Rss Feed Tweeter button Facebook button

31
Jan 11

1989 Yamaha SR250 by El Colitario MC


Sometimes you don’t have to spend much to create a work of art. Meet the “Winning Looser”, custom Yamaha SR250 built by El Colitario MC as their entry to Metamorfosismasiva competition. Rules were simple, motorcycles gotta be based on an SR250 bike, and the total expense for the modifications shouldn’t exceed 1000 euro. This bike is the proof that if you have the right people and the right attitude, you can transform even the dullest bikes into beautiful creations. Continue reading →


31
Jan 11

Twitter / Hector Barbera reveals his Ducati Desmosedici GP11


Twitter is “the” social network for MotoGP riders and all others involved in MotoGP and WSBK circus. Today, it’s up to Hector Barbera, the rider of the Spanish Aspar Team Ducati, to “tweet” preview of his latest racing machine, the Ducati Desmosedici GP11 bike. Interesting thing about the pictures (from a mobile device obviously) is that bikes have no racing colors on them yet. Barbera tweets: “color is a surprise, and I tell you, not yellow.” Continue reading →


31
Jan 11

Photo of the Day: Jorge Lorenzo officially Number 1


It was a very successful year 2010 for Jorge Lorenzo. 9 wins in the premier class, record for most points during the season, World MotoGP Champion title and Constructors Title. All that under a humble number “99″. As the new season is starting, Jorge decided to move on and start wearing number “1″ with pride. It’s been a long while since Yamaha’s riders had no.1 written on their bikes. It’s probably going back to the times of Wayne Rainey….Valentino Rossi always preferred no. “46″ and Max Biaggi no.”3″. Continue reading →


31
Jan 11

Ducati 1098/1098S Evolution Open Exhaust Systems from Akrapovic


People who ride Ducati usually go for Termignoni exhausts, or Zard. But that doesn’t mean that other brands will spoil the looks of their red rocket. Such is the case with Akrapovic exhausts. They offer a full range of “pipes”, from street legal slip-ons to open systems intended for “track use only” :). Most of their products are made out of titanium or carbon fiber, and they cover a wide range of Ducati bikes, from Monsters and 848s all the way to the top ones – 1098 and 1198. Continue reading →


30
Jan 11

Castrol Honda – WSBK Portimao test


It’s been a frustrating three-day test at Portimao for Jonathan Rea, Ruben Xaus and the Castrol Honda World Superbike Team. Variable weather meant it’s been an abortive winter testing campaign in Europe for the team, which now heads to Phillip Island in Australia for two more tests before the start of the season on 27 February. Continue reading →


30
Jan 11

Steve McQueen’s Husqvarna 4 Sale


It’s August 1971, and the “King of Cool” is in full swing. He appears on the front cover of Sports Illustrated, half-naked, riding the wheels-off his ’71 Husqvarna 400. The times have passed, and now we have the very same bike up for sale. Thanks to Bonhams’ auction house this Swedish-made dirt bike is available with all the necessary paper work: original title of its former owner, authentic documentation and immortal association. Steve’s son, Chad McQueen said that this was his fathers favorite off-road brand – and if you buy it – it comes with a wooden trunk of accessories as owned by McQueen. Continue reading →


30
Jan 11

Jack Pine by Hammarhead Industries / Pier 18 Video


This is a screen shoot from the latest video of a custom a 2008 Triumph T100 Scrambler built by Hammarhead Industries. The Jack Pine is a Scrambler with couple of Hammarhead tweaks: removal of the oil cooler (hmmm), a rear frame cut by four inches, and a custom seat unit. Tires are Continental Twinduro, and everything is nicely wrapped up with flat black paint.  The 865cc engine internals remained stock. Although the price is kinda high ($14 500), it’s not easy to buy this bike, as they are selling quickly. Check out the uber-cool video after the jump. Continue reading →


30
Jan 11

Aprilia RS 250 TWOFUN Cafe Racer by Totti Motori


This is the latest Cafe Racer by Roberto Totti. As you can see this bike deviates from normal patterns of traditional racers that roamed around UK roads back in the 1960s. The base for this unusual bike is an Aprilia RS250, 2-cylinder twin-stroke bike, with it’s all aluminum frame and subframe. Spoked wheels and drum brake replicas are a nice touch – as they give the bike that “special” look&feel. Definitely the bike is very light and most probably snappy at the throttle, and when we look at those exhaust pipes, we know that is intoxicating at high RPM’s! We love it. Continue reading →


29
Jan 11

BMW Motorrad Superbike Testing / Eastern Creek


As the official 3-day WSBK testing has ended in Portimao, we can now take a look at BMW Motorrad Motorsport Superbike team own private 3 day test at Eastern Creek track in Australia. As you might read, weather conditions wasn’t the best in Portimao, so it look like that BMW had some good luck, and now an upper hand as a result. Both Troy Corser and Leon Haslam worked on tire grip, electronics and settings. Corser was very satisfied, and set a new lap record of 1.29.5, while Haslam was less pleased, and his best time was only 1.30.5, full second slower than his older team mate. Continue reading →


29
Jan 11

WSBK / Jakub Smrz Fastest at Portimao


Jakub Smrz proved to be the fastest rider in official Infront Motor Sports pre-season testing at Portimao. After three days of changeable weather conditions, the Effenbert-Liberty man’s time of 1’43.503 remained unbeaten throughout, giving the Czech-based Ducati team a great start to life in WSBK racing. Continue reading →