Sunday, January 31, 2010

Most Emailed Photos

Multnomah Falls is apparent Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, in Multnomah Falls, Ore., 30 afar east of Portland, forth the Historic Columbia River Highway. Multnomah Falls is the tallest avalanche in the State of Oregon. The artery is a ambagious alley amidst abundant blooming copse and bottomward waterfalls, overlooks that accommodate angle of the Columbia River. The artery is an about 75-miles and was congenital through the Columbia River Gorge amid 1913 and 1922. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) PART OF A STAND ALONE PHOTO PACKAGE MADE ALONG THE HISTORIC COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY

Friday, January 29, 2010

13 Countries Craft Plan To Save Tigers

Thailand – More than a dozen Asian nations aim to double the numbers of wild tigers by 2022 and prohibit the building of roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects that could harm their habitats.

However, a draft declaration that was to be adopted by the 13 countries Friday includes no new money to finance the conservation efforts which scientists said must be more than doubled. The draft, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, mentions only a commitment from countries to use money from ecotourism, carbon financing and infrastructure projects to pay for tiger programs.

"With political will and implementation of the needed action, the extinction of the wild tigers across much of their range can be averted," the declaration states. "Tiger conservation is important to protect biodiversity and preserve a vital part of our national heritage."

Officials at the first Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, in Thai coastal resort of Hua Hin, were to adopt the declaration Friday. It will then be considered for approval by heads of state of the 13 countries in September at a meeting in Vladivostok, Russia.

Tiger numbers in recent decades have plummeted because of human encroachment — with the loss of more than nine-tenths of their habitat — and poaching to supply a vibrant trade in tiger parts. From an estimated 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century, the number of tigers today is less than 3,500.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ethiopian plane crashes off Beirut, 14 bodies found

An Ethiopian Airlines even with 90 bodies on lath comatose into the sea anon afterwards demography off from Beirut in bitter acclimate aboriginal on Monday and the airline's arch controlling said there was no chat of survivors.The Boeing 737-800, branch for Addis Ababa, abolished off the alarm some bristles account afterwards demography off at 2:37 a.m. (0037 GMT) during a barrage storm and abundant rain. Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said he did not anticipate the even had been brought bottomward deliberately.

"As of now, a demolition act is unlikely. The analysis will bare the cause," Suleiman told a account conference.

Fourteen bodies accept so far been recovered abreast the blast armpit three-and-a-half km (two miles) west of the littoral apple of Na'ameh. Eighty-three cartage and seven aggregation were on the flight, Transport Minister Ghazi al-Aridi said at the airport.Ethiopian Airlines CEO Girma Wake said he had appear with Lebanese authorities who did not affirm there were survivors.

The Lebanese government declared a day of mourning. Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri visited the airport to accommodated addled ancestors cat-and-mouse for account of survivors, some of whom were affronted that the even was accustomed to booty off in bad weather."They should accept delayed the flight for an hour or two to assure the passengers. There had been able lightning bolts and we apprehend that lighting strikes at planes abnormally during booty offs," a about of one of the cartage told a bounded television station.


Lebanese army convoying boats and helicopters were analytic a baby breadth off Na'ameh, 10 km (six miles) south of Beirut.The aggressive agent for U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon, Colonel Diego Fulco, said two ships from its amphibian assignment force were at the blast armpit and a third was on its way. Two U.N. helicopters were additionally at the scene, he said.

State-owned Ethiopian Airlines has positioned itself as a above amateur in all-embracing air cartage in Africa and has afresh broadcast its Asian network.It has approved flights to Lebanon, accouterment for business audience and the hundreds of Ethiopians who assignment there as calm helpers. Lebanese aerodynamics sources said some of the cartage had been en avenue to Angola.

Last Friday the airline appear an adjustment for 10 of Boeing's Next-Generation 737-800s for a absolute amount of $767 million.The aftermost above adventure involving Ethiopian Airlines was in November 1996 back 125 of the 175 cartage and aggregation died afterwards a hijacked Boeing 767 comatose into the sea off the Comoros Islands.

