• 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale Is A Veritable Supercomputer On Wheels

    2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale Is A Veritable Supercomputer On Wheels

    Visually, the 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale is as close a dead-ringer to the previous generation of the Italian marquee’s flagship superbike as you can get.  Under all those fairings, however, sit a major tech makeover that makes this one of the most intelligent superbikes ever made. Armed with a heavy load of computing power, the bike features an integrated Inertial Measurement Unit that records large amounts of data that it crunches in real time, giving it the ability to control […]

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  • Kawasaki Ninja H2R Pushes The Superbike Envelope With 300 Horsepower

    Kawasaki Ninja H2R Pushes The Superbike Envelope With 300 Horsepower

    If excessive horsepower got motorcycles drunk, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R will die of an alcohol overdose before it even travels 100 miles.  Forget drinking a case of beer, this is like gobbling an entire truck, while downing whiskey shots on the side. Powered by a supercharged 998cc four-cylinder engine, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R boasts a whopping 300 horsepower.  For perspective, that’s 50% more power than the beastly Ducati 1199 Panigale R and Ducati 1199 Superleggera, both of which put out […]

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  • 2015 Ducati Scrambler Revives 70s Styling And Riding Simplicity

    2015 Ducati Scrambler Revives 70s Styling And Riding Simplicity

    Retro motorcycles, circa 60s and 70s, are the new hip.  All the cool kids are riding them to their favorite hipster haunts.  And while Ducati is best known these days for cranking out superbikes, who says they can’t make a kickass retro rider, too?  That’s exactly what we’re getting with the 2015 Ducati Scrambler. Described as “a return to the pure essence of motorcycling,” the new bike is a showcase of classic design: wide handlebars, a long seat, upright riding […]

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  • 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

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