath
11-21-2005, 08:40 AM
just what the world needs, a Superbike that readily kicks its tail out in the wet.<br>Seriously though TVR now has a lot more money for R&D and I also doubt they'd go it alone (even if the other party is there for consultation purposes only)

Santeno
11-21-2005, 08:42 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its like seing a new Kia beater from Rolls royce (however good the product may be)...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Or seeing a Dacia Logan produced by the same company that makes Bentley?<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...or seing the quickest and best handling dump truck made by porsche...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Interesting statement. Did you know that some of NYC's subway cars are made by different divisions of major companies that are not famous for trains? Some of the subway cars are made by a division of Bombardier, who also makes seadoos, snowmobiles and Polaris Motorcycles. Others are made by Yamaha, maker of such diverse things as motorcycles, automotive engines, and high end musical instruments. Go figure.

Nath
11-21-2005, 08:49 AM
There did used to be a UK car manufacturer called the Birmingham Small Arms Company

Superfresa
11-21-2005, 08:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Or seeing a Dacia Logan produced by the same company that makes Bentley?<p><br>Interesting statement. Did you know that some of NYC's subway cars are made by different divisions of major companies that are not famous for trains? Some of the subway cars are made by a division of Bombardier, who also makes seadoos, snowmobiles and Polaris Motorcycles. Others are made by Yamaha, maker of such diverse things as motorcycles, automotive engines, and high end musical instruments. Go figure.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow, weird isn't it?<p>So whats the go with that Dacia? I haven't heard about that one (being made by the same people who did Bentley). I thought Dacia was renault's company, and Bentley was VW's. Forgive there my ignorance <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
11-22-2005, 07:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So whats the go with that Dacia? I haven't heard about that one (being made by the same people who did Bentley). I thought Dacia was renault's company, and Bentley was VW's. Forgive there my ignorance <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Man what was I smoking yesterday? Sorry, Fresa you are right. I meant to say Skoda Fabia.

pcread
11-22-2005, 07:33 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Interesting statement. Did you know that some of NYC's subway cars are made by different divisions of major companies that are not famous for trains? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Look at Japan and S.Korea. I believe the japanese term is Zaibatsu. Prime example is Mitsubishi: Coal mining, shipbuilding, banking, insurance, warehousing, and trade. Later diversification carried the organization into such sectors as paper, steel, glass, electrical equipment, aircraft, oil, and real estate. And more besides.

Superfresa
11-23-2005, 06:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Man what was I smoking yesterday? Sorry, Fresa you are right. I meant to say Skoda Fabia.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Heh, thanks. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> I was actually making a little research on that one for a while... lol... I was about to try some of your chicken weed to see if I could find out <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> jk

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01-19-2006, 10:21 AM
<IMG SRC="http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c306/ef0ne2/vnj369o6h.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>TVR Power in Coventry may be best known as the tuning arm of TVR, but they've got hidden talents in other areas too.<p>They are also the development team behind the UK's most powerful motorbike, a 1327cc dragster that thanks to supercharging and a nitro methane injected engine, can produce a mind boggling <b>1000bhp</b>!<p>If you can hang on to the machine it will hurl you to <b>60mph in 0.7 seconds, 100mph in just 1.1 seconds and on to 220mph in a mere 6.4</b>!</I><p>This is from TVRs NCK subsidiary, but apparently thisll preview the numbers of the new <A HREF="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/Jesse/ggh09876523454.jpg" TARGET="_blank">TVR superbike</A><p><A HREF="http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=12952" TARGET="_blank">PistonHeads</A><br> <br>

KebabGud
01-19-2006, 01:28 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geary</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... and if Daewoo had kept to not making cars...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>.. and if Daewoo had kept to making guns.... <br>think how bad the world whold have been if all the metal used to make daewoos was used to make guns....<br>(yes.. daewoo makes guns..)<br>