Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary & the Beginning 12 Days Of Christmas ‘21

The 120 limited-edition 650 Twins reportedly sold out in less than two minutes in India and Christmas for 2021 is right around the corner and we here at AMERiders are excited. It’s Royal Enfield’s 120th anniversary, and the world’s oldest continually-operating motorcycle manufacturer continues to pull out all the stops in celebration. From limited-edition, hand-painted commemorative motorcycle helmets to the introduction of the SG650 Concept at EICMA 2021, there’s no doubt that Enfield’s been very busy behind the scenes. As always we begin our 12 days of Christmas with something unique lets start this year with unique bikes so here is the Royal Enfield 120th anniversary bike for our first one.

While the commemorative helmets (see video below) appear to only be available in the Indian market, though, Enfield thankfully made its special 120th Anniversary 650 Twins limited editions available for international fans. The deal was this: For each of four markets (India, Europe, Americas, Southeast Asia), Enfield would release exactly 120 of its 120th Anniversary 650 Twins. Just 60 limited-edition Continental GT 650s and 60 Interceptor 650s would be allotted to each market, for a total of 480 motorcycles worldwide. 

Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Helmets

According to numerous Indian motorcycle media reports, all 120 of the special 120th Anniversary 650 Twins available for sale in India sold out in just two minutes. The bikes went on sale at 7 p.m. on December 7, 2021, and didn’t even make it 10 minutes past the hour before getting snapped up.

What about the other 360 anniversary Twins, you wonder? Those numbers don’t seem to be available just yet, but as and when we know more about the other markets, we’ll be sure to tell you. 

The special 120th Anniversary color scheme is all blacked out, including the exhaust. The extremely special badge design draws direct influence from Enfield’s original 1901 Certificate of Incorporation. Additional details include gold pinstriping, a completely new design for the saddle stitching and grips, and decals both inspired by history and texturized to give the appearance of gold leaf.  

Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary Bikes

Overall, it’s a good look for the Twins, and we’d be in the mood to celebrate 120 continuous years of making bikes too, if we were Enfield. Congratulations to all the people who’ve made it possible to get this far!

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Royal Enfield 120th Anniversary & the Beginning 12 Days Of Christmas ‘21 and AMERiders is excited.

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Bunderbike’s Stratos Hb 10 H-D Breakout Is a Silent Masterpiece

Our journey through the world of Harley-Davidsons that are customized everywhere but we country took us to find a shop in Switzerland, called Bundnerbike is based. These guys have close to 200 motorcycles in their portfolio, and most of them deserve their time under the spotlight. Bunderbike’s Stratos HB 10 H-D Breakout Is a Silent Masterpiece but isn’t as low-profile as you would expect AMERiders explains.

Stratos is not necessarily the name of this particular machine, but an entire range of them styled to different needs and specifications.

This particular bike for instance is called the Stratos HB 10, and it started out life as a regular and also brand new Breakout (Harley sells those in Europe as 2021 model year). It didn’t get severely modified, but those few changes are enough to make this two-wheeler quite noticeable on the road.

And that is quite the opposite of the nickname the shop chose for it, which would be Silent Masterpiece. And that’s opposite both figuratively and literally, as neither the look of the thing, with its “restrained” paint job, nor the sound it must be made through the custom KessTech exhaust system, are things that can go unnoticed.

The connection to the ground for the custom Breakout is made by means of custom wheels of unspecified provenance, sized a massive 23 inches at the front and the usual-for-custom-Harleys 18 inches at the rear.

There aren’t all that many custom bits on the HB 10, but the Swiss shops contributed, aside from the overall vision, a good chunk of them, including the fuel tank, saddle, and fenders.

As for the cost of the build, this is Europe we’re talking about, and these guys rarely reveal such things. If interested in having such a conversion made though, the Swiss say “we would be happy to advise you,” so at least we get that.

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The One-S and S1-X Electric Scooters by Helbiz Ups the E-Scooter Game.

As far as I could remember, electric scooters were little more than fun, little runabouts designed to get you from point A to B in the simplest way possible. Little did I know that the future (which is now) would bring about e-scooters that are so full of tech, they’re better off categorized as IOT devices rather than mobility devices. This is exactly what Helbiz has done with its new range of electric scooters unveiled at EICMA 2021.

