The RPHA11 motorcycle helmet from HJC is now available with Star Wars-inspired paint jobs featuring Kylo Ren & Boba Fett. These DOT-approved high performance helmets are packed with HJC’s best features including fog-resistant visor lenses and Advanced Channeling Ventilation System (ACVS) that improves airflow and releases humidity through vents in the back of the helmet.
BrakeFree is an ultra-bright smart LED brake light that mounts onto the back of your helmet and has built-in sensors that automatically light up to let other drivers know whenever you’re braking, engine braking, or downshifting. Unlike your bike’s taillight, BrakeFree is at eye level, so it’s easier to see. It’s an additional safety feature—motorcyclists need those—and it requires no wired installation or connected apps. A funded Indiegogo.
Powered by a supercharged 2.1 liter, 2097cc V-twin that pumps out 210 horses, the handbuilt Valiant SC from Hesketh Cycles is a high-end custom built in the British racing tradition with only the best components. The Hesketh name earned a heavy rep as a Formula powerhouse in the 1970s. Today, they’re building bikes like these in very limited numbers.
The latest addition to Harley’s entry-level Street series lineup is the Street Rod. It got a fresh chassis and styling plus a re-tuned motor. The high output, water-cooled V-twin Revolution X 750 engine has been dialed in to produce 18% more power & a bit more torque than the original Street 750.
Designed & built for the factory team with the sole purpose of earning Indian the AMA Flat Track title, the race-tuned FTR750 Scout will now be available to the public-at-large. Two important details: it is not road legal and the price tag is $50K. Let’s hope that this offering hints at a road legal (& more affordable) version of the Scout in the not-too-distant future.
Built by Brooklyn-based resto-mod master Stefano Venier, this bike was transformed from a chunky 80s-era cruiser into a sleek and stripped down classic silhouette. It’s a Kawasaki KZ1000 but the lowered stance, modified tank & race-inspired front fairing, plus the bobbed & cleaned up rear-end change the look entirely. Updated suspension, electrics, & brakes add modern performance. via
No chrome. That’s the defining feature of Harley’s 2017 Road King Special. Powered by the new Milwaukee twin cam 108 C.I. powerplant, this iconic hard-bag cruiser is 10% more powerful than the outgoing model and along with its stripped-down & blacked-out styling it features a street-sweeping lowered stance.
Blending classic looks with modern technology, Austrian custom garage NCT Motorcycles turned Ducati’s racy 140-horsepower 848 EVO into a retro-inspired café bike. They stripped all the original bodywork & fabbed a custom sub-frame and aluminum tail unit that features a custom leather & fabric seat and embedded LED taillights. Stock shocks were replaced with Öhlins front & rear, a custom exhaust was designed & built, and lots of other small details transformed this Italian rooster from standard to stunning. source
The Desert Sled is the newest variant of Ducati’s 803-cc retro Scrambler. It’s a well-equipped street legal enduro set-up that features a higher seat position, reinforced frame and fully adjustable suspension, an engine protector and spoked wheels that wear Pirelli’s new Scorpion Rally STR tires.
At the heart of this American-made custom & handcrafted cruiser is a 117-inch (1917cc) S&S X-Wedge V-Twin powerplant. The sharp, industrial lines and minimalist styling is the handiwork of master builders Edward Jacobs & Francois-Xavier Terny. It’s fitted with Öhlins forks up front and a hidden monoshock in the rear. Brembo 4-piston calipers put the brakes on the cruiser’s beefy 110-feet lb. of torque. Not available until 2018 but that gives you time to save up.