At the 2008 Bomber Weekend - the Finnish streetfighter and stuntrider festival - Isto Ikonen was asked to ride his friend's moped at drag race. The original rider had to cancel, since there was some domestic issues concerning safety of this particular contest. If that all sounds a bit lame, you need to know that the moped in question was a bit extraordinary… It was a small wheeled Solifer-Suzuki R50, fitted with a Yamaha 1000cc 4-cylinder engine. Isto had no nagging vixens at home, so off he went. His 1/8 mile time was a rather poor 14.43, with only a 89mph top speed, due to the extremely short gear ratio. But the idea of a better crazy-ass drag race moped was instantly set into Isto’s mind.Write comment (0 Comments)
Behind The Billet Curtain
Words: Dave M Pics: Customfighters Russia
Given the name of our little online motorcycle magazine, it’s pretty obvious that we like to try and cater for our readers by featuring performance custom bikes from as many places around our little globe as we possibly can.Write comment (0 Comments)
Words & pics: Mark Boxer
What goes up must come down... yes.
Well, when it comes to gearboxes, in addition ot the ratios going up and down, there's also the issue of what goes in, must come out. And getting bee-haitch-pee from the crank into and out of the transmission - with minimal power loss and at the greatest of ease - is what Nova Racing are the experts at.
FIGHTER DAY X
Indonesian Fighter Day 2016
Words: Dave M Pics: BaseCamp Utara
We’ve shown you, in a previous issue of WWB, just how radical the customised streetbikes of Indonesia can be, and how they’re seemingly influenced by the styling of German streetfighters. But, up until now, we haven’t touched on the social side of Indonesian bike life...Write comment (0 Comments)