Sunday, May 1, 2016

'Super Hooligan' Flat Track Races :: Austin, TX

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2016/05/super-hooligan-flat-track-races-austin.html

The year the Super Hooligan races in Austin, TX added additional excitement to an already adrenaline-packed weekend. Set up across the street from Revival Cycle's Handbuilt Motorcycle Show which also happens to be during MotoGP weekend, there is never a more moto-hungry crowd in ATX. The streets and bars are jam-packed with race fans, custom builders and hooligans throughout the weekend and the Super Hooligan brings the action right into downtown Austin. 


Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Handbuilt Show 2016

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-handbuilt-show-2016.html

This year’s Handbuillt Show was definitely one for the record books. The crew at Revival Cycles pulled it off again with their 3rd annual show. As expected, over 100 bikes ranging from beautiful restorations, choppers, trackers, cafes, scramblers and full customs. On the lawn beside the show, the Wall of Death crew was doing shows on the hour. If you didn’t make it this year, it should be on your must see for next year.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

7½ Sportiva by Radical Ducati


It's safe to say that Radical Ducati is, well, was a favorite builder around the Bullitt garage and I have to say I was shocked to find out that we had never featured the 7 ½ Sportiva by the Spanish garage. I went to look it up on the blog here to show to a buddy and couldn't believe we hadn't featured it. Sure, we shared a picture of it when Radical Ducati closed their doors but this one is deserves its own feature.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How to ride...Bitches

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2016/04/how-to-ride-bitches-video.html

Last year, we shared the video explanation of How to Ride Bitch, which was a complete guide to male-on-male riding. Now take a look at the image above and ask yourself, "How do you ride...Bitches?" Odds are, we're in for a girl-on-girl motorcycling treat, but I guess we'll just have to watch the video below to find out!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

New Bullitt build :: To hack or not to hack?



So, I've wanted a Ducati SportClassic for years...well, since they first came out in 2006. The OG Bullitt is gone, as is the Bullitt SP. A little extra room in the garage and a little extra funds in the moto account and boom, a new GT1000 is sitting at my front door. I bought it across the country and had a reliable friend and mechanic give it his blessing before I pulled the trigger. It wasn't until it got here, that I realized just how clean and unmolested it was.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mike Hailwood Limited-Edition Ducati Scrambler



Ducati Thailand has put our a number of handsome customs to date and they're at it again, this time with a pretty cool, and very limited-edition Mike Hailwood-inspired Ducati Scrambler. This exclusive Ducati Scrambler Special Edition Mike Hailwood is inspired by the Ducati 900SS that Mike Hailwood rode to victory during his legendary Isle of Man comeback in 1978, eleven years after his retirement from motorcycle racing. 


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Triumph desert-sled doomsday concepts by Ziggy Moto

If the zombie apocalypse does in fact come, you're gonna need the right bike. If you already have the Survival Bike by Motoped, or want something faster, Ziggy Moto has come up with some pretty slick mock ups using that we feel might do the trick. These things somehow look lean and mean, yet beefy and tough at the same time.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Triumph Speed Triple Cafe Racer Concept by Jakusa Design


Triumph's Speed Triple has been one of the long standing naked thats paved the way for many a streetfighter to come. Many absolutely love this machine but one rather objective aspect of the bike has always been its dual headlights.  With most people it's love or hate, and I typically side with the latter. Personally, I just never fell for them, but maybe that's just me...

Friday, March 11, 2016

Earle Motors's Hyper Hooligans

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2016/03/earle-motorss-hyper-hooligans.html

Earle Motors got us drooling earlier today with shots of their newest Hyper Hooligans. We pose to you a simple, yet difficult question; "Red or white?" Which would you choose?


Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Suited Racer

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-suited-racer.html

When we came across Lando Griffin, aka The Suited Racer, we were sold instantly. There's a good chance that sexy Ducati Sport Classic 1000S pictured here may have had some initial influence, but upon deeper inspection, we were even more impressed. The Suited Racer theme is pretty straightforward; Griffin reviews a bike and a suit each bi-weekly, "for your daily mental breaks".

