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Yamaha Motoroid

The Yamaha Motoroid motorcycle has leaked ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show, which takes places Oct. 27 - Nov. 5. This motorcycle offers riders "Kando," or the Japanese concept of deep spiritual inspiration and satisfaction. It wouldn't look out of place in Ghost in the Shell or Bladerunner 2049, thanks to its chrome canister-shaped battery cells, unique seating design, and racing style handlebars. Integrated artificial intelligence technology enables riders to more seamlessly interact with the motorcycle. 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 five mysterious kids who remember their past lives.

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MonoBike

Ryno Motors' one-wheeled bike never panned out, but the futuristic MonoBike hopes to make it a reality, but this time an all-electric model. Designed by Doug Chiang and Emin Cenker, this self-balancing bike maintains a permanently upright position, thanks to a hidden gyroscopic system, similar to those found in hoverboards, etc. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Yard Built XSR700

Winston Yeh's Rough Crafts is back at it again, and his latest project is perfect for cruising the streets of Gotham. Called the "Yard Built XSR700", it's based on the XSR700 and features an X2E fully adjustable remote control digital suspension, making it adjustable on the fly for tarmac riding or muddy terrains. He then designed a set of triple clamps that can run a set of YZF-R1 forks along with an R1 axle, brakes and wheels designed for the R1 front end. "The XSR was an amazing base to start with. I love the tubular frame of the 700, and the power to weight ratio is perfect for a motorcycle. With the newly designed shorter frame and detachable rear frame loop you really don't need to cut the frame to make a proper custom shape," said Winston. 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 fidget spinner spinning in space.

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Sacha Lakic CX500

Industrial designer Sacha Lakic's Blacktrack Motors specializes in cafe racers, and their flagship creation based on Honda's CX500, called the BT-01, is definitely no slouch. As you can see, the original stock V-twin engine remained, while a sleek two-in-one exhaust system was added for a deeper growl and a small boost in power. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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WRX-Powered Motorcycle


Custom motorcycles are nothing new, but you rarely see a tuning shop build one around a car engine, that is unless...you're talking about "The Mad Boxer". Powered by a Subaru WRX 2.5L turbocharged boxer engine, many of the bike's parts were custom built and CNC-milled by the owner, Marcel van Hooijdonk, himself. Other mods include: a Kawasaki fuel tank, Japanese 2-speed automatic transmission, a turbo swap that replaces the WRX original, and Buell brakes. 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 how to survive the apocalypse.

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Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black

The Triumph Bonneville Bobber debuted last year, now the motorcycle maker has followed it up with the stealthy Bobber Black. Featuring a Bonneville 1200cc high-torque engine that produces 76 hp and 78 lb-ft of torque, Showa forks, Brembo brakes, a fat 16" front wheel, black seat pan, and a handcrafted tank as well as chassis to finish off the blacked out look. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Norman Reedus Motorcycle

The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus (Daryl) has quite the collection of motorcycles, and this 1982 Yamaha XV920R by Classified Moto is hitting the auction block. This custom bike features a 2010 Yamaha YZF-R6R front end and a 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6S rear, complete with its swingarm, suspension, wheel, and brakes. Other modifications include: hooligan bars, a twin Dominator H1/Xenon headlight, and a retro Benelli Mojave 260 fuel tank. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Honda Riding Assist-e Motorcycle

Honda demonstrated a self-balancing motorcycle concept at CES 2017, but now they plan on making it a reality, and it's called the "Riding Assist-e". Set to make its official debut at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, this bike features a lower center of gravity and seat height, enabling the self-balancing technology to keep things stable, even when stationary. There's no word yet on pricing or availability, but we're sure it'll be announced before year's end. 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 how to survive if you get stranded on a deserted island in the middle of nowhere.

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Harley Davidson Dyna Eleanor

NCT Motorcycles from Austria wasn't too happy when Harley-Davidson announced tha Dyna would be discontinued, so they took a 2009 FXD Dyna Super Glide and transformed it into "Eleanor". Everything was completely upgrade inside and out, starting with the 1584cc engine. It was then finished in a bronze and black paint scheme. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Vectrix VX-1 Maxi Scooter

What happens when you cross a pre-A Porsche 356 with a first-generation iPhone? This custom Vectrix VX-1 Maxi Scooter by industrial designer Samuel Aguiar. Performance was not sacrificed for looks, as its 65Nm of torque engine is still good for a top speed of 75 mph, while retaining a maximum range of 173 miles. This project all began by making initial sketches of the redesigned VX-1 four years ago before he rendered any 3D models. Once the 3D models were complete, the data was exported and then used to build the final form you see above. Continue reading for more pictures.

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