to vertical) valve angle on the inlets, to give the charge coming in as direct a route as possible into the combustion chambers. Head design is all about getting stuff in; getting stuff out is easier because the piston pushes it out. On a bike like the new
THE head of design at Husqvarna discusses the ethos behind the design of their very first street bike in the above video.The new 900 that was revealed in testing on Tuesday utilises the engine and components from the BMW F800, bored and reworked
IT'S ABOUT TIME we had a look at a bit of concept bike eye candy, so here are a gaggle of futuristic Ducati-based specials concocted by several design students.The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) of Turin worked in collaboration with Ducati as part
THE DESIGNER of the beautiful Ducati Supermono Pierre Terblanche has joined Norton to develop future models for the British manufacturer.Terblanche is well-known for his time spent as the head of design at Ducati. Alongside the Supermono he
One of the company's projectsMOTORCYCLE DESIGN consultancy Xenophya Design has recently unveiled their new studio in the UK. Located on a generic industrial estate surrounded by the Northumberland countryside in the North East of England, Xenophya
THE winning design that will become the 'world's first crowd-sourced motorcycle' has been chosen by up-starts Mo2or is the above cafe racer.After six weeks of voting the concept that should hopefully become a reality was designed by Arnau Sanjuan
Originality is commendable, so in celebration of some of motorcyclings oddballs here is a top 10 of creative motorcycle helmets.
Those of you with a penchant for coffee table books will love this little gem from Japan. Honda Design 1957-1984 does exactly what it says on the tin and allows us an insight to the work behind many of our favourite motorcycles. Sketches, pre
Ahead of the 2010 Isle of Man TT races Arai are set to release two special, limited edition designs.The first is the RX-7 GP TT Series helmet, designed by Aldo Drudi. The black Arai is based around the famous Three Legs of Man symbol with the iconic
When done properly race replica paint jobs can make a bike individual and stand out in the carpark, however dealer showrooms have recently been populated by factory released race replicas.Now it has become commonplace to see a Suzuki GSX-R1000 adorned with Rizla sponsorship, a Ho...
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