BMW’s tuner, AC Schnitzer, presents their latest intervention on a motorcycle. The BMW F 800 Reloaded, as it is called, has suffered multiple changes and upgrades, the sportier look being valued through the infinity of accessories. The mid-sized naked known as the F 800 R now drifts away from its origins and actually looks very similar to its bigger sibling, the K 1300 R, which was also tuned by AC Schnitzer.
Thus, in the list of replaced parts and accessories we find: new front spoiler, which covers the engine almost entirely, Stealth silencer with EC approval and removable DB-Killer, WP central shock, WP fork, crash pads, high performance air filter, wider handlebar and adjustable brake and clutch levers. Also, the F 800 Reloaded was fitted with a new headlight fairing and is covered in a color called Titanium.
So this is how you turn an average F 800 R into a much more aggressive two-wheeler if you’re an experienced German tuner working with both cars and motorcycles.
This Ducati 1198S got in the hands of the guys at Red Fenix, who have made it worth 100,000 euros (US$144,000). It is now called the Ducati 1198RF and comes with a host of upgrades and modifications that only the most ostentatious or incredibly skilled of you out there could possibly demand for: 17-inch magnesium alloy wheels from Marvic, which are wrapped up in a pair of Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires, 47mm K-Service fork, slightly reduced wheelbase, repositioned Brembo front brake disc (for better cooling) and an engine retuned by the Milan-based Desmolupo.
In the end, you get pretty much a race bike that has an additional 10-11 horsepower, goes faster around bends and only requires one finger on the lever to stop from racing speeds. Is that worth the extra $122,205, given the fact that a factory-equipped 2009 Ducati 1198S starts at $21,795?
Roaring Toyz has just finished customizing this Suzuki GSX-R 1000 for Mat Mladin! Does the name sound familiar to you? Mat Mladin is the winner of six titles in the AMA Superbike Championship and the recent founder of Bike Gear Warehouse Company, which is also the reason why he ordered this custom made motorcycle.
The Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 by Roaring Toyz will be officially unveiled in two days at Laguna Seca and it will then start a promoting tour for the newly born company on all the tracks where AMA Superbike rounds are planned. The bike will then be taken to Australia (Mladin’s home country), where it will be used to promote Bike Gear Warehouse in their job of distributing Roaring Toyz custom sportbike parts.
Heavily modified scooters have always drifted away from their original purpose, but none look more pointless than these ones. Seriously lengthened, widened and fitted with big and loud aftermarket pipes, they give a whole new meaning to the word extravagant and they belong to Japanese teenagers.
Japan has done a lot both for the auto and moto industry, but I have a hunch that this isn’t going to bring any contribution whatsoever as the 250cc scooters look impossible to be actually ridden. Imagine passing over a speed bump with a $37,000 scooter…and then the repair bill.
They do look nice, but belong in the photo studios.
The MotoMorphic JaFM#1 is the unique creation of Victor Komunytsky and Jim Davis, the proud ex-owners of a small repair shop and a small motorcycle selling business. We are saying “ex” because the two had to sell their business in order to fully concentrate on finishing their dream machine.
Taking a closer look at this motorcycle, we realize that the two builders don’t have bad taste at all. In fact, this thing is built on a custom chassis made of 6061-T6 tubing and CNC machined billet 6061 with incorporated gas tank. The swingarm is made in-house as well while the fork was provided by Ohlins, the monoshock by Penske and the brakes are fancy Brembo units. What actually sets this bike apart from anything else we’ve seen before are definitely the outrageously big wheels. Is there any point in mentioning that the base motorcycle (or better yet, donor bike) is an Aprilia Falco?
The guys at MotoMorphic also took the time to properly promote their creation so here is some action footage of the bike.
German tuners ‘Wunderlich’ recently performed a radical transformation on a 2009 BMW K1300R with incredible results. In fact, I would call this a better candidate for the MotoTerminator title than the Confederate models that were created with robotics in mind.
