As a breed, electric motorcycles are still in the gawky adolescent phase. But the Brammo Enertia is one of the prettier ones: it reminds us a little of the Aprilia Moto 6.5 designed by Phillipe Starck. At 285lbs it’s light for a road bike, about… Read more
Frenk Palm, a Dutch sound technician, has created an evocative three-minute film that perfectly captures the joy of motorcycling. Called Easy Rider, it was shot during a five-day trip with friends in the south of France. Hit Play: your daydream starts here.
This French beauty is from Joel Domergue’s Wakan Motorcycles. It’s not a custom bike, but a well-engineered production motorcycle made in small batches for riders who appreciate high quality engineering and premium components. Ceriani fully adjustable forks and Marchesini forged aluminium wheels set off the… Read more
Many of the coolest Japanese bikes never leave the shores of their home country, and one of those bikes is the lithe, tracker-ish Honda FTR. It’s one of the most popular bases for customisation, attracting attention from several Japanese custom houses including Heiwa. The FTR’s… Read more
#41 in Time’s Best Inventions of 2008 was the two-seater Peraves MonoTracer from Switzerland. Peraves’ previous attempt at a ‘cabin motorcycle’, the Eco, did not set the world alight—but the MonoTracer deserves success on looks alone. The styling is obviously influenced by the Audi R8,… Read more
Bimota showed a new variant of the extraordinary Tesi 3D at the EICMA show this year. The usual red-and-white Bimota signature colors are now supplemented by a Carbon Black model, which also adds a titanium exhaust system designed by Motocorse. The front and rear wheels… Read more
The Belstaff motorcycle fashion label is now Italian-owned, but the company still plays on its gritty English heritage. Earlier this year it teamed up with Triumph to create a limited edition to mark the Bonneville’s 50th anniversary. Photographer Nick Dunmur ably captured Belstaff’s signature colors… Read more
The retro lines of the V7 have been improved even further on the Café Classic model, shown here in an authentic matt avocado green. Changes from the standard V7 include upswept exhausts and sportier suspension geometry with 40mm Marzocchi forks. A classic ‘bullet’ seat and… Read more