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June 6, 2011

Harley XLST3 Sportster Dirt Track

The custom division of UK based Shaw Harley-Davidson created another special Sportster model. The XLST3 is based on a 2011 XL1200N Sportster Nightster and was inspired by the look of the 70’s Dirt Trackers. The bike features an in-house built exhaust system, chain drive, titanium nitrided forks, Öhlins shocks, progressive springs and XL883 fork lowers. Performance Machine brake system is hooked up to Roland Sands Design Black Ops 13” brake rotors, and the gas tank comes from RSD, too. Read the full article »

June 3, 2011

Video: An-Bu Yamaha GX400SP Cafe Racer

Nagoya-based Japanese company An-Bu builds stripped-back customs. Their newest creation is a Yamaha Cafe Racer. The bike is based on the Yamaha GX400SP which was produced in the late 70’s. The guys at An-Bu cut down the frame and lowered the suspension. The Yamaha now features a narrow tank and a tire-hugging tail unit. Although the look is interesting, there is something that does not work for us. Is it the high front end or the too low and too short back end? Full gallery after the jump. Read the full article »

June 3, 2011

Video: Safety and Wheelie

According to Kawasaki, safety and wheelie is a good combination. Kawasaki and Team No Limit stunt riders Jason Britton and Eric Hoenshell recently teamed up for the 101 Critical Days of Summer safety fair at MCAS Miramar in San Diego, Ca. Motorcycle safety is a high level concern for the young men and women who serve our country. While Jason and Eric impressed thousands of active duty Marines with their extreme riding skills, they also expressed the importance of wearing the proper gear, choosing a motorcycle that is right for you and getting proper training in order to enjoy the ride. Read the full article »

June 1, 2011

Video: 2011 Aprilia RS4 125 and RS4 50

The RS4 125 - the first Aprilia sport bike in this engine class with a 4-stroke engine - and the RS4 50 allow young enthusiasts to take advantage of the maximum levels of technological innovation, chassis efficiency, active safety and component quality. They belong - not only from a styling point of view - to the same range of extremely high performance Italian motorcycles in which the Aprilia RSV4 stands out, the extraordinary bike which conquered two world titles in the 2010 Superbike season. Read the full article »

June 1, 2011

Video: Tribute to classic motorcycles

Classic Moto is the annual meeting point for classic (meaning built before 1983) bikes. The event takes place every year on the Jarama track at Madrid. For road racing machines it is a very special place, as Jarama is the legendary circuit in Spain. Agostini, Read, Saarinen, Sheene, Roberts, Baker, Cecotto, Gardner, Lawson, Schwantz, Sarron, etc rode in the track, and some of them are now back. Check out the Classic Moto website if you’re interested in participating in next year’s event. Read the full article »

May 31, 2011

Video: Stay a hero, stay safe

„Stay A Hero” is the latest campaign from the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, aiming to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed and seriously injured on the roads. „The film looks to remind bikers to ride safely for both themselves and their loved ones, and that they can inspire the next generation to ride skilfully and safely. Coming from a family of motorcyclists I hope the film illustrates the important contribution bikers make as role models and how their actions and approach to riding can directly influence those who look up to them,” said Daniel Cox, the writer and creator of ‘Stay a Hero, Stay Safe’. Read the full article »

May 30, 2011

Video: 2012 Kawasaki KX450F first look with Jeff Emig

Supercross Champion Jeff Emig as takes us through the big changes on the 2012 Kawasaki KX450F. Emig shows off the major advances that Kawasaki has made to the 2012 KX450F, including race-inspired Launch Control Mode, which is tuned to maximize traction out of the starting gate. With the advances on the 2012 Kawasaki KX450F, the green machines continue to stay on the leading edge oftechnology. Read the full article »

May 27, 2011

Video: Toni Bou rides trials in the FC Barcelona Stadium

FC Barcelona is one of the most well-known soccer teams worldwide. Nine times world Trials champion Toni Bou released a stunt video set in FC Barcelona’s stadium, the Camp Nou. The reason: Bou’s favourite team and Manchester United face each other in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final. The Catalan told “For fans of Barcelona like me, to come to the Camp Nou with the bike trial is something really special. Just the idea of being in the stadium is fantastic, plus the ability to train here is a true privilege”. Read the full article »

May 26, 2011

Video: Deus boundless enthusiasm bike build off

Australian custom motorcycle company Deus Ex Machina created this video of the Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off event they put on the 27th of November 2010 at the Deus compound in Camperdown. As they write: „Ladies and genitals, dust off your Whitworths and recalibrate your King Dongs in readiness. It’s time to close your eyes and imagine a happy place, a place without boundaries where old American iron crossbreeds with 80s Japanese sport monsters. [...] Read the full article »

May 25, 2011

Video: Quick trailer

In North America, it's called 'Fast', but in South Korea, they call it 'Quick'. Here comes a teaser trailer for upcoming Korean big budget action flick QUICK, about a bomb-delivering motorbike rider. The trailer doesn't give much away, but it features a very fast motorcycle, a few explosions and a young lady with her dress being blown up by wind. I think it looks like a lot of fun. So turn up the volume and have a look. Read the full article »