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A BMW CUSTOM SCRAMBLER INSPIRED BY A CANDY BAR

YES, REALLY! A SNICKERS CANDY BAR, ACTUALLY! There are countless stories on how a custom motorcycle was designed. It may have been drawn from inspiration, such as another bike, a mix of racing and cruiser bikes, or even..get this… a candy bar! This was the case of this bike here. Odd it may seem, it was inspired by the colors ...

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From the Web: CAFE RACER NINJA 750 BY HUGE DESIGN

I came across this piece from…where else but the Internet! Its very inspiring to run across a story of survival and improvisation. Making lemonade out of lemons, so to speak. Sometimes, its more beautiful, the second time around Bill Webb is an artist. He co-owns a Frisco agency called Huge Design, and he is also a motorcycle addict. His daily ...

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Another Custom Scrambler – The Movember XL’ Honda XL600R from Down Under

Obviously, I love custom bikes and Scramblers! – Earl Manalansan Movember is an Australian charity event that involves men, growing mustaches, and raising money for Men’s health. It has now evolved to one of the biggest charity events in the world and naturally the bike industry wanted to get involved. When Progressive Insurance went hunting for a shop to build ...

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The new Ducati XDIAVEL. Bike in Black

Ducati Philippines recently invited the motoring media to an all-black tie affair for the launch of the new XDiavel, a cruiser bike that frankly, looks dark and evil. And that’s a good thing. Swerving away from the usual red color, the XDiavel is awashed in black with silver highlights. Intended for the macho rider, this bike is oozing with some ...

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A retro HONDA CB1100RS for 2017

Honda brought back the CB name with the CB1100 in 2010 as the reincarnation of the incredibly popular 1970’s CB750. Despite getting an upgrade in 2014, which added a much needed sixth gear and new gauge cluster, Honda’s foray into the retro standard never really took off. According to some enthusiasts, there was nothing new. In other words, “Boring”. As ...

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CYCLEWORLD’S 10 BEST MOTORCYCLES OF 2016

We are so glad to continue Ten Best in its 40th year because we are honored to honor the finest motorcycles the world has ever seen. Looking at the vibrancy and diversity of products in 2016, it’s hard not to think we have hit a New Renaissance. The top end of the market is absolutely sizzling with amazing machines and ...

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Eenie, meenie, miney, Mio! – Choose Your 125

Just like in the automotive industry, we have seen a gradual but consistent shift in demand from manual transmission to automatic transmission in the local motorcycle market. Yamaha may have foreseen this phenomenon about a decade ago when they introduced the Mio scooter. Initially available in carburetor-equipped 115 cc variants, the Mio helped establish the Japanese manufacturer’s current dominant position ...

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Budget Bike – Kymco Royal Visa R

As residents of a third-world nation like ours, we are usually required to secure a travel visa in order for us to go touring abroad. The process of getting one is not only costly, but time consuming as well. There’s always even the possibility of having your application denied by the host country. Yet, if you only need to travel ...

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Casual Sportster

2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Words and photos by Lester Dizon Truth be told, when we had the Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight on the cover of this magazine more than a year ago, we weren’t able to really ride it because that particular Sportster wasn’t activated yet and the dealership, Harley-Davidson of Manila, had several deposits lined-up for the Forty-Eight. They couldn’t ...

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Hammering Established Norms

2015 Victory Hammer S Words and photos by Lester Dizon It would take something extraordinary to make someone get out of their comfort zone and take a leap of faith. It would something very special to make someone change their preference, turn away from their favorites, or simply shun the established norms. At times, it would even take a miracle ...

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