Showcasing 4 cool motorbikes that we’d love to own in 2012. Mind you, you’ll need deep pockets to buy one, not forgetting the cost of bike insurance for the privilege to own one of these bad boys!
1. Confederate X132 Hellcat Motorbike
Named after the famed F6F Hellcat fighter plane of WWII, the Confederate X132 Hellcat Motorbike is a fighter in its own way. This third-generation two-wheeled ride is built using the highest quality components possible, from its billet aluminum case to its carbon fiber wheels, all of which are hidden in plain sight thanks to the X132’s unique au naturale design that showcases craftsmanship over fancy bodywork. Available for pre-order now for delivery in the first half of next year and costing a cool $45,000.
2. Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special Motorbike
This special edition sport bike features a blacked-out 1250cc V-Twin Revolution engine good for 125 hp, blacked-out cast aluminum wheels, a double-barrel exhaust with brushed-finish dual mufflers, blacked-out end caps and exhaust shields, Brembo brakes, a blacked-out low-rise handlebar, an ultra-fat 240mm rear tire, a slimmed down fastback tail section with LED tail lamp, a — what else — matte black paint finish, and blacked out forks, triple clamps, and swingarm. Great for discrete cruising after dark, not so great for avoiding attention at the beach. Costing $15,300 and up, we’d love to own one of these bad boys!
3. Ducati Streetfighter 848 Motorbike
Powered by a new 848 Testastretta 11° engine and sporting Ducati Traction Control, the 848 has been designed with ergonomics and user-friendliness in mind, making it as suitable for everyday commutes as it is for high speedsters.
4. Akrapovic Morsus (Marcus Fenix’s Motorbike)
Saving the best bike till last say hello to ‘Morsus’, a unique custom machine built for aftermarket exhaust giant Akrapovic. Akrapovic has always been authority on exhaust systems, whether its with cars or motorbikes.
With a cool attention-grabbing design that features, among other things, teardrop mirrors, 3D triple trees, and 26″ carbon wheels, this bike is probably top of our most wanted list. Add that with a drivetrain that carries a 1,852 cc S&S motor with Akrapovic’s modified exhaust pipe and you have a beautiful chopper that boasts of 114 horsepower.
With a motorbike like this, it should be a hot seller in the market, right? Unfortunately, despite its awesomeness, there’s still a catch – and a pretty big one at that: it’s not for sale. Having said that, you can still keep tabs on this custom chopper as it participates in a variety of custom-oriented events for the year. It’s not as good as owning one, but hey, it’s still something to look forward to.