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January 30, 2015

Moto Guzzi V11 Sorpasso by Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche

There is no ugly Moto Guzzi. It’s just isn’t. Guzzi is one of Europe’s iconic brands with distinctive styling and state-of-the-art technical solutions. And when you think of Cafe Racers, you put Italian motorcycle shops and custom garages definitely high up on the list. The guys of Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche took the plastic-wrapped V11 and turned it into a beautiful Cafe Racer, a unique sculpture, really. Read the full article »


January 28, 2015

The best fuel-efficient motorcycles you can buy

One of the primary appeals of owning a motorcycle is the savings such machines typically offer. In addition to that, motorcycles are usually faster - and most importantly - sexier than cars. Here’s Mbike’s shortlist with the most fuel-efficient bikes you’ll able to buy in 2015. Rather than rely on manufacturer claims, we turned to the crowd and used real world fuel economy reports from riders on Fuelly and Spritmonitor. Enjoy! Read the full article »


January 16, 2015

The cruiser that isn’t: the 2005-2012 Yamaha MT-01

There are lots of motorcycles that shouldn’t be forgotten. We decided to start a new series about such motorcycles and the first bike of the series is the Yamaha MT-01, a cruiser in a sport package. This is possibly the fastest mass-produced V-Twin in a straight line with magnificent styling, plenty of torque and literally no practicality. Good news is, nobody cares about those things because it’s a machine with a soul. If you are lucky, you can get one for 7-9,000 €. Read the full article »


January 14, 2015

7MC Design – how a Jaguar motorcycle would look like

It’s not uncommon that large car manufacturers take a detour into the world of motorcycles. BMW produces motorcycles for 90 years now and Mercedes-Benz bought shares through its AMG department in MV Agusta. There are even rumors about Ferrari getting into the bike business. Jaguar is also not known for its two-wheelers but Hungarian designer Tamas Jakus still created a Jaguar motorcycle concept called the MC7. Read the full article »


January 12, 2015

Yamaha Garage Challenge: six special XV950 from Italy

The Yamaha XV950 is one of a new generation of custom bikes. It’s a relatively simple bike that is designed to be easily customised, it’s sporty and inexpensive. In the USA, Yamaha already run a custom build-off, and now it’s the turn of the Italian distributor. Six Yamaha dealerships are participating, and the results are stunning. Click through the six custom bikes and vote on the Garage Challenge Website to help choose the winner. Read the full article »


January 6, 2015

10 of the most anticipated motorcycles of 2015 – part 2

There are a number of motorcycles that are eagerly anticipated for the year 2015. So, we thought we would look at the new year and here’s our pick of the top 10 new bikes. In 2015, legendary brands rise from the ashes, there’s some exciting thing going on in the supersport category and you’ll even find bikes with excellent price-to-value ratio on this list. Lets see which motorcycles the riders will be most eager to purchase. Second part. Read the full article »


January 4, 2015

10 of the most anticipated motorcycles of 2015 – part 1

There are a number of motorcycles that are eagerly anticipated for the year 2015. So, we thought we would look at the new year and here’s our pick of the top 10 new bikes. In 2015, legendary brands rise from the ashes, there’s some exciting thing going on in the supersport category and you’ll even find bikes with excellent price-to-value ratio on this list. Lets see which motorcycles the riders will be most eager to purchase. First part. Read the full article »


December 23, 2014

Streamlining a Harley Softail: the Bell & Ross B-Rocket

What is the car of the year for you? The Alfa Romeo 4C? The Tesla S? What is the custom motorcycle of the year? The Harley Livewire? The PJD Pro-Street Cafe? For us, it was a one-off motorcycle commissioned by a French watchmaker and built by a British custom shop using an American donor bike. Based on the Harley-Davidson FXS Softail Blackline, the Bell & Ross B-Rocket is a paradox, an “aeroplane motorcycle”. Read the full article »


December 22, 2014

Ducati Scrambler concepts by Gannet Design

The new Ducati Scrambler is one of the hottest new bike on the market. According to BBC, this is THE bike of the year since it’s a real bike with real noise and it does all that at such an accessible price. It’s a simple-as-stone bike with an air-cooled engine, true Italian styling and easy handling. The bike also cought the eye of Swiss design firm Gannet Design and they created a couple of interesting concepts. Read the full article »


December 21, 2014

The most beautiful cafe racers of the year

The revival of cafe racers is fuelled by the world’s apparently insatiable appetite for nostalgia. They’re popular enough to make it into serial production but there are lots of shed-built specials or custom cafe racers, too. These light-weight, stylish motorcycles are highly popular in Europe, mostly in Italy and in France but you can often spot these machines on the roads of the UK or Spain. We collected a couple of cafe racers that are beautiful and - more importantly - you can buy right now. Read the full article »