Now we’re talking. Mission Motorcycles’ new R & limited edition RS models may be the breakthrough bikes that finally make you look twice at an electric motorcycle. Not only are they the most advanced electric bikes ever put into production, they’re also made in the USA. At one-tenth the size of a traditional gas motor, the MM InfiniteDrive powertrain will hit 150 MPH. And it does so silently.
Celebrating 40 years of its most iconic bike, the R 90 S, BMW has recreated & updated their classic superbike with the help of California custom king Roland Sands. While the powertrain and performance parts are modern, cutting edge Beemer equipment, the classic fairing, tank, tail & Daytona Orange paint are all Roland Sands’ handiwork.
Adventure. It’s what we love about motorcycles. Just hit the road and be gone. And with the shaft-drive 1215CC Triumph Tiger Explorer XC, you can ride in comfort to the ends of the earth. With ABS braking & cruise control, this bike is built for the long haul, plus it’s factory-equipped to peel off the freeway and climb up a mountainside without skipping a beat. via
You know the old joke about mopeds and how they’re fun to ride? Well, the new Honda Grom sorta settles that dilemma. It’s large enough not to be mistaken for a moped or a mini-bike, but its gas-sipping, 125CC single-cylinder motor makes it nearly as cheap to run as a bicycle. Only faster.
40 years ago, iconic Italian cycle brand Moto Guzzi won the contract to produce fleet bikes for the California Highway Patrol. It was an unprecedented honor for a foreign brand; a deal that helped Guzzi gain prominence in the US market. Their 2014 California 1400 pay homage to the bike’s legendary style & includes the latest in Guzzi technology. It’s available in a Custom or dressed Touring version, neither of which look at all like a cop bike.
We checked with some experts and it’s confirmed: this is a motorcycle. As you can plainly see, the guys at Birmingham, Alabama’s Confederate motorcycles are playing by their own rules when it comes to bike design. They’ll only make 7 of these big-bore V-twin R135 Wraith Combat models, so if you think you’d know what to do with this thing, you better jump in line.
You might remember Zeus & Apollo and a few other figures from Greek mythology but what about Hephaestus? No? Umm, the god of Blacksmiths, duh. This raw metal creation from Beijing-based custom garage Bandit 9 is named for the obscure Greek god & it’s based off a 400cc Japanese version of Honda’s Hawk GT from the late 80s. It got a complete performance upgrade plus all custom-crafted tins done up in stainless steel.
Learning how to ride a motorcycle takes practice and it’s the smart beginner who starts with a bike that’s easy to handle. The 2014 CTX700 bikes are Honda’s latest offering for all the motorcycle newbies out there. The lightweight and modestly powered 670cc parallel twin offers features such as a low 28.3” seat height for riders of all sizes and a 6-speed automatic transmission for those who don’t want to shift manually.
Those enthusiastic motorcycle misfits known as Ural owners are always dressing up their Russian iron in wartime paint schemes with tricked out sidecars. But the builders at Icon 1000 don’t. They took the stock Ural Solo and tweaked it pretty hard, transforming yet another unlikely vintage ride into some sort of future-retro-enduro-street fighter.