2011 August - Motorcycle News

August 29, 2011

David Hasselhoff coming to Sons of Anarchy

Here’s some surprising casting. David Hasselhoff will be guest starring on FX’s Sons of Anarchy tv show this coming season. It has been announced that Hasselhoff will be joining SAMCRO this October. TVGuide describes his role as, „Dondo, a well-endowed former porn star who is now making major coin by producing sleazy girl-on-girl adult films.” „Who wouldn’t want to play a porno king? It’ll be fun...” the Baywatch star told The Mirror. “I’m also putting together and negotiating a deal to do An Evening With for ITV, followed by a national tour singing the songs of Broadway,” he added. Read the full article »

August 22, 2011

Suzuki Inazuma to return?

The Japanese manufacturer may be planning to revive the Inazuma name. The original Inazuma name was carried by a retro-styled Bandit in the late 90s and early 2000s. The brand’s last retro-styled street bike, the GSX 1400 disappeared in 2007. Nowadays, there are plenty of naked bikes, but only few of them are round-headlamp retros. Suzuki has now registered the Inazuma name once again, which translates “Lightning”. Now, with the new, more modern-looking Bandit, there is definitely a spot for a retro-styled street bike in Suzuki’s line-up. Read the full article »

August 18, 2011

Bikers torch Porsche 928 in Icon’s latest video

Icon Motorsports’ latest video has arrived. The video starts with commentary stating “All around the world, motorcycles and cars share the same roads. This video demonstrates some of the situations motorcyclists face every day.” It also involves V-Twin stunt riders Chris Rayburn and Rob Carpenter and a Porsche 928. Icon wanted to remind riders and drivers that they all share the same roads, but the way they did that, is pretty interesting. Read the full article »

August 10, 2011

Video: Escapism

Escapism: the state of having wandering and imaginative thoughts in order to remove one's self from reality. This short video was written and directed by Barry Munsterteiger and his friends. They just wanted to mess around with some cameras and a Ducati 1198 SP, but they captured more the essence of the feeling of riding in this one video than the last 5 years of all of the bike ads we have seen. By the way, Barry is looking for a job. Read the full article »

August 5, 2011

2011 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Sports Pack available

Honda UK has announced the special Sports Package for the 2011 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. The new package will be available until the end of 2011 and will be offered for both standard and ABS-equipped versions. It will be priced at £599 for the ABS pack and £699 for the standard pack. The package includes an Akrapovic exhaust, a bike cover, a higher screen, seat cowl, and a rear tire hugger for the non ABS model. The model will be available with a new HRC tricolor version that includes a stunning gold trim, white wheels, and HRC stickers on the middle and upper front cowl. Read the full article »

August 4, 2011

Honda NSF250R coming to the U.S.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., has announced that the 2012 HRC NSF250R will be available in the U.S. Newly developed for FIM GP road racing competition in the Moto3 class, the NSF250R is powered by an all-new liquid-cooled single-cylinder 249cc four-stroke engine specifically designed for racing. In 2012, this globally distributed model will also be legal in the USGPRU Moto 3 and WERA Motorcycle Road Racing classes in the USA, as well as in other local racing events. Read the full article »

August 4, 2011

Video: Ducati Diavel Rizoma accessories

Rizoma has created a complete line of accessories to the Ducati Diavel. The kit includes an innovative aluminium handlebar which will improve riding position for some (height 8mm lower, open grip angle of +7°). Rizoma offers the latest side protections for the radiator and frame, the water pump guard, the newest EVO rearsets and two types of license support plates. But the list continues: all kinds of mirrors with adapters, bar ends, brake and clutch levers, proguard system, fuel cap etc. Read the full article »

August 2, 2011

Video: Walz Hardcore Cycles GTO

German custom motorcycle builder Walz Hardcore Cycles have just revealed their latest creation: the GTO bike. The newest creation of Marcus Walz and his company is a pro-street-style custom. Look how’d you have to ride it: grips like a street racer, pegs up front, the pipes ending right under your upper thigh. After finishing the bike, Markus Walz and his crew tested the freshly built GTO bike at the Hockenheimring, Germany together with a matching Ferrari GTO 599. Read the full article »