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January 25, 2011

Video: BMW S1000 RR vs. Ariel Atom V8

Famous UK TV show Top Gear tested the Ariel Atom V8, which is powered by two inline-four motorcycle engines. The supercharged 3,0-liter V8 delivers 500hp while weighing only 1200 pounds. The means the Atom has 900 horsepower per tonne, a ratio that shames everything from the Lotus to the Lexus LF-A. The BMW S1000 RR features a 999cc inline-four that produces 193 hp, 83 lb-ft or torque and can rev up to 14,200. The bike has a power-to-weight ratio of 1,055 horsepower per tonne. Read the full article »

January 14, 2011

Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R vs. Mazda RX-7

The Mazda RX-7 is a great choice for drifting, it has enough power (especially the special RX-7 in the video which features the Corvette’s 375hp LS engine) and it’s rear wheel drive. But can you drift on a bike? Icon Motorsports rider Nick „Apex” Brocha answers this question with a big yes. The challenger of its modded 2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R is Jim Guthrie and his V8-powered RX-7. The best quote from the video: “We thought it would give Nick extra motivation to twist the throttle knowing a 2,400lbs car was about to run him over.” Read the full article »

January 11, 2011

Stunning Royal Enfield from Rajputana Customs

Rajputana Customs is a family-run company in Rajasthan that builds handmade, unique custom-designed bikes. Their latest creation is practically a wedding gift. A guy, Subhayou Nayak wanted to buy himself a little present before the big day, so he sommissioned Rajputana Customs. The company built an old-school looking, stunning Royal Enfield with a 300mm rear tyre. The bike is powered by a 500cc Royal Enfield twinspark engine. Read the full article »

January 10, 2011

Video: Barry Sheene Legacy Trailer

A hero and inspiration to millions, Barry Sheene has a particularly unique place in the hearts of bike and sports fans the world over. LEGACY - A PERSONAL HISTORY OF BARRY SHEENE is a special two-disc DVD release that offers an intimate and frank look at the life of Sheene as a sportstman as well as the individual, putting together never before seen archive and home movie footage along with in-depth interviews with those who have loved, admired and were inspired by Sheene. Read the full article »

January 7, 2011

Video: KTM 125 Duke

Do you know Rok Bagoros? Probably not, but the Slowenian stunt rider is well known in Europe. KTM released a video showing Bagoros testing the brand new 125 Duke, the smallest Duke of the Austrian company. You probably think 15 hp is not enough for fun but you’re wrong, just watch the video. It looks like 125-250cc bikes are the next wave next to electric machines. The great thing is that these bikes are cheap but offer a lot of fun. Not to mention the insurance costs. Read the full article »

January 5, 2011

MotoMorphic JaFM – incredible custom bike

MotoMorphic is a small company that builds radical custom motorcycles that are meant to be ridden-motorcycles. Their newest bike, the JaFM looks just mean: enormous tires, huge frame tubes, hand formed bodywork. The solid chassis holds a huge, 7-gallon fuel tank. The heartbeat of MotoMorphic's JaFM is a technologically advanced durable Teutonic engine built by Rotax. Fresh air enters through the hood scoop, which functions as well as the housing for the headlights. Read the full article »

January 4, 2011

Pirelli ad says burnout is mindless. Is it?

Italian firm Pirelli and ad company Y & R Milan wants you to know that burnout is mindless and it’s hazardous to your health. The three ads take inspiration from the warning labels of tobacco products. The three slogans include „Smoking can cause circulation problems”, „Smoking is highly addictive, don’t start”, and „Protect chicks: don’t make them breath your smoke”. Although the ads have excellent photography and clever word play, it’s interesting that a tire company encourages the destruction of its own product for no reason other than for you to go replace it with more. Read the full article »

January 3, 2011

Video: Riders are small, but they aren’t bugs

This video is a bit old but still funny. Norwegian Motorcycle Union (Norsk Motorcykkel Union) says 8 of 10 collisions are caused by drivers that never see the motorcycle. On the video, riders look like bugs on windshields, and the drivers don’t know how to get rid of them. Scandinavian strange sense of humor. But it definitely works. Good scenario, and the comedy get the point: be careful at motorcycle! Read the full article »

December 29, 2010

Edda Design Buell 1125-CR

Spanish design firm Edda Design bought a Buell 1125 CR street bike just before the American manufacturer closed its doors in 2009, and the company presented the result today. The guys at the firm wanted to give the bike a fresh look, it was essential to them to „keep the "Buell spirit" intact. Buell users are very loyal to the brand and deeply connected to it on an emotional level, so in order to take it one step forward, to give them a new Buell experience, we had to get to know them very well.” Read the full article »

December 29, 2010

Ride your Honda CBR250R on a virtual tour

Honda has updated its CBR250R site with Touringlobe, an entertaining animated online tour of the world. Ride your CBR250R, customize your rider and colors, chat with other online riders, and collect medals. Honda’s new 250cc sportsbike is powered by a 250cc 4-valve single cylinder engine delivering 26 hp and 23 Nm of torque. The biggest competitor of the Kawasaki Ninja 250 costs $3,999 in the U.S. The bike hits showrooms by Spring 2011. Read the full article »