The Wunderlich BMW K1300R is a sophisticated motorcycle robot send back in time to change the life of one lucky rider. Upgrading the bike from all points of view with aftermarket units such as the titanium sports exhaust, lightweight wheels, wave-style discs, flat sports bars, uprated suspensions and a radical headlight cluster, the German tuning experts managed to make this thing really their own…and add an extra $9,000 on top of the Beamer’s original price.
Italian company RM Racing got their hands on a Suzuki GSX-R 1100 and modified it into a veritable dirt bike just to show off their talent in taking the ordinary and transforming it into something totally out of the ordinary.
At a first glance, the bike looks like an old thumper, but as you get a closer look at it it’s easy to realize that someone spent a great deal of time undergoing a serious, but partial transformation from superbike to dirt bike.
The engine displacement was increased to 1,200cc, modification that required a new set of pistons and a new engine head. The original swingarm was replaced with an aluminum unit taken straight off a 1993 GSX-R 750 model and an Ohlins shock was added as well. The bike features cool new KTM parts such as an inverted front fork, brake system and wheels, but it’s impossible not to spot the immense four-cylinder engine that was built for speed. This now evacuates burned gasses through a four-into-one exhaust with no silencer whatsoever! I don’t want to be anywhere close to this thing when it climbs a hill.
Having also changed the bars and adding a pair of more appropriate plastic fenders, the Italians finished their unique project and took it for a test run. Nice!
Because some experiences must be caught on tape, we’re happy to present to you the promotional video for the Tachyon XC Helmet Camera together with what the producer – Tachyoninc –has to say about it:
“The Tachyon XC Extreme Helmet Camera is the latest generation video and still camera designed for filming extreme action. It is extremely rugged and very simple to use, while delivering up to a full 30FPS of VGA video. It comes with a remote control and custom-designed mounting accessories. It makes use of the common 1, 2, and 4GB SD and SDHC cards, but it is also the only helmet cam on the market that is compatible with 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB SDHC cards. This can give the user up to 8 hours of superior-level video and up to 64 hours of surveillance security spy video on a single card. A patented shock-proof battery system eliminates a common problem among other helmet cameras; the loss of power and recorded files caused by the jarring loose of the batteries. This innovation ensures that videos taken in challenging and perhaps impossible-to-repeat situations will not be lost. And unlike other cameras which need to rely on an external waterproof case, the Tachyon XCs housing is already waterproof, allowing you to film to a depth of 8 meters (28.5 feet) and protecting the camera from the elements.”
But, what they forget to mention is how activities such as filming yourself while riding ridiculously dangerous on public roads can put the cops on your tale. So before uploading your videos, make sure that all the content is in the limits of the law because the police in the UK ended up busting a crazy rider last year after investigating his Youtube account.
One of Germany’s most notorious tuners, AC Schnitzer, recently finished work on the all-new BMW K1300R and– by what this picture reveals – they enhanced the model’s aggressive looks without neglecting performance either.
The upgrades consist in: lighter AC Schnitzer ACS forged alloy wheels, a Superbike bar conversion package, AC Schnitzer Stealth silencer with EC approval and removable DB Killer, high performance manifold, belly pan, cockpit and lamp trim as well as an AC Schnitzer pillion cover. Standard clutch and brake levers are replaced by AC’s more resistant and also adjustable units made of aeronautical aluminum.
AC Schnitzer hasn’t yet announced the price of the impressive transformation, but I don’t know why I have a hunch that you don’t really want to find that out, but simply look at the bike and be impressed by the transformation.
Responsible riders who want carry their children as passengers are now offered the ideal solution from Italian motorcycle accessories and equipment company Givi. They have invented the so-called Baby Ride which is no more than a baby seat similar to ones used in cars and which is belted on the back end of 650cc scooters (that’s why the full name is Baby Ride S650).
The special seat is destined to kids in between 5 and 8 years of age and offers proper lateral support as well as a pair of handles and belt footrests. Made of expanded polyurethane, the Baby Ride is both comfortable and rigid so it meets the most important demands for such a task. For more information, visit the company’s official website at www.givi.it.