Aston Martin Vantage V-12

Obviously not moto related, but it is worth watching just to hear the V-12. So, so sweet.  Read More →

Aprilia Tuono Project

Aprilia Tuono Custom The guy who owns this Ducati 916 (which I painted a couple of years ago) is working on a new project that I am painting for him. The Tuono in question is an 04 that was slightly damaged in a fall but still totaled by the insurance company. He has decided to make it into a custom naked streetfighter using a R1 tail and an KTM Duke headlight assembly. Here is a picture of the bike with the pieces bolted on. Now, the fun part-... [Read More...]

New BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black

From BMW’s press release… I guess everyone is getting in on the Harley 48 look. Honestly, I don’t think the 1200 GS lends itself to this scheme all that well. But, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Coming Soon… 2011 BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 18, 2010…The BMW R 1200 GS goes to “the dark side” in 2011 with a special edition model – the R 1200 GS Triple Black. ... [Read More...]

Ducati Diavel… “evil, like the devil”

Ducati Diavel Ducati has leaked a teaser photo of their new power cruiser bike and sure enough, I’m teased… I’m thinking that this is a good move for them since the average age of motorcyclists is increasing every year and the people who have the money to buy things like Ducati’s tend to be older- and thus not interested in superbikes. Being in that “older” age group myself, I’m really looking forward to the... [Read More...]

Update on Barber Vintage Festival

Just a quick update and picture from last weekend- The RG and RZ500’s were  featured bikes at this years event and the owner of the one I painted last year said that there were over 24 that he counted. That is a lot of 4 cyl, 2 stroke 500’s. Man, it would have been great to get them all running at the same time just for the sound of it… RZ500 at Barber Vintage Festival  Read More →

New BMW K 1600 GT and GTL

BMW K 1600 GT Press release from BMW… looks like Honda is going to have some serious competition. It will be interesting to see how they are priced. BMW Motorrad at the Intermot 2010. The new BMW K 1600 GT. The new BMW K 1600 GTL. BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL – fascination with six cylinders. Ever since BMW Motorrad presented the concept study Concept 6 in autumn 2009, the new 6-cylinder in-line engine installed in it has caught the... [Read More...]

Aprilia RST 1000 Futura

I picked up a 2002 Futura from a local dealer on Saturday and rode it back to the shop. Nice Sport-Tourer but for someone short like me (5’8″) it sits a bit tall and the reach to the handlebars is too long. The natural comparison for me is to the Triumph Sprint ST I also have at the moment. It is also a good sport tourer, but I definitely fit better on it than the Aprilia. Even still, I would like slightly higher bars for a more upright... [Read More...]

Aprilia announces its 2011 750 Shiver

2011 Aprilia Shiver 750 Here is the press release and photo I just got from Aprilia. I personally think that the standard naked bikes are going to continue to gain ground in the market due to their excellent ergonomics and near sportbike performance levels. That, coupled with the fact that the only people in the US that have money to spend tend to be older riders, will change the mix of bikes you see on the road in the future. NEW YORK – ... [Read More...]