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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 25, 2015

Modern technology meets retro style – Vespa’s new VJ and VJ1 helmets revealed

Vespa has just released two new helmets, the VJ and VJ1 models. Both helmets are true Vespa products: they combine modern features with retro style. The VJ and VJ1 models both have a feature that you don’t see very often today – this would be the retractable sun visor. More importantly, they both are compact enough to fit inside the under-seat storage compartments on most scooters. Click through for more details. 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 24, 2015

New show called OCC American Extreme featuring SOA’s Rusty Coones will premiere on A&E

American cable channel A&E will air a new series about motorcycles. The show is called OCC American Xtreme and it will further exploit the lifestyle of custom motorcycle builders features two well-known names in the chopper industry – Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers Fame and Rusty Coones of Sons of Anarchy fame. The 13-episode series is set to premier at 4 p.m. EST Aug. 22, 2015. Read the full article »


June 23, 2015

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 review – a great bike for beginners

The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 is now available in both U.S. and European markets. It is an entry-level bike that offers simple but sporty style and impressively modern tech equipment. Entry-level motorcycles have mushroomed in recent years to a major sector of the biking industry. The R3 is up to par with its competition, but it is the bargain $5,000 price tag that gives it an edge. Read the full article »


June 23, 2015

Victory Pikes Peak prototype crash on video

Victory’s Pikes Peak project suffered a huge setback on Saturday June 13th when Don Canet lost the front end during practice and crashed. Fortunatelyx, the rider was not injured and Victory Racing is still intending to compete in Pike’s Peak on Sunday 28th June. Roland Sands Design is working round the clock to get Project 156 ready on time. Click through and watch the video of the crash. Read the full article »


June 23, 2015

Usefool tools – Brakefix

Unless you live in Holland or another country where mountains only exist on photographs, you probably need Brakefix. It’s a little tool that secures the front brake on a motorcycle so that it helps to prevent the bike from rolling when parked. Brakefix is a simple and inexpensive little accessory that actually works. The jammer strap also helps to prevent costly mishaps when transporting your motorbike or raising it on a hoist. 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 »


June 22, 2015

2015 Kawasaki KLR 650 video review by Touratech

We see more and more dual-purpose and adventure bikes on the streets and that means that companies like Touratech don’t ignore such a large segment any more. The American aftermarket manufacturer has just revealed a series of aftermarket parts that make the KLR even more versatile. Touratech also released a video of the bike with a short review. It’s good to see that more and more companies are developing products for lower-priced adventure bikes. Read the full article »