Motorcycles

The Futuristic Curtiss Hera is Based On a Hundred Year Old Bike at werd.com

The Futuristic Curtiss Hera is Based On a Hundred Year Old Bike

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Curtiss Motorcycles’ all-electric Hera looks like it was pulled off the set of a futuristic sci-fi film but bike buffs will recognize the century-old influence of Curtiss’ original 1907 V8. They’ve re-imagined the bike as an all-electric but retained the V8 look by placing the lithium-ion batteries and 140Kw motor in the “cylinders.” The bike boasts a range of 280 miles and delivers 145 foot-pounds of torque that snaps it from 0-60 in 2.1 seconds. Hold on tight.

Husqvarna Rolls Out Svartpilen 701 Black Arrow at werd.com

Husqvarna Rolls Out Svartpilen 701 Black Arrow

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Husqvarna unveiled the latest variant of their futuristic Svartpilen 701. The “Black Arrow” is a blacked-out and flat-track inspired version of the bike powered by a 692cc liquid-cooled single in a chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame. To give the bike a fresh & street smart look, the headlight mask, fork shrouds, seat, tail section, and handlebars are all new and of course, all black.

There’s Never Been A Bike Quite Like This at werd.com

There’s Never Been A Bike Quite Like This

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Makers of the Arc Vector are billing it as the most advanced electric bike ever made. And it’s not just it’s Tron-like design and impressive numbers: 0-60 in 3.1, top seed 120MPH, and a range of up to 200 miles. The bike comes with a helmet that acts as the keyless ignition and features a HUD that delivers speedometer, power & SAT/NAV data. A haptic riding jacket is also part of the tech package, which gives driver feedback, like a tap on the shoulder if there’s a vehicle in the blind spot, or calculating the bikes dynamic position based on G forces. It can even sync with music streaming from the helmet to amplify bass you can feel in your body.

Triumph Rolls Out A Shred-Ready 1200cc Scrambler at werd.com

Triumph Rolls Out A Shred-Ready 1200cc Scrambler

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As if their 900cc retro off-road Scrambler wasn’t powerful enough, Triumph is rolling out a 1200cc model for 2019. Powered by the motor from the Thruxton R, this new, gnarlier Scrambler features a design deliberately executed to blur the lines between a retro scrambler and a more modern adventure tourer. It will be available in two models: the 1200 XC and the fully-loaded, more off-road friendly XE, both featuring improved electronics, including bluetooth & GPS, as well as an app that will help manage all your trip data, calls, and performance feedback data.

Zero Motorcycles Still Killing The Game for 2019 at werd.com

Zero Motorcycles Still Killing The Game for 2019

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Fresh styling and enhanced performance highlight Zero’s diverse 2019 lineup of electric motorbikes. As the brand at the forefront of the ever-expanding market, the California-based outfit is constantly progressing its offerings. From their popular dual-sport DSR model to the base models Zero S and everything in between, the 2019 bikes all feature the ZF14.4 power pack, 6 kW Level Two charging, seemingly endless torque, silent operation, and Rapid Recharge that’s six-times faster than their competitors.

Venier Customs Unveils Another Awesome Italian Custom at werd.com

Venier Customs Unveils Another Awesome Italian Custom

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Using the now extinct 1999 Cagiva Gran Canyon 900 as the platform, Venier Customs created the VX Traveler as a dirt-worthy, long-distance tourer. It features a completely custom body, exhaust, as well as a variety of custom carbon fiber parts. The bike got a Marzocchi 45 mm front fork, a Sachs rear shock and a Nissin braking system. This bike is a one-off but a perfect example of Venier’s A-Grade design/build skills.

Triumph Rolls Out Updated Street Twin & Street Scrambler at werd.com

Triumph Rolls Out Updated Street Twin & Street Scrambler

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For 2019, Triumph has upgraded its entry-level classic Street Twin and Street Scrambler. The bikes both got a 10-horse power upgrade to their shared 900CC parallel twin motor, up to 65hp. They got improved suspension, Brembo brakes and streamlined ergonomics. Both bikes also got some aesthetic updates, like new handlebars & LED lighting. Triumph also offers “inspiration kits,” which allow riders to easily customize their bikes.

