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OBIBOI plays with JAWA and BSA renderings

OBIBOI plays with JAWA and BSA renderings

The vintage British and Czech brands are making a comeback

While we know that the Indian auto major Mahindra purchased the iconic British biker BSA and rights to the Czech JAWA brand, it would take at the least a couple of years to see their first iterations of what is touted as ‘The grand revival’.

But that has not stopped rendering artists across the globe who have already started letting their imagination run wild. They say that ’Imagination is a place where all the important answers lies’ and I guess we have started to get ours.

An Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi and is also famously called as OBIBOI has sketched some impressive looks of concepts which might be expected from the Mahindra stable in the future. They include desert runners, scramblers and street build concepts. Let’s have a look at these:

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JAWA Moto is here with their latest iterations of the 350 and 660 Vintage

JAWA Moto is here with their latest iterations of the 350 and 660 Vintage

The Czech brand is having a grand-revival coming

Joining the likes of BSA, Ariel, Levis, Brough, Hesketh, Matchless, and Norton, there is another European vintage name coming back from the abyss and relive the glory days of the 20th century. Say hello to Jawa Motorcycles, with love from Prague, Czechoslovakia. (err… or India??)

While we know that it would take at the least a couple of years to see their first iterations of what is touted as ‘The grand revival’, JAWA has gone ahead and launched their brand-new edition of its iconic 350 motorcycles and a 660 Vintage. This time, carrying a four-stroke engine with single overhead camshaft to be able to comply with the Euro - IV emission norms.

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What would you do if you had 8 vintage motorcycles and a Porsche stolen from your garage?

What would you do if you had 8 vintage motorcycles and a Porsche stolen from your garage?

Thieves struck a Spanish custom workshop and got away with 9 vintage vehicles

That is exactly what happened to Spanish custom builders Café Racer Dreams (CRD) last week. Located in Paracuellos de Jarama, Madrid, Spain, CRD is one of the reputed BMW custom specialists located in the area who have been turning out some stunningly beautiful creations over the last couple of years.

Unfortunately, some miscreants, supposedly qualified, broke open their lock and made away with 8 newly customized bikes that were ready for dispatch to their owners inside and outside of Spain. In addition to these stolen CRD, the thieves stole a classic Porsche 356 even.

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Cleveland CycleWerks to setup shop in India

Cleveland CycleWerks to setup shop in India

This American manufacturer wants to taste how it is to run in the biggest market for two-wheelers

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland CycleWerks began business not very long ago. Still new to the industry, the company builds small displacement retro style café racers and bobbers known for their distinctive retro-chic styling, ride quality and above all value for money. There have been issues with their fit and finish, but are ever improving.

This American manufacturer is going to set up shop in India this year to taste how it is to run in the biggest market for two-wheelers. It will go in the Indian bike market to challenge Royal Enfield’s small bike supremacy in its own backyard. They will bring three models out of their six to the Indian market, all ranging from 110cc to 230cc catering to the commuter segment (the biggest motorcycle segment of the country).

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TVS Motors unveiled a brand-new Hybrid motorcycle, the TVS Zeppelin concept

TVS Motors unveiled a brand-new Hybrid motorcycle, the TVS Zeppelin concept

A 220 cc motor gets tethered to a 1200W electric motor

India’s third largest two-wheeler manufacturer, TVS Motors, is having a ball back home in India. It might not be a world player yet, but don’t fool yourself from having your doubts about it. It is the same firm that BMW Motorrad tied up with to make their G 310R, and those bikes are selling like hot cakes everywhere. Then came the Apache RR 310 fully-faired sportsbike that carries over the powertrain, suspension unit, chassis, brakes, radials and the exhaust from the entry-level naked German.

For a company whose strength lies in its goal of designing and development of new products that are a continuous source of inspiration, it showcased its future products at the recently concluded Indian Auto Expo. It was the TVS Zeppelin hybrid gas-electric cruiser concept that made all the noise at the TVS stalls. It not only sounds interesting (just like the band) but also looks like a proper well-made motorcycle.

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The Emflux One is here and talks with tons of promises for all under $10K

The Emflux One is here and talks with tons of promises for all under $10K

125 mph top speed, in-built action cameras, AI brain, top-spec equipment list and a small price tag

This is the Indian startup eco-system’s gift to the world. A motorcycle in the newfound electric business that has being brimmed with bells and whistles not found on any other production bike. Emflux Motors is entering with tall claims of having a 125 mph superbike that runs on electricity for up to 100 miles at full range. And if you go full-blown-track-mode, expect a range of around 50 miles.

Called the "Emflux One", it was unveiled at a recently concluded Indian Auto Expo and is aiming at the premium market that caters to the mid-weight motorcycle segment. The company has been working on their superbike for just over a couple of years, unlike other startups that have taken more than half a decade to develop their products.

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The finalists of the Battle of the Kings 2018 have been chosen

The finalists of the Battle of the Kings 2018 have been chosen

They will go head-to-head at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this weekend

It might not be the best of times for the Milwaukee brand these recent years. It has recently come under the hammer from Green activists opposing the waiving of pollution fines, and before that, slow growth and lack of customer demands forced the company to decide on closing its factory in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2019.

Luckily, Harley has a few tricks in its arsenal to keep the excitement ticking amongst its enthusiasts. And after nearly three months of building and a month of online voting, the Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings (BOK) has finally culminated with five finalists from the UK dealer builds (The BOK is conducted for the European dealers only).

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The Arch Method 143 is as evil as it gets

The Arch Method 143 is as evil as it gets

The new flagship for Keanu Reeves’s motorcycle company

With what started out as a custom weekend project for Hollywood’s Keanu Reeves, Arch Motorcycles has come a long way ever since it set up shop back in 2007. Joined by a self-taught engineer Gard Hollinger, the company started making production models soon and has to date made three models.

With two models in their existing lineup, Arch Motorcycles expanded their dream project with the brand new flagship model showcased at the EICMA 2017. Called the Arch Method 143, it is a power cruiser that boasts of a powerful V-Twin engine underneath its hood and surrounded by a carbon fiber mono-cell chassis and exquisite materials all around.

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A Whiskey to honour the 50th anniversary of Burt Munro's land-speed record on an Indian

A Whiskey to honour the 50th anniversary of Burt Munro’s land-speed record on an Indian

Limited to just 953 bottles commemorating Burt’s 953cc machine

This is good news for ardent fans of Whiskey, just like me. And if you are a motorcycle enthusiast also (why else would you be reading this here?), know that this is the best way you could spend your $184.71 on.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of New Zealand’s Southland legend Burt Munro’s greatest production land-speed record, the New Zealand Whisky Collection, along with John Munro (Burt’s son) have created a batch of limited edition whiskey called the “Spirit of Munro”. (The name was given to Munro’s record-setting motorcycle.)

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UM motorcycles showcased the Renegade Thor electric cruiser

UM motorcycles showcased the Renegade Thor electric cruiser

Gets three battery capacities that can take the bike from 50 miles to 170 miles

UM-Motorcycles (United Motors) may not have been a brand name anyone of us have it at any corner of our brains, but it is an 18-year-old American global company headquartered in Miami with R&D centers and offices in Miami, India, Italy, and China. With manufacturing facilities in India and China.

The company makes commuter motorcycles, scooter, DSR Series of Euro IV compliant 125 cc Dual Sports bikes, Renegade series of cruiser motorcycles and the Xtreet naked motorcycles. Adding to their lineup, UM has taken a bold step into the electric powered motorcycles by launching their all-new Renegade Thor.

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Here is a custom Honda CX500 with tire warmers

Here is a custom Honda CX500 with tire warmers

The "Highflyer". From Austria, with love

There will be times to build and create a motorcycle that is all practical and sensible, and not just that looks good to impress your friends. Then there comes a time for just hanging loose and to go Full Monty on creating a bonkers of a bike without having a client or a brief in mind.

One example of that Custom scene is this build on a Honda CX500 by the National Custom Tech crew of David Widmann, Kurt Kosjek, and Manuel Tilke. Created in their workshop in Feldkirchen, Austria, the crew stripped the old Honda right down to its nuts and bolts, before rebuilding it to include the need of bloody tire warmers. How cool is that?

It is called the Honda CX 500 Highflyer.

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KTM's life saving electronics deciphered

KTM’s life saving electronics deciphered

Watch KTM MTC, ABS, MSC and launch control working behind the scenes

A rider is not born but is made. There is absolutely no harm in accepting that you are not the best rider and that there is always a better rider out there. But, that does not mean you don’t try to improve on it. The more you ride, the more opportunity you will find to try and match synergies with your motorcycle.

