It's not uncommon for motorcycle riders to go for spirited rides through the canyons, but what happens when they lean a bit too far into a curve and then hit a patch of loose gravel? They'll slide out of course, and hopefully, into a safe spot outside of harm's way. However, that isn't always the case, and thus Bosch's anti-skid jet thruster system was born. When installed, the sensors automatically detect when a slide is occurring, and then triggers a mechanism that fires gas from an airbag-type device to correct the slide, bringing the bike back upright. The first two motorcycles to feature this technology will be the Ducati Multistrada and the KTM 1290 Super Duke. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a crazy spike tool used to pierce industrial bags.
Auto Fabrica specializes in creating one-of-a-kind motorcycles, so it's no surprise that they decided to participate in a Yamaha Yard Built series. Two of these stunning bikes are based on the Yamaha 900cc Triple, while the third uses the Yamaha 750cc, but they all take craftsmanship and conceptual design to the next level. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This started as a Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight, but Taiwan-based tuner Rough Crafts transformed it into the stealthy "Raging Dagger". Shop owner Winston Yeh completely revamped the suspension, brakes, and shed a lot of weight, thanks to a custom swingarm from Trac Dynamic, BST carbon fiber wheels, carbon fiber body panels, as well as a bespoke exhaust from MS Pro. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Droog Moto Suzuki SV650-based "Moto 11" appears to be straight from the Mad Max: Fury Road universe, and rightfully so. Featuring a sleek front-end conversion with an industrial LED headlight, electronic speedometer, Biltwell grips, a custom tank, tracker plate and fender, as well as Metzeler Karoo 3 tires just in case you actually decide to go off-road. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Jack Daniel's is known for their whiskey, and now this limited edition Indian Scout Bobber motorcycle. Based on the base level Scout Bobber, this model is powered by the standard 69 cubic inch V-Twin powerplant that generates 100 hp and 72 lb-ft of torque. Aesthetically, it boasts tone-on-tone matte black paint with gloss black accented valve covers, levers, fender struts, and exhaust tips. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Specialty motorcycle manufacturer Curtiss has revealed "The Warhawk", a stunning machined aluminum bike that is powered by an air-cooled, 2200cc v-twin producing 150 bhp and 160 lb-ft of torque. Not just for looks, it can hit a top speed of 165 MPH, thanks to a machined aluminum frame, girder forks, and a Curtiss-designed stacked gearbox with transparent covers. Two caveat: only 35 units are being built and will be priced at $105,000 each. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
Sure, this TRON Light Cycle police vehicle by Parker Brothers Concepts may not be the most practical on normal roads, but it'll definitely turn some heads. It's equipped with a TL1000R motor that powers the chain driven friction drive system, enabling it to hit a top speed of 120 miles. However, the hardest part of the build was trying to go from the CGI of the movie to a real-life situation, according to its creators. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the world's first computer mouse car.
Harley-Davidson announced that it will launch its first production electric motorcycle within 18 months that builds upon their LiveWire concept from 2014. This model featured an aluminum frame, adjustable rear monoshock suspension, reversed front forks, and a 50-mile range per charge. Power wise, it put down 74 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque from a 10kWh battery paired with a longitudinally oriented motor. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Let's face it, most people can't afford, or don't want to spend $500k, on a supercar, much less a roadster. This auto enthusiast / farmer has come up with the next best thing by building a miniature version powered by a motorcycle engine. On the outside, you'll find custom-made body panels, designed to look like the real Aventador Roadster, a fully retractable hard top that slides behind the seats. Moreover, a height-adjustable suspension and movable exterior parts, like the rear wing as well as side air intakes. Continue reading for more pictures, information, and a bonus video.
France-based Barbara Custom Motorcycles unveils 35 different motorcycle designs of the future, with many taking known brands, such as Kawasaki, Triumph, BMW, as well as Honda, and transforming them into two-wheeled bikes that could be pulled straight from Ghost in the Shell or other science fiction films. Continue reading to see more.