Saturday, May 30, 2015

Transmission at Art & Moto 2015

185 Hp, 1650cc Motus MV4 Bike

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.

Mad Max Power Wheels Desert Drifters for KIDs

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... 

Level of Zen / Bandit9

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.

Only a mAd can do it!

We Can Do It (Furiosly) by Hugo Hugo

Silky Beauty on Boxer Moto

Daryl Dixon’s Motorcycle / The Walking Dead

Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reeedus) is a huge motorcycle enthusiast, both in the show and real life. If you’ve been keeping up with the show (trying to not to reveal any spoilers here), you’re well aware that he was just gifted a motorcycle from his new found friends of Alexandria. Those of you paying attention may have noticed that the bike is a beautifully built 1992 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, and that was no accident. Mr. Reedus contacted Classified Moto for the build, with the goal to create a post-apocalyptic ride that’s worthy of a real gear head. The finished product is just that, using parts from Kenda, Yamaha, and Progressive Suspension along with stock parts from Honda. Of course what would a bike built for Daryl be without custom crossbow mounts?

Wasteland Demolisher

Pirelli x Ducati SC-Rubmble

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.

Spyderco Bug Knife

The smallest knife in the brand’s product lineup, this thing is a fully functional slip-joint folding knife that you’ll hardly even notice is in your pocket. Just how small is it you ask? Measuring in at 1.625 inches when closed, it’s roughly the size of a paper clip. When fully opened, it measures 2.875 inches with a 1.3-inch 3Cr13 steel blade. It comes complete with with a lanyard hole on the bottom end of the handle. To Purchase