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December 28, 2010

MRI Thumper trike built around a Harley Road Glide

What you can see here, is a very special trike made by Matt Ripley from MRI Customs. He spent 2,500 hours to build this custom trike around a 2006 Harley-Davidson Road Glide trike. The trike participated in the 2010 AMD World Championship in the Freestyle category. It features 2 TV’s, 2 amps and 2 cameras, with over 50 meters of fiberglas being streched to create this trike’s custom body. Read the full article »

December 27, 2010

Video: BMW Bike vs. BMW Bob Stunt

If you are familiar with Chris Pfeiffer’s work, you know that the professional stunt rider has definitely no fear. In this latest video, the guy is running head to head with Olympic Gold Medal Bobsleder Christoph Langen in Innsbruck, Austria. In the video, Langen started at the top of the run and Pfeiffer at the bottom on his BMW G450X. Timing was critical, Pfeiffer and Langen ran each other passing side by side on one turn. Read the full article »

December 27, 2010

Porsche tribute bike by Custom Wolf

If someone wants to tell a story, he writes a book, stands on a podium and begins to read it. German company Custom Wolf decided to tell the story of legendary carmaker Porsche in an unusual way. They built a Porsche tribute bike which reflects the sportiness and exclusivity of the brand. The custom machine is powered by a 113 cui engine from S&S with gold plates screws which is mated with a Harley gearbox. The sound comes from revised LA Chopper’s exhausts. Read the full article »

December 23, 2010

Video: KTM Strider pedal-free bike introduced

KTM North America and Strider Sports International announced a licensing agreement for the introduction of the KTM Strider PREbike The KTM Strider PREbikeis a revolutionary pedal-free bike that enables toddlers as young as 18 months to learn how to ride and balance on two wheels. Most important, Strider teaches the skills needed to safely and easily transition to riding both a pedal bike and a Sportminicycle, making the first experience on each much more successful and positive. Read the full article »

December 22, 2010

Video: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R on the racetrack

The completely redesigned ZX-10R is one of the most anticipated superbikes of 2011, and with it's new engine, the bike is faster and lighter than the Japanese competition. Kawasaki had some issues with the new engine, so they put the bike on technical hold, but despite this, the 2011 ZX-10R topped the 651-1000cc sales in many countries in November. In this video, we can see the bike on the racetrack. We don’t have to say anything, just listen to that noise. Read the full article »

December 20, 2010

Video: World Record Snowmobile Jump

Levi LaVallee jumped an incredible 361 (110 m) feet while preparing for his Red Bull New Year No Limits world record snowmobile distance jump in San Diego. Unfortunately, Levi was injured shortly thereafter and as a result, the December 31 event has been canceled. But as the 361-foot jump eclipsed the existing record by 60 feet, it will be submitted for world record certification. Levi expects to make a full recovery. Read the full article »

December 20, 2010

Collection of old motorcycle toys sold for $15,000

A collection of toy motorcycles has sold for $15,000 in the latest auction of Sotheby’s. The cast iron and iron motorcycle toys were part of a collection belonging to Malcolm Forbes, the publisher of Forbes magazine. The toy collection includes a Harley Davidson hill climber, a 4-inch speed racer, a light blue Harley with later driver, Indian Motorcycle with side car with silver passenger and no driver, Champion cycles include three 7 inch and two 4 ½ inch. The group also includes a welded sculpture. Read the full article »

December 20, 2010

Video: Empty Ducati company and Nicky Hayden

The Italian company launched a special contest this year, which has come to an end. According to Ducati, over 900 designs have been uploaded onto the www.shicon.com website for design competitions, through which Ducati launched the Ducati Greetings Contest. Aside from this, Ducati launched a special video which shows the empty company and the 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden. On the video, you can see Hayden taking a stroll through the Ducati factory and museum. Read the full article »

December 16, 2010

Video: 2011 BMW K 1600 GT

BMW introduced the new K 1600 GT at this year’s Intermot, and now, a few month later the manufacturer released a video of the bike. With the new K 1600 GT, BMW motorcycles are now available for the first time with a 6-cylinder in-line power unit developed in-house. The 1649cc six-cylinder engine delivers 160hp and 175 Nm of torque, and now we can understand why BMW didn’t put music in the video, the sound of the engine is quite impressive. Read the full article »

December 15, 2010

Video: BMW S1000 RR subliminal ad

Appearently, BMW Motorrad had some advertising money to waste, so they created an ad which is based on the idea of after image effect. These are practically hidden ads that are projected that is not visible to the normal eyes but register in your brain. After the ad, when you close your eyes, you are able to see the projected image, which was in this case a BMW logo. Note: this is a video on Youtube, not in the cinema, so don’t even try to close your eyes. What do you think? Is it an interesting experiment or a scary game with the human brain? Read the full article »