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.