First Look: Yamaha Ténéré 700 ADV at werd.com

First Look: Yamaha Ténéré 700 ADV

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Yamaha’s forthcoming Ténéré 700 ADV has made the journey from 2016 EICMA show-stopper to (we hope) a full production adventure bike. Before the official release details drop, team blue is taking the new bike on a backroad tour, the World Raid tour will led by ambassador & global adventure icon Nick Sanders. What we can say for sure so far, the bike looks badass. Watch the video.

Store Your 2-Wheeled Toys in a Bike Box at werd.com

Store Your 2-Wheeled Toys in a Bike Box

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Bike Box 24 is a dedicated garage for your motorcycle, quad, bikes, & other toys. Designed and made in Germany, it provides reliably secure storage & protection against weather, UV exposure, theft, & vandalism. Requires no building permit & is approved by insurance companies. It features an overhead swinging tailgate with hydraulic springs and constructed of galvanized metal & plastic. Lockable, waterproof, and ventilated.

Harley-Davidson Fires Up Drag-Inspired 2019 FXDR 114 at werd.com

Harley-Davidson Fires Up Drag-Inspired 2019 FXDR 114

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Following the recent announcement of a bunch of new bikes, Harley-Davidson has just unveiled another. The 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 is a drag racing-inspired cruiser built around the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine which features lightweight aluminum and composite components to crank up performance. It rides on a Softail frame which has also been lightened & stiffened up for a bike that looks much like a classic Harley but will be leaner, meaner and more performance-focused than the rest of next year’s lineup.

For 2020, Harley is Making Much More than V-Twin Hogs at werd.com

For 2020, Harley is Making Much More than V-Twin Hogs

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For model year 2020, Harley Davidson is making some serious moves, adding multiple new models in new categories to keep pace with global competitors—an adventure bike, a streetfighter, a Ducati-style custom, a small-displacement series for Asia, and some electric bikes, too. The Pan America 1250 adventure bike looks pretty sweet, so does the 975-cc Streetfighter, the V-Twin powered Custom, and the Livewire electric prototype.

Here’s Your Chance To Own a Bike from Steve McQueen’s Personal Collection at werd.com

Here’s Your Chance To Own a Bike from Steve McQueen’s Personal Collection

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Owned by the coolest man in the world, Steve McQueen, and ridden by the actor on screen in the seminal motocross film On Any Sunday, this 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross will soon be on the auction block at Bonham’s. It bears the scratches, dings & wear & tear of a real rider and McQueen’s name alone means this bike is highly collectible. Sure to demand top dollar—estimates are all north of $75K.

Earle Motors’ Alaskan is Built for the Off-Road Adventure of a Lifetime at werd.com

Earle Motors’ Alaskan is Built for the Off-Road Adventure of a Lifetime

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The Alaskan from California-based Earle Motors is a custom-built adventure bike based on the 2018 Ducati Desert Sled. It’s got a longer swingarm & taller suspension clearance but is powered by the same air-cooled 800-cc Italian motor. Key features include a hand-formed 6-gallon fuel tank, a 2-gallon aux fuel cell integrated into the hand-formed tail, kevlar skid plate, powerful lighting, and a heavy-duty luggage carrier system.

The Ducati Monster 1200 Turns 25 & Gets A Special Edition at werd.com

The Ducati Monster 1200 Turns 25 & Gets A Special Edition

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of a true Italian icon, the Ducati Monster, the motorcycle maker is rolling out a special edition 1200, featuring a color scheme from the Italian flag, gold Öhlins swingarm and forks, and forged marchenisi rims. The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled testastretta 11° DS twin-cylinder. Only 500 units available.

Curtiss Motorcycles Rolls Out Zeus, Their First Electric Bike at werd.com

Curtiss Motorcycles Rolls Out Zeus, Their First Electric Bike

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Alabama-based custom v-twin bike builders Curtiss Motorcycles (previously Confederate Motors) switched up their game to begin creating the next generation of electric motorcycles. Their first bike, Zeus, is quite clearly a beast of a different breed. It’s powered by a 14.4 kWh Li-ion battery pack & two high-output electric motors that produce in 170 hp (127 kW) and some serious torque.

Autofabrica Rolls Out Two New Custom Creations at werd.com

Autofabrica Rolls Out Two New Custom Creations

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London-based custom bike builders Autofabrica are known for a progressive approach to conceptual design and craftsmanship. Their new Type 11 is a captivating creation offered in two models, both based around a Yamaha Triple powerplant: either 750cc or 900cc. With bodies handmade from aluminum, the bikes are both futuristic and classic and feature custom-made, 3-D printed parts from front to back. Made to order.