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BMW Apollo Streamer

BMW's Apollo Streamer may look like something straight from a science-fiction flick, but it's actually a motorcycle. That's right, it was created by Turkey-based industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem and features an exposed engine as well as rear suspension. Apparently, the sloping front section minimizes wind resistance. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Yamaha Root Motorcycle

Ever wonder what a motorcycle designed by engineers at Yamaha's music department would look like? Look no further than the Yamaha Root. According to the company, "By taking the meters on the instrument panel off the motorcycle rider's view, the idea of the design is to enable him or her to be a part of the passing scenery. The form was created to flow from the seat to the fuel tank and was inspired by a horse motif that aims to give a sense of unity among people, nature, and the vehicle." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a double crunch accident captured by a dash cam.

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Steam Powered Motrcycle

Photo credit: Marc Quinlivan via Laughing Squid

While it looks to be something straight from a museum, Netherlands-based Revatu Customs' Black Pearl is a real motorcycle with a steamy secret. That's right, it's powered by fully-functional steam engine. Unfortunately, it only tops out at about 5mph, but Black Pearl is a conversation piece nonetheless. 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 the best way to drink coffee, or at least in the summer.

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BMW K1600 Krugger

If Robocop owned a BMW motorcycle, it'd probably be this Krugger-designed K1600. The original chassis was completely revamped, and features hand-built aluminum / steel bodywork that looks like it should be hanging in a museum. The radiators were moved to the side to showcase the menacing 6-exhaust pipe setup. It's powered by an in-line compact 6-cylinder 1,649 cc, 160 hp engine with 129 lb-ft of torque. 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 epic winter flying in a paramotor.

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Yamaha 03GEN

Yamaha has unveiled two new 03GEN trikes: the 03GEN-F and 03GEN-X. the F model (top) is more race-focused, while the X (bottom), aims to target the off-road rider. The latter features wire spoke wheels, knobby tires for rugged terrain, a rising exhaust, and a unique scrambler style design. There's also an X-shaped headlight, touch display, and a thick tube rear frame with integrated taillight and rear turn signals. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Toyota i-ROAD

We have seen the future of city transportation, and it's the Toyota i-ROAD. Currently being tested in Grenoble, France, it's basically a 3-wheeled electric vehicle with a range of up to 30-miles on a single charge. With Toyota's "Active Lean" technology, it's not only safe, but intuitive and enjoyable to drive, with no need for a helmet. The vehicle is only 92-inches long, 57-inches tall and 35-inches-wide. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.

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Daryl Dixon Motorcycle

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

Actor Norman Reedus's character in The Walking Dead, Daryl Dixon, has just been gifted a new motorcycle, and it's a customized 1992 Honda CB750 Nighthawk. Reedus contacted Classified Moto himself for the build, with the aim to create a post-apocalyptic ride worthy of both a real gear head and zombie apocalypse. The finished product is just that, with parts sourced from Kenda, Yamaha, and Progressive Suspension as well as stock parts from Honda. There are crossbow mounts to finish things off. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a giant tortoise taking on man in the slowest chase ever.

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BMW Urban Racer

If fighter jet and a motorcycle were combined into one, it'd probably look something like the BMW Urban Racer Concept. Sleek and futuristic, it's powered by a 1200cc twin-cylinder engine that pumps out 115 horsepower, plenty for its ultra lightweight carbon fiber frame. A pair Brembo brakes provide maximum stopping power when going for spirited night runs. Aside from the carbon fiber, you'll find silver accents, a mahogany wood fuel tank and quilted leather seat to match those wood guards. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Halo Motorcycle Helmet

You've seen the Spider-Man and Venom motorcycle helmets, now check out Neca's Master Chief Halo version. Don't let its looks fool you, this helmet is 100% approved by the Department of Transportation for street use. Available in four sizes (small to extra large), this helmet all the features that a rider might need, including a UV-coated visor, front / rear vents for reduced fogging + comfort, and an easy-open design made for riders wearing motorcycle gloves. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Kawasaki J

Kawasaki's J looks like something direct from the TRON universe, but it's a real motorcycle. Though not much is known about its all-electric drivetrain are scant, but Kawasaki says the J concept makes use of its proprietary battery management technology and GIGACELL high-capacity nickel-metal hydride battery. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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