This awesome bike is built by RK Concepts, owned by Lebanese-born Rafik Kaissi from Austin, Texas. Driven by a 100hp Buell XB 12R 1.2-litre two-cylinder engine, the custom “RK Chain” bike also borrows the transmission and rear brake from the now-defunct American company. The rest of the wild mods, including that massive rear wheel, are completely done in-house by RK Concepts. Continue reading →
Meet Max Hazan. Since he was young, he has been fascinated with putting things together, especially motorcycles. But he’s much more than your typical “gear head.” Max Hazan builds custom motorcycles. By hand. In this installment of FI:c’s collaborative film series with Cinema Mercantile, we can see the hand-crafted artistry behind Max’s creative process. This story was filmed at Hazan Motorworks in Green Point, Brooklyn and was shot using the Canon C-100.
Woolie’s Workshop build number nine is called The Bully. Somewhat to do with its silhouette, somewhat to do with word jumble play where you take the name Buell and you rearrange the letters and you get something kind of close—the bike’s moniker really has everything to do with the fact that the it just feels like a bully. What began as the remains of a post-collision Buell Lightning X1, The Bully started its journey into being at Dr John’s to have its compromised frame revitalized. With the chassis stabilized and a new chromoly subframe and swingarm in place, Woolie got to work. Adding his signature blend of artistry and craftsmanship and using as many American made parts as possible, Woolie labored long and hard to create this highly capable, highly captivating café racer. Continue reading →
The Chippewa 6″ Homestead Boot is a classically American boot that’s been in production since 1901. They are still made in the USA from full-grain American leather, the sole is of Goodyear Welt construction and it’s also worked upon by the experts at Vibram to make it super comfy. Get yours here.
Massachusetts, USA-based Vectrix has revealed its new VT-1 electric scooter with an innovative new design, interchangeable and scaleable Lithium batteries and a patented Planetary Gear Drive system.
“The Vectrix VT-1 is remarkable by design,” said Brian Buccella, president of Vectrix. “The craftsmanship the Vectrix engineers put into this new revolutionary scooter is inspiring. The VT-1 will captivate the consumer and expand the experience electric freedom can bring.” Continue reading →
The Terminus features 2013 GNCC champion Kailub Russell and runner up Charlie Mullins as they battle for the title in the final round of the season. With only two points separating them it would come down to who won the race in Indiana. GNCC is the premier series in off-road motorcycle racing and continues to host the top pro talents from around the world. The video is about 7 minutes 30 seconds, so grab that cuppa.
If you’re a fan of customized Yamahas, you’re probably also a big fan of Doc’s Chops. Owned by Greg Hageman, the American XV-focussed shop (which has since been renamed to Hageman Motorcycles) recently took part in a build-off organized by Yamaha America to create the awesome-st 2014 Star Bolt. And even though it’s not an XV, Greg’s piece of art went on to win the competition, which included big names like Roland Sands Design and Jesse Rooke. Continue reading →
We showed you the trailer before. And now the full 6 minute-plus video is here! James Hoegh and Team Confederate head out to the Bonneville Salt Flats in a Hellcat X132 Combat. Beautiful imagery, hostile terrain and breakneck speeds on a journey to the edge of the world.
Available on Blu-ray and digital download at Solitudeat180.com. James Hoegh with Team Confederate venture to the American haven of motorcycle land speed racing, Bonneville Salt Flats. James astride the Confederate Hellcat X132 Combat faces an unforgiving terrain at breakneck speeds on a journey to the edge of the world.
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 →