The same also applies to motorcycles. There is always a better one out there. So manufacturers and engineers come up with new technologies and innovation that make that same motorcycle perform better and safer than before. And KTM is one of those who is world renowned for giving us bikes that loves walking on the edge of performance and handling.

Helping them do that is not just their mad mechanicals, but some really smart electronic wizardry. They tap into multiple parameters to give the rider the optimum control of their bikes without losing the joy of riding.

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Harley Davidson receives slander from Green activists opposing the waiving of pollution fines

Harley Davidson receives slander from Green activists opposing the waiving of pollution fines

The Trump government waived $ 3 million in work programs that was slapped against the Milwaukee firm back in 2016

Recently, we were contemplating about Harley’s upcoming new models, ’Bronx’, ’48X’ and ’Pan America’, as part of their new strategy to add 100 new models in the coming decade. But it looks like the Milwaukee Bar & Shield brand is not able to register any success stories today due to its current downward trend in the market.

The first hit to Harley came when it decided to close its factory in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2019 and consolidate its production in York, Pennsylvania taking considerations of customer demands.

Now, there is an uproar against the firm with multiple green peace activists, along with ten states and the District of Columbia, are slandering the President Donald Trump administration for waiving $ 3 million in pollution fines against Harley-Davidson.

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Polaris is celebrating Victory Motorcycles with a new tome

Polaris is celebrating Victory Motorcycles with a new tome

After a year since the American’s demise

After making some of the most elegant cruisers, baggers, and tourers for 18 years, Polaris shut down operations of Victory Motorcycles back in January last year as it struggled to keep up with the attention pulled by the Harleys and the Indian.

Now, exactly a year after Polaris pulled the plug on this American, the company released a book on Victory’s short but emulating 20-year-old history to celebrate the original American brand. Called the “Victory Motorcycles 1998–2017; The Complete History of an American Original”, the 192-page opus starts with the original prototype of the first bike showcased back in 1997.

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Ducati is getting a new 'Scrambler Hashtag' for the millennials. And yes, that is the name of the motorcycle

Ducati is getting a new ’Scrambler Hashtag’ for the millennials. And yes, that is the name of the motorcycle

The Hashtag will only be sold online

Ducati has been making Scramblers which could have been abused on roads that don’t exist, but it pleased the urban way and the masses rather and hence they became glorified street bikes. Reinforced for off-road duty, this Desert Sled is most certainly the only Scrambler-esque iteration of South-West California and Mexico’s Baja scenes in the ’60s and ’70s.

If you think that Ducati made the Scramblers for entertaining the youth, you are absolutely right. But if you believe the Italians cannot entice them more than this, oh boy you are so wrong. Planned out by the millennial interns at the Ducati offices, the firm is launching a brand new Scrambler model adding to the already strong line-up of six models.

And it’s aptly called the Scrambler Hashtag. Yes, the #. What is even more brain tickling is the fact that Ducati is going to sell these bikes exclusively through a screen rather than on a showroom floor.

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CCM Spitfire Bobber to be unveiled next week

CCM Spitfire Bobber to be unveiled next week

The SkunkwerX Division will put a new character under the same soul

When Clews Competition Machines unveiled their Spitfire model last February, it made headlines all over the internet and received an insane amount of response from the riding folks. So much so that all the limited 150 models were sold within a span of one week. “It was a combination of the promise of pure riding pleasure and a timeless design that set hearts a fluttering at the show.”

CCM’s “SkunkweX” division is now about to unveil a new Bobber variant of their new Spitfire range at the 2018 MCN London Motorcycle Show. The bike will use the same 600cc single pot mill that does the job on all the Spitfire models including the Scrambler, Café Racer, and the Flat Tracker.

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The Energica EgoGP bike breaks cover

The Energica EgoGP bike breaks cover

The FIM MotoE World Cup is finally underway. Enel becomes the title sponsorer

Last year, Dorna Sports, S.L., the commercial entity that holds the rights to conduct all MotoGP Championships and all forms of supersport and superbike racing held around the world, announced that it would be conducting races that will consist of electrically powered Energica Ego superbikes running the circuits.

In a launch event held yesterday at Officine Farneto in Rome, Dorna announced more details about the electric racing with showcasing of the race-spec Energica EgoGP along with naming the series the “FIM Enel MotoE World Cup” from its inception in 2019.

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Keanu Reeves goes motorcycle surfing for a Super Bowl Ad

Keanu Reeves goes motorcycle surfing for a Super Bowl Ad

Squarespace teams up with Arch Motorcycles for a multi-ad campaign

Squarespace, in its 14 years of existence, has become one of the biggest website manufacturing platform today. Most of its success, of course, goes to their quirky and easy templates, but their sensational marketing and weird advertising campaigns which previously included high-profile actors like Jeff Bridges and John Malkovich gave them the millions of users using its services today.

In their new adventure, Squarespace ran a 30-second commercial worth a whopping $5 million during the recently concluded high-profile Superbowl championship with one of its high-profile customer, Keanu Reeves, and his Arch Motorcycles.

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2018 Triumph Speed Triple

2018 Triumph Speed Triple

The British Hooligan is back with better electronics and equipment list

Finally, the big boy has arrived. For 2018, the legendary British manufacturer is spinning a new edition of their iconic Speed Triple motorcycle that has had its glory days starting way back with the ’94 Speed Triple T309. The original ‘factory streetfighter’.

Like old wine in a new bottle, the new Speed Triple is a 24-year-old model. It has already been updated half a dozen times with the last one being in 2016. But with the competition spearing ahead, Triumph decided to refresh the Speed Triple with a few of its latest gimmicks and is giving us their sophisticated hooligans, the ‘2018 Speed Triple S & RS’.

Unveiled at the exclusive factory launch yesterday, the new Speed Triple S & RS are the most powerful, smartest and best-handling Speed Triples... ever.

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Gallery: Triumph Speed Triple S & RS

Gallery: Triumph Speed Triple S & RS

High resolution images for your eyes and wall

Finally, the big boy has arrived. For 2018, the legendary British manufacturer is spinning a new edition of their iconic Speed Triple motorcycle that has had its glory days starting way back with the ’94 Speed Triple T309. The original ‘factory streetfighter’.

The 2018 edition gets around 105 new stuff within its motor to pump the power upto a 150 hp and 83.6 lb.ft or torque. It revs higher and cleaner than ever before. New sleeker free-flow exhaust units keep things fresh with the RS getting a top-spec Arrow end cans.

Top-of-the-line components on this new Triples make them the best handling liter-class naked roadsters coming out of the British factory. Showa suspension on the S and Ohlins on the RS along with Bembo braking help hone the bikes down to the earth.

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Triumph unboxed their brand new Speed Triple S and RS

Triumph unboxed their brand new Speed Triple S and RS

The most powerful, smartest and best handling Speed Triples... ever

Finally, the big boy has arrived. For 2018, the legendary British manufacturer is spinning a new edition of their iconic Speed Triple motorcycle that has had its glory days starting way back with the ’94 Speed Triple T309. The original ‘factory streetfighter’.

Like old wine in a new bottle, the new Speed Triple is a 24-year-old model. It has already been updated half a dozen times with the last one being in 2016. But with the competition spearing ahead, Triumph decided to refresh the Speed Triple with a few of its latest gimmicks and is giving us the sophisticated hooligans, the ‘2018 Speed Triple S & RS’.

Unveiled at the exclusive factory launch yesterday, the new Speed Triple S & RS are the most powerful, smartest and best-handling Speed Triples... ever.

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Suzuki's new patents show laser projections alerting other road users

Suzuki’s new patents show laser projections alerting other road users

A safety system that beams laser light on the road surface

In a bid to make motorcycling safe, manufacturers are foraying deep into embedding technology and innovation into their products to help riders stay safe on their bikes. Motorcycle accidents are close to 30 times more than those of cars, and Suzuki is in an effort to minimize that as much as possible.

The Japanese manufacturer has patented a complex laser lighting system to improve the active safety of motorcycles when in operation. According to the patent images, these dynamic laser lights surround the ground around the motorcycle helping other road users become aware of the motorcycle and rider intentions while on the move.

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Indian shows us how to get on with making a Tracker ourselves

Indian shows us how to get on with making a Tracker ourselves

If 2016-17 were the years of the Cafe-Racers, 2018-19 are for the Street Trackers.

