Rad Hard Chroming - Motorcycle Restoration http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration Motorcycle Restoration - Motorcycle Restoration news and information as well as interesting information and news about everything Motorcycles. Customising Old Motorcycles http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/customising-old-motorcycles <p>Customising motorcycles is very passion thing. You do it because you love it. Whether backyard customiser or from a custom build shop. This article is about Untitled Motorcyles. They build interesting and usable old school motorcycles in North London. The article goes over the inception of the build shop from co-founder, Adam Kay.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;">Read the article here : <a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/old-school-motorcycles">http://www.bikeexif.com/old-school-motorcycles&nbsp;</a></span></p> Birth of the Harley-Davidson V-Twin http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/harley-davidson-v-twin <p>The V-Twin and Harley-Davidson is synonymous with one another. The V-Twin is an iconic part of Harleys brand. This article by Panhead Jim, goes into the history of Harley-Davidson's V-Twin.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;">Read this article here: <a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/birth-harley-davidson-v-twin-motor">https://rideapart.com/articles/birth-harley-davidson-v-twin-motor&nbsp;</a></span></p> 1965 Harley-Davidson Topper AH with LA Sidecar http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/harley-davidson-1965-topper-sidecar <p>Over 110+ years of Harley-Davidson they have produced many vehicles from rocket engines to golf carts and in this regard, a scooter with mini sidecar. Ride Apart writes a review about their ride in the Topper.&nbsp;</p> <p>Have a read of the review here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/vintage-review-1965-harley-davidson-topper">https://rideapart.com/articles/vintage-review-1965-harley-davidson-topper</a></p> Cafe Racers in Japan http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/cafe-racers-in-japan <p>This mini-documentary, Cafe Racers Japan, follows a day in the life of Tokyo's cafe racer scene. This unique and atmospheric doco is 15 minutes of visual bliss. Watch it below:</p> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eGBMLkV9Rm0" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe> Interview with Rich Christoff, designer of the Indian Scout http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/interview-rich-christoff-indian-scout <p>Brett Houle sat down with Rich Christoff, the Lead Designer of the Indian Scout. The interview covers what the Scout means to Christoff, keeping the soul of the old Scout and where to begin when starting to design.</p> <p>The interview also shows many images and sketches of the Indian Scout.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://ironandair.com/journal/category/designed-like-nothing-else">http://ironandair.com/journal/category/designed-like-nothing-else</a></p> The History of the Indian Scout http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/history-of-the-indian-scout <p>Some call the Indian Scout the best bike ever made. It is a bike that has a long and prolific history. it helped win wars and races alike. Iron and Air has written an article all about the history of the Indian Scout with a images to accompany.</p> <p>Read the article and view the images with the following link:&nbsp;<a href="http://ironandair.com/journal/category/a-history-like-nothing-else-indian-motorcycles#.VHaMMGSUdNs">http://ironandair.com/journal/category/a-history-like-nothing-else-indian-motorcycles#.VHaMMGSUdNs</a></p> French Motorcycle Company Targeting Australia http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/avinton-targeting-australia <p>The Custom Motorcycle Company, Avinton, is looking to export to Australia. The company produces, three different models with six different finishes. Customers can pick and choose exclusive options to make a purely personalised ride.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can read more about it over about Motobike Writer by clicking the following link:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/french-motorcycle-targets-australia/">http://motorbikewriter.com/french-motorcycle-targets-australia/</a></p> BMW Closer to releasing and Electric Motorcycle http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/bmw-electric-motorcycle <p>BMW has already started developing electric mobility vehicles, but are yet to have released any word on an electric motorcycle. Mark Hincliffe speculates that with many of the traditional motorcycle companies having unvieled their entries into electric motorcyles the time for BMW to do the same is fast approaching.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/bmw-set-electric-motorcycle/">http://motorbikewriter.com/bmw-set-electric-motorcycle/</a></p> Caiman's Urban Scrambler http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/urban-scrambler-honda-cx500 <p>Riding around Johannesburg is different to traveling around other parts of South Africa, because of this Camian build motorcycles that thrive in both environments. The Honda CX500 scrambler is a robust and purpose built dual-sport bike.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can find out more about the bike by clicking on the link:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/honda-cx500-scrambler">http://www.bikeexif.com/honda-cx500-scrambler</a></p> A Pre-ride Checklist you should do to your motorbike http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/pre-ride-checklist-motorbike <p>It's your responsiblity to take care of your motorcycle and ensure safety for you and others. Mark Hinchcliffe gives you a pre-ride checklist that you should do before every single ride you take.</p> <p>Read more here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/pre-ride-checklist-motorbike/">http://motorbikewriter.com/pre-ride-checklist-motorbike/</a></p> The Bikes that didn't do well in the '00s http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/motorbikes-that-failed-to-sell <p>Some bikes sell well, others don't. MCNews is bringing you a list of the latter with a selection of motorcycles that didn't sell well since 2000's. They go over 8 different bikes and why they didn't do to well.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read through their article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mcnews.com.au/orphans-00s-snag-greg-leech/">http://www.mcnews.com.au/orphans-00s-snag-greg-leech/</a></p> VIdeo Guide to Pr-Ride Checks http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/video-pre-ride-checks <p>The American Motorcycle Safety Foundation has released a a video guide to pre-checks and Mark Hinchliffe adds in more about the pre-check. The video has actress Celestee Creel and actor Gunner Wright, both of whom are avid motorcyclists.</p> <p>You can watch the video and read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/video-guide-pre-ride-checks/">http://motorbikewriter.com/video-guide-pre-ride-checks/</a></p> URAL Sidecar Scrambling http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/sidecar-scramblers <p>The Fellas over at Good Spark Garage shot this video and wrote up an article about the Ural sidecar bikes. Great for on or off road adventures. In the Video they have the '00 Ural Patrol (in green) and the '10 Ural Red October (in red).</p> <p>Have a watch of the video below and check out the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://goodsparkgarage.com/sidecar-scrambling-wilkinson-bros/">http://goodsparkgarage.com/sidecar-scrambling-wilkinson-bros/</a></p> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/110860419" frameborder="0" width="500" height="281"></iframe> Scott Di Lalla and the '73 Honda CB350 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/73-honda-cb350-scott-di-lalla <p>Photography and award winning director, Scott Di Lalla is a bit of a renaissance man with his custom build of this '73 Honda CB350 that he calls 'Skyler'. Scott talks about the process he went in building the 'brat style' bike.</p> <p>Have a read of the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/11/26/73-honda-cb350-scott-di-lalla.html#.VH0gTGSUdNs">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/11/26/73-honda-cb350-scott-di-lalla.html#.VH0gTGSUdNs</a></p> Motorbike Shop Visit: Heiwa http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/motorbike-shop-visit-heiwa <p>Japan holds the most influence in the modern custom scene, cafe racers in fact have more in common with the Japanese bike building style than the '60's British originals. Japanese Bike Shops are slightly unknown to the western world though.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out the Heiwa bike shop by clicking the link here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/heiwa-motorcycle-japan">http://www.bikeexif.com/heiwa-motorcycle-japan</a></p> The Benefits of Pneumatic Valves http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/benfits-pneumatic-valves <p>Resnetly Jack Miller, rookie MotoGP rider, has noted a "smoother, more controlled power delivery" of the pneumatic-valve Honda RC213V-RS. Kevin Cameron over at Cycle World writes thats pneumatic springs have a greatervalue than just the ability to reach high rpm.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read through the aricle to find out more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/11/29/benefits-of-pneumatic-valves-motogp-tech-analysis-with-kevin-cameron/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/11/29/benefits-of-pneumatic-valves-motogp-tech-analysis-with-kevin-cameron/</a></p> Gifts for the Motorbike Lover http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/gifts-for-motorbike-rider <p>RideApart has put together a list of gifts for any motorbike rider at any budget. Their list has handy gadgets and gear for you and your bike as well as books and dvds.</p> <p>HAve a look at the list here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/rideaparts-2015-holiday-gift-guide">https://rideapart.com/articles/rideaparts-2015-holiday-gift-guide</a></p> Phil Hall's Life of Grime http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/life-of-grime <p>Phil Hall has sent much of his life around motorcycles, especially working on them. During this time he's learnt many things. In this article he goes through his beigns and what he has learnt during his "Life of Grime"</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mcnews.com.au/a-life-of-grime-phil-hall/">http://www.mcnews.com.au/a-life-of-grime-phil-hall/</a></p> 20 Years of BMW Safari http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/20-years-of-bmw-safari <p>Since 1994, BMW riders have joined together and ridden around Australia with the BMW Safari,&nbsp;<span>which is celebrating it's 20th year. To commemorate they had three main events this year including their onroad and off-road adventures that happened back to back.</span></p> <p><span>To read more about this years events click here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mcnews.com.au/bmw-safari-2014/">http://www.mcnews.com.au/bmw-safari-2014/</a></span></p> Suzuki releases Desert V-Strom http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/suzuki-releases-desert-v-strom <p>Suzuki has released the Desert V-Strom 1000 at the Motorcycle Show in UK. Though not going to be coming to Australia, Lewis Croft, Suzuki Spokesperson, states that we will be getting our own localised model.