THE BEST Motorcycles

Deus Ex Machina Pegasus

Deus Ex Machina Pegasus

Acting on the wish of a customer who wanted a bike with “a bit of glow-in-the-dark presence”, Deus Ex Machina modded a Kawasaki W650 and gave it eye-popping red orange wheels and bright white exhaust pipes. Price upon request.

eTricks Evolution

eTricks Evolution

Like the Motoped, SEV’s eTricks Evolution is a motorized mountain bike, except it uses a 2.5kW electric motor. It can go up to 37mph and last for up to 50mi per charge. Available in urban and various off-road variants.

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F1 vs. Supercar vs. Motorbike

F1 vs. Supercar vs. Motorbike

The Top Gear Festival in Australia didn’t just have a silly slow race, it also had the opposite. Red Bull drivers Mark Webber, Jamie Whincup and Casey Stoner pit their respective rides in an extremely unfair but also very fun “race.”

2015 Honda Stateline

2015 Honda Stateline

The Stateline has a long, low-slung profile and takes riders from city to country in comfort and style. Driven by a high torque 1312cc V-twin engine, we especially love the new blue metallic paintjob. Also available with anti-lock brakes.

BMW R NineT Custom Project

BMW R NineT Custom Project

BMW Motorrad asked four of Japan’s best motorcycle builders to customize the R NineT. Bike EXIF got exclusive images of and information about the wonderful and varied results. Find out more about the project here and here.

Gone South

Gone South

It’s not too late to hop on your bike, take a trip, and let the moonlight and wind kiss your skin. Or instead, get all dusty and inspired by the landscape of Southern Utah, lavishly and slowly revealed to us in Skylar Nielsen’s Gone South.

Bandit9 Bishop

Bandit9 Bishop

The latest model from Beijing-based bike builder Bandit9. The Bishop will be based on a Honda SuperSport and will have an a 90cc to 125cc engine, an anodized aluminum unibody with walnut, oak or teak burl panels.

X132 Hellcat Speedster

X132 Hellcat Speedster

The beauty to the Hellcat Combat’s beast. Confederate’s X132 Hellcat Speedster has a 2.2L V-twin that produces up to 121hp and 140lbft of torque. It has an aluminum frame and carbon fiber wheels, tank and fenders.

Leno Rides the Harley LiveWire

Leno Rides the Harley LiveWire

Harley-Davidson’s marketing overlord plays an exasperating game of Q&A dodgeball with a very patient Jay Leno. Fortunately at 12:55 Leno gets the proof-of-concept electric motorcycle all to himself on the road.

Skully AR-1

Skully AR-1

Formerly known as the P-1, Skully’s DOT/ECE-certified augmented reality motorcycle helmet has a rear view display that can also display maps and phone or SMS notifications. It also lets you control your phone’s music player.

Bacon-Powered Motorcycle

Bacon-Powered Motorcycle

To promote Hormel’s Black Label bacon, CS Engineering modified a TRACK T-800 CDI to make it run on bacon. Or at least biodiesel made from bacon grease. The best part? Evidently, the bike’s fumes smell like bacon.

The Australian Posties Bike Race

The Australian Posties Bike Race

At the Australian leg of the Top Gear Festival, pro bike riders competed using the Honda CT110, an 8hp 105cc clutchless motorcycle used by Aussie postmen or “posties.” It’s like watching F1 racers in lawnmowers.

Motoped Survival Edition

Motoped Survival Edition

A hunting variant of the Motoped mountain bike-motorcycle hybrid. The Motoped Survival Bike has a custom frame and gas tank, a rear rack and a gas can. Optional accessories include multitools, ropes, an axe and even a crossbow.

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Dirt Bike BASE Jump

Dirt Bike BASE Jump

Extreme sport junkie Brad O’Neil combined two daring stunts in one, jumping his dirt bike high into the air over a lake off a 60-foot-high ramp, then pulling his parachute as he hits the apex of his jump.

2015 Indian Roadmaster

2015 Indian Roadmaster

A luxury cruising motorcycle for two, offering lots of weatherproof storage, comfortable, heated seating and grips, and a high-tech infotainment system. Powered by a ThunderStroke 111 cu.in. V-Twin engine with 119 lb-ft. of torque.

StuntFreaksTeam: Our Lifestyle

StuntFreaksTeam: Our Lifestyle

A 37-minute documentary and showreel of sorts from Finland’s StuntFreaksTeam, showing off some of their motor vehicle skills and general tomfoolery. They also are extremely deft at destroying stuff. Turn English captions on.

Freestyling through Manila

Freestyling through Manila

Red Bull sportbike freestyler Aaron Colton tears it up on the streets of Manila in the Philippines, though he freely admits that the local scooter brigade can still negotiate the city’s crowded streets better than he can.

Gromkhana

Gromkhana

Originally intended to be an entry level minibike, the Honda Grom has instead become a hit among all sorts of bikers. Motorcyclist Magazine shows us why with this fun romp on two Yoshimura-pimped Groms.

Ad Hoc Ducati Multistrada

Ad Hoc Ducati Multistrada

David Gonzalez of Spanish motorcycle shop Ad Hoc Racers turned Paul Berry’s 2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS from an ugly duckling into a bitchin’ white swan. It has a custom fuel tank, tube frame, and a quirky vertical headlight.

Synchronized Motorcycle Drill

Synchronized Motorcycle Drill

Amazing vintage footage from an Italian police display, in which over 100 skilled motorcyclists drive in perfect harmony to create geometric patterns – without crashing into each other. Apologies in advance for the music. More here.

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Ariel Ace Motorcycle

Ariel Ace Motorcycle

Ariel is known for its Atom track day car. But Ariel’s namesake made motorcycles. Now, the new Ariel is making bespoke bikes with a 1237cc Honda engine, capable of going 0-to-60 in 3.4secs, with a 165mph top speed.

Harley-Davidson: Something Big

Harley-Davidson: Something Big

Harley-Davidson has been innovating and empowering our freedom on the open road for years. But what they’ve got coming could be their biggest news ever. Keep your eyes here on the morning of June 19th for the big reveal.

Motorcycle Jumps Airplane

Motorcycle Jumps Airplane

In this insane stunt, motorcycle rider Cody Elkins hit a ramp while pilot Skip Stewart flew his plane directly beneath him. And the guys from Pixelworkers and AeroMedia Group were on hand to capture it all in slow-mo.

Isle of Man Record Lap

Isle of Man Record Lap

A POV clip from Bruce Anstey’s record-setting lap at the 2014 Dainese Superbike Race. Bruce blazed through the 38mi lap at the Isle of Man at an average speed of 132.298mph. Buy footage of the entire lap here.

Deus Ex Smirk

Deus Ex Smirk

Custom bike shop Deus Ex Machina turned a beat up Yamaha SR into a surfer’s motorcycle. The Smirk has a custom headlight, headlight number plate and surf racks plus a sweet ocean blue paint job and a smiley muffler cap.

Lightning Motorcycle LS-218

Lightning Motorcycle LS-218

The fastest production motorcycle in the world, it’s has been able to hit an insane 218mph. Its electric motor generates about 200hp and 168lb.ft. of torque. This thing needs a vuvuzela and an ejector seat. Riding footage at 2:00.

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