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MY MOTORHOME TOUR

I promised if I hit 10k subs on my YouTube chamberlain I would drop the Motorhome tour. Well here you go, hope you enjoy it and thanks for the support. Make sure and subscribe to channel for latest videos.


Ever wondered where I stay & what I do in between races. This is my home on wheels & my home “away from home”.. Enjoy my 2020 Motorhome tour!
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Fully tucked up and ready for the weekend! Only been off my bike 4 days and I can’t wait to ride it again! 📸 @geebeeimages @…

Fully tucked up and ready for the weekend! Only been off my bike 4 days and I can’t wait to ride it again!

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Kawasaki plans hybrid with boost button

Their original patent application was filed with Japan’s patent office in December 2017 and again a year later in the US Patent Office.
It shows a motorcycle equipped with an electric motor and internal combustion engine.
So instead of being a two-wheeled version of the hybrid Toyota Prius it was more like the now-defunct Chevrolet Volt.
The Prius and most other hybrids alternate between internal combustion engine and electric motor to drive the wheels.
The Volt had an electric motor to drive the wheels and used a two-stroke engine only to power the battery.
However, the new patent shows another variant of the hybrid set-up with a small electric motor providing a performance boost in power, economy and emissions.
The patent shows a throttle with two extra controls, a four-way switchblock and a boost button which “is operated to issue a command to change the torque output characteristic so as to increase the output torque of the hybrid power source”.
It’s sort of alike a turbo boost that you manually activate.
Perhaps it would be handy for overtaking without having to drop a gear and twist the throttle.
The whole Kawasaki hybrid development seems very confusing and contradictory, but it certainly does seem they are pursuing the technology.
The Japanese manufacturer is not alone with plans for hybrid technology as a step toward a full-electric future.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com