With the winters settled and the holiday season behind us, the motorcycle industry has already set the pace for the next couple of years by showcasing bonkers designs and products that will take on our roads pretty soon. Guys are spending times in their garage to build one for themselves and are showcasing their beautiful builds too.

Looking at what customers were making out of their products in the last couple of years, manufacturers forayed into satisfying the current wave of enthusiasts wanting custom and classic motorbikes. Café-Racers, Bobbers and the lot. Luckily, there is one more breed of the ‘Classics’ amidst those. The makers have already shown appreciation to them and will head to production pretty soon. It’s what they as the Flat Street Trackers.

For all those grease monkeys tinkerers, Indian Motorcycles have come up with a guide to build a Scout Flat Track for both everyday ride comfort and to tear up the dirt any given time.

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The ‘TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge' is available for pre-order

The ‘TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge’ is available for pre-order

A full trailer has also been released of the mountain course game

The era of gamers is at its peak and tech companies are launching challenging new games for the millennials to keep themselves busy. Not exactly healthy but at the end of the day, it is business as usual for guys like this French gaming company called ’Kylotonn Games’ who have created a brand new game for us to get the closest feel of the mad race that is the Isle of Man TT.

At the end of last year, the company released a teaser of their new game called ‘TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge’. Today, the folks have released the full trailer of the game and also have made it available for pre-order for PC, PS4 or Xbox One. If you have access to any one of these, consider yourself lucky.

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Honda and Forever 21 team up to bring out fashion inspired from the '80s and '90s

Honda and Forever 21 team up to bring out fashion inspired from the ’80s and ’90s

The “capsule collection” aims at capturing the likes of the millenials

Inspired by Honda liveries of the ‘80s and ‘90s, US high street chain Forever 21, teamed up with the Japanese manufacturer to bring about a fresh new collection of clothing and apparels priced between $3.90 and $ 58.00.

The Forever 21 x Honda capsule collection is probably our most unexpected collab to date! Taking inspiration from motorsports, the collection features bold primary colors and powerful statement graphics.

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If Vespa made more than just scooters, this is how they might look

If Vespa made more than just scooters, this is how they might look

A sportsbike, enduro, cafe-racer, chopper and also a Tron cycle

The Vespa today takes the best of fine Italian dressing and packs it in a niche retro silhouette. It became a cornucopia of sorts for people wanting a machine that could take them back in time and re-live the classic age. People love Vespa or simply hate their classic vintage looks.

How would you react seeing a Vespa chopper? Or a Vespa Enduro motorcycle? It is tough to imagine one right? Thanks to the chaps at Jennings Harley-Davidson, a dealership with shops in both Leeds and Gateshead in the UK, you don’t have to break your head much for it.

They’ve designed six absolutely bonkers Vespa concepts that distill visual cues and character of what the Italian retro maker could actually push outside their factories down the lane. Or probably not. But why not have some fun imagining yeah?

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CAKE is giving us the KALK. An electric dirt bike

CAKE is giving us the KALK. An electric dirt bike

A lightweight off-roader all made of aluminum and carbon fiber

I surprised myself there with the title. A ’LOL’ moment happened in my brain, all thanks to this new Swedish firm entering the two-wheeled world with their first product.

The brainchild of a Swedish Stefan Ytterborn, Cake intends “to speed up the journey towards a zero-emission society, while enhancing excitement and fun.” And their very first step is this Kalk electric off-roader that blurs the line between mountain bikes and motorcycles.

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Arch Motorcycle's future gets rendered by OBIBOI

Arch Motorcycle’s future gets rendered by OBIBOI

A sportsbike carrying a V4 under the hood

With what started out as a custom weekend project for Hollywood’s Keanu Reeves, Arch Motorcycles has come a long way ever since it set up shop back in 2007. Joined by a self-taught engineer Gard Hollinger, the company started making production models soon and has to date made three models.

The bikes are yet to reach stardom and people have already started imagining them in a different genre. An Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi, also famously called as OBIBOI has sketched an impressive looking concept which might be expected from the Arch stable in the future.

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Alta Motors dropped a powerful new Redshift MXR

Alta Motors dropped a powerful new Redshift MXR

The motocross bike gets big on power and range

The Brisbane, California based Alta Motors designs and manufactures the most advanced electric motorcycles in the industry. Starting in 2010, the firm has come a long way in establishing itself building bikes that prove to be better off-roaders than the petrol-powered counterparts.

Until now, their motorcycle line-up included a Supermoto (SM), an Enduro (EX) and a Motocross (MX) electric off-road bikes. Now, the makers are stepping up their game and have launched a brand new motorcycle called the Redshift MXR.

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KTM's 790 Adventure gets spied testing

KTM’s 790 Adventure gets spied testing

The test mule is in full production clothing

Unveiled to the world along with the production-ready 790 Duke at the 2017 EICMA, KTM gave us goosebumps showing an enduro motorcycle underpinned by the same mechanicals as the Duke. The 790 Adventure R.

It is the lightweight enduro motorcycle the adventure community has been waiting for. Unfortunately, dreams got shattered when we learned that the bike displayed was just a production prototype. But looks like good news is right around the corner. A production-ready bike was snapped by our friends down under at the Motorcycle News Australia undergoing final tests.

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BMW is busy testing their brand-new F850GS for an eminent launch soon

BMW is busy testing their brand-new F850GS for an eminent launch soon

The bike was snapped testing in full production ready outfit

The BMW GS adventure series of motorcycles have become quite a reminiscent name in the segment of premium enduro bikes in the country, and they are the bestselling range of motorcycles for the Bavarian company.

For 2018, BMW will be launching a brand-new GS motorcycle that will replace the F800GS. It will be powered by the Bavarian’s 853cc engine and is set to set new benchmarks in the midweight ADV category. Folks at Morebikes managed to capture the bike undergoing final endurance tests in Greece with the bike in full production form.

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Harley-Davidson decides to pull the plug of its Kansas City plant

Harley-Davidson decides to pull the plug of its Kansas City plant

Comes after the Milwaukee firm loses ground in the market

Recently, we were contemplating about Harley’s upcoming new models, ’Bronx’, ’48X’ and ’Pan America’, as part of their new strategy to add 100 new models in the coming decade. But it looks like the Milwaukee Bar & Shield brand is not able to register any success stories today due to its current downward trend in the market.

Taking considerations of customer demands, the firm has decided to close its factory in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2019 and consolidate its production in York, Pennsylvania. This will cut around 800 American jobs from the production ranks in Kansas and add 450 positions to its York facility that had lost 118 jobs last year.

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Hearly Davidson's Projet LiveWire to hit production in 18 months

Hearly Davidson’s Projet LiveWire to hit production in 18 months

The Milwaukee brand will enter a new phase in 2019

You know things are actually getting serious when stalwarts like the Harley Davidson are putting their money and testing out electricity to power their machines. And if you have been following the Marvel studio’s Avenger series, you might have caught the stunning Scarlett Johansson picking up things for the boys on a stealthy looking black widow’s electric motorcycle.

That is the Project LiveWire. Harley’s proprietary shift to an alternative power source. And if you have been keeping up to date with its progress, you might find it as blasphemous as it was for me that Harley took so long for it to enter the production phase.

Luckily, our friends at Autoblog report that the Milwaukee firm is steaming ahead with the Project LiveWire and will soon hit to production. If everything goes right, the electric bike will hit the market as soon as 18 months from now.

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Harley Davidson commissioned these Street Rod Snow bikes

Harley Davidson commissioned these Street Rod Snow bikes

To haul riders around the Winter X Games

In its recent adventures, Harley Davidson has been seemingly busy with increasing involvement of snow and ice competition. Recently, the Milwaukee brand entered the Snowquake 2018, a snow dirt event in the Italian Alps, and then started the Snow Hill Climb, its own event at this year’s Winter X Games where riders drag up the hill on purpose-built Snow Hill Climb Sportsters.

For the same event, Harley came up with an ingenious idea and teamed up with Aaron and Shaun Guardado from Suicide Machine Company to build two snow bikes with skis and belts from a Street Rod 750. These bikes would act as safety vehicles for the event, and to haul athletes around between events.

Now that’s a phenomenon.

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Triumph teases the new Speed Triple, again

Triumph teases the new Speed Triple, again

Brings us a second teaser video, just a week before launch

Last week, the legendary British manufacturer teased their brand new project, the Speed Triple. The video features seven-time world champion Carl Fogarty and two time Isle of Man TT winner Gary Johnson trying to prove the “Ultimate Hooligan”.

