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A New American Classic: The Halcyon 50 from Janus Motorcycles

Posted August 1st, 2013 by Design-Engine

The attraction to vintage is about more than just the past; it’s about embracing history as we look to the future. Creating a new breed of iconic out of their shop in Indiana, Richard Worsham and Devin Biek of Janus Motorcycles have captured the essence of vintage with the Halcyon 50. A moped enthusiast, Biek […]

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Barber Motorcycle Museum

Posted August 1st, 2003 by Design-Engine

The Barber Motorsports Motorcycle Museum Leeds, AL. When a designer or engineer thinks of a Museum we think of MOMA or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Or perhaps we think of the Museum of Science and Industry? Probably the last thing that comes to mind is a motorcycle museum. This Summer I took several weeks […]

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Repsol Honda Team Releases 2013 RC213V MotoGP Racing Bike

Posted February 6th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Leaders in racing technology, Honda launched its 2013 RC213V livery model at Campus Repsol recently in Madrid. Created for the Spanish driving duo Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez, the newest 2013 Honda Repsol will compete in 18 races in the 2013 MotoGP, beginning its pre-season April 8 in Qatar. Repsol Honda Team, created in 1955, […]

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GSXR 600 Design-Engine’s New Logo & Vinyl Graphics

Posted May 3rd, 2012 by Design-Engine

Design-Engine has a new logo in an effort to bring all the Design-Engine sites together. As we continue to grow, it becomes more and more important that Design-Engine markets itself appropriately. The thinking behind the design of our new logo was that we wanted it to be versatile to all the different industries that Design-Engine […]

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Events

Progressive International Motorcycle Show 2013

Posted February 18th, 2013 by Design-Engine

The Progressive International Motorcycle show was held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. It featured: MOTOGP Experience Celebrity appearances J&P Cycles ultimate builder custon bike show – Featuring the world’s leading customized bikes and offering the largest prize purse of any builder competition on earth, the progressive open road experience the Podium […]

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Tips for Avoiding Blisters and Developing Healthy Calluses for Motorcyclists

Posted March 19th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Bart’s Blister from a hard day of riding snowmobiles. Avoid Blisters! Develop Calluses! Maintaining healthy hands for riding is key if you want a productive summer. Some of the most common problems motorcycle riders have are preventing the development of unwanted blisters and building calluses. Many people overlook the fact that hand health is important […]

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3,587.1 Miles Traveled On A Gallon Of Gasoline At This Year’s Eco-Marathon

Posted May 2nd, 2013 by Design-Engine

Dominating at this year’s Eco-Marathon Americas, Canadian team Alerion Supermileage from Laval University showed the world what is possible for the future of fuel efficiency as their prototype CT2.0 traveled 3,587.1 miles on a gallon of gasoline. Beginning their worldwide event in Houston Texas, Shell’s Annual Eco-Marathon gives high school and college students from across […]

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Lightning Strikes Again: Fastest Electric Racing Bike to Hit the Streets

Posted September 14th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Electric Racing Bike Zero and Brammo are the two names that have already established themselves over the past few years in the fairly new and evolving field of Electric Racing Motorcycles. Both have emerged as leaders in the industry. Now, Lightning, a name which has earned reputation on the track for numerous first place and […]

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Road America Double Header Weekend

Posted July 8th, 2015 by Design-Engine

roadamerica04 Design Engine’s Race Team Leader, Brian Kolasa, likes to ultrasonically clean the brake calipers and rebuild those between every race weekend. He was unable to do that this past week because we purchased a Kawasaki ZX6 from Mark Rhoades, sight unseen. It was at Farrell Performance Racing getting an engine refresh. We were hoping […]

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Motorcycle Show 2012

Posted February 13th, 2012 by Design-Engine

At this years 2012 Motorcyle Show, in Rosemont, IL, lots of sport bikes have traction control standard, including the Kawasaki ZX10R, Ducati 1199 Panigale S, Yamaha R1, and the BMW S1000RR. Two additional bikes stood out for having wheelie control and launch control. One of those bikes is the Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE. It […]