For starters, the ONE-S, which is the first shared e-scooter designed entirely in Italy, features a sleek and aerodynamic body and comes with all the safety features you’d expect to find in an entry-level motorcycle. That’s right, this stand-up e-scooter is equipped with integrated LED lights, turn signals, and a fully digital instrument panel. This electric scooter, which is intended for ride-sharing services in the near future, will surely provide exciting and enjoyable urban mobility, especially among those with a knack for all things techie. 

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Beneath the ONE-S’ sleek bodywork lies a robust aluminum frame equipped with a dual-suspension setup. Putting this speedy scooter to a stop are dual disc brakes, one on the front, and one on the back. The ONE-S rolls on puncture-proof tires, and comes with as-standard regenerative braking. It’s powered by a 500W electric motor, and is capable of tackling climbs as steep as 12-degrees of gradient.

Perhaps more impressive is the amount of technology we find in the ONE-S. It’s equipped with AI-powered PathPilot technology, which makes use of artificial intelligence and a dual-camera setup to monitor and ensure that the scooter is being ridden and parked in permitted areas. It also has the ability to automatically reduce and limit the scooter’s speed, depending on certain parameters such as the level of pedestrian traffic and current location. 

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Last but not least, Helbiz also pulled the covers off of its S1-X electric scooter, the first and only electric scooter homologated for racing use. You’ll get to see it in action in the first ever electric stand-up scooter racing series called the eSkootr Championship (eSC) in 2022. The racing series will debut in the U.S. and Europe, and will take place in racing circuits designed specifically for these high-performance electric scooters. The S1-X was designed and built by the folks at Ycom and Wiliams Advanced Engineering, and pumps out a total of 12kW, or around 16 horsepower, out of two electric motors. 

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What Harley-Davidson Makes Jason Momoa “So Stoked”? A Low Rider S!

The Aquaman actor shared a new video of his latest addition to his bike collection, and, of course, it’s a Harley-Davidson. Jason Momoa shared he’s “so stoked” about it, but he’s just as excited about any of the bikes in his collection. And can you blame him? I guess that answers our question over here at AMERiders about What Harley-Davidson Makes Jason Momoa “So Stoked”? it’s A Low Rider S of course!

At 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), Jason Momoa’s tall frame and build give him the perfect fit for a bike. And, as everyone knows, he loves everything on wheels. Be it a bike, a motorcycle, an off-roader, you name it, Jason Momoa will be crazy about it.

In a new series of Instagram videos (pictured in the gallery), the 42-year-old actor gives us a tour of a new addition to his collection: a matte black Harley-Davidson Low Rider S, which is a beauty. And it doesn’t surprise anyone to see Momoa adding yet another one to his collection. One of his hobbies, besides riding them, includes upgrading and fixing his bikes.

The first video shows the side of the motorcycle, writing “amazing” after tagging the manufacturer. He gleams as he shows the motorcycle features the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle 131 Stage IV engine. He adds: “I’m so stocked.

He then gives a small tour of the matte Harley-Davidson Low Rider S, gently caressing its frame. In a different story, he writes: “I’m home, baby,” as he shows the clean bike.

A couple of hours later, he returned online with yet another Harley-Davidson model and seemed excited to be back home.

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If you look at his collection, you’re going to find several vintage Harley-Davidson examples like the 1916 Model J, a 1936 Knucklehead, and a 1956 Panhead. But he also has some newer ones, like the 2020 Livewire, 2021 Pan American, a Chopper, a Softail Slim Bike, and a custom Vallkree Drifter Electric Motorbike.

Just like I said, it’s difficult to find a two-wheeler that Jason Momoa wouldn’t be completely crazy about. Especially if it’s a Harley-Davidson model.

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Bad Land’s Harley Davidson Kumu-Kumu Is a Serious Super Trike

If you were looking to feast your eyes upon the craziest Harley-Davidson trike conversion this weekend, look no further because you found it: it’s called Kumu-Kumu, stems from Japan, and it’s virtually brand new and is a serious super trike.

Kumu-Kumu is the work of one of the garages we have featured multiple times here on AMERiders, Japan-based Bad Land. It’s not long ago when we started talking about these guys, and we’ve already burned through close to thirty insane builds of theirs – but that means we’ve only started scratching the surface.

The trike you see here was unveiled by Bad Land last week. It’s full, and the official name is Super Trike Kumu-Kumu No. 134 because the Japanese really like long names for the things they make.

