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31
Oct 10

Mean Bikes: Suzuki GSX1000 KATANA TURBO


At first, you’re not too sure what you’re looking at here; from a distance it looks like a weird stretched GSX1100 Katana with a dull black paint job. When you get a bit closer you notice the water cooled motor, USD front forks and fat tyre. Closer still, and you see the nitrous bottle. Finally, the enormous MC Express turbo poking out under the front of the engine…this bike belongs to a big bloke called Andonis Connaris, who has the mild air of menance about him. He also owns the neat CBX1000 seen here, and while he’s a little reticent about his day job, its safe to say he’s not a man to be messed with. Neither is his bike. Continue reading →


31
Oct 10

World’s Fastest Hayabusa Streetbike / 278.6 MPH / Texas Mile


Bill Warner Sets New Record
October 29, 2010: Continuing to push the performance envelope and boundaries of two-wheeled insanity that is land-speed racing, Bill Warner muscled his turbocharged, 1299cc Wild Brothers Racing Suzuki Hayabusa to 278.6 mph at the Texas Mile on October 25, a new record that upped its “World’s Fastest Streetbike” status by 5.3 mph over a July, 2010 run in Loring, Maine.

Out of 76 motorcycles and 173 cars, this dynamic duo was also easily the fastest vehicle at the Texas Mile, an annual event which is held at an industrial airport in Goliad, Texas. Competitors leave from a standing start, have a mile to reach terminal velocity and another half mile of tarmac to get their machines stopped. Continue reading →


31
Oct 10

An Amazing Photo of Three Indians 1915


We were blown away by the quality and details of this photo. Although it was shot in 1915, Shorpy.com done an amazing job to restore it in it’s full glory. Be sure to click for a full Hi Res version. Enjoy.

Washington, D.C., July 1915. “Motorcycle team, relay to Frisco.” Frank S. Long, F.L. Leishear (whose Indian store we saw here) and Josiah McL. Seabrook. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.


30
Oct 10

Special R 1200R X by Eley Kishimoto


BMW France has a long tradition of associating Art with the brand since 1976 when it started Artcars. This collaborative approach has brought in artists such as Calder, Stella, Lichtenstein, Warhol and more recently Jeff Koons who designed an endurance racing M3 GT2 for the 24 Hours Le Mans 2010 race.

Following the success of these ventures, BMW Motorrad France decided to start a similar association between art and BMW motorcycles but in a slightly different way: no Artbike per se but a collaboration with people in love with the motorcycle and coming from a different scene. Continue reading →


30
Oct 10

KCOSMODRIVE by Garage65 Italy


This is the by far the most radical custom built bike, if not ever, then in 2010. It took seven months to develop and build this extraordinary machine. But it payed off, giving Marco Cinquini, of Garage 65 (Viareggio, Italy) European AMD Championship title.

Main feature on this monster build custom ride is a hub-center steering and radical front suspension. Like most hub-center bikes, the turning radius is huge, no quick u-turns on narrow two lane roads. Bike has a super low stance and it sit’s nicely on slick tires. And those are not just your ordinary “buy in store” slicks. These were donated by, no other than, Max Biaggi, World Superbike Champion for 2010! Continue reading →


30
Oct 10

New 2011 Honda CBR250R


2011 Honda CBR250R

“This is really an amazing machine we’re adding to Honda’s list of models for 2011.” says Bill Savino (Honda Powersports Press Manager).

The new 2011 Honda CBR250R is specifically aimed at new riders, yet it’s packed full of high-tech features and offers great performance, all in a lightweight, affordable package. This new model expands another segment of the market for Honda buyers.” Continue reading →


29
Oct 10

1957 H-D Drag Bike – Leo Payne’s Legendary “Turnip Eater”


When an ordinary Harley-Davidson Sportster arrived at Mike Wilson’s Iowa dealership in 1957, there was no way of knowing it would become a legendary motorcycle.

Or that the man Wilson would sell it to, Leo Payne, would become a legendary racer. But that’s what ultimately happened to that Sportster, which became this top-level drag-racing machine. In more than 20 years of fierce competition, it claimed everything from local wins to national records. Continue reading →


29
Oct 10

WTF of the Day: How can you do this to MV Agusta!?


This must be the ugliest attempt to do anything on a bike, let alone MV Agusta!!!  This amazing design was spoted in 2008 Asama Meeting in Japan.

The modifications are as pointless as they are obvious, but I believe that they do give a new meaning to the saying ‘razor sharp fairing’. Not cool, definitely!


29
Oct 10

2011 BMW R1200R and R1200R Classic: DOHC Engine


Just couple days back BMW has released information on the 2011 BMW R1200R & 2011 BMW R1200R Classic street bikes. Engine in R1200GS/R1200GT’s in now DOHC treated, and gets 500 RPM more, more power at 110hp, and more torque at 87.77 lbs.ft from the updated 1170cc motor (air cooled). 2011 BMW R1200R Classic in now much more “old school” styled, while both bikes benefit from an increased stand pipe (41mm up from 35mm) on the front Telelever suspension. Mega gallery after the jump. Continue reading →


28
Oct 10

Past Customs – 2009 Leroy-Thompson Salt Flat Racer


AMD World Championships is a very tough competition. You can’t say anything else when you hear that this custom bike ended up on 24th place! But then again, it just shows that sometimes “work of art” isn’t appreciated by general public. Build by Leroy-Thompson and named Salt Flat, it features 96ci Twin Cam engine with a Pro Charger strapped onto it. The whole bike is siting on 23inch wheels and boasts one-off bodywork. Continue reading →