“A handmade motorcycle so perfect in its crafting it puts stock motorcycles to shame.” Bandit9 shows Harley-Davidson’s designers how to shape a cruiser. Based on the Street 750, the beauty of the Dark Side starts with its museum-worthy unibody. Limited to 9 units.
Motorcycle builder Classified Moto took a 2007 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 and transformed it into an awesomely rugged off-roader, cobbled together with a variety of parts they had on hand, highlighted by a chunky ATV tire on the back. We love the warm color scheme.
German bike shop Motoism is turning 16 Honda GL500 Silver Wings into street trackers. The Honda GL500-JPN is equipped with a tweaked 50hp engine and radiator. It also has Tokico CBR600RR disc brakes, Öhlins rear monoshock, and custom exhaust, lights and rear seat.
Indian’s new bike is all about the ride, with stripped-down, blacked-out looks that focus the eye on its 100 hp V-Twin engine. Its low stance and closer-in handlebars make for a powerful riding position, and its knobby tires and suspension are tuned for smooth, fast rides.
Zero Motorcycles‘ new bike has a 6.5KWh battery – half the capacity of its DS model, making it 94lb lighter and $3,000 cheaper than its big brother. The smaller battery also means extra storage compartments. It has 37hp, 70lbft of torque, and lasts up to 67mi per charge.
Over 150 vehicles were made for Mad Max: Fury Road. Many of them got wrecked in the process, but photographer John Platt was able to take beauty shots of some of the cars, trucks and motorcycles in their pristine state. More on his website and Behance page.
Indian Motorcycle’s tourer is ready to take on the longest road trips, and features gorgeous vintage styling elements like a leather trunk for helmets and fringed saddlebags, and modern amenities like a 7-inch infotainment system, 100-watt audio, and an adjustable windscreen.
An accessible off-roader. The Desert Sled has the same 803cc 75hp engine found in all Scramblers, but it’s surrounded by all new parts, including longer forks and suspension, a reinforced frame and Pirelli tires custom made for the bike. Drops 3/2017 for about $11,400.
Harley developed the MT500 in the ’80s for military use, hence its camo paint, gun case and ammo panniers. But it never took off, and only 500 were made. This particular bike has never been driven. It’s expected to fetch at least $20K when it hits the auction block on 1/26/17.
Honda’s one-off Riding Assist motorcycle uses an advanced steering actuator to keep itself balanced at rest or at low speeds. Its front wheel and fork can also be adjusted to provide greater balance. As a bonus, it can move on its own and follow a subject.
Death Machines of London bursts onto the scene with one hell of a debut. This overhauled 1981 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk. II has warning lights and a main switch from a Merlin Spitfire, custom front fairing and tank, and a delugged frame that houses all the electronics.
Bicyclists Tyler Bereman and Darryn Durham take a ride on the undulating Red Bull Straight Rhythm course in the darkness of night. We’re gonna guess that the illuminated smoke trails and starfield were enhanced in post-production, but they still look cool.
Jay Leno’s Garage highlights a stock 1912 Indian Single motorcycle and its owner, Alex Trepanier. Alex rode the Single on this year’s Motorcycle Cannonball, a 3,000mi journey across the U.S. for bikes that are at least 100 years old. Test ride at 14:38 – after a silly startup procedure.