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November 25, 2010

Travertson V-Rex 2: the wildest production bike

The Travertson V-Rex was already one of the wildest production bikes, but its updated version, the V-Rex 2 is even weirder. The 2011 version, dubbed the V-Rex 2 features a new steel subframe to support a pillion residing on the rear half of a new seat, as well as new LED taillights. The bike uses a Harley-Davidson engine and H-D electronics. The other features of the bike include digital speedometer, custom paint job and vertical chrome tank decorated in Swarowsky crystals. The new V-Rex 2 costs $53,990. Read the full article »

November 25, 2010

H&R Erbacher The One chopper: custom machine for $145,000

Swiss company H&R, in cooperation with Fat Attack Custom Bikes have developed a unique machine. Called „The One”, this bike is largely made of titanium, aluminium, carbon, and aircraft steel. During its production attention was paid to every detail to ensure that the materials used are the same as for racing. The weight saving of over 60 kilograms with simultaneously greater stability in its driving characteristics becomes noticeable. Read the full article »

November 24, 2010

Video: 2011 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT 8V

Italian brand Moto Guzzi unveiled the updated version of its Norge GT 1200 8V at the EICMA back in october. The big tourer got a more powerful V-twin engine for 2011, which produces now 102hp. The new Norget GT features reshaped fairing which provides better protection for rider and passenger, but also increases airflow to the air-cooled engine. The manufacturer released now an official video where we van see the new bike. Read the full article »

November 24, 2010

Wrenchmonkees Kawasaki Zephyr 750

The Kawasaki Zephyr 750 motorcycle is a naked retro, made between 1992-1999. Danish company Wrenchmonkees has customized the legendary model and created a cafe version of it. The frame, the engine, the front fork, the swingarm, the rims are standard. But the paint, including the painted engine covers and all the wirings, the muffler are made in house. Also the rear end, the seat, the front fender are all designed by the company. Read the full article »

November 23, 2010

1929 Brough Superior sells for over $455,000 at auction

Brough Superior, the Rolls Royce of motorcycle world never fails to attract interest. European auctioner H&H set a new record for sale of a 1929 Brough Superior SS100 at The Haynes International Motor Museum. The bike became the world’s most expensive motorcycle with its price tag of $455,400. The machine was one of the fastest in its time, it was guaranteed to be able to reach the magic 100mph mark. The SS100 features an overhead valve 1000cc V-twin engine which delivers 45hp. Read the full article »

November 22, 2010

Jillian Michael’s custom V-Rod Muscle

You may know Jillian Michaels from TV’s The Biggest Loser, but she is also a fitness expert, life coach, author, blogger and radio host. The trainer recently got a custom Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle designed in collaboration between Michaels and the staff of the Motor Company’s wheels. The special Muscle features polished engine cases with orange highlights, custom seat, rear fender, radiator shroud, exhaust and wheels. Michaels has partnered recently with Harley to promote motorcycle riding to women. Read the full article »

November 17, 2010

Wonder Customs Rev 2: V-Rod engine, huge visual impact

The V-Rod is one of the best engines in the Harley-Davidson range, delivering 115hp at 8250rpm. But some customers want even more – Wonder Customs created the Rev 2 for them. At its heart beats the 1130cc water-cooled V-twin, which makes use of a high pressure fuel pump that lives behind the custom fuel tank to ensure the engine receives its required energy. One of the most interesting part is the twin exhaust. The exhaust is fitted with diffuser disks at the end of each header which keeps the decibels down. Read the full article »

November 15, 2010

UNO – Innovative Electric Motorcycle for $25,000

A young inventor has created a motorcycle concept with a twist – it uses two wheels but they are positioned right next to each other, giving it the illusion of being a powered unicycle. The Massachussets-based company, BPG Motors is about to revolutionize the two-wheeled world with the UNO motorcycle. The chairman and founder of the company, 21-year-old inventor Ben Gulak says the bike will have the performanve of a maxi scooter but can turn 360 degrees in a 3 foot area. Read the full article »

November 12, 2010

Snake Road Concept: bite the road

We have seen a lot of unusual motorcycle concepts but the latest creation of Belgian designer Bruno Delussu is a real killer. Inspired by Daniel Simon’s Cosmic Motors series, Delussu made this Snake Road motorcycle concept. The bike features a fiberglass body to house an internal combustion engine. The Belgian admits there are some deficiencies in the design (look at the front wheel which can’t turn for example). Read the full article »

November 10, 2010

Video: Yamaha EC-03 electric scooter – Change is good

Yamaha introduced its EC-03 electric scooter concept in 2009 at the EICMA show, and the bike is heading into serial production next spring. Here’s a promo video of the e-moped which features a 1.6 kW brushless DC motor, lithium-ion battery, drum brakes and a planetary gear transmission housed inside the rear wheel hub. The range is expected to be around 25 km (15 miles)on a single charge. Price will be around €2,400 ($3,300). Read the full article »