Akrapovic has always been authority on exhaust systems, whether its with cars or motorcycles. Having crafted a reputation of being one of the best in the business, the Slovenian aftermarket company always gets the nod when brands are looking for top-of-the-line systems.
The most recent company to bring in Akrapovic is Dreamachine Motorcycles and together with its Slovenian compatriot, developed the mega powerful Morsus Custom Chopper.
With an attention-grabbing design that features, among other things, teardrop mirrors, 3D triple trees, and 26" carbon wheels, the Morsus Custom Chopper is most definitely a sight that can cure sore eyes. Add that with a drivetrain that carries a 1,852 cc S&S motor with Akrapovic’s modified exhaust pipe and you have a beautiful chopper that boasts of 114 horsepower.
“This project was a big challenge for me, said Tomaz Capuder, the man heading the project for Dreamachine Motorcycles. "I admire the work of Igor Akrapovi very much and I wanted to put together two motorcycle worlds, racing and custom. I followed also an idea of special cycle chrono bike on 26 inch wheels, which was quite challenging, but I’m quite happy with the final result as the body of the bike from many angles looks like a Scorpion.”
With a bike like this, it should be a hot seller in the market, right? Unfortunately, despite its awesomeness, there’s still a catch - and a pretty big one at that: it’s not for sale.
Having said that, you can still keep tabs on this custom chopper as it participates in a variety of custom-oriented events for the year. It’s not as good as owning one, but hey, it’s still something to look forward to.
At some point in our lives, we might pluck down some of our hard-earned cash and make a real impulse purchase. Not on the level of an iPad or even a new HDTV, but somewhere along the lines of a motorcycle. When that time comes, we’re going to take a real good look at Falcon Motorcycle’s latest two-wheeled masterpiece: the Black Falcon.
Making its debut at this year’s Quail Motorcycle Gathering, the Black Falcon was originally built as a Vincent Black Shadow, but thanks to the enterprising and ingenious minds of Falcon Motorcycle, the bike has been turned into a real drag-strip raven.
Construction of the bike took a year to make with every piece of the bike stripped down and retooled to make it look the way it does now: sexy, sleek, and downright spicy. After all the work was done, the result was a lighter and more balanced bike that produces 75 horsepower with two available gas tanks for travel and racing purposes and a top speed of 140 mph.
Blasting off along the highway on a bike like this at well over 100 mph may not be the safest way to go about riding the Black Falcon, but speed junkies like us sometimes need to have our fix. Otherwise, what’s the point of having an awesome bike?
If at any point in your life you doubted the co-existence of a watchmaker/motorcycle brand partnership, there will be no shortage in ways Harley-Davidson and Bell & Ross will show you just how ridiculous you are in your skepticism.
The iconic American motorcycle brand and the American watchmaker have collaborated in turning a Harley-Davidson FXSTB Softail Nightrain into a creative mash-up that features a Bell & Ross BR 01 Carbon watch installed in the handcrafted center console using a machined section of aluminum.
The special edition bike, which was overseen by Harley tuner extraordinaire, Shaw, is a one-off edition that has been christened as the “Nascafe Racer”. In building the bike, Shaw stripped the Harley back to its bare ‘n bones state before implanting the B&R watch into the center console. After doing so, the tuner custom painted the bike by using a combination of anodized blue, carbon, and a matte black custom paint finish to complete the stylish and expensive makeover.
While we never would have thought that Bell & Ross and Harley-Davidson would go hand-in-hand, given the segments to which their clientele belongs, we do applaud both American brands for the collaboration, if only to show that a hardcore-performance bike like Harley-Davidson and a luxury American timepiece like Bell & Ross can strike a partnership and create a one-of-a-kind ride.
If Batman ever needed a newly redesigned Batcycle, we’re all for telling him to give the guys of Whitehouse of Japan a call. Taking a stock Honda Valkyrie, Whitehouse of Japan mustered and used all their creative juices to turn the once popular bike into the Dragon King.
