12 years after retiring the iconic XRV750 Africa Twin, the bike that basically created the “adventure bike” category, Honda is finally bringing it back for 2016 as the CRF1000L. Proven to be one of the most reliable off-road machines ever made, the new Africa Twin features a 6-speed 998cc parallel twin & is outfitted with a full array of updated performance features. via
The new XSR700 is Yamaha’s answer to the Ducati Scrambler; a versatile, parallel-twin roadster that blends old school styling, like the single round head & tail lamps, with modern tech & performance.
What started life as an old Yamaha XS650 was transformed by Italy’s Auto Fabrica into a low, sleek, minimalist machine featuring a swooping, hand-shaped exhaust and custom gas tank along with a totally rebuilt, raked, and lowered frame.
Half-bike, half-motorcycle, Bultaco’s new 2200-watt Brinco E-bike offers 3 riding modes, giving you the option of pedaling or effortless cruising with a range from 18-50 miles depending on how hard you want to work, if at all. Top speed 37 MPH. Recharges fully in 3 hours.
One of the most coveted original Harley-Davidson bikes is this ultra-rare 1907 H-D “Strap Tank” model, and this one is about to go up for auction. It’s pristine, featuring original paint & is considered the finest surviving example of Harley’s early bikes.
Kott Mototrcycles is an LA–based garage specializing in restoration & fabrication based around Honda’s iconic 70s-era CB bikes. Their super-clean custom café builds highlight the motor & mechanics while simplifying the outline and frame geometry. The result: 40-year old CBs that look like they just rolled off the showroom floor.
Made of leather with an elasticized strap, the Shifter Boot Protector by Held slides over your shifting foot to protect the toe of your boots from scuffs & scrapes.
The Moto Guzzi V7 has become a popular candidate for customization and apparently the iconic Italian brand is encouraging it. They’re now offering 4 distinct factory custom kits with high-quality Italian-made parts: The Dapper, The Dark Rider, The Scrambler, and The Legend. From tins to exhaust to bars and performance parts, these kits give you everything you need to make it your own.
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.