Bikes and stories

HD STREET GLIDE - MEMPHIS BELLE

19.11.2013 | 06:49

The bike is a HD STREET GLIDE 2008, the project was conducted in Uruguay and was a tribute to American bomber MEMPHIS BELLE, deputy sent a brief review of this bomber.

 

 

Captain Robert T. Morgan named the Superfortress as Memphis Belle in honor of a bride named Margaret Polk , whom he had known way to Memphis .

The logo of the female pin -up in the nose was created by artist George Petty and painted by Tony Starcer . It should be noted that the widespread custom of painting girls and baptize their aircraft with female names was a form of good luck charm for the Flyers at the time.

 

 

The Memphis Belle completed his 25 missions from the base since November 7, 1942 until May 17, 1943 . The Memphis Belle traveled 32,000 km , flying 148 hours and 50 minutes , and throwing 60 tons of bombs on targets in enemy territory. Their main targets were the submarine bases in France , naval bases in Germany and its mission was more a mission trip to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He received flak damage on its sides and also suffered damage in the rudder and rotatable ball machine gun located on the bottom of the device , five times again with one of its engines on fire. He attributed the downing eight enemy fighters cash and damaged a dozen of them without confirmar.

 

 

Although his injured triputantes ended up recovering. Notably, the fact that the Memphis Belle survived almost intact its 25 missions was remarkable given the proportion of casualties suffered by the USAF in enemy territory. At that time the allied war statistics showed between 50-80% being shot down on a mission and complete the 25 missions imposed as a goal to return home was a milestone elusive.

 

Thx to Leandro Minervino for the pics and the wonderful story!!!

Maicomobil MB 200

18.11.2013 | 12:00

The Maicomobil MB 200 was a full covered motorcycle of the Swabian manufacturer Maico. It was presented  as "the car with the two wheels" to the public in June 1950 in Reutlingen. The single cylinder 2-stroke engine has about 10 hp.

 

Custom R 75/6

17.11.2013 | 12:00

The R 75/6 is a BMW Motorrad with a two-cylinder, four-stroke boxer engine that was produced from 1974 on. In the photo you can see a bobber version of Kingstom Kustom from Gelsenkirchen Germany.

 

Harley-Davidson Sportster

16.11.2013 | 12:00

Many centurys along no man wants to drive a Harley-Davidson Sportster model. Since 2010 the smallest model of Harley became the bestseller of the american brand.

 

Kawasaki GPZ 305

15.11.2013 | 12:00

With this Kawasaki GPZ 305 of 1987 with 27 PS Bruno Pillitteri from Duisburg crossed some ice deserts. More about under the http://www.aufspur.de.

 

Harley-Davidson Flathead

14.11.2013 | 12:00

Harley-Davidson Flathead engine from the prewar period in a rigid frame and with modern front fork.The Flathead model was also manufactured by the Japanese Koto Trading Company under license of Harley-Davidson .

 

Suzuki GT 250

13.11.2013 | 12:00

Suzuki GT 250 from 1977. The small two-stroke engine produces about 27 hp at 7500 rpm. The top speed of the reliable and simple construction vehicles was about 150 km/h.

 

RizLa+ Suzuki MotoGP Team

12.11.2013 | 12:00

Rizla rolling papers and tubes are available in a range of thicknesses and sizes, indicated by the colour of the packaging. Blue should stand for fast, because since 2006 the Suzuki MotoGP team is sponsored.

 

Mike Hailwood Replica

11.11.2013 | 12:00

Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica. It was built with 900 and 1000cc. The name is a tribute to Mike Hailwood. On a tuned Ducati 900 SS he 1978 won the Tourist Trophy in England.

 

Zündapp GTS 50 Mokick

10.11.2013 | 12:00

In the 70's The German Zündapp GTS 50 Moped was the motorbike of the little working class man. Thus, humans and shopping were transported. Few young people could afford the expensive moped.