• Scorpion Trike Conversion Kit Turns Your V-Rod Into A Reverse Muscle Trike

    Scorpion Trike Conversion Kit Turns Your V-Rod Into A Reverse Muscle Trike

    We’re not entirely convinced of the merits of converting a muscle bike into a reverse trike.  But if you like to experiment with your rides, you can do just that with the Scorpion Trike, a kit that turns your Harley V-Rod into a front-heavy three-wheeled beast. Created by Wisconsin-based Superior Design, the conversion requires no frame modifications, allowing it to be installed during the course of a single afternoon.  The finished product looks positively beastly, albeit a little silly as [...]

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  • Orphiro Electric Motorcycle Brings Batteries To Retro Cruisers

    Orphiro Electric Motorcycle Brings Batteries To Retro Cruisers

    In many ways, a cruiser bike is the perfect platform for an electric motorcycle.  Speed isn’t as big an issue (it’s for cruising), nor is weight, while the wide body offers a convenient place to hold the battery modules.  We guess that’s why the Orphiro Electric Motorcycle is gaining plenty of attention. Made in the Netherlands over the course of the past two years, the retro-looking two-wheeler comes with rounded lines and a low-slung profile that easily rivals the styling [...]

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  • 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 Promises Beastly Engine, Lower Price

    2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 Promises Beastly Engine, Lower Price

    Middleweight naked motorcycles are about to get a new sheriff with the Ducati Streetfighter 848 rolling into town.  Sourcing the same engine out of the 848 EVO Super Sport, expect it to post class-leading power, while offering the same rider-friendly tuning that’s been the mark of this class of bikes. While powered by the same 848 Testastretta 11 engine, don’t expect this to crank the exact same numbers (140bhp) as the 848 EVO, though.  According to Ducati, they tweaked it [...]

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  • Cool Airbrush Jobs From Motorcycle Show NYC 2011

    Cool Airbrush Jobs From Motorcycle Show NYC 2011

    The show was definitely fun. Not a whole lot of new motorcycles on the floor but the custom talent on the floor was definitely amazing. Here is a collection of some custom airbrush paint jobs for your eyes to feast on.

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  • Ducati Diavel Brings Light Weight, Heavy Power And A Huge Rear Tire

    Ducati Diavel Brings Light Weight, Heavy Power And A Huge Rear Tire

    Think your raked-out, chromed-out American cruiser is badass?  You might want to chew on that when you see the Ducati Diavel, a monster of a two-wheeler that looks more like an enthusiast’s wishful thinking than a production motorcycle. Packing 162 horsepower and 94 pound-feet of torque, the bike tips the scales at a light 456 pounds, making it an unusual combination of hulking power, burly looks and feathery (at least, as far as cruisers go) heft.  That’s just the base [...]

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  • Renard Grand Tourer: Yes, The World Needs Another Awesome Motorcycle

    Renard Grand Tourer: Yes, The World Needs Another Awesome Motorcycle

    Does the world need another awesome motorcycle?  Of course, it does.  All that money that isn’t going in your pockets need to be spent on something, so it might as well be on another kickass crotch rocket like the Renard Grand Tourer. Renard Motorcycles bill their newest offspring as having the DNA of engineering intelligence.  It’s not a stretch of a claim either, as the ultra-light two-wheeler tips the scales at only 419 lbs, all while bringing along components that [...]

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  • Icon Sheene, The World’s Most Expensive Motorcycle You Can Buy

    Icon Sheene, The World’s Most Expensive Motorcycle You Can Buy

    How do you justify being the world’s most expensive motorcycle?  I have my own ideas, you know, like an invisible force field while you’re riding and headlights that double as laser guns.  Well, the Icon Sheene has none of those, but it does run very fast and looks really sexy.  And, yes, it’s the most expensive bike in the world. Retailing for $160,000, the crotch rocket takes boutique motorcycles to new heights, giving itself a unique semi-retro styling, while packing [...]

