Built by Eddie Meeks of EAM Studios, Greensboro, NC, the Quantum Leap is less a motorcycle than a proclamation from its creator. The 13″-wide fixed front wheel gets engine power, while the thinner rear wheel handles the steering. Because the front wheel does not turn, Eddie was able to extend the sexy bodywork, which rides atop the tubular frame housing a Patrick Racing V-Twin and shiny handmade components, including a kickstand sculpted from copper-plated steel. Continue reading →
Legendary American motorcycle firm Indian, now owned by Polaris – the same company that also owns Victory – has revealed their first completely new engine in 70 years to celebrate the new ownership. Dubbed ‘Thunder Stroke 111′, the 1819cc, or 111cubic inch, V-twin was unveiled at the Daytona Bike Week event in Florida, USA, with just the new 49 degree engine being shown ahead of the launch of a completely new bike in the middle of 2013.
The engine is a 1819cc V-twin with three camshafts, pushrods, two-valves per cylinder with an integrated air and oil cooling system, fuel injection and a six-speed gearbox (check out the huge image gallery below). Continue reading →
The Magpul Ronin 1125R is one of those motorcycles that pops out of the woodwork every now and then, and completely muddles up your preconcieved notions of how a motorcycle should look like. Reception of the original 1125R – a concept developed by firearms accessories and parts manufacturer Magpul – was so overwhelming that Magpul started a new subsidiary company called Ronin Motorworks, with the sole purpose of building and selling the Ronin. So why the name “Ronin” and what is the legend behind the 47? Continue reading →
Last year, our Christmas was ruined with the sighting of the Pierobon X60R sport bike. A small Italian company based in Bologna, for those who aren’t in the know, Pierobon has ties to some big projects in MotoGP and WSBK.
Known for their trellis chassis designs, the Pierobon X60R is the company’s two-wheeled flagship (be sure to checkout the Pierobon F042 street bike). We lusted after the X60R last year, you wanted one under your Christmas tree, and we all had to learn how to live our lives with disappointment afterwards. Continue reading →
If you think Scandinavia is all about choppers and such, well, think again. This gorgeous motorcycle,e dubbed the 88 Evo Sportster, is the work of Denmark-based Customs from Jamesville, run by James Roper-Caldbeck. Usually a vintage Harley guy, James took on the challenge when Tony, a tattoo artist, intrigued him with the idea of a motorcycle built on the lines of custom Japanese bobbers. Continue reading →
Join Roland Sands Design as they pit man and machine against gravity in a quest for the elusive 200 mph mark. Victory motorcycles and the team at RSD go head to head with asphalt and atmosphere with a turbocharged air-cooled victory v-twin. The machine, once a docile street machine is transformed into a purpose built racer and the team travels to the infamous Maxton mile for a the true test of project 200. Do they succeed? Continue reading →
KTM’s 1190 Adventure model lineup for 2013 hasn’t been a secret, with quite a few images leaked on the internet before the Intermot launch. While it may appear to be an evolution, the new model is more likely an answer to the likes of the BMW R1200GS and Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak. Continue reading →
Each year, tens of thousands of enthusiasts come to Salt Lake Bonneville to try and establish new speed records. This year, for instance, Confederate Motorcycles brought the new X132 Hellcat Combat to Bonneville. Continue reading →
Another beautiful bike coming our way from Buenos Aires – Argentina. CMP Project guys (German Karp & Federico Lozada) were again on the level with their latest V-Twin muscle – the #8 H/A VROD. Now for the interesting part – when you look at the bike, you can see that it didn’t “suffer” too many modifications, a occasional custom part here and there. But somehow the character and the aura of the bike is completely changed. From an un-inspiring stock VROD (at least to us) it become a Bonneville dream bike. Something that we would like to keep in our dinning room – as a sculpture. Continue reading →
If you’re getting your suits from the personal tailor than you wouldn’t want to buy your bike from a “supermarket”, right?. We’re guessing you’d be up for something special, custom made, small numbers, personal and passionate. Today is your lucky day – the CR & S has the thing for you. Created back in the 1992 by Roberto Crepaldi this Italian “tailor-made motorcycle” factory produces DUU and VUN bikes – a mix of 60s and 70s cafe racer spirit with todays modern technology. And boy do they look stunning! Now thanks the CR & S “Lavoreri” (“Lavoreri” in Milanese “Laboratory”) you can have your DUU or VUN customized like never before. Continue reading →