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Snap-On Front LED Turn Signals by New Rage Cycles


Have a mild hatred for bulky blinkers, we're constantly on the lookout for minimalist solutions. New Rage Cycles offers a pretty discreet kit, with their Snap-On Front LED Turn Signals. They're CNC machined from polycarbonate and, you guessed it, snap directly onto a range of fork tubes sizes for a pretty low-pro look. Not being fully satisfied there, we opted to murder them out for an more inconspicuous look.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Extreme tail envy via Kiddo Motors



We can't seem to get enough of this tail from Kiddo Motors. Maybe it's the totally custom mono-shock conversion done, or that clean tail loop and handsome leather seat. Or maybe it's the little GP-style can and FCR carbs? How about the killer shot below with the vintage plane flying by? Not really sure it matters, we just know we want to see more of this bike!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Peace Sixty2" by Mr. Martini

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2016/02/peace-sixty2-by-mr-martini.html

The Scrambler Ducati crew recently announced a new addition to their ever expanding line at EICMA last November, when they debuted their new 400cc "Sixty2" model. It didn't take long for them to get a few bikes into the hands of some of their favorite builders. While all were all pretty cool in their own right,  there was one in particular that really caught our eye; the "Peace Sixty2" pictured here, built by Mr. Martini of Verona, Italy.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Adventure awaits...

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2016/01/adventure-awaits.html

Just a little weekend inspiration for you... It's east to get caught up in the grind, but stumbling across adventurer and co-founder of Kwepunha Surf Lodge in West Africa Daniel Hopkins' Instagram feed, we've been inspired to quit our jobs, sell everything and set off into the sunset with only the bare essentials in search of adventure. Who's coming with us?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Bullitt OG takes 3rd in Pipeburn's 2015 Bike of the Year top 10

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2016/01/bullitt-og-takes-3rd-on-pipeburn.html

We were more than honored to be featured on Pipeburn last August but were absolutely blown away to learn that our very own Bullitt OG took the No. 3 spot on their '2015 Bike of the Year' Awards. In order to determine results, the Pipburn crew revisited every bike they shared throughout the year (approximately 180 posts) to count and re-read comments, tally Facebook likes and whip out their trusty "awesome-o-meter" to come up with their top 10 bikes for 2015. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Ducati draXter concept



The Ducati brand has virtually always been synonymous with high-performance sport bikes. Last year they took a big turn with their Scrambler line, opening themselves to a new audience and a new way of thinking. A little less focus on hp and torque, and a little more focus on riding for the sheer enjoyment of riding. This year Ducati is going yet another direction, entering the cruiser market with their new XDiavel. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Triumph Rocket III - Cheeky commercial


It's easy for advertisers to take themselves, and their products, too seriously at times. On the contrary, when advertisers try to get too loose, it usually comes of awkward and contrived. Every now and then a brand gets it right, and in this 2007 video promoting the Triumph Rocket III, we think is one of those cases. Sure, it's a bit cheesy, and...British, but still fun.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Bikes & Bikinis

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2016/01/bikes-bikinis.html

You really can't go wrong with bikini clad girls and motorcycles - especially when both the models and the bikes are stunners. A few years back, Southern California lifestyle brand Tavik did a photoshoot with Jason Lee Parry that we featured with a sexy girl hitching a ride with biker on an old chopper. They're back at it again, this time with photographer Jose Gallina and a shiny new MV Agusta. Not much more to be said here, just sit back, relax and enjoy the photos.


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Triumph by the sea

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2015/12/triumph-by-sea.html

There's no doubt we still miss having the Bullitt OG around and were definitely sad to see her go. We had lots of fun with her over the years; plenty of late nights and bloody knuckles wrenching and no shortage of good rides and good times with her too! As we prepped her ready for sale a few months back, we took her out for one last joy ride through the Santa Cruz mountains, cruised the coastline and even stopped for a few photos. Now that our beloved Bullitt OG is gone, at least we have these photos to look back and remember our last great ride together!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2015/12/ducati-scrambler-italia-independent.html