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/suzuki-releases-desert-v-strom-model/">http://motorbikewriter.com/suzuki-releases-desert-v-strom-model/</a></p> Triumph announces Tiger prices http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/triumph-tiger-prices <p>Triumph has released the prices for the new Tiger models. They have unveiled the prices for the TIger XC, XCx, XR, XRx all with traction control, switchable ABS and Ride by Wire Tech. Triumph Australia states that these Tigers will arrive in Februray 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p>To read more follow the link:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/triumph-announces-new-tiger-prices/">http://motorbikewriter.com/triumph-announces-new-tiger-prices/</a></p> Yamaha reveals R1 pricing http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/yamaha-r1-pricing <p>To make way for the 2015's R1, Yamaha has slashed the rpice of the 2014 YZF-R1. The 2015 YZF-R1 will be arriving in March, in three vairants. The2014 model will be sold at the new price only while stocks last.</p> <p>To find out more, click here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/yamaha-reveals-dramatic-r1-pricing/">http://motorbikewriter.com/yamaha-reveals-dramatic-r1-pricing/</a></p> Are MotoGP stars an insurance risk? http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/motogp-stars-insurance-risk <p>Mark Hinchcliffe unwinds at the end of the year of MotoGP by asking how regualr insurance companies would react to the MotoGP stars. He measures up the likes of Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.</p> <p>See their scores here: <a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/motogp-stars-insurance-risk/">http://motorbikewriter.com/motogp-stars-insurance-risk/&nbsp;</a></p> Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Motorbike http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/top-10-reasons-to-buy-motorbike <p>You probably already have a bike of your own, but if not and you are thinking about getting a motorbike, here are the top ten reasons why you should get one.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Read all ten of the reasons here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-reasons-buy-motorcycle.html">http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-reasons-buy-motorcycle.html</a></p> Addiction Customs '85 Yamaha SR400 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/yamaha-1985-sr400-addiction-customs <p>If you like to ride the waves as much as you like to ride the road then Addiction Custom's 1985 SR400 is the bike is something to see, with custom surfboard mount for these summer days.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check it out here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/11/28/85-yamaha-sr400-addiction-customs.html#.VH5tnGSUdNs">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/11/28/85-yamaha-sr400-addiction-customs.html#.VH5tnGSUdNs</a></p> A myth about motorcycling http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/myth-about-motorcycling <p>Some people just aren't born to ride, at least that's what Neil Graham says in his article about how some people shouldn't be riding a motorcycle for the safety of themselves and others on the road.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cyclecanadaweb.com/articles/27388/">http://www.cyclecanadaweb.com/articles/27388/</a></p> How to Replace a Motorcycle Chain http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/how-to-replace-motorcycle-chain <p>All things come to an end, especially chains on your &nbsp;shaft-drive bike. The plus side is that modern chains are durable, inexpensive and easy to replace. This guide helps you through the act of replacing your bike chain.</p> <p>Have a read of it here: <a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/how-to-replace-motorcycle-chain-mc-garage">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/how-to-replace-motorcycle-chain-mc-garage&nbsp;</a></p> Rough Crafts' Dyna Fat Bob http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/rough-crafts-dyna-fat-bob <p>You might not normally like Harley's but it's hard not to like the work done by Winston Yeh, of Rough Crafts. His latest build is an all black 2009 Fat Bob, trimmed down but still with the strength of it's 1584cc v-twin engine.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check it out here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/dyna-fat-bob">http://www.bikeexif.com/dyna-fat-bob</a></p> Four Retro Bike Comparisons http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/retro-bike-comparisons <p>Cycle World has pitted four retro bikes against one another to see how they stack up. In this article they compare the BMW R nineT, HOnda CB1100, Indian Scout and the Moto Guzzi Grisco.</p> <p>Rea dthe article here to see which one is the winner:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/01/retro-motorcycles-comparison-test-review-with-photos-and-specifications/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/01/retro-motorcycles-comparison-test-review-with-photos-and-specifications/</a></p> How does Harley's Electric Bike hold up? http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/harley-davidsons-project-livewire <p>The electric bike with no name, the Harley Davidson Project LiveWire, has been test driven by the team at RideApart. They took it for a spin and give their thoughts in this article.</p> <p>Have a read of it here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/harley-davidsons-electric-bike-live-hype-ride-project-livewire">https://rideapart.com/articles/harley-davidsons-electric-bike-live-hype-ride-project-livewire</a></p> The Ducati Scrambler enters production http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/ducati-scrambler-production-starts <p>Ducati has celebrated the start of their production of the new Scrambler model. The scrambler is the more fun and freeing model of the Ducati lineup, something that is a cause for a celebration at the it's factory.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more about it here: <a href="http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/12/01/manufacturers/ducati/ducati-scrambler-production-begins/">http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/12/01/manufacturers/ducati/ducati-scrambler-production-begins/</a></p> One Wheeled Motorcycle Postponed http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/one-wheeled-motorcycle-postponed <p>The unconventiional, one wheeled motorcycle, Ryno has had to postpone mass production as the Portland Based Company tries to raise additional funding to refine the product quality whilst reducing production costs.</p> <p>Read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/one-wheeled-electric-ryno-setback/">http://motorbikewriter.com/one-wheeled-electric-ryno-setback/</a></p> Peter Fonda on the Project LiveWire http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/peter-fonda-electric-motorcycle <p>He wants one, he wants four, Peter Fonda loved riding Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle, Project LiveWire. LA Times has shot a video and written up about Peter Fonda's time on Harley's electric prototype that has been touring around the world.&nbsp;</p> <p>Watch the video and read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-peter-fonda-electric-harley-davidson-20141204-story.html">http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-peter-fonda-electric-harley-davidson-20141204-story.html</a></p> Harley-Davidson Enthusiast, Vivian Bales http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/vivian-bales-harley-davidson <p>Vivian Bales was the first motorcycle cover girl, she also taught hereself to ride and competed in numerous cross-country rides on her D-series Harley. Truly a pioneer in the motorcyle industry, she's known as "The Entusiast Girl".</p> <p>Read more about Vivian here:&nbsp;<a href="http://themotolady.com/vivian-bales-harley-enthusiast-girl/">http://themotolady.com/vivian-bales-harley-enthusiast-girl/</a></p> First Ride of 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx and XRx http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/2015-triumph-tiger-xcx-xrx-first-ride <p>Triumph as done the parrellel idea of on and off road touring for a while, they are know taking the engineering of motorcycles to the next level withthe new Tiger 800 coming in four trim levels.</p> <p>Find out more about the Tiger 800 here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/2015-triumph-motorcycle-tiger-first-ride-review">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/2015-triumph-motorcycle-tiger-first-ride-review</a></p> A Custom '77 BMW R100 in Night Cruise http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/1977-bmw-r100-night-cruise <p>Cinematographer Max Daines has made this stunning short film with this '77 BMW R100 as the star. Orignally customised by a retired Ferrari mechanic, this BMW has had it's fenders shortened, air shocks have been replaced coils and the electrical system has been updated to allow electronic start and speedo.</p> <p>Have a look at the film here or check out the article over at Pipeburn:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/12/01/77-bmw-r100-night-cruise-a-max-daines-film.html#.VIY27mSUdNs">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/12/01/77-bmw-r100-night-cruise-a-max-daines-film.html#.VIY27mSUdNs</a></p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/32cTG75AAUE" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> Yamaha XV950 Cafe Racer http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/yamaha-xv950-cafe-racer <p>The "El RAton Asesino" is an aggressively styled cafe racer that's perfromance is as impressive as it looks. Marcus Walz dramatically modified the Yamaha XV950's rear end to turn it into the racer.&nbsp;</p> <p>YOu can view images and more about the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2014/11/marcus-walz-yamaha-xv950.html">http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2014/11/marcus-walz-yamaha-xv950.html</a></p> First Ride on the 2015 Indian Roadmaster http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/2015-indian-roadmaster-first-ride <p>For Mark Hincliffe over at Motorbike Writer, a good two-up tourer is all about the pillion, something the Indian Roadmaster hs done really well at. The 2015 Indian Roadmaster is the flagship of the fleet and is available to us Australian's now.</p> <p>Read more of Mark's test ride here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/first-ride-2015-indian-roadmaster/">http://motorbikewriter.com/first-ride-2015-indian-roadmaster/</a></p> Cafe Racer Dreams | Yamaha SR125 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/cafe-racer-dreams-yamaha-sr125 <p>The team at Cafe Racer Dreams has delivered on a simple and bare bones custom of a Yamaha SR125. The SR125 is an ideal learner bike, tough, reliable and easy to handle and this custom, called "Little Baby", is sure to be the best looking one roaming around.