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  • 2011 Ducati 848 EVO Brings Higher Specs, Performance Upgrades, Same Price

    2011 Ducati 848 EVO Brings Higher Specs, Performance Upgrades, Same Price

    Bought a 2010 Ducati 848 recently?  You’ve been had.  The company just lifted the veils of the new 2011 Ducati 848 EVO, which features a higher-spec engine and numerous performance-related additions, all at the same price.  Makes you wanna smash something, doesn’t it? According to the company, changes were decided based on feedback from both consumers and the bike’s performance at the AMA Pro Racing, where the 848 competes on the Daytona SportBike class.  This will likely be the standard [...]

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  • Custom Batpod Selling On eBay

    Custom Batpod Selling On eBay

    Sure, this custom-built Batpod doesn’t look as awesome under light as the one Batman rocked on the Dark Knight movie. But it’s close enough. Plus, if you ride it in the night with a cape on your back, you probably look just as bad-ass. A 1:1 full-scale replica of the original bike, this is a real functioning urban assault vehicle, with a working engine and everything you need to roleplay your most enduring Dark Knight fantasies. It’s being sold as [...]

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  • Unrestored 1895 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller, One Of The World’s Earliest Motorcycles, Going Up For Auction

    Unrestored 1895 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller, One Of The World’s Earliest Motorcycles, Going Up For Auction

    The 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller is officially credited as the first two-wheeled vehicle to be called a “motorcycle.”  Now, one of the machines produced during its 1895 production run can be yours in an auction scheduled for April 25. Officially billed as the “ultimate barn find,” the 1895 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller is totally unrestored and is probably as good as junk.  Heck, it looks like it belongs in a trash heap.  Regardless, its status as one of the earliest examples [...]

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  • Honda Toughens Up Its Cruiser Line With The 2010 Shadow Phantom

    Honda Toughens Up Its Cruiser Line With The 2010 Shadow Phantom

    It’s official.  Honda is looking to give its cruiser bikes a tougher image.  No proof is better-suited to reinforce that than the new 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom. Looking like direct competition to Harley-Davidson’s similarly blacked-out Sportster, the Shadow Phantom offers an entirely new look for Honda’s motorcycle line.  With a shorter front fender, beefed up fork and thicker front tires, it’s a burly bike with a very manly, retro feel. Sporting a low-slung saddle (about 25.7-inches in height), all-black finish [...]

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  • Millyard Viper V10: A New 500hp Death Trap

    Millyard Viper V10: A New 500hp Death Trap

    How do you want to die today?  The slogan “Live Fast, Die Young” has never been more appropriate than for anyone who dares take the road with the Millyard Viper V10, a beastly motorcycle drawing its power from a 500hp car engine. That’s right, someone actually had the audacity to outfit a two-wheeler with an eight-liter V10 Viper engine.  As in, one which came from a full-fledged Dodge Viper.  Death wish?  Probably.  Insanity?  Most likely.  Make sure to check out [...]

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  • EniCycle Makes The Unicycle Easier To Ride, Your Clown Dreams Might Still Come True

    EniCycle Makes The Unicycle Easier To Ride, Your Clown Dreams Might Still Come True

    Ever wanted to be a circus clown but failed because you can’t ride a unicycle?  There’s hope for you yet with the EniCycle, a goofy-looking, self-balancing, one-wheeled motorcycle. Created by Slovenian inventor Aleksander Polutnik, the EniCycle is a single-seater vehicle that runs on one wheel.  Instead of having your clumsy ass try to keep balance while moving, though, the bike does all the work for you, fostering a learning curve of no more than thirty minutes.  All you have to [...]

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  • 2009 Piaggio MP3 500: The Mean Scooter

    2009 Piaggio MP3 500: The Mean Scooter

    If you thought scooters can’t attract the same attention as a 1000cc hog, the 2009 Piaggio MP3 500 just might be the ride that changes your mind.  The aggressive-looking, fun-riding three-wheeled maxi-scooter takes the conventional idea of a cool motorcyle and turns it over on its head. Scooters have long been one of the most ideal transportation options for lone-riding motorists. Yet, many parts of the world still see a lack of adoption for the mild-mannered two-wheeler.  Whether it be [...]

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