No, not that kind of Diesel. The Ducati Monster Diesel Motorcycle ($14,000) is based on Ducati's Monster 1100 EVO, and designed by Diesel's fashion stylists, led by company founder Renzo Rosso himself. The result is a powerful street bike that is as notable for its military-inspired green and matte black color scheme as it is for its fantastic performance. [Scouted by David]
Owners of electric scooters know the plight of the urban commuter: what to do when you arrive at your destination, only to find that you need to charge up? You can either lug it up the stairs, or upgrade to the UItra Motor A2B Excel Electric Scooter ($TBA). This lightweight electric scooter packs Intelligent Dual Electric Power (iDEP) that lets you take the battery with you when you park, making the scooter immobile while saving you the hassle of schlepping the whole damn thing inside.
Sure, you can go to your local cycle shop and buy yourself a ride — but if you're looking for something truly unique, you'd do better picking up this DP Customs Mele Motorcycle ($19,000). Built by hand, this one-of-a-kind whip sports a 1000cc Ironhead motor producing 75 hp — quite a lot considering its minuscule curb weight — as well as a stretched frame, clip-on handlebars, a custom x-pipe exhaust, powdercoated wheels wrapped in Pirelli rubber, a three-piece rear wing, and an Uncrate-approved bright orange paint job.
It might look like a rendering — in fact, it probably is — but given the founders' bike-racing backgrounds, we have no doubt it will become reality soon enough. The BRD RedShift MX ($15,000) is an electric bike that's designed for MX2/Lites-class racing, yet still manages to be street legal. Features include 40 maximum hp, 12-inch fully adjustable front and rear suspension, a 21-inch front wheel and 19-inch rear, and a top speed of 80 mph.
No, it's not for sale, but this Moto-Mucci Honda CX500 Motorcycle ($TBA) was simply too cool not to share anyway. Based on a 1978 Honda CX500 Standard, this daily urban rider has been completely restored and rebuilt with a new exhaust, a custom seat, new tires, and gobs of new paint, and has survived both the rebuild process and being run over by a Mercedes SUV, which makes us think it'll be able to tackle the streets of Chicago just fine.
Deus continues its string of drool-worthy bike conversions with the Deus Bald Terrior 1200 Motorcycle ($TBA). Based on a Harley Sportster, the Bald Terrior features custom 19- and 18-inch wheel sets, brake calipers, and rotors, one-off inch clip-on bars, a Vance & Hines performance exhaust, a PM Super gas air filter, custom length Ikon rear dampers, a Daytona electric speedo, and a hard black chromed fork sliders.
Named after the famed F6F Hellcat fighter plane of WWII, the Confederate X132 Hellcat Motocycle ($45,000) is a fighter in its own way. This third-generation two-wheeled ride is built using the highest quality components possible, from its billet aluminum case to its carbon fiber wheels, all of which are hidden in plain sight thanks to the X132's unique au naturale design that showcases craftsmanship over fancy bodywork. Available for pre-order now for delivery in the first half of next year.
Yes, you read that correctly. This 1929 Harley-Davidson Jet Engine Motorcycle ($25,000) is based on a 1929 Broad Track Racer, and is powered by twin jet engines that hug either side. While the description suggests taking it around to various events for money, we imagine you'd do just as well to keep things contained to the local deserted air strip or abandoned highway. After all, we suspect this thing isn't exactly road legal.
Powered by what the company is calling "the most powerful twin-cylinder production engine on the planet," the Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike ($18,000-$28,000) promises uncompromising speed — and it delivers in spades. At its heart is the aforementioned Superquadro engine producing 195hp, which thanks to tremendous frame and engine integration resides in a bike with a dry weight of just 164kg — that's roughly 362 lbs — along with class-leading tech like a sporty ABS system, traction control, Ducati's Electronic Suspension, quick-shift, Engine Brake Control, and Ride-by-Wire systems, and a TFT display that changes to suit your environment. Not that you'll have time to notice. [Scouted by Carl]
Let's face it: there are some people who will buy damn near anything with Steve McQueen's name on it — *cough* us *cough* — but this is one of those times that you needn't be ashamed about it. Based on the classic T100 and inspired by the Trophy TR6 McQueen rode during the stunt scene from The Great Escape, the Triumph Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition Motorcycle ($TBA) will be limited to just 1,100 bikes, and features a Matt Khaki Green paint job, the late actor's signature on the side covers, a solo seat, blacked out headlamp, luggage rack, wheel rims, hubs, handlebars, rear springs, mirrors, and mudguard supports, and arrived individually numbered, with a plaque on the handlebar clamp and a certificate of authenticity. [Scouted by Brian]
While it's not a complete remake of Bimmer's surprisingly adept superbike, the 2012 BMW S 1000 RR Motorcycle ($TBA) does feature enough enhancements to convince fence-sitters to hop on down and dance. Its engine still cranks out 193hp — adjustable down to 163hp in the new "Rain" mode — but it benefits greatly from suspension upgrades that offer better handling, steering accuracy, and feedback than its predecessor, the BMW Motorrad Race ABS braking system, and a refined Dynamic Traction Control system.
If you're so lucky as to live somewhere that the thought of winter doesn't have you immediately reaching for a blanket, perhaps you'd like to spend the next few months aboard this DP Customs Beach Cruiser ($9,900). A completely rebuilt 1977 Harley Davidson Ironhead, this stylish two-wheeler features an original '70s Super Glide tank, a handmade whiskey flask oil tank, an early, rebuilt CV carburator, custom fishtail pipes, custom laced wheels — 21-inches in the front and 18 in the rear — an electric start, all the original numbers and history it carried pre-rebuild, and a handsome British Green and Wimbledon White paint job.