Thursday, April 30, 2009

Honda CBR-150 Modified by

Honda CBR-150 Modified

shoei j-force helmet

shoei j-force helmet, bimota coscious.

Honda CB836 Chopper Motorcycle

1978 Honda CB836 Chopper Motorcycle
The motor had been built up with an 836 kit and an electronic ignition. The bike absolutely screamed for a CB. The power increase from these mods is significant.
To read a bit more about this Honda CB SOHC4, you can check out

Breaking into a formation

I recently was asked my opinion on what I thought about breaking into the line of a biker formation with a car. Meaning when a group of motorcyclists is riding in staggered formation, clearly riding together as a group, has a car merge into the formation. The person who asked me used to ride, so he does have a clue, and does respect bikers. He said he was following about 15 bikers riding staggered formation, on a long winding hilly road. The group of riders was going about 5 M.P.H. under the speed limit for a very long time, and were holding up quite a line of traffic behind them. It was a difficult road to pass, with little opportunities to do so. He said there were four other cars in front of him, and the opportunity came to pass, and as a group of 5 cars, they all went to pass the biker group. He said just as the other four cars made it, a vehicle was coming around the next curve, and he realized he was not going to make it. He said he could not merge back into traffic behind the group, because he was so close to the front already, and would hit the oncoming car head on if he waited that long to fall back. He said he had no choice but to turn on his right turn signal, and pray that the group of bikers would let him merge into their formation. They did, and he did. He said not so much by either of their choice, but it had to be done. He felt they would understand, and give him a break, and as first opportunity would come, he would let them resume without him in their line up. The lead biker (Lets say Road Captain) Freaked the Fuck out. (He could not confirm if this was a HOG organization, or MC, or just casual group of friends riding together. He said he thought the latter, as no one had on any colors. Anyway, the leader would not let him pass. Would not let him do anything. Every time he went to get out of there the biker sped up, and got in front of him and slowed way down to like 30 in a 55 M.P.H, zone, furthering the traffic delay they were creating in the first place. He said this went on for about 15 miles or so, before he finally turned off. I said etiquette wise, probably not wise to break biker formation. Consider it one unit, like a really long truck. Watch as most times at an intersection if a group is riding in formation, they will proceed through an intersection as if they were one vehicle. I did mention that the lead biker sounds like he had his undies in a bunch though. I would have given the guy a break.

What do you think?

KTM Recalls 2009 690 Duke and 690 SMC for Fork Cracks

KTM is recalling certain 2009 690 Duke and 690 SMC motorcycles.

During use, the front forks could develop cracks; this could result in the possibility of the front fork inner tube separating from the axle clamp. The cause of the defect involves improper heat treatment of the front fork inner tubes by the manufacturer.

237 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Jonway Recalls 2008 Sunny Scooters for Brake Line Retainer Defect

Jonway is recalling certain 2008 Sunny motorcycles.

The scooters were intended to be built with rubber hydraulic brake line that is routed through a retainer to prevent front tire contact. However, in some cases, the retainer may not have been installed during scooter assembly. If the retainer is missing, the front tire may rub through the brake line.

180 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Jonway Recalls 2008 YY150T-12 and YY50QT-21A Scooters for Fuel Filter Leakage

Jonway is recalling certain 2008 YY150T-12 and YY50QT-21A scooters.

The scooters were built with 2 piece, inline, fuel filters that may begin leaking where the two pieces join.

5000 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Suzuki Concept Bike in Thailand

Suzuki Jelly Concept Bike in thailand

Triumph Sidecar

Triumph motorcycle equipped with a sidecar.
Design and manufacturing by Dedome.
Picture taken at Paris Motorcycle Show 2007 by

Yamaha FZS600 Fazer 98

Yamaha FZS600 Fazer 98
Second design try with photoshop.
This time the base is a old FZS 600..
The tail was shortened and remodeled too.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Suzuki GSX-R1000

Suzuki GSX-R1000
Alstare red  design by Piranha Alstare
produced by Bright Logic Japan
Alstare design by Piranha Alstare
produced by Bright Logic Japan
rider is yukio kagayama

Arai RX7 rr5

Arai RX7 rr5, seal visor cap ditch It make wind silent.

