It looks like Castrol is willing to pay a great deal of money to celebrities such as Cristiano Ronaldo to help promote their lubricants. In this recent TV ad, they’re somehow trying to make a connection between their Castrol Power 1, a Honda CBR600RR and football. You decide if everything turns out for the best as we’re just surprised to see a motorcycle being used to play football with for the first time.
Take a look at Ducati’s video showing how easy owners can change the color of their Monster 696 s with only a screwdriver and different body panels and front fender. These lasts are all part of a special kit that Ducati offers for the middleweight Monster only and there are 13 different colors available. Color therapy indeed.
Off-road riding/driving can give one quite a rush and the number of stunt man in this field grows bigger every year. Some may call them crazy, but a well organized and synchronized choreography leads to pure madness and a healthy adrenaline rush. See what happens when adrenaline junkies with dirt bikes, cars and monster trucks get together for some action.
Those of you who at seeing BMW’s tablecloth trick said frenetically that neither the S1000RR nor any other superbike could ever do that no matter the acceleration times, will surely find reward in this video. Bike Magazine have taken the exact same bike and used a much smaller table only to demonstrate how the trick just isn’t possible at large scale.
See what happens when a Honda National Motos pit crew member unintentionally drops gasoline all over a Honda CBR1000RR right after refueling. The bike had participated to the race up until that point, so the red hot exhaust acted as a spark, igniting the racing motorcycle just as the team members were trying to clean it up.
The latest creation of 26-year-old designer Igor Chak is the hybrid motorcycle concept called the Izh-1. Inspired from the 1929 Soviet Izh–1, the 2012 bike retains nothing but a few styling cues from the original russian bike as the designer has considered an 849.40 ccm (51.83 cubic inches) V-twin engine, modern looks and all the possible gadgets for it.
Half built from heat resistant and highly reinforced plastic, the 140 hp engine should be light and even feature built in wiring and circuitry. The classic engine, which has a fuel-regulating system for better fuel economy, can be mated either to a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. Electronics would control the throtle system, clutch and brakes.
What makes this a hybird is the additional 60kw electric motor found in the rear wheel. This one is fed from a Lithium Sulfide Battery and gets a two-speed speed gearbox.
Probably the most interesting thing about this concept is the fact that it features a dual airbag, one to protect the rider and keep it on the bike and the second, mounted just above the front wheel, should take about 50% of the force of impact and also keep that rear wheel on the ground while doing so.
The bike would work in three different modes – sport, comfort and manual – and be fitted with traction control, ABS as well as a proximity regulating radar system front facing on-board camera helping riders maintain a safe distance from vehicles ahead if these happen to brake suddenly.
Apart from featuring a GPS navigation system, the Izh-1 is compatible to iPhone, Windows, Blackberry, Symbian, Android etc so that riders would stay connected all through their journey.
These are just some of the bike’s most important features. The designer covers the whole thing, so go to http://www.igorchak.com/conceptual/ to find out more. Also, click past the break for this concept’s video.
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.
Ducati has just introduced their 2010 Monster 796 and together with it a second episode of the Monster Art project . Called “Logomania”, this episode pays tribute to famous Ducati logos and colour schemes from the brand’s early days.
Ducati seems to know just how important it is for Monster owners to make a bike really theirs, so while last year they offered the posibility for riders to totally change the visual of their bikes with clip-on tanks, tail-pieces, fenders and bikini fairings, the Bologna company now makes sure everybody enjoys a factory customized model just like they would have ordered it to a custom painter themselves.
The whole idea behind the all-new Ducati Monster 796 is to increase the profit of the Monster lineup and the second Monster Art episode is just another way to help themselves achieve that. What’s best, owners love it. Click past the break for the Ducati Monster Logomania video as well as the list of color schemes available.
Take a look at the latest motorcycle safety ad that we came across. It was made by the association of Swiss insurers and it looks like a piece of heaven…or something. It shows a couple of guys on sportsbikes and a guardian angel (also on a motorcycle) singing to them a very calming song – “Slow down. Take it easy!” Performed by Sign & The Opposite, this can even be downloaded from the slow-n-easy website, but I don’t think you’ll be hearing many bikers listening to it.
Lately, we’re witnessing a tendency for this kind of safety ads, but we’re not sure they have the same effect as those that really show the risks of dangerous riding. Still, it is better than nothing.
It is unlikely that someone would think at fitting a motorcycle with larger exhaust pipes than the ones seen in the attached video, so these are probably the largest to end up on the web so far. Still, a question remains: why would anyone want to do that? Also considering the quiet neighborhood this guy revs that bike around we’re suspecting a ticket isn’t too far away.