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June 11, 2015

Marlon Brando’s Harley-Davidson 1969 Electra Glide goes under the hammer

The famous actor’s original 1969 Electra Glide will be auctioned on June 27 at Julien’s. The bike comes with original papers that prove the change of ownership – Brando bought the bike on April 8, 1970. Unfortunately, there’s no official statement on the condition of the Electra Glide, but it has 13,859 miles (22,299 km) on it and it is expected to bring $400K. Read the full article »

June 8, 2015

Rough Crafts Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight „Hooligan Tactics” Custom

Turning a Harley Forty-Eight into a streetfighter-style motorcycle? Now, that sounds like an ambitious project and that’s exctly what Taiwanese custom garage Rough Crafts did here. The bike, nicknamed “Hooligan Tactics”, features Harley XR1200 swingers, inverted forks, Progressive shocks and a list of other unique details that, including a unique digital camouflage paint job. Click through for more details. Read the full article »

June 8, 2015

Best new beginner bikes of 2015 – part 1

If you are a new rider and you walk into a motorcycle dealership, it’s easy to get lost in the choices. Fortunately, lower displacement motorcycles has been a trend lately, and many of these new bikes are perfect machines for a new rider. Some of these are brand new bikes while others are updates of previous models. Have a good look at our list, and work your way up to that BMW S1000RR. Read the full article »

June 5, 2015

Post-apocalyptic customs: the bikes of Mad Max Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road is definitely a movie for action lovers and weapons geeks. Fans of the original movies will not be surprised to hear that it's also got lots of eye candy for motorcycle fanatics as well. Underneath the heavy customization many of the bikes are recognizable to the enthusiast. Here are some of the most prominent bikes from the film and the story behind them. Read the full article »

June 2, 2015

TE Connectivity 3D-prints a functioning Harley-Davidson Softail

A fully-functioning 3D printed Harley-Davidson Softail has been reveiled at the Californian technology fair RAPID in Long Beach. The bike demonstates the ability to design a motorcycle on a computer, print it in plastic, add tires and an engine, then take it for a spin around the block. The plastic machine is claimed to be capable of supporting two adults - the concept is nothing short of exciting. Read the full article »

May 26, 2015

The Best Custom Scrambler Ducatis At The Bike Shed

This year’s Bike Shed event in London will see a collection of Ducati Scrambler inspired customised bikes as builders from the UK and Italy proudly present their latest creations, including winner of the EICMA Best in Show contest 2014. If you’re into customized Scramblers, click through because the British and Italian builders were really creative this time. Read the full article »

May 25, 2015

Triumph Custom T100 „Venom” Bonneville launched

A special one-off Bonnie, called 'Venom', was unveiled at the MCM London Comic Con to celebrate the launch of Konami’s forthcoming new game METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. The custom Bonnville was designed in collaboration with Konami for the iconic Metal Gear Solid character Snake, and will then tour a number of events throughout the year. The motorcycle is completely stripped and bears renowned Diamond Dogs logo. Read the full article »

May 21, 2015

Functional Tron: Legacy bike sold at auction for $77k

RM Auctions has just answered the question whether you can put a price on the future. A functional replica of the Lightcycle from the movie Tron: Legacy was sold through an auction by RM Sotheby's at the Andrews Auto Collection for $77,000 over the weekend. The bike works and rides normally and it is powered by an electric motor. It also features lithium-ion batteries, ride-by-wire throttle and hydraulic brakes. Read the full article »

May 18, 2015

CurbNinja iOS App helps you find moto parking spots – video

Finding a parking spot for a motorcycle or a scooter is usually not that complicated: just find a space big enough for a two-wheeler and you’re done. However, if you’re traveling to a new area, it can become harder than that. A new iOS app called CurbNinja helps you find those spaces in cities like San Francisco, Las Vegas or San Jose. Read the full article »

May 18, 2015

Orlando Bloom’s BMW S 1000 R Custom presented – video

Everyone knows Orlando Bloom as a successful actor, but not everyone knows about his passion for motorbikes. As a long-standing fan of BMW motorcycles, Orlando Bloom owns and rides a number of BMW models, including old classics. He also has a custom S 1000 R built by Deus Ex Machina in California and revealed by the Bavarian manufacturer this morning. The bike is called the „4CYL”. Read the full article »