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A Custom Harley Forty-Eight That'll Turn Heads No Matter Where It Goes

A Custom Harley Forty-Eight That’ll Turn Heads No Matter Where It Goes

Dubbed the ’Dark Side’, this rad chopper has been transformed by Bad Land Customs based out of Japan

When a hardcore biker thinks of Japan, brands like Suzuki, Honda, and Yamaha come to mind. But not many know that Japan is actually home to several super-talented custom bikemakers as well.

One such shop is Bad Land which has as many as 150 (!) custom Harley builds under its belt. Today, we’re featuring the 90th motorcycle that was worked on by the bikemaker, a super-sexy Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight, dubbed Dark Side.

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2021 - 2022 BMW R18 Classic

2021 - 2022 BMW R18 Classic

It’s old-school nostalgic touring combined with the most powerful boxer-twin to ever grace a production motorcycle

BMW built the R 18 Classic with an old-school tourbike trim package on the base-model R 18 First Edition. In spite of its Bavarian origins, this model serves up a heaping helping of Americana with classic elements such as the large screen, passing lamps and saddlebags as part of the stock equipment package. Beemer’s most powerful boxer-twin to date pushes it down the road with modern rider aids to complete the package and make it a thoroughly modern machine.

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2020 - 2022 Honda Rebel 300 / 500

2020 - 2022 Honda Rebel 300 / 500

Honda’s iconic Rebel, now with a slip-and-assist clutch

Honda rolls into the new decade with the first overhaul to its newest-generation Rebel range. It has only been a few years since the classic Rebel line was replaced by the current iteration, and the added features are largely due to feedback from the new rider base. New suspension components improve the ride along with upgrades to the lighting and clutch pack to increase overall safety and expand its buyer base.

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VIDEO: 90-Degree Wheelie On Harley-Davidson Roadster = Fireworks!

VIDEO: 90-Degree Wheelie On Harley-Davidson Roadster = Fireworks!

This 570 lbs Harley on one wheel looks as dramatic and insane as it sounds

Stunting and Harley-Davidson are two words barely coupled together and you need to a be a little coo-coo to think this, let alone attempt it.

But stunter Rob Carpenter is one man with a reputation for doing some pretty insane things on Harley-Davidsons. This video is a prime example of that very fact where the stunt rider is seen popping up a 90-degree wheelie on Harley’s sporty cruiser, the XL 1200 Roadster.

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2021 - 2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

2021 - 2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

Overall historically accurate to the target period, but with modern updates for more power and improved handling

Triumph beefed up its Bonneville lineup ahead of MY2021 with an updated Speedmaster model. This popular variant on the Bonneville Bobber platform comes with a cleaner engine this year, along with higher-spec suspension components, and improved pilot/passenger comfort features for longer spells in the saddle. A robust accessories selection stands ready to help you get set up just how you like whether you’re into touring, commuting, or just cruising and grocery-getting.

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The THOR GK 1000 Intends To Ruffle The Feathers Of Harley-Davidson's

The THOR GK 1000 Intends To Ruffle The Feathers Of Harley-Davidson’s

Named after the god of thunder, this chopper packs some serious punch

Hate ‘em or love ‘em, but you just can no longer ignore motorcycles made in China. Now, I know that Chinese motorcycles generally get your attention because they look like cheap rip-offs of European bikes, but Chinese bikemaker Gaokin is trying to change this perception with its new ‘thunderous’ cruiser dubbed the Thor GK 1000.

Before diving into the details, let me tell you Gaokin is part of the massive Chongqing group that also owns British bikemaker Brixton. With that out of the way, let’s get to it.

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Is BMW Planning an R12 to Ride Alongside The R18?

Is BMW Planning an R12 to Ride Alongside The R18?

Smaller-Engined Retro Cruiser On The Cards?

BMW has trademarked the ’R12’ name, leading to speculation that the German manufacturer is about to release a smaller-engined R18 clone.

