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Building For A Cause

At Bike Nation Magazine, we are always on the lookout for those who share a passion for custom built motorcycles. Our quest to find and showcase all the skilled motorcycle builders across the middle east led us to Mohammad Anwar Al Ameeri; AKA "Royal Builder". Al Ameeri started building bikes back in 2009 as a hobby and judging by his...

The Riddle Hunt

Harley-Davidson® Lebanon have just announced the first MENA regional challenge. And it's called the Riddle Hunt™. It is simply a day based on Riddles and challenges, mostly Full of Laughter. It's been locally perfected over 4 years. And now H.O.G.® Lebanon Chapter will absolutely guarantee that it is a day that participants will never forget. Due to difficult logistics of such an...

Fat Boy Slim

When it comes to Harley-Davidson, a lot of things never change. Maybe that’s a good thing, right? As a brand, Harley-Davidson represents a long-standing tradition and sells motorcycling nostalgia. The challenge it faces and one that it tackles beautifully well is that it balances those qualities with advancement and innovation. The Softail family of motorcycles is a result of...

Making It Look Easy

The essential features of an adventure motorcycle; like a strong engine, tough chassis with long-travel suspension, upright riding position and wide handlebar ensure its usability whatever the terrain. This practicality has been key to the popularity of these machines: they’re easy to maneuver, comfortable and adaptable, and at home on the road whether touring mountain passes and highways or...

Three Wheeling

As a motorcycle magazine, Bike Nation is here to ride everything that has two wheels and tell our readers all about it. But what happens when something has three wheels and it’s still called a motorcycle? What if something like the Polaris Slingshot comes by? Well, we had a hard time making sense of this machine. Internationally and locally,...

Big Buck

Harley-Davidson doesn’t come out with a new engine very often, so when they asked if we wanted to borrow their brand new fresh off the boat Ultra Limited, we had a bit of a fist fight in office on who gets to ride it first. It’s not just the Harley fans that get excited; it’s the whole motorcycling world...

Punching Above Its Class

Let’s start with a bit of a history lesson here. Indian originally built the Scout from 1920 to 1949 and it went on to rival the Chief as Indian's most important model back in the day. A few years ago, Indian decided to re-image their most famous, innovative and versatile bikes with timeless craftsmanship plus performance, handling and pricing...

Chip Happens

CHiPs; One of the most anticipated motorcycle movies of the year; will premier at 08:30 on March 28th at the Roxy Cinemas City Walk in Dubai. An action comedy written, directed by Dax Shepard. The Warner Bros film Stars Dax Shepard and Michael Peña as Officers Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). In collaboration...

Faster, Better, Stronger

Let’s be honest, till 2009, BMW Motorrad was known for its tourers and the legendary R1200GS. The audacity of BMW’s arrival on the superbike scene took the whole motorcycling world by surprise. Today, seven years after the original S1000RR left every other super-sports bike manufacturer reeling, we’ve got our hands on the second generation of this fearsome litre-class monster. Let’s...

Custom Show Emirates Races Ahead In Its Third Lap

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2017: Preparations are in full swing for the highly anticipated third consecutive edition of Custom Show Emirates (CSE) 2017, which is set to return from 30 March – 01 April 2017 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, after two thrilling editions that have positioned it as the most exciting automotive event of the region. The...

The Lightning Run

Words: Hasan Barakat, Photography: Dani Nehme Over forty bikers gathered early today at Duseja Motorcycles UAE to participate in the 6th annual Lighting Run from Dubai to Jebel Yibir and back. With a hot cup of coffee in one hand and a light snack in the other, we mingled with the bikers and admired their beautiful rides which consisted of mainly...

Harley-Davidson Dubai Gets Ready To Rumble In ‘Battle Of The Kings’ Contest

Dubai (7th March 2017) – The Harley-Davidson® dealership in Dubai is competing to become the top custom bike builder across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), in a contest of ultimate customisation using one of the latest models. The dealership’s entry, the ‘Desert Warrior,’ was recently unveiled to the public at an event held at the brand’s flagship store...

Custom Bike Of The Month

  Motorcycles come in different shapes and sizes and each one of us has that one type of motorcycle that we like. No matter which motorcycle you like, there’s no denying the appeal and the charm of an old school bobber. Essentially, it’s nothing more than a tank, two wheels and an engine, the quintessential formula of what makes a...

Italian Soul

It’s quite an achievement to be one of those motorcycle brands that come packed with heritage and legacy that matches quality and workmanship. However, Moto Guzzi is one of those rare brands that have a long history to boast about. It is the oldest and most historic motorcycle manufacturer in Italy.  Also, lets not forget that Moto Guzzi is...

No Holding Back For The Future

Yes, you can buy this, now. That’s the answer to your first question, the question that crosses everyone’s mind when they see one. This is a completely road legal, production motorcycle built in Austria and shipped around the world.   Produced by Johammer, there are in fact two models on sale, the J1.150 and the J1.200. Visually, they are both the...

Shamal

Harley Davidson® Dubai’s Battle of the Kings 2017 contender was unveiled Saturday at their showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road.   Based on a Harley Davidson® 1200 Roadster™, a set budget of €6000 and a 10000 parts to choose from; Harley Davidson® Dubai built SHAMAL; a desert dragster inspired by the unstoppable sandstorm creating north-westerly winds that blow over the Arabian Gulf bearing...

Emirates Tour – The Tour of Giving

This initiative is organized by Cotopia Social Responsibility. The event will be attended by His Excellency Mr. Khalaf Al Habtoor, and the leaders of charity and humanitarian initiatives in the country, all are coming together to promote the Tour for Giving 2017. The initiative focuses on showing the importance of the charitable and humanitarian efforts in the United Arab Emirates, coupled...

Safety On The Road

  Our life is a total sum of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are today. While this is a broad topic, I’ll narrow it down to motorcycling. Most of you reading this must have ridden a motorcycle sometime in your life. Each and every one of us knows the...

Getting Ready For Winter Off-Road Rides

Winter is coming, and that means just one thing for all of us who ride here, it’s time to head out on those long weekend rides. Even though we’ve been riding throughout the summer, the rides have been short and very exhausting. Last week we say the temperatures drop in Dubai to a reasonable 35-37 degree Celsius during most of...

Motorcycle Rental In Dubai And Abu Dhabi

Looking to rent a motorcycle in Dubai, there are a few companies that offer motorcycles on rent and depending on your preference, you can either choose a Harley Davidson, a BMW GT motorcycle or dirt bikes like Honda CRF450, Christini 450 or KTM 450s to tear up the desert.Anyone with a valid UAE motorcycle licence can rent a motorcycle...
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