• 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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  • Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster: This 2,163cc Motorcycle Is Dripping In Machismo

    Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster: This 2,163cc Motorcycle Is Dripping In Machismo

    Some motorcycles are so pretty, they make you grunt in admiration on sight.  Others look so out of this world, you find yourself unable to peel your eyes away.  The Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster, on the other hand, is so macho, your body’s testosterone production will get jacked up any time you’re around it.  Seriously, it’s better than TRT. This newest model is based on last year’s X132 Hellcat, but comes with a body that’s been restyled and reworked by [...]

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  • 2015 Indian Scout Motorcycle: A Legend Returns

    2015 Indian Scout Motorcycle: A Legend Returns

    Even though it ceased production in 1949, the Indian Scout continues to be one of the most coveted bikes among motorcycle enthusiasts.  Simply put, it’s a true classic.  Which is why it’s no surprise that Polaris’ recent revival of the Indian Motorcycles brand will include the 2015 Indian Scout, which reintroduces the model to an entirely new generation of riders. Billed as a “contemporary yet classic interpretation” of the famous cruiser bike, it is, easily, the coolest addition to the [...]

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  • Motoped Survival Bike Is Equipped To Support Your Post-Apocalypse Off-The-Grid Lifestyle

    Motoped Survival Bike Is Equipped To Support Your Post-Apocalypse Off-The-Grid Lifestyle

    Sure, the CB4 Hunting Bike looks like an excellent vehicle for backwoods exploration, but the lack of a motorized powertrain means you’ll have to kill your legs clearing uphill slopes and rugged terrains to make your way around.  That’s not a problem with the Motoped Survival Bike, a moped/mountain bike hybrid that’s armed to the teeth with outdoor survival gear. If you’re not familiar with Motoped, it’s a downhill mountain bike that’s mounted on a custom frame and powered by [...]

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  • Polaris Slingshot: This Exotic-Looking Three-Wheeled Beauty Starts At Just $20K

    Polaris Slingshot: This Exotic-Looking Three-Wheeled Beauty Starts At Just $20K

    Polaris, the guys behind some of the gnarliest ATV off-roaders available, are making a 3 wheeled car/motorcycle.  Well, a car that looks like a three-wheeled Ariel Atom, all while being technically classified as a motorcycle.  It’s called the Polaris Slingshot and it just might become one of the most tempting purchases of next year. Like a car, it has an open-air cockpit with a steering wheel, a stick shift, and side-by-side bucket seats for two in the cabin.  However, the rear [...]

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  • Bike Lust: Greg Hageman’s Custom Yamaha Virago XV750

    Bike Lust: Greg Hageman’s Custom Yamaha Virago XV750

    Before its current incarnation, this customized Yamaha Virago XV750 was a non-runner stuck in the garage (hopefully, with a Chillerator next to it), requiring too much work for the owner to try to fix up all by himself.  So he went to builder Greg Hageman, who not only restored it to running form, but rebuilt the now-dated chopper into a sporty-looking ride that looks fit plying our modern streets. Crafted using a 1995 model donor, the Yamaha Virago XV750 trades [...]

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  • Ariel Ace Can Be Cruiser, Naked Bike, Sports Bike Or Any Other Bike You Want

    Ariel Ace Can Be Cruiser, Naked Bike, Sports Bike Or Any Other Bike You Want

    Fifty years after they produced their last motorcycle, the innovative minds behind the Ariel Atom are back with a new two-wheeled road-raging behemoth.  And it’s unlike any other.  Called the Ariel Ace, it is, quite possibly, the most customizable motorcycle in the world. Out of all the bike parts, the only things that aren’t customizable are the engine, the Ducati-ish machined aluminum frame, and the transmission.  Everything else, from the fork to the seat to the exhaust system to the [...]