Yamaha TZ50 M1

Yamaha TZ50 M1
The engine deployment of TT250R to a frame of TZM50R.
Acuto Grand Prix Factory production

Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius 2009

Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius 2009 - white and blue
Very nice looking naked presented yesterday by Suzuki, equipped by the best engine ever built : the 650cc V-Twin from the SV.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Kawasaki KZ750

kawasaki, classic motorcycle

Kawasaki KZ750
This bike sucked. like KZ650's and LOVE the KZ440 motor, but the KZ750 is just not for me. It has the same goofy early 80's styling as the CSR and is put together just as terribly.

Aprilia SVX 550

This is very interesting.
A motorbike made with SVX 550 engine, frame and swingarm, with RS 125 parts.
It means high power on a very light motorbike, It's still a prototype.

Custom Paint On Your Motorcycle Helmet

Your helmet should not just before protecting your head, it should be for making a statement about who you are as well. But why get custom paint on your helmet? Is it really necessary?

Why should you custom paint your helmet?

When you first start riding your motorcycle, you may think that a helmet from a store will do just fine. This is true if you just starting to ride, but one should become experienced you may want to consider a custom painted helmet. Painting your helmet allows you to tell the world who you are and why you like to ride your motorcycle. What make sure you pick your design carefully Because it will define who you are as a rider and you will be able to change that After they've already met you in may their own opinions.

What designs can you do?

When you're considering a custom paint on any of your motorcycle gear, you need to think of the design carefully. Airbrushing can be used to make an awesome design that no one else may have this will make your helmet a one of a kind. You should also take into consideration the style of your helmet. Some styles will look better with other designs on them than other styles will. This is something that you should consider when you're picking a custom paint and design.

Do you really need custom paint?

This is really your own decision but many people will go with a custom paint job on their helmets. This is so you can be picked out in the crowd and you make a statement when they see you. Choose your design and your colors carefully so that you can make sure it reflects who you are. Riding is a very personal thing and many people don't understand how important it is to be an individual when you're riding your motorcycle.

Choosing a custom paint job can be very hard but was a little time and a little patience, you can pick the right style and design for you. One thing that you should remember is what your other motorcycle gear looks like, that way it will all match when you go out for a ride. Take the time to find the right colors and the right design because in the end this is your motorcycle and you're the one that's going to have to ride with it no matter what it looks like.

Victor Epand is an expert consultant about motorcycle gear, used motorcycle parts, and used car parts. When shopping for motorcycle gear or used parts, we recommend only the best stores for motorcycle gear, used motorcycle helmets, and used car parts.

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4 Motorcycle Accessories to Add to Your BMW GS Motorbike

The BMW GS series of motorbikes is seen as one of the most of popular range of motorbikes in its class - the dual sport / adventure bikes. They are even extremely popular outside of their class, perhaps losing out only to Japanese racing bikes and Harleys. If you own a BMW GS bike and haven't yet taken it on overnight (or longer) trips, it's high time you do so because this is what they were built for. This article suggests five common accessories you can add to your bike, which you'll surely appreciate regardless of whether or not you are already a seasoned adventure motorcyclist.

Motorbike Luggage carriers/panniers

Motorcycle luggage carriers are probably the first type of BMW GS accessories you should be looking at. Not much point in taking overnight trips if you cannot carry any substantial amount of luggage with you, right? There are several options available:

Tankbags are placed just in front of you, between your seat and the handlebars. These are usually quite small bags, very convenient for storing items you need to get to quickly like your wallet or camera. Topcases are another option which are mounted on the back of the bike. You may or may not need to install a rack or adapter plate to hold the case, especially if you're installing a non BMW topcase.

BMW GS panniers or "side bags" as they are commonly called hang off the sides of the bike, at the back. Soft panniers offer less protection to its contents, hold smaller volumes but are less bulky. Hard panniers are manufactured from metal (usually aluminum) can be costly and are definitely heavier and bulkier but usually offer excellent protection from crashes, water and dirt. They can sometimes hold up to 40L each, which ads the same capacity as a very large backpack right on the rear of your bike - get 'em if you can afford 'em. If you can't fit all your stuff in a pair of these panniers, a rollbag and tank bag then you seriously need to reconsider the amount of stuff you are taking.

