Custom bike guru edges more toward mainstream with new Bell helmet line
AMERICAN CUSTOM bike specialist Roland Sands Designs has teamed up again with Bell helmets to produce a range of striking new lids for 2010.
The funky designs, and some cool riding footage, are on show in the attached video.
Nice one, Rolando!
Take a look at Aprilia's answer to the Hypermotard
FULLY ADJUSTABLE suspension, Brembo brakes, wavy discs, fly-by-wire throttle - there's plenty of hi-tech stuff on Aprilia's 2010 Dorsudoro 750 Factory, and here's a promo video of the bike in action.
The Aprilia's 750cc V-twin engine thumps out 92bhp in standard trim, which should propel the bike to a top speed of ... Continue reading
Dainese launches Paris show based around the history of protective armour
ITALIAN CLOTHING giant Dainese is hosting a show in Paris over the coming months based around the history of protective armour and its development for the future.The exhibition: 'A Toute Epreuve: New Technologies for Protecting the Human Form', looks at the development of human protection, ranging from medieval armour ... Continue reading
Clue: It ends in tears
IT'S NEVER a good idea to try stunts in a crowded place, especially when you're as new to it all as this poor chap.
Go to a disused airfield, fella. Then come back when you've got the hang of it.
Rider Development Days at Silverstone to improve your riding skills
Focused Events Rider Development Days at Silverstone offer a new, intense tuition-based experience on a selection of new Supersport machines, hosted by high-level instructors including Niall Mackenzie, Jamie Whitham and Steve Plater.The courses will be situated at Stowe circuit, Silverstone and will be aimed at Novice and Intermediate riders. ... Continue reading
Close call for cameraman in off road wheelie prang
THE GUY filming this wheelie crash had a lucky escape, after missing the fallen rider by inches.
Great footage though!
400mph Angelic Bulldog on show Stoneleigh Park, Coventry from 12th to 14th March
SEE THE MACHINE that could propel Britain to a new motorcycle land speed world record at The Race Retro 2010 show, held at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry from 12th to 14th March. Almost a year has passed since Visordown broke the news of the planned UK assault on the land ... Continue reading
Stunning Suzuki-engined TL naked from the Netherlands
CHECK OUT this Nico Bakker TL1000R-based special, built by bike enthusiast Mathijn Nelis.The one-off streetfighter has been constructed using Suzuki's legendary water-cooled V-twin engine. But as Mathijin explains, the build turned out to be far more in-depth than originally planned:"It was never the plan to build a ... Continue reading
An amusing way of showing you're brassed off with your local traffic police
A 24-year-old student in Spain has come up with his own ingenious way of protesting at the plague of speed cameras in his local town - by posing as one himself.It's reported the man stood on the side of the AC-566, dressed as a speed camera, using a the ... Continue reading
Looks like another mad Swede's been at work creating this in his garage using a Thunderbird engine and some parts from a Ducati and other various cafe racer motorcycles. This cafe racer is a good-looking machine, with more grunt than a Thruxton
WE SPOTTED this one earlier on French website Motorevue: a Swede, Sivert Raask, has concocted a this motorcycle from Triumph's 1600cc Thunderbird cruiser, with the use of a handmade seat, a Ducati tank and a bit of cunning.Quite tasty for a home-brewed effort, don't you think? We love a ... Continue reading
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