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!
Honda has never even considered building a six-cylinder motorcycle engine to power their late 1970 CBX models, but owners have and this is the best they came up with. Apparently a regular 1979 Honda CBX, but actually being powered by a six-cylinder motor, this bike reflects the fact that manufacturers can fit an enormous engine on virtually any motorcycle and enjoy a great success. I’m counting the exhaust pipes on this thing over and over again and can’t believe how…regular it looks.
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.
German tuners Hoely have recently put their hands on a Kawasaki ER-6n and transformed it into a faster, better looking and implicit more challenging bike that they call ER6-RR.
The engine now develops an impressive 98bhp – incomparable to the approximately 75bhp of the standard bike–thanks to a series of upgrades from which the gas-flowed head with an increased compression ratio of 13.8:1, balanced pistons, rods and crank, high-lift cams, advanced ignition, a modified airbox and a full Akrapovic system are the most important.
Chassis components have been borrowed from Kawasaki’s top supersport models so the bike features ZX-6R’s USD suspensions and ZX-10R’s radial brakes. Yet, the frame hasn’t been stiffen up so let’s just hope they did the math well and this will manage with the around 23bhp extra.
As the picture shows, this Kawi is built to perform on the track and we reckon that the parallel-twin engine is now capable to be put against any standard four-cylinder middleweight sports bike out there. Now that’s a great achievement to take in consideration!
For some people, the color schemes available for the Suzuki Hayabusa are simply not shiny enough and, as a result, we end up seeing more and more such fully chromed motorcycles. This one was spotted at the Daytona Bike Week.
Probably the most famous science fiction film, Alien vs. Predator has inspired the creation of some of the ugliest motorcycles on the face of the EARTH. These bikes are from Thailand so the movie must have fans there too.
Some riders simply can’t deal with the fact that they can only ride their motorcycles when the weather outside allows it and that’s how we end up seeing those same riders soaked and then on the verge of pneumonia. And even those riders find alternative solutions to their commuting and/or racing needs when dealing with ice covered surfaces, but the most consistent of those few left give another meaning to “alternative solutions”.
This here is a Triumph Daytona 675 especially modified to be raced on ice tracks. While the aftermarket exhaust and the absence of the headlights is nothing out of the ordinary for any racing bike, the spiked wheels look well out of place given the type of bike. It won’t lean as much as a regular shoed version, but it does the trick.