</p> <p>Check it out here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-sr125">http://www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-sr125</a></p> Repair your Toe Sliders with some cents http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/repair-motorcyle-boot-toe-sliders <p>If you want to save money and repair your favorite pair of motorcycle boots, the Road Test Editor of Motorcyclist Online has a tried and true fix using some spare change.They use pennies but I'd reckon you could use some small Aussie change jsut as well.</p> <p>Check out the video here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/video-seven-cent-boot-repair-mc-garage-tech-tips">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/video-seven-cent-boot-repair-mc-garage-tech-tips</a></p> How to Clean your Helmet http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/how-to-clean-your-helmet <p>Contray to popular belief you can infact clean your helmet, there is a right way and a wrong way. The team over at Motorcyclist have soem tips to keep your most important piece of satefy gear looking good.</p> <p>Read it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/how-to-clean-your-helmet-mc-garage-tech-tip">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/how-to-clean-your-helmet-mc-garage-tech-tip</a></p> Yoga on a Motorcycle http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/yoga-on-a-motor-cycle <p>Gugulotu Lachiram, has two great passions, motorcycles and yoga. He's also started to combined them. Since 2008 he's been doing yoga postures on his bike whilst riding down the road and it yet to have an accident.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more about this daredevil here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/542826/Meet-the-yoga-expert-who-works-out-on-his-motorbike">http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/542826/Meet-the-yoga-expert-who-works-out-on-his-motorbike</a></p> Ducati 900SS Typhoon | Old Empire Motorcycles http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/ducati-900ss-custom-typhoon <p>This '95 Ducati 900SS Custom from Old Empire Motorcycle's is a thing of beauty. The team there took no compromises when buidling the 'Typhoon' and it certainly shows. The bike was meticulously worked on over 18 months and has many hand made elemeents.</p> <p>Check out the 'Typhoon' here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/12/04/ducati-900ss-typhoon-old-empire-motorcycles.html#.VIZHPGSUdNs">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/12/04/ducati-900ss-typhoon-old-empire-motorcycles.html#.VIZHPGSUdNs</a></p> Electric Motorcycles without batteries http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/electric-motorcycles-without-batteries <p>While many electric bikes are hindered by the size and weight of the batteries they carry, there is a alternative is the form of supercapacitors built into the bodywork. QUT nanotech scientists are working on this alternative so that they can be the prefered option.</p> <p>Find out more here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/electric-motorcycles-no-batteries/">http://motorbikewriter.com/electric-motorcycles-no-batteries/</a></p> Top Ten pointless innovation for motorcycles http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/top-ten-pointless-motorcycle-innovations <p>In the time of motorcycles there has been a lot of innovation, some good, some bad, some generally pointless. This list by VisorDown is about the latter, their top ten pointless motorcycles innovations.</p> <p>Read through their list here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-top-10s/top-10-pointless-motorcycle-innovations/25963.html">http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-top-10s/top-10-pointless-motorcycle-innovations/25963.html</a></p> Interview with Deus Ex Machina's Michael “Woolie” Woolaway http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/interview-michael-woolaway-deus-ex-machina <p>To 'Woolie', he only builds bikes that he would ride himself. A Ride Apart interview Deus Ex Machin's Director of U.S Motorcycle Design, Michael Woolaway, whilst covering one of his favourite bikes "The Bully".</p> <p>Read the interview and see "The Bully" here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/deus-ex-machina-la">https://rideapart.com/articles/deus-ex-machina-la</a></p> ABS vs Non-ABS http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/abs-vs-non-abs <p>Here is a video from&nbsp;<span>Australian Transport Accident Commission in Victoria that shows the difference between ABS and Non-ABS.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qFw3HuFgq8A" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p> How to Re-Gear Your Motorcycle http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/how-to-re-gear-your-motorcycle <p>If you want to add some performance to your bike but don't want to break the bank, you may wnat to increase your gearing ratio with a new chain and sprocket kit. The team at Ride Apart have a how-to to do just that.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;">Read more here: <a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/how-to-regear-your-motorcycle">https://rideapart.com/articles/how-to-regear-your-motorcycle</a></span></p> Is Honda's NM4 the Future of Motorcycling? http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/is-hondas-nm4-the-future-of-motorcycling <p>Honda's NM4 looks part scooter, part sci-fi. It has a lot there for the more commuter-type rider. Find out more about the bike when Ride Apart took it for a test ride.</p> <p>Find out what they thought of it here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/honda-nm4-review">https://rideapart.com/articles/honda-nm4-review</a></p> Puncture-proof tyres are coming http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/puncture-proof-tyres-are-coming <p>&nbsp;Australia will soon see a lot less punctured tyres with an American tyre treament coming our way.&nbsp;<span>Rhinotire, the producer of the treatment, claims,"...that the polymer solution also improves handling, provides better fuel economy, makes the tyres last longer and makes riding safer."</span></p> <p><span>Read more here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/puncture-proof-tyres-coming/">http://motorbikewriter.com/puncture-proof-tyres-coming/</a></span></p> New life for an old Norton http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/new-life-for-an-old-norton <p>Peter Egan spent 6 months breathing new life into his&nbsp;<span>1974 Norton 850 Commando that had spent 24 years in a shed. Though he spent over ten thousand dollars on the resotration, the bike itself is something to be seen.</span></p> <p><span>Read Peter's story about fixing up the Norton here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/03/1974-norton-850-commando-restoration-photo-gallery-new-life-for-an-old-britbike-peter-egan/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/03/1974-norton-850-commando-restoration-photo-gallery-new-life-for-an-old-britbike-peter-egan/</a></span></p> This BMW R1200GS Tears Up A Children’s Camp http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/this-bmw-r1200gs-tears-up-a-childrens-camp <div>In this video below, you getto see the prowess of the BMW R1200GS going all out in an abandoned children's camp. The bike's had it's windscreen and mirros removed so it could get into tight spaces.</div> <div>Have a watch below:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JRTnUz-FSQY" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe></div> The Fastest Wheelie on Ice http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/the-fastest-wheelie-on-ice <p>How fast would you go if you were whilst doing a wheelie? Have fast would you do it on ice? In the video below,&nbsp;<span>Swedish racer Robert Gull performs this record breaking feat going&nbsp;<span>an overall speed of 183.8km/h over 100m. Check it out below</span></span></p> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XRqR-E4-rh8" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe> A long term test of BMW R1200GS Adventure VS. KTM 1190 Adventure R http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/bmw-r1200gs-adventure-vs-ktm-1190-adventure-r <p>Cycle World have put adventure to the test. They have put THe BMW r1200GS Adventure agianst the KTM 1190 Adventure R over a long term trek. In this test they go through the cost of each, whether they broke down and other trials and tribulations of both bikes.</p> <p>Read through the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/04/bmw-r1200gs-adventure-vs-ktm-1190-adventure-r-long-term-test-update-review-and-specifications/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/04/bmw-r1200gs-adventure-vs-ktm-1190-adventure-r-long-term-test-update-review-and-specifications/</a></p> The first ride of 2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/2015-kawasaki-concours-14-abs <p>Kawasaki's latest addition to sports touring range is a bit of the same and a little bit of difference. The team at Motorcycle.com have taken it for a ride and put it to the test.</p> <p>Find out what they liekd and disliked about it here: <a href="http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/kawasaki/2015-kawasaki-concours-14-abs-first-ride-review.html">http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/kawasaki/2015-kawasaki-concours-14-abs-first-ride-review.html&nbsp;</a></p> Maria's Yamaha SRV250 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/maria-yamaha-srv250 <p>The Yamaha SRV250 is a nod to the cafe racers before the return of the cafe racer. It's a fun, rough and tumble bike that's great for city and urban use. This particluar racer is Maria's, of &nbsp;Maria and the Throttle Dolls.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out Maria nad the Yamaha here:<a href="http://silodrome.com/yamaha-srv250/">&nbsp;http://silodrome.com/yamaha-srv250/</a></p> Visit of London Shop: Urban Rider http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/visit-of-london-shop-urban-rider <p>Urban-Rider is one of the best places for motorcycle gear in London. This has happened despite the fact that London isn't a very popular place for bikers. Bike Exif had a shop tour around Urban-Rider.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read about the shop here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/urban-rider-motorcycle-shop">http://www.bikeexif.com/urban-rider-motorcycle-shop</a></p> Iron and Air look at Indian Motorcycles http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/iron-and-air-look-at-indian-motorcycles <p>Iron and Air have put together a 4 part series about the Indian motorcycles, this is the first of that series. Have a watch of it below.</p> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/113773027" frameborder="0" width="500" height="281"></iframe> The Dream Motorcycle Road Trip http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/the-dream-motorcycle-road-trip <p>If you've ever throught of going on the big road trip on your bike then you want to check out Ashley's dream road trip. She got on her bike and travelled through Switzerland and through the Swiss Alps.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read about her road trip here:&nbsp;<a href="http://themotolady.com/alps-dream-motorcycle-road-trip/">http://themotolady.com/alps-dream-motorcycle-road-trip/</a></p> A rougher Honda Dominator custom http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/honda-dominator-custom <p>The Dirty Sandy, a custom Honda Dominator, is a more rugged scrambler than what many other Dommie customs are. That was the intent from the team at 4h10, who wanted to make a bike that was the complete opposite of a cafe racer.