Sunday, January 23, 2011
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Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
This pic is of a Czech motorcycle company called Moto FGR. I think this might be what the folks over at Ducati had in mind initially before their Diavel design completely got away from them and started looking like a Frankenrod. If you know me you will know that I am a Ducati fan, but I am calling it like I see it. U.G.L.Y.=DIAVEL. You can check out the Czech bike here. Oh yeah forgot to mention the Czech bike has a 2500cc V-6 engine in it! http://www.motofgr.com/aktualityv6_en/
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
South African motorcycle designer Pierre Terblanche will be heading Norton Motorcycles as head of product development and design starting from January 4th, 2011. This move comes as part of Norton’s efforts to establish itself as a global motorcycle brand, which will see the British bike-maker develop modern-day liquid-cooled overhead-cam motors based on Terblanche designs. The air-cooled pushrod-engine powered classic Norton Commando 961, which is largely attributed for Norton’s comeback, will run alongside the new range of products.
Terblanche has been in the profession for over twenty years and the 54-year old designer who headed motorcycle design at Ducati has been credited for sketching iconic motorcycles like the Ducati MH900e, the Ducati 999, etc. One of the most influential personalities in today’s world of motorcycling, after resigning from Ducati in 2007, Terblanche diverted his attention on designing boats and water-crafts for South African shipyard, Bobkat, which too received accolades the world over. From there he moved on to head Piaggio’s design development alongside his former Ducati colleague, Miguel Angel Galluzzi who designed the Ducati Monster. Terblanche’s genius can be seen in the way his designs shaped Ducati for over two decades and helped the company gather the reputation for giving us some of the best looking motorcycles in the world.
Pierre Terblanche himself states, "Norton is one of the great names in motorcycling, and it was too good a chance to pass up to be involved in bringing it back to its former glory, by creating something fresh and new by drawing on its history, but expressing it in a modern context," he says.
"Pierre's experience of bringing innovative new products to the marketplace will be a vital factor in developing the Norton range, while paying due respect to its traditions," says Stuart Garner, owner Norton Motorcycles. "His proven ability to think outside the envelope while respecting the image of the marque he's working with makes it very exciting to have him come here to Britain and work for us. Combining his flair for original concepts with Norton's sporting traditions will allow us to create a range of motorcycles bearing the historic Norton badge that'll be unlike anything else in the marketplace."
We are still working on getting the new site up. I will post it when we get it going. I love doing the show so in the meantime while waiting to find a network home for the show I am going to start doing short segments called "Two Minute Tuner" This will be a cool and quick short centered around tech. We are also looking for sponsors and advertisers for the site and our project as a whole. If anyone that can help with this direction we would greatly appreciate this! The first TMT will be up in about two weeks. Stay Tuned!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
So it's late and I couldn't think of something funny or witty to write hear so I opted to just put up the link and let you decide for yourselves. I think what these guys are producing is a great idea, a cool product and perfect timing. Go check it out for yourself! http://www.clevelandcyclewerks.com/