Weighing in at 652 lbs, the Dragon King Valkyrie comes with a completely redesigned look that combines styling tweaks on the front fairing with a new custom paint that makes it look even more formidable than it already is. Whitehous of Japan readjusted the bike’s seat to 28.75 inches and retooled the bike’s performance specs by inputing a single camshaft flat six-cylinder engine that’s capable of producing a 100 horsepower and 132 Nm of torque. It’s not going to be setting any speed records considering is bulky weight, but bikes like this are as enjoyed more for their power and imposing looks as they are for their breakneck speeds.
Looking at it from a completely objective standpoint, the Dragon King Valkyrie looks like it’s going to burn down just about anything that stands in its way, which, if you think about it, is aptly suited for somebody like Batman. And even if you’re not the Caped Crusader, you can still have the same cache out on the road while riding this fire-breathing beast of a bike.
Jesse James has had a pretty rough year. That statement may even be an understatement considering his controversial marriage with Sandra Bullock made worldwide headlines. Unfortunately for James, it looks like 2010 isn’t done with him yet as the bad news just keeps on piling up.
According to Cyril Huze Blog, the popular manufacturer of custom-made motorcycles has decided to close the shop that launched to celebrity status, West Coast Choppers. The blog didn’t mention the reason behind the closing of the shop, but did say that all of the existing Jesse James motorcycle frames and parts will now be manufactured by Daytec and Belt Drive Ltd, respectively.
All parts will likewise be available through Custom Chrome.
So there you have it, people. If there’s truth to what Cyrus is saying, West Coast Choppers has been shut down. It’s devastating news for all you fans of Jesse James and the motorcycle chop shop.
The English Brighton Marina played host to an array of bikers from around the country, but one stood out of crowd – big time!
As we’re led to believe, the Brightonia Motorcycle Festival is a well-frequented gathering of all on two, and even three wheels. The 2010 installment didn’t disappoint with hundreds of custom bikes, trikes, and choppers turning up to take part in the ceremonious burning of rubber while wearing as much leather as possible – obviously. The selection was vast, covering everything from Harleys and Buells to the wicked Jap high-revving superbikes and even modded Vespas (seriously)! The earlier-mentioned chopper that stood out of the crowd was this highly customized creation, featuring bone handlebars, a skull for a headlight – all in shiny chrome. We wonder whether the owner chromed the bits because they’re actual human body parts which he wanted to keep under wraps, or if his intentions were purely aesthetic. Or maybe he is the elusive “Bone Daddy” serial killer hiding in plain view, eh? Either way the Ghost Rider with chains and flaming skull have nothing on this guy!
Take a look at this chopper and start saving money because apparently this is what your kid will ride for the first time in his life if you give him a certain kind of milk.
This children’s powdered milk ad is from the Executive Center agency in Luanda, Angola and we have to admit that if it wasn’t for that can in the bottom of the page, we would have still been wondering what is this suppose to mean.
We haven’t yet met a motorcycle rider that doesn’t enjoy a good looking bike and a gorgeous babe alongside it, so when we came across the sexy gallery that our friends from iFun.ru have done, we just had to bring it to you.
It looks like the Russians have good tastes when it comes to bikes and babes, so make sure you check out the picture gallery after the jump. You’ll surely be satisfied and most likely get yourself a new desktop background. Full story
Honda was the first ever manufacturer to unveil a veritable production chopper. Yet, the public isn’t as surprised as initially expected not only because it managed to get a glimpse of the bike thanks to the different leaks, but also because the bike itself isn’t as innovative and mind-blowing as initially thought. Definitely not a disappointment, the Fury looks like a rocket taking off and if not towards your garage, you’re going to experience some sleepless nights.
The M-Org (yes, from organic) is a concept chopper belonging to Russian designer Michael Smolyanov, who thinks of it as to an eco-friendly timeless machine and who is not afraid of showing it as the bike’s green and yellow color combination reveals.
The designer claims that the grown organic materials used for the frame, suspensions and even the steering components are lighter and stronger than classic ones, making the Organic Bike a very special chopper to park on your lawn in the future. Full story