Monday, January 25, 2010

News: LG promises more Android-smartphone in 2010

Ref: LG Android Smart phones 2010, upcoming LG Android Phones 2010

LG Officials confirms that there will be more Android Smart phones in 2010,

But Future Android-smartphone is currently a mystery, since it was recently reported in the press release a smartphone with Snapdragon processor and operating system Android does not provide a complete picture of the upcoming phone. It is known that functionality.It will be higher than at the GW620, but in what form factor will be implemented a new model – it is not clear. Perhaps, LG plans to release the phone as is the case besklaviaturnogo tachfona, and with built-in QWERTY-keyboard.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Milky Way is falling

Waterfall is a magic gift that God gave us. And everyone wants to know more about it. Rocksies want to research into its cause of formation., visiters want to see its glory, writers want to blaze their inspiration by it and electric power workers want to achieve more energy by using it. Then, don’t you want to discern its elegant demeanour?
If you want, then go with me. Here we have prepared you four special waterfalls.
The giant Huangguoshu Waterfall——the largest waterfall of China
The giant Huangguoshu Waterfall measures 77.8 meters high and 101.0 meters wide. It is the largest in China and one of the largest waterfalls in the world.
As early as over 300 years ago, the famous Chinese geologist and traveler Xu Xiake recorded, “the foams rise from the rocks like a mist. The waterfall is with such a momentum that even the couplet ‘a screen of pearl released from hooks/or silk that hangs on faraway peaks’ cannot describe to the full its majesty.” The roaring river dashes down from the over-70-meter-high cliff into the Xiniu Pond, creating a noise as if a thousand people were beating drums or tens of thousands of horses were galloping. The thundering noise reaches as far as several kilometers away and strikes the tourists’ hearts.
Huangguoshu Waterfall has big, medium, and small water volumes in different time of the year. For 9 or 10 months in a year the waterfall has an average medium water volume at 20 cubic meters per second. The sight varies in accordance with the water volume. When there is a big water volume at 1500 cubic meters per second, the silver waves dash to the sky with such a great momentum that the spray may splatter up as high as over 100 meters and envelope the Huangguoshu street market like a mist. Even in sunny days, tourists at the market have to walk under umbrellas, and hence the praise “silver rain sprinkling over the golden (sunlit) street”. The rising water beads are like billions of sparkling stars that drift along the wind and waft dazzlingly from above the sky. When there is a medium water volume, the waterfall is divided into four branches with different shapes and styles. The leftmost one is the smallest but spreads wide, featuring elegance; the second from the left is the biggest and measures the same width from up down, featuring grandness; the third from the left is next to the former in water volume and is wide in the upper part and narrow in the lower, featuring majesty; the rightmost ranks the third in water volume and is narrow in the upper part and wide in the lower, featuring natural and unrestrained grace. In fact, the waterfall is at its best with a medium water volume. At that time, its contour is clear and the snow-white water, together with the dark green pond, the blue sky, and the rainbow, forms a perfect picture. When there is a small water volume, the four branches spread on the entire surface of the cliff and loses none of its width and majesty. Huangugoshu Waterfall is world-famous for its majesty. However, compared with the other famous waterfalls in the world, it has another appeal, i.e. the water curtain cave in the middle of the great waterfall.

The three cascade waterfall in Lu Mountain——the most poetic waterfall in China
The poet Li Bai wrote a poetry named “Overlook at Lushan Waterfall” like this:
  Over the burner mist rises in the sunshine,
  On the hillside afar, a fall seems to lie.
  The 3000-foot-long fall is straight to fly,
  Is the Milky Way falling from the sky?
Everyone who come there will have a special feeling, and have an actuation to write something. The three cascade waterfall is originating in Dayue Mountain, the spring angles around the backside of Five-Old-Men Peak and pours into Nine Tier Gully, crashing twice upon rocks, and then converges into a torrent, and drops once again. Driven by the gully wind, the tiny drops dance in the misty air, sparkling in the sunlight and falling like countless dazzling pearls.

