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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 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 »

December 14, 2010

One-off Ferrari 900 motorcycle up for auction

No, Ferrari didn’t start building motorcycles. This machine was built by Kay Engineering as a tribute to Enzo Ferrari. The one-off motorcycle features a 900cc, transverse double overhead camshaft, four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The eight-valve unit delivers 105hp at 8,800rpm and has a dry weight of only 172 kg. The estimated top speed of the machine is 265 km/h. The bike will be auctioned at a Race Retro event which will take place at Stoneleigh Park, Conentry on 25-27 February. Read the full article »

December 14, 2010

Funny video: BMW Motorrad wishes you a joyous Christmas

The German manufacturer released a new video to all their fans. The guys at the Bavarian company found a real funny way to wish you a merry Christmas season. The commercial invites you to make your own e-card, a BMW Motorrad Christmas Concert to send to your family and friends as a Christmas gift. Interested in this idea? Just click on the BMW Motorrad Christmas Concert link here and follow the instructions. Read the full article »

December 9, 2010

Video: V12-powered Aston Martin bike

Large motorcycle manufacturers usually stop at eight cylinder, but some riders want more power and more agressive sound that a 1800-2000cc six-cylinder can offer. They usually build a V8-powered custom bike for themselves. But V12? A German guy had a dream and then built this beauty, which is just absurd. The custom machine is powered by a 6000cc V12 Aston Martin engine, which delivers 470hp. The bike weighs 700kg, while top speed exceeds 400km/h. And that sound… Read the full article »

December 9, 2010

Win a one-off Honda CB600FA Green Hornet

The British arm of Honda announced today that a special, customized CB600 FA Hornet will be offered in a free prize draw between now and 14 February, 2011. The one-off bike features a stunning Green Hornet paint scheme. The bike is also fitted with several Genuine Honda Accessories further enhancing its desirability. The special Hornet has been inspired by Honda’s association with Sony pictures, ahead of the launch of the forthcoming new 3D-film, „The Green Hornet”. The movie is based on 1960’s Marvel comic book series. Read the full article »