Everything Sonic is a short Harley-Davidson film, which features Dave Grohl playing drums while his Road King’s engine is running. Foo Fighter front man is talking about his passion for motorcycles and how it all started for him in this domain, but also how it influenced his life and music.
The artist, family man and father is currently taking some time off to focus on a newborn, but still working on the upcoming Foo Fighters Greatest Hits and spinning the wheels of his Harley-Davidson bikes and trike.
Actor Lorenzo Lamas, best known by the motorcycle world thanks to the Renegade series from the 1990s, has teamed up with Ralph Randolph of Knockout Motorcycles to form a new motorcycle company named Lorenzo Lamas Cycles.
Master builder Ralph Randolph will make possible the designs imagined by Lamas and the bikes build by LLC will be based on production frames and will reportedly be powered by Twin Cam engines from S&S.
Four motorcycle renderings have already been released and you can check them out in our photo gallery. Cool, huh? Even cooler is the fact that the Reno Rocket and the Badlands Bomber will make their public debut this week at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The first thing that you want to do when buying a motorcycle is brag about it to your friends. But when you have a 17,000 square foot garage filled with all kinds of motorized vehicles, bragging feels a bit out of sense. So in this case you go ahead and invite the motorcycle brand’s marketing manager and make a proper review on the model you just bought. This is precisely what talk show host and motorcyclist Jay Leno does every time he brings a new bike next to his precious Ducati Desmosedici RR, Vincent Black Shadow, Y2K Turbine Superbike and classic 1953 Triumph Thunderbird.
Hit the jump to see the walk-through and test ride performed by Jay Leno itself.
Brad Pitt needs no presentation, neither as a Hollywood actor nor as a motorcyclist, but his latest ride is well worth checking out. This hand-built custom cruiser powered by a Harley-Davidson V-twin engine comes to complete the actor’s classic and hand-built motorcycles collection with an original new look.
The glossy bodywork doesn’t include a seat, the custom rear wheel wrapped in a fat tyre is stood out thanks to a single-sided swingarm and the tail reminds more of a café racer rather than a chopper.
This quick shot of Brad’s new ride doesn’t catch the front end, but we reckon it’s as good (if not better) as the rear. We sure hope he rides the bike soon so that we can update this post.
We ran into Top Chef’s Fabio Viviani at the Red Bull Grand Prix in Mazda Raceways at Laguna Seca. Although Fabio was deeply focused on the track, he still took time for a pose. Fabio was cheering for the Italian Team, while climbing up the hill toward the best spot on the track, the famous ’Corkscrew’. At the end of the qualifying session Valentino Rossi, the fastest Italian on two wheels ended up at the 2 position.
Holywood megastar Brad Pitt was spotted riding his custom-built motorcycle around Los Angeles.
These snapped pictures speak about the actor’s passion for clean and simple custom bikes, but not that much for equipment. In fact, the 45-year-old rider doesn’t wear more than a helmet and gloves, so you go ahead and comment if that’s the recommended thing to do, even after finishing work at a new film called ’Inglourious Basterds’.
2006 MotoGP World Champion and Ducati’s latest recruit, Nicky Hayden has taken the time during the winter brake to help the Motorcycle Industry Council in the US promote safe riding among the nation’s armed forces.
The American pilot went to the Los Alamitos air base in Southern California to be part of a photo shoot to promote the safety campaign. The pictures (see the photo gallery) and video taken there will be used in all US armed forces bases in the US and across the globe as part of the safety campaign.
Michael Jackson will sell his police spec Harley-Davidson Road King together with more than 2000 items from his Neverland ranch during a five-day auction in Beverly Hills, California. Julien’s Auctions organizez the event which will take place between April 22 and 25.
As reported, part of the money will go to charity, but most will end up in the pop star’s continuously shrinking pocket.
Harrison Ford has recently been spotted riding his BMW F800GS R1200GS and it looks like he’s enjoying it a lot. Although not a notorious motorcyclist from Hollywood, Ford gives an important lesson of motorcycle safety as he wears the entire protective gear in a sunny day. The bike looks like brand new (or maybe it isn’t ridden that much as we all know how busy actors are) and the street tires show where Harrison Ford likes to ride most.
Jay Leno has invited Neal Saiki, the inventor of Zero Motorcycles, to talk about the 2009 Zero X motorcycle which has just become available for purchase at the Zero Motorcycles website.
“After years of designing electric motorcycles we’re still innovating to go faster and further. The 09 Zero X is another evolutionary leap forward. We’ve made several key changes based on suggestions from both pro riders and our current customers,” said Neal Saiki, inventor and founder of Zero Motorcycles. “We are definitely the leader in electric motorcycle technology and we intend to remain out front.”
The new model year electric bike incorporates mostly chassis upgrades (frame, suspension, brakes and wheels) as the powerplant was sorted out ever since the groundbreaking ’08 entry.
Highly performing and zero polluting, the Zero X is powered by a 23 horsepower electric motor and features a lithium-ion power pack that fully charges in approximately two hours. The aluminum frame is actually a very advanced unit as well so overall the bike ends up weighing 151 pounds.
Zero X’s performances are comparable to the ones of modern day 250cc four-stroke dirt bikes and the bike is destined to challenging terrains. Still, it can be fitted with a street legal kit and hit the streets.