Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Yamaha VMAX gets HyperModified by Lazareth

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Making a stock Yamaha VMAX look even more dramatic than its manufacturer intended couldn't have been an easy task, but Lazareth have pulled it off...
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Based in France, Ludovic Lazareth builds some of the wildest custom bikes, trikes and quads at his factory in Annecy-le-Vieux, near the Swiss border. A design graduate with an undying passion for muscle machines, he’s now come up with the VMAX HyperModified you see here, which has been inspired by Japanese Manga.

The Lazareth VMAX HyperModified retains the stock bike’s engine and chassis but features extensively revised styling, a wider rear wheel, a more efficient braking system and lowered fork. We think it looks superb!! For more of Lazareth’s work, visit their official website here

Saturday, December 17, 2011

BMW C600 Sport gets featured in Markus Hofmann’s latest photo shoot

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Markus Hofmann makes the BMW C600 Sport look very cool...
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After shooting the BMW S1000RR, German fashion photographer Markus Hofmann has moved on to BMW’s first scooter, the C600 Sport. ‘Motorcycles and fashion have always been interlinked, right from the earliest days when pin-up boys in leather and denim demonstrated a love for speed, a desire to be different and a non-conformist attitude to dressing,’ says Hofmann. ‘Scooters capture the imagination somewhat differently, especially the new maxi-scooters from BMW Motorrad. With their clean, angular lines and cutting-edge stylish looks, they make a strong design statement that has a mass appeal across the sexes,’ he adds.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Markus Hofmann Re:Boots the BMW S1000RR


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Markus Hofmann shoots the BMW S1000RR like no one else can. Awesome!

Ace photographer from Germany, Markus Hofmann has been at it again, shooting a new series of some hot new photographs of BMW’s top-of-the-line superbike, the S1000RR. Called ‘Re:Boot,’ the new series of pics feature two 20-year-old Brazilian models, Marcella Correia and Rafaela Bosi, who turn up the heat on BMW’s 190-horsepower road-rocket.

With the Re:Boot series, Hofmann has tried to shoot the BMW S1000RR in a setting that’s erotic, luxurious and fashionable, all at once. With the help of some especially clever light installations, Hofmann has created an impressive series of fashion images that exhibit the contrast of the BMW’s strength and the raw power, offset by the two models’ feminine softness and sensual seductiveness.

Agostini-edition Yamaha YZF-R1 to be auctioned for charity

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This 182bhp 2012 Yamaha R1 looks super-hot in its Agostini livery!

A special Giacomo Agostini-edition Yamaha YZF-R1 will soon be auctioned off in The Netherlands, with the proceeds going to the Papageno Foundation. Signed by the GP racing legend himself, the bike will be on display at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel until the 24th of this month, after which it will go to the highest bidder. Along with the bike, an Agostini-edition AGV helmet will also go the winner.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Marco Lucchinelli on motorcycle racing: ‘Now there is nothing, no drink, no fuck…’

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Marco 'Crazy Horse' Lucchinelli, 500cc motorcycle grand prix racing world champ in 1981 and one of the wildest, most colourful personalities in the paddock at that time...

For their January 2012 issue, the UK-based Fast Bikes magazine have done an interview with Marco Lucchinelli, who won the 500cc motorcycle grand prix racing world championship in 1981, aboard a Roberto Gallina-backed Suzuki. Nicknamed ‘Crazy Horse’ for his wild riding style, Lucchinelli rode in the 500cc class from 1976 to 1985. He got to ride with pretty much every manufacturer present in 500cc GP racing at the time – Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda and Cagiva.

In the Fast Bikes interview, Lucchinelli has some interesting things to say about the current state of MotoGP, World Superbikes and front wheel burnouts. Here are a few excerpts from what he says: