Remember the oldest trick in the book, the tablecloth one that BMW recently brought back in the attention of public with their S1000RR? Well, it has generated an online dispute regarding to whether it is real or not, so a couple of guys with their bellies plumped with barbeque have decided to make their own attempt with a 50cc Vespa scooter. More precisely, they laugh about BMW’s promotional video with this backyard spoof. Still, it’s funny…so enjoy!
See how metal turns into motorcycle in a promotional video released by Suzuki in the early 1990s to show how their GSX-R 750 supersport motorcycle came to life. As you can suppose, the engine is their main focus, so if you incline towards engineering and often get your hands dirty yourself, this is the kind of video during which you drink your coffee and draw inspiration from. We sure like it and hope you do too.
Ok, here’s the story: Moto Guzzi specialist Cycle Garden felt like it could use some publicity and what better way than having one of their bikes – a V7 Sport model – associated with the gorgeous Veronica Saint. Said and done. These are some of the best pics in the Guzzi Girls Book, but you’re better off with the “making of” kind of video after the break.
This is a very funny video for Yamaha directed by Mark Toia. It shows a fan of the Japanese brand having troubles deciding himself between three different models, the FJR1300, FZ1 and XV1600 and the guy eventually has himself cloned for the sake of riding the three bikes at the same time. Hmm, I guess I never thought at it that way.
This is the promo for the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed and it shows trial master Dougie Lampkin in his two-wheeled search for Formula One stars Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button around the Goodwood estate. Also taking part at the rather funny action are bike fan Chris Barrie and chef James Martin. The happy ending is well worth it.
Triumph Tridays is an annual event that takes place in Newchurch. The biggest 2010 reunion of the Triumph fans will take place from June 25 to 27 in the same Austrian town of Neukirchen, which for three days will become British. This means British banners and language, British food, British music and, of course, British motorcycles. Bikers from all over the world are expected, making the event one of a kind.
Honda barely introduced their latest big four model, the CB1100 and Japanese tuner Mugen has already released a package of bits and pieces for future owners to easily turn their nakeds into café racers worthy of the 1970s.
The café racer kit is mainly composed from a silver headlamp cowl and a racy looking seat, while the matt black fenders and sports exhausts are just the right touches to help set this bike further apart from the naked crowd and closer to the café racer one. Hit the jump for the Mugen CB1100 café racer action video.
When hearing about the world’s most expensive chopper you usually get the “what, is it gold plated?” reaction and we can understand the irony, but it seems that someone did think at gold plating a chopper with 24 karats gold and ask $500,000 for it. The thing does look like a work of art, but we wouldn’t go as far as calling it a jewel. Isn’t this too much?
While it may be hard to believe that someone can lift the front end of a fully loaded BMW R1200GS and keep the bike steady for enough distance to call the achievement a wheelie, this video simply blows away all expectations.
It shows a very skilled rider performing a 3km wheelie during the 2.26 minutes video on the Beemer in South Africa. Looking at it, you’re not too far off if suspecting this guy can go like this forever and ever as long as there’s no traffic and the road is nice and straight.
It is things like this that spice up one’s journeys and we really like to see people taking bikes beyond what they thing the limits are.