“The Arctic Monkey” is the sixth project of Lex and Richard from Netherlands-based Lefthandcycles. Based on a yamaha XT600 from the Eighties, nowadays it’s a hybrid daily functional motorcycle that gives you a big smile when cruising around downtown. The frame has an arctic blue colour scheme with sandblasted painted structure on the tank and fenders. New wheels and Heidenau tyres are matched with a Matchless exhaust. Continue reading →
Ducati’s brand new Monster 1200 has been voted “Most Beautiful Bike of Show” on the closing day of the EICMA 2013 International Motorcycle Show in Milan. The survey, organised by the Italian publication, Motociclismo, attracted over 10,000 participants and has become an annual tradition at the highly important show and a valuable and prestigious award.
The Ducati Monster 1200 was the winner of the award, followed by the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800. The result rewards Ducati for its continuous development of new models with latest technologies, an initiative that has helped the company to repeat the positive sales trend enjoyed in recent years, with 2013 on course to maintain the Italian manufacturer’s record sales set in 2012. Continue reading →
Approximately 75,000 Harley riders found their way to the event, which is the largest meeting all over europe. In the Harley-Davidson Ride-In Show, the Unbreakable was elected as “Best Custom” and “Best in Show”, apart from coming tops in the Arneitz Custom show. Thunderbike’s “Nickel Rocker”, a Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker C, also won second place in the “Modified Harley Class”.
It’s been quite a while since we last heard of German Horex and their VR6 Roadster motorcycles (powered by the 1200cc V6 engines producing 160hp). It seems that z germans didn’t stop or pause, but were making something new for all the lovers of the brand. Meet Horex VR6 Classic – an attempt to appeal to the broader market of motorcycle enthusiasts around the world. Continue reading →
Do you still want the brand new bike? Think twice after you look at the Benjies custom Ducati S2R Monster Tracker. What starter as a 2007 Ducati Monster S2R, went thorough couple of cosmetic changes to end up being one of the best looking custom Monsters out there. The list of custom components is quite long – basically covering every element except frame and engine. Continue reading →
What do you do when you have bunch of friends with the burning passion for Surfing and Motorcycle riding? You make Wheels & Waves, you invite famous guests, party like there’s no tomorrow and then ride and surf some more…do you like it? We do too…. Continue reading →
Pedrosa, close second in the last races, is aiming to reverse that trend at the Cathedral: “I have raced here many times. My win here was my first ever and I have very good memories from that day. The championship is now closer but there is still a long way to go; we must keep going with the points. It looks like the weather will be a big thing and we’ll just have to adapt to the situation.”
Maria Motorcycles from Portugal is slowly becoming the “Deus Ex Machina” of Europe. To be compared to this uber-cool Australian motorcycle business in the highest form of flattery. Just check out their custom Kawasaki W650. Borrowing the styling cues directly from the 60′s, the smooth looking twin-cylinder is equipped with the Ace Clubman handlebars, rear tail lamp from Harley’s from 20′s and 30′s, Firestone Deluxe tires and vintage mufflers. Continue reading →
Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, was appointed the new president of the ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles), the European Motorcycle Industry Association on March 21st 2013. Based in Brussels, ACEM is the organisation representing the manufacturers of motorcycles, scooters, trikes and quads on a European level. Continue reading →
Marc Devriese, owner of Belgium-based Wheelyshop has taken a classic Yamaha XS650 and given it the hardtail bobber treatment. Starting off the build is a hardtail welded to the end of the original frame, along with a fake oil tank to house all the electrical components. To save weight, even the battery gets ditched, leaving the bike with just a kick starter! Continue reading →