Surprisingly, this boxy bike wasn’t built for some retro 70s sc-fi film. It’s an art project made by Jakarta-based Thrive Motorcycles that beneath its completely custom-fabbed exterior is a nimble, little Yamaha 225-cc called a Scorpio. via
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.
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.