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  • Ducati Monster 821 Brings Beastly Looks And Performance In Mid-Size Package

    Ducati Monster 821 Brings Beastly Looks And Performance In Mid-Size Package

    You love the Ducati Monster 1200 and its Herculean physique, but aren’t quite ready to handle the responsibilities of a 1200cc beast between your legs. Maybe the new Ducati Monster 821, which brings similar brawny aesthetics while packing a more manageable 821cc powertrain, will be more along your speed. Powered by a water-cooled, 821-cubic-centimeter Testastretta 11° V-twin engine, Ducati’s new naked model pushes out 112 horsepower and 65.9 pound-feet of torque. Sure, that’s not exactly the kind of numbers that will make [...]

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  • Axe Kevlar Shirt Adds A Layer Of Safety During Your Motorcycle Excursions In Summer

    Axe Kevlar Shirt Adds A Layer Of Safety During Your Motorcycle Excursions In Summer

    Warm weather is a great time to take out the motorcycle. Unless you enjoy the feeling of being in a sauna the whole day, however, it is a horrible time to ride around town while wearing your Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit. How do you keep yourself adequately protected while zipping through traffic on a two-wheeled crotch rocket? Maybe the Ace Kevlar Shirt can help. Made by Crave, it’s styled to look like a normal work shirt — the kind you wear [...]

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  • Futuristic Honda NM4 Motorcycle Features A Unique, Comfy-Looking Riding Position

    Futuristic Honda NM4 Motorcycle Features A Unique, Comfy-Looking Riding Position

    Sporting what Honda describes as a “neo-futuristic” design, the Honda NM4 is definitely one eye-catching motorcycle.   Not only does it bear styling that looks perfectly at home being ridden by a half-robot police officer from 2050, though, it could very well offer a more comfortable ride, too. With a seating position that Honda calls “cockpit-style,” it steers clear of the saddle-like seats you’ll find in everything from Ducatis to electric motorcycles, opting for a comfortable-looking wide seat.  That means, more [...]

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  • Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Looks Awesome, Brings Tron Lightcycle Pedigree

    Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Looks Awesome, Brings Tron Lightcycle Pedigree

    A while ago, Lotus, the storied sports car maker, announced they will be entering the motorcycle business in a huge way by delivering a “hyper bike.”  And now they have with the introduction of the Lotus C-01. If the vehicle’s lines remind you of the motorcycles from “Tron: Legacy,” that’s because it’s designed by Daniel Simon, the same guy responsible for fashioning the futuristic Lightcycles used in the movie.  Yep, it’s probably as close to a real-life Tron bike as [...]

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  • Ryno Microcycle Is A Lustworthy One Wheel Electric Motorcycle

    Ryno Microcycle Is A Lustworthy One Wheel Electric Motorcycle

    The first time we saw Ryno’s Unicycle, it looked like someone took one end of a motorcycle and chopped off the rest. Now that the company has unveiled its final design, it still looks like someone took one end of a motorcycle and chopped off the rest. Except with the new Ryno Microcycle, it looks like they chopped off a sporty big bike instead of a goofy-looking two-wheeler. Basically, it’s awesome. From the looks of things, they compressed an entire [...]

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  • Brutus 750 Is One Stunning, Mouth Watering Motorcycle

    Brutus 750 Is One Stunning, Mouth Watering Motorcycle

    If you’re going to call a motorcycle Brutus, it needs to be monstrous in size and beastly in stance.  That’s exactly what Caterham Bikes manages to deliver with their first motorcycle effort in the Brutus 750. Yep, this is the same Caterham that makes all those throwback roadsters.  Except they’re now dabbling in two-wheelers, all while retaining the same outlandish approach that made their automobiles such desirable creatures. Billed to deliver “flexibility and driving simplicity,” the Brutus 750 is an [...]

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  • Ducati Monster 1200 Delivers Breath-Taking Fun, Classic Naked Styling

    Ducati Monster 1200 Delivers Breath-Taking Fun, Classic Naked Styling

    Ducati’s naked motorcycles, with their elemental simplicity and structural efficiency, have long been among the marque’s biggest-sellers, proving a favorite among fans and custom bike builders alike.   And we don’t expect that to change with the new Ducati Monster 1200. The third-generation of Ducati’s naked motorcycle line, the bike is billed to “provide as much breath-taking fun” as your thirst for adventure can handle, all while bringing “versatility and modern relevance.”  Dressed in Ducati red with a red frame and [...]

