Yoshimura is considered by many riders a leader when it comes to motorcycle tuning. This is the reason why, Suzuki choose to work with them and announced a range of limited editions of its black GSX-R750 equipped with Yoshimura and genuine Suzuki accessories.
The Limited Edition GSX-R features a fairly distinctive style and is sure to turn heads every time it passes down the street. Each Yoshimura Limited Edition GSX-R is available with a high quality, custom painted Black/Grey color scheme.
The bikes are available in only 25 units and are fitted with performance exhausts, bronze alloys, Yoshimura oil filter plug, case saver kit, steering stem nut and timing inspection cap. You also get black Yoshimura bar end weights and rear paddock stand bobbins.
As far as genuine Suzuki accessories are concerned, the bikes are fitted with rear seat cover, a double bubble screen, tank protector and fuel cap trim.
The Limited Editions cost just £800 more than the standard models and their custom parts worth over £1200, so it sounds like a pretty good deal to us. Moreover, thanks to a special offer from Suzuki, you can have to bike to the same price as the stock model as Paul de Lusignan, Suzuki General Manager said“Add in our current £800 cash back offer, and the faster responders will ride a very special GSX-R750 away for the same price as a standard model.”
To celebrate its 90 years anniversary, Moto Guzzi launched a special edition on its California model. The Moto Guzzi California is available in a special two-tone anniversary paint job. The bike has also a large ‘Guzzi’ logo on the tank, ‘California 90’ decals on the side covers plus an aluminium special edition plaque.
Among the features offered by the Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary you’ll find a large windscreen and waterproof hard panniers. Both the panniers and the engine are protected by chrome guards.
The California 90 Anniversary is powered by an 1064cc V-twin, engine that delivers 73.4by hp @ 6,400rpm and 69ft.lb of torque. The stopping power is handled by dual-floating discs pressed by two four-piston Brembo calipers up front while a two-piston Brembo piece takes care of the rear.
The motorcycle is offered with a starting price of $15,990.
Hit the jump for more information on the Moto Guzzi California 90 Anniversary.
Vintage bikes are unrefined, simple, and rough around the edges, making them the perfect bases for custom bike building. Thunderbike has been busy working on a custom vintage bike itself, as it rebuilt, restored, and customized a 1951 Harley-Davidson EL Pan Head.
Thunderbike began by completely stripping the frame and body, and draping it in a matte black undercoat. Over this base coat are highlights of orange and white, also in a matte finish. The paint and striping was completed by Kruse Design. This gives the bike a modern look while retaining its vintage feel. The vintage, single-rider, custom seat was built by Maas Sitz Leder.
On the front and rear, this custom Harley EL features TB Vegas wheels wrapped in Firestone rubber. Next to each rim, you get a K-tech brake disc to help bring this vintage bike to a halt much faster than its factory drum brakes could.
Mounted to the frame is a 74-cubic-inch, twin cylinder Pan Head motor. This motor has been fully gutted and rebuilt to the original factory specifications and all of the brightwork has been recoated in nickel. This twin-cylinder powerplant features an S&S Super E fuel system, S&S manifold, TB Classic air filter, and a TB flying pan Spezial exhaust system that is coated in matte black.
Driving the power to the rear wheel is a belt-to-chain-drive system, mixing a little bit of the old and new. Thunderbike has yet to release a price on this custom bike, but we’re pretty confident that it’ll range somewhere between expensive and completely outrageous. What we do know is that this bike looks completely awesome and is currently available in Germany.
Sure motorcycles look cool, but most aren’t really that interesting unless they have a deadly amount of power shoved into them, or they’re on fire. This one on the other hand is pretty special; it’s the only bike ever to be badged as a Ferrari.
You may ask yourself, how did a Ferrari motorbike come to be? Well, out of pure generosity of Piero Ferrari. In a letter to Mr. Ferrari Jr., David Kay of David Kay Engineering wanted to build a Ferrari badged one-of-a-kind bike as a memorial piece to his late father. After a read over the undoubtedly touching letter, Piero Ferrari granted permission in the form of his signature to David Kay to build the memorable two-wheeler.
Four years later and 3,000 man hours, the built from scratch 900cc Ferrari motorcycle was born. The entire body was shaped from aluminum and molded to what David thought a Ferrari factory motorcycle would look like. Although the bike didn’t get much use, as it was seen as more of a personal expression of art rather than a road-going bike, it came with 105-hp and an estimated top speed of 164 mph.
So where is this one and only now? Well after some not so successful sales, and price tags of over £250K, the bike finally made its way to the auction block in May 2012 where it sold at a price of £85,000 ($166,000) to some lucky Brit.
It’s Daytona Bike Week in Florida and part of the festivities will be the 2012 Daytona Beach Motorcycle Show where guests will be treated to a plethora of killer bikes, as well as celebrity guests and the presentation of the Ultimate Custom Bike Builder!
One of the more well-known names of the event will be Paul Teutul, Jr., the star of Discovery Channel’s hit series Senior vs Junior American Choppers . He and his cast will be available to sign autographs, and will also be showcasing popular creations such as the “Anti-Venom”, “Jared Allen”, “Black Widow”, “Gears of War”, and “Build-Off Bike”. Their biggest crowd-pleaser, however, will be the unveiling of an all-new custom bike. And if you attend the show on Saturday, March 17, 2012, you will also get the chance to be present during a live filming of an episode of American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior , set to air the following week, on March 26, 2012 at 9 p.m. EST, on the Discovery Channel.
Other well-known builders from across the country will also be present, displaying their custom bikes and hoping to win the top prize and title of Ultimate Custom Bike Builder. Custom bikes will be everywhere and will feature amazing components such as specialty additions of Wii consoles, seats made of alligator skin, custom rims, military bikes made in fallen soldiers’ honors and more, including a builder who created a custom bike dedicated to breast cancer awareness, in cooperation with his local Susan G. Komen foundation.
The Ultimate Custom Bike Builder United States Championship will include an awards ceremony with over $14,000 in available winnings. Both local and contests from across the country will showcase their custom creations, but awards aren’t the only thing keeping the fans there. The Daytona Beach Motorcycle Show will also include gravity-defying performances from the Smage Bros Stunt Show of America’s Got Talent Fame, a vintage motorcycle showcase as part of “A Century of Motorcycling” Presented by Motorcyclist Magazine, and a huge motorcycle marketplace with the latest riding gear, apparel, and accessories.
Fans can begin the tour of custom bikes from the Daytona Beach Motorcycle Show on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.), but can also attend on Thursday, March 15, 2012 (11 am – 7 pm) and Friday, March 16, 2012 (11 am – 7 pm). If you’re only looking to check out some of the amazing bikes in attendance, then these will be the days to avoid the crowds because Saturday, March 17, 2012 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) will more than likely be the busiest day to attend with the live taping of Senior vs Junior American Choppers taking place. The best part about the Daytona Beach Motorcycle Show is that the admission is FREE.
Of course, if you want to show up a little earlier, Daytona Bike week officially began on Friday, March 9, 2012, and ends Sunday, March 18, 2012.