&nbsp;</p> <p>See the bike and read more about Dirty Sandy here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/honda-dual-sport">http://www.bikeexif.com/honda-dual-sport</a></p> The 2015 KTM 250 SX-F And 450 SX-F Factory Edition are Coming http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/2015-ktm-250-sx-f-and-450-sx-f-factory-edition <p>KTM is bringing our new 250 SX-F and 450 SX-F Factory Edition to market. The company has stated that their 2015 are built with weight reduction in mind.</p> <p>Read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/05/2015-ktm-250-sx-f-and-450-sx-f-factory-edition-motocrosser-motorcycle-review-first-look-photos-pricing/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/05/2015-ktm-250-sx-f-and-450-sx-f-factory-edition-motocrosser-motorcycle-review-first-look-photos-pricing/</a></p> A first ride review of the 2015 BMW R1200R http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/review-2015-bmw-r1200r <p>The Motorcyclist.com took a first ride on the 2015 BMW R1200R to put it to the test. The bike itself has some refinments and redesigns to support a new engine and the ride feels a lot easier and more dynamic.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the review here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/2015-bmw-r1200r-first-ride-motorcycle-review">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/2015-bmw-r1200r-first-ride-motorcycle-review</a></p> Custom Yamaha XS750 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-yamaha-xs750 <p>The&nbsp;<span>shaft driven XS750 triple was one of the first that Yamaha put into the market. The team at&nbsp;<span>Dapper Rat Motorcycles &nbsp;have taken this erupean styled bike and turned it into a cafe racer.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Check it out here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2015/01/dapper-rat-xs750-cafe-racer.html">http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2015/01/dapper-rat-xs750-cafe-racer.html</a></span></span></p> How to pack for an overseas road trip http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/how-to-pack-for-an-overseas-road-trip <p>If you are thinking about taking a road trip overseas with your motorcycle, have a read of this article by the Motorbike Writer. In it he talks about how to pack as light as possible for your roadtrip.</p> <p>Read through the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/pack-os-motorcycle-tour/">http://motorbikewriter.com/pack-os-motorcycle-tour/</a></p> “ON ANY SUNDAY, THE NEXT CHAPTER” TO BE RELEASED ON DVD http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/“on-any-sunday,-the-next-chapter”-to-be-released-on-dvd <p>Looks like the seqeul to <em>On Any Sunday</em>&nbsp;will be coming to DVD, Blu-Ray and Direct Download. The documetary is the highest grossing sports doco in 2014 and is set to release on February 17, 2015.</p> <p>Read more about it here:<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/15/on-any-sunday-the-next-chapter-to-be-released-on-dvd/">&nbsp;http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/15/on-any-sunday-the-next-chapter-to-be-released-on-dvd/</a></p> Custom Harley-Davidson Street 750 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-harley-davidson-street-750 <p>This Harley-Davidson Street 750 custom is the first in Australia. It was put together by the team at&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;">The Kustom Kommune and they have evoked an old look to this new bike.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Have a look at it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/19/harley-davidson-street-750-kustom-kommune.html#.VMGIOGTLdEc">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/19/harley-davidson-street-750-kustom-kommune.html#.VMGIOGTLdEc</a></p> How to check your Front and Rear Wheel Alignment http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/how-to-check-your-front-and-rear-wheel-alignment- <p>If your bike is handling strangely, making weird noises or your wheels are wearing irregularly you may have a alignment issue. MC Garage has a guide for you to align your front and read wheels.</p> <p>Read it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/how-to-check-front-and-rear-motorcycle-wheel-alignment-mc-garage-tech-tips">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how-to/how-to-check-front-and-rear-motorcycle-wheel-alignment-mc-garage-tech-tips</a></p> How to Pick Out a Bike For Your Child http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/how-to-pick-out-a-bike-for-your-child <p>If you are a bike lover, soon your children will become one as well, so as they begin begging for a bike what do you get for them. This article goes through the bikes you could get your bike and why.</p> <p>Read through the article here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/find-right-motorcycle-child">https://rideapart.com/articles/find-right-motorcycle-child</a></p> Black Cloud's 1980 Yamaha XJ650 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/black-cloud-1980-yamaha-xj650 <p>If you have ever thought about going into your shed and whipping up your own custom bike then this is soemthing you should see. Lukas of Black CLoud, put in the effort with a handful of tools and made the custom 1980 Yamaha XJ650.</p> <p>Read the story and see the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/01/25/black-cloud-xj650/">http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/01/25/black-cloud-xj650/</a></p> 1974 Honda CB550 custom from Café Cycles http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/1974-honda-cb550-custom-from-cafe-cycles <p>The Honda CB550 was not a go to bike to be a cafe racer back in the day, but that didn't stop the the team at Cafe Cycles from coming up with this beauty. The bike is simple, subtle yet impressive.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check it out here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/24/1974-honda-cb550-cafe-cycles.html#.VMchemSUc6k">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/24/1974-honda-cb550-cafe-cycles.html#.VMchemSUc6k</a></p> When Should You Replace Your Motorcycle Helmet http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/when-should-you-replace-your-motorcycle-helmet <p>You should change your helmet every five years right? Sometime you should replace it a little sooner, depending on the circumstances. That's what this article from Mark Hinchliffe goes into.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/replace-motorcycle-helmet/">http://motorbikewriter.com/replace-motorcycle-helmet/</a></p> Custom Zero Electric Motorcycle http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-electric-motorcycle <p>Electric Motorcycles are popping up more and more, it was only a matter of time until someone started customising them. This custom Zero electric motorcycle is made by <span>Bruce Gallardo, former NASA interior designer.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Check out the bike here: <a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/zero-electric-motorcycle-customised/">http://motorbikewriter.com/zero-electric-motorcycle-customised/&nbsp;</a></p> Debunking Old motorcycle myths http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/debunking-old-motorcycle-myths <p>There are a lot of myths floating around about motorcycles, like what condition you wear a leather jacket in, so on and so forth. A lot of these myths have been debunked by Mark Hinchliffe.</p> <p>Read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/mythbusters-old-motorcycle-myths/">http://motorbikewriter.com/mythbusters-old-motorcycle-myths/</a></p> Yamaha YZF-R3 A great entry-level sports motorcycle http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/yamaha-yzf-r3-a-great-entry-level-sports-motorcycle <p>The Yamaha YZF-R3 looks to be a great bike for those looking for an entry-level sportsbike. This bike harkens back to a time when Yamaha had a bike for all riders.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/16/2015-yamaha-yzf-r3-entry-level-sportbike-motorcycle-review-photos/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/16/2015-yamaha-yzf-r3-entry-level-sportbike-motorcycle-review-photos/</a></p> Custom Suzuki DR 800 - Big Drake http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-suzuki-dr-800-big-drake <p>If you like a fearsome, worn look to your bikes then check out this custom Suzuki DR 800. Built by Perfect Ride, the bike was simplified and stripped down to the bare minimum.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/01/26/perfect-ride-big-draker/">http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/01/26/perfect-ride-big-draker/</a></p> A Long Term Review of the BMW R1200GS http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/a-long-term-review-of-the-bmw-r1200gs <p>Taking a bike for a short spin to give an intial review is one thing but you really need to put a bike to the test if you want a fuller review. This long term review talks about the&nbsp;<span>7,500 miles riden on the BMW R1200GS.</span></p> <p><span>Read the review here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/bmw-r1200gs-doin-time-long-term-motorcycle-test-update">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/bmw-r1200gs-doin-time-long-term-motorcycle-test-update</a></span></p> The First Ride of the 2015 Norton Domiracer http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/the-first-ride-of-the-2015-norton-domiracer <p>Norton has brought out a limited edition 2015 model of the Domiracer, as a present to themselves and though it pays homages to the classics it is a modern motorcycle.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2015-norton-domiracer-first-ride-motorcycle-review">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2015-norton-domiracer-first-ride-motorcycle-review</a></p> Interview with the Team at Classified Moto http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/interview-with-the-team-at-classified-moto <p>Out of a barn in Virginia, cafe racers are being created by the guys at Classified Moto. This article goes through the history, their feature in the Velocity Channel's Cafe Racer Series and about their bikes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/john-ryland-classified-moto?page=2">https://rideapart.com/articles/john-ryland-classified-moto?page=2</a></p> HARLEY STREET BY RAJPUTANA CUSTOMS http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/harley-street-by-rajputana-customs <p>The Street is a big deal in Harley-Davidson's line-up and this custom from Rajputana Customs is the first offically sanctioned custom. The bike took four weeks to make and is a "butch looking" machine.</p> <p>Read teh article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/harley-davidson-street-750">http://www.bikeexif.com/harley-davidson-street-750</a></p> What to Look For In a Bike Shop http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/what-to-look-for-in-a-bike-shop <p>Good help is hard to find and when it comes to your bike it can be near impossible. This article goes through the what to look for in a bike shop and how to pick one that is right for you.