Motorcycles

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    Indian Springfield at werd.com

    Indian Springfield

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    Named for the Massachusetts town where Indian Motorcycles began, the Springfield blends classic Indian looks with modern comfort & performance. This all-new model is designed to quickly convert from cruiser to bagger & back in mere minutes. It features a quick-release windshield, passenger seat, and hard cases as well as adjustable suspension easily adjusted to suit your payload.

    Alta Motors Redshift at werd.com

    Alta Motors Redshift

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    Created by a team of riders, racers, engineers, & designers, this is the electric bike the motocross crowd has been waiting for. Currently in pre-order status, the Redshift MX & SM (Supermoto) bikes from San Francisco-based Alta Motors boast the parts, features, & specs of modern motocrossers powered by a lightweight, torquey electric motor that will hit 80MPH.

    Energica EVA Electric Streetfighter at werd.com

    Energica EVA Electric Streetfighter

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    Modena, Italy is exporting more than premium olive oil these days. The city’s Motor Valley is also turning out some of the world’s best electric motorcycles. The EVA Streetfighter is the second production bike from Energica Motors. Aggressive, Italian styling is evident but power comes from a quiet, 95 hp (71 kW) electric motor that gives the EVA a top speed of 124MPH with varying performance options in 4 different drive modes.

    Bandit9 AVA at werd.com

    Bandit9 AVA

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    There’s nothing else out there that looks like a Bandit9 bike, and the Saigon-based custom house has done it again with their Honda 125-based AVA build. This little scoot is a true limited custom built from the ground up with heaps of hand-built parts like the unibody, swingarm and front cowl; all rendered in shining chrome.

    Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent at werd.com

    Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent

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    Ducati and the eyewear brand Italia Independent put their heads together to create this limited edition Scrambler. It features a special Night Copper color scheme, showcased on tank side panels, the tubular frame, & alloy wheels. The motor got blacked out & growls through a 2-into-1 Termignoni pipe. Zero drag bars and a mini cafe windshield complete the build. 1,077 units available.

    BMW R NineT Scrambler at werd.com

    BMW R NineT Scrambler

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    People seem to like the café style of the original R NineT, so BMW built a new variation to unveil this week at the EICMA motorcycle expo in Milan. The R NineT Scrambler is powered by the same 1.17-liter boxer twin but features larger wheels & a high-sweeping exhaust for off-road detours. Analog instruments, a rounded headlight, and low-key colors highlight the powerplant.