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Renovatio Motorbike Makes Me Drool

by ater

Renovatio Motorbike


The Renovatio is yet another amazing bike/art masterpiece/mechanical wonder from the engineering wizards at Confederate. Like their Wraiths and Hellcats, this handmade steel, aluminum, titanium and carbon beast looks straight from a Katsuhiro Otomo movie —but even more badass and with a heart to match: a V-twin 1686cc water-cooled engine at a 90ยบ angle. Can't believe it will be real one day? Then check the video of their other bikes and the Renovatio's stunning specs after the jump.

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and finlly the specs

Dimensions: Weight: 340lbs.; Wheelbase 60"; Seat Height 30"; 27 degree rake.

103 cubic inch Confederate Water cooled 90 degree utilitarian modular platform
150 HP normally aspirated - 190 HP optional supercharger

Confederate design; six speed, close ratio.

Internal gear driven

Front End:
Girder-type aircraft aluminum and titanium multi-link with
shock centered on steering axis; Carbon fiber struts.

Single sided aluminum cast piece.

Rear-Penske coil over shock with remote reservoir multi adjustable; Front-Penske coil in shock, multi adjustable.

Forward LED headlight and blinker system; integrated into girder.

Fuel Cell:
Confederate design, one piece composite fiber cell;
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gallons with integrated air box.

Single integrated tachometer and speedometer.

Blackstone structural carbon fiber.

Engine & Neck contain ID numbers

Preliminary Engine Specifications:

Type: V-twin

Displacement: 1686 cc (103 cu. in.)

V-angle: 90 degrees

Compression ratio: 11.0:1

Valve configuration: Over head valves, 2 per cylinder

Valve lifters: Hydraulic roller

Bore x stroke: 108 x 92mm (4.252 x 3.622 in.)

Fuel system: Sequential fuel injection

Fuel Type: Premium unleaded

Horsepower: 135 hp (SAE Certified)

Torque: 125 lbs-ft (SAE Certified)

Fuel shut off: 7800 rpm

Block: 356-T6 Sand cast aluminum

Cylinder bores: Liner-less Nicom coated parent aluminum

Cylinder head: 356-T6 Sand cast aluminum

Intake manifold: Carbon runner, dual throttle body

Exhaust manifold: 321 Stainless steel headers

Crankshaft: Billet 4340 steel

Camshaft: Billet 8620 VAR steel

Connecting rods: Forged Powder Metal Titanium

Pistons: Forged 4032 Aluminum

Valves: Forged titanium


worlds greatest R/C AIRPLANE

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Guy from Orlando Exchanges Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher for Reeboks

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Guy from Orlando Exchanges Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher for Reeboks

no-questions-asked.jpgAn anonymous guy exchanged a 4-foot-long surface-to-air missile launcher for size-3 Reebok sneakers. It happened at the Kicks for Guns 2007 program, in which Orlando citizens can turn in any weapon in exchange for sneakers or $50 in cash, no questions asked. Check Orlando Police Sgt. Barbara Jones holding the actual piece of equipment after the jump.


The guy said that he found the launcher in a shed last week. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the guy didn't know what to do with it:

I didn't know what to do with it, so I brought it here. I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it and they told me to get lost.



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