OK, it looks a little like a Meccano motorcycle, but once you get over that the latest machine from the Confederate Motor Company is a serious head-turner. You want to get noticed? Get one of these. Of course, you probably can’t afford one, unless you happen to own a couple of oil fields. I can’t be bothered to look up the pricing, if it’s even available yet, but you can rest assured that this motorcycle will cost more money than most of us average Joes will earn in a decade.
Let’s be honest, if you’re buying one of these bikes, you probably don’t care much about the performance and handling characteristics, this thing is pretty much an ornament. But in case you’re interested, the engine is a 2 litre radial twin which delivers 160hp to the rear wheel. Weighing in at a shade over 200kg, this puts the power to weight ratio in the same league as most high end superbikes, so this thing is certainly going to shift. Whether it handles like a superbike, or if anybody who owns one of these motorcycles is ever going to risk riding it on the ragged edge is a totally different question.
Did I mention they’re only going to make 120 of them? In case you’re thinking of remortgaging your house and selling your kids to raise the cash for one of these (and I certainly wouldn’t blame you for that) you can get more information and the Confederate Motor Company website.
Are you the kind of biker who likes to ride something a little different? How about an underpowered, lo-tech soviet copy of a pre-war BMW military motorcycle? The Ural Sahara is a 750cc flat twin which produces a claimed 40hp, propelling this magnificent beast to a top speed of 62Mph which we imagine it can achieve from a standing start in approximately three or four weeks.
If you like your motorcycles simple and unsophisticated, this four-gear marvel might be for you. Actually, that’s five gears, if you include reverse – you don’t get that on a Ducati!
We’re just surprised this thing doesn’t run on diesel… A steal at just under $14,000:
The title says it all really. In case you’re not a fan of Joss Whedon’s TV show Dollhouse, here’s what you’re missing: the gorgeous Eliza Dushku, wearing some very flimsy clothing and draping herself all over a Ducati 1098 motorcycle.
There are few things in this world more magical than the sight a stunning young hottie sitting astride an insanely powerful superbike, although these occasions are normally treated as a perfect excuse for them to get dressed up in some skintight leather, rather than the wayward Catholic schoolgirl ensemble we see here.
Careful there, Eliza, those cute little stockings don’t look like they’d give you much protection if you flip that bike onto the tarmac!