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The Story of The RYNO Electric Microcycle – In The Inventor’s Own Words

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Design-Engine

Six years ago, Portland-based engineer Chris Hoffmann was driving with his 13-year-old daughter Lauren to go fishing. On the journey, out of the silence, Lauren said, “Daddy, I’ve been thinking about this one-wheeled motorcycle I saw in a video game. Could you actually build something like that?” What happened next changed his life. In the next […]

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The Farm: A Race Season Finale

Posted September 28th, 2015 by Design-Engine

A Last weekend in 2015 at the Farm: Race Season Finale The Design Engine Racing Team, this past weekend at BlackHawk Farms Raceway, clinched five Series class titles. The championships were won in the Midwest region of Champion Cup Series (CCS) in all expert middleweight and heavyweight classes. The team overcame many obstacles and problems this […]

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Road Racing Track Maps

Posted April 23rd, 2017 by Design-Engine

Here we will post a wide variety of track maps  over the next few weeks & months for the racers & Track Day folks who are interested.  Email me bart@designengnine.com to discuss new Maps or changes to existing maps. These tracks are created slightly wider than the equivalent google earth plan view or aerial view of […]

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2015 International Motorcycle Show

Posted February 16th, 2015 by Design-Engine

The International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Chicago, sponsored by Progressive, features motorcycles, parts, equipment, tools, and various attractions and entertainment all under one roof. Attendees can check out the jaw-dropping design and engineering of the world’s leading motorcycle manufactures and customized bike builders. Additionally, they have the opportunity to meet the artists behind the bikes […]

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Industry News

The Highest Performing Street-Legal Electric Vehicle Ever

Posted June 5th, 2013 by Design-Engine

The world of electric vehicles was always kind of, well, docile. Then, to our delight, Tesla changed the game with it’s Roadster, and the eco-conscious got to have some fun. But now, the Roadster’s discontinued, and there’s a void in the “I want to go fast but not spoil the ozone” sect. Don’t despair too much (and […]

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Man vs Machine – Rossi against Yamaha Robot

Posted November 6th, 2017 by Design Engine

Author: Sean MacDonald Originally published on cycleworld.com November 3, 2017   Yamaha claimed back in 2015 that it would build a robot that could ride a motorcycle around a racetrack faster than Valentino Rossi, the man considered the greatest roadracer of all time. It’s now two years later and Yamaha’s Motobot can not only operate a motorcycle, but it […]

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Racers ‘X’ Brainerd International Raceway June 13 & 14 2015

Posted June 16th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Week Before the Brainerd race On the bigger more horsepower oriented race tracks, it’s a good idea to have a fresh engine installed and dyno’d for Oxygenated MR12 for race day. Bart spent 8 days suffering with a cold in the Middle of Ohio in hopes to get a refreshed engine. Although Bart’s Suzuki is […]

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Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks World Record, Traveling 1,102 Miles on A Single Charge

Posted September 20th, 2017 by Mila Medonaite

California-based company Proterra believes their electric buses could be another step towards removing our reliance on fossil fuels. Proterra’s Catalyst E2 Max Electric bus set a new world record for the longest distance traveled – 1,102.2 miles – by an electric vehicle on a single charge. The 40-foot bus packs a hefty 660kWh battery, as […]

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Japanese Architects Create Apartment Building For Bikers

Posted July 5th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Japanese architects Yuji Nakae, Akiyoshi Takagi and Hiroshi Ohno have teamed up to build an apartment house complex specifically designed for motorcycle enthusiasts. Called ‘NE apartment’, the 8-unit apartment building is located in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan. Each unit has three floors and is built with a personal garage that doubles as its front door. The […]

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Hot Shot Hole Shot: Back to the Farm

Posted July 23rd, 2015 by Design-Engine

Hot Shot Hole Shot Bart did get every hole shot in the races this weekend! Rain, the dreaded rain The weather report suggested there might be rain Saturday or Sunday. It might happen so if you have spare rims then you mounted rains on there for the weekend. Usually in the rain Bart is fast. […]

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