Motorcycle Lights

Motorcycle lights are a useful addition which add an element of safety to your riding experience. You can see better, and you're also seen better. Xenon headlights are available and these make your bike stand out more when you appear in other driver's mirrors - the extra visibility could save your life one day. Several companies manufacture additional light sets that are mounted on the front of bike, to be used in foggy or other low visibility conditions. These are ultra bright lights which allow you to see the road in front of you and any possible obstacles better.

Perhaps they should not be used only in low-vis conditions: I've heard car driver sympathetic to us motorcyclists say that (while being as attentive as they can) "I just don't notice bikes on the road. I don't notice ONE light at all". Anyone who drives a car through cities should be able to confirm this - a single headlight just doesn't stand out. A set of extra lights on the side of your bike results in a "triangle" of lights shining out of your bike: one main headlight with two extra lights below and to the side of it. If you've ever seen a big GS bike kitted out with this kind of setup you'll know what I mean. Although a little extravagant, these extra lights DO make you more visible in the rear view mirrors of car drivers. Hopefully they will realize a motorbike is approaching before the swerve out of their lane and nail you.

Finally, aftermarket brake lights are available that shine brighter and can be configured to blink or flash rapidly when you brake. I'm not sure if they are legal, and they may be annoying to car drivers but they allow motorists driving behind you to notice you quicker - very useful in case traffic slows down abruptly and you're worried about getting rear ended by inattentive drivers.

Aftermarket exhausts

Motorcycle exhausts are toys for the boys. They rarely offer practical improvements, other than a great rumbling sound for that extra satisfaction when you're revving the engine at a red light. It has to be said that aftermarket exhausts are usually also lighter than the OE ones and might save a couple of pounds in weight - who doesn't want a lighter bike? These exhausts usually also give you a little bump in horsepower - not as much as with aftermarket car exhausts, but maybe noticeable nonetheless. One thing to look out for is that exhaust doesn't get in the way of any panniers or pannier racks you have hanging off the side of the bike. Exhausts aren't cheap but will only widen your grin and give your bike more of an individual character.

Fairing & windscreens

Motorcycle fairing is the "shell" that's placed over the frame at the front of the bike and is designed to reduce air drag. It improves the aerodynamics of the bike and protects you from wind blast and debris flying your way. Assuming you haven't mounted a fridge sized box on the back of your BMW GS, its aerodynamics are probably good enough for overnight trips. However, the protection from wind and debris offers a substantial improvement. Modifying the fairing on BMW GS bikes is usually done by the real pros and in rally conditions, but casual travelers can seriously benefit from an extended windscreen which can save strain on your body and neck when driving at moderate to high speeds during highway cruising.

For the real fanatics, Touratech is able to convert your GS motorbike in to a fully fledged Paris - Dakar clone. Their "desertio" range of bikes renders the original GS bikes almost unrecognizable. Conversions like this come at a price, but if the environment is appropriate you'll appreciate these full on make-overs.

It's clear that adding BMW GS accessories to your bike are a great way to make your bike safer, unique, better looking and more travel-worthy.

Happy trials and ride safe!

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

black - Kawasaki Ninja

Since it first appeared in the 80's, this bike from Kawasaki Motorcycles has been a top contender in the sportbike category.
This black one is particularly beautiful.

1982 Honda CB650 SOHC 4

They are great mid sized bikes for all around use. It's lightweight for around town but powerful enough for long rides.

To read more about this machine and all my others you can walk over to my vintage motorcycle blog at

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Aprilia RSV4 R SBK

Aprilia RSV4 R, SBK racing model.
Will join the Superbike Championship from 2009 season.
Rider is #3 Max Biaggi

Suzuki V Strom DL650

The Suzuki V-Storm DL650 inherits much of its mechanical equipment and running performance from the successful SV-650, but it’s fitted with an adventure touring bodywork, upright bars, and a long travel suspension.

This multipurpose motorcycle from Suzuki behaves pretty well either on tarmac or light to moderate off-road conditions.

