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Entertainment - Motorcycle News

May 21, 2015

Functional Tron: Legacy bike sold at auction for $77k

RM Auctions has just answered the question whether you can put a price on the future. A functional replica of the Lightcycle from the movie Tron: Legacy was sold through an auction by RM Sotheby's at the Andrews Auto Collection for $77,000 over the weekend. The bike works and rides normally and it is powered by an electric motor. It also features lithium-ion batteries, ride-by-wire throttle and hydraulic brakes. Read the full article »


May 18, 2015

CurbNinja iOS App helps you find moto parking spots – video

Finding a parking spot for a motorcycle or a scooter is usually not that complicated: just find a space big enough for a two-wheeler and you’re done. However, if you’re traveling to a new area, it can become harder than that. A new iOS app called CurbNinja helps you find those spaces in cities like San Francisco, Las Vegas or San Jose. Read the full article »


May 18, 2015

Orlando Bloom’s BMW S 1000 R Custom presented – video

Everyone knows Orlando Bloom as a successful actor, but not everyone knows about his passion for motorbikes. As a long-standing fan of BMW motorcycles, Orlando Bloom owns and rides a number of BMW models, including old classics. He also has a custom S 1000 R built by Deus Ex Machina in California and revealed by the Bavarian manufacturer this morning. The bike is called the „4CYL”. Read the full article »


May 15, 2015

First bike of Indian Motorcycles’ Special Scout Series is a custom military Scout – video

Indian Motorcycle has announced that it will roll out a series of custom Indian Scouts designed and built by some of America’s top custom bike builders, each designed to celebrate an important Indian Scout milestone or achievement since its debut in 1920. The first bike of the series is the Custom Military Scout, a tribute to the company’s nearly 100-year history of supporting the U.S. Military. Click through to watch the video of the bike with Indian brand ambassador Mark Wahlberg. Read the full article »


May 10, 2015

Video: Jay Leno rides an orogonal 1936 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

The Knucklehead was a revolutionary motorcycle when it was introduced in the 1930’s. It had a four-speed gearbox, dry slump lubrication, and overhead valve V-Twin when other bikes were mostly flatheads. Basically, this was the bike that made Harley-Davidson. Leno brought the bike in the eighties but it just sat in the corner for three decades. And then some day, Leno decided to get it running. Read the full article »


May 9, 2015

Meet the PS 240, the world’s most powerful vintage Vespa

Let me introduce you the world’s craziest Vespa, the PS 240. The scooter was built by a couple of mental patient Vespa mechanics in Hamburg, Germany and it has more horses than the Harley-Davidson Street or many entry-level sportsbikes. 38 hp to the wheel, 4-speed transmission, 200 lbs of wet weight – we definitely would take this sleeper for a spin around the block. Click through for some details. Read the full article »


May 8, 2015

Video: Erik Buell documentary to air tonight

„The Ragged Edge”, a documentary about Erik Buell Racing, will air tonight on PBS, but only if you live in Wisconsin. Erik Buell Racing (EBR) is (was) the only American sport bike company that is now racing for its survival. This documentary combines the power, excitement, and tension of motorcycle racing from the point of view of teams in the pits with the equally powerful stories of a company trying to make it through a financial maelstrom and the personal survival stories of working families in America's heartland. Read the full article »


May 5, 2015

Top 10 ugliest motorcycles in history – part 2

Sometimes bike manufacturers just get it all wrong. Now, we collected the worst of the worst, the really ugly motorcycles in the history of two-wheelers. Nobody said designing a motorcycle was easy, but don’t break the basic principles and go for sharp and muscular. Unfortunately, many designers break these rules and that’s the reason why choosing the ugliest motorcycles of all time is not easy at all. Here’s the second part of our list, in no particular order. Read the full article »


April 29, 2015

Top 10 ugliest motorcycles in history – part 1

Sometimes bike manufacturers just get it all wrong. Now, we collected the worst of the worst, the really ugly motorcycles in the history of two-wheelers. Nobody said designing a motorcycle was easy, but don’t break the basic principles and go for sharp and muscular. Unfortunately, many designers break these rules and that’s the reason why choosing the ugliest motorcycles of all time is not easy at all. Here’s our list, in no particular order. Read the full article »


April 28, 2015

BMW Japan’s Straight Six project results in crazy K 1600 GTL custom bikes

„Ignite Straight 6" is a custom project of the manufacturer involving the K 1600 GTL, BMW’s flagship model equipped with a straight-six engine and some of Japan’s best custom motorcycle builders. BMW Japan has just revealed two custom bikes of the project, one from Keiji Kawakita of HOT-DOCK CUSTOM-CYCLES and Kenji Nagai of Ken’s Factor – both of them are pioneering figures on Japan’s custom bike scene. Read the full article »