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July 6, 2010

Video: BMW GS celebrates 30th Anniversary

In September 1980, BMW introduced a new breed of motorcycle, one that started a new era. This was the R 80 G/S, a machine that could offer both on-, and off-road practicability. In this moment a new category was born: the touring-enduro. The GS line won BMW four Dakar-titles, and the model is today the top-selling motorcycle in its class in Europe. The manufacturer celebrates the model on the BMW Motorrad Days event, and they released a new video which resumes three decades of GS history. Read the full article »


July 5, 2010

Video: This is how a real american V4 motorcycle engine sounds

Motus is a young american motorcycle manufacturer, their first model will be the MST-01. At the center of the comfortable sports tourer is a direct-injection V4 engine, which slowly comes to life. Now feast your ears, this is how the V4 revs like crazy on the dyno. Read the full article »


July 3, 2010

Video: BMW introduced world’s first adaptive headlights for motorcycles for K1600 GT and GTL

The new BMW K1600 GT ang GTL will feature a nice long list of innovative technologies, one of them is the world's first adaptive headlight for motorcycles. The xenon headlamp will be standard on both bikes, while the adaptive system costs extra. The new touring machines will have their world premiere this fall. Read the full article »


July 2, 2010

Video: Backflip over flying Kamaz

Alexey Kolesnikov performed a backflip over a Kamaz. You'll probably saying what's so unusual about this trick, it’s been done thousands of times. The trick is that the 8.5 ton Kamaz was driven by six times Dakar-champion Vladimir Chagin, and the truck jumped simultanously with the motorcycle. The Kamaz sailed 28 feet through the air, while the motorcycle travelled 69 feet. Read the full article »


June 28, 2010

Video: How to put soul into metal

Don't call Shinya Kimura a custom motorcycle builder, he is really more than that. The japanese artist doesn't draw but he finds always a way to put soul into aluminium and steel. If you are interesting in this kind of riding, check out the Chabott Endineering. Read the full article »


June 24, 2010

Video: On-board the TT Zero-winning MotoCzysz E1pc

From this yar on there is a whole new category on the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy for electric motorcycles. The MotoCzysz E1pc simply annihilated the competition, reaching 95mph average speed. This video should give you some idea what it's like to go 141mph on an electric motorcycle. Wat do you think, has the future already arrived? Read the full article »


June 23, 2010

Video: Falcon Kestrel in action

Motorcycle isn't always a functional object, just take a look at the machines of Falcon Motorcycles. The young american manufacturer builds custom bikes, the Kestrel is their newest creation. Just watch this video and try to decide, if Kestrel is a real motorcycle or rather a statue. Read the full article »


June 22, 2010

Aer Indes: 200 hp, zero-emission motorcycle concept

KTM, Zero Motorcycles, Motoczysz - just a few from those old/new manufacturers who started to produce electric two-wheelers in the last couple of years. The electric motorcycles clearly moves the young designers mind, too. This concept belongs to design student Andre Look. The designer used hi-tech materials for the frame and bodywork, four motors and batteries that can swapped in seconds, the bike's power output is 200hp. A secondary motor housed within the swingarm boosts power by a further 25hp. Read the full article »


June 22, 2010

Video: Aprilia is poking BMW in the eye with the RSV4 Factory

Remember this video from the spring? BMW showed a trick with its supersport machine S1000 RR, a table and some dishes. Aprilia has now released an official response to that. The italians are clearly poking BMW in the eye with this video, in which their motto is: "Tricks are not our talent. Winning is. "Aprilia doubles in the World Superbike at Miller Motorsports Park, Monza and Portimao, while BMW's best result was a 3rd place. Read the full article »


June 18, 2010

Steampunk chopper from Russia

Mikhail Smolyanov is a talented russian designer who is also known as Solif. This is another of his new designs, a steampunk chopper that Solif designed in 3D Max. The chopper is a mix of high tech and vintage with an abundant use of copper and/or brass that helps define the steampunk movement. Read the full article »