Triumph has now launched another video showcasing the top sped Speed Triple RS battling it out under the helm of the same two chaps. We get to see more of the new Speed Triple in its highest specification with the Ohlins and Arrow cans while the pair speeds off into a hooligan lap of an abandoned airfield.

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How would you like your helmet have air conditioning?

How would you like your helmet have air conditioning?

Meet BluSnap. A cooling device made by an Indian start-up

We’ve all been there. Have huge miles to cover through blistering hot weather and the humid air is not making things any better. Sweat is trickling down our neck, and that itchy scalp makes us wish we could rip it off our head. Feeling fresh arriving at the destination only means feeling liberated when the helmet comes off the head. Well, thanks to an Indian start-up, not anymore.

BluArmor, a subsidiary of a motorcycle gear company called AptEner Mechatronics have launched a brand new life-saving helmet cooling device – The BluSnap. It is a battery-operated air-cooler that simply snaps onto any full-face helmet and provides fresh and cool air that will circulate inside your helmet to keep you fresh and fatigue-free even after a long ride.

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What if these car companies made motorcycles?

What if these car companies made motorcycles?

Six car brands that can give the current players a run for their money

I know what you are thinking. Companies like Honda, BMW, Suzuki, and Peugeot are already making both cars and motorcycles. They have successfully managed both the shows and show no signs of aging or trouble to either one because of the other. Yamaha is also trying to get a piece of the four-wheeled world with ‘The Sports Ride’ concept.

But what if exotic car makers like McLaren, Mustang, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce made motorcycles? It would be awesome, of course, but how would they look like? Well, we might have an answer to that. Thanks to the chaps at Jennings Harley-Davidson, a dealership with shops in both Leeds and Gateshead in the UK.

They’ve designed six absolutely bonkers motorcycle concepts that distill visual cues and character of what the company actually makes.

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Bonhams created history with the most expensive sale of a motorcycle in its auction

Bonhams created history with the most expensive sale of a motorcycle in its auction

The 1951 Vincent 998cc Black Lightning was sold for $929,000

The highest amount paid for a motorcycle at an auction until now was for a 1915 Cyclone board racer owned by Steve McQueen, which was sold last year by Mid-America auctions for $825,500 in 2015. Shattering this figure is the sale of yet another piece of history that broke speed records then, and now, by being the most expensive bike sold at auction.

Auction house Bonhams put up the sale of their acquired 1951 Vincent 998cc Black Lightning. It is not just any Vincent, but the one which broke the Australian Land Speed Record piloted by Jack Ehret. And it was sold for a whopping $929,000.

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KTM unveils a limited edition RC 390 and a race-spec SSP300 kit

KTM unveils a limited edition RC 390 and a race-spec SSP300 kit

The potent racer gets equipped with top-spec components

It’s been five years since KTM introduced the Duke and RC series and since their launch, they’ve sold like hotcakes. It inevitably attracted all the attention because of its aggressive new sharper styling and plenty of exciting features. There is hardly any fault regarding the overall packaging of KTM with their RC and its approach towards performance-oriented segments of motorcycles. But, KTM believes in remaining at the top of the podium.

Which is why KTM has given their RC series yet another update that sharpens its racing DNA. Hence it also gets the “R” at the end. It is a standard RC 390 that gets upgraded with top-spec equipment ready for the Supersport 300 competition and we can also avail the optional and dedicated SSP300 Race Kit which aligns with the international SSP 300 FIM regulations.

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The Panigale V4 has finally taken the first step of fulfilling its purpose

The Panigale V4 has finally taken the first step of fulfilling its purpose

Ducati is running it on WSBK tests for it to compete in the 2019 season

The preliminary two-day WorldSBK test at the world famous circuit of Jerez, Spain has been completed and the World SuperBike Championship teams have just begun getting grips of their new machines and expectations. But there was an air of desperation and anticipation when the sight of a new bike and the roar of a new engine was present at Jerez.

It was Ducati’s new fanboy, the Panigale V4. Wrapped in black, without many liveries, the V4 took 64 laps and six hours of testing at Jerez along with Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri testing out their Panigale Rs’ for the 2018 season. After seeing the performance and Ducati test rider, Lorenzo Zanetti’s lap-times, the Italians will probably enter the halo machine into the WSBK sooner than expected.

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A motorcyclists sues General Motors over an autonomous car collision

A motorcyclists sues General Motors over an autonomous car collision

The rider is seeking unspecified damages for the injuries caused

Back in December last year, a motorcycle rider was blamed involving an autonomous vehicle crash. The self-driving cruise was a Chevrolet Bolt which apparently hit a lane splitting Motorcycle rider and justified its decision stating the rider was wrong and unsafe with the lane rules.

The rider, Oscar Nilsson, filed a lawsuit against General Motors in regards to this collision earlier this week stating that the “Bolt suddenly veered back into his lane and knocked him to the ground”. The lawsuit was in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

This news comes days after GM said it would release a Level 5 autonomous vehicle – without a steering wheel or pedals – in 2019.

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Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings enters its fourth installment

Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings enters its fourth installment

Voting has begun to chose the "Custom King"

Every year, the Milwaukee motorcycle brand organizes a custom works competition that commissions top builders to work with the dealers to put their best foot forward and present a bike worthy to be called as the ‘Custom King’.

This year, Harley gets the “Battle of the Kings” in its fourth year and 274 dealers from 21 countries will be participating to earn the ultimate crown. Just for the sake of fun, Harley is also allowing customers to join in with the dealers to partner their build and win incentives.

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The Mayor of London wants manufacturers to make motorcycles harder to steal

The Mayor of London wants manufacturers to make motorcycles harder to steal

To cut down the rampant thefts happening in the capital

Motorcycle theft is a growing criminal activity in certain parts of the world. Things in London, however, is in a different level altogether. There were over 14,000 motorcycle thefts reported in London the last year and 23,430 crimes were committed using motorcycles that were stolen of course.

On an average, 65 bikes are stolen per day and to crack this atrocity, London Mayor Sadiq Khan invited a few manufacturers to a summit on moped crime at the City hall a couple of days ago. He spoke about manufacturers incorporating better anti-theft measures into their products to make it difficult for people to just whisk away bike without authorization.

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Moto Guzzi Airforce: A custom built LE MANS Mk2

Moto Guzzi Airforce: A custom built LE MANS Mk2

Honoring Giovanni Ravelli, founder of Moto Guzzi

On the 14th of January, exactly ten days ago, was the 131st birthday of Giovanni Ravelli, the co-founder of Moto Guzzi. He was also a WW1 fighter pilot, aviator and a motorcycle racer who earned the nickname ‘The Italian Devil’.

Showing great respects to his stature, the chaps at Death Machines of London (DML) custom built a 1982 Moto Guzzi LeMans Mk2 machine as a tribute to Giovanni. They took the old rusting bike and converted into a futuristic café-racer that’s got an enormous amount of imagination put into it. Just look at it and you’ll know what I mean.

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Could this be the new Speed Triple?

Could this be the new Speed Triple?

A new video from Triumph suggests the new model to come as 2018 model

Gone are the days when the word “Triumph” gave us the sexy vintage feels. Now, the brand has evolved big time into making machines that still keeps the sexiness alive but has turned into a whole new stigma. You’ll know what I mean when you see the Bonneville Bobbers’, the Tigers’, Speedmasters’ and the Street Triples’.

They are the new breadwinners and are so good that they are minting money for the iconic British brand. Their Bonneville range is selling as fast as they can make them and the Street Triples have become favorites for naked lovers.

Adding to the list will be the all-new Speed Triple naked roadster. The “Hooligan” of bikes. Triumph just teased the bike in a new video that gives us a launch date of January 29th.

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KTM is testing new 690 Enduro and Supermoto

KTM is testing new 690 Enduro and Supermoto

Spyshots show them being tested fully dressed

Introduction of new emission norms last year forced all manufacturers to shelve a few models since they were unviable to have a ramped up production to suit new rules. The Austrian manufacturer, KTM, too had to undergo this process and amongst the many models taken down were the 690 Enduro (title image) and 690 Supermoto.

Luckily, however, it seems like KTM just couldn’t completely let go of these babies and is currently undergoing a full testing phase of their brand new iterations that will conform to new laws. Our friends at MCN managed to snap a few pictures of the Enduro and the Supermoto doing a full production model tests.

