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Ilmberger Carbon Introduces a GSX-R1000 Build
Ilmberger is not just fun to say but their CF pieces are pretty too!
Feb 13, 2019
The R TFC Is An Angry Limited-Edition Thruxton Coming In 2019
How much do you really like carbon fiber?
Dec 20, 2018
Standard and Naked
Ilmberger Carbon Lightens The BMW R nineT Urban G/S
The versatile little Beemer gets the carbon treatment.
Dec 18, 2018
5 Forms of Needless Moto-Posturing
Let’s be honest: as motorcyclists, our culture is steeped in needless posturing. Here are the five worst forms.
Feb 17, 2014
Review: Lazer Monaco Carbon Modular Helmet - The Lightest Flip-Front
The Lazer Monaco Carbon Modular Helmet is the lightest on the market in the U.S. Can it perform as well as more expensive helmets? Read on and find out.
Sep 23, 2013
Helmet Pr0n: Arai RX7 RC
First shown in concept form two years ago, we’d forgotten all about the carbon shell RX7 until we saw Bruce Anstey wearing one at the TT last week. His is one of only 300 Arai RX7 RC’s that will ever be sold in Europe. The £2100 helmet is made using Formula One helmet technology that dramatically reduces the weight, but is incredibly labor intensive. 22 man hours go into each one. The RC is...
Jun 15, 2011
Are huge spokes the answer to weak wheels?
In the pursuit of radically reduced unsprung weight, aftermarket wheels, whether they be magnesium or carbon, have one significant weakness — torsional loads can fracture their thin spokes and brittle materials. These Rotobox carbon fiber wheels adopt a radical hollow cylinder construction for their spokes, a design that should be capable of withstanding huge torsional forces while achieving the...
Mar 21, 2011
Custom: LeoVince CRF450R
Have you ever seen a dirt bike looks so clean, simple and striking? This Honda CRF450R was built by LeoVince to showcase its range of carbon fiber bolt-ons — sump guard, disc cover, chain guard etc — but really it’s the effect that losing the typically tacky dirt graphics and the contrast between the camo tires and white bodywork which makes this special. In addition to the LeoVince car...
Jan 20, 2011
Arai Corsair V RC: F1 tech for motorcycles
The Arai Corsair V RC shares its method of carbon fiber shell construction with the $5,095 GP-6 RC Formula One car racing helmet. That means, like the GP-6, it takes 22 man hours to make a single helmet. With a shape and vents modeled after the Arai Corsair V and, presumably, a much lighter weight, the RC would become, in our opinion, the most desirable bike helmet on the market, if Arai decides t...
Dec 07, 2009
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