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.
Anyone can go buy a stock bike off a dealer's lot, but when you're riding this Triumph Bonneville Pegaso, you can be confident you won't see anyone else riding one — because it's truly one of a kind. With this custom bike, Tamarit Spanish Motorcycles put their own spin on a 2006 Triumph, aiming to create an off-roader that's ready for anything. That includes manufacturing some of their own parts, like the bash plate, chain guard, and foot pegs. And when you add in the rugged Renthal handle bars, front fender, knobby tires, exhaust, and classic scrambler seat, it's more than capable off tackling unchartered paths.
It's not every day you get a chance to own the very first model of a new motorcycle, but that's exactly what you'll find in the Midual Type 1 Motorcycle. Inspired by classic European cars and bikes from the '30s and '50s, this great-looking ride is powered by 1036 cc flat-twin engine pumping out 106hp that's paired with a 6-speed transmission with a multi-plate clutch and an electric starter. Other features include a double-wall aluminum alloy monocoque that acts as the fuel tank and body, a cantilever rear suspension, Brembo brakes, 17-inch wheels, and the ability to draw attention anywhere you ride it.
It's true that the Bandit9 Bishop Motorcycle is listed as being a Honda SuperSport, but one look at this limited edition custom will tell you there's little left of its prior identity. Powered by a 90cc-125cc engine, the Bishop features a high-grade aluminum unibody, either walnut, oak, or teak burl panels, a custom exhaust, muffler, and suspension, a charcoal grey suede seat, an electric starter, and LED brake lights encased in quartz glass. If you like what you see, you'd best hurry — only nine are being built.
In order to appropriately follow up its Bonneville speed-record-setting predecessor, the Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster needed to not only run great, but look amazing as well. So Confederate enlisted the aid of a former Ducati designer to help with the details — and the results are incredible. Outfitted with carbon fiber and billet aluminum, adjustable suspension, dual-caliper brakes, 18-inch carbon fiber wheels, and a leather tractor seat, this bike sports a fuel-injected V-Twin that produces 121 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque pushed through a five-speed transmission. And with only 65 units being released, this rare beauty will remain a coveted ride.
Yes, you read that correctly. Bacon lovers now have their own iron horse to lust after in the Hormel Black Label Bacon-Fueled Motorcycle. Based on the rare Track T800 CDI motorcycle from Dutch company E.V.A Products, this specialized ride features an 800cc three-cylinder diesel engine that's been modified to run on 100% biodiesel, which is itself made from bacon grease. Along with the sweet, bacon-smelling exhaust emissions, this one-of-a-kind bike also features a completely new lowered suspension, a modified frame, a custom gas tank, and, of course, a pigskin saddle. See it in action here.
Most bikes see a design refresh once every few years, so when a company announces a model sporting its first new design in decades, it's worth taking notice. The 2015 Indian Scout Motorcycle is the first all-new Scout in over 70 years, updating the classic "rigid triangle" design with a modern cast aluminum frame that helps to make it the lightest bike in its class. Power comes from a liquid-cooled, 1133cc V-twin engine cranking out 100 hp, which is coupled with a six-speed overdrive transmission and standard ABS. Prepare to hop into the solo tan leather bucket seat later this year.
Most survival packs include plenty of stuff to help you ride out the worst of times — except for transportation. Fortunately, the Motoped Survival Bike has you covered. Powered by a 4-stroke engine, the bike gets excellent gas mileage, and uses downhill mountain bike parts mounted to a custom frame and swing arm for rugged reliability. As for the survival part? Well, it also comes outfitted with a crossbow, one-gallon gas pack, a survival shovel, a tomahawk, a harpoon, a fixed blade saw, a lighting system, carabiners and climbing rope, a flashlight, a multifunction knife/light, two multi-tools, a neck knife, and a bike mount for that most versatile of tools, your smartphone.
Calling it a motorcycle is a little disingenuous, since it's really a roadster — but with only three wheels, the Polaris Slingshot Motorcycle is actually a bit of both. Powered by a 2.4L engine, this two-seat open-air vehicle sits just inches off the ground, with a 5-speed manual transmission and lightweight polymer body panels to create an exhilarating motoring experience. You might have to get your motorcycle license to drive it — depending on local laws, — but the first time you round a corner at speed, it'll be well worth the effort.
