2017 Aston Martin Steering Wheel Overview

When you are a driver, you need to look at a few things. The first thing could be the steering wheel you are using. This feature is sometimes overlooked by customers but the steering wheel is the important interconnection in between a man and a car. The most vital component in your driving experience is your steering wheel. It does not only point the way you want to go but it also gives important feedback to you. The wheel serves you as a control panel both for operation and vehicle enjoyment. A car’s interior designer usually pay a lot of attention when designing the wheel in regards to the car’s exterior. It’s important for the wheel to look good and feel right as well. When you are buying a car, first impression matter and so designers pay a lot of effort when implementing the design. There was a time when steering wheels or automotive wheels were just for driving control but now it has a lot of other control switches.

Today we will discuss about a very intriguing steering wheel that connects to the car wheels and that is none other than Aston Martin One-77. The car’s exterior matches the interior as it fits perfectly with chrome inserts and form fitting. It is highly functional and has volume and phone controls inserted into three spokes – one thing that every car owner likes. The extra bolstering has a natural grip points which are a plus when you are pushing the One-77 hard. It’s one of the best steering wheels out there and is perfect with the Aston Martin. The designers did a lot of hard work when designing the advanced technology of a steering wheel.

When shopping for steering wheels regardless for a renovation or for a completely new car, you should be careful. Your car needs to have a good steering wheel and not just something that looks good inside the car. As stated earlier, the steering wheel is a very important thing and it controls all the aodhan wheels of your car. If the wheel turns out to be faulty, you might be up for an accident. Therefore, next time you’re car shopping, look out.


History of Harley-Davidson

When it comes to iconic brands of bikes, Harley-Davidson hits it out of the ballpark. This awe-inspiring brand has been tagged as the coolest of the coolest, the most chic for bike enthusiasts. Founded in 1903, Harley-Davidson has dominated the market since then. Flash forward a century, it is now the first choice for chic bikers.

Harley-Davidson is an iconic American motor brand founded in a small shed by William S. Harley and Brothers Arthur and Walter Davidson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Even though this is the most sought after brand these days, which was not the case when they started out. Although, the fact that there weren’t many bike manufacturers at that time played into their favor.

 Harley-Davidson officially joined forces with William Davidson in 1907, when he came on board with his two brothers and Harley. They began hiring employees and by the end of 1917, they were producing bikes using the signature 45-degree air-cooled V-Twin. After this, experts say that they never had to look back. They grew progressively and with much gusto. And they found even more traction when the American military started sourcing Harley-Davidson motorcycles during the First World War. And during World War II, Harley-Davidson expanded in peacetime and found itself producing up to 90,000 units of motorcycles for the American military.

After the war, they started working on a new development and introduced the Sportster in 1957, the oldest model apparent in the current lineup, as well as other iconic H-D models. In the 1960s, H-D saw a change in ownership by merging with American Machine and Foundry (AMF) in 1969. But the stakes were sold back to the current owner after AMF saw a decline in sales during the 80s. During the 90s, Harley-Davidson solidified its grip over Buell motorcycles by taking a huge chunk of stake in the American sportbike manufacturer and by selling Buell motorcycles at many H-D dealers.

Harley-Davidson has since then retained its image as a classic American icon. Although the company is reaching out to customers with the introduction of more performance-oriented models, like the V-Rod, which is known for being the first liquid-cooled production Harley. Analyzing the demographic ages, H-D also realized it must break into the younger market with edgier designs of its classic models like the Cross Bones and members of its Dark Custom line, similar to the Iron 883.

Harley-Davidson has been working relentlessly to improve the riding quality of its bikes. It replaced the stamped and welded single-piece frame that fastened Harley touring motorcycles for the last 30 years with a cast, single-spar, and rigid-backbone frame. Recently, it has introduced a wider and longer swing arm. They also up with a new three-wheel motorcycle called the Tri Glide. It has the classic features of its best-selling Ultra Classic Electra Glide.

Harley-Davidson has proved time and again why they have been able to single-handedly change the course of American automotive and it can undoubtedly be said that they will continue to do so.

History of Ford

Over the years, Ford has established itself as one of the most successful automobile brand. Are you curious to know how this legendary car manufacturing brand started? If so, then this article is just for you.

On June 16th, 1903 Henry Ford started this automobile company which would go on to become the one of the greatest and most profitable companies of all time. However, Henry Ford had built his first automobile, called quadricycle, at his home in Detroit in 1896. This invention was the stepping stone to a billion dollar company.  The first company that he started was called Detroit Automobile Company, although it was dissolved two years later. Henry Ford saw gradual but mass prosperity very soon- in 1903 Ford was incorporated with 12 investors owning 1000 shares-of which the infamous Dodge brothers had 100 shares (50 each).  At the beginning, John S Gray was elected president of the company-though Ford and Couzen were the only board members who worked full time. The company faced legal wars early in its development-however-charges were dropped by 1911.

