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Spanish Flyer: A Honda CB1000R tweaked for the track

For power junkies , the Honda CB1000R is one of the best roadsters on the market today. The build quality is superlative, the Fireblade-derived inline four pumps out a stonking 143 hp, and the Showa suspension is top-notch. We’re on the fence when it comes to the ‘neo sports café’ styling though. So news of a custom competition to revamp the CB1000R piqued our interest at EXIF HQ. Dealer competitions are usually a bit hit-and-miss, but the standard is remarkably high in this one. It’s run ...
Tags: Custom Motorcycles, Flat Track, Honda motorcycles


What the First Reviews Say About the 2020 Suzuki Katana

The Consensus Is Pretty Positive Suzuki has revived the Katana name and added it to a new bike that pays homage to the old one in the styling department. It’s a unique blend of modern styling and design with somewhat retro aesthetics. Honda is doing the same thing with its Neo Cafe Racer line, and now Suzuki is tapping into its heritage. Smart move Suzuki. The bike gets a 999cc 2005-2008-generation GSX-R1000 engine. That engine makes 150 hp and nearly 80 lb-ft of torque. Is that the most out th...
Tags: Motorcycle News, Suzuki, 2020 Suzuki Katana


BIRD OF PRAY. Hookie’s Evil ‘Crow’ Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson In just about every ancient culture that spans the globe exists a mythology around the crow, and it almost always leads to death and destruction. So imagine yourself sitting alone in the middle of the night, stopped at a red light in the bad part of town, when as if from nowhere this blacked out harbinger of death rolls up beside you. Lean, mean and snarling through its pipes, comes this blacked-out beast from Dresden’s Hookie Co. A ’91 Honda CB750 that’ll drag you d...
Tags: Cafe Racer, Classic, CB750, Germany, Honda, Hookie Co


Deus Ex Machina’s New Film Trailer Is Exactly What We Expected

Custom Bikes, Surf Boards, and Bros Deus Ex Machina is a postmodernist, hipster’s wet dream. It’s an awesome custom bike shop, a surf shop, a cafe, a gear and apparel seller, and now it’s put out a film. Based in Los Angles, California, the company made a movie that’s perfectly “on brand,” so to speak. It’s full of surfer bros, killer bikes, and cool old vehicles all on a road trip. The film is called Death Rides a Horse, which is a tribute of sorts (blatant ripoff of the name) of a late ’60s W...
Tags: Motorcycle News, Dues Ex Machina


Dues Ex Machina’s New Film Trailer Is Exactly What We Expected

Custom Bikes, Surf Boards, and Bros Dues Ex Machina is a postmodernist, hipster’s wet dream. It’s an awesome custom bike shop, a surf shop, a cafe, a gear and apparel seller, and now it’s put out a film. Based in Los Angles, California, the company made a movie that’s perfectly “on brand,” so to speak. It’s full of surfer bros, killer bikes, and cool old vehicles all on a road trip. The film is called Death Rides a Horse, which is a tribute of sorts (blatant ripoff of the name) of a late ’60s W...
Tags: Motorcycle News, Dues Ex Machina


Honda Reveals Electric Dirt Bike Prototype

Could This Change Everything? Honda is a dominant force in the motorcycle world. It’s changed the course of the industry in the past, and now I wonder if they’re about to do it again. Meet the Honda CR Electric prototype. The publication Moto-Station recently shared some images of the bike at a Honda presentation at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. While there aren’t many details to speak of at all at this point in the game, Honda stated it’s a 250cc equivalent. The bike looks a lot like its gas-powe...
Tags: Motorcycle News, Honda, Honda CR electric prototype


Noise Cycle’s rad Street Rod 750 tracker gets a revamp

In the world of professional motorcycle racing, development is a constant grind. Hooligan flat track racing is the same. But here, the upgrades are done by racers and builders on tight budgets. Not massive teams of engineers with eighteen-wheeler trucks full of SnapOn tools. So we’re fascinated by the way Scott ‘T-Bone’ Jones of Noise Cycles has rebuilt his fire-breathing Street Rod 750 tracker. It’s the same 2017-spec XG750M he raced with last year—but it’s evolved radically since then. A...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Harley-davidson, Husqvarna, Yamaha, Scott, Rod, Vance Hines, Racing Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Street, Noise Cycles, Scott T Bone Jones, Flat Track, Brandon Gonz Gonzalez, Gonz


Could Triumph Be Working On an Electric Trident?

