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Triumph advertising

Posted on August 1, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

These Triumph Motorcycle billboards were found on Ads of the World. The ads don’t blow us away but they are better than a punch in the head (actually it depends if the ‘punch’ is alcoholic). If you don’t know what a Seismologist is then you should go back to school, or google it like we did. As it turns out it didn’t make the ads any better. We still love the scrambler and kudos to Triumph for manufacturing it again.


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Cafe Racer Concept

Posted on July 26, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. 11 comments

Industrial designer Alp Germaner from South Africa is well known for his Peugeot Capsule. A one person, off-road, electric vehicle inspired by the KLR 650 motorcycle. Although it’s his latest concept that is really turning heads. In true cafe racer style it is a stripped down motorbike geared towards speed and style. The rear suspension looks cool but we would have loved to see a more classic cafe racer shape (especially the seat). Overall it’s a bold design but not sure whether it would be welcomed at the Ace Cafe or Ton Up Club. For more pictures of this bike visit Industrial Design Served.


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Phantom Cafe Racer

Posted on July 17, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. No Comments

This one off Phantom-Cafe’ racer is built on a 1980 Yamaha XJ 650 chassis with a direct drive shaft -replacing the early chain drive. The 650 cc motor had been reworked to add another 100cc to accommodate the added weight of the heavy chrome plated body. This custom design was built & owned by the legendary Mr. William L. Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was best know for being the V.P. of the design staff for GM. He was responsible for designs that produced 72 million cars, including the Chev Camaro, Pontiac Firebird and his favourite the Corvette. We think his car designs are better but big points for originality.

 


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Piano Mans Cafe Racer

Posted on July 7, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. No Comments

Billy Joel isn’t just into Harley Davidsons. He actually has over 30 bikes with loads of cafe racers and bobbers. 20 of his bikes are on display in New York at Christy’s Art Center. It’s called ‘The Motorcycle as Art and Icon’ and we wish we were in NY to check it out. His beautiful Royal Enfield cafe racer built by Mike DePalo of UK Motorsports is among them. This is a great interview with Billy talking about his cafe racers…

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Bikes Move Us

Posted on July 1, 2009 by Scott in Moped, Other. 2 comments

These mad motor-cycles from Australia remind me of Spooky Tooth Cycles. You could call them the Cafe Racers of the bicycle world. I want one. See more pics and info on Bikes Move Us [Found on Speed Junkies]

 


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Build-a-bike site

Posted on June 30, 2009 by Scott in Other. 2 comments

Something a little bit different. The motorcycle insurance company Allstate has designed this awesome website that lets you create your own custom bobber or chopper (sadly no cafe racer option). Choose a frame, wheels, front end, engine, paint and more. All a bit of fun for those that want to create a custom without actually getting dirty. Or print it out and make it for real.


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Michael Jackson’s HD

Posted on June 27, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Had enough of Wacko Jacko everywhere you look? Thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. Only a few months ago Michael Jacksons 2001 Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycle (came with a free childs helmet) was auctioned off with 2000 other Neverland items. You could safely say that it would have been a good investment. There was talk that this bike appeared in his video ‘Speed Freak’ (one of the weirdest video clips) but after watching it I can say it wasn’t. Can you imagine MJ riding this bike? No i can’t either… especially now.


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Timeless motorcycles

Posted on June 25, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Jose Geraldo Reis Pfau from Brasil makes these miniature motorcycles all exclusively from watch parts. His passion for motorcycles began in the sixties. He used to have several types of motorcycles, and all of them were modified and some inspired on the movie “Easy Rider”. He has even created a miniature Easy Rider bike. Pfau makes the miniatures on the weekends. It is a personal collection and they are not for sale yet, but he hopes to be able to sell them in the future. How amazing are these bikes? Put me down for a Rolex Cafe Racer, Tag Tracker and a Breitling Bobber.

 


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Diesel Helmet

Posted on June 11, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

I know what you’re thinking. Why the hell would anyone trust their brain with a fashion label? Maybe because they don’t have one. No seriously these helmets are made in collaboration with another italian company AGV that does have the brains to make a great helmet. Although they do look like they were designed for people with names like Maverick, Goose and Iceman. (That have the ‘need for speed’).

G-Star is another fashion label who has recently released a helmet. We really like their helmet. It has a classic retro look and hopefully well built like their jeans. Both are priced accordingly to their premium denim brands.


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Victory Core

Posted on June 8, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Other. 1 Comment

The CORE is a concept motorcycle designed and built by the Victory Motorcycles Industrial Design team to show what a performance cruiser of the future could look like. We like it because it consists of only the essentials: engine, frame, wheels and front suspension – no rear suspension. Oh and a mahogony wood seat (which is a nice balance to the aluminium frame).

Built around a Victory Freedom(r) 106/6 Stage 2 power plant (1731cc), producing 97 horsepower / 113 ft/lb, the CORE is a modern take on an American motorcycle. We like where they’re going with this concept (and its probably best on a highway). Less is more. Lets hope they start producing this unique cruiser.


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