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August 12, 2010

Veon wins World Championship of Custom Bike Building

You love cruisers but from time to time you want more speed and you can’t afford two motorcycles? Fred Krugger found a pretty exciting solution for this problem. He built a motorcycle that morphs from cruiser to racer at the push of a button. His creation, the V-Rod powered Veon won the 2010 World Championship […] Read the full article »


August 4, 2010

Video: RSD Project: 200mph Victory Motorcycle

The Victory Project 200 is the latest work of California-based Roland Sands Design. From the title it is clear that the basis of the custom bike is a Victory cruiser, and the number 200 indicates the maximum speed of the motorcycle. And not in kilometers. Hit the jump for the video. Read the full article »


August 4, 2010

Video: Sak Art Design Electric Superbike

More and more companys plan to manufacture electric cars and motorcycles, although most of them are only concept. The newest one comes from italian design firm Sak Art, which has close connection with Ducati. They have come up with an electric Superbike concept, called SBIK_E. Hit the jump for the video. Read the full article »


August 2, 2010

Video: Buell 1190RR road bike return?

Harley-Davidson announced last october that Buell motorcycles will be discontinued. But the fans of Buell never loose hope, and there are new pictures and a video of a Buell street bike. What we can see on the images, is a Buell 1190RR race bike with turn signals and radiator fans, just the sort of thing you might see on a street bike. Legally, Erik Buell should soon be free of the contractual shackles preventing him from talking about or competing with Harley-Davidson. So, stay tuned. Read the full article »


July 30, 2010

North Korean motorcycle company available for export

You want a cheap motorcycle? Usually, you think about chinese, indian or brazil manufacturers, but now, there's a fourth option. North Korean motorcycles are now available for export, but there's not much official information about the models. According to the spec-sheet at least half of them are 125cc single-cylinder 5-strokes - a technology unavailable in corrupt imperialist nations. Read the full article »


July 27, 2010

Video: Vladimir Putin rides a Harley trike at Sevastopol Motorcycle Festival

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin leaped on a Harley-Davidson trike at international motorcycle festival in southern Ukraine. In sunglasses, black jeans and black fingerless gloves, Putin told the 5000-strong crowd: "Long live Russia, long live Ukraine, long live the bike." He described motorcycles as "the most democratic form of transport". Read the full article »


July 27, 2010

Daft Punk helmet: style for individualists

French electronic duo Daft Punk has a true cult following, particularly from young house fans. Designer Volpin Props made a special helmet inspired by their music. The futuristic helmet required almost 17 months to build and the result is beyond just being amazing. Hit the jump for two videos (one of the 17-month build packed into 3-minutes, and another of the complete helmet). Read the full article »


July 21, 2010

Swarovski covered 1961 Vespa

From time to time you can find ackward-looking gold-, or chrome-finished sports cars on the internet - most of them are owned by arabic sheiks. But the latest work of German firm Stomerichworld is even more unusual than a chrome-finished Lamborghini in the desert. They covered a vintage 1961 Vespa with Swarovski chrystals for a cost of €249 000. The Vespa is now useless as a motorcycle but you can rent it from Stonerichworld for promotional events. Read the full article »


July 14, 2010

Video: Awesome indian ad for Bajaj Pulsar

While Bajaj is primarily known for its line of retro-style scooters in America and Europe, Bajaj is a major player in their home country, which is by the way the second largest motorcycle market behind China. Their flagship model, the 200cc, 18hp Pulsar is a respected motorcycle in the asian country, and we can see with our own eyes now how professional ads the indian companies can make. Excellent videography, professional stunt riding and well planned choreography. Read the full article »


July 13, 2010

Video: Honda Fireblade is a work of art

British artist Kyle Bean shows in it's latest creation that matter cannot be created or destroyed, but only transformed. The two Honda Fireblades, one complete, one other dismantled in a showcase in Selfridges, London is part of his Conversation of Mass series. The two blades are set up to balance at either end of a set of scales. The artist Kyle Bean, wanted to use something minimalistic but with presence, completely out of context, stylish and compact. Read the full article »