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BMW 1200R Lazareth

Think of this BMW 1200R by Ludovic Lazareth and his team as a "neo-retro scrambler", or in other words, a fusion between a Scrambler and cafe racer. This revamped bike maintains the same engine and Paralever suspension at the rear, while the tubular chassis was upgraded and the stock Telelever front suspension replaced by Yamaha YZF-R6 sportbike forks, widened to accommodate the Continental Twinduro tires. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Ducati 750 SS Kraken

Iron Pirate Garage reveals the Ducati 750 SS Kraken, a motorcycle fit for the post-apocalyptic Mad Max world. The Ducati's iconic trellis frame has been brought to the foreground, complete with a hand-welded rear sub frame. You'll also see the extraordinary horizontally facing exhausts underneath, which isn't your standard option, and on top, there's a tank strap, with the quote "The rougher the seas, the smoother we sail." Continue reading for a few more geeky things you might want, but probably don't need.

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BMW Lac Rose Rally Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad reveals the Concept Lac Rose, dereived from the French name for the rose-colored Reba salt lake, and it's definitely no slouch. Featuring the windshield, headlamp design, high mudguard, large fuel tank, and short rally seat bench taken from the winning 1985 Paris-Dakar bike. You'll find a classic BMW two-cylinder flat twin engine powering the bike, while a proactive headlamp grill, oil cooler protector and a perforated underside guard make it perfect for the street. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a LEGO Overwatch Rocket Hammer.

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Icon 1000's Dromedarii, basically a modified Triumph Tiger 800xc, could quite possibly be the coolest looking military-inspired motorcycle yet. The original 800xs was stripped of its plastic body by Icon 1000 and then given steel cages, as well as plates, inspired by M1A1 tanks. It's powered by a 199cc inline 3 DOHC engine that delivers power to the rear wheel through a 6-speed transmission. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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DARPA Stealth Bike

DARPA's new stealth bike, powered by a lithium-ion battery, is touted as being capable of running on just about any type of fuel, whether it be jet fuel, propane, used car oil, or even cooking oil. In stealth-mode, the sound level is measured at around 55 decibels, the same level of noise produced by a normal conversation. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Harley-Davidson Flat Track

Harley-Davidson may not be synonymous with dirt bikes, but the XG750R Flat Track aims to change that. Powered by a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson 750cc Revolution X engine, it was modified for the track by Vance & Hines Motorsports, manufacturer of the bike's racing frame. Continue reading for pictures of the black model and more information.

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Buell XB9 Iron Pirate Garage

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Iron Pirate Garage has revamped the Buell XB9 motorcycle, and it looks like something you'd see in The Dark Knight. Featuring a short wheelbase, 92Nm of torque, a set of Progressive Suspension units and a Motogadget Mini display, perfect for crime fighting, or just cruising the city street. No word yet on if we'll be seeing a Superman version anytime soon. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Tesla Model X racing the world's fastest SUV, the Bentley Bentayga.

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Light Rider 3D-Printed Motorcycle

APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus, has created a 3D-printed motorcycle, called "Light Rider", one in which they tout as "the world's lightest motorcycle." At just 77-pounds with the electric motor, the 13-pound frame is held together with a web of aluminum alloy powder that they call "Scalmalloy". Despite its weight, this material has nearly the specific strength of titanium, especially when multiple layers are fused together. It has a top speed of 50mph and will cost $56,095 when released. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Bavarian Fistfighter

Winston Yeh's Rough Crafts is back at it again, and this time, with the Bavarian Fistfighter. Based on the BMW R nineT, this stealthy beast looks to have been pulled straight from Captain America: Civil War, complete with a matte black paint job. In addition to the 70s-style aluminum fuel tank, you'll find a custom fuel pump, battery, electronics box, and coolest of all, a redesigned headlight. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Onyx Blade Motorcycle

Taiwan-based Rough Crafts and Winston Yeh have done it again, with the sleek, matte black Onyx Blade motorcycle. Based on Yamaha's MT-07, the team replaced much of the original bodywork with matte-black aluminum pieces, complete with a modified front end - shortened / stiffened forks. On the engine side, K&N Filters and an Akrapovic exhaust were added. Continue reading for a video of the shop's XJR1300 "Guerilla Four" bike.

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