Kawasaki Recalls 2008-2009 KLE650 for Saddlebag Problem

Kawasaki is recalling certain aftermarket accessory saddle bags sold for use exclusively for 2008 and 2009 Kawasaki KLE650 (Versys) motorcycles.

Installation of the accessory saddlebags covers up the rear side reflex reflectors which fails to conform to the lighting requirement of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

546 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Jose

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Jose A. Miranda with his 2005 Honda Shadow Aero VT750. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

If you'd like to see your bike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike along with a description of the bike.

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Suzuki HAYATE - 2009

New Suzuki HAYATE

First ride of the season ... minus one license plate

Last weekend I was basking in the after-glow of my first motorcycle ride of the season -- a 35-minute jaunt on the county roads around my home in semi-rural Minnesota with my son as passenger -- and chuckling about one tiny (and I mean near inconsequential!) mar:

My ride was technically illegal.

You see, I didn't have a license plate.

Here's the story: I lent my motorcycle to the shop that does all our sewing (Desert Dawgs Rain Guards) so they could develop a seat for it. When it left here in November, it had a license plate. When I got it back last week ... no plate. So I rushed to the bureau only to find out they were closed for a 'belated' Good Friday holiday. Frustrating! (But, as you can see, it didn't stop me!)

Do you think an officer would let me off the hook with that story?? (It's true.) Luckily I didn't have to find out...

Chris Vermeulen Superbike World Championship

Chris Vermeulen (born 19 June 1982, in Brisbane, Australia)
Chris Vermeulen Superbike World ChampionshipChris Vermeulen Superbike World Championship

Chris Vermeulen in Rizla SuzukiChris Vermeulen in Rizla Suzuki

Chris Vermeulen Celebrate WinningChris Vermeulen Celebrate Winning

Colin Edwards The Tornado

Colin Edwards II (born February 27, 1974 in Houston, Texas)
Colin Edwards The TornadoColin Edwards The Tornado

Acceleration Colin EdwardsAcceleration Colin Edwards

Colin Edwards PhotoColin Edwards Photo

Terrot HST 02 - 1930

Terrot HST 02 - 1930
Based in Dijon, France, Terrot was the largest French motorcycle manufacturer of the first half of the twentieth century. This is a Terrot HST 02 1930.

Photo taken by at the Salon Moto Légende 2008 in Paris, France.

Suzuki Freewind 650

Suzuki Freewind 650 - side view

Suzuki Freewind 650 - front view

Suzuki Freewind 650
A fun to ride multi-purpose bike from Suzuki Motorcycles. It performs well in city streets, highways, twisty mountain roads and light to moderate off-road "shortcuts".

Angel Nieto Grand Prix motorcycle roadracing

Ángel Nieto Roldán born January 25, 1947 in Zamora, Spain
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Angel Nieto PhotoAngel Nieto Photo

Angel Nieto MotoGP LegendAngel Nieto MotoGP Legend

Thursday, April 23, 2009

vemar helmet

vemar helmet
all carbon fiber vemar helmet great quality!!

Kawasaki Z1000

Kawasaki Z1000 - sideview

Kawasaki Z1000 - front

Kawasaki Z1000, Agressive sportbike from Kawasaki Motorcycles.
Photo by

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Suzuki Shogun - 2009

New Suzuki Shogun - 2009

Suzuki Intruder M1800R

Suzuki Intruder M1800R
The Intruder is a heavyweight cruiser from Suzuki Motorcycles.

This is the 2008 Intruder M1800R for Europe. In the US, the bike is named Boulevard M109R.