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Yamaha Paper Crafts now gets the YA-1 to celebrate the 20th anniversary

Yamaha Paper Crafts now gets the YA-1 to celebrate the 20th anniversary

It is the fifth model in the “Ultra Realistic” series

Back in 1997, Yamaha challenged our building skills when launched a pretty neat form of Origami, the art of paper folding. They called it the “Paper Crafts.” Every now and then, they release a bunch of new Paper craft motorcycle models where one can print out, cut and assemble these paper figures. As easy as it may sound, trust me, they are more complicated than your understanding of the universe.

For its 20th anniversary, Yamaha PaperCrafts have recreated Yamaha Motor Co’s first motorcycle, the 1955 YA-1, as an Ultra-Realistic Paper Craft. There are two editions there: a standard edition for us puny ignorants and a special edition for those who have mastered the art of origami.

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Harley Davidson now has its own event at the Winter X Games

Harley Davidson now has its own event at the Winter X Games

It’s called the Snow Hill Climb and riders will drag race up the hill

Debut in 1995, the X Games is an annual extreme sports event hosted, produced, and broadcast by ESPN. A couple of years later, they started the winter edition of these games where the most celebrated winter action sports athletes from around the world compete in a myriad of sporting activities on the icy Buttermilk Mountains in Aspen, Colorado.

Events include Shovel Racing, Snow Mountain Bike Racing, Skiboarding, Ice climbing, Snow skating, and other such sports on the snow. The 2018 edition is right around the corner, and this time Harley Davidson has decided to be part of the action and is introducing a new event: The Snowhill Climb.

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This Chinese Bobber is a cut-price Triumph

This Chinese Bobber is a cut-price Triumph

that comes with a floating seat and extended swingarm

A renowned name in the Chinese two-wheeler industry, Chand Jiang motorcycles had been producing military-style sidecar outfits based on WW2-era BMW R75 designs for decades. They are often erroneously referred to as BMW "replicas" when in fact, they are derivatives of the IMZ M-72 Russian motorcycles.

Recently, however, the manufacturer had to cease operations when the brand was making the production of the old 750cc, air-cooled boxer twins due to local emission rules flouting. They had to abruptly stop production since the firm was left without a product.

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Gibbs Biski: The amphibious motorcycle

Gibbs Biski: The amphibious motorcycle

Goes from riding on the land to the water in 5 seconds

If you think you have mastered the arts of two-wheels, think again. This two-wheeler is not your regular pick of the mill. What it is, is a weird looking scooter that can do things no other motorcycle can on a surface no other motorcycle can go on.

Called the Biski, it’s a 55hp twin cylinder engine scooter that runs on land like a normal moped, but a flick of a button gets it riding on water in just under 5 seconds. This amphibious scooter is made by Kiwi chaps who go by the name Gibbs Amphibians, who specialize in amphibious vehicles.

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The most powerful production motorcycle: PGM 2.0 Liter V8

The most powerful production motorcycle: PGM 2.0 Liter V8

A 334 hp monster that makes MotoGP bike run to their mama

The love for V8 Supercars is synonymous even with the folks from down under. We love them, and so do they. But that is the thing about these V8s’; they’ve always tether onto four wheels and more.

Now though, the next time I have a chat with an Aussie chap, I can talk to him in motorcycle terms. Thanks to the PGM 2.0 liter V8. Yes, a V8 powered motorcycles built by an Australian chap and his team of engineers who are at the top of their game right now.

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The Scout and the Chief now represented through a luxury timekeep

The Scout and the Chief now represented through a luxury timekeep

Baume & Mercier Indian Legends launch their Clifton Club series

The watch and the motorcycle industries have always worked in close quarters to bring out extraordinary products that beam with the precision and penchant for performance and style. It is the same case with the collaboration between Indian Motorcycle Company and Baume & Mercier.

This collaboration had made possible for the generation of two exclusive lines of fine watches called the Clifton Club Indian Legends. The two respective series are Clifton Club Scout and Clifton Club Chief. There is a lurking specialty in both these lines as they are just 1,901 limited pieces symbolizing the year Indian Motorcycle Company was founded (1901).

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Video: Kalex making a racing chassis

Video: Kalex making a racing chassis

The choice for most riders on the Moto2 calender

Out of the 32 riders on the Moto2 calendar, 20 of them choose to run on a bike that fits the Kalex chassis. Other manufacturers include KTM, Speed-up, Tech3, Suter, and NTS. The reason why they run on most machines is always a pondering thought but many believe it is mostly because of the conservative nature of the teams.

Of course, there hasn’t been one team complaining about the chassis. They are built to last multiple races and handle all the flexes and forces thrown at it. Kalex is easily one of the best in the business and we get to see a peek inside their factory.

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Chassis manufacturer Kalex begins testing for Moto2 with their first Triumph 765 mill

Chassis manufacturer Kalex begins testing for Moto2 with their first Triumph 765 mill

we have our first images of the engine-chassis combination

Founded in 2008, Kalex Engineering is a German specialty engineering company that designs, manufactures and sells high-performance parts for motorcycles. But they are famous for their Moto2 class stunt where they provide chassis structures to the Moto2 teams. What began with one team, Kalex is now the preferred chassis manufacturer for most of the teams in the current Moto2 season.

Being the preferred chassis manufacturer, Kalex is the first amongst the other makers (KTM, Speed-up, Tech3, Suter, and NTS) to receive the brand new Triumph 765cc motor developed for Moto2. Kalex is undergoing the first full series of tests at the Bavarian city of Bobingen, Kalex’s headquarters.

And we have the first images, thanks to Speedweek.

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Valentino Rossi gets nominated for the ‘Comeback of the Year' award

Valentino Rossi gets nominated for the ‘Comeback of the Year’ award

for his return to the track even after a season crushing injury

Just when the 2017 season was looking good for Rossi, the champion suffered a huge blow to his run due to injuries on his leg during an enduro training accident. It put him out of the race for him to claim another title.

Fractures of the tibia and fibula saw ‘the Doctor’ undergo surgery that threatened him to miss at least two race weekends of this calendar season. But he jumped back on his feet and went in to ride at Motorland Aragon GP, the 14th venue of the season.

Taking inspirations from such amounts of commitment, the Laureus World Sports Awards 2018 has seen it fitting to nominate Rossi for ‘Comeback of the Year’, which he also won back in 2011.

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LEGO might end up making a full scale model of the TRON Light Cycle

LEGO might end up making a full scale model of the TRON Light Cycle

it received 10,000 supporters on its Lego Ideas platform

If you were a kid born in the ‘80s and early ‘90s, this is your opportunity to restore that youth. Lego has just approved to make a full-scale model of the Tron light cycle after the model gained 10,000 supporters.

Based on the Disney film, Tron Legacy, we saw Sam Flynn move around the battle scene in a futuristic motorcycle we’ve all loved. Lego Ideas, impressed by the number of people voted for this design made by Devon-based, Brick Bros UK, will produce the Lego model this year.

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This could be the most expensive bike sold at auction

This could be the most expensive bike sold at auction

Jack Ehret’s record breaking 1951 Vincent 998cc Black Lightning

Auction house Bonhams will put up the sale of their acquired 1951 Vincent 998cc Black Lightning on January 25 at the Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. It is not just any Vincent, but the one which broke the Australian Land Speed Record piloted by Jack Ehret.

This could be the most expensive unrestored motorcycle sold at an auction, while the previous Black Lightning was sold at $293,423 back in 2008. That is not even the most expensive figure. That goes to the 1931 Brough Superior BS4, which was sold last year by Bonhams for £331,900 ($460,000).

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This is the voguish OSSA Monocasco

This is the voguish OSSA Monocasco

A modern electric concept made as a tribute to Santiago Herrero

If you find that name weird, don’t coax yourself. Even I needed a while to familiarize myself with the Spanish brand.

Active for a very brief period from 1924 to 1982, OSSA (Orpheo Sincronic Sociedad Anónima) first made movie projectors and then shifted to being a motorcycle manufacturer only in 1949 that was best known for producing lightweight, two-stroke-engined bikes used in observed trials, motocross, and enduro.

Paying tribute to the brand and the OSSA 250 Monocasc GP motorcycle, the folks at a Barcelona design company concocted an electric concept bike that according to my tastes is the most soothing looking thing ever made on two wheels. It is almost as if your eyes can just flow over those curves. It’s called the Monocasco.

