When Harley-Davidson quit building the Buell 1125, the guys at Ronin Motor Works were upset — and they decided to do something about it. The Ronin 47 Motorcycle is the result. Based on the 1125, this striking conversion ditches the original's Showa forks for a cast aluminum alloy linkage fork, with easy fine-tuning available via a Penske mono-shock. There's also a radiator front-and-center to help cool down the notoriously hot Rotax-designed motor, alongside stacked low and high beam headlights. Other notable changes include a new exhaust system, new controls, new gauges, a new seat, a new LED taillight, and a new RFID-enabled key for push-button starting. Named after the Japanese folktale The 47 Ronin, only 47 uniquely samurai-named bikes will be available.
With a design that resembles a Transformer's head from straight on, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R Motorcycle leaves little doubt as to its sinister intentions. At its heart is an all-new, 998cc inline four cylinder engine that's paired with a hyper-efficient supercharger to generate an insane 300hp. The company's Aerospace division crafted the jet fighter-like lines of the carbon fiber bodywork, and a host of advanced systems like KTRC traction control, KEBC engine braking control, and KLCM launch control help keep you on the road. Or should we say track — since the authorities have deemed the Ninja H2R too extreme for the street, you'll only be riding this one on race day.
With a rich history in motorcycle racing, Ducati has plenty of lightning fast motor bikes to choose from. But some of those may be a bit uncomfortable or unforgiving in your pothole-filled city streets. That's why we're excited about the release of the new 2015 Ducati Scrambler. It's been 40 years since they halted production on their 250cc Scrambler, so it couldn't have come any sooner. It's now equipped with a new 803cc L-Twin cyclinder, 75 HP, desmodromic air cooled engine — ready to take you anywhere.
We knew this Italian garage had created something special when we saw the moniker of their latest build. Named after the Italian word for wild beast, minimal design and timeless appearance make up the Sartorie Meccaniche Belva Motorcycle. This cafe racer is formed from a rare Buell x1 Lighting, featuring a customizing the rear end, a more aggressive riding position up front, and a sleek Norton fiberglass endurance tank replacing the bulky stock tank/fuel pump combo of the original. Proving that even a bike that's over a decade old can be born again into something fierce.