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February 23, 2015

Motorcycle brands that should be revived – part 2

Motorcycles from the crypt - the trend for reviving defunct motorcycle brands seems unstoppable. Ariel, Brough Superior, Hesketh - these are not bikes from the past. These are all machines that were revealed in the last two years, efforts of companies that would like to follow the path of Indian. We created a list of 10 defunct motorcycle brands that should be revived, click here for the first part. Enjoy! Read the full article »


February 21, 2015

Motorcycle brands that should be revived – part 1

Motorcycles from the crypt - the trend for reviving defunct motorcycle brands seems unstoppable. Ariel, Brough Superior, Hesketh - these are not bikes from the past. These are all machines that were revealed in the last two years, efforts of companies that would like to follow the path of Indian. We created a list of 10 defunct motorcycle brands that should be revived. Enjoy! Read the full article »


February 19, 2015

Icon 1000’s Katana – New Jack

The original Suzuki Katana revolutionized the market when it went into serial production in 1982. It was a machine before her time, a futuristic sports touring bike with great performance. Well, Icon thought it’s time to bring back the iconic name and design. The small motorcycle garage from Portland introduced New Jack, a bold, non-conformist take on the old Katana at the 2015 One Motorcycle Show. Read the full article »


February 18, 2015

Yamaha VMAX Yard Built “Infrared”

2015 is a very special year for the legendary Yamaha VMAX as it celebrates its 30-year anniversary. The game-changing bruiser dropped jaws across the motoring world on its original launch in 1985 with its awe-inspiring power. To mark the special occasion Yamaha has formed a new collaboration in the Yard Built world with cult German builder JvB-moto to create a fitting tribute to the iconic VMAX. Read the full article »


February 9, 2015

BCR turned a Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster into an American Scrambler

2015 might be the year of the Scrambler. Last year, Ducati joined Triumph and revealed its own factory scrambler and Moto Guzzi just revealed a kit that turns the V7 into a true scrambler. The latest modder that has come up with such a bike is Benjie’s Cafe Racers. Benjie and the guys at BCR took a 1999 Harley 883 Sportster and rebuilt it completely. Read the full article »


February 6, 2015

Custom Ducati ST2 Scrambler from Germany

The Ducati ST2 was the first sport touring machine from Ducati when it was revealed in 1997. In its core, the ST2 had very much racing genes but with all the plastic and bags, it all remained hidden. Peter Bösel, a guy from Bavaria wanted to see that raciong heritage on his own ST2 so he and his wife radically rebuilt the bike with the help of a Spanish custom Ducati garage. The result is a breathtaking Scrambler. Read the full article »


February 4, 2015

When heaven is a Harley – the boom of aging riders.

The median age of riders was 45 years in the U.S. in 2012 - having risen from 33 years in 1990. More and more members of the 50-plus crowd is going for motorcycle burn-ups. Yes, they are more likely to get hurt than their younger colleagues but they all feel an urge to take the open road. Research shows that as the baby boom generation ages, so does the population of motorcycle devotees. Read the full article »


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 »