The Ducati Scrambler has been a major success for Ducati since it was introduced at the tail end of 2014. When the new line was first introduced, there were four versions available; the Icon, Classic, Urban Enduro and Full Throttle that all shared the same basic platform but had different aesthetics. For 2016, the Bologna boys widened the range, introducing a smaller version, the Sixty2, that features a 400cc motor and a slightly lower seat. They also introduced a 'Flat Track Pro' variation of their Full Throttle with a little more 'tracker' feel. While all of the new bikes are cool in their own right, we're here today to share with you the new limited-edition Italia Independent bike.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Skully AR-1 :: First Impression

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2015/12/skully-ar-1-first-impression_15.html

We recently got the opportunity to spend a little time with the Skully AR-1 HUD helmet. No, we're not one of the lucky first few who are taking delivery of their new lids this week, but nevertheless, we jumped at the opportunity to play around with the smart helmet and see what all the fuss is about.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Ducati 900 MH repli-racer by Back to Classics



Netherlands-based father and son duo Harm and Harné of Back to Classics have created a truly lustworthy Mike Hailwood replica race bike. Harm and Harné's mission is to keep the Ducati heritage alive and to restore these great bikes to the standard they deserve. They claim to experts on bevel drive Ducatis, and they don't seem to be kidding! 


Monday, December 7, 2015

Moto babe Monday via Joshua Hanford

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2015/12/moto-babe-monday-via-joshua-hanford.html

In our unrelenting quest for new content, we recently discovered some great work by Detroit-based photographer Joshua Hanford - particular these two moto babes - we had to share. 


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Deus Ex Machina Yard Built XV950 ‘D-Side’

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2015/12/deus-ex-machina-xv950-d-side.html#more

Being raised in California with a surfboard under our arm, combining our love for motorcycles and surfing is something near and dear to our hearts. The Deus Ex Machina crew has been combining sexy cafe-esque builds with surf racks for some time, but mostly through their Ozzie and Bali locations. Leave it to the Italians to take it a sophisticated step further with this handsome little gem dubbed the "D-Side".

Saturday, November 28, 2015

2016 Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R


Triumph seems to have been sitting on their hands for some time and it's no question they were long overdue for a refresh to their modern classic line. Well, Triumph enthusiasts, you're in luck and unless you've been sleeping under a rock, you'd know by now that the entire line is getting an upgrade for 2016.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fat Tracker TW200 by Wolf Moto


Not going to lie, I haven't given much thought to a TW200 in years but after seeing Wolf Moto's TW200 on Bike EXIF, I couldn't stop thinking about one. Growing up on dirtbikes, I've ridden a TW200 here and there but never had a very memorable ride on one. I never thought of it as much more than a fat-tire starter bike, but then again, I hadn't seen this build.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Watch BJ Baldwin jump his 800hp Trophy Truck like a dirtbike


Every now and then we share something completely non-moto and today just so happens to be one of those days. After watching BJ Baldwin's Recoil 3 'Sasquatch Hunter' over and over again I felt it might be worth a share here. Being a fan of Baja truck and prerunners for years, I'm constantly blown away by how far modern trophy trucks have come.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Yamaha Street Tracker FZ-09 Teaser by Roland Sands Design


Yamaha has recently teased a new flat track-inspired concept based on their FZ-09. This is the second teaser in their Faster Sons series, this time with a bike built (and ridden) by Roland Sands complete with cameo by legendary flat tracker, Kenny Roberts. After watching the teaser video below, it's clear that I need a little seat time myself!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bullitt XS :: Tank Options

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2015/11/bullitt-xs-tank-options.html

Jeremy has been mocking up both of his tanks on the Bullitt XS. While we almost always would prefer raw tanks, it's hard to argue that the super clean maroon tank does look pretty slick. They both work, and they both totally change the look and feel of the bike.

What do you think; maroon (above) or raw (below)?