The Hukou Waterfall——China’s mother waterfall
The Hukou Waterfall of the Yellow River is the only Yellow Waterfall on earth. The river narrows and cascades dramatically into a stone pond more than 30 meters below, creating the famous Hukou Waterfalls. The gentle water turbulent and gains speed as it rushed forward till it finally cascades over the waterfall, forming an illusion of water being poured from a kettle, hence its name "Hukou or Kettle spout". Like thousands of tumbling dragons or enraged animals that have just been set free, the yellow water plunged down, the pounding against the stones echoes like thunder. The most dramatic changes occur during deep winter and early spring when the river surface becomes frozen. Sometimes, the subsidiary falls freeze into icicles, creating images of crouching beast on top of the cliffs.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Audi R8 4.2 Quattro Front in Auto Expo 2010 India
Audi has turned 100 years old now and the Germans are busy announcing it at every auto show, in style if we may add that.
How could one of the biggest Auto Shows in the world, the 2010 Auto Expo be any different? So, Audi India enthralled crowds at the auto expo with an eclectic mix of automobiles, a premium mix of both the new and the old and legendary.
The sizzling hot Audi R8 super car was there and the crowd was falling all over itself to take a long hard look at the low slung rocket of a supercar. Another car which attracted plenty of attention was the Audi 225 Roadster from the yester years. Audi, like it’s German peers BMW and Mercedes Benz seems to be high on the sportback design with Audi showcasing the Sportback concept.
Other cars in the Audi pavilion were the models like the Audi Quattro 3.2 and the Audi A6 3.0 TDI currently sold in India. Both the big SUVs,the Q5 and the Q7 were there too.
Yes, Audi will go ahead and launch the Audi Q7 4.2 TDI. The raw power and torque generated by the big diesel engine will make the Q7 the most powerful in the market. A limited edition Audi A6 2.7 TDI, built exclusively to celebrate 100 years of Audi also shared the spotlight at the Audi pavilion. We have written about the Audi A6 2.7 TDI some time back.
Audi India also made a few interesting announcements at the Auto Expo. Audi India will jumpstart the production of the Audi Q5 in India from 2010. This move will make the Audi Q5 SUV a few lakhs cheaper, and this naturally will mean that Q5s will fly out of Audi showrooms.
Audi India is also planning to introduce an extended warranty scheme for existing as well new owners, thus making owning an Audi lighter on the pocket, not to mention the peace of mind only an extended warranty can give.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cadillac XTS Platinum : Luxury Hybrid Concept Car Unveiled

DETROIT (AP) - They're calling it the luxury car of the future that will serve as a "personal headquarters."
Cadillac Hybrid
It's the Cadillac XTS Platinum concept car, and General Motors Co. unveiled it Tuesday at the Detroit auto show.

Concept cars are displayed at shows to gauge consumer interest, and they often are the basis for future products.

The XTS, which can run on a rechargeable battery-powered electric motor or a 350-horsepower V-6 engine, has touch-screen entertainment, and navigation and information systems, GM says.

It has light-cream leather seats contrasted with darker elements in the interior.

The car also has magnetic ride control with sensors on all four wheels to read the road and adjust the suspension to movements of the car's body, GM said.

The XTS has two electric motors and a gas engine controlled by a computer that decides the most efficient combination.
Cadillac XTS Platinum concept has OLED displayWant to purchase a new set of wheels that will blow your budget by another few grand? Simple, just pick up one that uses an OLED display and you'll meet with an inflated price tag, instantly. That's what the Cadillac XTS Platinum concept offers - an OLED display for gauges as well as the center stack controls and infotainment systems. Folks sitting behind won't be that priviledged though since they have slim LED displays "only" to keep them entertained throughout the journey. Powered by electricity as well as gas, this hybrid vehicle relies on an AWD powertrain that has a 3.6L V-6 engine as backup. Shouldn't the back seat passengers get the better display? Just wondering, you know, as you wouldn't want your driver to be distracted by Megan Fox in all her bodily goodness on OLED while you're stuck with LED.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The world's tallest tower, 'Burj Khalifa' is 828 metres (2,716.5 ft) high

