So, if you had $500,000 burning a hole in your pocket, what would you do with it? Buy a house, maybe invest a few pennies in the stock market, or perhaps drop it all on a motorcycle? For those who have absolutely nothing better to spend their hard earned dollars on, may we suggest the gold-plated chopper? With a price tag of 500k, you won’t see it on eBay anytime soon, but it’s cool enough to look at.
Also on the block is the 24 carat, gold-plated MV Agusta F4. The F4 is one of the premier luxury motorcycles in the world, and with this little mod, it’s sure to be marked in the six-figure range. Who said over-the-top displays of wealth were passé..
Champagne wishes and caviar dreams…
Don’t get too excited, it’s not until 2031, but Audi’s superbike, the LSR, is scheduled to make an appearance at the Bonneville Salt Flats for time trials. Designer Marc Senger is very hopeful that the bike will make a huge impact on streamliners. They plan on shattering the land speed record, but we’re not quite sure how they’re going to do it.
The company has been hush-hush about engines, but we’re told it could be either a single or double engine, fueled by TDi Diesel powerplant.
Billetproof Customs bought this 1977 Kawsaki KZ400 for $300 and transformed it into a kick-ass café racer. For 300 bucks, it was pile, but the engine still ran, so they took the next step and stripped it down. The 2-wheeled wizards started modifying the frame and then custom built the wheels, and lowered the front and rear shocks. The vintage Kawi dropped 2 inches and transformed into a much more aggressive bike.
The body of the KZ was a hot mess, so Billetproof scoured and found a refurbed ‘79 Suzuki GT 500 fuel tank to get on the road to racer redemption. They also fed the engine through a single carb instead of the original dual ones. Billetproof’s custom forged and wrapped exhaust pipes gave the KZ a very cool throwback retro look.
Billetproof departed from the old-school drum brakes, and added a disc to the front and a custom drilled drum in the back. They also tucked the battery under the tail section. Other notable improvements are the speedometer, headlight, mirrors, taillight, and custom stitched seat.
Death Spray Customs, a London-based custom motorcycle shop, has created a tribute bike for the ages. The Bite Project, which honors the Flying Tigers, (three fighter squadrons of US volunteer soldiers) transformed a Ducati 996 into a fighter jet on 2 wheels. The paint job replicates the aircraft that was flown decades before my time. The powerplant, a completely modified engine, provided by Fast by Ferracci, that converts the 996 into a 1096.
All in all, a very cool tribute to the men that served our country well. Plus, a little extra fast…just in case.
All About Bikes Motorcycle Magazine released exclusive renderings of their brand new racebike, "T9". The fully converted Ducati 999 will race FASTTRAX and endurance throughout the year at various circuits across the US. T9 will be piloted by CEO/Editor-in-Chief of AAB Magazine, Julian V Taylor.
Rounding out the AAB race team will be Editorial Director, Rodney Burrell, on a Gsxr600 and Lady Moto Editor, Yvonne McAvoy, on a Yamaha R-6. PowerSportsWraps, the Pennsylvania based vinyl company, provided the T9 with it's exterior skin. Come out and watch us take it to the track! Our season kicks off on April 16th at Nelson Ledges in Ohio, so stay tuned for our track day postings.
AAB Magazine will also begin teaching race classes this season. All interested riders should contact
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