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December 29, 2010

Maison Martin Margiela & Les Ateliers Ruby Helmet

Maison Martin Margiela’s collaboration with helmet maker Ruby brings forth a special Pavillon helmet that is limited to 600 worldwide. Each comes with a serial number and distinctive drawings on the helmet inspired by graffiti on the Maison’s actual window. Hardware is engraved with Ruby’s emblems. The helmet is made from carbon/lamb leather and features a black leather interior with an original chrome logo. Read the full article »


December 29, 2010

Edda Design Buell 1125-CR

Spanish design firm Edda Design bought a Buell 1125 CR street bike just before the American manufacturer closed its doors in 2009, and the company presented the result today. The guys at the firm wanted to give the bike a fresh look, it was essential to them to „keep the "Buell spirit" intact. Buell users are very loyal to the brand and deeply connected to it on an emotional level, so in order to take it one step forward, to give them a new Buell experience, we had to get to know them very well.” Read the full article »


December 29, 2010

Yamaha Racing auction items now online

The final auction of 2010 in aid of Riders for Health and offering exclusive items from Yamaha’s star racing elite is now online and can be found on Yamaha Racing’s Facebook page. Bidding has commenced on a fresh set of valuable objects that on this occasion include a signed knee slider and world championship winning celebration t-shirt from Jorge Lorenzo, a pit shirt from the Fiat Yamaha Team autographed by the 2010 number one and Valentino Rossi, [...] Read the full article »


December 29, 2010

Ride your Honda CBR250R on a virtual tour

Honda has updated its CBR250R site with Touringlobe, an entertaining animated online tour of the world. Ride your CBR250R, customize your rider and colors, chat with other online riders, and collect medals. Honda’s new 250cc sportsbike is powered by a 250cc 4-valve single cylinder engine delivering 26 hp and 23 Nm of torque. The biggest competitor of the Kawasaki Ninja 250 costs $3,999 in the U.S. The bike hits showrooms by Spring 2011. Read the full article »


December 28, 2010

MRI Thumper trike built around a Harley Road Glide

What you can see here, is a very special trike made by Matt Ripley from MRI Customs. He spent 2,500 hours to build this custom trike around a 2006 Harley-Davidson Road Glide trike. The trike participated in the 2010 AMD World Championship in the Freestyle category. It features 2 TV’s, 2 amps and 2 cameras, with over 50 meters of fiberglas being streched to create this trike’s custom body. Read the full article »


December 28, 2010

Naked BMW S1000 RR from California

When BMW introduced the S1000 RR back in 2009, rumours suggested that there will be a naked version. But then the manufacturer shattered these rumours, so small tuners have to do the job. So did the California-based Evoluzione Cyclesports. The naked version is equipped with raised streetfighter handlebars and integrated mirrors. The US tuner that sells tuning parts for Aprilia, Benelli, Bimota, BMW, Ducati and KTM, kept the asymmetrical headlight but removed most of the plastic. Read the full article »


December 28, 2010

Video: Honda NRS 250

From 2013, Moto3 replaces the 125GP and the bikes on the grid will be powered by Honda engines. The Japanese brand finally released a video about the new bike. The 250cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine can rev up to 14,000 rpm and should make close to 50hp. The new video gives us an idea what the final shape of the machine will look like. Watch the video and listen to the noise of the four-stroke engine. Read the full article »


December 28, 2010

Video: Help save the ’Ring

The Nürburgring doesn’t need any introduction, the famous German circuit is simply legendary, Jackie Stewart once called the track the Green Hell. This historical circuit, which opened in 1927, is being threatened by a €400 million debt. The scenario is typical. From 2007-2009 the German government built a huge Leisure Park at the Nürburgring. The „Save the Ring” Facebook group claims it is based on fake visitor numbers, oversized and badly executed. Read the full article »


December 27, 2010

2011 Suzuki GSX-R 600 new photos

For the 2011 model year, the Suzuki GSX-R 600 received some technical updates. The new GSX-R is a bit shorter, which makes it easier to handle, while the new aluminium chassis is lighter than its predecessor’s. The brand new engine is one of the smallest in the 600cc segment and uses the classic RAM-Air direct injection. The exhaust and air valves are all made from titanium, which further contributes to the weight loss. The brake system comes from Italian brake specialist Brembo. Check the bike out in our huge gallery. Read the full article »


December 27, 2010

Z1R Nemesis Disarray snow helmet now available

Z1R Helmets announced a new snow helmet, the Nemesis Disarray. The Nemesis Snow helmet features the same shell as Z1R fans have seen with the Nemesis Disarray, but with one added accessory. By adding the easy to install breathbox (pictured below) to your Nemesis Disarray, the same off-road helmet will be ready to tackle any snow conditions. That means, during the summer months the Nemesis Disarray will handle all the demands of warm off-road riding, and during the winter months [...] Read the full article »