Sporting a body, not unlike the one we’ve seen last week on the White Rascal, the trike is massively impressive thanks in no small part to the extensive use of chrome on the exposed parts, and the massive rear wheels that look a hell of a lot better than similar hardware does on cars.

Upfront, a Performance Machine Hooligan wheel, 23-inches in size, is a clear indication of the beast attached behind it. The wheel is tied to the body by means of an Arlen Ness fork leg and rocks Brembo braking hardware.

The parts made in the Bad Land shop and fitted on the build include the headlight and handlebar upfront, the air cleaner and fuel tank, the three fenders that go over the wheels, and last but not least, the exhaust system linked to the otherwise stock engine.

A bunch of other parts suppliers played their part, with Ken’s Factory being responsible for the mirrors and grip, a number of covers, and the footpeg. Kellerman was chosen for the LED turn signals.

The Kumu-Kumu has an aura of mystery around it, and that pertains mostly to how much it cost to put together because, as usual, Bad Land does not say anything about price.

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

We hope that your Thanksgiving is a great one today and that it is filled with joy and happiness. We are thankful for all of our loyal readers and customers and look forward to sharing many more Thanksgiving with you. So make sure you eat your fill of Turkey and Stuffing, Or Ham if that is your preference gather around your families and let them know how thankful you are for them.

These past couple of years have been hard on all of us so those of us that can travel and have Thanksgiving with our families, please be careful in doing so.

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

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Harley Davidson Is a Dynasty and This Motorcycle Shows It.

Born in 1903 and still around, Harley-Davidson is one of the few, car or motorcycle companies to have survived both the torments of the nascent industry and also the political, economical and even natural factors that have shaped the 20th century. What Harley did not become over the years is a dynasty, in the sense that, no matter how much one tries, it’s very hard to find continuity in ideas, direction, products, or management. Harley Davidson Is a Dynasty and This Motorcycle Shows It, AMERiders explains.

For what it’s worth, Harley seems to have rolled with the punches instead of setting its own pace, like a true dynasty would have done. Because of that, it made, many times, decisions that didn’t sit well with the customers but, by some miracle, didn’t send it into the ground either.

Loathed or loved, Harley-Davidson however continues to remain one of the largest names on the market and an absolute favorite of the custom industry that seems to not get enough of their models.

The above rant about a dynastic Harley was caused by exactly such a custom build, a former Dyna that got transformed into something called Dynasty by a Japanese shop going by the name Bad Land. Fittingly, one must say, given how Japan is home to the oldest uninterrupted hereditary monarchy in the world.

Wearing black from head to toe, the Dyna looks like royalty. It rides on proudly, Rick’s Motorcycles wheels, equally sized front and rear at 21 inches supported at the front by a fork supplied by Satsuma Engineering.

Bad Land came up with the overall idea for the build but is also responsible for making, in-house, things like the fenders, handlebar, side panels, and front spoiler. The shop also modified the frame and added mechanical enhancements in the form of a new exhaust system, a swingarm, and a new fuel tank. Performance Machine (front control), Ken’s Factory (headlight), or motogadget (speedometer) are also featured on the build.

Bad Land does not say how much it cost to put this thing together, but given how it was completed in 2017, that price might very well be irrelevant by now.

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Triumph brings out the 007 Bond edition Tiger 900 in No Time To Die

Daniel Craig reprised his role as James Bond for the fifth and final time in No Time To Die when it was released in theaters on October 8, 2021. From jumping a Montesa Cota 4RT between boats in Quantum of Solace to ripping a Honda CRF250R through a Turkish Bazaar in Skyfall, Craig’s 007 is no stranger to two-wheeled chases.

However, the 25th installation in the long-running series returns Bond to his British roots with the inclusion of Triumph’s Scrambler 1200 and the Tiger 900. Introduced in May 2021, the Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition celebrated the latest Bond film despite the COVID-19 health crisis pushing the release date to November 2020. Of course, the ongoing pandemic forced MGM and Universal to delay distribution even further, finally landing on October 8, 2021.

Triumph is honored No Time To Die yet again with the Tiger 900 Bond Edition. Based on the Tiger 900 Rally Pro, the limited-edition ADV still features Hinckley’s innovative 900cc, T-Plane triple good for 94 horsepower and 64 lb-ft of torque. However, the Bond Edition also favors a clandestine Matt Sapphire Black paint scheme along with gold accents and graphics to add some 007 flair.

