Right now, America’s most wanted actually comes from Italy. And this is it: the 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera. The superbike of superbikes. At 200 horsepower, it’s Ducati’s most powerful & boasts the best power-to-weight ratio of any production bike ever built. They’re only making 500 & 75% of those are already sold. Move fast.
Celebrating 90 years of BMW motorcycles, Beemer is releasing a birthday bike: the R9T Roadster. It’s an 1170-cc oil-cooled unit pushing 110-horses and comes with a long list of customization options like a Titanium Akropovic exhaust.
More than half of the new Lamborghini’s sold each year end up totaled within 3 months. Just made that up. But not this: Lamborghini’s newest car, the Veneno will soon be the hottest rap video rental vehicle in the luxury lot. It looks like a small, carbon-fiber spacecraft that’s packing a 750-horse v12 powerplant and an open-air cockpit.
Erik Buell is a legend when it comes to American sportbike manufacturing. His latest, the 1190RX is the flagship machine for his independent company EBR. The bike packs a 1,190cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke V-Twin with a 6-speed tranny. It’s the first new Buell bike to hit the streets in years & it looks like a solid comeback.
The world’s tastemakers may have moved on from their short and torrid love affair with the café racer, but Australia’s Deus Ex Machina is still getting dirty. The Bully was made from a Buell X1 & packed with as many American parts as possible. It took fabbing a whole new subframe plus a handmade tank & seatpan to achieve this classic look & that’s what Deus does.
With the combination of rising seas and a hurricane season that grows by about a week each year, the arrival of this affordably-priced retro-style 900cc Sea-Doo could not have come at a better time. Lightweight and easy to drive, it will be a perfect coastal escape vehicle for the next superstorm.
Hummer may be long gone but for fans of super-sized, luxury American SUVs, the Cadillac Escalade is still going strong. The 2015 model is huge and square and trimmed in chrome. Inside it’s all leather and touchscreens. But lest you think this big rig is getting all futuristic, the new 420 HP V8 still boasts an old-school 14 MPG.
This new-made-to-look old custom sports car from the Detroit boutique Equus garage, is called the Bass 770. It is literally dripping with nostalgia and sports familiar features taken directly from the classic late 60s fastback Mustang. Even the Equus logo & Bass name take bites of Ford history but unlike the real classics, this thing offers all the benefits of modern engineering.
For sure Harley wishes they could turn out factory bikes that look this good but no, this sick 1200 Sporty was built by Bull Cycles. It got serious engine mods & upgrades plus lots of metal fab, including twin megaphone exhaust, tins, a stretched swingarm, and too much more to list. The result: a low & loud Art Deco-inspired cafe racer that looks both futuristic & retro. via
Porsche’s 2014 911 Turbo & Turbo S are available as a drop-top. They both feature a magnesium-framed cloth top that stows away in just 13 seconds at speeds up to 37mph. They also share a 3.8-liter flat six motor. The Turbo delivers 520hp while the upgraded S model pushes 560hp with off-the-line acceleration that will tear off a toupee in first gear.