Monday, November 22, 2010

Ducati partnership with AMG

Gabriele del Torchio, President and CEO of Ducati came on stage  together with Ola Kallenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG.  They announced their new closely knit partnership together.  From AMG becoming one of the Moto GP team sponsors to starting to include Ducati bikes at AMG events and vice versa. Phenomenal news!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ecosse Moto Works Titanium Series $275K

Titanium Series  is the most expensive best looking motorcycle on earth. $275K and it's yours to blog about..
The Titanium Series is a combination of old-world craftsmanship and state of the art accuracy that effortlessly blend American muscle with exquisite lines, race-bred components and the first-ever all-titanium chassis and handcrafted titanium race exhaust. The result is a 2,150cc billet motor,  sitting in a 440 lbs chassis. creating a 200hp supercharged beast.
  Ohlins custom, fully adjustable Moto GP-grade suspension and the low, perfectly balanced chassis provide agile handling and predictable, confidence-inspiring riding dynamics. While short, precise shifts from the ultra-compact, proprietary six-speed trans, ensure a smooth ride. Braking is easy and enjoyable thanks to the billet ISR radial braking system complete with 12 individual brake pads up front for superior grip, plus adjustable lever reach and master cylinder  piston leverage allowing riders to decide how much effort is required to bring it all to a stop. Along with control, comfort is key, so each of the Titanium Series bikes is equipped with adjustable ergonomics and gel-padded seating. Each motorcycle in the series will have a Titanium Series RR Limited Edition and the serial number engraved into the handlebar clamp and VIN plate.

As the ultimate accessory to the ultimate street bike, B.R.M. the boutique French watchmaker I talked about earlier has incorporated the lines of the ECOSSE into a unique matching timepiece. The automatic chronograph's brushed-titanium bezel reflects the brushed titanium on the motorcycle chassis, and both bike and watch share the same color scheme. B.R.M. even constructed a face that reveals the watch's mechanics as an allusion to the motorcycle's exposed motor. The B.R.M., which has a large 48 mm hexagonal face, includes a special two-sided band: one black rubber and the other black leather with orange stitching and the other black leather, to match the seat of the ECOSSE. Each of the 10 watches made will be engraved with the same serial number as its corresponding motorcycle. Check out the Ecosse Moto Works here

Bernard Richards Manufacture Watches

Amazing time pieces from B.R.M. The quintessential accessory for any sophisticated petrolhead.

B.R.M. Has been making fantastic timepieces for over 25 years. Inspired by car race engineering, a Bernard Richard finely crafts his time pieces as  the latest Formula 1 car. The BRM watch is a watch for the collector who seeks superior mechanical performance to meet the most demanding requirements. Entirely handcrafted, each BRM watch incorporates case pieces, clasps, pushers, lugs, crown and hands- all designed, manufactured, polished and brushed in the BRM workshop in the same tradition as the highest performance sports car. Bernard even made a special run of 10 titanium watches for the Ecosse Titanium Motorcycle.  You can find more time pieces and accessories here

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ducati Diavel

The Diavel Motorcycle project  came about when designers at Ducati pulled out all their dreamy wishes. Longer wheelbase, lower center of gravity, and a stage of terror to boot!
“The challenge of building a muscular silhouette over a pure-bred competition motor had to be met with determination and a delicate touch, and the result is a frontal area that looks like a power athlete on the starting blocks,” explains the team at Ducati Design responsible for the project.
The Bike has 162hp and 456lb of tasty Ducati performance.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Reevu MSX1 Rear View Mirror Helmet

the world’s only rear view helmet that allows riders to maintain awareness of traffic conditions behind them in the same way as a car driver uses a rear view mirror. Brilliant engineering, it simply uses a series of mirrors in side the helmet. Check them out here

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I just got my Switchkey from Donny K, and I am digging it.  Designed and made by Donny kennedy in Niagra falls Canada.  Billet aluminum, stainless hardware, heat treated simple mechanism. Virtually indestructible! Simply a must for any petrolhead, or VW, Audi owner to add to their flip keyring...Find them here

Chris Fletcher's Beezerker

Chris Fletcher from Seatlle built this fantastic Steampunk-Deco motorbike around a 65 BSA A65 powerplant.  The rest is all hand made from aluminum and stainless steel. With a twist clutch to boot. Simply love this design. Cheers Chris. Check out a video here

Ruby Helmet

Incredible helmet from Les Ateliers Ruby designed by Jérôme Coste.  Fantastic design and packaging. I don't think I'd ever want to set it on a bar next to a pint. Great design, Cheers! Check it here

Monday, November 15, 2010

686 Toolbelt

686 technical apparel company just came out with a line of belts that have tools integrated into them. 8,10,11mm wrench, 2 drive bits, and a bottle opener. I wonder if the TSA knows about this. Check their line of cool products here

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Latest Giclee prints

Some racetrack photos I shot at Miller Sportstrack, then turned into Giclee prints.  More to come...

Roberto Rossi Rivale Bonneville

Roberto Rossi is a custom motorbike builder from Roncoferraro Mantua Italy. He took a 2003 Bonneville, made it into a scrambler and made it look like it toured India.  He calls it the Rivale.  Roberto took a tank from what looks like a 70 Bonneville and made it look completely stock.  Check out his website for more choice motorbikes.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vintage Sturtevant torque wrench decal

Sweet vintage Sturtevant torque wrench decal i saw in a garage down in Chicago a few years back.

More photos from Detroit teens and twenties

    The plate on this American Cartage truck looks to be around 1915.
                       Detroit Checker Cab, 5 cents for a 1/4 mile ride!
                             Badass dude with his garbage truck?
                                         W&G Motor Trucking.
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Detroit Purple Gang hit

I found this box of old photos on a curb in Detroit.  There were these three large photos in the box that stood out.  In August 1937, Purple Gang member Harry Millman’s LaSalle Coupe was blown to bits. The blast killed a valet (who had been sent for the coupe) outside the 1040 Club in Detroit, a favourite Purple Gang watering hole. The bomb was attached to the spark plug wires. Tough times back then...

Gasolina Boots

 Gasolina boots, made by a family who have been making boots since the 20's.  Former book publisher Todd Fell has these made in Guanajuato Mexico where he lives. He's a huge vintage motorbike enthusiast.  Easy to spot eh?
169 skrillas. plus 15 for post. You can find them here

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cafe Racer in Ypsilanti

Cafe Racer in Ypsilanti, Depot Town. Sweet lil joint to stop off of 94  and get a solid cup of joe, and some eye candy.  They carry some cafe parts, such as mirrors, bars, grips, etc. They also are a regular motorbike repair shop. They do upholstery, paint, mechanics, truing, and custom fabrication.  The Rd 350 on the floor is a tasty lil widow maker, and done very nicely.  Greasy Dave's Bmw with the Hoske 8.5 gallon tank (that 51 lbs of Petrol) is out front being admired... Check them out here.