Another crossover?

If yamaha made a super sports custom cruiser it could look like this.

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What’s on the BOX

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Action cameras are becoming popular for bikers, and you don’t have to be jumping over 10 double deckers to justify buying one. Even if your just going on a bike ride round the streets, just to stick it on you-tube for other people to watch when it’s too wet for them to go out. People like Royal Jordanian have made this enjoyable to watch, with a clip show of interesting bits round London. I have covered some cameras before, and two new ones have come out that are worth a look at. The GoPro Hero4 Session and the Polaroid CUBE.

The GoPro comes in around £160 and can record up to 1440p but you can also use 1080p and 720p for up to 2hours. It has 2 internal mic’s for better sound quality, it can take up to 64gb micro sd card, has one button record feature and works with all GoPro mounts. Full specs here..

The Polaroid CUBE+ is the cheaper option coming in at £130 but also has a cheaper option with no wifi at £90. It records in the same video formats but the battery only lasts for 90 minutes. It takes micro SD card up to 32gb and has a built in magnet at the bottom that works with the range of accessories made for the CUBE. Full specs here.

The Miss Moneypenny of Bikes

The kind folks from Mototainment (New York) have grabbed one of their Triumph Bonneville off the show room floor and set about it with, what looks like, copper.

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Customised by a collaboration between Marcos Martines and Ducati Triumph NYC, the customer wanted a bike that looked unique and they could park outside and still look stunning parked in a living room (well, we all dream of that). All the panels were taken off and replaced with copper and they finished it off with a beautiful custom leather seat. Just add baking soda and lemon juice to your cleaning bag.

Crossover Overcross

New bikes are coming out all the time. Dealers are refining and tweeking the latest models, and adding in the latest tech, but that all gets a bit boring after a while, then someone goes mad and makes a whole new category of bike. The guys at Portland area Ducati dealer, MotoCorsa have acted like the mad scientists and created this bad boy. A 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale S with a set of Continental TKC80’s, A lovely “Desert Storm” coloured paint job, raised the ground clearance by adjusting the suspension and messing about electronics, we all love a bit of customisation. Just what would you call this crossover and what kind of sport could you use it for? I recommend “SuperOffSport” and make a few racetracks in the woods.

New Sticker for the 2016 Season

As the new biking season is upon us (Late March to early October in Scotland), I thought I’d refresh the “aweerun” sticker for my bike, went for a classy script font this time. Also this is my 100th post. 

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Short Boots for short bucks…

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Looking for a new pair of boots for your summer journeys? Here are a selection of short boots for many different types of terrain. From top left – clockwise…

For the race track – ALPINESTARS FASTBACK WATERPROOF BOOTS around £120

For touring – TCX X-MILES BOOTS around £120

For the cruising – TCX X-STREET WATERPROOF TRAINERS around £100

For the off road – REV’IT SCOUT H2O BOOTS around £120

AGV K-5

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AGV have brought out a new K series helmet to take over from the ever popular K-4, not so much focused on sport (even though it looks like a sports lid) but more on comfort, the K-5 is a fibreglass and carbon fibre shell which keeps it light and the inner lining is removable and washable, has all the extras that most helmets have, drop down sun visor, vents and bluetooth upgrade kit. Even with all the comfort, he K-5 certainly has a sport look to it, and with a price tag starting at £160, it has appeal when compared to other helmets in that price range. Available in a good range of colours and designs.

XSR900

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Yamaha have added to their amazing sports heritage range, which is one of the most exciting and diverse ranges of motorcycles to come out of Japan. The XSR is a retro looking naked bike with the latest in-line 3 cylinder 850cc Crossplane concept engine held in with an aluminium frame and swing arm. Despite the retro looks, the XSR has a new digital display, but it’s housed in a old round analog speedo case. It shares the same mean looks as the XJR1300 and comes in 3 colours, silver grey, navy blue and yamaha 60th anniversary yellow. They have also followed the likes of Ducati and Harley and have a lot of add-on-accessories that they can uniquely style your bike with, so you don’t ride out the showroom beside someone else on the exact same bike. Starts at £7,849 then add a few quid for extras.

MT-10

Yamaha has rolled out a masterpiece naked bike. The new flagship model of the MT section, the MT-10 is a naked R1, with all the street smarts of the MT-09 but with a bit more of everything.

Using the 998cc, 4 cylinder “cp4” Crossplane engine on a short wheel base chassis give plenty of torque. It also has a Aluminium Deltabox main frame, 17ltr fuel tank, Multi function LCD instruments  and assist and slipper (A&S) clutch. You can get this bike in Black, Black and Green or Black and Blue. No price yet, but I think it will fall between the R1 and MT-09.

Matrix 998

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Back in 2001, Ducati released 998, the successor to the 996, it kept the crazy styling that Ducati are famous for, and it’s not just the looks that are stunning, the performance is too, one them the World super bike championship with rider Troy Bayliss. The real fame was when the bike made an appearance in the amazing motorway scene, in the Wachowski Brothers “Matrix Reloaded” the bike was released in limited edition Green after it shot to fame in the movie.