Keanu Reeves is the wallet behind upstart Arch Motorcycle Company but it’s L.A. County Choprod’s Gard Hollinger who knows how to build ’em. And from the looks of their Shovelhead-based KRGT-1, the pair’s new venture is off to a great start. Built around a tuned-up HD V-Twin and using a blend of classic American and performance Japanese parts, we’re guessing this bike will do more business than any of the last 7 or 8 movies Keanu was in.
It may not look like a Jeep Cherokee but hey, change is good. Embrace it. This fall, the totally re-designed 2014 Cherokee will arrive at your local dealer in 4 trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited, & the top of the line, off-road ready Trailhawk (shown) with engine options ranging from the Tigershark 2.4-liter four-cylinder up to a 3.2-liter V6.
With a nearly 1800 CC V-twin powerplant, this big metric cruiser is low, loud, and produces a ridiculous amount of torque. At the same time, it’s engineered for comfort on those long hauls. Maybe that’s why they call it the B.O.S.S. Actually, the acronym stands for Blacked Out Special Suzuki.
Nods to the 911 legacy in this 50th Anniversary limited-edition model include a 60s-era Tartan design on the leather interior, green labeling on the instruments with white pointer needles, and 20-inch wheels that celebrate the look of the classic Fuchs wheel. But the 911 50 also gets the Powerkit which increases engine power to 430 horses. Zero to 60 in 4.2 with a top speed of 186MPH. Gotta say, that’s pretty fast for a 50-year old.
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
The new Aston Martin CC100 Speedster concept is modeled after the classic DBR1, which took the 24 Hours Of Le Mans back in 1959. But that’s all the retro you get. The rest of the car is all next-gen, including a full carbon fiber body and interior plus its 6-liter V12. For the CC100’s debut, a road-worthy prototype just completed a lap in the 24 hours of Nurburgring. Top speed: 180.
Normally being up the creek without a paddle is a bad thing. But with this jet-powered kayak you can cruise the lakes and rivers without a paddle while saving your arm strength for more important tasks like popping open beers and waving to those poor saps who are still kayaking the old way.
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.