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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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XSR 700

Yamaha teamed up with Bunker Custom Cycles to create an XSR700 that can not only be used as a street bike, but as an off-road machine as well. Powered by a parallel twin motor, this scrambler boasts 19-inch spoked wheels, upside-down forks from a MT-09 Tracer, Renthal bars and Biltwell Inc grips. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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BMW R100 Sprintbeemer

Lucky Cat Garage's BMW R100 Sprintbeemer appears to be straight from a science fiction movie, but this cafe racer is real, and built around a rigid BMW 2 frame. It's powered by a lightly tuned RS Boxer engine, paired with an inverted '92 R100 R gearbox, while a slick square drag tire on a lightened hub manages traction in the rear. Since there's no need for speedometer, you'll only find a Scitsu Tachometer nestled in behind the aerodynamic fairing. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a creepy VR zombie game.

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Classified Moto

Photo credit: Adam Ewing / Classified Moto

Inspired by the Yamaha BW200 and based on a Honda XR650L donor with Yamaha WR250R forks, the Classified Moto BW650 is a sight to behold for motorcycle enthusiasts. Featuring custom triple trees, a stainless exhaust, intake, upholstered waxed canvas, a luxurious leather seat, and oversized STI Black Diamond tires. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Snoped Snowmobile

The Snoped may not look practical, but this snowmobile meets cafe racer does look like a blast out in the wild. Featuring a sleek black aluminum chassis, padded black seat, and vertical headlamps / taillamps appear to be straight from Rey's Force Awakens Speeder. Its powered by a 90cc motor, while Chrysler Sno-runner track ensures you run smooth over any obstacles. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing just how much fuel jet engines actually use.

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Lazareth LM-847 Maserati

Lazareth has been known to create some crazy motorcycles, but none have looked as sleek as the LM-847. This Quad Motorcycle is powered by a Maserati-sourced 4.7L V8 engine that produces an impressive 470-horsepower. This isn't just a shell, as the video above shows, as it's designed to lean into turns, while its distinctive headlamps are sure to be a common sight for competitors on the track. 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 surreal (yet real) bulldozer battle that took place on the streets of China.

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Orion Streamliner

The Orion Streamliner, by automotive designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem, combines form with function. This carbon fiber motorcycle sports an extreme lowered stance that probably wouldn't do too well on uneven surfaces, but may improve handling around a smooth track, while zipping through turns with its turbocharged engine. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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