Bike of the Week: Elemental Cycles’ BMW R80 No ratings yet.

Project #4 is an elemental take on a classic BMW airhead Elemental Custom Cycles of Neustadt, Germany, created a stunning cafe racer out of a humble but solid 1985 BMW R80 Monolever. Customizing a vintage BMW is no easy task, socially, financially, or technically. I speak from experience on this very topic. MORE: Bike of…

Ducati Monster 25° Anniversario | First Look Review No ratings yet.

The Ducati Monster 25° Anniversario celebrates one of the company’s most iconic models. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of Ducati’s most beloved and best-selling models—over 325,000 of them have been built since 1993—the Bologna-based manufacturer has created the limited-edition Monster 1200 25° Anniversario. Read our 2018 Ducati Monster 821 first ride review Unveiled at…

Royal Enfield Is Featured Marque At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days No ratings yet.

Royal Enfield Is The Featured Marque At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Enfield is heading to Ohio to show off and talk up its motorbikes Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest continually operating motorcycle maker, is the featured Marque at the 2018 AMA Vintage Days celebration held on July 6-8 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in…

Covert Operation: A Yamaha XT 600 goes under cover No ratings yet.

Creativity is a tug-of-war between what the client wants, and the designer’s need for freedom. Building custom motorcycles is no different. In fact, some builders won’t even take on a job if they don’t have complete creative control. Martien Delfgaauw of Berham Customs in Berlin is a little more easygoing than that. But even he…

Husqvarna Launches Off-Road Gear Collection No ratings yet.

Husqvarna Launches Off-Road Gear Collection If you are Husqvarna fan and are looking to wear their colors loud and proud, they have just what you need Shortly after completely overhauling its two and four-stroke motocross lineup, Husqvarna is now making sure that you have the gear to match. The Swedish brand is tapping into apparel with…

TRANSATLANTIC FRIGHT. Ortolani Customs’ Brutal Avinton Cafe Racer No ratings yet.

Written by Martin Hodgson The idea of a European/American hybrid is not a new one in the automotive world, with vehicles like the Shelby Cobra using parts from each side of the Atlantic. A lightweight, well-balanced chassis with some Yank V-Power muscle to get things moving always seemed like the perfect combination. Inspired by the…

Progressive International Motorcycle Show Announces 2018-2019 Schedule No ratings yet.

Image copyright and courtesy of the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®. Photograph by Manny Pandya. The Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) has released its 2018-2019 show season schedule, with stops in seven leading motorcycle markets nationwide. The tour dates and cities are: Long Beach, CA: November 16-18, 2018, Long Beach Convention Center New York, NY: November…

Short Film Highlights Japanese Bōsōzoku Culture No ratings yet.

Short Film Highlights Japanese Bōsōzoku Culture Filmmaker James F. Coton gives us a short, sharp, stylish look into the life of the running tribes You guys have heard of bōsōzoku, right? If not, here’s a quick primer. Roughly translated as “out of control” or “running” tribe, bōsōzoku is a Japanese biker subculture that grew up around motorcycles in the…

How to turn the Ducati Scrambler into a tracker No ratings yet.

The Ducati Scrambler is an obvious fit for ‘casual’ flat track racing. Ducati even made a ‘Flat Track Pro’ limited edition in 2016, which was essentially a new version of the Full Throttle with wide bars, a bunch of minor trim changes and a Temignoni muffler. It looks like Ducati is now digging deeper into…

Helite Leather Airbag Jacket | Gear Review No ratings yet.

Helite leather jacket, without airbag deployed (normal use). As its name implies, Helite’s latest leather jacket contains an integrated, mechanically actuated airbag, which deploys if the rider and motorcycle become forcefully separated. Essentially, the jacket has a tether which snaps onto a matching nylon buckled leash that is attached to the motorcycle. In the event…