race bikes

Indian Motorcycle and S&S Cycle have teamed up to commemorate Tyler O’Hara’s 2022 King of the Baggers championship win in a unique and wonderful way. 

  • only 29 units of the King of the Baggers race bike will be build. 
  • the limited-run race machine will be built to full 2022 racing specification.

Both parties is creating a limited run of the ‘track-only’ Indian Challenger RR King of the Baggers race. The Indian Challenger RR is an extreme bagger racer that costs around USD100,000 (RM451k) and is built to full 2022 racing specifications, making it impossible to ride on the road.

Based on reports, the UK will only get one bike, while the other 28 will be distributed between Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Japan. 

The limited-run machines are being built to celebrate O’Hara’s success, and only 29 will be made, which is the number of bikes he ran over the 2022 season.

Based on Indian’s 1768cc Challenger V-twin cruiser, the limited-run Challenger RR will undergo a massive transformation to make it race-ready. The engine will be upgraded with a new camshaft, a 112 CID big-bore cylinder/piston kit, a new air intake, and CNC ported cylinder heads. 

Protecting the motor is an S&S belly pan, and sportier foot controls assist with ground clearance. The bike is also fitted with a quickshifter and a billet clutch cover.

The suspension has been upgraded, and 17-inch rims with Dunlop treaded race tires have replaced the standard 19-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels. Fully-adjustable Öhlins FGR250 front forks and an Öhlins TTX rear shock provide excellent handling. 

The bike has been converted to chain drive, and the swingarm has been modified to cope with the additional power required in the corners.

Other modifications include:

  • carbon fibre saddlebags
  • aerodynamic bodywork
  • Brembo M4 front calipers
  • Chunky 330mm Alpha Racing discs with specialist SBS pads

Dutch university students are behind this pair of excellently built electric race bikes that’s capable of 0-100KM/H in under 3 seconds!


You’ve seen it on MotoGP bikes. Even your friends might have it. But what does it actually do? In this article, we’re going to talk about the very purpose of the brake lever protector and if you really need one for your bike.

From expensive performance parts down to the very details of the custom livery, it’s no secret that we fancy owning a bike that looks and performs like a MotoGP race bike. This includes the ever-so-popular brake lever protector you see many of your fellow riders have on their bikes.

But the lever protector is anything but an accessory in MotoGP racing. In 2011, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) made it mandatory in all of the classes for the safety of the riders. Bikes aren’t allowed to race without the brake lever being completely protected. But what does it actually do?

As you can imagine, MotoGP racing is highly competitive. You often see the riders intensely racing side by side, especially when overtaking. The space between the riders when they get right up next to each other is so tight they could practically have a conversation. This is the reason why these bikes are equipped with the brake lever protector; it’s to prevent accidental braking in case the riders brush against one another.

What happens in the case of unintentional braking?

Two things normally happen when the front brake is unintentionally applied with enough force. The front brakes lock up, resulting in either the bike gets low-side and slides out of a corner, or flips front over at high speed. The latter is particularly dangerous and potentially fatal as the rider may be thrown off and land on their head or face first, causing serious injuries to the neck. Imagine if that were to happen at over 300km/h down the straight line. Either way, you can be assured it doesn’t end well.

With the brake lever protector, however, the lever is safe from accidentally being pulled and there is no risk of unintended braking which could cause serious crashes. It won’t stop crazy riders from advertently pulling your brake lever, though.

To let you better understand the importance of having the brake lever protected, let’s rewind to the 2006 Catalan Grand Prix. In the video below, you could see exactly how unintended braking activation resulted in a major incident involving six riders going into the first corner of the race.

Do I need a brake lever protector for my bike?

While it certainly gives your bike a great look, having a brake lever protector on a road bike seems downright unnecessary. Unless it’s a race bike or road bike that you regularly take to the track where in some cases mandatory.

Generally, we tend not to ride so fast and so close to each other on public roads. In fact, it’s a common practice to give other riders some space and stay away from reckless road users, be it a motorcycle or a car. However, let’s not rule out the possibility that it could happen on a public road considering the fact we do filter between traffics.

With that in mind, having a brake lever protector on a road bike does pose some other serious risks. For instance, it could get caught in somebody’s flailing jacket.

Similarly, the brake lever protector alone will not offer any sort of additional safety. Perhaps we should just focus on keeping a safe distance from other riders.


  • Para pembina pakar dari Wrenchmonkees yang bertapak di Copenhagen telah membina sebuah Kawasaki H2 tempahan khas yang diilhamkan dari motosikal lumba ketahanan retro.
  • Motosikal dan projek ini telah ditempah oleh sebuah pengeluar kelengkapan menunggang Belanda, REV’IT!
  • Rangkaian penunggangan dalam bandar REV’IT! yang menawarkan gaya dan juga teknologi terkini telah diterap pada motosikal tempahan khas H2 ini yang dibina dengan citarasa dan pengayaan yang hebat.


The master builders over at the Wrenchmonkees based in Copenhagen built this custom Kawasaki H2 inspired by retro endurance racers.

The bike and project was commissioned by Dutch riding gear manufacturer, REV’IT!

REV’IT!’s urban riding gear range that offers both style and high-tech technology was envisioned on the custom H2 built with superior taste and styling.

The Wrenchmonkees together with REV’IT! has come up with this custom Kawasaki H2 with a lot of inspirations dated back to the 80s and 90s era where motorcycles were iconic and timeless in their own right. What usually involves an old bike being turned into something modern went the other way around with the world’s fastest supercharged motorcycle known to man taken for a proper journey back in time. (more…)

WSBK vs MotoGP:A definitive guide towards the differences between WSBK and MotoGP race bikes.


Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) welcomes new and affordable Pirelli 250cc & 300cc Race Series for newbies.

  • Open to 250cc & 300cc production machines
  • Affordable entry fees (from RM250* per round)
  • Amateurs and newbies welcomed
  • AAM-sanctioned series



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