Friday, 7th November 2014
Born in Poland (org. title: As
Polish, as it was possible…)
XXII International Defence Industry Exhibition, on September
the 2nd there was a premiere of the new polish
motorcycle Falcon. The prototype was shown at the booth of
Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne SA – a company, which is a
partner of the project called "FALCON reactivation"
the company called Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne SA in Poznan,
the reactivation of "Falcon" was the first
and foremost a form of honor the works of Polish technical
thought of the Second Republic Poland...
(Fig. Michael Wieckowski, Prywatne Zakłady
You could not remember, but in
November 2012 I wrote about the idea of reactivating the
"(...) During the press conference, organized by the SILVA
group in VIP lodges Legia Stadium, came out information that
there is a good chance to make authentic Polish reactivation
of the legendary motorcycle brand, which is a pre-war Falcon.
When writing an "authentic" I mean something more than just
sticking a logo on a motorcycle produced by the Asian "tigers".
(…) The motorcycle is to be produced in Poland and based on
technical assumptions prewar „Falcon” model 1000... "
At that time were only available
visualizations (and – for that matter – although interesting
is that they are not of the highest ones). This year, however,
the company demonstrated ready motorcycle. What else to say –
WZM SA, on the basis of the technical documentation of the
original „Falcon” (pictured), the physical
3D model of the tank was build. That's how began the proper
production of the tank prototype,
which is made entirely of aluminum.
(Fig. Max Olech)
What distinguishes the new "Falcon"
from other motorcycles built in Poland? That assumption will
be mass produced - in this case, it will mean the production
level of 30 units per year. Assumption seems to be as
realistic as possible, and – to make the whole enterprise
profitable. It's enough from a business point of view.
Falcon ad 2014
The motorcycle is obviously not a replica of the legendary
model, but refers to him directly - not only through the logo,
or wittily and well-chosen abbreviation of the manufacturer
name (PZInż, excatly like it was before II World War).
ago on August 17th 1939 the team composed of: engineer Tadeusz
Rudawski – on a motorcycle Falcon 200,
PZInż employees – Tadeusz Heryng and Joseph Jakóbowski on two
motorcycles Falcon 600, a motorcycle rider Joseph Docha
with a passenger on a motorcycle George Brendler Falcon 600
and the fifth participant – Mieczyslaw Kubiak, a motorcycle
Falcon 600, riding threw the footpath (sic!) by Kuznice and
Myslenickie Turnie, reached a peak of Kasprowy (elevation 1987
Who walked that way knows what a piece of the driveway it
Motorcycle, like its prototype,
is equipped with a rigid frame (yes, its design is not hidden
any shock rocker and horizontal) with a sprung saddle (which
his appearance alludes directly to the classics) and V-engine.
The current machine has a capacity of 1300 cm3 it (provided as
an alternative unit with a capacity of 1100 cm3) and can grow
up to 88 hp (the bike can reach speeds of up to 180 km/h, but
it will require more... courage from the riding person). With
the engine works a five-gearbox and 18-inch wheels fitted with
disc brakes with four-piston calipers.
The motorcycle will be formed in
the PZinż „Falcon” in cooperation with the Wojskowe Zakłady
Motoryzacyjne SA. The only foreign part is the engine (American
KIWI INDIAN engine, which is – according to some sources –
a replica of the engine from 1938, of course, made today on
the basis of new technologies).
heart from the United States, but most native markings :)
(Fig. Michael Wieckowski, Private Markets Engineering SA)
During the drafting of the motorcycle and performing elements
of the first prototype instance, the engineering team used the
CATIA and NX 3D CAD software. And a PLM solution based on
ENOVIA or Teamcenter...
Moment of technical documentation approval in a production
framework „Falcon reactivated”.
(Fig. Max Olech)
More about the new bike you can
find in the new edition of CADblog.pl magazine, available as a
PDF and Flash file.
Try to use Google Translator, or find another way to read it:)
www.autokrata.pl, wzm.pl, PZInż SA, www.sokol-motocykle.pl
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