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Nov 11

2012 Suzuki 650SA / Traveling Bandit


The Suzuki Bandit has been always been a good all rounder bike with a nice price tag. Versatile, reliable, cheap to maintain, well suited for everyday and city riding this legendary bike now got even better. Meet the 2012 650 Bandit SA edition. Available in all the colors as long as they are pearl white and equipped with ABS for added safety, Bandit SA is your budget Gold Wing…and it looks good :) Continue reading →


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Nov 11

Ludovic Lazareth’s Hyper-modified VMAX


Yamaha did something extraordinary – they chose the best motorcycle builders in the world and let them hyper-modifie the latest VMAX. A lot of imagination, work and sweat went into the transformations, making the iconic bike into something more individual. Ludovic Lazareth was one of the bike builders, well known for his crazy creations like V8 powered Austin MINI pick-up’s (yes!) and various three and four wheel vehicles. Continue reading →


30
Nov 11

Forcefield Back Protector Pro L2K


If you want to get yourself a nice back protector – you cant go wrong with British company ForceField. Their Level 2 (highest possible) back protector Forcefield Pro L2K is build out of kevlar – material that has 5 times the tensile strength of steel. Mixed with high cut and abrasion resistance it ensures the strongest protection available. Continue reading →


29
Nov 11

WTF of the Day / VW Jetta Commercial


If you watch this commercial half-brained, you would probably say it’s semi-dumb. But if you just slightly switch on your grey matter cells – you’ll see the FAIL on so many levels. Comparing bikes and cars – apples and oranges, making fun of the exploring part of motorcycle riding and being exposed to elements, looking “geeky” with other riders because of the bike your riding etc. But that’s not the worst part. Continue reading →


29
Nov 11

Suzuki GS1000 / Vintage Piece of Racing History


Some bikes from the racing past just look right, and when you mix that with their history and numerous stories surrounding them, you get a timeless racing object. Such is the case with Wes Cooley’s superbike – the 1980 Suzuki Yoshimura 1000GS. In the same year, the same bike managed to win and loose AMA championship at the same time. Wes Cooley and Eddie Lawson the riders behind the story which is nothing shy of best Hollywood movies. Continue reading →


29
Nov 11

French Boxer Design SuperBob


Here is another motorcycle for those riders who would like something a bit different. French company Boxer Design came up with this “SuperBob” – radical looking V-Twin that puts 158hp with a little help from a turbo charger (6-9psi). Carbon monocoque frame is the heart of this project with a list of top components being attached to it: Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels, Öhlins suspension. 125Nm of torque is available at 8,000rpm while the whole bike weigh in at 175kg dry (200kg wet). “Look at my bike” cruises around the town are sorted! Continue reading →


28
Nov 11

Lockheed Lounge / Custom Honda 360 by Jason Tiedeken


We’re still unsure whether this bike is finished or not, but that almost doesn’t matter as it already looks stunning the way it is. The Lockheed Lounge (bikes name) was thought and built by a creative bloke called Jason Tiedeken, setting the new design standards for custom bikes. To keep things radical from the start Jason opted for a unconventional steel tube frame chassis, a 4-link front suspension and a supercharged Honda’s tiny 360cc twin parallel engine. The geometry is very close to Suzuki GSX-R 750′s. Continue reading →


28
Nov 11

1990 Norton F1 / Rotary Beauty…and the Beast


Norton made quite a few rotary motorcycles back in the days (mid-1980s and early-1990s) but none of them were very successful. Yet there was a special one that made a difference – and it was unsuccessful as well! You guessed it – the legendary Norton F1. Something of a 90s Desmosedici RR, Norton had the it all to become legendary – 588cc liquid cooled engine, 95hp@9500rpm, race background and US$45,000 price tag. Yes, that was in the 90′s. Continue reading →


28
Nov 11

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer / Tough Competitor


Is the “adventure” for bikes becoming the same thing as “SUV” for cars?

Triumph joined the band wagon with their latest adventure bike – the 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer. Long story short – the’ve “crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s” on this one, making a tough competitor for BMW GS1200 and KTM 990 Adventurer. Going thought the list of features that Tiger Explorer has – we would practically cover all the selling points for this type of motorcycle:
1. Strong and torquey engine – check – Explorer is fitted with three-cylinder engine producing 137hp and 121Nm of torque.
2. Electronics ON/OFF – check – Anti lock brakes that are switchable + ride-by-wire throttle for that steady gas input. Continue reading →


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Nov 11

WTF of the Day / “Ryno” One Wheeler


We don’t want to sound harsh – but “who’s” been smoking “what” here? Tony Ozrelic (most probably) at certain point in his life asked himself a question – how can I make a motorcycle simpler than it already is? And he answered that same question with a radical simplification. He canceled one of the wheels…creating the Ryno – one wheeled Segway, but without self balancing. Having said all this, we can’t do anything else but admire his dedication and willingness to succeed. To take the “not the greatest idea in the world” up to the point of the production model is an amazing task, and lot of people with better ideas never came this close. Continue reading →