Below you will find all of the project bikes we have owned throughout the years.
Kawasaki KLR 650. We attained our first project bike the year we started in 2011. This bike was immediately outfitted top to bottom with Hepco & Becker Alu Standard cases, side carriers, rear rack, crash bar, skid plate, center stand, brake cylinder guard, and micro flooter light kit. We later transitioned over to Amphibous Motobags that strapped right on the side carriers.
The KLR 650 is a well-known bike in the adventure community and has only had two iterations which is an amazing feat by itself. The original model lasted 20 years; from 1987 to 2007 which we still provide a side carrier, rear rack, and crash bar for. These bikes are known for being bullet proof and have been used by the US military.
Yamaha Super Tenere. Soon after the KLR 650 we attained a 2011 Yamaha Super Tenere which took outfitting a bike to a whole new level. The level: Hepco & Becker side carriers, rear rack, crash bar, skid plate, lamp guard, micro-flooter light kit, and miscellaneous protection such as… kardan sleeve guard, water pump guard, rear brake fluid guard, handlebar guard, windshield adjuster, handbrake lever, clutch lever, secure oil plug, handlebar risers, side stand extension, brake pedal extension, adjustable gear lever, tank ring, tank bag, and an easy up lever for helping raise this beast onto its center stand when fully outfitted for one serious adventure. Other items include a Pyramid Plastics rear hugger, frame infill panel, and Ermax windshield.
This bike is Yamaha’s answer to the heavyweight adventure touring segment, competing with the likes of the R1200GS, V-Strom, KTM models, and others. All around, it is a great bike for the value providing a digital dash, customizable traction control, two drive modes, ride by wire accelerator, and ABS.
Honda NC700X. The Honda NC700X is one of the few motorcycles to be offered with either manual or DCT shiftless transmission similar to that of a scooter. In similar fashion, this bike is also different in other aspects when it comes to your standard motorcycle. The engine that powers this bike is essentially a Honda Fit car engine chopped in half. The fuel tank is actually located under the rear passenger seat. This feature enables onboard storage, where a typical gas tank would go, capable of storing a helmet and is easy to access. The downside of the fuel tank location is that the passenger or if you happen to strap down a duffel bag; will have to be removed prior to filling up.
We outfitted this bike with Hepco & Becker side carrier, rear rack, Junior Flash cases, crash bar, skid plate (only available for the manual version), center stand, handlebar guards, Ermax windshield, undertail, tail tidy, rear hugger, and Pryamid Plastics Fenda Extenda.
BMW S1000R. The BMW S1000R is the naked version of the BMW S1000RR sport bike that came out in 2014 and received an iteration in 2017. The main difference for this bike is the straight bar handlebar and upright seating position. The two bikes share the same engine with the single R being tuned for more usable low-end power going from a claimed 190 to 160 horsepower.
We outfitted this bike as a long distance touring machine. We added an Ermax windshield, Pyramid Plastics fenda extenda, Evotech Performance sliders, bar end weights, passenger footpeg blanking plates, front and rear spindle bobbins, tail tidy, clutch and brake levers, radiator and oil cooler guards, Rokform handlebar phone mount, Hepco & Becker C-bow mounts with soft bags, Sportrack, Rear luggage bag, tank ring and tank bag.
Triumph Boneville T120. This motorcycle is an updated take on the age old classic Bonneville T120 that has been in production from 1959 to 1975. The latest iteration boasts a 1,200cc liquid cooled motor, memory foam seat, passenger grab rail, heated grips, ABS, and ride-by-wire technology.
Now for the fun part. We equipped this bike for a cross country hike from VA to CA that would take a span of 10 days. In order to accomplish this we added Hepco & Becker side carriers, rear rack, Xplorer 30 liter cases and top bags for extra room, Xplorer 45 liter top case, crash bar, lamp guard, and Rokform phone mount that would be used for on the fly route guidance.
Ducati Diavel. Ducati's first true cruiser to compete with the likes of the Harley-Davidson V-Rod. This was a hit out of the park for both Ducati and Moto Machines. We have sold hundreds of luggage sets for this bike. The bike is still in production today alongside another version called the Ducati XDiavel where the main difference is a forward foot control placement.
This project bike was purchased used from a customer which means the rear alurack and C-Bow brackets were already installed. All we did to liven the bike up was change out the luggage for the latest Hepco & Becker Orbit C-Bow cases and matching top case. To ensure a comfortable ride for the passenger, a backrest was added. If you are debating purchasing a Diavel; we say go for it! The amount of sheer power available at the wrist is unbelieveable.