Sunday, May 31, 2015
Taking a stock Veloster, Hyundai got some help from the team at Galpin Auto Sports to help build out a vehicle that is truly ready for the end of the world. The vehicle has been equipped with everything from a roof mounted machine gun to a bumper with dual chainsaws for mowing down the undead. Of course there is also plenty of armour found throughout the vehicle as well including the thick metal plating and window bars to keep the walkers out. Unfortunately we don’t think this thing will ever hit the production line, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome.
Chris – who’s in high school, by the way – got help from his friends and teachers in building the Fallout 3 bike. The steel was cut and welded locally, while they got the engine from scrap. Since this post-apocalyptic vehicle, Chris figured there was no need for a transmission, suspension, or even a front brake.
Brough Superior Motorcycles SS 100 TITANIUM
Brough Superior Motorcycles SS100 FULL BLACK
Brough – named after the incredibly thorough owner, George Brough – is bringing back its renowned SS100 model. These bikes are being built exactly as ol’ George would’ve wanted them, including a 88° V-twin DOHC, water- and oil-cooled engine, with 4-valves per cylinder. With this level of craftsmanship, you can understand why Brough plans on producing just 250 Superior SS100s per year. And a good look at the exquisite detail involved in each one helps us understand better why they’ll be going for $62,000 a pop.
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Labels: Ace Racers
Fusing technical raw elements with clean lines, Bez stripped the engine and exhaust block to only leave the bare essentials. The frame and other main components are finished in matte black and lacquered, while the whole tank and saddle is simply one block of aluminum. The sparse design gets topped off with a leather saddle that crosses over to the rear light, contrasting nicely with the matte black and aluminum motif. By industrial designer Dimitri Bez.
Matt Black Custom Designs have been busy building their first ever Yard Built project. The result is a true showstopper, paying tribute to the board track racers of 100 years ago. An impressive mix of custom, and bolt on parts are beautifully crafted together to become the Yard Built XV950.
This combination of new and old mixed together is something we saw in the work of Matt Black’s previous builds, commented Yamaha Motor Europe Product Manager, Shun Miyazawa. “As a result we knew they were the right people to take on the latest XV950 Yard Built project and the result is amazing. They’ve kept all the fun of the standard bike, but shown you can use it as a base to easily build something iconic with a perfect blend of vintage and modern without compromising the ride.”
Known for creating protective gear and garb for police forces, fire departments and other first responders across the globe, Blauer also likes to dabble in high-end motorcycle helmets, jackets and gloves. Besides the decidedly 80’s styling, this helmet features a full-face shell made from an advanced tri-composite of Dyneema / Carbon/Aramidic, with a dual layer EPS interior to absorb as much impact as possible. The while thing weighs just 2.4 pounds, and it has a removable, washable liner. It’s currently going for about $378, and you can choose from white or black.
Labels: Kustom Apparel
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Bienville Legacy features a 1650cc Motus MV4 engine, which in its natural form is good for 185 horse power. But Nesbitt’s goes all mad scientist on us and adds a Rotrex centrifugal supercharger to take the hp to more than 300. The Legacy also has uses a totally unique blade suspension, which uses a single carbon fiber leaf spring from the front to the back of the bike. Factor in carbon fiber wheels and a four gallon fuel tank, and you can see how the total weight checks in at around 400 lbs. Commissioned by the American Design and Master-Craft Initiative, the Legacy will only see a few riders on its hand-crafted saddles; besides the roughly $250,000 asking price.
Making us wish we were kids all over again, these Power Wheels were all given the Mad Max treatment, just in time for the upcoming big screen film release. Each model has been equipped with everything from spikes to spears, all the weapons one needs to survive in a world of dystopia. There’s even a cargo compartment to hold all of your survival gear on the road. The vehicles reach a top speed of 7.5 mph on the open road, and have an MFP-Lock Braking System.
But not sure with the spikes and metals in front *grin...
With a high-grade steel unibody and unique wood burl side panels, the Bishop immediately impresses us as an offbeat beauty. It features a 125cc engine, custom muffler, sand-casted swingarm, custom aluminum indicators, custom brakelight, custom fork/suspension, charcoal grey suede seat, and a big cool gas cap on top. Only 9 of these gems are being produced so if you’re looking for that “state of enlightenment” as Bandit9 puts it.
The fine folks at Ducati and Pirelli collaborated with Vibrazioni Art Design to customize this drastically altered Scrambler motorcycle. The vehicle sees a shortened stock chassis, aluminum windshield complete with an added smoke headlight housing a circular LED light (a nod to the classic Scrambler series), and original lids removed for monocoque made of sheets recovered from industrial bins – all of which was not only hammered, but shaped completely by hand as well. To give the bike its smooth finish, the shell was coated in a transparent polyurethane gloss. There’s custom art found on the sides of the bike’s tank by Vibrazioni, designed to replicate the impressions left by the Pirelli MT 60 RS tires found on both the front and rear wheels.
Dirk Oehlerking with Kingston Custom is the man behind this amazing metamorphosis, taking a middleweight motorcycle from the late 70s.