Motorcycles

    The Dark Knight’s Batpod up for Auction at werd.com

    The Dark Knight’s Batpod up for Auction

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    When Joker blasted Batman’s Tumbler with an RPG in The Dark Knight, the Batpod auxiliary escape vehicle emerged from the wreckage. Now the actual Batpod used in the movie is going up for auction. Of course the cannons don’t work but everything else does. Built by the film’s special effects supervisor Chris Corbould, it features a completely custom chassis and is powered by a 750-cc Honda motor. Is it road legal? Does that even matter? Available September 27.

    Deus Ex Machina Ago TT at werd.com

    Deus Ex Machina Ago TT

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    Named for 10-time Isle Of Man TT champ Giacomo Agostini, this new track-only bike from Deus is based off an MV Agusta Brutal 800rr and loaded with race-specific custom components including an aluminum fuel tank, tubular subframe, Beringer hand controls, and a custom Öhlins rear shock. Sure looks fun.

    Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress at werd.com

    Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    The bold Italian styling of the just-unveiled Moto Guzzi MGX-21 sets it clearly apart from retro-inspired cruisers Harley, Indian, & Victory are known for. This new Guzzi bagger is based on the brand’s long-standing 1400 cc California cruiser & features generous use of carbon fiber—fairing, panniers, fenders, even the front wheel. Red cylinder heads and Brembo brakes contrast the matte, all-black paint scheme.

    Unit Garage sKrambler Kits at werd.com

    Unit Garage sKrambler Kits

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    The 80s-era BMW K100 is a fairly unexciting dad-bike built for reliable road cruising. But, now that it’s reached middle age, it’s becoming a popular, affordable custom platform. Italy’s Unit Garage is now offering garage-build kits that convert the K100 into a classic 70s style scrambler, with a high-exit 4-into-1 exhaust, a shortened seat assembly, bobbed fenders, moto bars, Dakar-style graphics and more. via

    Motoped Survival at werd.com

    Motoped Survival

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    You can tell the cop it’s “technically a bike” and it is. See the pedals? But with it’s tuned 49-cc (or optional 125-cc motor) this “bike” is gonna get you there quick. The whole thing is overbuilt to handle the speed & support weight of the drivetrain: adjustable forks, 4-piston hydraulic brakes, & 3-inch wide rims. A rear rack is built for carrying cargo & additional fuel to take you up to 300 miles without hitting a gas station.

    Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario at werd.com

    Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    For 90 years, Ducati has been setting the standard in Italian motorcycle design. To celebrate their 90th, they’ve built a limited edition birthday bike: a 1299 Panigale S Anniversario, featuring the race-tuned 205 HP SuperQuadro 1285cc engine, retro racing graphics, & gold Marchesini rims. Only 500 of these bikes will be made.

    Venier Customs Moto Guzzi V7 at werd.com

    Venier Customs Moto Guzzi V7

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    Brooklyn-based custom bike builder Stefano Venier turned his hand to Moto Guzzi’s popular modern classic, the V7. His subtle but stunning re-do cleaned up the clunkier bits of this Italian 750. His tweaks included new aluminum bodywork, an elongated tank and seat, as well as a shaved rear fender with a stealth, integrated LED tail light. Fresh rubber & new forks, plus a bit of blacking-out here & there. via

    BMW Motorrad R5 Hommage at werd.com

    BMW Motorrad R5 Hommage

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    To celebrate the 80th anniversary of a certified classic, BMW Motorrad has created a beautiful homage concept bike that captures the look of the 1936 R5 by blending old-school engineering with modern technology.

    Jamesville’s Harley FX Shovelhead Cafe Racer at werd.com

    Jamesville’s Harley FX Shovelhead Cafe Racer

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    A bobbed and cafe’d full-size Harley is unfortunately a pretty rare sight. Especially one as properly proportioned as this FX Super-Glide built by James Roper-Caldbeck. Stripped down, lowered, fitted with a custom mini-fairing, exhaust and tail section, along with a power-boosting Super Stock ignition system, he finished the 80s-inspired build with a sporty black/silver/red paint scheme. via

    Diamond Atelier Mark II at werd.com

    Diamond Atelier Mark II

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    Munich’s Diamond Atelier is a custom garage specializing in low, lean, no BS builds. Their limited edition Mark II series is based on a BMW 2-valve Monolever generation bike with either an 800 or 1000cc motor. Then comes frame mods, a custom fabbed tail section, lower forks, and loads of other style & performance options. Only 10 Mark II bikes will be made.

    Onyx Blade by Rough Crafts at werd.com

    Onyx Blade by Rough Crafts

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    With its sporty 689cc parallel twin, Yamaha’s FZ-07 makes a versatile platform for customization. Taipei’s Rough Crafts workshop took it to the limit with their muscular, matte-grey Onyx Blade. A completely custom-built tank, tail & front end section, new adjustable front shocks & stacks of other custom bits turned a stock, mid-weight street bike into a mean, traffic dodging machine. via

    Velomacchi Speedway Roll-top Pack at werd.com

    Velomacchi Speedway Roll-top Pack

    Posted in Bags and Gear and Motorcycles

    Designed for the serious rider, the water-tight, 25-liter Speedway roll-top pack from Velomacchi keeps your cargo close to your center of gravity and features a 3-point rotating harness & a torso size adjustment cam lock system. A magnetic sternum coupler provides hands-free closure & the shoulder straps tuck away when not in use.

    2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster at werd.com 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster at werd.com

    2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    For the newest 1200cc member of the Sportster family, Harley ditched the chrome and tweaked the tech & performance specs. The frame rake is slightly steeper & the front end got a set of 43mm inverted forks & dual disks. For deeper lean angles, they gave the Roadster more clearance and suspension travel. Black cast aluminum wheels and engine cases finish this factory-custom bare knuckle build.

    Deus The Midnight Rambler at werd.com

    Deus The Midnight Rambler

    Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

    For Deus’ custom bike builder Jeremy Tagand, the hard part of creating his tracker-style Ramblers is finding the rare & highly sought Kawasaki W650 donor bike. From there it’s easy (for him). Add vintage-style motocross bars & hand-rolled fenders, a ceramic-coated exhaust, & lots of black powder coat. The end result: a classic tracker look with urban appeal.

    Motorcycle Bivouac at werd.com

    Motorcycle Bivouac

    Posted in Gear and Motorcycles

    Handmade in Switzerland, the Motorcycle Bivouac is a minimalist camp shelter that uses your parked bike for one of its walls. This compact cordura tarp tent keeps you out of the elements & also keeps your bike seat dry. When it’s time to get back in the saddle, it rolls up neatly and lashes to your handebars for the next leg of the journey. Another funded Kickstarter.