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HGK BMW F22

HGK Motorsport took a BMW 2-series and transformed it into the F22 Eurofighter. What does this mean? For starters, this carbon kevlar drift monster had its front / rear slam panels removed and replaced with custom, removable crash bars, along with a fabricated roll cage built specifically to Formula Drift specifications. Continue reading for a video of it at the track.

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Rough Crafts BMW R Nine-T

Rough Crafts' Winston Yeh drew inspiration from multiple classic BMWs when designing the R nineT's new bodywork. You'll find itsaluminum fuel tank borrows lines from late 70s and early 80s airheads, while still retaining modern day components, such as the fuel pump, battery and electronics box. With 110 horsepower ready to go, the 1170 cc boxer twin doesn't require much of a tune to get you speeding around town. "I met BMW's Head of Vehicle Design, Ola Stenegard, many times at different bike shows. We talked about what we could do together. But then BMW Motorrad Taiwan contacted me without knowing about our relationship, saying they want me to build a custom R nineT. Naturally Munich jumped on it, and made it an officially endorsed 'Soul Fuel' build," said Yeh. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a dog that wins the mannequin challenge.

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Rusty BMW i8

Pop singer Austin Mahone commissioned MetroWrapz to wrap his BMW i8, and the result is what you see above. However, the rust effect on this wrap is more than just simple brown and orange hues, as it looks like it's been sitting out for decades, braving the elements. As for the cost, we'd imagine one having to shell out a minimum of $15,000 for a customized job like this. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus concept cars from the past.

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Carbon Fiber BMW HP4 Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad has created a one-of-a-kind HP4 Race motorcycle, with an all carbon fiber frame with matching wheels. While technical specifications aren't yet know, some speculate that it will draw power from a 1000cc inline-four producing 200-horsepower. For now, bike enthusiasts will have to settle for the S 1000 RR. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a ridiculously large firework (skip to the end).

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BMW i Motorrad Beta R

Photo credit: Sebastian Martinez

Designed by Sebastian Martinez, the BMW i Motorrad Beta R prototype has finally been completed, and it's basically a TRON Lightcycle motorcycle hybrid. While no drivetrain has been confirmed, it does use a magnetic suspension to give the rider an extra smooth driving experience unlike any other. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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BMW R nineT Snickers

Taipei-based OneHandMade Motorcycles, took a standard BMW R nineT, and turned it in to the blacked out bike you see above. Sporting a custom aluminum fuel tank, an embedded LED light in the skinny tail section, dual H3 fog lights, a set of high-rise bars wrapped with Motogadget grips and Brembo controls, as well as two Pirelli Scorpion Rally Tires to handle any terrain. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pokemon BMW i8

Just when you thought the Pokemon craze couldn't get anymore ridiculous, one fan in Florida, decided to create a unique supercar based on the game. Called "Pokemon Hunter", this BMW i8 was wrapped by Miami-based Instagram user @serge_paramount, and it's used to catch Pokemon Go creatures all over South Beach. Veluxity Luxury Services tried to get some reactions from people, and recorded everything on video fro the world to see. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's most dangerous path.

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BMW Vision Next 100 Motorcycle

BMW unveiled their Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle in Los Angeles this week, and it's basically a futuristic electric-powered Batpod. Featuring an active self-balancing suspension, which does away with the typical springs / shocks / swing arms setup, along with LED-equipped body panels for extreme aerodynamic efficiency. Riders get a special high-tech suit that automatically heats or cools them, and the visor offers a head-up display that shows technical information, such as route, speed, etc. Currently, there's no word yet on if we'll see this concept on the road in coming years, but with the way technology is progressing, we wouldn't be surprised if it hits showrooms before 2020. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showcasing mind-boggling Hot Wheels stunts.

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BMW E30 M3

Photo credit: Jalilsup

Easily worth upwards of $100,000 in mint condition, the BMW E30 M3 is a sight to behold, so much so that one Floridan decided to park it in his living room during Hurricane Matthew. Auto enthusiast Randy opened up the large double-doors of his house, drove it inside, and took a few pictures for Instagram. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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BMW Motorrad Concept Z

It's only a matter of time before we see self-driving motorcycles, and the first may be the BMW Motorrad Concept Z. Designed by Anja Didrichsons, this modular bike has three different modes: "sport", with a slightly raised seat for cruising, "racing" for a crouched aerodynamic position, and "autonomous", where riders can lay back on the seat. Continue reading for more pictures.

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