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/look-bike-shop">https://rideapart.com/articles/look-bike-shop</a></p> The Dreamliner is a Ducati-powered custom from Deus http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/dreamliner-is-a-ducati-powered-custom-from-deus <p>Custom bikes play a balancing act between form and function. The Dreamliner goes for more function than anything else, utilising the Ducati 7<span>50cc two-valve motor. This is a simple bike that's built to be ridden.</span></p> <p>Check out the bike and the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-ducati-monster">http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-ducati-monster</a></p> 50 tips for Riding a Motorcycle around America http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/50-tips-for-riding-a-motorcycle-around-america <p>If you are thinking about taking a road trip around America read through the article, it has 50 tips for you. The article includes whether to go eat-to-west or vica versa, as well as little aesthetic choices you should make to have a better road trip.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcycle.com/features/50-tips-riding-motorcycle-across-america.html">http://www.motorcycle.com/features/50-tips-riding-motorcycle-across-america.html</a></p> Basics of electric-vehicle power systems http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/basics-of-electric-vehicle-power-systems <p>Back in the 80's there was the change from two stroke to four stroke, now a similar thing is on the horizon with the introduction of the electric motorcycles. This article talks about the electric motor and it's power systems.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/29/the-electric-motorcycle-part-1-of-5-basics-of-electric-vehicle-power-systems/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/29/the-electric-motorcycle-part-1-of-5-basics-of-electric-vehicle-power-systems/</a></p> Long Term Review of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/long-term-review-of-the-ktm-1290-super-duke-r <p>The KTM 1290 Super Duke R is a comfortable ride but to find out how comfortable you have to take it for a long haul. This review of the bike is done over a road trip to Laguna Seca, about 1,000 miles.</p> <p>Read the review here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ktm-1290-super-duke-r-doin-time-long-term-motorcycle-test">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ktm-1290-super-duke-r-doin-time-long-term-motorcycle-test</a></p> Custom 1977 Kawasaki z650b1 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-1977-kawasaki-z650b1 <p><span>This custom 1977 Kawasaki z650b1 is a sleek, stripped down and simplified bike that utilises the power of the tribe that built it. This article talks more about the bike and it's creator.</span></p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/01/28/rbc-z650-heritage/">http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/01/28/rbc-z650-heritage/</a></p> 10 police tips for avoiding traffic offences http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/10-police-tips-for-avoiding-traffic-offences <p>We all want to keep out of the eyes of the law, it gets in the way of a good ride. This article give you 10 police tips for avoiding traffic violation, hopefully by the end of it you'll be able to have a more police free ride.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/tips-avoiding-traffic-offences/">http://motorbikewriter.com/tips-avoiding-traffic-offence</a>s/</p> 1972 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster by Elkabikes http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/1972-harley-davidson-xlh-sportster-by-elkabikes <p>This is a really quick turn around for a custom, in one month Elkabikes made this 1972 Harley-Davidson&nbsp;<span>XLH Sportster and was made from parts from Ikea.</span></p> <p><span>Check out the bike and read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/27/1972-harley-davidson-xlh-sportster-by-elkabikes.html#.VNF8f2SUc6k">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/27/1972-harley-davidson-xlh-sportster-by-elkabikes.html#.VNF8f2SUc6k</a></span></p> Scrambler Café Racer - Ducati Scrambler by Mr. Martini http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/scrambler-café-racer-ducati-scrambler-by-mr-martini <p>This cafe racer styled scramblr is one of the scrambler concepts seen at the&nbsp;<span>Verona Motor Bike Expo. The bike is a pure fusion of the Cafe Racer and Scrambler.</span></p> <p><span>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/scrambler-cafe-racer-concept-ducati-scrambler-mr-martini/">http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/scrambler-cafe-racer-concept-ducati-scrambler-mr-martini/</a></span></p> Basic errors when making customisations to your bike http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/basic-errors-when-making-customisations-to-your-bike <p>If you want to make some back yard customisations to your bike this weekend, might want to read throug this article. In it, it talks about some simple errors you can make and how it can affect you.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/basic-errors-make-customising-challenge/">http://motorbikewriter.com/basic-errors-make-customising-challenge/</a></p> Moto Guzzi V7 II arrives Down Under http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/moto-guzzi-v7-ii-arrives-down-under <p>The Moto Guzzi V7 represented the revolution of the 60's, now the V7 II has hit the Australian shores honouring that heritage but changing a lot of things. This article goes into detial the changes of the sencound Guzzi V7.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mcnews.com.au/moto-guzzi-v7-ii-2015/">http://www.mcnews.com.au/moto-guzzi-v7-ii-2015/</a></p> You'll truly live if you buy a motorcycle http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/you-live-if-you-buy-a-motorcycle <p>Ride Apart has written up a rebuttal to a post that Gawker posted about the risks of buying a motorcycle. They counter the risks with some compelling positives about why you should buy a motorcycle.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/buy-a-motorcycle-you-will-not-die-will-live">https://rideapart.com/articles/buy-a-motorcycle-you-will-not-die-will-live</a></p> William Shatner's Custom bike shop http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/william-shatner-custom-bike-shop <p>Motorcyle lover and star trek actor, William Shatner, has opened up his own custom steampunk bike shop. The first bike that's been made is designed off a b-17 bomber plane and has been aptly named a 'land jet'.</p> <p>Read more about this here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/captain-kirk-rides-steampunk-bike/">http://motorbikewriter.com/captain-kirk-rides-steampunk-bike/</a></p> Moto Guzzi V11 by Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/moto-guzzi-v11-by-emporio-elaborazioni-meccaniche <p>The&nbsp;<span>Moto Guzzi V11 is a surprisingly heavy bike, so when it comes to cutoms it can create a challenge. This custom made by&nbsp;Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche has taken the V11 and turned it into a true Guzzi Racer.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Check out the bike and read more here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/29/moto-guzzi-v11-by-emporio-elaborazioni-meccaniche.html#.VNQGSGSUc6k">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/29/moto-guzzi-v11-by-emporio-elaborazioni-meccaniche.html#.VNQGSGSUc6k</a></p> A long term update on the YAMAHA FZ-09 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/a-long-term-update-on-the-yamaha-fz-09 <p>This update on the Yamaha FZ-09 goes into the weightloss and power gain by replace the exhaust. Have a read of the article to find out more about the changes and the benefits.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/yamaha-fz-09-mc-garage-long-term-test-bike">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/yamaha-fz-09-mc-garage-long-term-test-bike</a></p> Concept Motorcycles we wish were real http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/concept-motorcycles-we-wish-were-real <p>The team at Ride Apart have put together a list of 6 concept motorcycles that we all wish we could ride. These include a ride fit for a vampire, a nuclear fallout bike and a bike that looks right out of tron.</p> <p>Read through the list here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/concept-bikes-wish-real">https://rideapart.com/articles/concept-bikes-wish-real</a></p> What is Trail Braking and Why You Should Learn to Do It http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/what-is-trail-braking-and-why-you-should-learn-to-do-it <p>Trail Braking is the complex art of using your brakes from intial point to apex. You learn it whilst on a race course or at advanced bike courses. This article explains why it will make you a better rider.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/how-to-trail-braking">https://rideapart.com/articles/how-to-trail-braking</a></p> Turning A Harley 883 Into A Scrambler http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/turning-a-harley-883-into-a-scrambler <p><span>Benjie Flipprboi of&nbsp;</span>BCR had an old beat-up 883 Harley lying around his shop until he decided to turn it in the 'American Scrambler'. This cruiser has been turned into a bike that can be ridden everywhere.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/harley-883">http://www.bikeexif.com/harley-883</a></p> Has Motorcycle Riding Become Safer http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/has-motorcycle-riding-become-safer <p>Motorcyle sales are rising, which is great news all round. Does that mean that riding has become safer? This article goes further into this question and gives data to support the idea.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/riding-a-motorcycle-really-gotten-safer">https://rideapart.com/articles/riding-a-motorcycle-really-gotten-safer</a></p> 86 Motorcycles's Custom Yamaha RD350 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/86-motorcycles-custom-yamaha-rd350 <p>The Yamaha RD350 is called the "postman killer" in &nbsp;Chile, due to it being the bike of choice of the Chilean posties. 86 Motorcycles has taking this Yamaha RD350 and turn it into cafe racer.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/01/30/86-motorcycles-rd350/">http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/01/30/86-motorcycles-rd350/</a></p> Indian Chief Dark Horse returns http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/indian-chief-dark-horse-returns <p>Indian's Chief Dark is set to make a return. Though we have only seen the rear fender of the beast, the anticipation for the bikes arrival is growing. Rumors are already circulating what will be included in the dark horse.</p> <p>Read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/indian-chief-dark-horse-returns/">http://motorbikewriter.com/indian-chief-dark-horse-returns/</a></p> Top 5 BMW R Nine T customs http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/top-5-bmw-r-nine-t-customs <p>There are a lot of BMW R NIne T customs riding around lately, it's a very popular bike to custom shops. Bike Exif has compiled the top 5 BMW R Nine T customs.</p> <p>Check out the list here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/top-5-bmw-r-nine-t">http://www.bikeexif.com/top-5-bmw-r-nine-t</a></p> Brisbane Bike Night goes off http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/brisbane-bike-night-goes-off <p>Bike meetups are becoming more and more popular and now Brisbane has it's own. The first Wednesday of every month at Harry's Diner, droves between 400 -700 riders.