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Honda Riding Assist

Honda's all-new Riding Assist borrows technology found in the company's UNI-CUB personal mobility concept and Asimo robot to help motorcycles maintain balance at rest or when it's moving at slow speeds. Steering speeds under 3mph is controlled with the help of a small motor, which makes steering adjustments on the fly to keep itself stable. A separate motor, which is controlled by a device that sits under the headlight, extends the rake angle of the motorcycle at low speed, making it easier for the bike to balance on its own. That's not all, there's also a self-driving mode that can enable a motorcycle move on its own, thanks to a third electric motor located in the front wheel's hub. 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 150mph rocket knife.

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Honda CBR Fireblade

Wenley Andrews of tuning shop "Angry Bird" took a Honda CBR Fireblade and completely revamped the bike, starting with the original's 154-horsepower chassis. He started by widening the wheel rim to make room for an 180-section tire up front, added a swing arm as well as front end from a Honda VFR, and then wrapped a car rim within the beefy 240 tire in the back. It also features a retro tracker seat and headlight. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus images of motorcycles and helmets.

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Honda Motocompo Briefcase Scooter


If Tony Stark designed a folding motorcycle / scooter back in the 1980s, it would probably look something like the Honda Motocompo. Called a "Trunk Bike," this vehicle easily fits inside subcompact cars like the Honda City. The City's baggage compartment was actually developed around the Motocompo, since its handlebars, seat, and foot-pegs all fold into the scooter's rectangular plastic body. One things you may not have known, was that it was originally marketed in conjunction with the City in television ads featuring British ska/2-tone band Madness. 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 the ten worst crash tests ever.

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HondaJet

The HondaJet is now the fastest aircraft in its class, setting record times for two recognized routes: Teterboro, New Jersey to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2-hours and 51-minutes; and Boston, Massachusetts to Palm Beach, Florida in 2-hours and 58-minutes. It boasts a maximum cruise speed of 422 knots (486 mph) while soaring to a maximum altitude of 43,000 feet, with an NBAA IFR range of 1,223 nautical miles (1,408 miles). "We chose several of the busiest business aviation airports with extremely popular routes to demonstrate that the HondaJet will get customers where they need to be faster than any other light jet. These missions prove just how dramatically HondaJet design innovations like the over-the-wing engine mount increase performance and fuel efficiency over other light jets," said says Honda Aircraft President and CEO, Michimasa Fujino. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a helicopter pilot's POV landing on a carrier ship in rough seas.

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NSX-GT

Set to compete in the Super GT series, the all-new 2017 NSX-GT is a carbon fiber track monster. What sets this apart from the production model is that the original 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 hybrid powertrain with nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive, has been replaced with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine with a paddle-shifted constant mesh gearbox. Continue reading for more pictures.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R


The 2018 Honda Civic Type R Prototype has made its official debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and it's a doozy. Sporting a brushed titanium-satin paint job, this FWD track monster comes equipped with an intake hood scoop, triple exhaust pipes, vented front fenders, bumper ducts, rear diffuser, and like its predecessors, a large rear wing. Under the hood, you'll find a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder VTEC engine generating 306-horsepower and 400 pound-foot of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, enough power to give the Ford Focus RS a run for its money. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a previously unseen of Bill Gates inside ID Software's DOOM game.

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Honda Synergy

Ever wonder what an off-road F1 car might look like? If so, then check out Darby Jean Barber's Honda Synergy Concept. It features dual electric motors and low-profile glass dome. The Synergy was created to demonstrate Honda's ambition to further push the limits of technology and automobile design. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Classified Moto

Photo credit: Adam Ewing / Classified Moto

Inspired by the Yamaha BW200 and based on a Honda XR650L donor with Yamaha WR250R forks, the Classified Moto BW650 is a sight to behold for motorcycle enthusiasts. Featuring custom triple trees, a stainless exhaust, intake, upholstered waxed canvas, a luxurious leather seat, and oversized STI Black Diamond tires. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Honda Neowing Real

Photo credit: Car and Driver

You first saw the concept image late last year, but now, the actual Honda Neowing concept has surfaced. For those who aren't familiar with this leaning trike, it's powered by a horizontally opposed four-cylinder, paired with an electric motor. Its two-leaning-wheels arrangement up front takes inspiration from Piaggio's quirky MP3. In the rear, you'll find a chopper-style tire mounted to a single-sided swing arm. No word yet on 0-60 or 1/4 mile times yet, but we're guessing it'll fall slightly short of the Lazareth Wazuma R1 super trike. 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 showing what happens when a red hot nickel ball gets dropped in liquid nitrogen-cooled gun powder.

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Frank Westfall of Syracuse, NY create the original 1930 KJ Henderson Custom (bottom). In addition to its custom bodywork, this bike is powered by an inline-4 air-cooled engine. A group of auto enthusiasts in Vietnam decided to recreate Frank's custom bike, but using a Honda Shadow 600 as the base. Unlike its predecessor, the replica features an air-ride suspension, enabling it to maintain a very low stance when parked. Continue reading for more cool photos from around the web. Click here for a few bonus random facts.

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