Today, Kirk Taylor’s Custom Design Studios (CDS) announced its most recent industry-leading innovation – the new EFI throttle-by-wire adapter for their "Dick’s Cool Unit" velocity stack. In February, CDS released the "Dick’s Cool Unit" velocity stack, which was well-received and quickly featured on several custom bikes. Made of the finest materials, the adapter bolts directly on to a Mikuni Carburetor and can be attached to CV and S&S carburetors with a separate adapter. Now Kirk and his team have added another wonderful option for motorcycle fanatics.
Honda Stirs the Custom Bike World
As the custom motorcycle business adjusts to challenging market conditions, Honda is forcefully re-asserting its presence in the cruiser class. The early-release 2010 Honda Fury is the company’s first venture into the high-neck chopper bazaar, featuring a 38-degree rake, a narrow 21-inch wheel, and the longest wheelbase ever on a Honda motorcycle-just a hair under six feet.
Hot Rod Motorcycle Reborn!
We are reminded that the 1985 Yamaha V-Max motorcycle burst onto the scene as a fire-breathing, liquid-cooled V-4 power cruiser that had no motorcycling peer. It was, in the words of Mr. Araki, the Japanese project leader for the original V-Max motorcycle, an "American Hot Rod."
Triple Motorcycle Gets Better.
"Triumph has taken an evolutionary approach with the Daytona by applying experience from racing in the 2008 Supersport World Championship directly to the street version of the Daytona 675," according to Jim Callahan, North American Marketing Manager for Triumph Motorcycles. "The same technology that was used so successfully on the Supersport racing machines is now available as standard equipment on the 2009 production models that are in Triumph dealers across the country right now."
Still something of a fringe motor sport in the United States, supermoto has taken another step toward the mainstream as Yamaha introduces the WR250X for 2008. It is the second Japanese supermoto bike to reach our shores—following the Suzuki DR-Z400SM—but the first with EFI.
Vulcan 900 Review
Well, this one almost slipped by us. When Kawasaki announced the new-for-’07 Vulcan 900 Custom, it’s safe to say that there wasn’t a staff-wide arm wrestling sudden-death tournament to determine who got to ride it first. But, at Kawasaki’s urging that I was really missing something, I skeptically agreed to give the 900 Custom a shot. Really, how exciting could a sub-liter metric cruiser be?