Dubai, UAE; January 4, 2010: The world's tallest tower, developed by Emaar Properties, was unveiled tonight to a crowd of thousands and the world in a crescendo of fireworks, lasers and fountain displays. The official height of the tower, unveiled as 'Burj Khalifa', was announced as 828 metres (2,716.5 ft). A closely guarded secret, the official height of Burj Khalifa was flashed onto a giant screen before an estimated crowd of more than 400,000, as lasers and fireworks lit up the night sky. Fireworks cascaded from the tower's spire to the base and lasers blazed out from all levels leaving the crowds awestruck. The height was disclosed in arithmetic progression, with the numbers being flashed onto the screen, one after another. The tower's height breaks all existing world records for tall buildings. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world according to the three main criteria of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The CTBUH ranks the world’s tallest buildings based on ‘Height to Architectural Top,’ ‘Height to Highest Occupied Floor’ and ‘Height to Tip.’ At 828 metres (2,716.5ft), Burj Khalifa is 320 metres taller than Taipei 101, which at 508 metres (1,667 ft) had held the record for the world’s tallest building measured to the architectural top since 2004, the year the project was announced. Burj Khalifa achieved the distinction of being the world's tallest structure – surpassing the KVLY-TV mast (628.8 metres; 2,063 ft) in North Dakota, USA – 1,325 days after excavation work started in January 2004. The tower also beats the 31-year-old record of CN Tower, which at 553.33 metres (1,815.5 ft) had been the world’s tallest free-standing structure on land since 1976. Burj Khalifa employs a record-breaking 330,000 cubic metres of concrete, 39,000 metric tonnes of steel rebar and 142,000 square metres of glass; and it took 22 million man hours to build. Other world records for Burj Khalifa include the highest occupied floor in the world, at over 550 metres (1,800 ft); the highest outdoor observation deck in the world – At the Top on Level 124; and the tallest service elevator, which travels to a height of 504 metres (1,654 ft). Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said that with the unveiling of the final height of Burj Khalifa, the world now had a new reference point for high-rise developments. “Burj Khalifa is an example of collaboration on a global scale, and the tremendous positive energy that can be generated when people from all over the world come together to work towards a common goal. Thousands of professionals and skilled workers from around the world worked on this once-in-a-lifetime project.” “More than 60 of the world’s leading consultants including South Korea’s Samsung Corporation and New York-based Turner Construction International realised the design for Burj Khalifa of Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM),” he said. Burj Khalifa employed the latest advances in wind engineering, structural engineering, structural systems, construction materials and methods. All design considerations took into account the 12,000 people who will live and work in the tower. The handover to residents of the various components of Burj Khalifa will begin in February. With a total built-up area of about 6 million sq ft, Burj Khalifa features nearly 2 million sq ft of residential space and over 300,000 sq ft of prime office space, in addition to the area occupied by the keenly awaited Armani Hotel Dubai and the Armani Residences. The tower also features modern lifestyle amenities including clubs, health and fitness facilities, gourmet restaurants and the 124th floor observation deck, 'At the Top.'

Burj Khalifa is the focal point of the 500-acre ‘mega-project’ by Emaar Properties, described as the new heart of Dubai.