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/brisbane-bike-night/">http://motorbikewriter.com/brisbane-bike-night/</a></p> Raduno Ducati at Deus http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/raduno-ducati-at-deus <p>A slice of Italy came to Deus Ex Machina in the form of dozens of Ducatis, lots of lasagne and pizza and cold italian beer. The event brought Ducati riders from around the area to congregate and gaze upon the ducati customs.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://deuscustoms.com/blog/the-rad-in-raduno/">http://deuscustoms.com/blog/the-rad-in-raduno/</a></p> 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS Review http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/2015-kawasaki-vulcan-s-abs-review <p>The 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS has taken on Kawasaki's Ergo-Fit concept to help match the bike with as many riders as possible. This review goes into the pros and cons of this and the bike itself.</p> <p>Read the review here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/22/2015-kawasaki-vulcan-s-abs-cruiser-motorcycle-review-first-ride-photos-specifications/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/22/2015-kawasaki-vulcan-s-abs-cruiser-motorcycle-review-first-ride-photos-specifications/</a></p> Custom BMW R80 RT http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-bmw-r80-rt <p>The BMW R80 RT isn't the best for heavy traffic travel.&nbsp;Diamond Atelier has taken the RT and turned it into a true city bike, making it a lighter and more agile bike.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://rocket-garage.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/da1-by-diamond-atelier.html">http://rocket-garage.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/da1-by-diamond-atelier.html</a></p> Suzuki V-Strom comes to Australia http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/suzuki-v-strom-comes-to-australia <p>The Suzuki V-Strom is coming to Australia with it's on specifications. The V-Strom was announced before this but wasn't going to be coming to Australia just yet. This verison is tailored to the Australian conditions.</p> <p>Check it out here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/suzuki-v-strom-goes-aussie/">http://motorbikewriter.com/suzuki-v-strom-goes-aussie/</a></p> Review of the 2015 Zero Electric Motorcycles http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/review-of-the-2015-zero-electric-motorcycles <p>Zero has released their most recent line of Electric Motorcycles. The Motorcyclist.com has put together a review of the whole line.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2015-zero-electric-motorcycles-first-ride-review">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2015-zero-electric-motorcycles-first-ride-review</a></p> These Coffee Stains Were Turned Into Motorcycles http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/these-coffee-stains-were-turned-into-motorcycles <p>A Californian illustrator has taken his morning coffee stains and rev them up into motorcycles. He has an instagram where he details his works of moto-art of bikes and cars.&nbsp;</p> <p>Click the link to check them out:&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/cartercartier/">http://instagram.com/cartercartier/</a></p> How to level up your motorcycle suspension http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/how-to-level-up-your-motorcycle-suspension <p>If you carry more than 75-85kg on your bike you may need to sort out your suspension. This article give you the steps that you should take when you want to improve your suspension and have a better ride.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/set-motorcycle-suspension/">http://motorbikewriter.com/set-motorcycle-suspension/</a></p> Shop Visit to Cape Town, South Africa http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/shop-visit-to-cape-town-south-africa <p>Cape Town hase some great and diverse terrain for all kinds of riders. The team at Bike EXIF has made a shop visit to one of the bike shops in cape town that is as impressive in it's food as it is it's bikes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/motorcycle-shops-cape-town">http://www.bikeexif.com/motorcycle-shops-cape-town</a></p> Flying Tiger Super90 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/flying-tiger-super90 <p>The Flying Tiger is what happens when a former Kawasaki tech and test rider takes on a&nbsp;1965 Honda Super 90, the customer wanted a very similar build to a Deus bike, but the team wanted to bring some origniality.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/02/03/flying-tiger-super90/">http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/02/03/flying-tiger-super90/</a></p> Update on a long term review of the Yamaha FZ-09 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/update-on-a-long-term-review-of-the-yamaha-fz-09 <p>A first ride of the FZ-09 would have you note jerky throttle response and rough supension. In this long term review, this rider fixed up these issues and added &nbsp;a new handlebar and flatter seat. This has made the bike more of an ease to ride on for a few days.</p> <p>Read more about the bike in this article:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/long-term-test-bike-yamaha-motorcycles-fz-09-doin-time">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/long-term-test-bike-yamaha-motorcycles-fz-09-doin-time</a></p> Tips for buying a pre-owned Suzuki B-King http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/tips-for-buying-a-pre-owned-suzuki-b-king <p>The&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;">2008 Suzuki B-King is a bike made with what seems like a blank check, it's a concept bike that hit the market. This article gives you tips on how you can grab a second hand one for the best price.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;">Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2008-suzuki-b-king-smart-money-best-used-motorcycle-buys">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2008-suzuki-b-king-smart-money-best-used-motorcycle-buys</a></span></p> Rusty Bolt Garage Custom Yamaha AS1 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/rusty-bolt-garage-custom-yamaha-as1 <p>There are times when some bikes don't need to be cut up to be modified. In this case of Rusty Bolt Garage's Custom Yamaha AS1, all it took was a grinder and blow touch to make it shine.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/02/07/rusty-bolt-garage-as1/">http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/02/07/rusty-bolt-garage-as1/</a></p> Custom BMW R65 by Ellaspede http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-bmw-r65-by-ellaspede <p>The R65 was an answer to the BMW faithful who wanted a mid-range touring bike and though other models have replaced it decades ago, it's still a very popular bike. This Australian bike shop made it into a very simple and low-key, almost classical bike.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;">Check it out here: <a href="http://silodrome.com/bmw-r65/">http://silodrome.com/bmw-r65/&nbsp;</a></span></p> The Feline is the World's most expensive motorcycle http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/the-feline-is-the-most-expensive-motorcycle <p>For just over a quarter of a million dollars (USD) you could get your hands on the world's most expensive motorcycle. The Feline is having a numbered realse of only 50.</p> <p>You can find out more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/feline-one-expensive-motorcycle/">http://motorbikewriter.com/feline-one-expensive-motorcycle/</a></p> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pU11uC_8hiE" frameborder="0" width="640" height="440"></iframe> Here is the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/here-is-the-2016-indian-chief-dark-horse <p>The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse has been leaked. The bike is decked out in a lot of black and truly is a mighty stead.&nbsp;<span>Under the hood is Indian's Thunder Stroke 111 engine, which is an air-cooled 1,811cc v-twin good for 73hp and 100 lbs ft.</span></p> <p><span>Check out more here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2016-indian-dark-horse-leaked-photos/">http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2016-indian-dark-horse-leaked-photos/</a></span></p> Custom Honda CX500 by Moto Motivo http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-honda-cx500-by-moto-motivo <p>The downer Honda CX500 was left sitting around since 1982 after an small accident. The team at Moto Motivo took it and got some ducati parts and made it golden, literally.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/02/01/honda-cx500-moto-motivo.html#.VOUfprCUc6k">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/02/01/honda-cx500-moto-motivo.html#.VOUfprCUc6k</a></p> BMW R1200RT – Long-Term Test Update http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/bmw-r1200rt-long-term-test-update <p>After a recall of the 1200 due to suspension. The team at cycle world got the bike back after 5 months and took it for a spin again and gave it a long term update.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/02/04/bmw-r1200rt-sport-tourer-long-term-test-update-review-and-specifications/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/02/04/bmw-r1200rt-sport-tourer-long-term-test-update-review-and-specifications/</a></p> A First Look at the 2015 Yamaha R1 Superbike http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/a-first-look-at-the-2015-yamaha-r1-superbike <p>The team at Motorcyclist got to ctach a glimpse of the 2015 Yamaha R1 Superbike.&nbsp;<span>One bike they saw was stripped down to a rolling chassis, allowing a full view of the frame and swingarm.</span></p> <p>Read more about it here:<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/2015-yamaha-r1-racer-motorcycle-first-look">&nbsp;http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/2015-yamaha-r1-racer-motorcycle-first-look</a></p> Custom Ducati 900SS from Moto Studio http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-ducati-900ss-from-moto-studio <p>The 90's saw Ducati bringing back the SS models, Moto Studio gave this 900SS a complete ovewhaul to power up the bike.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/12/05/ducati-900ss-moto-studio.html#.VOaNqbCUc6k">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2014/12/05/ducati-900ss-moto-studio.html#.VOaNqbCUc6k</a></p> First Ride of the 2015 Yamaha YZ250FX http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/first-ride-of-the-2015-yamaha-yz250fx <p>The YZ250FX is a new bike for Yamaha and a new addition to the off-road line up. The article gives a review of the motorcross bike and how it stacks up.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cyclenews.com/1/28362/Racing-Article/First-Ride--2015-Yamaha-YZ250FX.aspx">http://www.cyclenews.com/1/28362/Racing-Article/First-Ride--2015-Yamaha-YZ250FX.aspx</a></p> 1979 MOTO GUZZI LEMANS http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/1979-moto-guzzi-lemans <p>Peter Boggia runs a shop that handles everything from general maintenence to full restorations and cafe racer builds. This 1979 Moto Cuzzi Lemans has been torn apart, blasted and hand polished.