10 Motorcycles To Make You A Man
There is something about a motorcycle that is fundamentally manly. Even if thereís a woman on the bike (for the picture obviously) the beast beneath always shines through. If you donít own a motorcycle, you want one. If you do own a motorcycle, you want more. No amount of crashes, kids, or horror stories will dissuade men from their love of an engine strapped to two wheels. These bikes donít just put the wind in your hair and a hottie in your lap, theyíre a direct line to your testosterone and adrenaline.
#1.Robb Handcrafted Cycles Harley
There are only really two types of motorcycle custom shops in the world Ė the ones that customize Harleys and the ones that do it wrong. What do you get when you cross the engine from a 67 Harley, Ducati forks, and carbon fiber? Perfection in motorcycle form. Australian builder god Dylan Robb built this bike over an eight month period in his shed with almost no tools. In our opinion, itís more impressive than building a suit of armor in a cave from a box of scraps Ė and not just because itís real.
#2.Deus Grievous Angel
At $24,000 the Deus Grievous Angel is more expensive than every car youíre going to own until your 40. It also looks better. With a profile like that, weíre not even going to contest the Deus Ex Machina name. It really does look like god from the machine. If god was for sale for $24,000.
#3.MV Agusta F4CC
MV Agusta dominated World Championships for over 20 years. The fact that theyíre the motorcycle equivalent of Ferrari is enough reason to own one of their bikes, but this particular bike is special. Claudio Castiglioni (the big boss at MV Agusta) used all the resources at his disposal and made his dream bike a reality. When youíre individually creating every part and hitting 195mph no one is going to care about your abuse of company resources.
Gasoline? The Verti GO donít need no stinking gasoline. Outside of the Tesla Roadster, this is the first electric vehicle we can definitively say we would happily sign our life away to own. We will miss the smell of gasoline and the sound of a throaty engine, but the torques provided by an electric motor may just rip those feelings out of us.
World War II era bike meets crazy steampunk retro future. Recipe for disaster or success? If Belarus based Yuri Shif is behind it, itís a recipe for pure excellence. Normally we wouldnít support anything that comes in ďcream,Ē but add enough metal, rubber, and gasoline and even a manís mind can be changed.
#6.IZH 2012 Hybrid
If she wonít get off your ass about buying a bike, the IZH 2012 Hybrid from Igor Chak is your best option for freedom on two wheels (outside of divorce, obviously). Itís got dual airbags and crumple zones to soften the blow in the inevitable crash. Not only that, all the wiring is built into the frame and the camera in front overlays information with GPS for augmented reality navigation. Itís like riding a video game. Did we mention that IZH is most famous for being the manufacturer of the AK-47?
#7.Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Thereís nothing to say about the Triumph Rocket III Roadster that hasnít been said before, but hereís food for thought. At $18000, 2.3L, 146bhp, and 163ft-lb of torque itís bigger and more badass than every part of that new Honda Civic youíre thinking about buying.
Thatís right, this crazy looking motorcycle was made by the same company that made a folding machine gun. Does it look like a machine sent from the future to murder your unborn children? Yes, yes it does. The only thing we want to know is where we sign and whether or not the folding gun comes with it or we have to buy it separately.
#9.McDeeb Clubman 500 Superlight
The last time manliness was this affordable was when you went to the ďbarĒ for $1 dances. And none of those offerings were anywhere near as gorgeous as this bike from McDeeb. Itís a Classic Farm Royal Enfield custom that youíre going to have to do it yourself until a US importer gets on the ball.
#10.Ducati Streetfighter S
Look at it. It looks like the love child of a Transformer and a fighter jet. Itís a Ducati and you know you want it. Unlike some of the other bikes that you will never be able to touch (let alone ride) this one can be yours, right now, for a measly $19,000. Do you really want to be responsible and buy a sedan, or do you want to own a fighter jet on wheels?