Production Motorcycles

  • Harley-Davidson Iron 883

    Harley-Davidson Iron 883

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Harley is waking up to what everyone else knows. The future is not in bloated, leather-tasselled cruisers, it’s in messed-up, edgy, stripped-back designs. So here’s Milwaukee’s angle on the retro-modern trend: the Iron 883. It’s part of Harley’s “Dark Custom” range, and there’s more than… Read more »

  • Bill Phelps

    Bill Phelps

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesPhotographersProduction Motorcycles ,,

    Brooklyn photographer Bill Phelps dropped us a line the other day, attaching some images that blew us away. They’re surreal, sensual, and often feature motorbikes. Bill’s style is unusual: sometimes there’s a dusty sepia look, and sometimes a hint of Victoriana. Often, there’s a heady,… Read more »

  • Mission motorcycles

    Mission motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Electric MotorcyclesProduction Motorcycles

    This is the Mission One electric sportbike prototype. The styling was certainly electrifying, with shades of the KTM RC8. Top speed is reportedly 150 mph, and the range is 150 miles. The Mission One went on sale as a 50-unit limited edition, with an RRP… Read more »

  • Laverda 1200

    Laverda 1200

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesPhotographersProduction Motorcycles ,,

    Tony Starr, a photographer from Melbourne, spotted this motorcycle in the street and squeezed off a quick shot. I’d say it’s a Laverda 1200 from 1978 or thereabouts, a big inline triple weighing almost 250kg. Tony has a real eye for color and the signature… Read more »

  • Brammo Enertia

    Brammo Enertia

  • Chris Hunter Electric MotorcyclesProduction Motorcycles

    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 »

  • Wakan Roadster 1 Hundred

    Wakan Roadster 1 Hundred

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles

    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 »

  • Honda FTR

    Honda FTR

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    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 »

  • Peraves MonoTracer

    Peraves MonoTracer

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,,

    #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 Tesi 3D

    Bimota Tesi 3D

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    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 »

  • Triumph Bonneville Belstaff

    Triumph Bonneville Belstaff

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    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 »

  • Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic

    Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    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 »