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November 22, 2010

Jillian Michael’s custom V-Rod Muscle

You may know Jillian Michaels from TV’s The Biggest Loser, but she is also a fitness expert, life coach, author, blogger and radio host. The trainer recently got a custom Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle designed in collaboration between Michaels and the staff of the Motor Company’s wheels. The special Muscle features polished engine cases with orange highlights, custom seat, rear fender, radiator shroud, exhaust and wheels. Michaels has partnered recently with Harley to promote motorcycle riding to women. Read the full article »

November 17, 2010

Wonder Customs Rev 2: V-Rod engine, huge visual impact

The V-Rod is one of the best engines in the Harley-Davidson range, delivering 115hp at 8250rpm. But some customers want even more – Wonder Customs created the Rev 2 for them. At its heart beats the 1130cc water-cooled V-twin, which makes use of a high pressure fuel pump that lives behind the custom fuel tank to ensure the engine receives its required energy. One of the most interesting part is the twin exhaust. The exhaust is fitted with diffuser disks at the end of each header which keeps the decibels down. Read the full article »

November 15, 2010

UNO – Innovative Electric Motorcycle for $25,000

A young inventor has created a motorcycle concept with a twist – it uses two wheels but they are positioned right next to each other, giving it the illusion of being a powered unicycle. The Massachussets-based company, BPG Motors is about to revolutionize the two-wheeled world with the UNO motorcycle. The chairman and founder of the company, 21-year-old inventor Ben Gulak says the bike will have the performanve of a maxi scooter but can turn 360 degrees in a 3 foot area. Read the full article »

November 12, 2010

Snake Road Concept: bite the road

We have seen a lot of unusual motorcycle concepts but the latest creation of Belgian designer Bruno Delussu is a real killer. Inspired by Daniel Simon’s Cosmic Motors series, Delussu made this Snake Road motorcycle concept. The bike features a fiberglass body to house an internal combustion engine. The Belgian admits there are some deficiencies in the design (look at the front wheel which can’t turn for example). Read the full article »

November 10, 2010

Video: Yamaha EC-03 electric scooter – Change is good

Yamaha introduced its EC-03 electric scooter concept in 2009 at the EICMA show, and the bike is heading into serial production next spring. Here’s a promo video of the e-moped which features a 1.6 kW brushless DC motor, lithium-ion battery, drum brakes and a planetary gear transmission housed inside the rear wheel hub. The range is expected to be around 25 km (15 miles)on a single charge. Price will be around €2,400 ($3,300). Read the full article »

October 27, 2010

Video: Jeremy Irons picks up his BMW R1200GS in Hungary

Oscar-winning English actor Jeremy Irons rides a BMW R1200GS enduro bike in Hungary. The popular actor, who usually rides a BMW R1200RT, is currently filming the television series „The Borgias” in the Central European country and wanted another bike to use during his stay in Budapest. “I like working in Hungary, but I haven’t had the chance yet to get to know the country by motorcycle. I have been to Esztergom by car and I will definitely go back on a bike because I really liked it. Read the full article »

October 22, 2010

Red Bull Motorcycle Concept

We have seen a lot of interesting mototcycle concepts, but this latest one is just unique. This Red Bull motorcycle concept is rather a sculpture than a two-wheeler. And who can create something like that? An artist of course, Barrend Massow Hemmes. He revealed that the basic idea behind his creation is inspired by one of his iconic company logo víz, bull, which had existed only on papers before. Would you take a ride on this one? Read the full article »

October 21, 2010

Video: how Kawasaki’s sport traction control works

The 2011 ZX-10R features Kawasaki’s sport traction control, the S-KTRC. This system comes straight from the race track (MotoGP), and the manufacturer released a video now, which explains the difference between a normal traction control and the S-KTRC. The ZX-10R’s system constantly monitors the separate speeds of the front and rear wheels, engine RPM, throttle position, acceleration and other factors. When the S-KTRC recognizes a small amount of slip, reacts in five milliseconds, altering engine ignition. Read the full article »

October 18, 2010

Hermes Yamaha VMAX Concept Bike

Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has teamed up with French fashion house Hermes on the new VMAX concept bike. The unique machine features rich leather detailing added to thre seat, headlight cover, exhaust silencers, grips and mirrors. Everything non-mechanical on the bike is covered in a skipper Buffalo leather. The 180-year old French brand is not new to the world of motor powered vehicles, as they have already worked on cars and helicopters. Read the full article »

October 14, 2010

The babes from Intermot 2010

The 2010 Intermot show in numbers: more than 200,000 bike enthusiasts from 108 countries, 1,100 manufactureres from 40 countries, and lots of beautiful babes. For those who couldn’t visit the German motorcycle show, here’s a photo gallery. Enjoy. Read the full article »