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  • Ducati 1199 Superleggera: Lightest, Most Powerful Ducati Ever

    Ducati 1199 Superleggera: Lightest, Most Powerful Ducati Ever

    Ducati superbikes have always been famous for their lightweight footprints, but the latest from the Italian manufacturer gets even leaner.  Called the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, it’s the lightest superbike ever in the company’s long line of two-wheeled speed demons. Not only does it step things up by being leaner than the outfit’s previous superbikes, this limited-edition model is meaner, too.  Yep, posting a dry weight of 342 pounds isn’t impressive enough — the company claims it packs “the highest power-to-weight [...]

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  • Skully P1 Motorcycle Helmet Has Built-In HUD, Camera Provides Rear View, GPS And More

    Skully P1 Motorcycle Helmet Has Built-In HUD, Camera Provides Rear View, GPS And More

    Jetpacks, robot butlers, and flying cars have not quite made it into our version of the future yet.  And while that’s definitely sad, we’re not exactly bereft of the amazing technologies sci-fi, comic books, and video games have promised us.  So life is still good.  And if you want to feel like you’re in a more advanced future the next time you ride your custom cafe racer, we highly recommend putting on a Skully P1 Motorcycle Helmet. Arguably the motorcycle [...]

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  • The Bully Motorcycle By Deus Ex Machina Is A Work Of Art

    The Bully Motorcycle By Deus Ex Machina Is A Work Of Art

    Sometimes, a motorcycle just tells you itself what its name should be.  In the case of The Bully, what else can you call a heavyset cafe racer that shakes, thumps and pulls like a schoolyard kid with a seriously mean streak? Created by Woolie’s Workshop under Deus Ex Machina, the vehicle lived out its previous existence as a Buell Lightning X1 before getting into a collision that left the entire bike compromised.  To give it new life, the entire motorcycle [...]

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  • BMW R1200 GS Adventure Motorcycle Brings Serious Enduro, Off-Road Skills

    BMW R1200 GS Adventure Motorcycle Brings Serious Enduro, Off-Road Skills

    Some of us ride motorcycles for the speed thrills,  some because they’re cool as heck.  Others ride them for adventure on two wheels.  The 2014 BMW R1200 GS Adventure is aimed at that last group. The newest model in BMW Motorrad’s expedition motorcycle line, the vehicle combines the touring capabilities of the R1200 GS with serious off-road and endurance powers.  Whether you’re living on the road finding your place in the world, exploring a backwoods trail, or following your favorite [...]

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  • Bull Cycles Turns This Harley Sportster XL1200 Into A Gorgeous Café Racer

    Bull Cycles Turns This Harley Sportster XL1200 Into A Gorgeous Café Racer

    Want to turn a Harley into a café racer?  Yeah, that will elicit laughs.  It doesn’t mean you should give up on your custom motorcycle dreams of producing an art deco Harley, though.  As it turns out, it’s perfectly possible to do it right.  And that’s exactly what Illinois-based Bull Cycles has done with Zephyr. Using a donor 1995 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200, the motorcycle pairs art deco styling with the beastly power of a proper Harley, turning out a ride [...]

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  • Ducati 899 Panigale Combines Superbike Power With Streetbike Usability

    Ducati 899 Panigale Combines Superbike Power With Streetbike Usability

    You like the Ducati 1199 Panigale, but putting over 1000cc between your legs just doesn’t fill you with much confidence.  Don’t worry, we won’t tell your buddies.  We’re guessing you can still front like a badass speed freak with something a little more accessible and the Ducati 899 Panigale looks fit for the deed. Billed as a “Supermid” version of the flagship 1199, the vehicle pairs the thrill of a serious superbike with the more refined performance of an everyday [...]

