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)
Words: Dave M Pics: Julian Hunt
Old bikes are treated with kid gloves and kept in museums, right? Never used properly, always pampered and polished and never ridden as intended?... Er, no.
Once a year, the world-famous drag strip of Santa Pod – Europe’s fastest, longest-lived and most popular drag racing venue – shakes to the sounds of Dragstalgia. The event is all about historic quarter mile race vehicles, of all kinds. So, aside from monster-engined cars and nitro-snorting ‘slingshot’ beasts, there’s an ever-increasing number of very interesting (and very fast) classic bikes too.
WWB test ride KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT
You're probably wondering, why the f*ck do Worldwide Bomber Magazine want to test a touring adventure bike?
Well, in the Bomber office, we've talked a lot about who it is who feels like they need to own this kind of bike, and whether you can use them in any other way than just riding across Europe with a fat lady on the pillion seat? Are they made just for bikers over sixty years of age who don´t have any real life left? Even though we're not huge fans of this kind of high-front-screen bike, we know that they have sold really well for the past few years. So, we figured, there are enough reasons to test this kind of bike, to see if all the cliches are true or false. So, as we like the colour orange, we chose the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT.
New World Order
Words: Dave M pics: Seb Seebacher
Quite astoundingly, there are still a great number of people who believe that the only custom motorcycles being built in the good ol' US of A are either massive capacity air-cooled vee twins of domestic origin, or Japanese sportsbikes slung lower than a snake's belly and with a back tyre fatter than both of Kim Kardasian's arse cheeks put together.
But, quite frankly, that is an opinion that is so outdated that it can be found in the Old Testament. The truth is that the custom bikes being built in America are actually as varied as in any other country on this little blue planet of ours – choppers, street racers, flat-trackers, lowriders, diggers, bobbers, cafe racers, supermotos and, yes, even streetfighters are being created in sheds, garages and workshops throughout the fifty states.