Fireworks to mark Burj Dubai inauguration
The inauguration of Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, developed by Emaar Properties, will feature a spectacular display of sound, light, water and fireworks on the evening of Jan 4.
A combination of dazzling fireworks, light beams, choreographed water displays, and sound & music effects will describe the evolution of the world’s most iconic new building in a breathtaking sensory journey.
In all, 868 high-powered ‘stroboscope’ lights will be integrated into the facade of Burj Dubai and the tower’s spire – and each stroboscope will be fired individually to create a series of hypnotic lighting sequences.
The entire display is controlled by a sophisticated arrangement of ultra high-tech IT systems, which choreograph at least 50 different sequences of lighting, fireworks, water and sound effects.
Event experts from France, Britain and the United States collaborated on the project, demonstrating the global spirit of teamwork which defines Burj Dubai itself.
Powerful strobe lights will be fixed near the pinnacle of the tower, and six ‘narrow beam’ search lights will be positioned 700 metres up the tower.
The entire inauguration show consists of a pre-show and three themed acts – From the Desert Flower to Burj Dubai, Heart Beat, and From Dubai & the UAE to the World - and a firework finale.
A giant screen on Burj Park Island, as well as several television screens placed across Downtown Burj Dubai including the Waterfront Promenade, will broadcast the inauguration in real-time. Hundreds of international media, including Dubai TV, will report live from the scene.
The public can watch at the inauguration ceremony from the Waterfront Promenade adjacent to The Dubai Mall.
The inauguration performance begins with a short film which depicts the story of Dubai and the evolution of Burj Dubai as the world’s tallest building. A precisely choreographed sound, light, water and fireworks display then follows.
The first act in the light & sound show, themed ‘From the Desert Flower to Burj Dubai,’ is a co-ordinated water, light and firework display. Guests can watch the unfolding of the desert lily, Hymenocallis, the design inspiration of Burj Dubai. The segment ends with a rhythmic water and fireworks show.
The second act, ‘Heart Beat,’ captures the construction of the tower in a dynamic light show. An astonishing example of technological innovation, the display recreates the effect of a beating heart and uses no fewer than 300 ‘space canon projectors’ to generate a shadow-like image of the tower.
In the third act, ‘From Dubai and the UAE to the World,’ sky tracers and space canons envelop the tower in a strong halo of white light before reproducing the sun beams of the Emaar corporate logo. These then expand in all directions as the lighting rig on the tower’s spire activates.
In its spectacular finale, the show will feature an impressive show of 10,000 firework effects on and from the tower, envisaged as the highest in the world. The sparkling display will illuminate the entire Downtown Burj Dubai area.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, UAE, Emaar Properties, said that the performance would be unprecedented and symbolic of Burj Dubai’s pioneering status.
“Just as Burj Dubai leaves an indelible impression on the mind’s eye, so the performance dedicated to the tower’s inauguration on January 4 will be a memory to cherish.”
Standing at more than 800 metres (2,625 ft) high and with over 160 storeys, Burj Dubai is the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar Properties. The tower anchors the 500-acre Downtown Burj Dubai community, described as the new heart of the city.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sennheiser/adidas sports earphones

Sennheiser/adidas sports earphones

[CES 2010] Sennheiser has come together with sporting giant Adidas to unveil the Sennheiser/adidas sports earphones which was specially developed to meet the needs of athletes, but it does make you ponder - you don't see Usain Bolt tearing up the tracks while listening to Taylor Swift on his iPod, do you? Perhaps they mean those who lead an active lifestyle - now that we can believe. These earphones are robust, sweat resistant and water resistant as well. Featuring a special fin design that takes slightly more effort to slip it in than a standard pair of earphones, the payoff is well worth it since your earphones would more or less stay in place regardless of how much you punish yourself physically in the workout. Of course, there was no place on the showfloor to run around to test the fins' effectiveness, but a head bangin' session with their iPod shuffles saw the headphones stay in place. You will be able to choose from the OMX 680 Sports, MX 680 Sports, CX 6809 Sports and PMX 680 Sports models, where all of them come with a variety of eartips, a case and a volume control connector. Sweet!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sony Ericsson Aino Mobile Handset

If you’re wondering what the name Aino (no apparent model number) means, your guess is as good as mine. It means different thing in different languages. In Finnish it can be a person’s name that means ‘The Only One’, in Japanese it’s the native name of ‘Man’ and a race of people that came before the earliest Japanese settlers. The handset is obviously neither. Sony Ericsson has stepped out of usual conformity of using model numbers for mobile handset and gone with just a name. As unique as the name may be, I was curious to see how unique the handset would turn out and here’s my experience in a nutshell.