Building on the success of their racing-focused Atom, the chaps at Ariel have turned their attention to the two-wheel market. The Ariel Ace Motorcycle is the stunning result. Sporting a skeletal frame that recalls the Atom but is machined entirely from an aluminum alloy billet, this sporty bike is powered by a 1237cc, water-cooled Honda engine good for over 170hp, a top speed of 165mph and a 0-60 time of just 3.4 seconds. Beyond the specs, though, the Ace is incredibly customizable, sporting your choice of seats, handlebars, exhausts, brakes, tank sizes and styles, and front ends, with the promise that your entire cycle will be built by a single technician who signs his work when he's done.
The Kawasaki Ninja250 is a fine bike all on its own, but if you yearn for something a bit more unique, this Brasse 31BLK Kawasaki Ninja Mod Kit should do just fine. The first production mod kit for the Ninja250, it comes complete with two gullwing headlamps, a drag speedometer, a new rear fender assembly, right & left component/cover panels, plus options like a quick-release passenger seat, replacement right and left lower fairings, and a side-mount license plate bracket. But the best part? It also includes all the necessary tools in the kit, so you can transform your bike from the comfort of your garage.
It's okay. Re-read the headline. We'll wait. Yes, it's true: the American brand most associated with disturbingly loud two-wheeled vehicles is making one that's essentially... silent. The Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle is unfortunately not for sale (yet), but it will be available to ride at over 30 dealers across the country. As it mostly exists to gather feedback on an eventual, actually-for-sale electric bike, the specs are a little thin, but the thrill of riding down the road on a Harley incognito is enough of a draw on its own.
Never inclined to let things go stale, Ducati has issued a new, lightweight addition to their line of Monster bikes — the Ducati Monster 821 Motorcycle. Weighing in at just under 400 pounds, this mid-sized machine sports a 112 horsepower, 67 pound feet of torque Testastretta 11-degree motor. Available in two color combinations — either the dark version, with a black frame and wheels, or the red version — the bike looks as good as it rides. It also features a full suite of electronics, including eight-level traction control, three-level ABS, and three-level ride-by-wire. The bike comes available in July, just in time to take advantage of summer riding weather.
Deus has been making small runs of gorgeous custom bikes for years now — creating some of the meanest-looking rides on two wheels the world has seen, and inspiring plenty of envy along the way — and the Deus Ex Machina Grievous Angel Motorcycle is one of their signature builds that has stood the test of time. Based on a Yamaha SR400, this cafe racer sports a clean and minimalist look with plenty of little details to excite riders and collectors everywhere. With front and rear disk brakes paired to gold calipers and braided lines, AVON Speedmaster tires, a ducktail seat, a bullet fairing, an underslung stubby exhaust, and murdered out in all black, this bike is guaranteed to turn heads and ride great doing it.
Barcelona-based Bultaco made some great bikes back in the day, cranking them out from the late '50s to the early '80s. Now the brand is making a comeback, with its eyes set squarely on the future — and the Bultaco Rapitan Motorcycle is the first example. Forgoing conventional gas engines, the Rapitan is powered by a brushless electric motor that's good for 54 horsepower and a top speed of 90 mph, and offers features like regenerative braking, a built-in lithium-ion battery with an on-board charger and a range of 87 miles, a sleek design, a curb weight of under 420 pounds, and, thanks to that missing gas tank, room inside to store your helmet.
It might not be arriving at a dealer near you anytime soon, but at least the BMW Concept Roadster Motorcycle can give you a glimpse at the future of Bavarian biking. Powered by a 1,170 cc 2-cylinder boxer engine putting out 125 hp, this forward-looking bike features a sleek design, LED lighting, a steep rear section born from gloss milled aluminum that contrasts nicely with the painted and anodized surfaces elsewhere on the bike, and an engine spoiler that keeps air flowing while incorporating the entire front silencer.
We're pretty sure it's not the first bike he's designed, but the Lauge Jensen x Henrik Fisker Viking Motorcycle is certainly one of Fisker's best. Widely known for automotive designs including the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, and (obviously) the Fisker Karma, Henrik transformed this classic cruiser into a streamlined street machine. But it's beauty is more than skin deep, thanks to a Harley-Davidson Wisconsin-built Air-cooled V-Twin engine good for 100hp and a top speed of over 130 mph, a six-speed transmission, a dry weight of 660 pounds and up to 70mpg fuel economy.