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August 2, 2011

Video: Walz Hardcore Cycles GTO

German custom motorcycle builder Walz Hardcore Cycles have just revealed their latest creation: the GTO bike. The newest creation of Marcus Walz and his company is a pro-street-style custom. Look how’d you have to ride it: grips like a street racer, pegs up front, the pipes ending right under your upper thigh. After finishing the bike, Markus Walz and his crew tested the freshly built GTO bike at the Hockenheimring, Germany together with a matching Ferrari GTO 599. Read the full article »


July 29, 2011

Video: Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special

Dark and sinister, the restyled Night Rod Special features a new tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, and improved ergonomics with reduced reach to both the rider footpegs and handlebar. Inverted front forks and retuned rear suspension enhance ride and handling. This is a blacked-out, dead-on power cruiser that's at home in a back alley. The power comes from the 1250cc Revolution engine which delivers 125hp at 8,250rpm and 85 ft.lbs. at 7,000. Read the full article »


July 22, 2011

Suzuki Hayabusa-based motorcycle breaks 300 MPH barrier

NASA's Space Shuttle program may be winding down, but Bill Warner continues to reach for the stars. On Sunday July 17th, 2011 at Loring Air Force Base, in Limestone, Maine, he became the first man to exceed 300 mph riding a sit-on motorcycle with a stunning 311.94 mph run. Bill would like to extend a special thanks to Ward Performance and Motors by Knecum for giving him the potential for the 1000 horsepower required to achieve his lifelong goal to be the first man to surpass 300 MPH on a motorcycle. Check out the on-board video of this historic moment. Read the full article »


July 19, 2011

Video: Chad Reed Crash

Footage of Chad Reed's spectacular crash on the opening lap of the second 450 Class moto at the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship's Spring Creek National in Millville, MN, on July 16. Reed had just assumed the lead, looking to take his fifth win of the season, before losing control of his bike and flying upwards of 50 feet through the air. Despite the frightening fall, Reed came away virtually unscathed, and after collecting his breath, returned to action. After crossing the line in 34th of 35 riders, Reed fought his way into 14th by the end of the moto. Read the full article »


July 15, 2011

Videos: Discover the Ducati Diavel with the engineers

You will learn all the details, innovative solutions, and the challenges the team of Ducati engineers had to face to create this special, revolutionary motorcycle, capable of astonishing viewers at the first look and exciting riders at the first curve. The videos detail how the Ducati Diavel was born and how it was actually transformed, thanks to hard work from the team of expert engineers, test drivers and designers. These five fascinating videos will take you on an almost three-year journey, from the designer's white paper up to the metal and moulded carbon of the latest creature ‘made in Borgo Panigale'. Read the full article »


July 14, 2011

Video: Aprilia USA pays tribute to the Space Shuttle

The most ambitious engineering project the world has ever seen, the space shuttle has inspired many to go places they otherwise wouldn't have gone. That includes Aprilia USA, which pays tribute to the brave men and women who made the shuttle possible as its last ever launch approaches. Crossing performance boundaries never thought possible and forging new frontiers in innovation, making and racing motorcycles wouldn't be entirely alien to the people that created a bridge between earth and space. Read the full article »


July 6, 2011

Best clips from the Isle of Man TT 2011

The Isle of Man TT is one of the iconic events in the world of motorsport, and possibly the most famous road race in the world. "It goes from one extreme to another." says Guy Martin TAS rider and biker icon. "The consequences of a mistake can be so big, you're not going to fall off on the TT and not expect to be badly injured," says Phillip Neill, TAS team manager and veteran biker. Guy Martin, however, is a man who knows all about the danger of the course and in true "no half measures" style, the danger is the reason he does it. "I want to keep it dangerous, that's what gives me the buzz." Read the full article »


July 5, 2011

Video: Relentless Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

The fourth entry in the 2011 Short Stories film making competition, “Isle of Man Tourist Trophy” takes viewers into the world of Road Racing, a world which flies past at two hundred miles an hour. The Film makers have given us a stunning visual evocation of the sweeping landscape of the Isle of Man, and the extreme focus of the men and women who participate every year to test its roads. The Isle of Man TT is one of the iconic events in the world of motorsport, and possibly the most famous road race in the world. Read the full article »


June 27, 2011

Video: El Mirage 2011

My name is Brandon Schrichten and have been some what of a film maker since my early teens. I have been a part of Scott Toepfer's photo journal project, "It's Better in the Wind" since the beginning. His enthusiasm, and creative drive for his project, sparked something in me as well. I realized the opportunity to start documenting our rides would help give me a whole new prospective on the riding experience. Read the full article »


June 24, 2011

Video: Kazakhstan meets Chris Pfeiffer

Considering the sheer size of the Republic of Kazakhstan, it's surprising how little many of us know about it. For many Kazakhstan is the birthplace of the hero in the movie "Borat," however this amazing country is bigger than the whole of Western Europe, but is not an obvious destination for tourists, apart from GS-riding adventurers, many of whom have fallen in love with its deserts, flatlands, steppes and snow-capped mountains. Read the full article »