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The 2018 Honda Cub gets its first custom build

The 2018 Honda Cub gets its first custom build

A joint attack from Honda Thailand and K-Speed customs

Thailand is launching the 2018 edition of the most sold automobile in the world, the Super Cub. They will be made in a brand-new factory in Thailand apart from the already existing 16 plants spread across 15 countries that serve customers in more than 160 countries.

To celebrate this feat, Honda Thailand had donated a bike from the first production batch to the K-Speed custom crew to work their magic on history’s most iconic moped. After 30 days of toiling, the magic shows on the “Diablo.”

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Ducati showcases a new look for their 2018 MotoGP season

Ducati showcases a new look for their 2018 MotoGP season

New livery and strong motivation

It has been over a couple of months that the world witnessed the end of the 2017 MotoGP championship. But for many like me, excitement levels are even higher now with the teams busy putting the 2018 MotoGP bikes through their paces and testing their readiness for the opening race of the MotoGP in Qatar.

Showcasing their 2018 game-plan, Ducati introduced the Ducati Desmosedici GP18 prototype that comes with a fresh new flair. With the Italian brand’s most successful MotoGP campaign behind them, Ducati promises an exciting 2018 season at an event in front of a packed crowd of media, press, team sponsors and the factory riders Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo.

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Europe will mandates emergency SOS call system for motorcycles

Europe will mandates emergency SOS call system for motorcycles

The safety device will alert emergency services in an event of a crash

Emergency call systems for cars have been around for a while, with brands like GM having OnStar that automatically dials emergency services if the device installed in the vehicle detects a crash or a break-in. This acts as a quick-response service in case of accidents and there is no one around the crash site to call in for help.

Christened as the “eCall”, this European initiative intended to bring rapid assistance to motorists involved in a collision will be mandatory in all new cars sold within the EU from April 2018. And a few industry sources say that this might come in handy when they mandate for motorcycles as well.

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Harley Davidson enters the Snowquake 2018

Harley Davidson enters the Snowquake 2018

Donates 8 Street Rods to the Snow Dirt event

What it is, is a Dirt Quake on Ice. As simple as it sounds, the dirt track race bikes challenge each other on Europe’s finest snow and ice race track in the Italian Alps.

For 2018, the event is in its third edition and has managed to grab a few eyeballs already. Including the folks of Harley Davidson, who have committed to giving 8 ice track-spec Street Rod 750s. They have invited journalists along with ex WSBK and MotoGP rider, Ruben Xaus to take their chance at each other on the ice.

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This is how Honda trainee engineers are put to the test

This is how Honda trainee engineers are put to the test

They have to make 10 mini-motorcycles based out of the underpinnings of just one

A group of freshly joined trainee has found themselves in a position to prove themselves. They have a task to create 10 replicas of iconic motorcycles that made Honda the brand it is today.

That’s not all. They have to create all the replicas using a Delta minibike as the base bike. ‘Make the small ones and we’ll know if you can make the big ones’.

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Honda unveils standardized batteries for EVs'

Honda unveils standardized batteries for EVs’

This means getting instant full charge just by plug-off-plug-in

Honda has always been at the forefront of technology and is a major player in the world of automotive solutions. Their recent significant development has been the introduction of electric vehicles onto the market and products and services supporting their sustainability.

Unveiled at the 2018 International CES, Honda showcases their brand new project, the Honda PCX Electric scooter and the replaceable batteries that can be standardized across all their EVs’ churning inside their factories in the future.

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Jay Leno gets a taste of Travis Pastrana's craziness

Jay Leno gets a taste of Travis Pastrana’s craziness

Sits on a recliner and has bikes jumping over his head

A professional motocross racer, 17-time X Games winner, world record distant jumper, and the list goes on. Having so many tags behind his name, Travis Pastrana is undoubtedly the crazies daredevil there is out there. He has already had 32 surgeries and is still earning to get onto his bike every single time.

Jay Leno, the host of "The Tonight Show" back in his days, had the 15-year-old Travis on his show just when the stuntman had turned Pro. Now, after a decade, both meet at Travis’s own show: The Nitro Circus.

Leno is going to participate in one of the crazy stunts happening at the Nitro Circus and it is a huge deal.

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Dorna and the FIM makes airbag suits compulsory for all GP riders

Dorna and the FIM makes airbag suits compulsory for all GP riders

including the Moto3, Moto2, and MotoGP

It has been over a couple of months that the world witnessed the end of the 2017 MotoGP championship. But for many like me, excitement levels are even higher now with the teams busy putting the 2018 MotoGP bikes through their paces and testing their readiness for the opening race of the MotoGP in Qatar.

Taking safety into top priority, the MotoGP organizers Dorna and the FIM made a new call to make it compulsory for riders to wear a suit under the riding jacket that would expand with air upon impact. Just like the airbags in your car.

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After Yamaha, Kawasaki is high on three wheels

After Yamaha, Kawasaki is high on three wheels

The concept "J" is back and has an Attack mode

We saw Yamaha’s fancy new Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW) launched at the 45th Tokyo International Motor show last year. A stunning three-wheeled machine called the Niken which is based on the hugely popular MT-09 platform.

Crazy as it might sound, it looks like the Niken is slowly feeling the heat of the competition. And it is coming from none other than its green nemesis, Kawasaki with a new electric-powered concept.

Coming hot on the heels of Yamaha acquiring leaning front-end technology from the Norway-based Brudeli Tech Holding AS this week, Kawasaki has teased the J concept motorcycle/three-wheeler in all seriousness. And it comes with an “Attack mode.”

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Zero adds a new entry-level e-bike

Zero adds a new entry-level e-bike

The 125cc spec machine will now do 163 miles on electric power

With just a decade of experience in the industry, ZERO Motorcycles has been at the epitome of electrically powered machines on two wheels. Showing the world how to do it right all this while, the folks have upped their game for 2018.

Offering higher performances this year, the California firm already has four models for 2018 including the Zero S, SR, FXS (street), DS, DSR, and FX (dual-sport). Now, they have added another e-bike to that lineup to cater to the learner group of customers: the DS ZF14.4.

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Ducati and Locman have come out with a luxury watch

Ducati and Locman have come out with a luxury watch

Two Italian makers come together to create magic

Two Italians collaborating to meet technical and luxurious excellence is what Ducati-Locman is all about. The two brands which share a common passion for quality and manufacturing excellence has got them together to work and develop an exclusive line of watches which epitomises innovation and sterling designs with their Italian partnerships.

They were showcased at the 93rd edition of Pitti Uomo, the most important International event for men’s clothing and accessories collections and for the launch of new men fashion projects. Just like this one.

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Its all over for the Dakar defending champion, Sam Sunderland

Its all over for the Dakar defending champion, Sam Sunderland

He went crashing into a large hole during the timed “special” of Stage 4

The 40th edition of the most grueling race in the world is underway in its 5th stage as we speak, and the leaderboards are having a field day with a lot of names jump around as expected. One name stuck off the charts is Sam Sunderland, the British Dakar defending champion in the Motorcycle segment.

The Dakar frontrunner is out of 2018 season after he landed hard on the surface after a small jump over a ditch, resulting in the KTM 450 Rally hitting his back pretty hard. There wasn’t any feeling down his legs and felt numb in his lower back, ending his hopes for a back-to-back winning of the legendary desert event.

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A turbocharged Scout pays homage to the beginning of Indian

A turbocharged Scout pays homage to the beginning of Indian

A tribute to Indian’s co-founder and chief engineer Oscar Hedstrom

For the year 2018, America’s oldest brand will give the world a brand new lineage of motorcycles that are sophisticated and technologically packed while keeping the core values of being the vintage charmers intact.

Then there are these Swedish chaps, who take things a bit seriously when it comes to paying tributes. They went and built a 200 hp turbo-charged Indian Scout in remembrance of the co-founder of Indian, Oscar Hedström.

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Italian Motorcycle Federation will see no riders at the Isle of Man TT

Italian Motorcycle Federation will see no riders at the Isle of Man TT

or any other road courses elsewhere in the world

Following the death of Italian rider, 38-year old Dario Cecconi during the 2017 Tandragee 100, the Federazione Motociclistica Italiana (Italian Motorcycle Federation) have henceforth changed their insurance policies included in the federal license.

It will exclude Italian riders certified with FMI from participating in the legendary Isle Of Man TT mountain course or the Macau course in the future. This includes any other road racing events that happen anywhere in the world.