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Indian Launches Epic Pursuits Video Series

Indian Launches Epic Pursuits Video Series

Be Inspired to Ride By Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle has announced the debut of its first-ever motorcycle touring series, Epic Pursuits. The two-wheel travel series will take viewers on three unique adventures aboard the new Indian Pursuit.

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2021 - 2022 BMW R 18

2021 - 2022 BMW R 18

The much-anticipated R18 has the largest boxer engine BMW has ever put in a production bike

BMW finally resolved the curiosity it cultivated with the buildup prior to the unveiling of its boss new cruiser, the R 18. This model wants a chunk of the retro-cruiser market with a faux rigid rear end and old-school geometry, but it ain’t all about the looks. This machine carries the largest boxer-twin engine that Beemer has ever mounted in a bike frame. In spite of its simple, clean look, there is plenty of ride-control wizardry under the hood.

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2022 Harley-Davidson Nightster

2022 Harley-Davidson Nightster

All new from the ground up, the Nightster has classic Sportster DNA with a lean and powerful look

Harley-Davidson looks both forward and back on its newest addition to the new Sportster lineup, the Nightster. The basic Sportster silhouette remains intact, but everything else was subject to the MoCo’s efforts to remain competitive in a progressively high-tech market. A new powerplant and high-end ride-quality electronics put this newest Sportster far beyond the previous models with the same name.

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2016 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883

2016 - 2022 Harley-Davidson Iron 883

Nothing comes out of the hole like a Sporty

When Harley-Davidson makes changes to the Iron 883, they stay faithful to at least one important aspect – performance. While XL models have never been known as ’fast’ bikes, they certainly have a well-deserved reputation as ’quick’ bikes. Nothing in the Harley world comes out of the hole like a Sporty, or handles the corners like one, and the Iron 883 maintains that tradition with aplomb. Bikes like this show how the XL line has not only survived, but also thrived in the entry-level and sport-minded American markets.

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2018 - 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200

2018 - 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200

It’s a little bit retro, a little bit café, and a little bit gangster

Harley-Davidson expands the Sportster family with the new-in-2018 Iron 1200. Retro is in, so the ’70s-esque paint and custom touches drawn from that era give the Iron 1200 plenty of nostalgic value. Power comes from the venerable Evolution engine to the tune of 73 pound-feet of torque to give this ride modern performance that belies the dated veneer. A classic dish with custom spices, the new Iron 1200 raises the Iron stable’s displacement ceiling to draw new customers from a market that has been in decline for over a decade.

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1-Of-2000 Yamaha V-Max 20th Anniversary Edition Looks Dope & It Can Be All Yours

1-Of-2000 Yamaha V-Max 20th Anniversary Edition Looks Dope & It Can Be All Yours

Looking for something rare and old-school and you’re on a budget? Then, this special Yamaha Power Cruiser should fit the bill rather well

The Yamaha V-Max (yes, the bike in the Ghost Rider sequel) was arguably the most impressive power cruiser in the Japanese bikemakers’ lineup, made popular of course for its 70-degree V4 engine and distinctive styling.

Even though Yamaha only updated the V-max once in its fairly long life cycle (1985-2020), not many know that a special edition of the bike debuted in 2005. It was a bike that marked the V-max’s 20-year anniversary.

Only 2000 of these were made available to the public and one such bike (#268/2000) is currently up for grabs at Bring A Trailer.

Interested? Well, read on to know more about it.

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Subtle Yet Sexy: Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster S From Rick's Motorcycles

Subtle Yet Sexy: Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster S From Rick’s Motorcycles

This Chopper takes inspiration from the iconic Harley-Davidson XR1200!

The Harley-Davidson Sportster S was the first offering in the bikemaker’s rejuvenated Sportster lineup, and though it looks striking out of the box, there were a couple of parts that could be swapped to enhance the bike’s visual appeal.

That’s exactly what Rick’s Motorcycles, an authorized Harley dealer based in Germany has done. They have prepped up a custom Sportster S with subtle tweaks, transforming the bike into a sexy beast.

We say subtle because when you look at the custom bike, it still looks very much like a Sportster S but, the bike features plenty of small but significant changes to amp up the package.

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