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Nov 10

Brammo Empulse RR Test Video


The guys over at Brammo have been quite busy last couple weeks. They were testing electric race bike Empulse RR, over on Tunderhill Raceway and on some nice B roads. Brian Wismann (Director of Product Development) was the rider in the videos. After a disappointing debut at FIM e-Power Laguna (bike couldn’t race due to a mechanical failure) they are gearing up for the 2011 racing season – and it looks good from where we stand. Videos after the jump. Continue reading →


30
Nov 10

ICON Anemic + Video Craziness


We are presenting you with one more fine bit of technical engineering – coming from Team Icon (who else :) ). Hodaka boys had nothing to do with this creation – it a straight forward ’80/’83/’85 Ironhead powered oxymoron. Parts supplies mostly came from Craigslist – and it’s and eclectic mixure of old and new. Riggid frame with some high – performance up-side-down-forks and brakes (mounted under quite an angle – cruiser style), this bike has it all. Be sure to check out the full gallery of pictures and a video after the jump. Continue reading →


30
Nov 10

Valentino Rossi Shoulder Recovery Update


“I’m undergoing rehabilition on my shoulder and the situation is improving,”
wrote Rossi. “It’s been two weeks since the operation, and this morning, Doctor Porcellini removed the stitches: and starting today I can go back to the gym to workout – at least on the rest of my body – and continue to work on the shoulder, even if it’s just passive rehab, to make sure we don’t lose any mobility. In two weeks’ time, I’ll start actively working out, in the pool and in the gym, to be ready for the three day test at the start of February. We will have to move as fast as we can, but I hope to be in pretty good shape for the first test of 2011 with the Ducati at Sepang. Ciao everyone.”


30
Nov 10

Video: 458 Italia against Ducati 1198S


Motor Trend recently decided to film who is fastest: Ferrari 458 Italia or Ducati 1198S. With a quarter-mile drag race and a lap around Streets of Willow, they surely have the definitive answer. See for yourself by watching the video after the jump. Continue reading →


30
Nov 10

Flying 1800 Sbay Motor


We can not get enough of this bike. Build by Sbay Motor’s, their model Flying is a mechanical work of art. With speed and agility in mind, Sbay Motors created dream machine using only the best quality parts in the world. Tested at the Circuit de Jerez, the Flying offers the rider feelings of brutal acceleration, powerful brakes and an absolutely wild behavior coming from it’s V-Twin. Continue reading →


29
Nov 10

Black Slick by Shiun Craft Works


Harley customizing is slowly taking over Japan. With their geniosity and custom creations – Japan is threatening to become major trend setter in Harley custom market. One of such companies is Shiun Craft Works. Their bike Black Slick is a straightforward concept of a drag bike, and it’s a show-off of how can custom Harley look cool without tons of chrome parts. Continue reading →


29
Nov 10

2001 Crampton Classic


This is Ian Cramp’s version of modern Cafe Racer and it was build back in 2001. Weighing only 172kg and with a power output of 147HP, this classic packed a sweet punch. Creator described this bike as “an exclusive, limited edition, hand-built motorcycle made in England using British parts wherever possible, combining traditional appearance and craftsmanship with modern performance.” Initially the project had a full support of Triumph factory, but as the first working prototype was built, Triumph decided not to supply engines to Ian Cramp any more. That was the end of this epic cafe racer. Continue reading →


29
Nov 10

Jorge Lorenzo Astronaut / Solidarity Ànima 2011 Foundation


The MotoGP World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, acts as an astronaut in December for the solidarity calendar Ànima 2011 Foundation. Leo Messi, Tow, Vicente del Bosque, Alejandro Sanz, are just some of the stars that participate in this charity.
The Spaniard took part in the photo shoot for this calendar with a child in the Muntanya Sant Josep (Barcelona) reception center. Same center has one of the game rooms bearing Jorge’s name.  This solidarity initiative had become a classic. Continue reading →


29
Nov 10

Roll-X by Doug Keim / Creative Cycles


It’s rare and hard to find something truly different than the rest. Something outstanding. Such is the case with this custom trike from Doug Keim Creative Cycles. Dubbed Roll-X, it represents true work of art, a masterpiece. Be sure to check out all the details and full picture gallery. What separates Doug Keim from the rest of custom builders is that he have 1 of only 17 ‘Certified Master Bike Builders’ in the world title. His bikes are not just custom creations, they are  DOT and NHTSA certified, new vehicles!!! Continue reading →


29
Nov 10

WTF of the Day: 7.4-liter V8 Powered Polaris ATV Video


Well, people often do very stupid things.And this is the case with the gentleman in video, who built Polaris ATV and fitted a GM-sourced 454 cui (7.4 liters) big block V8 with the dual Holley carburetors and matched it to a 350 Turbo Transmission. Just to sweaten things a bit – he installed long tube headers – for that extra kick! No more comments, just check the video after the jump. Continue reading →