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If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Roland Sands Design "RSDuc" Custom

If you’re <b>Ducati</b>, how to upstage your own world champion’s MotoGP bike in a static staredown? Impossible, you say? Well, <b>Casey Stoner</b>, how do you like …

"Le Caffage": Ducati 848 by Apogee Motorworks

There’s a definite formula when it comes to customizing motorcycles. After all, there are only so many ways you can change the look of a bike without resorting to extreme (and expensive) fabrication.<p>But there are a few builders who throw the rulebook out of the window, freely experimenting with new …

Motorcycles

A Gathering of the Most Beautiful Motorcycles

I walked the grounds of Carmel California’s Quail Lodge, host of the seventh annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering, trying to pick favorites. I had …

Lvpvs Alpha: A Space Age Moto Guzzi California

Over the past few years, the surge of interest in custom bikes has been fueled by a backlash against modern technology—whether it’s electronic ‘rider aids’ or acres of sharp-edged, plastic bodywork. So this new build from Officine RossoPuro is something of an oddity.<p>The design is unapologetically …

Weird

Confederate Motorcycles P51 G2 Combat Fighter

The Alabama-based motorcycle builders unveil their latest creation.<p>Alabama-based motorcycle builder Confederate has unveiled its latest automotive creation: the P51 G2 Combat Fighter. Powered by a big-block, air-cooled, push-rod V-twin engine, the new chopper boasts over 200 horsepower, 170 lb-ft …

Motorcycles

Diff'rent Strokes: Roland Sands' smokin' Yamaha

At the Born Free show a couple of weeks ago, there was a lone road racer in a sea of choppers. And not a Harley or Triumph, either: it was a two-stroke Yamaha.<p>Born Free organizers Mike and Grant must have been scratching their heads, but they had the good grace to let Roland Sands’ 2 Stroke Attack …

Motorcycles

Excess All Areas: Nozem's radical XS850 custom

Yamaha triples are getting a lot of love from journalists and customers these days. But as old-timers will remember, the Yamaha Motor Company was making popular three-bangers 35 years ago—in the shape of the XS750 and XS850.<p>We don’t see many XS850 customs, but this rapier-sharp example from Holland …

Motorcycles

Analog Motorcycles R nine T/6

Analog Motorcycles, headed up by Tony Prust, have been in the custom game since 2009 and satisfied a good few customers along the way, and we’ve …

Motorcycles

Ten motorcycles that remind us why we miss two-strokes

In 1975 a certain Mr. Giacomo Agostini won the 500 cc class of the Grand Prix World Championship on a two-stroke Yamaha. After the historic triumph …

MotoGP

Kawasaki KZ550 by No. 8 Wire Motorcycles

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Japanese<br>• Kawasaki<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Tracker<p>No. 8 Wire Motorcycles is a small but influential custom motorcycle garage …

The all new 2016 Indian Motorcycles

Indian Motorcycles made a splash in 2013 with their new Polaris made Thunder Stroke 111 engine. Since day one it's been a press and rider favorite …

Motorcyclist Magazine's 2015 Motorcycle of the Year: YAMAHA YZF-R1

Excellence in motorcycling isn’t hard to find. From the bottom rung of the ladder to the top, motorcycles are arguably better than ever, bristling …

Woodgates Motorcycles CX500

One of the great things about the Bike Shed events, apart from meeting-up with everyone, is having a close look at the bikes that we write about. …

Motorcycles

The 11 Most Important Motorcycles of All Time

As we stand around and consider the Yamaha YZF-R1’s recent Motorcycle of the Year award (<b>see the 2015 MOTY winner here</b>), it’s not the worst idea in …

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