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April 4, 2011

LeoVince launches Blackjack Metric Cruiser Exhaust

LeoVince is launching a brand new 2 into 1 exhaust system for metric cruisers in the U.S. market. The new LeoVince Blackjack product line has been created specifically for the American metric cruiser market and will retail for $599.00. This exhaust features the highest quality chrome finish, a hand-made precision fit and substantial horsepower gains. The combination of chrome plated heat-shields and an exhaust built entirely of stainless steel creates incredible durability providing you with the only exhaust you’ll need for your bike. Read the full article »

February 4, 2011

Honda adds four 2011 motorcycle models to its line-up

The North American division of Honda Motor Company announced today additions for the 2011 model year, four street bikes, namely the VT1300CR Stateline ($11,799 MSRP), VT 1300CS Sabre ($11,899 MSRP), VT750C Shadow Aero ($7,999 MSRP) and NT700V. These four returning motorcycles cap off a great lineup for the current year, which encompass a total of 43 machines. Read the full article »

January 21, 2011

2011 Victory High-Ball introduced

Victory has added a new model to its lineup, the High-Ball. The manufacturer unveiled the low-slung bike in New York prior to the opening of the NYC stop of the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. The bike features high-rise, adjustable handlebars, spoked 16-inch wheels and classic styling elements. The engine is a massive 106 cubic inch V-twin that delivers 97hp and 113 ft./lbs. of torque. The Dunlop tyres are 1300mm in front and 150mm in the back. Many of the Victory Vegas accessories will bolt on to the High-Ball. Read the full article »

January 13, 2011

2010 Honda Sabre Switchblade Concept

Honda’s American R&D arm has revealed a concept bike based on the VT1300. The Sabre Switchblade, which took styling cues from Formula 1 and MotoGP, features the VT1300’s engine & tank, fully adjustable sport suspension, carbon fibre custom bodywork and spec seat, chain drive, single sided swing arm conversion, racing spec brakes, carbon fibre 18” rear wheel, onboard GPS lap timer & data acquisition unit, oversized Billet Top and lower bridge, air/box cleaner conversion. Read the full article »

January 5, 2011

MotoMorphic JaFM – incredible custom bike

MotoMorphic is a small company that builds radical custom motorcycles that are meant to be ridden-motorcycles. Their newest bike, the JaFM looks just mean: enormous tires, huge frame tubes, hand formed bodywork. The solid chassis holds a huge, 7-gallon fuel tank. The heartbeat of MotoMorphic's JaFM is a technologically advanced durable Teutonic engine built by Rotax. Fresh air enters through the hood scoop, which functions as well as the housing for the headlights. Read the full article »

December 21, 2010

Video: 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero

Kawasaki’s Vulcan 1700 is a motorcycle that combines comfort, style and functionality. The Vaquero (pronounced va-kero, Spanish for cowboy) shares its 1700cc liquid-cooled, SOHC, 52-degree V-twin with the Vulcan Classic, Vulcan Nomad and Vulcan Voyager. The bike features Candy Fire red paint, muscle car-styled instrumentation, chrome accents, blacked out engine, air-cleaner cover, wheels and tank cover. Read the full article »

December 20, 2010

Video: Cobra custom Honda RS750 Scrambler

Cobra Engineering’s Special Projects Division has drawn five concept bikes based on the Honda VT750 Shadow’s V-twin, a Scrambler, Café Racer, Street Fighter, Dirt Tracker and Bobber. “Once again, Cobra Engineering will undertake a multi-bike custom project. Back in 1996 Cobra did a similar project with American Honda around the 750 Ace, building what would come to be known as the Four Aces. Now with the new RS750, Cobra will build two customs based around two ofthe five concepts presented here,” said Ken Boyko from Cobra. Read the full article »

November 22, 2010

Benelli debuts 2011 TnT 899 Century Racer

In 2011 the Italian manufacturer celebrates 100 years of producing motorcycles. The company created two special editiom models, the TnT 1130 Century Racer and the TnT 899 Century Racer. Both bikes pay homage to the racing legend of Pasolini via a Centenary Green paint scheme which gives the TnT a more sportier attitude. The engineers equipped the Century Racer with fully adjustable Marzocchi fork at the front. The Italians used Brembo radial brakes and yellow rear ahock absorber. Read the full article »

November 19, 2010

2011 Triumph Speedmaster and Thruxton introduced

The British manufacturer continues to announce its 2011 model lineup. The two newest member are the 2011 Speedmaster and Thruxton. The new Speedmaster features an air-cooled 865cc parallel-twin, 270 degree crank engine. The bike got unique 'hot rod' style. The very essence of low-slung, old-school cruiser re-invented for the demands of today's rider. New for 2011, short guards, big wheels and a totally new feel. Read the full article »

November 18, 2010

Triumph America updated for 2011

Triumph has updated its popular cruiser for the 2011 model year. The America got new, more classic styling and a wide range of accessories which allow customers to create an individual look. The engineers pulled the handlebars back, and the seat height is now only 690mm which creates a greater harmony between rider and machine. The more classic America with its redesigned front mudguard weighs 551lbs fully fueled and ready to ride. Read the full article »