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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 »

November 29, 2010

Video: 2011 Aprilia Tuono V4R

The Italian company revealed the new Tuono V4R at the EICMA show in Milan earlier, and now we can see the bike on the official video. Power comes from a 1000cc V4 engine which is mated with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike features Brembo brakes, titanium forks, fully adjustable rear shock, and a bunch of modern electronics including ABS, wheelie control, quick shifter. All in all, the Tuono V4R is a great machine but the manufacturer definitely needs a better marketing company. Read the full article »

November 26, 2010

Gisele Bündchen gets on a bike…

Brazilian supermodel got on a bike for DT magazine. The world’s highest-paid supermodel was born in 1980 in Brazilia so it’s no surprise that she features in the Brazilian magazine’s October 2010 issue. Gisele was photographed by Mario Testino, who seems to be a big fan of the Mad Max movies. Gisele currently has about $150 million on her bank account and she’s the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment industry. Read the full article »

November 25, 2010

Travertson V-Rex 2: the wildest production bike

The Travertson V-Rex was already one of the wildest production bikes, but its updated version, the V-Rex 2 is even weirder. The 2011 version, dubbed the V-Rex 2 features a new steel subframe to support a pillion residing on the rear half of a new seat, as well as new LED taillights. The bike uses a Harley-Davidson engine and H-D electronics. The other features of the bike include digital speedometer, custom paint job and vertical chrome tank decorated in Swarowsky crystals. The new V-Rex 2 costs $53,990. Read the full article »

November 25, 2010

H&R Erbacher The One chopper: custom machine for $145,000

Swiss company H&R, in cooperation with Fat Attack Custom Bikes have developed a unique machine. Called „The One”, this bike is largely made of titanium, aluminium, carbon, and aircraft steel. During its production attention was paid to every detail to ensure that the materials used are the same as for racing. The weight saving of over 60 kilograms with simultaneously greater stability in its driving characteristics becomes noticeable. Read the full article »

November 24, 2010

Video: 2011 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT 8V

Italian brand Moto Guzzi unveiled the updated version of its Norge GT 1200 8V at the EICMA back in october. The big tourer got a more powerful V-twin engine for 2011, which produces now 102hp. The new Norget GT features reshaped fairing which provides better protection for rider and passenger, but also increases airflow to the air-cooled engine. The manufacturer released now an official video where we van see the new bike. Read the full article »

November 24, 2010

Wrenchmonkees Kawasaki Zephyr 750

The Kawasaki Zephyr 750 motorcycle is a naked retro, made between 1992-1999. Danish company Wrenchmonkees has customized the legendary model and created a cafe version of it. The frame, the engine, the front fork, the swingarm, the rims are standard. But the paint, including the painted engine covers and all the wirings, the muffler are made in house. Also the rear end, the seat, the front fender are all designed by the company. Read the full article »

November 23, 2010

1929 Brough Superior sells for over $455,000 at auction

Brough Superior, the Rolls Royce of motorcycle world never fails to attract interest. European auctioner H&H set a new record for sale of a 1929 Brough Superior SS100 at The Haynes International Motor Museum. The bike became the world’s most expensive motorcycle with its price tag of $455,400. The machine was one of the fastest in its time, it was guaranteed to be able to reach the magic 100mph mark. The SS100 features an overhead valve 1000cc V-twin engine which delivers 45hp. Read the full article »