Monday, 13 May 2013 21:25
Stripped down can be damn sexy. In a single sentence, that’s how the new Star Bolt and Bolt R-Spec entries into the bobber motorcycle niche feel, and are hoping you will, too. Yamaha (Star’s parent company) intends this bike to be a no-frills city hopper and commuter. Does it succeed? We recently had the opportunity for some quality ride time on both of these bikes to find out. [See & Read More]
Saturday, 04 May 2013 15:15
Lunasee’s ASL 1000 ($150-200 USD) uses four 1W LEDs to excite a strip of photo-luminescent pinstripe tape that attaches to the rim of motorcycle wheels, improving nighttime visibility. It’s compatible with motorcycles that have dual swing arms. Lunasee installations do not require the addition of batteries or electronics to your wheels. Instead, a 4mm wide, nearly weightless phosphorescent pin stripe is applied to each rim, and as the wheels rotate, the attachments charge via LEDs mounted to the bike and wired into it's power supply. Enjoy.
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Saturday, 16 March 2013 04:03
If the Campagna T-Rex 14R wasn't your cup of tea, the Canadian maker of high-performance trikes has just introduced a smooth new arrival that might change your tune – the T-Rex 16S. Unlike its sibling which is powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder screamer sourced from a Kawasaki Ninja, the new Campagna boasts a slightly larger 1.6-liter six-cylinder sourced from BMW. Power is down just a bit, but torque improves (rated output is 160 horsepower and 129 pound-feet), meaning the 1,100-pound-or-so trike with its sequential six-speed transmission should easily crack the 60 mph benchmark in less than five seconds and provide plenty of flexibility around town. [See & Read More]
Monday, 14 January 2013 20:51
As with all great things, there’s something to be said for hand craftsmanship. When an expert takes the time to infuse his hopes and passions into a product, to make sure that everything is in its right place, it’s a beautiful physical extension of the imagination. When two experts come together to hand craft, let’s say, a motorcycle–excellence is near guaranteed. Such is the case with Rough Crafts and Roland Sands Design‘s new collaborative endeavor: the Shadow Rocket. Aptly titled for its all-black composition, as well as its slew of turbo-churning aftermarket parts, it’s the details that make this bike a rider’s greasy dream. [See More]
Monday, 15 October 2012 23:49
Most "anniversary" vehicles tend to be little more than a few badges and some fancy embroidery — which is why we're so impressed with the Ducati Monster 20th Anniversary Motorcycle ($TBA). A recreation of the original model, it features a bronze-colored frame, a chromium-plated finish, a gold-finished Brembo braking system, and a vintage Ducati '86 logo on the tank, and current-generation technology that makes it a near-perfect marriage of old and new.
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 02:19
Serious riders would never mistake Yamaha's XJ6 for a stunt bike — yet that's exactly what was used as the base for the Yamaha Moto Cage-Six Concept Motorcycle ($TBA). Being a concept, it will likely never become available, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the garish paint scheme, exposed framework, and car tire-carrying rear wheel.
Monday, 17 September 2012 15:41
Yamaha surely knows the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and that’s exactly what the venerable Japanese company has done with the most recent YZF-R1 Motorcycle. Opting not to mess with a good thing, the company decided to add new exterior paint options as the only alteration from last years model. Now available in Matte Gray, Rapid Red, and Raven paint schemes in addition to the Team Yamaha Blue and White, the 2013 model is identical in every other aspect to the outgoing model. [See & Read More]
Thursday, 09 August 2012 18:38
Derived from BMW's S 1000 RR racing bike, the 2013 HP4 is the first four-cylinder bike in the HP family and packs 193 horsepower. That's on a bike that only weighs 373 pounds, 439 when race ready and 90 percent full of fuel. And as impressive as it is, the most exciting feature lies in the suspension. For the first time as standard equipment in a production motorcycle, BMW implemented Dynamic Damping Control, which adapts to the type of driving your'e doing. [See & Read More]
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 20:27
Bruce Wayne has all the money and free time in the world to build the ultimate Batpod, but what happens when your resources are extremely limited? Well, as always, this it means it's time for your imagination and creativity to take over.This one-of-a-kind replica of the "Batpod" in the Dark Knight Rises film is said to have been imagined into reality by the young Vietnamese man you see riding the bike in the video after the break. Too bad he skipped on the Batman costume. Enjoy.
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Tuesday, 31 July 2012 18:13
And you thought your bike was stealth. The Bandit9 Nero Motorcycle ($TBA) redefines the term by offering a completely matte black build, leaving only the headlamp and taillight unaffected by the darkness. It's based on the Chang Jiang 750, and features a rebuilt engine and transmission, 19-inch wheels — spoke in the front, alloy in the rear — and a host of custom parts, including the exhaust, gas tank, handlebar, rear fender, and seat.