Form Factor
Brilliant! The Aino’s is a well crafted handset. It’s well balanced and very streamlined and the weight, although a little on the heavy side, gives the handset a definite feel good factor. The pop slider lives up to the term. It’s very smooth and can be opened or closed with a simply flick. Volume/Zoom keys are on the same side as the shutter release for the handset’s 8MP camera (with LED flash). Sony’s proprietary USB slot is located on the other side. Sadly they didn’t think it relevant to have a 3.5mm socket; instead the Aino comes with a Bluetooth enabled receptor that can be hooked up to a wired set of earphones. The Aino comes with the new chargers that have a secondary proprietary port built in so one could use a wired headset while charging though one isn’t included with the phone.

The Bluetooth adapter for the handsfree can also be charged when it’s placed in the bundled cradle. The Aino uses microSD cards to increase memory capacity and comes with an 8GB card. The slot is unfortunately located under the rear panel, but thankfully that’s quite easy to pop open.

The 3 inch display’s touch functionality can be accessed only in landscape mode for media. The resolution is 240 x 432 with 16million colors, but for some strange reason, I noticed, the resolution seemed a little askew in the media mode in terms of overall clarity. However I do like the idea of having the touchscreen specific to only one aspect of the handset's overall feature set although that does have a small measure of disadvantage as well. Read on.

Features and Performance
Sony Ericsson’s UI has, sadly, remained unchanged. It’s always been colorful and very animated, which also leads to a burden on the battery. I found a little bit of lag in the Aino’s UI, even when I selected the least animated theme. Refreshing new data in the media section was also a bit slow. In contrast though, the touchscreen media UI was quite responsive and well laid out thus making it very user friendly. While the handset does have an accelerometer to rotate web pages and the media gallery there’s no virtual keyboard as it does not activate the touch sensitive one so you’ll have to struggle to use the alphanumeric keypad in portrait mode. And there’s your disadvantage right there, since the browser can’t be accessed from the touch sensitive media menu.

I’m quite disappointed with the audio functionality that the Aino brings to the table. While the quality of playback is not in question the decibel level is just too low. Mumbai city is deafening most of the time and without a decently high volume level you’ll never be able to enjoy your audio with the Aino. The Bluetooth tether for the handsfree is also a little large with a rather ‘Disco-like’ indicator system. SE has included quite a few very visually attractive visualizations to the player and of course EQ presets and a customizable option which do make a difference to the quality, while the volume still remained low.

The FM radio worked out well enough and managed to get all the available stations tuned in record time. Reception was quite decent in most places but not too great on my commute. A voice recorder is also on board. SE’s TrackID and access to the PlayNow section for downloading contend are available as well. Since the company hasn’t yet got codec support for DivX or XviD files you’ll have to spend a little time converting videos to 3GP or MPEG4. The videos that did convert were easy to watch on the 3 inch display.

The Aino is a very active handset in the connectivity department. Its Wi-Fi connectivity offers access to your PS3 for media streaming, but seriously that’s not really a very big deal as you can access just that console and no other device at all. Thanks to Sony Ericsson’s MediaGo PC software you can wirelessly transfer your data selected on the PC to the handset. I recommend doing this while the handset is charging as Wi-Fi does tend to suck the life out of the handset. Other connectivity options include 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP.

A Facebook application is provided for the Social Networker in you to quickly access and update your status, check up friend’s activities et al. A YouTube application allows you to stream videos from the site in an easy to use mobile friendly UI. You can also configure your Picasa and Flickr accounts quite easily to upload images. And of course POP and IMAP email accounts can also be quickly set up.

