WHEN AN ITALIAN DESIGNER starts redesigning motorcycles you better pay attention. We traveled South to the mid sized (50K inhabitants) town of Pordenone (North East Italy) to interview the protagonist of this post. There we met him at the workshop of his own company ‘La Motocicletta’. While … [Read more...] about Mediterranean Blue BMW R80 by La Motocicletta
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More throttle! The most powerful BMW boxer engine of all time with historical roots and full torque. We love it when a plan comes together. Clearly the heart of this monster is beating fiercely already! (see video) "Motorcycling in its most authentic form: instinct over mind, technology not for … [Read more...] about BMW Motorrad’s R 18 “Big Boxer”
In the Doghouse On road trips you get to meet people from all walks of life. Even more if you possess a natural curiosity which makes you want to discover the story behind the front end. Generating new contacts in the digital world is relatively easy. Staying in touch and building a … [Read more...] about ‘The hairy fella in the shed’
THIS BIRD LANDED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CUCKOO’S NEST! At a time the world population is fighting invisible killers aiming for our lungs, Konrad Kwietniewski decided the time was right to enter the market with face masks that would not only help motorcyclists preserve their health, but look stylish … [Read more...] about Rare Bird London calling
"Testing, one, two, three!" IN NEARLY THIRTY YEARS the sole remaining British manufacturer of open face motorcycle helmets has carved out a quite niche for itself. The Wirral (near Liverpool) based manufacturer have always chosen their own path guided by the founder David Fiddaman (a.k.a. … [Read more...] about Use your head, wear a Davida
Moto Morini 1200 Corsaro Veloce WE LOVE LOTUS CARS for their basic simplicity and straight forwardness. They are built for driving and nothing else. The same goes for this bike. It is clear that the only place for it is on the road or on a track. It is built to thrill and give its rider an … [Read more...] about XTR Pepo’s Moto Morini Peperoni!
Oh behave baby! IT HAS BEEN A LONG WAIT since the first official introduction in the fall of 2018. When Bikebrewers colleague Vincent and I received the call from Indian inviting us to go out and test the FTR 1200, we obviously grabbed the earliest opportunity to get out there and ride this … [Read more...] about Indian FTR 1200S – Awesome Powers!
BORN IN JAPAN IN 1996, this Honda VT600 now has escaped its own shadow and had started a new life as an old style Salt Racer inspired beauty amongst the Swiss Alps. It took a Swiss mechanic to turn this nearly thirty year old cruiser into the ‘Silberpfeil’ it is today. Interestingly the … [Read more...] about Swiss volcano
Bad Boy Bobber On the same day my fellow rider/photographer Vincent Burger and I were throwing the FTR 1200S around, we also had the chance to take the Scout Bobber with us. Comparing the two is not really logical. The engines come from the same mother, but they are definitely not twins. FTR is … [Read more...] about Indian Scout Bobber road tested
Let’s try something completely different! THIS IS LIKELY TO BE THE INITIAL THOUGHT of any builder when they start work on a new project. However, in this case it is our editorial team who suggested we take a different approach ourselves for this post. Not quite awake yet after a heavy night … [Read more...] about Guzzi Outback Express II by RH Motorcycles