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BMW M1

Set to be auctioned off in August, this BMW M1 is a supercar that time forgot, and in prime condition. It was originally designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, and hand-built between the years of 1978 - 1981, for a total production of 453 vehicles. Powered by a naturally aspirated 3.5L inline-six that generates 273hp, it has a top speed of 162 mph - turbocharged racing versions were capable of producing around 850hp. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Stormtrooper BMW M6

Vilner, a Bulgaria-based tuner, has given a 2015 BMW M6, complete with its 4.4L V8 that generates 560-horsepower, a Star Wars Stormtrooper makeover. Everything from the new hood and front fascia, to the wheels and fenders, received a pearl white paint job that blends in seamlessly with any of Vader's minions. Inside, you'll find brown / white leather, charcoal suede and lots of carbon fiber. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of how not to cut a watermelon with a sword.

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Suprine Exodus

Looking to be a vehicle straight from Mad Max: Fury Road, the 680-pound Suprine Exodus recumbent motorcycle is powered by a 1200cc BMW flat four that generates 126-horsepower, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, enabling it to sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 4.1 seconds. The frame is constructed from a steel base that has also been infused with both titanium and magnesium components. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage

BMW's vibrant 'Golf Yellow' 3.0 CSL Hommage draws inspiration from the original 1970s 3.0 CSL (Coupe Sport Leichtbau). BMW head designer Adrian van Hooydonk says: "The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage represents a nod to the engineering achievement exemplified by the BMW 3.0 CSL in its lightweight design and performance. With intelligent lightweight construction and modern materials, the 3.0 CSL Hommage brings the character of that earlier model into the 21st century, showing it in a new and exciting guise." Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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TM Concept30 E30

If you absolutely must modify a 1987 BMW E30, the TM concept30 kit might be the best way to go. You might have seen the renders, but now TMCars has released pictures of the actual vehicle. Featuring design cues from the E30, mixed with modern day technology, like LED daytime running lights. You'll have to shell out $4,000 for just the kit, without installation and paint. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW R1200S Animal

Mad Max: Fury Road is set to hit theaters this week, and the BMW R1200S Animal looks to be straight from the movie. Successor to BWM's R1100S, this update is equipped with a 120-horsepower powerplant, military mesh covered fuel tank, and a set of Ohlin shocks to ensure a swift escape. The micro taillights add a nice subtle touch, while the olive green seat was the perfect way for its designers, Pedro Garcia and Efraon Triana, to finish this thing off. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW Concept Roadster

Ever wonder what the BMW i8 would look like as a motorcycle? If so, then look no further than the BMW Concept Roadster. It's powered by a 1,170cc engine officially rated 125 horsepower and 92.2 pound-feet of torque. While the type of frame structure hidden under the tank is unknown, although we can assume the manufacturer drew from its experience with the likes of the R nineT and the HP2 Megamoto, two boxer-powered bikes that use a classic telescopic fork instead of BMW's Telelever unit. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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BMW Apollo Streamer

BMW's Apollo Streamer may look like something straight from a science-fiction flick, but it's actually a motorcycle. That's right, it was created by Turkey-based industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem and features an exposed engine as well as rear suspension. Apparently, the sloping front section minimizes wind resistance. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW K1600 Krugger

If Robocop owned a BMW motorcycle, it'd probably be this Krugger-designed K1600. The original chassis was completely revamped, and features hand-built aluminum / steel bodywork that looks like it should be hanging in a museum. The radiators were moved to the side to showcase the menacing 6-exhaust pipe setup. It's powered by an in-line compact 6-cylinder 1,649 cc, 160 hp engine with 129 lb-ft of torque. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including epic winter flying in a paramotor.

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BMW Urban Racer

If fighter jet and a motorcycle were combined into one, it'd probably look something like the BMW Urban Racer Concept. Sleek and futuristic, it's powered by a 1200cc twin-cylinder engine that pumps out 115 horsepower, plenty for its ultra lightweight carbon fiber frame. A pair Brembo brakes provide maximum stopping power when going for spirited night runs. Aside from the carbon fiber, you'll find silver accents, a mahogany wood fuel tank and quilted leather seat to match those wood guards. Continue reading for more pictures.

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