The first assembled car was Ford Model A (1903). The model K which was Ford’s first six cylinder model, also known as the ‘gentleman’s roadster” was a great success. The company expanded greatly over the course of a few years and pioneered at many fields of automobile. Ford was globalizing by 1911, and it was soon the producer of 50% of the cars in US. Henry Ford was appraised greatly by the Wall Street Journal for his policy to handsomely pay his workers such that they can buy the product they made.

On February 4th 1922, Ford entered the luxury cars market by buying the company: Lincoln-which was established in 1917 honoring Abraham Lincoln. Soon followed the great depression, Ford’s action were very similar to other companies: they reduced the amount of workers, and lowered production. However, they stayed operational throughout the time period. In 1931, an agreement was signed where the Soviets would buy 13 million dollars, worth of automobile from Ford.

One of the greatest changes in the Ford came during the Second World War. Although Ford supported no wars, he was afraid that the Germans would nationalize the Ford factories in German. He managed to keep good relations whatsoever. The peace keeping concept of Henry Ford changed after the Pearl Harbor. A staggering 390,000 tanks and trucks, 27,000 engines, 270,000 Jeeps, over 8000 B-24 Liberators, and hundreds of thousands of parts, gun mounts, and machine tools were produced by the company for the War effort.

Henry Ford died of brain hemorrhage on April 7, 1947. His death was a tragic new for the world, and it was mourned globally. The legacy that Henry Ford left behind kept on expanding, and Ford made many models of vehicles afterwards. The most notable are Ford Mustang, Ford Taurus etc.  Ford soon became a public incorporated company where Ford family held about a small percentage of share.

Over the years , Ford has set has many records in racing too; take for example: Ford 999, driven by Oldfield, lapped the Indiana Fairgrounds dirt track at a then-record 60 mph at 1903. The company has also seen many days where it was pushed to the brink of closing-nevertheless- the company is still strives today. It has great debt to pay off to recover from the losses it made in the recent year, however, Ford is and will always be the company that revolutionized the auto-mobile industry.

History of Ducati

In the world of motorcycles a few company has left its mark on the world like Ducati. It’s a name which evokes speed and sheer engineering. So how did this all begin? Let us talk about the history of Ducati- a bike manufacturing company that changed the way we see motorcycles.

In 1926, the company was started by Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons: Adriano, Marcelo, and Bruno.  It all began as a manufacturer of small radio components and vacuum tubes etc.  The company endured a lot of attacks during the World War 2, nevertheless the production didn’t stop.

It was not until 1950 that Ducati started manufacturing bikes. The first bikes, they manufactured were “Cucciolo”- based motorcycles due to its increasing popularity. This is where the racing time of Ducati began. It created many records the Cucciolo motorized bicycles factory racers tournament. The first ever Ducati bike had 48 CC, weighted 98 pounds and had a stop speed of 40mph.  The world slowly moved towards larger bikes from that point- and on 1952 motor show Ducati introduced its new creation:65TS cycle and cruiser. It was labeled as the most interesting machine of the show-however-this bike didn’t do well in the market.

In 1953, the company was divided in to two sections. Dr. Giuseppe Montano took control of one of the sections which specialized in motorcycles. By 1954, with the help of the government, the Ducati production rate greatly increased. The first step stone of success came to Ducati with the production of the fastest motorcycle of its time: a 250cc road bike. It was released around the 1960’s and placed Ducati in the pages of history. As years passed, the company was producing V-twin engine bikes with their very own trademarked desdrodomic valve. A change of ownership again took place in 1985 when it was bought by Cagiva. Throughout the years, many companies purchased Ducati. Today it is owned by Audi automobile manufacturer, through their Italian subsidiary Lamborghini.

Fabio Taglioni was the chief designer of most Ducati bikes. With the passage of time Ducati truly evolved and established itself as a unique manufacturer of fast bikes. The company has an amazing racing history, bagging over 14 rider’s world championships and 17 manufacturer’s world championships. The first ever world title won by Ducati was the TT formula one world championship.   In 1993 they conquered the AMA championship with Dough Polen. In fact, Ducati won a first place in the second AMA championship which gives it an extremely rich racing history.

Whether you are a fan of bikes or not; Ducati is definitely a brand that will amaze you with its great history and the quality it puts in its bikes. Ducati has become a symbol of luxury super bikes and the years of experience in the bike industry is the reason. What started out as 48CC bike making company today has net worth of 1.12 billion US dollar and makes bikes of 1198 CC. The evolution of this outstanding bike maker is truly flabbergasting.