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/moto-guzzi-cafe-racer">http://www.bikeexif.com/moto-guzzi-cafe-racer</a><br />&nbsp;</p> Custom Triumph Bonneville T100 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-triumph-bonneville-t100 <p><span>This Triumph Bonneville T100 is &ldquo;Small, squat, and tough as old boots.&rdquo;, at least that's what Kev Taggart describes it. The bike is like something from the 70's, with a lot powder-coated.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-bonneville">http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-bonneville</a></span></p> The First Superbike Motorcycle http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/the-first-superbike-motorcycle <p>Ninety years ago, George Brough created the first superbike, when speed wasn't as trite as it is today. The&nbsp;<span>Brough Superior SS100 prototype is almost surreal at how different it is to what was around at the same time.</span></p> <p><span>Check out the bike and learn more here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/01/the-crucible-of-speed-first-superbike-motorcycle-built-by-george-brough/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/01/the-crucible-of-speed-first-superbike-motorcycle-built-by-george-brough/</a></span></p> First Ride Review of Yamaha FJ-09 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/first-ride-review-of-yamaha-fj-09 <p>The new Yamaha FJ-09 puts greater importance in comfort and versatility. This review goes through the pros and cons of the bike and how it rides.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/17/2015-yamaha-fj-09-sport-touring-motorcycle-review-first-ride-photos-specifications/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/17/2015-yamaha-fj-09-sport-touring-motorcycle-review-first-ride-photos-specifications/</a></p> Review of the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/review-of-the-moto-guzzi-v7-racer <p>The new Moto Guzzi V7 Racer looks like it's been taken straight from the late 60's but underneath it all it's a new age racer. The V7 is reliable, fast and easy to work on and cheaper than most restorations.</p> <p>Checkout more in this article:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/real-retro-racer-moto-guzzi-v7-racer-review">https://rideapart.com/articles/real-retro-racer-moto-guzzi-v7-racer-review</a></p> Kinga’s Motorcycle Adventure in Australia http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/kinga-motorcycle-adventure-in-australia <p><span>Kinga Tanajewska has been on a solo motorcyle adventure around Australia. She's done so on a&nbsp;<span>BMW F800GS. The trips taken her about 20,000kms.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Check out more about here:&nbsp;<a href="http://themotolady.com/australia-motorcycle-adventure/">http://themotolady.com/australia-motorcycle-adventure/</a></span></span></p> Zeppo Marx hidden talent http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/zeppo-marx-hidden-talent- <p>We all know the Marx Brothers for ther zanny antics in their feature films in the first half of the 20th centuary. But did you know that one of the brothers , Zeppo Marx (&nbsp;<span>Herbert Manfred Marx ) was a massive bike enthusiast and in 1941 started the&nbsp;<span>Marman Products Company, Inc. in Inglewood, CA and assembled and marketed ( among other interesting products ) <span>a motorcycle with a horizontally-opposed twin engine in 1948 and 1949.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Read the entire articke here:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="http://goodsparkgarage.com/zeppos-marman-twin-motorcycle/">http://goodsparkgarage.com/zeppos-marman-twin-motorcycle/</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><img title="marx_brothers" src="http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/images/marx_brothers.jpg" alt="marx_brothers" width="914" height="593" /></span></span></span></p> 7 tips for buying anything that is used http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/7-tips-for-buying-anything-that-is-used <h1 id="firstHeading" class="firstHeading" style="text-align: center;" lang="en"><em>7 tips for buying anything that is used</em></h1> <h1 class="firstHeading" style="text-align: center;" lang="en"><em>"Caveat emptor"</em></h1> <p>The famous latin saying for <strong><em>"buyer beware" </em></strong>is as relevent today as it was thousands of years ago when it was used by the Ancient Romans.</p> <p>This is a great article by Joel Patel with 7 great tips on what you can do on buying something used , easier , safer and lighter on the wallet.</p> <p><a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/7-tips-buying-anything-used">https://rideapart.com/articles/7-tips-buying-anything-used</a></p> 2015 most anticipated motorcycle releases http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/2015-most-anticipated-motorcycle-releases <h1 style="text-align: center;"><strong>2015 most anticipated motorcycle releases</strong></h1> <p>Another great article by&nbsp;Troy Siahaan , that looks at the top 10 most anticipated model releases in 2015 .</p> <p>With releases slated from most major manufacturesrs within the next few months , which one do you most wat to ride ?</p> <p><a href="http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-anticipated-motorcycles-2015.html">http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-anticipated-motorcycles-2015.html</a></p> REVIVAL’S CUSTOM BMW R NINET "The Bison" http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/revival-custom-bmw-r-ninet <p>Texas-based bike shop Revival have made their "best yet" custom in the form of "The Bison", a custom BMW R Ninet that came in with jsut over 800 miles. The bike had some factory settings stripped away and give a dark leather look and saddle bike to the customers specs.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/r-ninet">http://www.bikeexif.com/r-ninet</a></p> Kawasaki is returning to form http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/kawasaki-is-returning-to-form <p>Kawasaki has debuted their return to form H2R. The H2R is the track only model of the bike whereas the H2 is street version of the bike. The bike has DNA taken from Kawasaki's aerodynamic departments.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out more here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cyclecanadaweb.com/articles/27870/">http://www.cyclecanadaweb.com/articles/27870/</a></p> Suzuki Katana returns as turbo http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/suzuki-katana-returns-as-turbo <p>Suzuki has unveiled that they will be bringing back the Katana as a turbo. The move is similar to that of Kawasaki's H2 reveal, though the Katana is not as powerful as the H2.</p> <p>Read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/suzuki-katana-returns-turbo/">http://motorbikewriter.com/suzuki-katana-returns-turbo/</a></p> Top 10 Anticipated Motorcycles Of 2015 http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/top-10-anticipated-motorcycles-of-2015 <p>Now that we are in 2015, there are a lot of excited bikes that are being announced and released. This article gives you the top ten most anticipated bikes of 2015.</p> <p>Check out the top ten here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-anticipated-motorcycles-2015.html">http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-anticipated-motorcycles-2015.html</a></p> FIRST RIDE REVIEW OF THE 2015 KAWASAKI VERSYS 650 ABS & LT http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/first-ride-review-of-the-2015-kawasaki-versys-650-abs-lt <p>The Kawasaki Versys is said to be a great bike for commuting and paved-road adventures. This review puts that to the test, to see what kind of ride it is best for.</p> <p>Read the review here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/2015-kawasaki-versys-650-abs-lt-first-ride-motorcycle-road-test-review">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/2015-kawasaki-versys-650-abs-lt-first-ride-motorcycle-road-test-review</a></p> CLASSIFIED MOTO’S CUSTOM KAWASAKI ZEPHYR http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/classified-moto’s-custom-kawasaki-zephyr <p>Classified moto's custom Kawasaki Zephyr&nbsp;<span>ZR750 is a great mix of what owners of the ZR750 love whilst making it as light as possible. The bike now has a Susuki front-end and a custom seat.</span></p> <p><span>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/classified-kawasaki-custom">http://www.bikeexif.com/classified-kawasaki-custom</a></span></p> Keanu Reeves talks about motorcycles http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/keanu-reeves-talks-about-motorcycles <p>Keanu Reeves is an accomplished actor who is also an avid rider. He is also the co-founder of&nbsp;<span>ARCH Motorcycle Company. This article interviews him about riding and ARCH.</span></p> <p><span>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/02/on-the-record-keanu-reeves-co-founder-arch-motorcycle-company-cycle-world-interview/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/02/on-the-record-keanu-reeves-co-founder-arch-motorcycle-company-cycle-world-interview/</a></span></p> Long term review update of SUZUKI V-STROM 1000 ABS http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/long-term-review-update-of-suzuki-v-strom-1000-abs <p>The V-STROM 1000 ABS is getting a few modifications in this article. In the article, the bike is getting modications to it's style and ergonomics with the change in handlebars and bar risers.</p> <p>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/suzuki-cycles-v-strom-1000-abs-long-term-motorcycle-test-doin-time">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/suzuki-cycles-v-strom-1000-abs-long-term-motorcycle-test-doin-time</a></p> 2015 Yamaha XJR1300 Review http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/2015-yamaha-xjr1300-review <p>The latest from Yamaha is the XJR1300. It's a quiet and heavy Japanese muscle bike that comes into it's own on the long stretches of road. This article goes into the bike and what it's like to ride.</p> <p>Read the review here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/02/23/2015-yamaha-xjr1300-review.html#.VPjycmSUc6k">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/02/23/2015-yamaha-xjr1300-review.html#.VPjycmSUc6k</a></p> The Automator Puch Magnum from Rogue Builds http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/the-automator-puch-magnum-from-rogue-builds <p>With all bike&nbsp;customisations they is an inherent amount of uncertainty from concept to completion. This can lead some large misstep, but in the case of the Automator Puch Magnum from Rogue Builds it can turn out spectacularly.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2015/01/the-automator-puch-magnum.html">http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2015/01/the-automator-puch-magnum.html</a></p> Dyno Tuning The Suzuki GSX-R Project Bike http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/dyno-tuning-the-suzuki-gsx-r-project-bike <p><span>When power output is at question, a dynamometer is an excellent tool for gathering this sort of data. It's with hard numbers that you are able to find out just how much a bike's performance has increased when installing new parts.