Larry Medwig from Painesville, Ohio had an old tractor collecting dust. So, he decided to combine his passionate of motorcycles with his DIY know how, and build the aptly named "Rat Bike". It's made from several individual repurposed parts from old vehicles, including an International Harvester LB engine from a cement mixer, while the transmission is Crosley automobile sourced, David Bradley wheels, along with a pipe fitting-based frame / forks. The main body, however, is actually the recycled front of a Farmall Cub tractor. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for another video of the tractor bike and more information.
While it may appear to be a vehicle from TRON, this is just the futuristic Yamaha MT-10 motorcycle. It's powered by a 998cc CP4 crossplane engine that produces 165 horsepower and 75 lb-ft of torque, paired with a three-stage traction control system, slipper clutch and three riding modes, using Yamaha's "D-Mode" throttle mapping feature. The YZF-R1-derived race-developed suspension has been tuned to make it even easier to live with on the street, complete with 320mm dual front discs, 4-pot calipers as well as ABS for instant stopping power. 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 DIY backyard underground apocalyptic bunker.
Sure, Halloween may have come and gone this year, but UD Replicas' Dark Knight Rises motorcycle suit ensures that you'll be able to fight crime all-year, or at least keep yourself safe on the roads. It's constructed from high quality, safe proof materials including Grade A cow hide, Kevlar details, CE-approved body armor in the forearms as well as elbows, shoulders, and a back spine protector. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Taiwan-based Rough Crafts, headed by Winston Yeh, has unveiled their latest project, a revamped Harley-Davidson Softail called "Dark Cannon," and rightfully so. Appearing to be straight from The Dark Knight, this motorcycle features a girder front end, 23" Roland Sands Design Morris wheel, racing slick up front, Mikuni HSR 45 'smoothbore' carb, Performance Machine primary drive, exhaust system and Baker DD7 transmission. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Say goodbye to rough rides on uneven terrain, and hello to the Yamaha OR2T. This futuristic 4-wheeled motorcycle is powered by the XT1200Z Super Tenere engine, complete with a shaft final drive integrated into the independent swingarms. Those extra wheels mean double the braking power, literally doubling the contact patch for corner stability. With a machine that leans confidently into the turn, the OR2T might be even more impressive ride than you expect. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including the full Warcraft movie trailer.
First, there was the GEN01, now Yamaha has unveiled its successor at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show: MWT-9. Powered by an 849cc triple-cylinder engine producing 115 horsepower and 64.5 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 6-speed transmission, it features dual forks mounted on the outside to increase front-end rigidity as well as for more accurate tracking in turns. No word yet on pricing or availability. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a crazy Star Wars Halloween light show.
In addition to cars with auto-pilot, there may be autonomous motorcycle delivery services being completed by robots such as Yamaha's Motobot. Absolutely no human input is required, though we'd imagine being able to set a path or objective is possible. "This is an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot built around a fusion of Yamaha's motorcycle and robotics technology. R&D is currently underway with the goal of developing the robot to ride an unmodified motorcycle on a racetrack at more than 200 km/h. The task of controlling the complex motions of a motorcycle at high speeds requires a variety of control systems that must function with a high degree of accuracy," said a Yamaha representative. Continue reading for more live pictures and information.
Plumber Colin Furze has officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records, thanks to his 125cc motorcycle engine-powered baby stroller. He's even attached four gears to help the petrol-powered three-wheeler go up and down hills. Riders simply need to stand on a platform and press buttons located on each handle to start and stop the engine, complete with accelerator and brake levers to control the speed. Continue reading for the record-setting video run and more information.
The Brimstone Quadracycle is basically a cross between a hot rod and motorcycle, but in a quad bike layout. Each one is hand-built to order, and can be configured with plenty of carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium as well as magnesium. The real star is its Dart 427 - 455 cubic inch (7.0 - 7.4 litre) small block V8 that produces up to 750-horsepower, with power sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission and an aluminium 8.8 Ford IRS differential. All of this equates to a blistering 0-60mph run in just 2.8-seconds, and 0-120 mph from a standing start in just 6-seconds. 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 motorcyclist who stops traffic to save a kitten.
For those who don't know, the Yamaha R6 is basically the street version of the company's YZF-R1 super bike. Now imagine strapping the former on a go-kart, and you'll get Chuck Graves' custom creation. "In the pursuit of speed, motor heads will put as much power as possible into the lightest body possible. This time that combination takes place when Chuck Graves stuck a Yamaha R6 motorcycle engine into a go-kart," according to Speed Society. Continue reading for video of an even crazier Yamaha R1-powered kart.