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lumenus LED-Lit Wearable Tech Could Save Lives


Being seen on the road is something pretty important to us motorcyclists, especially when commuting. Most hi-vis gear still leaves a lot to be desired in the fashion department but can be one of our best lines of defense out on the open road. There are other options out there like headlight modulators, auxiliary running lights and so on but let's face it, we're still pretty invisible to cagers.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Things That Can Kill You :: Death Spray Custom



These days it's hard to find a successful artist without an ego of some sort. Often, not too far behind success and notoriety comes a black cloud of doucheyness. Perhaps this is exactly why I was so taken in by the short documentary 'Things That Can Kill You' about the British artist Death Spray Custom. Death Spray Custom or DCS is a London-based artist that puts out some amazing tongue-in-cheek art in an otherwise all too serious world. I've been a fan of his work since 2010, sharing work like his Triumph TR25 Scrambler or Black Polygon, a radically painted Ducati Desmosedici RR, but after hearing him talk about his laid-back approach to his art, I knew I liked him even more!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

$h*t Sportbike Owners Say

http://thebullitt.blogspot.com/2015/10/shit-sportbike-owners-say.html

Every sport and every hobby has its share of funny terminology. Surfers are constantly getting a bad rap for their unique vocabulary, but let's face it, when we've got dudes like this surfer bro making the evening news, those prototypes will continue. Motorcyclists, and particularly sportbike riders, are in similar company. Most of us are (relatively) normal but there is a small percentage of guys and gals that take it way too far.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Moto Art :: Christopher Myott x Walt Siegl


New Hampshire-based Christopher Myott is a passionate motorcyclist and artist. He also happens to be located just 15 minutes away from custom builder Walt Siegl. We’re definitely big fans of Walt’s Leggero Series custom Ducati cafe racers and it turns out Myott is too! Fortunately for us, and all lovers of Walt's work, Myott has created a series of painting based on the WSM customs that are as unique as the bikes themselves.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Honda's killer stop-motion ad "Paper"


These days, it's hard to tell what's real and fake in advertising. I swear that damn e*trade baby had us fooled at first! In our world of ever increasing photoshopped models and CGI-enhanced ads, it's refreshing to see things still done by hand. The same way we appreciate a builder who hand-builds his own tank or the guy who builds a new swingarm from scratch, we definitely dig Honda's new ad "Paper".

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R Unveiled


Ducati has just unveiled their fastest, highest-spec Monster ever, the 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R. Powered by a 160 Hp R engine and equipped with a track-ready R chassis and superbike-derived components like Öhlins suspension, front and rear, and forged aluminum Marchesini wheels, this is one mean Monster! 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Walt Seigel Motorcycles Leggero series Ducati racers


Walt Siegel is a master at building bespoke Ducati racers. We love just about all of his bikes and still love his Puma cafe racer build we featured a while back. Walt has built a stable of custom Ducatis dubbed "Leggeros" and will make them to your custom specifications. He now also sells the parts separately, so guys like you and I could feasibly build our own, but they still won't come cheap. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

For Sale :: Custom Triumph Thruxton by BA Moto


Our friends at BA Moto have their fully custom 2007 Triumph Thruxton up for sale. According to them, there hasn't been a part on the bike they haven't touch, massaged, or polished aside from tearing into the engine. We've seen the bike in person and it's even more impressive 'in the flesh'. It's is for sale now, available on ebay. Do yourself a favor and go bid on this one!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bullitt XS :: Almost there



It's definitely been a while since we've posted anything on the ol' Bullitt XS. You may or may not recall that this is a build by a good friend of The Bullitt, Jeremy Moultrup. He's been a little preoccupied with another build - we'll get to that another time - but we've been doing our best to kick him in the shins for an update. Well, we've finally got a little info and a couple pics showing some exciting progress.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2015


We're big fans of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride and are excited for another great ride this year, and even more excited about the money we will all raise towards prostate cancer research. In 2014, over 20,000 participants in 257 cities in 58 countries raised over $1.5 million (USD) for prostate cancer research. This year, our fundraising goal for 2015 is $3 million (USD) and together we can make it happen!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Bullitt OG x Richard Le Photo


We were stoked to stumble across photographer Richard Le's work and were even more pumped when he agreed to shoot our custom Triumph, the Bullitt OG. Richard does the bulk of his work with cars and this was actually only the second bike he's shot before. Judging from these killer photos, it seems pretty clear that he's having no problems adjusting to shooting bikes.

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