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February 4, 2015

When heaven is a Harley – the boom of aging riders.

The median age of riders was 45 years in the U.S. in 2012 - having risen from 33 years in 1990. More and more members of the 50-plus crowd is going for motorcycle burn-ups. Yes, they are more likely to get hurt than their younger colleagues but they all feel an urge to take the open road. Research shows that as the baby boom generation ages, so does the population of motorcycle devotees. Read the full article »

January 30, 2015

Moto Guzzi V11 Sorpasso by Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche

There is no ugly Moto Guzzi. It’s just isn’t. Guzzi is one of Europe’s iconic brands with distinctive styling and state-of-the-art technical solutions. And when you think of Cafe Racers, you put Italian motorcycle shops and custom garages definitely high up on the list. The guys of Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche took the plastic-wrapped V11 and turned it into a beautiful Cafe Racer, a unique sculpture, really. Read the full article »

January 21, 2015

Video: how to 3D-print a 1972 Honda CB500

Jonathan Brand is a New York artist who loves motorcycles. He always wanted one but he never actually bought a two-wheeler. Instead, he has built his own bike with CAD, a 3D printer, and 40 pounds of plastic. The process took two years since the motorcycle is rather complicated and each piece took anywhere between four and 24 hours to create. Brand stick the parts together with glue and melted plastic to maintain its transparency. Read the full article »

January 14, 2015

7MC Design – how a Jaguar motorcycle would look like

It’s not uncommon that large car manufacturers take a detour into the world of motorcycles. BMW produces motorcycles for 90 years now and Mercedes-Benz bought shares through its AMG department in MV Agusta. There are even rumors about Ferrari getting into the bike business. Jaguar is also not known for its two-wheelers but Hungarian designer Tamas Jakus still created a Jaguar motorcycle concept called the MC7. Read the full article »

December 19, 2014

The rebirth of American board-track racing – in Europe

Vintage gear, rare antique Harleys and Indians with no brakes, invitation-only races, leather helmet for protection - this is board-track racing. This type of motorcycle racing had its golden age in the 1910s and 1920s in the U.S. but board tracks proliferated in part because they were inexpensive to construct. 70 years later, the sport experiences a revival in Europe - where this type of racing actually was born. Read the full article »

December 11, 2014

Akrapovič Full Moon: out of this world

Slovenian exhaust manufacturer Akrapovič has apparently gotten into custom bikes to show off its work - and we’re glad they did. They have just revealed the Full Moon concept on the Bad Salzuflen custom bike show in Germany. Extravagant, uncategorizable, striking - these are the first words I said when I saw the bike. The gorgeous design was developed in cooperation with another Slovenian company called Dreamachine Motorcycles and it took approximately 800 hours to complete. Read the full article »

December 2, 2014

6 best motorcycle chase scenes in movies

Chase scenes are awesome and they are essential in every action movie. It doesn’t even matter if it’s a car, a helicopter, a horse, a motorcycle or a snowmobile. They represent speed, power, and in some cases coolness. Just think of Keira Knighley atop her Ducati, Jack Nicholson on his Chopper in Easy Rider or Steve Mcqueen smoking on his race bike. We’ve picked a couple of our personal favorite motorcycle scenes and made a list out of them. Read the full article »

November 28, 2014

The best less-known motorcycle roads in Europe

There are roads and there are motorcycle roads. Planning spectacular motorcycle trips start with finding the best routes, Mbike collected some less-known trips that will thrill you and test your skills. The key element is to find the right mix of bends and staggering scenery. Read the full article »

September 10, 2014

Ace Cafe Reunion & Brighton Burn Up

Taking place over three days this September, the Ace Café Reunion is back! The 21st annual event will celebrate motorcycling history, culture and style with a never before seen project between the Ace Café London and Triumph Motorcycles revealed on Friday 12th September. Read the full article »

May 11, 2012

Video: Julien Dupont rides Favela in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro's Vidigal community is known for having one of the most amazing views in the entire city. However this week, they got a glimpse of something completely different: French moto trial athlete Julien Dupont riding and jumping over the walls and alleys in an unprecedented two-wheel challenge inside the community. Read the full article »