The 300-horsepower Bienville Legacy looks like it was made for a movie but it’s the kickoff project from the newly formed American Design and Master Craft Initiative (ADMCi), a group of master builders funded by an eccentric entrepeneur. Only three of these bikes were built & the builders aim to set speed records at Bonneville with them before putting them up for sale.
On display at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan we found a new variant of Ducati’s flagship Diavel. In a limited-run of just 500 bikes, Ducati will offer a new Titanium edition of the 1100-CC cruiser and it’s absolutely loaded with titanium & carbon fiber and features redesigned air intakes, windscreen and mudguards.
Husqvarna just wheeled 2 sick bikes out at the EICMA cycle show in Milan: a pair of 401 concept machines designed by Austrian ID house Kiska. Both are lightweight & powered by a water-cooled 400cc motor in a trellis frame. The White Arrow is a streetfighter & the Black Arrow is a tough looking off-roader. If reactions at EICMA are positive, Husky says they’ll start production. via
With images leaked in the lead-up to the EICMA show in Milan next month, MV Agusta’s new Brutale Dragster 800 RR is the muscular Italian stallion everyone expected and then some. The lightweight 793-cc triple churns out 140 horses with a hefty 63 foot pounds of torque. The updated design features red anodized fork tubes, red-painted cylinder heads, and an all-new electronic quickshifter.
After the death of Buell Motorcycles in 2009, the crew at Magpul Motorworks began a project to reinvent the abandoned 1125R and 1125CRs, Buell’s last bikes. Their reinvented custom machine features a wild, new linkage fork front-end, cockpit set-up, exhaust & tail section in a limited run of just 47 bikes.
Despite the versatility of a scrambler-style bike, there are very few factory-built scramblers on the market but soon there will be another. This week at the Intermoto expo in Cologne, Ducati unveils its new 803-cc Scrambler in 4 different trims, ranging from the 70s-inspired Classic edition to the dirt-craving Urban Enduro edition. Starting at $8595, the new Scrambler is the lowest priced bike in the Ducati lineup.
Roland Sands Design took a sparkling new 2014 Indian Chieftain and completely desconstructed the 800 pound beast to create a nimble 1930s race-inspired board tracker. This meant building everything but the engine from scratch: a new frame with a single-sided rigid rear-end, new hand-built titanium exhaust, gas tank, & springer front-end, electrical overhaul, etc.
If you want a one-off custom Harley, here’s another compelling reason to choose Taiwan-based Rough Crafts for your build. What was once a stock Dyna Street Bob is now called Urban Cavalry. On top of loads of performance mods, the RC crew gave this bike a new front-end, a handmade tail section, a titanium 2-into-1 exhaust and more. via
The Hellcat Speedster looks more like a normal motorcycle than any bike Confederate Motorcycles has ever made. But it’s definitely a cut above. Surrounding its 2163cc V-twin powerplant is a sculptural mix of billet aluminum and carbon fiber. Each bike is handmade to order in limited numbers in Alabama, USA.