Some of the specs according to the catalog are:

- Engine: 1783cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin, DOHC, 4-valves
- Bore Stroke: 112.0mm x 90.5mm
- Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
- Fuel System: Fuel injection
- Lubrication: Semi-Dry Sump
- Ignition: Digital/transistorized
- Transmission: 5-speed
- Final Drive: Shaft
- Overall Length: 2450mm (96.5 in.)
- Overall Width: 875mm (34.4 in.)
- Overall Height: 1185mm (46.7 in.)
- Seat Height: 705mm (27.8 in.)
- Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
- Wheelbase: 1710mm (67.3 in.)
- Dry Weight: 319 kg (703 lbs.)
- Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
- Suspension Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped, 7 way adjustable spring pre-load
- Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
- Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
- Tires Front: 130/70R18 M/C 63V
- Tires Rear: 240/40R18 M/C 79V
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.5 liter (5.2 gal.)
- Color: Black, Gray, Orange

Yamaha R6

Yamaha R6
D&D Performance Enterprises is packing a punch for the 2008 Yamaha R6 motorbike with an all new MotoGP-style exhaust can. Good looks, performance & hi-po sound. More details at

BMW Recalls 2008 R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure for Electrical System Problem

BMW has issued a recall of certain 2008 R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure motorcycles.

In certain situations, such as high generator speeds combined with large demands for electrical current, spurious signals could emerge within the motorcycle's electrical system. If this were to occur, it could affect the pressure sensor signals of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit. If this happened, the ABS could switch off; However, in such a situation, a warning lamp would illuminate. Normal braking would still be available to slow and stop the motorcycle.

BMW has not announced the number of units in the recall.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Motorcycle drink holder: which one is right for YOU?

How about a cup holder that is MADE IN THE USA? How about a drink mount whose bracket and ring are rugged aluminum with a beautiful CHROME finish?

How about a mug that is insulated to keep your coffee hot or your ice water cold? Then add a spring-loaded lid that guarantees your beverage will never spill...

Now picture this: You can mount your motorcycle cup holder horizontally OR vertically - on a handlebar or engine guard bar, or even on the grips/controls of a Harley-Davidson or Honda Gold Wing (or on a flat surface!).

Think this sounds too good to be true? These are standard features of the Roadrunner motorcycle drink holder! To read more about the Roadrunner (and to see a helpful comparison chart), click here.

EICMA Show 07 - Kevin Schwantz's Arai Helmet.jpg

EICMA Show 07 - Kevin Schwantz's Arai Helmet.jpg,motorcycle, sport motorcycle, classic motorcycle, motorcycle accesorys
EICMA Show 07 - Kevin Schwantz's Arai Helmet.jpg, upload feito originalmente por *Checco*.

Kevin Schwantz born June 19, 1964 (1964-06-19) in Houston, Texas was an American World Champion motorcycle road racer during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was hugely popular for his aggressive, all-or-nothing riding style.

Triumph Street Triple 675

Triumph Street Triple 675

Triumph Street Triple 675 - front view

Combining the performance of the Daytona 675 and the styling of the Speed Triple, the British manufacturer brings us for 2008, the Triumph Street Triple 675.
Pretty cool aggressive bike equipped with 107 hp engine and a fair price tag.
Photo taken by at Paris Motorcycle Show 2007.

Vintage R69S BMW Motorcycle

Vintage R69S BMW Motorcycle
Well maintained two cylinder boxer engine BMW R69S motorcycle.

Biker joke - The crusty old biker

A crusty old biker out on a long summer ride in the country pulls up to a tavern in the middle of nowhere,
parks his bike and walks inside.

As he passes through the swinging doors, he sees a sign hanging over the bar that reads:

COLD BEER: $2.00




HAND JOB: $50.00

Checking his wallet to be sure he has the necessary payment, the ole' biker walks up to the bar and beckons to the exceptionally attractive female bartender who is serving drinks to a couple of
sun-wrinkled farmers.

She glides down behind the bar to the ole biker.

"Yes?" she inquires with a wide, knowing smile, "may I help you?"

The ole biker leans over the bar, "I was wondering young lady," he whispers, "are you the one who gives the hand-jobs?"

She looks into his eyes with that wide smile and purrs "Why yes, yes, I sure am".

The ole' biker leans closer and into her left ear whispers softly, "Well, wash your hands real good,

‘cause I want a cheeseburger".

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kawasaki ER-6f

Kawasaki ER-6f
A standard bike with a sporty look from Kawasaki Motorcycles.
This is an "affordable" bike that features the quality and performance of higher priced motorcycles in the same category. It is friendly to handle and should be a good fit for any kind of rider looking for a middleweight bike for the city and short to medium road trips.