The Resurgence of an Icon as an Electric The Triumph Trident was a high-performance model that helped define the company during the late ’60s and early ’70s. The bike is well-loved by those that remember it. Now it seems there could be a new Trident on its way. According to MoreBikes, there’s a rumor going around of Triumph working on a new Trident, and it’s powered by electricity. This could be awesome. Granted, the rumor from MoreBikes is that there’s a patent for the design floating around o...
Tags: Motorcycles, Triumph, Motorcycle News, Triumph Trident


Royal Enfield Himalayan Gets North American Updates

ABS and a New Color Are Coming Stateside The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the well-received little adventure bike that I’m super thrilled to see sold in North America. The company decided to make some updates to the North American version of the bike recently. The Himalayan now comes with standard ABS. It also gains a new color. Royal Enfield rolled these updates out on the bike in India last year according to ADV Pulse. The updates must have proved to make sense if the company decided to bring t...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, North America, Granite, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield Himalayan, Royal Enfield, Adventure Bike


WERKING CLASS. Schlachtwerk’s Kawasaki W650 Racer

Written by Marlon Slack Schlachtwerk’s Tommy Thöring is obsessed with the Kawasaki W650. As everyone should be. They’re dead reliable, have handling so neutral it could be described as ‘Swiss’ and look more like a Triumph than a Triumph could ever hope to. If you’re in Germany and you own a Dub you want chopped into something special, it’s Schlachtwerk’s number you’d be punching in your phone. And here’s a great example as to why – their latest creation built around a 2000 Kawasaki W650 dubbe...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Australia, Germany, Motorcycles, Sprint, Kawasaki, CNC, Tommy, Racer, Café Racer, Schlachtwerk, Christine Gabler, Werking, Tommy Thöring, Marlon Slack Schlachtwerk


How Companies Learned to Stop Fearing Trump’s Twitter Wrath

Two years into President Trump’s term, many businesses appear to be increasingly prioritizing their balance sheets over political backlash caused by his efforts to compel them to build and hire.
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Automobiles, Trump, Organized Labor, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Factories and Manufacturing, Postal Service and Post Offices, Motor Bikes and Motorscooters, Stop Fearing Trump


Pure and simple: A Bonneville T120 from Central Java

The 21st century motorcycle is a complex beast, crammed with electronics and trick engineering in the name of one-upmanship and regulatory approval. But there’s something strangely compelling in the simplicity of an older bike from less complicated times. And they don’t come more stripped down than this 1972 T120 from Pitstop Motor Werk. Pitstop is a team of three led by an Indonesian builder called Agung. They’re based in the hot and humid province of Central Java, and like most Indonesi...
Tags: Usa, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Motorcycles, Barnett, Bsa, Bosch, Kawasaki Ninja, Meriden, CDI, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Triumph motorcycles, Triumph Bobber, Agung, Pitstop


Lazareth LMV 496 La Moto Volante Rides and Flies

By Road or Air La Moto Volante Will Get You There Have you ever been riding along and got stuck behind a lot of traffic? That’s where a flying motorcycle would come in handy. Well, now there’s the Lazareth LMV 496 La Moto Volante, which is “the flying motorcycle” in French. It’s a bike that can transform from a motorcycle into a flying vehicle.  Unlike Jetpack Aviation’s Speeder we recently reported on La Moto Volante uses 96,000-rpm JetCat jet turbine in each wheel hub. This allows the wheels ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Lazareth, New Atlas, Lazareth La Moto Volante, Air La Moto Volante, La Moto Volante However


Will KTM Build an 890cc Engine?

Is There Room in the Lineup? KTM has its new 790 parallel twin engine that it’s putting in bikes. The company has also said it’s working on a 500cc engine, but now it seems there could be an 890cc engine joining the KTM ranks. According to Asphalt and Rubber, KTM might use the 790 engine and bump up the displacement thanks to a larger bore and longer stroke inside the crankcase. Having said that, it would more or less be the same engine just with some additional displacement, making room for mo...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, KTM, Motorcycle News, KTM 790, Rubber KTM


QUICK SILVER. Stephen Brisken’s Ducati 900 SS Cafe

Written by Andrew Jones How many 21-year-olds do you know with a killer workshop and an amazing bike collection? The answer is probably zero. That’s because – unlike other things in life – getting older seems to be a distinct benefit in the bike scene. With no more kids, years of riding experience under your belt and the mortgage paid off, many of us find ourselves in a position where those dream bikes we’ve always wanted are finally within reach. Not only that, but you also have the time to ...
Tags: Craigslist, California, America, Motorcycles, Ducati, West Coast, Stephen, Classic, Steve, Southern California, Steven, Andrew Jones, Racer, Café Racer, 900ss, Stephen Brisken


