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September 9, 2015

Faithful Hound – Honda CG125 Review

Nothing special to look at, or to ride, but having won over millions of riders all over the world with its renowned reliability, the Honda CG125 still makes the perfect bike for newbie and high-mileage riders alike. With its decades of improvements and fool-proof engine build, there's no use arguing with the millions of commuters worldwide who have chosen this economical easy-rider as their faithful hound. Read the full article »

September 8, 2015

Custom Indian Chief dirt tracker by Roland Sands Design and Geico

RSD and Geico teamed up to build a custom bike for the 75th anniversary of Sturgis. The guys at Roland Sands Design re-imagined the machine from the motor up as usual and the result is a stunning dirt tracker custom that started its career as a Chieftain. The bike is called Chief Racer and it is meant to trigger good feelings and launch dreams. Mission accomplished! Read the full article »

September 7, 2015

Touring in Italian style at its best – 2015 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Review

The Moto Guzzi Eldorado is a post-heritage bike - a modern interpretation of their popular touring and police flagship motorcycle from the ‘70s. Back then it was 850cc, now it has a robust, rumbling 1400cc for a heart and the Eldorado is Moto Guzzi’s current answer to the quest for modern performance, retro beauty, and luxurious touring. Read the full article »

September 2, 2015

The most fuel-efficient motorcycles available today

Why buy a bike? Other than the inherent freedom, feeling, and arguable bragging rights—most motorcycles are more affordable as an alternative leisure vehicle than, let’s say, a sports car. Not only are they gentler on the budget and offer a unique brand of grin-inducing experience, bikes have always been somewhat easier on the gas. To state the obvious, how soon you top up also depends on your style of riding and commitment to maintenance. Sure, they say hybrid or full-on electric vehicles are the future of motoring… But for the mileage-conscious rider who insists on 2-wheel combustion, here are some of the most fuel-efficient bikes that 2015 has to offer. Read the full article »

August 28, 2015

Your next sport twin? Suzuki SFV650 vs Yamaha MT-07 vs Ducati Monster 821 comparison

The motorcycle market is always eager for a new sporty standard. The sweet spot of middleweight displacement is always a hotbed for competitors. We put the Suzuki SFV650, Yamaha FZ-07, and Ducati Monster 821 in a side-by-side comparison… because when looking for a bike, engine size can be less of a factor than the sum of its parts. Here’s what they all have in common… Read the full article »

August 26, 2015

Top 10 best-selling motorcycles

According to ACEM, the Motorcycle Industry of Europe, in 2014 a total number of 1,099,000 motorcycles and scooters were registered in the EU. But what are the most popular models? It’s worth pointing out that there are several surprising points of the data – for example, there’s not a single Suzuki, Triumph, Ducati or Harley on the list or that Honda only made it to the top 10 thanks to two scooters. The sales figures come from 2014. Read the full article »

August 18, 2015

Holographic Hammer will turn the Kawasaki ZX-10R into a Scrambler

Turning Kawasaki's supersport machine into an off-road machine does sound pretty awesome, doesn't it? That's exactly what the guys at Holographic Hammer have in mind. The French custom bike builders have just released the final sketches of the special ZX-10R and we have to say, the result will be a bloody epic motorcycle - just don't try to beat the real off-road machines like the KX450F! Read the full article »

August 17, 2015

The animal of Somerset – Ariel Ace review

Do you think that the Honda VFR1200F lacks character? Is it a boring bike? Then try the Ariel Ace - it has the same engine but it's a completely different bike, a real animal. The Ace is a dramatically styled and powerful V4 roadster built by the same company that created the magnificent toy called Ariel Atom. Ariel wants to build 150 bikes a year and is estimated to start at around 20,000 British Pounds. Read the full article »

August 15, 2015

A little supermoto dream – 2015 KTM RC390 review

The new KTM RC390 remains one of the shining contenders in today’s market’s search for small displacement sportsmanship. With a growing stream of new riders getting the fever and veteran bikers looking for an agile confidence booster, the RC390’s complete package is compelling against the competition. Read the full article »

August 13, 2015

Yamaha Yard Built XV950 “The Face”

Yamaha’s Yard Built program returns to Germany for the first collaboration with talented German custom builder, Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Customs. The result, the Kingston Customs Yard Built XV950 ‘The Face’ is the first Café Bob to join the Yard Built line up. As with most Yard Built projects this build has a couple of signature tweaks that identify it as a Kingston Customs build, including the cool spark plug sitting in the headstock and the yellow MX visor screen, cleverly placed behind the head light. Read the full article »