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Confederate Motor Company

Posted on June 13, 2009 by Scott in Bobber. 2 comments

Confederate are a really special company producing some of the most advanced motorcycles in the world. They limit the production of these bikes so are priced very high. But as the saying goes ‘you get what you pay for’.

The pictured bike is their Limited Edition (only 45 made) C120 Renaissance Fighter. I have to say it looks less ‘renaissance’ and definitely more ‘fighter. It packs 190 mph of performance into its cutting edge carbon fiber, titanium, and aluminum chassis. There’s the 64″ wheelbase, 27″H seat, integrated braking system, lots of high-tech bells and whistles that you would expect for $110,000. Hit this vid if you want to see more.

 


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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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Falcon Bullet

Posted on June 10, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Falcon Motorcycles describe themselves as marrying the heritage of vintage British motorcycles with the clean aesthetic of modern lines. They have definitely done that with The Bullet which is a custom Triumph motorcycle, that started life as the derelict frame and engine of a 1950 pre-unit Triumph Thunderbird — the bike Marlon Brando rode in “The Wild One”. The concept was inspired by what a Triumph board track racer would have looked like, if indeed Triumph had ever created one. [Thanks to Knucklebusterinc for reminding us of their new site]


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Triumph T100C

Posted on June 9, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

In the mid-1960s, Motorcycle Hall of Famer Bill Baird ruled the AMA National Enduro circuit, riding Triumph machines to seven straight Grand National Enduro Championships. That is no easy feat.

And this bike, a 1968 Triumph T100C, was the one that carried Baird to his last—and perhaps most impressive—title. That’s because it came at a time when many of his competitors were giving up on their heavy machines and going with new, light-weight, purpose-built woods racers, including new-school European two-strokes. I love how he stuck with the old school and won. Respect.

How sweet is Bill’s Triumph leather jacket? These days the sponsors name would probably be about 5 times the size of the riders name. Actually, there would be about 5 more sponsors plastered all over him.

 


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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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Yamaha RD56

Posted on June 7, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. No Comments

This Yamaha RD56 is one amazing bike. It looks like its had more action than Paris Hilton’s bed. Unlike Paris I think the scratches and dents actually adds to the beauty. The RD56 frame was a new design based on the revolutionary Norton Featherbed.


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Fast food

Posted on June 6, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 2 comments

This photo hypnotized me when i first saw it. Its the coolest ad for Coco pops I have ever seen. Packed full of 100% cafe racer goodness. Shot by Ben Part at Part B, his moto photography gallery is truly inspiring. He shot that timeless advertising campaign for Davida. Found this gem on the one and only Arsehole customs.


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Vicious Cycle

Posted on June 5, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. 1 Comment

Vicious Cycle is a custom shop in Portland, Oregon renound for producing performance CB160 and Cb170 cafe racers with attitude. Love the simplicity of their bikes, stripped down in true cafe racer style. They look like they’d be loads of fun around the race track.


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MV Agusta

Posted on June 4, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 1 Comment

MV Agusta are an old italian company that started life as an aviation company. After the Second world war they started making scooters for the demand for cheap transport. Their first prototype was ironically called ‘Vespa 98’ which they later learned was already registered by Piaggio.

They started making cafe racers in the 1950’s and 60’s. Then stopped making bikes altogether in the 80’s. The name has been sold and traded over the years and is now owned by Harley Davidson. Will be interesting to see where Harley take the company. Lets hope they keep the classic Italian soul.


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Joes V Cycle

Posted on June 3, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Joes V Cycle is run by Joe who used to be an Aircraft technician. His love for motorcycles and his gift for restoring has produced some amazing customs. Like this Norton Race Replica.

 


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