A 1901 Ariel Quadricycle is coming home, if only for a short while and quite by coincidence. Purchased in the Ariel salesroom at 101 New Bond Street in 1901, the vintage machine returns to the same address as part of the Bonhams London to Brighton sale on Nov. 1. The New Bond Street address is now the location of Bonhams new headquarters building.
It is expected the 1901 Ariel 345cc Quadricycle, frame no. 85, engine no. 607, will fetch between £25,000-35,000. It has had just three previous owners in 112 years, first owned by Captain A Loftus Bryan of Borrmount Manor, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, from 1900-67.
Established by Sante Mazzarolo in 1963 in Asolo, Italy as a manufacturer of hiking/ski boots, Alpinestars quickly morphed into a maker of boots for black porn
motocross and road racing. The company branched out into a full range of motorcycle gear in the 1990s and the 2014 Alpinestars Motorcycle Collection features more than 50 updated and new products.
The company is now known for high-quality products that exceed the performance requirements for top level racing and are worn by professional racers worldwide. Alpinestars caters to every category of riding and delivers safety, comfort and performance. Whether you’re a touring enthusiast, performance street rider, or casual city rider, Alpinestars offers innovative gear for everyone. Two brand new items introduced this year T-GP Pro Textile jacket in three color variations; and the SMX-6 boots featuring a TPU ankle brace for support and structural integrity.
The evolution of a new class of Super Middleweight bikes has been under way for a while. With the introduction of its highly anticipated 899 Panigale, Ducati adds to the growing Supermid genre, providing the thrill of an entry model into the world of premium performance with the refined character of an everyday street bike.
The 899 Panigale replaces the 848 and generates 148hp with a new Superquadro L-twin engine that features a revised bore and stroke for broader power delivery. The super-smooth power unit continues to be a fully stressed member of the innovative, albeit somewhat controversial, monocoque chassis construction. The elimination of a separate steel frame delivers outstanding power-to-weight ratios with a dry weight of 372.5 pounds (169kg).
Kawasaki's time-honored "Let the good times roll" tagline is recognizable globally. It is embodied in the upgraded 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS sportbike, which boasts the perfect combination of power, handling, rugged good looks, state-of-the-art technology and comfort.
Company engineers certainly outdid themselves for the 2014 iteration of the Ninja 1000 ABS. Its sleek wraparound body is designed with an eye on Kawasaki's race-ready ZX-6R and ZX-10R machines. A manually adjustable, three-position windscreen lets riders pick the right setting for their height. The look is completed by integrated front turn signals, a ZX-6R style front fender, a stylish tail section, and full-featured instrument panel.
For many riders, late summer and early fall represents the best time of year to hit the open road. And if you're in the market for a new ride, checking out the multiple models in Honda's cruiser 750 series is well worth your while.
Altogether, there are a half-dozen models to choose from: the Shadow Aero VT750C, the Shadow Aero ABS VT750CS, the Shadow Phantom VT750C2B, the Shadow RS VT750RS, the Shadow Spirit VT750C2, and the Shadow Spirit ABS VT750C2A.
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