Jay Leno checks out Untitled Motorcycles’ barebones variant of Ducati’s entry-level bike. The UMC-038 has been stripped down to its bare essentials, along with a custom tank, seat, rear subframe, a Ducati Monster swingarm and a modded QD box exhaust. Test drive at 11:10.
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Iron Pirate Garage turned the top-heavy Ducati Supersport 750 into a visually balanced post-apocalyptic bobber. The Kraken’s custom made rear subframe, tank, horizontal exhausts and more. The yellow stripe is a nice visual break and homage to the 750 Imola.
Jay Leno’s Garage gets a look at Ducati’s first ever cruiser. It has an L-twin that produces up to 156hp and 95lbft of torque. Jay found its feet-forward stance and handlebar position to be very comfortable, and the bike itself to be nimble and versatile. Test ride at 13:33.
Motorelic overhauled Honda’s failed street bike into its ideal form. They lowered its front forks, added a rear hoop then worked their metalworking magic with the front plate, seat and exhaust. Homeward Bound’s racing paint job completed the rebirth. More here.
Jay Leno takes a break from featuring the year’s hottest cars and mods to showcase one of his old reliables. This classic Indian Scout has surprisingly great handling and low maintenance needs. It just couldn’t compete with the Model T. Ride along at 12:35.
Aussie daredevil Matt Mingay takes us on a ride-along on his flaming Hot Wheels stunt bike, giving us an up-close perspective on his crazy tricks, and just a tiny taste of how much it hurts when he crashes. Stick around til the end for some awesome car drifting action.
This totally bonkers motorcycle from French custom shop Lazareth puts its rider atop a monstrous Maserati 4.7-liter V8. In all, the bike packs 470 horses and 457 lb-ft. of torque, and basically looks like a car engine with wheels. We can’t imagine how hot that seat gets.
Royal Enfield’s new motorcycle is a no-nonsense adventure bike. The Himalayan has a 411cc single cylinder engine that produces up to 25hp and 23.6 lb-ft. of torque. It has a 21″ front tire, a 17″ tire, nearly 8″ of travel in its front suspension and 7″ in its rear monoshock arm.
The Yamaha PES2 is an electric motorcycle concept that has two electric motors – one under the tank and another one inside the front wheel – for two-wheel drive. It also has a crazy augmented reality helmet that overlays data from the bike’s cameras and other sensors.
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