Chop-E is unlike any other electric bike because it looks like a Chopper motorcycle at first glance, but rather than a standard engine, it's powered by programmable 1kW motor fueled by a 20Ah battery pack, good for a top speed of 20 mph and maximum range of 35-miles. At 6'6 long and 140-pounds, it features a 20" x 3" front tire, along with a 240/40/18 Pirelli tire in the back. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a massive sinkhole in China that suddenly opened up on a busy street and swallowed five people.
Finnish software developer Jerry Jalava lost part of his finger in a motorcycle accident, but rather than opt for a standard prosthetic, he decided to incorporate a USB key into the new digit. He loaded the 2GB with Billix distribution, CouchDBX, and Ajatus to run off the drive. When Jalava needs to use the drive, he simply pulls it off his left hand, plugs it in, making for a quite literal, "plug-and-play". Continue reading for a video showing how to make your own novelty eraser USB flash drive.
Jurassic World fans rejoice! Now you have the chance to own a replica of Chris Pratt's motorcycle featured in the film, thanks to Ducati Triumph. How is this possible? Well, the studios sent one of the extra bikes to Triumph's headquarters for a permanent display, leaving a third for a charity auction on eBay. These Jurassic World Scramblers were modified with a single seat, a gear rack, an Arrow Racing high-level exhaust, custom foot pegs, tracker handlebars and a matte green finish to ensure authenticity. The bike being auctioned was actually used in the film, and still has the mud on it as well as a few minor scuffs. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.
Unlike the Ferrari-powered model, the Lazareth Wazuma Bio V12 is not only fast, but eco-friendly as well. You read that right, they managed to strap a supercharged BMW V12 engine onto one of their custom quads. The French company decided to run E85 as a fuel for the V12 due to its superior octane rating, enabling the engine to run a higher compression ratio than with petrol. One caveat: pricing starts from $283,000 USD. 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 one of someone making a real coin ring in just 2-minutes.
UD Replicas is back at it again, and this time, it's a followup to their original Dark Knight motorcycle suit. Called the "Batman Arkham Knight Motorcycle Suit", this custom piece features black carbon fiber armor sections, a removable front armored chest piece and form molded leather detailing in all areas - jacket, pants, boots and utility pouch. That's not all, the jacket sleeves feature adjustable and removable leather gauntlets. Continue reading for two videos, including a riding test, and more information.
Victory Motorcycle's Empulse TT is basically a street legal, electric super bike that is built on the same platform that set an American lap-speed record at the Isle of Man. This motorbike quickly accelerates up to 100MPH+ and the battery is not only good for 140-miles on a single charge, but recharging it fully only takes 3.5-hours. Other features include: sport-tuned inverted front forks, dual Radial Mount Brembo brakes, adjustable suspension engineered to provide track-level performance, and an advanced regenerative braking system. Pricing starts at $19,999 and could go up depending on options. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cyclist who decided to move a car with his bare hands out of the bike path.
Most electric motorcycles look different from their sport bike counterparts, but not the Zero SR. At $17000, its electric motor produces 67-horsepower and 106 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60mph in just 3.3-second. Best of all, owners can use any standard power outlet to charge the bike - reaches near full capacity in 60-minutes. When fully-charged, expect to get 170-miles of city driving and 130 highway miles. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of two brothers who saved a hammerhead shark at a beach.
First came the Dodge Tomahawk, now Allen Millyard has built his own version of the 500bhp 8.0L V10 motorcycle, called the "Millyard Viper V10". All parts for this street-legal bike were handcrafted in Allen's garage, and has since done over 5000-miles after its completion. It's also paid a visit to the Isle of Man TT, and achieved an insane 207mph at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Millyard said: "The engine sat in my garage for about two years," he laughs. "And then one day it just came to me. I would build an unfaired muscle bike. It had to work, it had to be road legal, and I had to be able to go shopping on it. I stripped the engine down to take away all the extraneous bits. One of the results is that the powerplant is now 10 inches shorter. And I took all the plastic off. Apart from the instrument pod, the motorcycle is all steel and aluminum." 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 some crazy guys using lava to cook steaks.
While actual Light Cycles might be years from becoming a reality, motorcycle riders can create their own TRON-inspired helmet with LightMode. Available as either a permanent modification kit for your current helmet, or an entirely new helmet with the kit installed, LightMode essentially adds glowing, electroluminescent components on the outside with a combination of special glue and chemical accelerator. Users control the brightness using a box that clamps onto the helmet between the shell and padding. Best of all, it runs on just 2 AA batteries, offering three modes: constant glow, blink and off. Continue reading for three videos and more information.
Sao Paulo-based public officer Ricardo Azevedo has built a water-powered motorcycle that can travel 310-miles on single liter of H20. Called the "T Power H20", it features a combination of water as well as a single external car battery used to produce electricity and separate hydrogen from the water molecule. The process, which utilizes a special a pipe system, results in combustion, creating the energy necessary to power the bike. Continue reading for a video and more information.