Selasa, 16 Agustus 2011
World's Fastest Street Motorcycle - The Asphaltfighters STORMBRINGER by WARM UP
The Essen Motor Show is a world of wonder with all kinds of modified, custom and high-end automotive and motorcycle creations that push the boundaries of speed and performance. So, it's really no surprise that the Asphaltfighters Stormbringer superbike, what is being called the world's fastest street motorcycle, would make its debut at this event. So, what does it take to garner this elusive title? Top speed is rated north of 199 mph with acceleration times from a dead stop to 186 mph in just 13.9 seconds. Sprint times from 0-60 mph take only 2.9 seconds, while it can hit 120 mph in a mere 6.5 seconds.
Based out of Aelen, Germany, the bike's builder, WARM UP, is a relatively obscure motorcycle company for those in the states, but this may all change with their latest introduction. WARM UP starts with a Kawasaki ZX-10R which is then modified extensively. Even though it still uses the 1,000-cc four-cylinder four-valve engine, German tuner Sepp Buchner manages to mash out 220 hp / 161.9 kW. In addition, a special booster mode actually allows the powerplant to put out 280 hp / 206 KW for short bursts of speed when the bike is above 180 km/h (111 mph). The Ashphaltfighters Stormbringer weighs in at just 429 pounds when fully fueled for an exceptional power to weight ratio.