Saturday, May 30, 2015
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.
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...
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.
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.