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June 28, 2015

Yamaha Yard Built XV950 ‘D-Side’ by Deus Ex Machina

The 20th anniversary of the legendary XJR1300 continues with the third Yard Built production of the year, the first collaboration from Amsterdam based custom builders Numbnut Motorcycles. The summer vibe has reached the workshops of Deus Ex Machina in Italy and influenced the latest Yard Built creation of the Milan design emporium. The Deus Yard Built XV950 ‘D-Side’ is stunning and stands alone as the only Yard Built custom bike and sidecar combination so far. Read the full article »

June 28, 2015

2015 Piaggio NRG 50 First Look

Image is everything when you’re 16. The Piaggio NRG 50 has race bike styling and graphics but it’s still a 50cc scooter. The sporty and practical scooter is available with two engines, the air-cooled DT and the liquid-cooled DD. The sportiest scooter of the Piaggio Group retails for 2.390,00€ in Germany. You get a relatively cheap and practical scooter with small wheels and alright-ish build quality. Read the full article »

June 28, 2015

How to ride a motorcycle in the rain – the best tips

There are a lot of international motorcycle safety organizations worldwide that advise bikers on how to ride their machines in the rain or risk serious injury. In fact, one of the leading causes of motorcycle fatalities in both Europe and the US is riding a motorcycle that drivers cannot handle. Thus, there are many inherent dangers of riding on wet and slick roadways worldwide, but imagine not being able to control your bike because it’s just too much to handle. Read the full article »

June 27, 2015

1979 Suzuki GS1000S – special feature

Suzuki shocked a lot of people with the GS1000 series when it was revealed in the Paris motorcycle show in Paris in 1977. Other manufacturers had already introduced liter-sized engines so Suzuki was joining the 1,000cc party a bit late but the GS1000 reached cult status very fast and this series set the foundations for not only subsequent production bikes, but also four-stroke racing success too. Suzuki has now announced that the GS1000S will be added to the firm’s popular Vintage Parts programme. Read the full article »

June 26, 2015

Quick and efficient – 2015 Honda PCX 150 review

The 2015 Honda PCX 150 is built for comfort and brings worthwhile improvements to the Honda PCX scooter line. A larger fuel tank, quick operation, and an affordable price make this scooter a worthy option for any riding enthusiast. The quick and efficient scooter retails for for $3449 in the United States and for £2,699 in the United Kingdom. Read the full article »

June 26, 2015

It roCkS!bikes Yard Built Yamaha SR400 „CS_05 Zen”

The CS_05 Zen, the latest creation by Portuguese custom bike builder it roCkS!bikes, is the lovechild of a partnership between the Portuguese branch of Yamaha Motor Europe, Motociclismo magazine and the custom shop from northern Portugal. Alexandre Santos and Osvaldo Coutinho transformed the Yamaha SR400, using their trademark monocoque design to create their Yard Built interpretation of the classic Yamaha. Read the full article »

June 25, 2015

Back on track – 2015 BMW F800R review

When the 2014 BMW F800R was released, expectations were high - expectations that, ultimately, were not met. Because of this, motorcycle enthusiasts were less than hopeful that the 2015 version would be anymore impressive. They were pleasantly surprised. For the 2015 model year, the F800R has given a host of updates that makes it a more lively and practical middleweight naked with a relatively affordable price. Read the full article »

June 24, 2015

Yamaha XJR1300 „Yard Built” Botafogo-N by Numbnut Motorcycles

Yamaha celebrates the 20th anniversary of the legendary XJR1300 with a special custom bike built by Numbnut Motorcycles in Amsterdam, Holland. Inspired by a one-off 1917 FIAT racing car, the Botafogo-N is an impressive custom machine built using a mix of in-house and aftermarket bolt-on parts with no cutting or welding to the original XJR frame. To find out more, click through. Read the full article »

June 24, 2015

Custom Harley-Davidson Street 750 „Revolution X” from Cyprus

This custom Street 750 is participating in the final of the Battle of Kings competition. The bike was built by Harley-Davidson Centre Cyprus and it is an aggressive, streetfighter-styled custom bike with a more muscular look. The Revolution X has racing wheels, new headlights, a shorter seat cowl and racing muffler. The result is a cool streetfighter with a very aggressive attitude. Read the full article »

June 22, 2015

„Faster Son” Yamaha MT-07 by Shinya Kimura – video

One of the most famous custom motorcycle builder on the planet has just built an „official” custom bike for Yamaha Europe. Shinya got a brand new Yamaha MT-07 which is one of the hottest models on Yamaha’s line-up right now. The custom MT-07 is called Faster Son and it blends modern technology and vintage style together. The bike was revealed at the Wheels & Waves festival in France last weekend. Read the full article »