Dainese Launches New Dainese Experience Training Program With Valentino Rossi

Improve Your Skills In the Best Way Possible On April 17 at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, the Dainese Experience will begin. It’s a series of training events for riders of all skill levels that will help them improve their skills. The master classes will take a group of riders, divide them up by skill level, and then provide training from some of the best instructors and riders around the world. The Dainese VR46 Class will be an exclusive opportunity to learn from nine-time World C...
Tags: Motorcycles, Valentino Rossi, Dainese, Motorcycle News, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Marco Bezzecchi, Dainese Experience, Misano World Circuit Dainese, Marco Simoncelli Foundation, Franco Morbidelli Luca Marini Lorenzo Baldassarri


Bardahl Special: A ’48 Harley bobber from Switzerland

Where is the line between meticulous and just plain nuts? Because we’re sure Albert ‘Ash’ Aeschlimann crossed it at some point during this astounding build. What started out as a simple ’48 Panhead frame turned into a seven-year project—with hardly any of the original bike remaining. Doing things ‘the right way’ is an essential part of Ash’s day job. He’s a technician at a major science museum in Switzerland, and before that, he studied architecture and worked as a carpenter. After hours, he ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ford, Switzerland, Ash, Honda, Smith, Harley, Allen, Panhead, TIG, Larry, Harley-davidson, Heiwa, Custom Motorcycles, Marc Schneider, Billy Lane


Bardahl Special: A ’48 Panhead from Switzerland

Where is the line between meticulous and just plain nuts? Because we’re sure Albert ‘Ash’ Aeschlimann crossed it at some point during this astounding build. What started out as a simple ’48 Panhead frame turned into a seven-year project—with hardly any of the original bike remaining. Doing things ‘the right way’ is an essential part of Ash’s day job. He’s a technician at a major science museum in Switzerland, and before that, he studied architecture and worked as a carpenter. After hours, he...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ford, Switzerland, Ash, Honda, Smith, Harley, Allen, Panhead, TIG, Larry, Harley-davidson, Heiwa, Custom Motorcycles, Marc Schneider, Billy Lane


Is JetPack Aviation’s The Speeder the Bike of the Future?

A Flying Motorcycle Would be Awesome I’m a bit of a sucker for big ideas. I love the thought of a flying motorcycle, so The Speeder from JetPack Aviation is right up my alley. From the Jetsons to Star Wars flying cars and motorcycles have pretty much always been in people mind as the next big thing in transportation that always seems to be a decade or so away. Well, JetPack Aviation, a Californian company, may have finally cracked the flying bike code.  The Speeder features five jet engines und...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Jetpack Aviation, JetPack Aviation The Speeder, The Speeder, Well JetPack Aviation


Suzuki Is Working on “Anti-Accident” Radar Reflectors

Car Tech Making Its Way to Bikes Many cars on sale today feature all kinds of radar technology designed to help prevent accidents. It seems now that Suzuki is planning on adding similar technology to its motorcycles. According to the Italian publication Motociclismo, the company is currently working on adding radar reflectors to its motorcycles. The publication cited some patents that Suzuki recently filed. Suzuki’s system is different than some of the other radar technology out there. Instead ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Suzuki, Motorcycle News, Motociclismo, Safety Tech, Radar Reflectors


Animal Farm. Purpose Built Moto’s Yamaha XT250 MX Scrambler

Written by Tom Gilroy When you mention a Yamaha XT to any bike enthusiast a few things come to mind. Yamaha’s XT series set the bar in off-road racing for a long time, and since then they’ve been synonymous with durability, performance and reliability. So of course, I have one rolled into the garage that looks anything but. Ex-farm bike. Rolling chassis, motor, box of parts and three words, “Make a scrambler.” The easy route would have been to mount a nice, rounded fender and a run-of-the-...
Tags: Facebook, Australia, Motorcycles, Brisbane, Classic, Scrambler, Moto, Jamie, Yamaha, Bruce, Pipeburn, Tom Gilroy, Koso, Purpose Built, XT250, FMF Powercore


Fuell’s Flow Can Go 125 Miles Per Charge and has Removable Batteries

Not the Best But Nothing to Sneeze At We recently reported on the Fuell electric motorcycle called the Flow. Fuell is a company put together by former Harley engineer Erik Buell and Francois-Xavier Terny. Together the two have created one of the more interesting electric motorcycle startups out there. There will be a mix of both lightweight urban electric bikes and full-blown electric motorcycles. One of the company’s first models is the Flow. We reported on the Flow’s unique wheel motor not lo...
Tags: New York City, Motorcycles, Harley, Erik Buell, Fuell, Francois Xavier Terny


