Renowned Italian frame maker Pierobon had been burning the proverbial midnight oil on creating a trellis frame version for the Ducati 1199, and here it is. Stuffed to the gills with awesome race-grade tech, the frame – which is a direct replacement by the way – boasts a blend of steel and aluminium along with machined billet lateral plates. The rake and wheelbase of the Panigale are adjustable for various setups, along with carbon fibre air ducts and more ergonomic foot pegs. Another highlight is that the rear subframe is now bolted directly to the chassis. Continue reading →
WOW, another masterpiece from Officine Rossopuro. Custom Moto Guzzi 940 Bellagio, a perfect mid model between V7 and Grisso that factory never produced. Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro did another amazing job for one of his French clients – a bike meant for riding not just looking at, it features totally custom frame, tank and body parts with a splash of custom paint and graphics. The seat is big and comfortable complementing the bike “bold” design strokes. Continue reading →
When we look at this brilliant custom BMW K series, we think that Frank A. of Moto Sumisura somehow read our mind. There is an increasing number of custom K100 in the world markets, but none of them attended the critically weak-looking front end. No problems there with this custom K100 called Tatanka. With a nice set of USD forks – Tatanka finally balanced out all the masses of that huge 4-cylinder “brick” engine. Continue reading →
Mr. Martini isn’t showing any signs of stopping. The custom Triumph specialist from Italy prepared us another feast for the eyes – this time in British Racing Green – dubbed the BRD. What started off as a three-cylinder Triumph Sprint from the 90′s became a beautiful custom Cafe Racer. The front was borrowed from the Yamaha R1 (fork + brakes) while the rear subframe and gas tank was completely changed. The pea-size gas tank and the custom black leather seat balanced the masses perfectly, while the details like red spark cables, white stitching on the seat and cream-color alloy wheels gave it that special Mr.Martini looks. Continue reading →
The best custom designed motorcycles are the ones who look completely stock and unchanged when you first look at them. Then you start noticing, “hey that wasn’t there in the original”, “this part is not like the stock one”, and they start to unfold right in front of your eyes. “Corsaiola” is one such bike, built by the Venier Customs / Italy. Based on the 1980′s V75 it’s the modern re-interpretation of the classical Moto Guzzi, and for us it looks better than the current V7 line of bikes. Continue reading →
Dainese has an extensive range of leather suits and jackets suitable for the track or cruising the open road. All suits and jackets are made with Dainese’s renowned quality and attention to detail and are packed with unparalleled technology.
The Trickster Evo is a stunning one-piece suit that offers excellent ergonomics and is full of technical features. Made from Kangaroo leather, it has patented Microelastic, bi-axial elasticated inserts to give freedom of movement. It has co-injected protectors with titanium inserts on the shoulders, a patented suit-boot fastening system and a waterbag pocket. The suit also has large areas of perforation for ventilation. Continue reading →
WorldSBK takes a quick look at the facts & figures that emerged from Round 4 of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship at Monza.
Maiden win on home soil for Marco Melandri: up to now the BMW rider had run eleven races on Italian tracks (including also Misano and Imola) but hadn’t been able to climb on the highest step of the podium in his home country. This was also the first BMW win in Monza, at their eighth race here. Continue reading →