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25
Mar 14

Metal Scorpion Suzuki GSX250 / Studio Motor

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As someone who had been involved in art and advertising, it’s no surprise that, when Prasetyo Wibowo (or Bowo as he’s known to friends and family) approached Studio Motors to build a custom bike, the highlight would be on artful engraving and attention to the minutest detail. The entire body was stripped, and swapped with engraved aluminium covering the tank and other major bits. Goodies include Tokico callipers. PSM Racing and Nissin brake discs front and rear, Ohlins rear shock absorbers, handmade swingarm, custom lights, clip-on handlebars, a custom exhaust system and more. The bike rolls on 17X3″ and 17X3.5″ rims paired with 120/90-17 and 130/80-17 Shinko E705 rubber. More images after the jump. Continue reading →


25
Mar 14

Multistrada D-Air / World’s first production motorcycle wirelessly integrated with airbag riding jackets

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Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati announced the introduction of the Multistrada D-Air model, featuring a fully integrated, intelligent system of sensors wirelessly connected to Ducati Apparel airbag jackets by Dainese. Marking a ‘world’s first’ in the motorcycle industry and combining the innovative designs from two famous Italian brands, the new Ducati model takes a significant step forward in two-wheel safety. Combining the expertise of both Ducati and Dainese, the intelligent passive safety system uses sensors built into the Multistrada’s existing electronics to constantly understand the vehicle’s dynamic situation and deploying only when subjected to a genuine accident scenario. The Multistrada D-Air system completes the data analysis and airbag deployment inside both the rider and passenger jackets in just 45 milliseconds, considerably reducing the risk of injury upon impact.


24
Mar 14

Is this the world’s most exclusive watch winder?

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Switzerland’s creative custom automobile specialist, Rinspeed showed off its innovative new concept car, the driverless XchangE at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. And Carl F. Bucherer supports the project with the creation of one of the world’s most unusual watch winders. Integrated in the instrument panel, the exclusive Patravi TravelTec automatic enables passengers to keep track of three different time zones at once. The watch is blue in color – to match the car – and embedded in a luxurious, engraved globe, which is probably also the world’s most exclusive watch winder. When the car is idling, the sphere turns continuously, thus guaranteeing that the watch is always fully wound. Effectively, this makes the entire car a watch winder, whose exclusiveness and sophistication boost the value of the entire concept car to apparently over a million dollars.


24
Mar 14

ICON 1000 Speedmaster

The ICON 1000 Speedmaster is the second collaboration between ICON Motorsports and Triumph North America. Crafted in the ICON garage on the stout chassis of a 2013 Triumph Speedmaster, she was a vertical twin of known repute. While her finned cylinders speak the refined language of an air-cooled era, the twin fork-mounted nitrous bottles shout in the most egregious modern slang. More images below. Continue reading →


23
Mar 14

Marquez overcomes Rossi to take Qatar win

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World Champion Marc Marquez started his MotoGP title defence with a victory in Qatar, beating Valentino Rossi in a close battle, with Dani Pedrosa coming home third. Repsol Honda’s 21 year-old rider produced a gritty performance to take maximum points despite breaking his leg in preseason and missing the last two MotoGP tests. Continue reading →


23
Mar 14

A legend celebrates its birthday / Skoda 1000 MB turns 50

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The Skoda 1000 MB is now 50 years old. As the first Skoda with rear wheel drive, a rear engine and unibody construction, the 1000 MB is a milestone in the company’s nearly 119-year history. In its heyday, the four-door model was one of the best vehicles in the one-litre class and set new standards in terms of comfort, performance and technology. It was one of the most advanced vehicles of its time. Developed under the internal name NOV, Skoda engineers opted for a completely new vehicle concept with a rear engine, rear-wheel drive, independent suspension and unibody construction. In developing the 988cc engine, Skoda was the first European car manufacturer to utilize aluminium die-casting in engine block production. The four-speed gearbox case was also produced using this construction method. The water-cooled OHV four-cylinder engine, located behind the rear axle, delivered 37hp.


22
Mar 14

Leather jackets from Dainese

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The 2014 collection from Italian manufacturer Dainese has a host of leather jackets available to suit all styles from sports, casual and vintage. All with Dainese’s signature look, feel and design. Continue reading →


22
Mar 14

Harley-Davidson announces three new bikes for 2014

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Fresh off the back of unveiling the new H-D Street 750 and the launch of Project RUSHMORE, Harley-Davidson has unleashed three new motorcycles that expand its diverse line-up of street bikes. The mid-year release of the retro-cool Low Rider, nimble SuperLow 1200T and mean Street Bob Special Edition completes the largest new-model launch in Harley-Davidson’s 110-year history and keeps the throttle pinned on the company’s accelerated, customer-led product-development process. Continue reading →


21
Mar 14

Inspired by anime / Honda NM4 Vultus

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Honda announces the new NM4 Vultus, a ground-breaking machine inspired by futuristic machines seen in the anime and manga television and film styles, known collectively as “Japanimation”. Created by a young design team who remained true to their original concept at every stage through to production, the NM4 Vultus brings radical style to the streets, with function from the future for a new breed of rider. Continue reading →


21
Mar 14

Daily Inspiration / Triumph Scrambler

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