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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 »

December 8, 2010

On-board video: World’s fastest Suzuki Hayabusa goes 278mph

At the Texas Mile, October 2010, Bill Warner of Wild Bros Racing goes 278.6 mph (448.36 km/h) in a standing start mile, on a 650rwhp turbo charged Suzuki Hayabusa Streetbike. On-board video taken facing rearward using an AiM Sports SmartyCam with in-video display of GPS speed. (Sample rate of the in camera GPS does not allow recording of the top speed that was set in the timing traps.) Read the full article »

December 7, 2010

Video: the ultimate challenge of man versus machine

What happens if you put together two racing stars and give them a bike? Let’s see. The ultimate challenge of man versus machine took place at the home of UK mountain biking, Fort William, between downhill World Cup Winner 2010, Gee Atherton, and Enduro E3 World Champion 2010, David Knight. Atherton is a little bit more familiar with the track, after practicing here for three years. Who would be fastest down the course? Find out here… Read the full article »

December 6, 2010

Video: Horex VR6 engine sound

German motorcycle manufacturer Horex announced its comeback back in June. Their first new bike will be the VR6, a supercharged six-cylinder naked cruiser which features a 15° six-cylinder engine delivering 200hp. The VR6 is a uniquely suitable arrangement for a motorcycle, packing six cylinders into a package only slightly larger than an inline-four and considerably shorter than a V6. Rumors suggest that the bike goes into serial production in 2012. Until then, we have this two videos about the VR6’s sound and engine layout. Enjoy. Read the full article »

December 2, 2010

Video: Ducati Monstrosity reversed trike by TreMoto

TreMoto is a technology development organization focused on providing safety and performance improvements to motorcycles. In creating a reverse trike with a patented leaning suspension, based off of a Ducati Monster 620, TreMoto has found the ultimate way of combining the visceral thrill of riding a motorcycle with added safety and stability desired by riders everywhere. A limited run of production models, deliverable Q3 of 2011, will be based on a Ducati Hypermotard motorcycle. Read the full article »

December 1, 2010

Video: Ferrari 458 Italia vs Ducati 1198S

Car vs motorcycle videos often useless but Motor Trend found two gorgeous Italian machines that are noble opponents. The 458 Italia features a 4.5-litre V8 that produces 557hp, accelerates from zero to 160 km/h in 7.0 seconds and does the quarter mile in 11.1 seconds. Ferrari’s already iconic car costs about $230,000. In the blue corner, there’s another expensive Italian machine, the Ducati 1198 S. The motorcycle is powered by a 1198cc V-twin that delivers 170hp at 9750rpm. Read the full article »

November 30, 2010

Video: 54 people on a Royal Enfield Bullet 500

India’s Army Service Corps (ASC) Tornados Team successfully mounted 54 people on a single Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycle on Sunday the 28th of Nov 2010. This record attempt surpasses the earlier attempt of 48 people on a single motorcycle which was also set on the Royal Enfield Classic 500. The motorcycle used for this attempt did not have modifications in the engine. They rode for a distance of 1,1km at the Yehlanka Air Force Base in Bangalore. The Tornados already hold seven world and national records. Read the full article »