Posts Tagged ‘KTM’

from 2x2cycles.com

I can now say if I have not seen it all, I must be getting close.  These products are produced by 2×2 Cycles out of North Carolina.  Their motto of “Who says you can’t take it with you?” explains their reason for being.

They look safe and secure and if I could still golf I might consider this for my bike.  They make products for: Honda, BMW, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha, Triumph, Aprilla and Ducati motorcycles.

Check out their website here!image from 2x2cycles.com

Now I have seen everything! Some guys (Christini Technologies and Cosention Engineering) modified a KTM 990, converting it into a two wheel drive monster.

The video gives you a peek under the skin of the bike to show you how it works and then …. A two wheel burnout!

The Discovery Channel website has a quiz for “motorcycle aficionados”.  The quiz can be found here and it is harder than you might think

I took the quiz…..I am not going to admit how poorly I did.

165 Pound Motocross Bike

165 Pound Motocross Bike

How about this for a “THE FUTURE IS NOW” motorcycle… A carbon fiber frame (which is also the tank), carbon fiber swing arm (which is also part of the exhaust), carbon fiber rims and carbon fiber body work.  As if that was not enough there is this; titanium expansion chamber, titanium axel and nut, and the shock springs are titanium as well.

The bike uses a KTM engine and weighs only 165 pounds (75 Kilos).  The bike is a freestyle motocross bike collaboration between Unit (an action sports innovator) and Triple Eight Race Engineering.  The goal was, of course, to reduce weight but also to develop an experimental bike for the freestyle MX world so don’t look for it on the dealer floors, yet.

You can read a much more detailed report on the bike at the TransWorld Motocross website.