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.
Aside from the engine, which comes from a Honda 125 SuperSport, nearly every piece of this new bike from Bandit9 is handmade. The metallic unibody is made from a single block of aluminum & for the creation of the high-gloss, waterproof, burl wood side panels, the Bandit9 boys recruited a guitar luthier & a yacht maker. It’s all bespoke, from the suede seat to the alloy exhaust and only 9 of these little city-street rippers will be made.
The newest Polaris-built Indian is The Scout, a model that hadn’t been revamped since it was dubbed “the world’s fastest Indian” back in 1967. Unveiled this week at Sturgis, the man-sized classic cruiser weighs in at a hefty 562-pounds, powered by a 1133cc V-twin that churns out 100 horsepower.