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.
Mendoza GSX-R - New World Order
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.
Small, But Perfectly Formed
Words: Dave M
Photos: Dricot Thierry
Anyone who follows the world of custom motorcycles with any kind of passion and enthusiasm (or maybe, like me, is just an anorak) will know the name of Krugger.
It's a nickname, and it belongs to Fred Bertrand, the acclaimed Belgian bike builder and double AMD world champion of custom bike building. Fred's built a number of ground-breaking customs over the years, and his latest build was as individual as any of them. Taking a different approach to his normal builds, this one was in collaboration with Yamaha Europe, when they asked him to build a bike from their current range – one that would fit in rather neatly with their Yard Built programme.