Icon's Portland to Dakar Movie

Icon Motorsports has put out a pretty amazing (high-budget) advertisement...err, movie showing two of their riders absolutely tearing it up on two new Triumph Tiger 800XC's.  Fantastic cinematography, great riding and an all around amusing watch.  Obviously, there's tons of no-so-subtle advertisements throughout but hell, way to make it interesting for us at least.  Good on ya Icon!

Ride Your Own Biography :: BA Moto on Triumph's Blog

Three of my buddies from BA Moto took off for a one-week ride from sunny Long Beach, Calif. to Alaska aboard three modern classic Triumphs - two Scramblers and one Bonneville.  Their trip has been noticed by the Triumph HQ and posted on their Ride a Triumph blog and more recently reposted by Bike EXIF.  Getting noticed to say the least.

Their story and photos are below:

This is the story as published by Triumph:
Nathan Hudson of BA Moto in Long Beach, Calif., tells the story of his Alaskan adventure on his Triumph. 4,457 miles later, he and his bike lived to tell their epic tale.

“I have one week and need to ride somewhere epic.” That is how it started. I called up my friend Joseph “Arlo” Audette, and he responded without delay: “I think we could do Alaska.” Shortly thereafter a third member, Fez, joined the group. Three modern classic Triumphs riding in the wind to The Last Frontier. The Adventure was on.

Most people might take several months planning to ride 4,000 miles; we took three days. We brought our three bikes – two Scramblers and one Bonneville – to the BA Moto shop in Long Beach, Calif., for major service and new tires. We packed up our camping gear, gathered some tools and items for roadside work, and briefly planned out the major stops on our route. The next morning we set off from Long Beach to Hyder, Alaska.

Heading north, we camped in the High Sierras, stayed at a friend’s luxury condo in Seattle and rode the beautiful sea-to-sky highway in British Columbia. Arriving in Alaska on day six, we ate fresh fish and chips, hung out with the many neighborhood black bears, got Hyderized (look it up) and hung out with some great locals. Heading home a day behind schedule, we took the 15-hour ferry ride from Prince Rupert to the northern tip of Vancouver Island and rode seven hours through the 38-degree night to catch the morning boat from Victoria to the U.S. The final leg to Southern California was the only time we saw rain the entire trip. Total miles ridden: 4,457.

Averaging over 400 miles per day, our Triumphs ran like champs and never let us down, even when we explored off-road trails and a few river crossings. No support vehicle needed, just an open road and a destination! The trip was exhausting, but it was never meant to be a vacation for these three hosers. It was an unbelievable experience we will remember forever. You don’t need an adventure bike to have an adventure.
- Nathan Hudson

A Race to the Clouds: The 2011 Pikes Peak Int'l Hill Climb

Clearly we're a little caught up with Ducati and Pikes Peak at the moment.  Last week we had posted Ducati's 2 minute clip for the 2012 Pikes Peak race.  For 2011 the same video crew at 0484 Creative put together a much longer video that is definitely worth a watch.  By the way, how sick is Carlin Dunne's murdered out Multi?!

Long Live The Kings - Video

Another fantastic video - shot completely on film - that just makes you wanna drop everything and go get your knees in the breeze.

Short documentary shot on super 16mm relating the hopes and desires of those who go for a motorcycle road trip.
A film by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
Directed by Clement Beauvais
Produced by Arthur de Kersauson
Written by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
Dop Zack Spiger
Editing Clement Beauvais
A Moonwalk films Production
With the support of Edwin.
Picture and Blog: Hysteric Studio
Photographer Donald van der Putten
Making off Thomas Chedeville
Motorcycles by Blitz Motorcycles

Ducati at Pikes Peak :: Video

My buddies at 0484 Creative recently finished the Ducati Pikes Peak video.  It's incredibly well done and makes me want to quit everything and train to race Pikes.  We all need to drop the mouse and get out and ride!!!

2013 Ducati Multistrada First Looks

The Ducati Multistrada impresses

I woke up to the above image this morning sent to me by my buddy who works with Ducati.  Today Ducati dropped their first look on their 2013 Ducati Multistrada range and I have to admit I'm pretty impressed.  Ducati knows how to put the fast-paced 'adventure' in adventure bikes. The above shot is of the Pikes Peak model that celebrates Ducati's latest win at the legendary hillclimb complete with Termignoni exhaust.  The new range topper, the Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo (below),

gains bigger panniers, a top box, extra LED lights and a bigger screen.

All the Multistradas get a 'second generation' Testastretta 11° engine – no details yet on exactly what that means. All the S models, including the Granturismo and the newly-embellished Pikes Peak model gain the new Skyhook suspension. I definitely want to swing a leg over one of these babies asap!

For more specs on the bikes go to MotorcycleUSA

British Customs, Triumph cafe racer, Bullitt OG

OG Bullitt...almost there

Bullitt OG is taking shape!

Been out of town all last week with Cycle World on their Adventure Challenge with Honda.  In the meantime, Jason at BC helped button up the rear wheel. We played dress up and threw on some BC tins for the Venice Vintage Rally.  After seeing her with the black tank, I think I've decided she's going back to black.  What do you think?

Classified Moto's '92 Honda CB250 “MoHawk 250”

Classified Moto going small but sexy

We're huge fans of John Ryland and Classified Moto's work here at The Bullitt.  In this recent build, CM has started with a very unlikely candidate for a custom build - a 1992 CB250 - and turned out a damn right sexy little ripper.

You can get more specifics on the build at Pipeburn

Welcome to Hell - The Arizona Proving Grounds

Here's an interesting glimpse into what new Harley Davidsons go through at the H-D testing campus in Yucca, Arizona.  These bikes really do take a beating before getting the OK!  Great video by Benedict Campbell.

See See Motor Coffee Co.

Motorcycles and coffee has been a match made in heaven for decades.  Hell, the cafe racer was born in the cafe - go figure. The boys of See See Motorcycles in Portland, OR have created a space that any cafe racer would love to fuel up of caffeine before a long hard ride. We need more businesses like this.  Good on ya guys!