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Crosshelmet is finally here at the CES Las Vegas

Crosshelmet is finally here at the CES Las Vegas

A smart helmet having 360 degree view and noise-cancellation

Borderless CrossHelmet X1 was first initiated on the Kickstarter back in September 2017 and has since hit over 200 percent of its original $100,000 goal. The first prototype was then developed and showcased to the public at the SXSW 2017 for which it received a heap load of positiveness.

Back with its next prototype, the CrossHelmet X1 was put on stands at the CES Tech Show in Las Vegas. With cutting-edge features like the Heads-up-display, Sound-cancelling, GPS navigation, 360-degree camera, Bluetooth, hands-free calling, and music, it is going to be a game-changing piece of equipment that will make riding an all-new experience.

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Ujet unveils a foldable scooter at the 2018 CES

Ujet unveils a foldable scooter at the 2018 CES

A smart carbon-fiber scooter that turns into a trolley

The Las Vegas International Consumer Electronics Show (International CES) is the world’s biggest launch pad for innovation and technology that can change the course of the world. All kinds of manufacturers and developers showcase their high-tech products and give a glimpse of the next-generation innovations being introduced into our lives.

For 2018, the technology trade show has a little bit of the motorcycle product and its the folding scooter from Ujet, a tech company from Luxembourg. It is a smart scooter that can travel up to 95 miles, and once you’re done, you can fold it up and roll it just like your trolley suitcase.

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Honda is planning to bring back the 'Dominator' nameplate

Honda is planning to bring back the ’Dominator’ nameplate

Patent drawing has been unearthed showcasing the development of a new small-ADV

Honda is coming back a full circle. It all started with the grand comeback of the CRF 1000L Africa Twin to the ADV world. It is one of the perfectly balanced machines from the Honda stable, a trait that is synonymous with a majority of the brand’s line-up. A lot of time had gone to engineer it and making it work better on multiple riding conditions and so it does effortlessly without any compromise.

It does, however, has a major drawback. Being big, heavy and powerful, it’s perfect for pro-riders, but for folks entering the segment will steer away from it for the same reasons. Thanks to the snoopy guys at Morebikes, a new patent image showcases Honda’s plan to set that right.

With what looks like a smaller version of the Africa Twin, we have reasons to believe that the Japanese Red Winger is setting up the stage to bring back the ‘Dominator’ nameplate to an entry-level/midweight segment of adventure motorcycle.

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Loading a Royal Enfield onto a bus, carrying it on the head!

Loading a Royal Enfield onto a bus, carrying it on the head!

A 427 lbs bike on the head, and climbing a ladder

Thinking of it makes me stretch my neck. An average human being will struggle to lift 100 lbs over his head. But folks in India are used to lifting heavy pots filled with water over their head for centuries. Even today, you will find vendors selling fruits, toys and all kinds of stuff from a basket over their head.

Balancing anything on your head is no easy task. When you make that thing a motorcycle, and you scale a ladder as you do it, you enter the realms of the superhuman.

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Is it a boat? is it a motorcycle? or both?

Is it a boat? is it a motorcycle? or both?

This chap has a neat solution to replace the expensive boat engines

When you were a kid, if you have been to the countryside with your family, you would have definitely tried the boat ride around the lake nearby. It is all exciting the first time but the feeling wears off every next time you guys decide to take the boat ride. But then here is a guy who knows how to keep us all excited for it.

This guy makes use of his old dirt bike, modified its tires and fastened it to the boat where the engine would usually sit. This ingenious method is sure to grab a few eyeballs and a lot of critics too.

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John Lennon's 1969 monkey bike up for auction

John Lennon’s 1969 monkey bike up for auction

Here is your chance to own a piece of Rock ’n’ Roll

Auction house H&H Classics will put up the sale of their acquired 1969 Honda Z50A. A bike that was once used by John Lennon, the legendary English singer, songwriter, musician, and peace activist who also co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.

The auction will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, a town in the West Midlands of England. Experts believe the bike will fetch at least £30,000 (more than $40,000).

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Yamaha Yard Build: XS650 & XSR700 by Greg Hageman

Yamaha Yard Build: XS650 & XSR700 by Greg Hageman

Someone made the old look new and the new look old

Based out of Iowa, custom motorcycle builder Greg Hageman started working on Yamaha motorcycles at the start of this century. His very first one was an XS650 build that basically kicked off his love of vintage Yamahas’. And as they say, the rest is history.

This scent was picked up by the folks at Yamaha Yard Build, guys who ask "talented customizers to provide inspirational ideas on how to transform modern Yamaha models into ’Yard Build’ specials."

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Counter-steering: The number one steering technique every rider should master

Counter-steering: The number one steering technique every rider should master

Counter-intuitive, life-saving trick to take the twists and bends in full confidence

You are blazing through the bends of a hill, leaning away in glory across all the sweeps and turns. But at one blind corner, you see a huge truck approaching in the opposite lane, and all red flashes in your brain. It subconsciously tells you to turn the handlebar right to steer right, and when you do that, the bike swings right back to the left, and you go crash the truck.

Unfortunate, but this is exactly what happened to a bloke running a mountain course. Whose fault was it? The blind-spot? The speed? The rider? Well... it is all of the above.

Every rider must know to slow down at a blind spot. You never can predict whats on the other side. Nonetheless, there is a sneaky little trick that if the rider had known, could have avoided the crash. And that is Counter-Steering and a bit of going against your intuition.

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Kawasaki is planning to get back the four cylinder quarter-liter

Kawasaki is planning to get back the four cylinder quarter-liter

The Japanese green garage is busy cooking a game changer

TMC blog, an Indonesian automotive portal has published excerpts from an interview with Mr. Michael Tanadhi, Deputy Head of Sales and Promotion PT Kawasaki Motor Indonesia. There he confirmed that the Japanese brand is currently scouring for opportunities to develop a new four-cylinder quarter-liter, and we believe it will be a fully faired sportbike category.

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Wheelie through London traffic

Wheelie through London traffic

Watch how this guy beats his peak hour traffic snarl on his motorcycle

NOTE: We do not endorse/promote stunt riding on public roads. Keep yourself and other road users safe. Always consider safety first and wear a helmet and all riding gear.

Getting stuck in traffic. We are always in shock and denial, and even though we knew it was coming, we always find ourselves amazed at the hour-long standstill line. Then there is this guy who beats it on his two-wheels.

And he just doesn’t ride it through small spaces but does it in his own style.. pops a wheelie.

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Suzuki plans to make group riding as safe as ever

Suzuki plans to make group riding as safe as ever

Patent grabs show the Japanese

Motorcycle accidents are close to 30 times more than those of cars, and Suzuki is in an effort to minimise that as much as possible. With safety always been a big hindrance to motorcycles, that notion is going to change with manufacturers getting new technology out in the world and make riding a safer experience.

According to Suzuki’s ‘connected’ vehicles plan, future motorcycles will have the technology to communicate with each other, as well as, with other road users in real time. This will allow the vehicles to be aware of each other on the road and avoid untoward incidents that may involve human error.

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SWM Motorcycles announces its future plans

SWM Motorcycles announces its future plans

Includes 350cc - 1200cc V-Twin models

SWM is not often a spoken manufacturer. During the EICMA 2014, SWM announced to the world that they are coming back to the two-wheeled universe with the help of a Chinese investor - Daxing Gong, owner of Shineray Group.

The ambitious plan set the wheels turning and within 9 months motorcycles started rolling off the assembly line. The company offers 125cc - 650cc single-cylinder motorcycles in enduro, supermoto, dual sport and classic segments.

Now, the firm announced its plans to build V-twin motors and develop new models to take on the fierce competition.

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The Supercharged KTM by Hazan Motorworks

The Supercharged KTM by Hazan Motorworks

Your eyes won’t believe this but there is a Supercharged KTM 520 concealed

It is not every day that you come across something that makes you pause and just look at it in all astonishment. One bloke called Maxwell Hazan has made it his life’s prophecy to give the world some of the most beautiful drug, of which people can only fathom of how such a notion was even hypothesized.

The drug this time is, yes you guessed it right, “Supercharged.”

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After 'Bronx', Harley Davidson registers '48X' and 'Pan America'

After ’Bronx’, Harley Davidson registers ’48X’ and ’Pan America’

Three new models heading our way

A couple of weeks back, we learned that Harley has begun registering new names as part of their new strategy to add 100 new models in the coming decade. Harley-Davidson has already introduced 10 new ones this year: nine new Softails and the Street Rod.