Another disappointment is that the handset, although equipped with a GPS module only comes with apps like Wisepilot and Google Maps that are primarily A-GPS enabled so quite pointless if you have no reception. The Tracker application is quite handy for those who enjoy jogging or walking as recreation or sport.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Honda CBR1000RR

Name: CBR1000RR
Type: Sports

Displacement: 999.8cc
Engine: In-line four
Maximum Power: 175 Bhp @ 12000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 114 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Gears: 6 Manual
Clutch: Assist Slipper Clutch, Wet
Bore: 76
Stroke: 55.1
No. of Cylinders: 4
Cooling Type: Liquid Cooling

Length: 2075.00 mm
Width: 685.00 mm
Height: 1130.00 mm
Weight: 199.00 kg
Ground Clearance: 130.00 mm
Fuel Tank: 17.70 ltrs
Wheelbase: 1405.00 mm
Wheel Size: 120/70-ZR17, 190/50-ZR17 mm
Colors: Black, Candy Blue/Yellow, Red/Black, Silver/Metallic Silver

Suspension(Front): 43.0mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring-preload, rebound and compression-damping adjustability
Suspension(Rear): HMAS Pro-Link single shock with spring-preload, rebound and compression-damping adjustability
Brakes: 325 x 4.5mm Dual Hydraulic Disc
Brakes(Rear): 220 x 5mm Dual Hydraulic Disc
Stand Alarm:

Fuel Guage: Digital
Self Start:
Tacho Meter: Analogue
Trip Meter: Digital-2
Speedometer: Digital
Passenger Footrest:
Passenger Backrest:
Step-up Seat:
Low Fuel Indicator:
Low Oil Indicator:
Low Battery Indicator:
High Oil Temp. Indicator:
Choked Air Filter Indicator:

The 1992 debut of the history-making CBR900RR Fireblade completely rewrote the book of Super Sport motorcycle design. It features a remarkably compact and lightweight configuration based on a ‘Less Is More’ concept that achieved a breathtaking blast of litre-class performance from a 900cc inline-4 engine shoehorned into a highly advanced 600cc-class chassis.

Now, Honda has launched CBR1000RR in India to compete with the likes of Yamaha R1 & Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R. Honda India has also launched the CB1000R to compete with Yamaha's MT-01. Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is a MotoGP race replica with many of its features taken from Honda's top-end racing bikes. The result is a high-performance track and racing superbike that also makes for a perfect street bike.

It borrows many technologies found in the Honda CBR600RR, but has added advancements, such as a reworked chassis and exhaust system, reworked front and rear suspension and a lighter swingarm. The CBR1000RR's strong but light die-cast aluminium chassis has an inverted fork, Unit Pro-Link rear suspension and radial-mounted front brakes. The chassis is a reinforced version of the CBF600's frame, but a longer swingarm gives better traction when accelerating.

CBR1000RR is now more compact than ever before. The new CBR1000RR literally brings literbike handling to new levels. It has been launched at Rs. 12.5 lakhs (Ex-showroom New Delhi) which is almost same to Suzuki Hayabusa which is also available for Rs. 12.5 lakhs but both are costly in comparision to Yamaha R1 which is priced at Rs. 10.5 lakhs.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Topic: Truth behind Ferrari 575M being used as taxi in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram registered FERRARI car is used as Taxi in Kerala.

I am sure you must also have received an email with these pictures...

Not sure how much of truth in it, but this is what I found out about these pictures of FERRARI 575M.

These pictures are more than 5 years old.
This car was brought into Kerala by a Five Star Hotel under the "hotel EPG scheme".

Got it registered as a TAXI in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Then this Car went on to become a white board to be owned by BPL Communication's Rajeev Chandrasekhar in 2005.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar of course is a filthy rich guy.

May be he did ask the hotel guys to get it to Kerala in the first place.

National Security Advisor M K Narayanan is his uncle and even otherwise well connected in politics.

His influence had the political intervention that prevented ICICI from taking over his company when payments were overdue.

I am sure he still owns the Ferrari... but am least bothered.

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