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Video: Alfa Romeo introduces us to the art of “undertaking”

Video: Alfa Romeo introduces us to the art of “undertaking”

As the official safety car of the World Superbike motorcycle racing series, it’s a little odd that Alfa Romeo decided to publicize its Mito SBK by performing what appears to be a rather dangerous stunt. Odd… but awesome. Officially known as the limited edition Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde SBK, the four-wheeler was driven by professional stunt driver Paul Swift at the [...]

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Drag Race: GT-R, Reventon and a Ducati

Drag Race: GT-R, Reventon and a Ducati

Is anybody sick of watching supercar and superbike drag races at air strips yet? No? Didn’t think so. I could watch this stuff all day, and I’ll bet you can too.

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Watch the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype stretch its legs

Watch the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype stretch its legs

Behold the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype in all its glory. The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer showed off its newest concept at the 2012 EICMA International Motorcycle Show, and it boasts an extra 100cc of displacement over the LC8 mill in the 1190 RC8 R on which the prototype is based. That means there’s a full 180 horsepower on hand to [...]

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Rally motorcyclist hits deer, shrugs it off, keeps going

Rally motorcyclist hits deer, shrugs it off, keeps going

Motorcyclists are a different breed, and that’s especially so with anyone willing to throw a leg over a two wheeler in sanctioned competition. Need proof? Check out the video we’ve pasted below.

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Video: Biker gets surprise visit from 155-mph snake

Video: Biker gets surprise visit from 155-mph snake

Take a close look at the image above. Yes, it’s a motorcyclist, riding an orange motorcycle. Take a gander at the speedometer, and you’ll see he’s doing about 250 kilometers per hour, which equals about 155 miles per hour.

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Our Kind of Date Night: Guerilla Drive-In

Talk about your Fiendish Legends. Enterprising soul John Young had a stroke of genius a couple of years ago, buying a 1977 BMW R100/7 with sidecar and mounting an old-school 16mm projector in the passenger compartment. Why would someone want a movie projector to ride shotgun on such a sweet bike? Because they plan to [...]

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Video: Mission One On Track

The Fiends over at Wired have gotten their hands on a quick clip of Mission Motors new track heathen during shake down at Infineon. The company has been working to get their Mission One electric moto in fighting form for the TTxGP green motorcycle grand prix June 12 on the Isle of Man. It’s hard [...]

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Alpinestars Shibuya Shoe

Alpinestars Shibuya Shoe

Further proving that form and function can coexist, Alpinestars has recently released the Shibuya shoe. Though it looks nothing like a traditional motorcycle boot, the Shibuya actually does provide some level of protection. It also adds a high level of protection from the threat of looking like a Cylon in a restaurant if you decide [...]

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Very, Very Fast: BMW S 1000 RR

I don’t have my moto license. Or a bike. Partly because my loverly fiancée says I have to get life insurance if I get one and partially because my list of cars to drive before I die is nowhere near satiated. Still, if you have to go, strapped to BMW’s newest moto wouldn’t be a [...]

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Buell 1125R Goes 148 MPH on Ice

That’s right. On ice. It seems Buell’s been working to turn itself from Harley-Davidson’s brow-wrinkling subsidiary into an actual player on the sport bike scene. The product of all that wrenchin’ is the 1125R, and to prove it’s got the guts to go toe to toe with what the best the rest of the moto [...]

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Mission Motors ‘Lectric Moto

You may have heard of Mission Motors before. They’re the kids hell bent on making the world’s fastest, most capable electric sports bike, and at this point it looks like they’re doing a pretty damn good job. The company unveiled the Mission One at the Today’s Technology, Entertainment and Design show in Long Beach, California. [...]

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Honda Working On 2010 ‘Lectric Moto

That’s right. The 2010 NSX may or may not be dead in the water, but Honda is working on a all-electric motorcycle. Honda CEO Takeo Fukui has said the idea of an electric moto is particularly appealing because of the typically short distances motorcycles travel compared to cars. While the Honda head honcho said the [...]

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Kawasaki Says Goodbye To MotoGP

Nothing’s sacred, Fiends. Kawasaki has just announced its intention to withdraw from MotoGP. The company started with the series when it began in 2003 and hasn’t managed to secure a championship win since. Fans of the neon-green Kawasaki’s had their hopes set on a new set of drivers and new ZZ-XR racing bikes for 2009. [...]

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Dealers Compete To Build Ultimate Monster

Ducati’s doing its part to fuel the customization flames on its new Monster 1100 S. The company is sponsoring a dealer competition to see who can produced the baddest bike of them all by releasing a few body panels and the optional parts catalogue ahead of the bike’s official release. The shops that choose to [...]

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Roland Sands Design Café Racer Dirt Bikes

Roland Sands Design Café Racer Dirt Bikes

While strolling the floor of the Long Beach Motorcycle show I was stopped in my tracks by a trio of café racers. Local boy, Roland Sands created these three customs from three different single cylinder dirt bikes. The monster is a Honda CR500 based water cooled two stroke. Somehow Roland uses the modern aluminum perimeter [...]

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Cycle World Motorcycle Show Long Beach

Cycle World Motorcycle Show Long Beach

While Lieberman was strutting his stuff in a bright yellow Corvette at the Thunderhill 25 Hours and Mr Baruth was losing an eight hour enduro in Atlanta, I stayed a little closer to home and indulged my other petrol passion by wandering down to the Cycle World Motorcycle Show at the Long Beach Convention center. [...]

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Moto Sexy: BMW Lo Rider Renderings

You’re looking at BMW’s foray into the world of owner-customizable bikes, the Lo Rider Concept. The company zipped out over 12 renderings to show just how vastly different the bike could become simply by swapping parts like saddles, exhausts and handlebars. The sketches show a new level of mean from BMW, which has traditionally stuck [...]

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