</span></p> <p>Read more about dyno tuning here:&nbsp;<a href="https://rideapart.com/articles/dyno-testing-suzuki-gsx-r-project-bike">https://rideapart.com/articles/dyno-testing-suzuki-gsx-r-project-bike</a></p> Original Cafe Racer: Adam Grice’s killer Triton http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/original-cafe-racer-adam-grice-killer-triton <p>Cafe Racers have reached increaseing popularity of late, with that the name has almsot lost meaning. Brenda, Adam Rice's Triton is a cafe racer through and through and bring the name pride.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/cafe-racer-motorcycle">http://www.bikeexif.com/cafe-racer-motorcycle</a></p> Custom 2005 Triumph Bonneville http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-2005-triumph-bonneville <p><span>This custom 2005 Triumph Bonneville &nbsp;is the classy combination of black and chrome, the open-air designs, or the performance and engineering advancements of the 50's - 60's.</span></p> <p><span>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://ironandair.com/journal/category/2xyifyq57qzycu4b7g9qj0jzcii5aq#.VP4wgWSUc6k">http://ironandair.com/journal/category/2xyifyq57qzycu4b7g9qj0jzcii5aq#.VP4wgWSUc6k</a></span></p> Kawasaki Vulcan S suits all sizes http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/kawasaki-vulcan-s-suits-all-sizes <p>Kawasaki's Vulcan S will suit all sizes with adjustable settings of the ergo-fit.&nbsp;<span>The bike will appeal to learner riders, returning riders, female riders.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/kawasaki-vulcan-s-suits/">http://motorbikewriter.com/kawasaki-vulcan-s-suits/</a></span></p> Harley-Davidson is the official bike of Sturgis Rally http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/harley-davidson-is-the-official-bike-of-sturgis-rally <p>Harley-Davidson has been named the offical bike of the Sturgis Rally. Harley-Davidson has signed a 75-year deal for the annual event in South Dakota.</p> <p>Read more here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/harley-official-bike-sturgis-rally/">http://motorbikewriter.com/harley-official-bike-sturgis-rally/</a></p> Mr Hyde - Custom Honda CB750 from Classified Motors http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-honda-cb750-from-classified-motors <p>Most of the custom jobs that come out of Classified Motors are great , Mr Hyde is no different. The custom Honda CB750 &nbsp;shows off the master at work, with parts from different bikes working in harmony.</p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/14/honda-cb750-mr-hyde-by-classified-moto.html#.VP-G_WSUc6k">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/14/honda-cb750-mr-hyde-by-classified-moto.html#.VP-G_WSUc6k</a></p> 2015 Harley-Davidson Road King review http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/2015-harley-davidson-road-king-review <p>The Road King is named that because it is a king. When it comes to touring it is the baby of the line up, with many detachable parts. This review goes further into the bike and how it handles.</p> <p>Read the review here:&nbsp;<a href="http://motorbikewriter.com/2015-harley-davidson-road-king/">http://motorbikewriter.com/2015-harley-davidson-road-king/</a></p> LONG TERM REVIEW OF 2014 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CHIEFTAIN http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/long-term-review-of-2014-indian-motorcycle-chieftain- <p>This Indian Chieftain took a last big ride in this long term review. The article goes into what happened over a three day ride with the Cheiftain and why it's a get bagger, for Indian's first try.</p> <p>Read through the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2014-indian-motorcycle-chieftain-doin-time-long-term-test-bike">http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2014-indian-motorcycle-chieftain-doin-time-long-term-test-bike</a></p> Make changes to your bike with your phone http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/make-changes-to-your-bike-with-your-phone <p>The new Yamaha YZF-R1M will give riders the ability to analyse their bike and adjust their suspension all from an app in their phone. The sportsbike's Communications Control Unit, captures the bikes data and then transmits it to the app.</p> <p>Read more about it here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/22/2015-yamaha-yzf-r1m-limited-edition-sportbike-motorcycle-review-photos/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/22/2015-yamaha-yzf-r1m-limited-edition-sportbike-motorcycle-review-photos/</a></p> Custom Suzuki TL1000R http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/custom-suzuki-tl1000r <p>The&nbsp;<span>Suzuki TL1000R is full of torque, but it full-on ugly. That might make it the perfect bike for customising. The bike was also very affordable to work on and is plenty reliable.</span></p> <p>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/17/suzuki-tl1000r.html#.VQDJiWSUc6k">http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2015/01/17/suzuki-tl1000r.html#.VQDJiWSUc6k</a></p> Lanakila and Her Custom Sportster http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/lanakila-and-her-custom-sportster <p>Lanakila MacNaughton is the photographer behind the Women&rsquo;s Moto Exhibit- a traveling motorcycle photo gallery featuring photos of dolled up women who ride. This article does a piece on her and captures her on the&nbsp;<span>2001 Harley Sportster 883 she rides.</span></p> <p><span>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://themotolady.com/lanakila-custom-sportster/">http://themotolady.com/lanakila-custom-sportster/</a></span></p> The 70's Muscle of Santiago’S Kawaksaki Z1000 Cafe Racer http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/the-70s-muscle-of-santiago’s-kawaksaki-z1000-cafe-racer <p>The Kawaksaki&nbsp;<span>KZ1000 oozes style and charm, it is more of a spectacle than most modern superbikes. Unforuntely it doesn't ride like a modern superbike, which is what Sanitago's did with this '77 KZ1000.</span></p> <p><span>Check out the bike here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bikeexif.com/kawasaki-z1000-cafe-racer">http://www.bikeexif.com/kawasaki-z1000-cafe-racer</a></span></p> Five Facts about the 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale S http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/2015-ducati-1299-panigale-s- <p><span>Ducati&rsquo;s big-bore superbike has 205 horsepower and an abundance of electronic controls. This article gives you five fast facts about the bike including performance and many of it's extra controls.</span></p> <p><span>Read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/29/five-fast-facts-2015-ducati-1299-panigale-s-superbike-motorcycle-review/">http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/29/five-fast-facts-2015-ducati-1299-panigale-s-superbike-motorcycle-review/</a></span></p> The Flaws of Modern Motorcycles http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/the-flaws-of-modern-motorcycles <p>In recent years, recalls have become more prevalent than ever before. Bikes back in the day, if they didn't work, they really didn't work but nowadays, it's the finer things about many bikes that go wrong and causes the need for a recall, which hurts the company.</p> <p>Read more about this here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mcnews.com.au/total-recall-snag-on-the-flaws-in-modern-motorcycles/">http://www.mcnews.com.au/total-recall-snag-on-the-flaws-in-modern-motorcycles/</a></p> Ducati People http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/ducati-people <p>&nbsp;Deus Ex Machina recently had the&nbsp;<span>Raduno Ducati&nbsp;motorcycle show&nbsp;and Ducati was there to film the day and it's Ducati People. Check it out below</span></p> <iframe style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bHXCa_yq2Jw" frameborder="0" width="600" height="380"></iframe> Rad Hard Chroming To The Rescue http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Blog/motorcycle-restoration/Post/rad-hard-chroming-to-the-rescue <p class="p1"><span class="s1">There is nothing more frustrating than having a client who you know you can help but their budget is just not quite going to stretch far enough.</span></p> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1">It really is VERY frustrating.</span></h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">That was the awkward dilemma faced by one of our Trade clients recently when a good client of theirs came in and needed a new set of forks for his beloved CBR900.<img style="float: right; margin: 10px;" title="1993-honda-cbr900rr-silver-black-red-7314-0" src="http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/images/1993-honda-cbr900rr-silver-black-red-7314-0.jpg" alt="1993-honda-cbr900rr-silver-black-red-7314-0" width="250" height="154" /></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Now our guy , Tony, ( not his real name by the way ) knew that a genuine set of replacement forks was going to be just north of&nbsp; 1,300 bucks&nbsp; plus they had the labour and servicing costs on top of that.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Now Tony is a good guy &hellip;a real good guy, but his old mate could not afford one shekel over 1,000 bucks.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;And our old mate Tony just didn&rsquo;t want to lose the job&hellip;&hellip;</span></p> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1">Luckily, Tony knew Mark and Ash at Rad Hard Chroming.</span></h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">So he decided to give the boys a quick call and explore his options.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The boys explained to Tony the cost advantages of Hard Chroming and repairing a set of forks and gave him a Quote that was a fraction of the cost of buying new ones, with <em>absolutely no compromise on quality or Safety.</em></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tony was immediately able to get back to his Customer with a package price that fitted perfectly into his tight budget.</span></p> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1">Happy days!!</span></h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The end result was outstanding for both Tony and the customer.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Tony not only won the job&nbsp;but gained a valuable new customer&hellip;</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The customer was absolutely raving about the quality of the re-chromed&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">forks and was really happy with the price that Tony was able to offer him.</span></p> <h3 class="p1"><span class="s1">And the CBR900??</span></h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Well its back on the road providing hours of enjoyment for its proud owner.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Rad hard Chroming are experts in the reclamation and restoration of Motorcycle forks.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">With over 10 years&rsquo; experience, Mark and Ash should be your go to Guys for everything Hard Chromed.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/Form/motorbike-chroming-brisbane"><img class="null" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="button" src="http://www.radhardchroming.com.au/images/button.png" alt="button" width="250" height="52" /></a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;Give then a call today on <strong>07 3277 0412</strong> and talk to them about how they can help you.</span></p>