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May 15, 2015

First bike of Indian Motorcycles’ Special Scout Series is a custom military Scout – video

Indian Motorcycle has announced that it will roll out a series of custom Indian Scouts designed and built by some of America’s top custom bike builders, each designed to celebrate an important Indian Scout milestone or achievement since its debut in 1920. The first bike of the series is the Custom Military Scout, a tribute to the company’s nearly 100-year history of supporting the U.S. Military. Click through to watch the video of the bike with Indian brand ambassador Mark Wahlberg. Read the full article »


May 10, 2015

Video: Jay Leno rides an orogonal 1936 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

The Knucklehead was a revolutionary motorcycle when it was introduced in the 1930’s. It had a four-speed gearbox, dry slump lubrication, and overhead valve V-Twin when other bikes were mostly flatheads. Basically, this was the bike that made Harley-Davidson. Leno brought the bike in the eighties but it just sat in the corner for three decades. And then some day, Leno decided to get it running. Read the full article »


May 9, 2015

Meet the PS 240, the world’s most powerful vintage Vespa

Let me introduce you the world’s craziest Vespa, the PS 240. The scooter was built by a couple of mental patient Vespa mechanics in Hamburg, Germany and it has more horses than the Harley-Davidson Street or many entry-level sportsbikes. 38 hp to the wheel, 4-speed transmission, 200 lbs of wet weight – we definitely would take this sleeper for a spin around the block. Click through for some details. Read the full article »


May 8, 2015

Video: Erik Buell documentary to air tonight

„The Ragged Edge”, a documentary about Erik Buell Racing, will air tonight on PBS, but only if you live in Wisconsin. Erik Buell Racing (EBR) is (was) the only American sport bike company that is now racing for its survival. This documentary combines the power, excitement, and tension of motorcycle racing from the point of view of teams in the pits with the equally powerful stories of a company trying to make it through a financial maelstrom and the personal survival stories of working families in America's heartland. Read the full article »


May 5, 2015

Top 10 ugliest motorcycles in history – part 2

Sometimes bike manufacturers just get it all wrong. Now, we collected the worst of the worst, the really ugly motorcycles in the history of two-wheelers. Nobody said designing a motorcycle was easy, but don’t break the basic principles and go for sharp and muscular. Unfortunately, many designers break these rules and that’s the reason why choosing the ugliest motorcycles of all time is not easy at all. Here’s the second part of our list, in no particular order. Read the full article »


April 29, 2015

Top 10 ugliest motorcycles in history – part 1

Sometimes bike manufacturers just get it all wrong. Now, we collected the worst of the worst, the really ugly motorcycles in the history of two-wheelers. Nobody said designing a motorcycle was easy, but don’t break the basic principles and go for sharp and muscular. Unfortunately, many designers break these rules and that’s the reason why choosing the ugliest motorcycles of all time is not easy at all. Here’s our list, in no particular order. Read the full article »


April 28, 2015

BMW Japan’s Straight Six project results in crazy K 1600 GTL custom bikes

„Ignite Straight 6" is a custom project of the manufacturer involving the K 1600 GTL, BMW’s flagship model equipped with a straight-six engine and some of Japan’s best custom motorcycle builders. BMW Japan has just revealed two custom bikes of the project, one from Keiji Kawakita of HOT-DOCK CUSTOM-CYCLES and Kenji Nagai of Ken’s Factor – both of them are pioneering figures on Japan’s custom bike scene. Read the full article »


April 12, 2015

KTM Grand Tourist turns 65

TM presented the Grand Tourist motorcycle at the Vienna International Spring Fair in 1955. This bike was the third model of the manufacturer, a 125cc machine that placed KTM on an equal footing with competitive brands, mostly based in Germany. The Grand Tourist was powered by a Rotax engine licensed from Sachs, coupled witha three-speed transmission. Read the full article »


April 1, 2015

V4 heaven – Honda VFR history

The Honda VFR model line set the sport touring benchmark for the last three decades. During all these years, the VFR has earned a reputation for reliability and high build quality, but Honda has built some disastrous VFRs in the mid-1980s. One of the most fascinating feature of the model line was its V4 engine with its optimum power and torque characteristics. Of course, the V4 was and is cinsiderably trickier than an inline-four. Click through for some Honda VFR history. Read the full article »


March 18, 2015

Daryl’s bike from The Walking Dead

Actor Norman Reedus, aka Daryl Dixon from AMC’s TV show The Walking Dead, has a new bike. The custom motorcycle was built by the team of Classified Moto and they created a machine that embodies both Reedus' personality and Daryl's character perfectly. The bike that was born as a 1990 Honda CB750 even has a a crossbow holder in the back. Click though the details. Read the full article »