BMW has recently revealed the HP2 Sport Motorsport, a limited edition of the HP2 Sport, which will be available in Europe in a limited number of only 400 units.
The Motorsport edition stands apart from the standard model thanks to the special color scheme, identical to that of the motorcycle with which BMW participated in the World Endurance Championship.
Until the release of the S 1000 RR superbike, the HP2 Sport was the sportiest model in the German manufacturer’s model range, while also representing the technological pinnacle in matter of boxer engines. The air/oil cooled two-cylinder engine develops 133hp and 115 Nm and the bike has a dry weight of only 178 kg / 392.4 lbs. Hit the jump for a video of the standard model in action. Full story
While this Triumph Speed Triple SE might look like a standard model with a racy look achieved with the use of a flyscreen, seat cowl and a red/white stripe or red/black stripe color scheme, we would have to say that this show bike is actually meant to promote Triumph’s partnership with Ohlins.
The British Speed Triples will come with Swedish suspension components in 2010. The modified internals in the forks and shocks offer greater damping capabilities while the rear shock gains a five percent softer rear spring. The changes will reduce fork dive, offer greater suspension control and also stand for more comfortable rides.
Hmm, this is a rather facile way of upgrading an already great roadster and it doesn’t all fall in the hands of Triumph. Full story
Ben Spies has had a great season with Yamaha and after setting one lap record after another, he is currently the leader of the SBK Championship. To honor that, CMC – a Yamaha dealer in UK – has created a Ben Spies replica R1 painted in the racing bike’s colours. The engine now breaths out through an Akrapovic exhaust system, which should also add a few horses although they don’t mention a precise number. Speaking of numbers, the bike costs £12,499 ($20,225). Full story
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) and Graceland Harley-Davidson have teamed up to offer a special edition Street Glide and so commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s Las Vegas comeback in 1969.
Featuring a unique paint scheme created by O’s Custom Paint in Memphis, the Vegas Elvis Harley-Davidson Street Glide shows images from the 57 live performances that took place in only four weeks, while the billet alloy wheels, custom seat and LED lighting are meant to stay in tone with this bike’s touch of exclusivity. And with only five such machines built and a $50,731.69 price, every single bike is as exclusive as it could get.
Also, each one comes with a painted and numbered (like the bike) St Blues Bluesmaster guitar, so there will be five more kings of rock ‘n” roll out there.
Fillippo Barbacane’s Guzzi Diamante is actually a seriously modified Griso 8V
(although nobody can really tell) limited edition motorcycle. In fact, this bike looks so…different that I must say it is like nothing I’ve seen before. That is most likely because nobody before thought at mounting a reinforced Gilera CX125 front end to a veritable motorcycle. Also, the gas tank has been repositioned under the custom rear subframe and a huge airbox with a top-mounted intake took its place. More air is directed to the now 140bhp, 1420cc engine thanks to the faceted bodywork. We love the wheels and pretty much this entire bike, but not the fact that only 30 of these will be made.
Ducati Glasgow, a Ducati dealer from the United Kingdom has come up with a tricked out 848 model that shows the unbelievably exotic lines characterizing the 2009 model year. We’re not talking about a limited edition series, but about a one-of-a-kind motorcycle ordered by a very demanding customer that was willing to pay the £28,000 ($45,631) price.
The list of goodies includes Ohlins forks from a 1098R, complete with a 25mm TTX fork kit and an Ohlins TTX rear shock, also from a 1098R, but what definitely sets this bike apart from the standard £10,616 ($17,300) Ducati 848 is the Ducati Glasgow paintjob. Is this one sweet ride or what? Full story
At the beginning of 2010, BMW will sell a limited number (only 68 units, to be precise) of BMW F800R Chris Pfeiffer replicas for the old continent only.
Based on the standard F800R, the bike will come with a blue/white/red paintjob and a sticker kit to be fitted by the rider itself. Also, the rear wheel is painted black and the front one white, just like on Pfeiffer’s bike. Given the fact that this is a stunt bike replica, there is no need for a headlamp mini fairing, while the Akrapovic street legal end-can is a must. LED items complete the package.
How’s that for a way to honor a four time world and European stunt champion? Full story
Last month we had a post regarding the creation of the Ducati 1098S Martini Racing and we’re now on it again to update the picture gallery and information about the bike.
Weighing only 163kg dry and disposing of 175 horsepower, the Martini Ducati 1098S dues its impressive power-to-weight ratio to racing cams and pistons, titanium con-rods, lightweight crank, magnesium alloy wheels, WSBK-spec gearbox, ¼ turn quick-throttle, Ohlins suspension components, Termignoni exhaust with carbon mufflers and to the multitude of carbon fiber bodywork components.
Although the 1098S was replaced by the 1198S, this Martini Racing replica keeps the previous generation model interesting and attractive for the public.
The pictures are courtesy of mc24 and autoblog. Full story
Ducati collectors are now offered the chance to bring a new rare piece of history to their spacious garages. This Ducati Supermono can be found on eBay UK and a trained eye will immediately recognize it as being part of a 70 examples lot that came out the Bologna factory back in the mid 1990s.
Weighing in at 269lbs and disposing of 81hp, the Ducati Supermono was created for track use only, where it is perfectly able to make quite an impression even today and compared with modern bikes.
This particular one is the 14th Supermono in the limited edition series and it was manufactured in 1995. What makes it even more special is its “new” condition, but also the fact that it is one of just 25 of the 572cc models produced.
The bid starts at £50,000 (around $84,000) and it ends today. Good luck!
The Bumble B-King is the idea of a UK-based Suzuki dealer called West London Suzuki. The bike is inspired by the Chevrolet Camaro car called ‘Bumblebee’ from the Transformers movie and gets a similar paint job. Apart from the lively yellow color, this limited edition model also comes with Yoshimura exhaust and a crash protector kit (not shown in the present picture).
West London Suzuki does not mention the number of bikes that will be produced, but we hear that the price will be around £9500, which translates in $15,763. A color-matched helmet is included in the price.