Archive for the ‘Streetfighter News’ Category
The International Motorcycle Show (IMS) makes its way around the country every winter to keep all of us hibernating bikers chomping at the bit for the upcoming riding season. Billed as “The World’s Largest Motorcycle Show,” it features all of the major motorcycle manufacturers, as well as helmet and gear companies, aftermarket parts manufacturers, motorcycle insurance companies, stunt shows, food concessions, and about anything else you can think of related to the lifestyle.
Every so often in the street fighter community someone brings a new and interesting flavor to the scene and surprises everyone with some stunning build photo’s and a mindful tip of the hat in the direction of the fightering masses. Enter desmoBibu from Romania. A cheerful bloke with a desire for the Ducati’s. When he isn’t turning a wrench, he is thinking about it.
I contacted Bibu and got the inside perspective on his beautiful GTV cafe and the ideals behind his current crop of SuperSport goodness. At the very least I can say I am impressed with the level of dedication motorcycle builders have, the world over, we all speak the same language when it relates to chassis codes and torque specs.
Husqvarna has a long history dating back to 1689 when the first Husqvarna plant was established as a weapons foundry. Over the years, Husqvarna has produced a large range of different products, including sewing machines, lawn equipment, bicycles, motorcycles and kitchen equipment. But, this new offering from the multi talented industry powerhouse isn’t your mom’s sewing machine or your brothers Schwinn.
Husqvarna has taken a BMW F800 parallel-twin motor, and bored it out by 2mm, as well as lengthened the stroke by 5.4mm, taking the reputably docile and smooth 798cc motor to a monsterous 898cc. Husqvarna has altered the 0º crankshaft to a 315º configuration, which the company says creates a more aggressive feel to the bikes’ power delivery and subsequent performance.
Thanks to modified valving, compression ratio, and various other mechanical wizardry, both the base model Nuda 900 and higher-spec Nuda 900R will make 105 hp and 73.8 lbs•ft of torque. Weight is expected to be in the neighborhood of 380-385 lbs. Couple those numbers with top of the line equipment from Brembo, Sachs, and Ohlins and you have a recipe for smiles on the faces of hooligan’s around the globe.
Shirt sales have been AMAZING since this last order. We sold out insanely fast, and the pre-order sales have been incredible as well (we’re about to order in fact!)
It has been hard enough to keep up with all the orders, and it just keeps growing everyday, and we want to continue to expand as well.
SO… we are going to be selling Custom Fighters apparel to dealers to sell in retail locations, online, shows, etc.
Just like many of you tear your bikes down for a rebuild every winter… we felt CF was ready for some updates. First, and most obvious, the style has been updated across the site – we’re hoping you’ll find it a bit more exciting and easy to navigate.
In addition to the new style, we are happy to announce that the New Custom Fighters Online Shop is now open, and stocked with brand new CF tshirts and hoodies designed by Aleksandr Poltavskiy of www.PoltArt.com. Here’s some pics of the new design:
Finnish motorcycle stunt team Plan Bee´s eight-year career has come to an end. The team has performed in a wide variety of venues, from industrial sites and courtyards to Germany´s Hockenheim Nitrolympx events in front of 80,000 people.
During the last three years, Plan Bee has been blessed with KTM factory equipment and support. Therefore, it was an easy decision to end their career while they were still “on – top”. A quick note from Plan Bee: “Riders still do not stop riding, the bikers are here to stay! They all have their own way to go.”
2009 has been a tough year for almost everyone—We know times are tough and people are tight on money, we’re right there with you. We talked about saving money and being more efficient and came up with a plan. Our original intention was to raise awareness to the Fighter scene in North America, and promote it. The magazine was what felt like a very solid proclamation of whats going on in North America, however printing and distribution was a monetary burden on us and our advertisers. We figured out how to effectively cut costs, but still bring you the same quality content and feel.