In addition to the matte black livery, the brand coats the frame, headlight finishers, side panels, sump guard, pillion footrest hangers, auxiliary lamp shrouds, and engine guards in stealthy black as well. Adding an air of sophistication, the billet machined handlebar clamp displays each bike’s unit number among the 250 limited-edition Tigers.

The Bond Edition isn’t just easy on the eyes though. Triumph includes a premium Arrow Silencer for more grunt and throws in a set of Michelin Anakee Wild tires (along with factory-fitted Bridgestone Battlax tires) for extra grip off-road. A heated rider and pillion seat complete with Bond Edition branding comes standard on the special-edition ADV while a custom 007 TFT screen animation welcomes the rider upon each startup.

While Triumph hasn’t unveiled pricing or availability just yet, each Tiger 900 Bond Edition will come with a signed certificate of authenticity.

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Rod Squad Brings a True Leader of the Pack with their Alpha Dog Bike

Rod Squad is one of those many German motorcycle custom shops that like to spare no expense when it comes to reshaping Harley-Davidsons. Imaginative and talented like all others in their trade, the guys that make up this garage brag with having over 20 projects in their portfolio already, all unique machines with names to match their mean, new looks. However, Rod Squad does Bring a True Leader of the Pack with this Harley-Davidson Alpha Dog, AMERiders explains.

Not long ago, we’ve had our first look at their work with the Ragnarok, a V-Rod transformed into an extreme two-wheeler. The Alpha Dog, as the bike we have here is called, comes from the same, now-defunct American muscle bike family, and shows how the leader of a powerful pack of monsters like these should look like.

Wearing body armor in grey matt and rims in candy red with pearl effect, the bike is the perfect testimony that Americans sure know how to build them, and Germans how to covert them.

The motorcycle went through the usual transformation, including a front fork lowering process and the fitting of an Arnott air suspension that make it look closer to the ground than stock. It still holds the stock engine in the frame, modified only with the addition of a K&N air filter and a BSL exhaust system, a powerplant that spins custom wheels front and back. Both these pieces rest under carbon-clad, modified fenders.

Aside from K&N and BSL, a host of other suppliers had their say in how the build was completed. Kellermann is responsible for the turn signals, Thunderbike made the footrest, and Galfer the brake discs, among others contributing to making this build unique.

As we’re used to when it comes to German-made custom motorcycles, we are not being told how this thing cost to put together but it stands as proof, if more proof was needed, that Germans sure do know how to re-make them.

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This Lotus Flower Isn’t What You’d Expect It to Be, It’s Still Sacred-Looking

In two of the world’s most important religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, the lotus flower, or nelumbo Nucifera by its scientific name, is one of the most important symbols. It stands for the path toward spiritual awakening and enlightenment, whereas for the ancient Egyptians, who also cherished it, it was the symbol of the path to be taken to rebirth after death. This Lotus isn’t what you’d expect it to be, but it is still sacred-looking AMERiders explains.

For a Japanese motorcycle shop that goes by the name Bad Land, the term stands for one insane custom build based on a 2010 Dyna. That would be an example of a family born in the 1990s as a new platform for the Evolution engine, one that has been around until recent times, being discontinued in 2018.

Unlike the flower, it has nothing enlightening about it but still looks sacred in the shades of black that usually dress the contraptions made by this garage.

As usual, we’re faced with a collection of custom parts supplied by a number of big names in the industry, beautifully knitted together by Bad Land’s talented hands. The Japanese themselves contributed tons of bits and pieces, from the wheels to exhaust, but Arlen Ness (mirrors and grips) or mortgaged (speedometer) are featured as well.

The bike retains the stock engine of the Dyna, on top of which a Bad Land-made exhaust and Arlen Ness air cleaner were slapped. The engine spins in-house brewed wheels, sized 21 inches front and 18 inches rear, housed under equally original fenders.

The large fuel tank on which the words Holly Lotus are painted in white is also of Bad Land make, a one-off piece, we’re told.

What we’re not being told is the price of the build, but that’s how this shop usually rolls when it comes to letting people know about costs, so no surprise about that.

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AMERiders explains how this Lotus Flower Isn’t What You’d Expect It to Be, but It’s Still Sacred-Looking.

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