The first step into the custom world for this carbon bicycle. A full custom bike for bike lover, bike enthusiast and the real bike rider. The basis is a Columbus monocoque high module carbon (Toray H60 3K) frame with a full carbon road fork. Press-fit bottom bracket (BB86), 1/5 – 1/8 Tapered Head tube, and fully handpainted in “Deus graphics” colour. This Proto1 also gets a new 22-speed Sram Red group, Reynolds or Zipp Carbon wheels, Zipp handlebar, stem and seat post. The saddle is a 2014 San Marco Aspide full carbon piece that weighs less then 110 grams and help achieve a total weight of 6.7kg. Continue reading →
For decades, Triumph has been known for building the world’s fastest motorcycles. All due to a group of hot rodders from Texas who decided that they didn’t want the record held by the Germans. From 1955 to 1970, a Triumph powered streamliner held the absolute motorcycle land speed world record.
That legend began in 1954 at Pete Dalio’s Triumph shop in Dallas (operating today as Big ‘D’ Cycles). It was a Saturday afternoon shortly after closing, legendary Triumph mechanic and tuner Jack Wilson recalls, when “Pete, myself and Stormy Mangham were sitting around talking about how Wilhelm Herz had raised the record to 180 mph on an NSU.” Continue reading →
Not exactly biker stuff, but this could come in handy when you’re out in the wilds. Or it could make an epic family heirloom. Damascus steel is a type of steel that was used in South Asian and Middle Eastern swordmaking with a recorded history as far back as 300BC. Essentially created by folding layer after layer of steel, the blades have distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. They weere reputed to be tough, resistant to shattering and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge. Continue reading →
After the successful car tuning business, the famous German company Hamann decided to try their luck with motorcycles. The result is the Hamann Soltador custom cruiser. What’s interesting about this bike is that the frame, air filter, exhaust, rocker and wheels are all Hamann made! The engine is tried and tested 1900 cc Harley Davidson Twin Cam B engine pushing 160hp. Performance? 3.3sec to 100km/h. Continue reading →
Suomy launched the new SR-SPORT helmet earlier in the year, which takes the mantle from the successful Excel. Technologically speaking, it represents what Suomy has learnt from its eight Superbike world titles; produced in Tricarboco, the special blend of fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fibre, the SR-SPORT combines a greater safety to the lightness. Continue reading →
The Husqvarna Racing Kit consists of a selection of Husqvarna Special Parts, which allow you to customize your Enduro or Motocross bike, for both performance and style.
The Husqvarna Racing Kits have been developed for Enduro and Motocross models and enable you to customise your bike, similar to motorcycles used by Husqvarna Factory riders that race in the major international championships. The kits feature different accessories to suit each model and are selected to suit and enhance style and performance for that bike. Continue reading →
Winner of the prestigious red dot design award for 2012, BMW’s AirFlow 2 helmet is meant for the hotter seasons of motorcycling. Okay, so it’s not a full-face helmet, but its three-quarter shell should protect nearly as well. Sporting a short, recessed visor (it’s scratch-proof too by the way), the headgear boasts aluminium and carbon aplenty, along with two distinctive ventilation openings on the outside and a sophisticated ventilation concept on the inside. All good, but from what we hear, it’s only available in Europe. Not fair! Continue reading →
Many of Pepo Rosell’s creations have already warmed the hearts of Ducati fans around the world, and it seems there is no stopping him. His latest bike is a typically eclectic mix of carefully chosen Duc parts mixed well with original RAD02 ones. The engine is based on a 900SS, which is bolted on to the chrome-moly RAD02 frame. An aluminium single-sided swingarm keeps the lightweight feel in check. Continue reading →