Every time we see his concepts, they are out of this world as he tries to push his limits.
Kar, as we know him, is a versatile designer and is capable of bringing something new.
- Motaur the surreal motorcycle ad campaign
- Savage drag race between Guy and Rutter
- Harley to overhaul its European portfolio
Every concept he brings involves thought process, hard work and of course, detail execution.
Please take a look at his recent work.
- The CB900F concept its detail, versatile and doesn’t lose its DNA.
- Same goes with the compact Hayabusa.
And there are more if you visit his Instagram handle at your leisure.
However, now we see something which is not only challenging to think but difficult to execute.
We see a beautiful combination of Ducati Panigale V2 with Italjet scooter.
The concept is genuinely evocative, and it combines the front portion of Panigale V2 neatly fused with the front of Italjet Dragster which is not only innovative but challenging to think.
Let us take a close look at these two.
The 955 cm³ twin-cylinder Superquadro engine complies with Euro 5 standards. Compared to the engine on the 959 Panigale it delivers an additional five hp and 2 Nm more of torque.
It also features a new compact exhaust silencer, routed entirely underneath the engine.
With a maximum power of 155 hp at 10,750 rpm and a torque of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm this twin-cylinder engine delivers power smoothly and enjoyably on the road while remaining forceful – yet always under control – on the track.
Italjet offers two variants in the Dragster. One is 125cc, and the other comes with 200cc.
Both these variants do come with Single cylinder, four-stroke, four valves, liquid-cooled, DOHC motor.
However, there is a difference between bore and power. The younger 125cc comes with the 58 x 47 (mm) bore and the older 200cc comes with 63 x 58 (mm).
And therefore the output and torque to have a difference. The Dragster 125cc is capable of producing 14.9 hp (11.0kW) @ 10000RPM and 12.5Nm (9.2ft-lbs) @ 7750 RPM.
While the Dragster 200cc has 19.8 hp (14.6kW) @ 8250RPM and 17N.m (12.5ft-lbs) @ 6250 RPM.
There is also a difference in weight the 125cc weighs cool 108 kgs while the 200cc weighs four kgs more.
Another difference we could spot is brakes, and they are CBS (Combine Brake System) in 125cc and ABS – (Anti-lock Braking System) in 200cc.
Rest everything like the electronics, dimensions, and tire remains the same.
In future do expect more mindboggling concepts from Kar.