With 90 more to come, the job of giving them names also becomes a big part of their appeal. No one wants to buy a Harley Davidson named "Fluffy." New information tells us that Harley has gone ahead and registered two new names for their new motorcycle models: ’48X’ and ’Pan America’

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2018 is here. And these top dogs are heading our way

2018 is here. And these top dogs are heading our way

Ten of the 2018’s hottest bikes coming to change the way we ride

Aspirin taken, ate some food, drank that much-needed water and took a hot shower. Hangover time is over and getting my head around the fact that I have to wake up early to work depressed me at first. But luckily the excitement brought with the launch of these new machines means we and I get to see them on our roads pretty soon, and I cannot wait to unveil the secrets they behold.

Unveiled at the back end of 2017, these hot machines give new life goals and expectations, not just for riders, but also to other manufacturers giving them no option but to up their game as well. Thanks to this, competition keeps getting hotter by the day, and we are ultimately rewarded with machines that beam innovation and technology.

Here are the top picks that are touted to take the market by storm in 2018:

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The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017

The ones that made motorcycle headlines in 2017

All the ups and downs that shaped the industry the way it is

This is the last working day of 2017. And this is also the last article I will be penning down for the year. So I thought ’why not revisit all that has happened over the past twelve months which has a direct impact on the future of the motorcycle industry?’

Here is a list of every major news and launches that has coursed the path in the industry:

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At the age where you start walking, this kid is racing on bikes

At the age where you start walking, this kid is racing on bikes

Watch this 4 year old give a complex to most bikers

What did you do when you were 4 years old? I’m sure you can’t even remember nor will this kid from Ukraine. But the whole world already knows that he rides motorbikes better than most riders on the streets now. He not only rides them, he participates in racing and stunt competitions.

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Have you ever tried jumping off a cliff, on a bike?

Have you ever tried jumping off a cliff, on a bike?

Start on a bike. End up in a parachute.

Motocrossers. All they need is a wacky little dirt bike and a very big ramp to shoot themselves up in the air long enough to showcase their talent and land safely. I’m sure you wished you could do that too.

But Pro MotoX rider Brad O’Neal here has taken this concept to the next level. Part of an old crazy Crusty Demons gang, this kid here came up with an idea to go all out crazy with his dirt bike. In a video titled "Follow your Fears," Brad explains how he planned to zoom up a ridiculously vertical ramp and shooting himself as high as he can go before pulling his chute and, hopefully, floating to the ground.

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Triumph records 11.1% up sales while the market is all down

Triumph records 11.1% up sales while the market is all down

Looks like every strategy is working for the Brits

Over the past twelve months, Triumph has been sweating it out on the arena and treating us with exceptionally new modern classics over and over again. Their Bonneville range is selling as fast as they can make them and just when you thought it’s time for them to take a well-deserved breather, they just pushed themselves into uncharted territory and launched the Bobber.

It became Triumph’s most successful new model of all time, having placed more orders than any other bike previously within the first month of its launch. Then came the blazing new Street Triples’ that saw Triumph first-quarter figures see a 15% growth.

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Watch a resurrected gas turbine powered demon start-up

Watch a resurrected gas turbine powered demon start-up

And it is built by a 70 year old chap

I’m sure all of us turned into a small kid bursting saliva bubbles whenever we came across the mighty big Y2K and its exhaust note. Obviously, who wouldn’t love to hear the Rolls-Royce Allison 250-series gas turbine engine (usually found in, erm, helicopters) roaring under this two-wheeled glory.

Here is one another such gas powered bike that has just been restored from its grave. Built by an over 70 years old builder knows as Arlen Ness, he made use of a helicopter engine and retro-fitted to his "Mach Ness" superbike.

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Sarah Lezito shows you how to flip the perfect wheelie

Sarah Lezito shows you how to flip the perfect wheelie

You know you want to. And this is how you do it

Sarah ‘Lezito’ Vignot. A girl who has been gifted with a bank of talent to dance around with a machine on two-wheels. And she is here to teach us mortals how to pop the perfect wheelie, and also keep our hands and legs intact.

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BSA set to make a grand comeback

BSA set to make a grand comeback

Another British resurrection into the two-wheeled world

With the craze of the British designs and brands taking mainstage in the industry currently, “The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited” or BSA is having a grand comeback in the most modern fashion and will join the likes of Ariel, Levis, Brough, Hesketh, Matchless, and Norton.

This comes in light of a tweet by Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) boss Anand Mahindra on Boxing Day which states "We’re sorry you’ve missed out on your favourite ride for all these years, Santa...We’re working on getting it back for you...A shiny new one, but with all the character of your old steed..."

The tweet was accompanied by this old advertising image below

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Harley-Davidson to spend more than half a million to beat Indian

Harley-Davidson to spend more than half a million to beat Indian

At the 2018 American flat track racing to regain the title

In its return to professional flat track racing after more than 6 decades away from the sport, Indian Motorcycle Racing swept the 2017 American Flat Track Championship. It won 14 races of the season aboard the brand-new Scout FTR750 premier race bike, and this has hurt Harley Davidson of its dominance in the race until now.

Folks at the Milwaukee firm seems to be disappointed by this humiliating defeat by the Springfields and have come up with a contingency program to lift themselves up for the 2018 season. Making sure it doesn’t repeat again, Harley Davidson is reportedly spending $562,500 for the 2018 American Flat Track race schedule.

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If Santa was a rider, this would be his pick

If Santa was a rider, this would be his pick

’Top Mountain’ by Markus Krasser from Styrian Motor Cycle

Christmas is over, but the excitement stays on. Thanks to this custom build of the 2016 Indian Chief Vintage. Called the ‘Top Mountain,’ this over-the-top bagger is a one-off made by an Austrian Indian Motorcycle dealer, Markus Krasser from Styrian Motor Cycle (SMC).

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A rider was blamed involving an autonomous vehicle crash

A rider was blamed involving an autonomous vehicle crash

A blame game involving AV and lane splitting

Auto cruising is a fancy word and a fancy feature to put in an automotive. It will give us a world without crashes and road deaths, but it is nowhere close to being ready. Although the technology is ever improving, the consequences of its actions in the current scenarios are far from being safe, even after following the laws of operations.

A Motorcycle rider was blamed and booked in a recent collision between him and a driverless auto cruiser. The self-driving cruise was a Chevrolet Bolt which apparently hit a lane splitting Motorcycle rider and justified its decision stating the rider was wrong and unsafe with the lane rules.

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Scrambler Ducati Food Factory celebrates its first birthday

Scrambler Ducati Food Factory celebrates its first birthday

The land of Joy Resto-Cafe satisfies taste buds and the biker kid in you

Opened precisely a year ago, the Scrambler Ducati Food Factory is Ducati Motor Holding’s personal resto-café in its own backyard, Bologna. The Land of Joy’s food experience is celebrating 12 months of serving customers authentic Italian cuisine amidst the Scramblers models.

The Scrambler atmosphere created together with Sviluppi Urbani, is housed in an old service station and serves Emilian-Romagnola culinary tradition and pays homage to the ‘60s and ’70s symbol of street culture, the Scrambler.

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This new battery can give your electric motorcycle 3x range

This new battery can give your electric motorcycle 3x range

University of Waterloo’s research gives us a new battery tech that can hold charge for close to 370 miles

We are entering a brand new world, where clean (green?) energy is finally emerging from under the corporate boot heels of big coal and oil interests. Technological leaps come quickly, and the various industries can scarcely keep up with the improvements as they scramble to take advantage of it.

The most recent attempts are for battery development technologies where companies are vying to achieve maximum range for one full charge. Not many success stories here to tell, at least not until now.

According to work done at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, a new battery material could lead to getting out three-times the EV range from a battery of the same size as one today.

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Levis is resurrecting with a V6 Cafe-Racer

Levis is resurrecting with a V6 Cafe-Racer

Coming back into the field after nearly 80 years

Levis (Le-Viss not Lee-Vize) was a pre-WWII motorcycle maker (1911–1940) producing both two-stroke and four-stroke machines. With the craze of the British designs and brands taking mainstage in the industry currently, Levis is having a grand comeback in the most modern fashion and will join the likes of Ariel, BSA, Brough, Hesketh, Matchless, and Norton.

Set to be launched in 2018, the Birmingham company is bringing out its new creation, the Levis V6 Cafe Racer. As you might have already guessed, it will run a V6 configuration with an incredibly narrow 22-degree V-angle, producing a decent 130bhp and 140ftlb of torque.

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