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  • The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles And Their Builders

    The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles And Their Builders

    Can’t keep up with the increasingly busy world of custom motorcycles?  Hey, we get it — having over a hundred subscriptions on your feed reader doesn’t really make keeping up with the sweetest custom two-wheelers an easy affair.   Get them all in one place, instead, by picking up The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and their Builders, an upcoming hardcover reader. Created by the team behind Bike EXIF, one of our favorite websites to visit on daily basis , the book explores [...]

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  • Motoped Kit Helps You Build A Motorized Mountain Bike

    Motoped Kit Helps You Build A Motorized Mountain Bike

    You need a hobby.  Your mom told you so.  Your best bud told you so.  And your boss at work, showing uncharacteristic concern, told you so.  And by hobby, we don’t mean stalking your ex-girlfriend on Facebook like you’ve been doing the past two months.  Yeah, you really need a hobby.  If building your own motorized bicycle sounds like something that can take your attention from all the troubles in your head, you might want to get yourself a Motoped [...]

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  • Lazareth Turns The BMW R1200R Into A Neo-Retro Scrambler

    Lazareth Turns The BMW R1200R Into A Neo-Retro Scrambler

    The BMW R1200R is a sweet motorcycle when you get it stock, boasting serious cornering chops, classic looks, and a supremely comfortable riding experience.  Ludovic Lazareth’s latest custom build, though, turns the BMW R1200R into an entirely new beast. Commissioned by a French client who wanted a “neo-retro Scrambler,” the bike can be accurately described as a cross between a Scrambler and a cafe racer, combining modern elements with undeniably retro touches.  The bike’s dynamic is shifted entirely forward, using [...]

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  • Cool Reads: Impossible Collection Of Motorcycles

    Cool Reads: Impossible Collection Of Motorcycles

    We love books.  Especially books with big pictures.  Especially when those big pictures consist of the most awesome motorcycles ever created in the history of mankind.  That’s exactly the kind of book the Impossible Collection of Motorcycles is. Created by Ian Barry and Nicholas Stecher for Assouline Publishing, it’s a coffee table book that showcases 100 of the greatest motorcycles of the last century.  And while every dedicated motorcycle fan probably has a personal list of their own favorites, the [...]

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  • Sena SMH10R Is A Specialty Bluetooth Headset For Motorcycle Riders

    Sena SMH10R Is A Specialty Bluetooth Headset For Motorcycle Riders

    Using your Bluetooth headset works just fine when you’re using your BMW M.  When you decide to hit the road on two wheels, though, things get a little troublesome with that bulky earpiece getting in the way of your helmet.  The Sena SMH10R seeks to solve this problem. Designed specifically for motorcycle riders, it bears a form factor that’s smaller and less obtrusive than your standard Bluetooth headset.  That way, you get to don your favorite SpongeBob moto helmet, all while [...]

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  • Zero Motorcycles MMX Is An Off-Road Bike For Special Forces Clandestine Missions

    Zero Motorcycles MMX Is An Off-Road Bike For Special Forces Clandestine Missions

    Electric vehicles are not just for eco-conscious consumers, their quiet operation makes them ideal for military applications, too.  And that’s why the US Special Forces commissioned Zero Motorcycles to develop the MMX, the military’s next off-road stealth motorcycle. Going silently off-road isn’t the two-wheeled vehicle’s only special talents either:  it can also operate while submerged in water up to one meter deep, as well as possessing clandestine blackout capabilities (it comes with infrared lighting systems for use when the rider [...]

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  • 2014 Honda Grom Brings Big Bike Aggression In A Small Motorcycle

    2014 Honda Grom Brings Big Bike Aggression In A Small Motorcycle

    We’re not exactly sure what category the 2014 Honda Grom fits in. It’s 12 inch wheels remind us of Honda NSR 50 and NSF 100 mini bikes which are great beginner mini  bikes to get into motorcycle racing. Although it is too big for a monkey bike; a heck of a lot sportier than a scooter; and about 3/4 the size of a conventional street motorcycle.  Basically, it’s a small bike with big bike looks and a smattering of big [...]

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