The $50,000 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Doesn't Come With A Warranty

The insanity of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R comes in a variety of flavors. There's its supercharged 300 hp engine, it's $50,000 price tag, and it's lengthy list of fine print, which includes the fact that when you drop 50-large on a bike, it doesn't come with a warranty. » 11/14/14 5:32pm 11/14/14 5:32pm

Texas Bans The Polaris Slingshot Three-Wheeler

The Polaris Slingshot, a new three-wheeled sports-vehicle, lacks a few components necessary to be considered "a car." In most states you can register it as a motorcycle, slap on a helmet, and be on your way. Texas says "not so fast." » 11/12/14 8:02pm 11/12/14 8:02pm

​This Rider Flew 185 Feet Off A Ski Slope To Set A New World Record

On the International Scale of Lunacy, we're pretty sure Robbie Maddison just blew right past Batshit Insane and Certifiable Wackjob to Week-Long Puckered Sphincter. Because Maddo set a world record for the longest vertical drop on a motorcycle while flying off the downhill ski jump at the Olympic Park in Utah. » 11/07/14 1:21pm 11/07/14 1:21pm

​This Kit Will Transform Your Honda CBR Into A Sci-Fi Street Fighter

One of my favorite custom bikes of the year was a Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja built by San Francisco-based industrial designer Bill Webb. It's not exactly your standard custom fare, but that's why I liked it. Now Webb is back with a kit that completely transforms the Honda CBR1000RR into a road-going mech warrior, and it… » 11/07/14 11:35am 11/07/14 11:35am

​The SWM Grand Milano 440 Proves Chinese-Italian Fusion Is Tasty

It's easy to pick a defunct motorcycle brand out of a hat and try to resurrect it. But that whole "money" thing can be an issue. One motivated Italian engineer has solved that problem with some Chinese funding, and he's bringing the SWM name back to life, starting with the Grand Milano 440. » 11/06/14 5:03pm 11/06/14 5:03pm

​What Kind Of Bike Would Really Get You Into Riding?

Something kind of awesome happened yesterday. After posting that amazing pair of Husqvarna concepts, the comments lit up with people saying they'd never considered riding, but these bikes could change their mind. So what kind of bike would get you in the saddle? Or if you already are, what was the bike that clinched… » 11/06/14 1:15pm 11/06/14 1:15pm

​These Killer Husqvarna Concepts Are Retro Futurism Done Right

Husqvarna has a certain cachet, even if you remove the overblown Steve McQueen connection. Combine that with the recent interest in lightweight, entertaining rides (see: Ducati Scrambler), and you've got a recipe for success. And that's exactly what we have with this menacingly beautiful pair of 401 concepts. » 11/05/14 3:42pm 11/05/14 3:42pm

​Moto Guzzi Made A Carbon Fiber Cruiser That I Might Actually Ride

Cruisers aren't my thing. The appeal of a bike – light, nimble, a surgical weapon to slice through traffic – is completely negated when straddling on an over-endowed barcalounger. But this Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Prototype somehow manages to overcome my distain with acres of carbon fiber badassitude.
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