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June 23, 2010

Video: Falcon Kestrel in action

Motorcycle isn't always a functional object, just take a look at the machines of Falcon Motorcycles. The young american manufacturer builds custom bikes, the Kestrel is their newest creation. Just watch this video and try to decide, if Kestrel is a real motorcycle or rather a statue. Read the full article »

June 22, 2010

Aer Indes: 200 hp, zero-emission motorcycle concept

KTM, Zero Motorcycles, Motoczysz - just a few from those old/new manufacturers who started to produce electric two-wheelers in the last couple of years. The electric motorcycles clearly moves the young designers mind, too. This concept belongs to design student Andre Look. The designer used hi-tech materials for the frame and bodywork, four motors and batteries that can swapped in seconds, the bike's power output is 200hp. A secondary motor housed within the swingarm boosts power by a further 25hp. Read the full article »

June 22, 2010

Video: Aprilia is poking BMW in the eye with the RSV4 Factory

Remember this video from the spring? BMW showed a trick with its supersport machine S1000 RR, a table and some dishes. Aprilia has now released an official response to that. The italians are clearly poking BMW in the eye with this video, in which their motto is: "Tricks are not our talent. Winning is. "Aprilia doubles in the World Superbike at Miller Motorsports Park, Monza and Portimao, while BMW's best result was a 3rd place. Read the full article »

June 18, 2010

Steampunk chopper from Russia

Mikhail Smolyanov is a talented russian designer who is also known as Solif. This is another of his new designs, a steampunk chopper that Solif designed in 3D Max. The chopper is a mix of high tech and vintage with an abundant use of copper and/or brass that helps define the steampunk movement. Read the full article »

June 17, 2010

Video: Up Pikes Peak with the Ducati Multistrada

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the toughest and most dangerous motorcycle event in the US. At the helm of the new Ducati Multistrada at this year’s event is Greg Tracy, who’s looking in-form for the event after this practice session. The 2010 Ducati Multistrada Specifications and Photos Read the full article »

June 16, 2010

Video: Would You pass round the planet on this “motorcycle”?

The Zerotracer is an interesting creature which combines the comfort of a car with the agility of a motorcycle. The electric machine was designed by swiss engineers and the company decided to take part in the electric vehicle race "Around the World in Eighty Days", which means 30 000 km across 20 countries in 80 days. The Zerotracer's body is a kevlar carbon fiber monocowue, a technique derived from Formula 1 construction. It has a top speed of 250 km/h with a driving capacity of 450 km on a single charge. Read the full article »

June 14, 2010

Anthony Colard introduced another Ducati Superbike concept based on the 1198

A couple of weeks ago we showed you the Ducati car concept by Anthony Colard. Here's another interesting concept of the french transportation designer, which comes under the name C12-R. The Superbike is based off the Ducati 1198 chassis, but Colard has taken his own perception of the italian motorcycle's style, and improved upon some of its deficiencies. Read the full article »

June 14, 2010

Protection’s in the air – Dainese begins development of road-ready airbag

Italian motorcycle safety equipment manufacturer Dainese finally announced the development of road-ready airbag system. The company have been working on this for a long time, the racing system is ready for market launching and now it's the road system turn. Marco Simoncelli, Michi Ranseder and Jorge Lorenzo helped the italians testing the product, which accelerated product development. Read the full article »

June 11, 2010

Eye-catching, old school 1975 Harley Sportster Bobber

This old school yet modern Harley-Davidson was built by Richard Dunn, who started from a 1975 Sportster. When he bought the bike, it had only original parts on, so it was just a matter of restoring and upgrading. Dunn has kept the original 7-spoke Harley cast wheels — made by Morris — and fitted them with Avon rubber. But he has rebuilt the forks and lowered them 3 inches, stripped all the excess trim from the bike, and mounted a custom oil tank and later model Sportster fuel tank. Read the full article »

June 10, 2010

Retro: Evel Knievel bone-crunching bus jump at Wembley Stadium, 1975

It's 35 years since Evel Knievel attempted to jump 13 buses at Wembley Stadium. He was riding a slow and heavy Harley-Davidson XR750, and the take-off ramp was too short, therefore Knievel couldn't gather enough speed. The american daredevil disappointed the 80 000-strong crowd and broke numerous bones, including his pelvis. Knievel said after the crash: "I knew I wasn't going to make it, but what was I supposed to do - give 'em their money back?" Despite his injuries, he left Wembley on foot, saying "I walked in, I want to walk out." Six month later he succesfully jumped 14 Greyhound buses at King's Island in Ohio. Read the full article »