The Triumph Speed Triple Brown Racer is a special edition model made in France and which distinguishes thanks to the unique bronze color scheme and gold rims. It also features other gold parts such as the exhaust pipes, clutch and brake levers as well as handlebar ends and these do contribute at the overall customized appearance, although you don’t need to be an expert to spot that there’s nothing standard about the way that this Triumph motorcycle looks.
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?
French tuner Ad Koncept has come up with a very interesting way to customize the 2009 Honda CBR1000RR , not that much in matters of technical upgrades but more in terms of extremely attractive styling. The new Playboy scheme looks simply awesome on the standard fairing, but we do notice the Ohlins suspension, new Brembo brakes and LeoVince exhaust as well as the Rizoma special kit that was added to the bike.
The new special livery is sure to make this bike stand out even more, especially if it is ridden by one of those bunnies that we all like.
Yoshimura uses the experience gained in AMA Superbike racing to create a limited edition Suzuki GSX-R1000 . Features such as the high-lift cams, a quick shifter, numerous suspension upgrades and a full titanium-carbon exhaust are surely enough to help make an impression on the bike that comes as a clearly superior alternative to the recently unveiled Buell 1125RR racing motorcycle, which will compete in the AMA Superbike series.
The fact that the Buell motorcycle is not for sale to the general public determined Mat Mladin, former AMA Superbike Champion, to contest the AMA’s decision to let Buell’s turnkey racer compete in the series. As a contradiction to this fact, the Suzuki GSX-R1000RR is street-legal and also available to the public, which shows how racing experience always stands out when it all reduces to the facts/benefits.
Price and availability are yet to be announced, but those who miss their exemplar can very well built their own by simply buying the Yoshimura aftermarket parts and having them mounted on a standard Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Hit the jump to read the bike’s impressive features.
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.
This Laverda motorcycle has suffered an incredible, truly radical transformation into a…car. In fact, it is a supercar sidecar attached to the original bike, which was heavily modified to fit the scenario.
It was built within 10 years by a Frenchman named Francois Knorreck. The reason why this 10,000 hours project lasted this long is the builder’s little spare time.
Featuring parts of a Kawasaki 1000, VW Golf GTI, Audi 80 and a Citroen Xantia as well as from BMW and Renault cars, the Snaefell, as the builder named it, is probably the most technically diversified piece of engineering.
The impressive fit and finish and the fact that the thing is totally functional leave us speechless. It even features gulfwing doors!
It’s funny how a good looking chick can attract you attention and you end up writing a post about the bike that she’s sitting on. That’s the case here and, yes, you can put that blame on me!
This is actually a 2003 Ducati 749 that ended up in the right hands in 2004. The owner, which ’…can never leave anything stock’, then started to lower, lengthen and garnish the bike, leaving us wondering if we’d choose between it and the “other” attraction point in the pictures.
But let’s check out some details here. First of all, there’s the stretched swingarm, custom-built exhaust and the spoked wheels. These are features that we simply can’t get over, so we’ll leave the owner do the talking from here: ‘I wanted to go for an old school look, so we sprayed it hot rod black with solid red flake scallops, equipped with red and white pin stripes all around. I also designed a nice air ride kit for it, along with some carbon pieces and custom side-mount exhaust. For some this would be enough, but when things snowball around here, it never stops! I ended up making a one-off, 14 over aluminum tubular swingarm to house a custom fat spoked rim. We went with ‘Ride Wright Fat 50’ 18-inch wheels, with a 300 in the back, chrome spokes with black rims’.
By what we can see when we’re not looking at that hot chick (damn, these guys were inspired!) the riding position is similar to that of a drag bike, so let’s just hope that the adrenaline rush is similar too.
Panda Moto is a French Tuner that was inspired by last year’s Milan Show BMW hit, the Lo Rider , and decided to have its own approach towards the idea and yet remain faithful to the German brand. So it took a standard BMW R1200R and chopped up the rear end in order to achieve the radical look while bringing in a pair of lightweight, standard spoked wheels and Ohlins suspensions to support those. The steering geometry was altered to improve handling and a handcrafted exhaust is sure to make a screamer out of this beauty.
The Panda Moto R1200R weighs 217 kg, making for a pretty heavy piece of two-wheeled machinery. But, with prices ranging between 18,000 - 24,000 euros, weight is this bike’s last problem.
MV Agusta hasn’t yet started to inspire their F4’s fairing on UFOs, but their users have and this is a very successful design that was spotted at the 2008 Asama Meeting in Japan.
The modifications are as pointless as they are obvious, but I believe that they do give a new meaning to the saying ‘razor sharp fairing’. Still, that guy looks like being pregnant with the gas tank = Not Cool!
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.