Installation Service at ‘Amazon Approved’ Motorcycle Dealerships

Now You Don’t Have to Install Those Parts Yourself Did you just find the perfect set of new tires for your bike on Amazon? Do you not really want to put them on yourself? Soon you’ll be able to go to an Amazon-approved dealership to have the work done. An article at YouMotorcycle, shed some light on the new service connected to Amazon. Apparently, when you check out at one of the world’s largest online retailers, you’ll soon start seeing the option to select to have the parts installed at a dea...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Australia, Canada, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Maintenance, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Tires, Installation Service


A small celebration

Today, our local Spitfire (yes, we have one!) celebrated ten years of flying since her restoration and luckily I spotted the post on Facebook.  As you can see from the below, there were questions on whether this celebration should go ahead but I like that second paragraph: So, I raced home after work and grabbed my camera and tore out to Ohakea on the Tenere (glad I had chosen her today [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Videos, Motorcycles, Aircraft, Pictures, Andrew Thomson, Off Topic


Fighting Talk: Harley design boss Brad Richards

Harley-Davidson is under a microscope right now: its every move is dissected, examined and critiqued. And there have been plenty of moves lately. They’ve killed the Dyna while relaunching the Softail. They’ve announced a barrage of new models, including the Livewire. But although revenue is holding up at the moment, sales figures have been declining for several years—and were down 10% in 2018. It’s a challenging time for the Motor Company. So I sat down in Milwaukee with Harley’s VP of Styl...
Tags: Interviews, Milwaukee, Spain, Motorcycles, Ford, Briggs, Harley-davidson, Joe, Exif, Ford Motor Company, Harley, Yamaha, Stratton, Brad, Custom, Brad Richards


Saturday

Went for a ride today.  No photos, no video, no blog. A lot on our minds here today. [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Rant, Andrew Thomson


This BMW R nineT is a homage to Rickman Métisse

In the world of vintage desert sleds, the Rickman Triumph Métisse reigns supreme. It was a pretty legit scrambler in its day, and also one of best-looking motorcycles from that era. For VTR Customs boss Dani Weidmann, though, there’s an even deeper connection. Back in the 80s, 17-year-old Dani took an apprenticeship at a company called Meier & Lutziger—the Swiss importer of Rickman frames and parts. Dani fell in love with the classy design of these throwback sleds. When the VTR Customs cr...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, Rickman, Dani, Stefano, Magura, VTR, Kellermann, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Wilbers, Brauchli, VTR Customs


Get 20 Percent Off an AGV Helmet By Trading In Your Old One

Get Rid of That Old Lid and Get a Good Deal For a limited time, AGV is offering people a pretty good deal. All you need to do is bring in your old helmet to one of its physical stores and you’ll get 20 percent off of a new AGV helmet. AGV calls its program Trade And Save. It’s pretty self-explanatory. There’s not a lot to figure out here. The only catch is that you have to be near one of the physical locations for the Dainese stores. Dainese owns AGV, so that’s why you can walk into the store t...
Tags: Los Angeles, Motorcycles, Dallas, North America, Dainese, Belleville, Motorcycle News, AGV, Trade and Save, AGV helmets, Roberto Sadowsky, AGV North America, Canada Motorcycle Mall


FIM Enel MotoE World Cup to be Rescheduled After Fire

It Will Still be In 2019 The devastating fire that claimed the vast majority of the equipment and materials for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup forced officials to announce that the race will be moved to a later date. According to Superbike News, MotoE will still race in 2019 but a revised calendar will need to be created for the sport. The championships will not be at Circuito de Jerez as part of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España as was officially planned. The race could still happen in Spain, a...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Enel, Circuito de Jerez, Motorcycle News, Gran Premio Red Bull de España, MotoE Championships, MotoE, FIM Enel


JEWEL, BRITANNIA. Old Empire’s ‘Gypsy’ Honda CB360 Cafe Racer

Written by Marlon Slack When you’re as good as Suffolk’s Old Empire Motorcycles you don’t need to go hunting for work. Hell, their incredible history of customising classic motorcycles has customers practically begging them to create a bike. And that’s what’s happened with their latest creation, a 1976 Honda CB360 that the client had to harass, harangue and coerce them into building. And we’re all the better for it. The customer initially approached the team after ogling one of their first...
Tags: Facebook, England, Motorcycles, ALEC, States, Honda, Richard, Classic, Suffolk, Don, CNC, Rafe, Café Racer, CB360, Kustom Tech, CB250