Changing weather in representing global warming from SubStack of Ujjwal Dey, images by Ujjwal Dey Symbols can represent personal as well as social change. It can even be revolutionary or represent a sanctuary, a place of safety or refuge. Symbolic expressions? What’s the easiest symbol to make yourself approachable and friendly? Yup, just smile! Symbols and its perspectives will change over a period of years, cultures and geographies. Sometimes, they represent an idea and at other times they are magical ‘sigil’. How have symbols represented environment, ecology and climate change? Read this pictorial editorial on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Get into Bandit’s Cantina and get exclusive content, free swag and a deal of a lifetime, click & go.
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by Kim Lyons from https://www.theverge.com by Edward Moyer from https://www.cnet.com From Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212803 Motorcycle vibrations can degrade iPhone camera performance, Apple says High amplitude vibrations can cause problems for the cameras’ gyroscopes A new post on Apple’s Support forum https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212803 says exposing iPhones to high-amplitude vibrations, “specifically those generated by high-power motorcycle engines” could degrade the devices’ camera system. The company recommends against mounting an iPhone on a motorcycle, as the vibrations may be transmitted via the bike’s handlebars and chassis. Here’s the technical explanation from Apple: If you accidentally move a camera when you take a picture, the resulting image can be blurry. To prevent this, some iPhone models have optical image stabilization (OIS).1 OIS lets you take sharp photos even if you accidentally move the camera. With OIS, a gyroscope senses that the camera moved. To reduce image motion, and the resulting blur, the lens moves according to the angle of the gyroscope. Additionally, some iPhone models have closed-loop autofocus (AF).2 Closed-loop AF resists the effects of gravity and vibration to preserve sharp focus in stills, videos, and panoramas. With closed-loop AF, on-board magnetic sensors measure gravity and vibration effects and determine the lens position so that the compensating motion can be set accurately. The OIS and closed-loop AF systems in iPhone are designed for durability. However, as is the case with many consumer electronics that include systems like OIS, long-term direct exposure to high-amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges may degrade the performance of these systems and lead to reduced image quality for photos and videos. It is recommended to avoid exposing your iPhone to extended high-amplitude vibrations. The iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and all iPhones since the iPhone 7 have both optical image stabilization and closed-loop autofocus (as noted by MacRumors, the first outlet to
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from https://www.expressandstar.com Sports bike is undergoing final testing ahead of spring release. Triumph has showcased its upcoming Trident in a series of up-close new images. The Trident, which is set to hit UK dealerships in the spring, is the British bike manufacturer’s latest brand-new motorcycle and is now undergoing final testing at the firm’s Hinckley headquarters ahead of its full reveal in the coming weeks. These new images show high-end Showa suspension and Nissin brakes, as well as Michelin Road 5 tyres. Though no details have been released about the Trident’s engine, Triumph has said that it will be A2 compliant which means it’ll produce a maximum of 94bhp. The Trident is set to become the new entry point to the Triumph range The photos also showcase the Trident’s LED lighting as well as the bike’s combination of retro-inspired and ultra-modern design features. The rear end of the motorcycle has the look of a classic racer, while the cut out tank is a nod to more classic bikes. It’s set to become the new entry point to the Triumph range of motorcycles, sitting under the Street Twin and Street Triple S. Though full prices have yet to be revealed, it’s expected that it will cost under £8,000 when it goes on sale in order to contend with the likes of the Yamaha MT-07. The Trident was first showcased last month as a full concept, though due to the bike’s entirely white paint scheme, it was difficult to make out the finer details of the motorcycle’s design. These photographs signal the end of a four-year programme of development, too. During final testing, engineers will fine-tune the Trident’s characteristics. Triumph is pitching the bike as incorporating a ‘rider friendly chassis’, making the Trident into ‘the first choice for a new generation of
by Ollie Barstow from https://www.visordown.com The new Benelli-based Harley-Davidson 338R budget motorcycle is spied for the first time in images leaked on Chinese social media The first images of the new Harley-Davidson 338R have leaked giving a glimpse of how the small, affordable Asian-built ‘baby’ Harley will look when it makes its debut later this year. There was much talk about the new machine, which is a collaboration between Harley-Davidson and Chinese-firm Qianjang Motor, earlier this year but until now the model, codenamed HD350, had only been viewed in renders. As such, this is the first time it has been seen in the metal after images emerged of a cropped side-view across Chinese social media. The machine has been developed on the platform of recently-launched Benelli 302S (Qianjiang is the parent company for the Italian Benelli brand) and this view shows the main frame, wheels, suspension and brakes have been retained from the source. Though we can’t see the front-end, which will likely feature a more familiar family face in-keeping with the Harley-Davidson signature style, the rather ostentatious badging should also help differentiate it from its Italian cousin. The appearance of the Harley-Davidson 338R appears to be a step in the direction to confirming the machine’s existence, which was originally conceived under the American company’s erstwhile management structure. Under the dubbed ‘More Roads to Harley’ strategy, the Harley-Davidson 338R was set to become an entry-level model target specifically at the Asian market and built locally. However, new ownership and the so-called ‘Hardwire’ strategy that is set to focus Harley-Davidson’s attention on its core premium business and move the brand out of unprofitable markets – including India – suggests the 338R is rather at odds with this new approach. Even so, Harley-Davidson could in theory maintain a separate range of badge-engineered
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by Abhinand Venugopal from https://www.rushlane.com/ The upcoming Benelli BJ 1200 GT employs an upgraded version of the TNT 1130’s inline-three motor Italian-origin motorcycle manufacturer Benelli, under China’s Zhejiang Qianjiang Motorcycle Group, is following an aggressive product strategy for the months to come. The company has unveiled or launched several interesting products in recent times while a few other models were leaked as spy shots or patent images. The popular Benelli TNT 600i sold in our market has received a successor abroad, dubbed the Benelli 600N or QJ SRK 600. QJ Motor is a sister brand to Benelli of China. Benelli is also working on a higher Imperiale 530 cruiser, which could make its way to the Indian market in the near future as a strong rival to Royal Enfield’s single-cylinder BS6 range. Now, leaked images of the upcoming Benelli BJ 1200 GT touring motorcycle have popped up on the internet. It is apparently the largest motorcycle to come out of Benelli’s Chinese parenthood. While it is too early to comment on its capabilities and overall quality, we expect it to be a substantially affordable alternative to full-on tourers such as the Honda Goldwing, Harley-Davidson Glide series, BMW K 1600 GTL, Indian Roadmaster, etc., that come at eye-watering price tags. Benelli plans to launch the tourer sometime in the second quarter of 2021 if the ongoing COVID-19 crisis does not delay its plans further. Meanwhile, QJ Motor has already introduced its own version of the BJ 1200 GT for the Chinese police force. It wears a ‘QJ 1200’ decal. Either motorcycle locks horns with the CFMoto CF1250J — the biggest and most powerful made-in-China motorcycle yet. The new Benelli BJ 1200 GT could be sold in potential European markets. Notable features or equipment highlights include keyless ignition, large semi-digital instrument console,
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