Our friends at Silodrome posted this story about Gregor Halenda and his small team building an AWD KTM 990 and then deciding to go out and do the world’s first two wheeled burnout with it. Apparently, the project itself started out as a plan to just powdercoat the swingarm, but before anyone knew it, the mission to create an AWD KTM was well underway. The full build process was catalogued on the ADVRider forum here and the film above shows some great detail of the bike running with both wheels spinning.
We didn’t lie, didn’t we!? Larry “Spiderman” McBride did an incredible 5.830 at 232.75 miles per hour during the historic final round of the Top Fuel Nitro Methane Injected Bikes (you gotta love the class description). Talking about brass balls…
We don’t have much information about this bike, other than it looks like an electric concept put together using some older motorcycling parts. The front end and wheels might be borrowed from an older Japanese bike, while the battery pack and electric engine are mated to the traditional transmission, propelling rear wheel via a chain drive. The frame is the center piece of the whole thing, and it looks light, rigid and absolutely beautiful. The possibilities to route wires through it are endless and it’s quite possible to achieve such a clean look in a finished product as well. Maybe another type of custom bikes are coming our way? Continue reading →
The new 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 is the most powerful and advanced UTV to hit the market yet. With the launch of this machine, Polaris has completely reset the performance bar, and there is no better combination of fun and performance, especially for the price. They wanted to build on that platform and show the world how incredible the XP1000, thus the XP1K.
UTVUnderground.com and Mad Media tapped a common friend, championship UTV and Pro-Lite racer RJ Anderson to pilot the 2014 Polaris RZR XP1K machines, and together they put down a dream list of stunts and tricks that could be stitched together into a single, over-the-top video. Continue reading →
When you look at the specs of the latest 2013 Ducati Hypermotard, you cant think of anything else than tarmac-attack. Powered by the all-new 821cc liquid-cooled v-twin pushing close to 110hp, ride modes and a nice set of Marchesini forks and Ohlins rear shock (SP), this little Ducati has all the right ingredients for an amazing track/street bike. But that doesn’t mean that you can take it off-road…if you have skills, that is. Quentin Wilson has more than enough, and he almost rode SP’s wheels off on one of his test joy-rides. How does it look? Continue reading →
After three long years of incarceration in High Plains County Penitentiary Monster Energy’s Ernie Vigil and Nick Brocha are released back into the wild. Upon discovering they started a chain reaction of drift mayhem, the two having sworn off motorcycle drifting didn’t take long to relapse into a life of sideways crime. This time they’re on freshly built 204HP Turbo Triumph Daytona sportbikes. Continue reading →
“In his own words, Shinya Kimura is a motorcycle mechanic. To the rest of the world, Shinya is an artist, building kinetic sculptures that are and very labor intensive, one-of-a-kind, and ultimately utilitarian. Raised in Tokyo, he moved to LA about a decade ago to actually escape his growing fame and to quietly go on with his life as a mechanic. Acclaim has annoyingly still followed him. His bikes are tough, perfectly made machines that are thrilling to ride. In this film, Danielle explores briefly why motorcycles and what makes the work compelling for Shinya, and the feeling he gets while riding. The film is a supplement to the third issue of On Paper Magazine.”
And we thought only car drivers were crazy. This guy, somewhere in China, crashes his scooter multiple times before driving and falling into a hole. Apparently, he wasn’t seriously injured, but he defo needs to get his head checked!