THE BEST Motorcycles

Moto GP POV

Moto GP POV

Thought you knew what it was like to ride a Moto GP bike from video games? Think again. This footage of Didier Grams speeding through the Macau GP 2013 should give you new respect for the balls it takes to ride one of these superbikes.

Custom ’77 Honda PA50III

Custom ’77 Honda PA50III

An absolutely stunning moped made by Matthew Turner. He used a Honda PA50 Camino frame and engine plus parts from other mopeds and motorcycles as well as hand-built parts. One lucky man won it at 1977 Moped’s raffle.

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Caterham Brutus 750

Caterham Brutus 750

One of the launch models from Caterham’s new bike company, the Brutus 750 is a versatile motorcycle, equally at home on and off road. It can even be easily converted into a snowmobile. It has a 750cc engine, CVT and 26″ wheels.

Gunbus 410 Motorcycle

Gunbus 410 Motorcycle

At 11.6ft. long and 4.9ft. high, the Gunbus 410 is the world’s biggest true motorcycle (not this). It has a 38″ front wheel and a 42″ rear wheel and weighs 1,433lb. Thankfully its 6.7L twin-cylinder engine produces 350hp and 523ft.lb. of torque.

Bandit9 Nero Mk II

Bandit9 Nero Mk II

A sharp and skinny mod of the Chang Jiang 750 motorcycle. Bandit9 made tons of custom parts for the Nero, including the tank, rear cowl, handlebars and fork. Even the matte black paint is their own mix. Price available upon request.

Wazuma V8F Matte Edition

Wazuma V8F Matte Edition

A slick black edition of the monstrous quad bike. It weighs just 1,433lb. but packs a 250hp 3L V8 Ferrari engine (yikes). It also has a 6-speed sequential BMW M3 gearbox, 18″ wheels, Brembo brakes and Momo rims.

Deus Ex Machina Yamaha SR400

Deus Ex Machina Yamaha SR400

The personal ride of Jeremy Tagand, the head mechanic at Deus Ex Machina Australia. Based on an ’84 Yamaha SR400, the bike has a custom stretch swingarm, Öhlins shocks, custom twin mufflers and a sweet chrome and gold finish.

Skully P-1 Motorcycle Helmet

Skully P-1 Motorcycle Helmet

Like the LiveMap, the Skully P-1 is a motorcycle helmet with a heads up display and a built-in GPS. It displays directions, has a rear-view camera and gives you voice control over your smartphone’s basic functions via Bluetooth.

BMW R NineT

BMW R NineT

The production version of the Concept Ninety, the R nineT is a throwback to BMW Motorrad’s cafe racer roots. It has a 110hp 1170cc 2-cyl. boxer engine and lots of customizable parts, such as the rear frame, tailpipes and telefork.

Salt Flats World Record

Salt Flats World Record

This past August, motorcyclist Shunji Yokokawa headed to the Bonneville Salt Flats hellbent on breaking the speed record for a stock Honda 600CC bike. We’d like to see more of the 170mph ride, but the cinematography is worth it.

Ural Gaucho Rambler

Ural Gaucho Rambler

A limited-edition bike for long journeys, inspired by the cowboys of America. It has a 749cc 40hp 4-stroke engine, Sachs shocks, on-demand 2WD, a custom blanket from Pendleton Woolen Mills and a GSI Outdoors camp kit.

Extreme Motorcycle Stunts

Extreme Motorcycle Stunts

Four time XDL championship rider Bill Dixon shows off his mad motorcycle skills, pulling everything from riding hands-free to upside-down and backwards. Though the cameraman gets a little distracted at 2:15. More action here.

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale

The 1199 Panigale’s little brother, the 899 has a 148hp twin-cylinder engine and a dry weight of 372.5lb. It also has electronic aids such as traction control, ABS, engine brake control and Quick Shift. More images at RideApart.

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Greyp Electric Bike

Greyp Electric Bike

The Greyp G12 is a bicycle with a 12kW electric motor. It can go up to 40mph and last up to 75mi on a single charge. Charging takes just 80min. Uses a fingerprint scanner to start up and artificially limit its top speed. Est. price: $8k.

Bike EXIF: The Ride

Bike EXIF: The Ride

The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders is a new coffee table book from premiere motorcycle blog Bike EXIF. It looks at the resurgance of bike building and the philosophy behind this new wave of builders.

Stunt Riding through Bolivia

Stunt Riding through Bolivia

Red Bull stunt rider Aaron Colton takes us on an adventure through the exotic locales of Bolivia in search of the locations where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once traveled. Though we’re pretty sure they didn’t do it the same way.

Motoped

Motoped

The Motoped is a hybrid bike that you assemble using mountain bike and pit bike parts along with custom components from the Motoped DIY kit. This gives you a versatile ride that’s highly customizable and repairable.

McQueen’s ’46 Indian Chief

McQueen’s ’46 Indian Chief

One lucky bidder will become instantly badass by winning the 1946 Indian Chief formerly owned by “the King of Cool” Steve McQueen at auction. The event will be covered live by NBC sports the first weekend of August.

How to Stoke a Fire

How to Stoke a Fire

Sometimes you can’t get your campfire going. Here’s one way to turn smoldering embers into a massive bonfire in seconds. It might disturb the peace, and make everything smell like exhaust, but the end result is impressive.

Motorcycle v. Car Drift Battle 3

Motorcycle v. Car Drift Battle 3

Matt Sanders captures the release of Monster Energy’s Ernie Vigil and Nick Brocha after three long years in the pokey on 204 hp Triumph Daytona sportbikes – hotly pursued by a two lawmen in a road buggy and custom ride.

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Mug Saver

Mug Saver

A motorcyclist spots a mug left on the rear bumper of an SUV, so he grabs it then politely hands it off to the driver like it’s nothing. Fortunately his bike has clutchless shifting, or he wouldn’t have been able to free up a hand.

LiveMap Motorcycle Helmet

LiveMap Motorcycle Helmet

A motorcycle helmet with a built-in navigation system. Activated via simple voice commands, it projects directions, overhead maps and more in the center of your field of view so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road.

Ducati Diavel Dark

Ducati Diavel Dark

With just a handful of exceptions, every visible surface of the Diavel Dark is matte black – even its engine. With 162 hp to push it along, its underlying power is just as dark and demonic as its looks.

BMW Concept Ninety

BMW Concept Ninety

An updated variant of the classic R 90 S bike – built to celebrate its 40 year anniversary. This modern reproduction has a 21st century BMW drivetrain, and handcrafted, retro-inspired body parts from Roland Sands Design.

2014 Honda Grom

2014 Honda Grom

Designed to provide a fun riding experience in a compact package, the Honda Grom is a small motorcycle with a 125cc engine, 4-speed transmission, 12″ wheels and a seat that’s just 29.7″ off the ground for optimum stability.

El Solitario Trimotoro

El Solitario Trimotoro

A one-off bike made by El Solitario, the Trimotoro is an ’85 Moto Guzzi V65 that looks like it was modified in a junkyard using spare parts from robotic insects. It is at once raw and playful. Outdoor images by Bubble Visor.

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