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.
It will only be a matter of time before Tesla releases their very own electric motorcycle, but for now, this Model M concept will have to do. The motorcycle is powered by a 204 PS (150kW) electric motor that allows the rider to choose from four different computer controlled modes: Race, Cruise, Standard and Eco. The electric motor pulls energy from lithium-ion batteries, installed as low as possible in the aluminium frame. There's no transmission or fuel tank, so you can use the extra space to store your belongings. The Model M has carbon fiber wheels for reduced weight, while the suspension uses a mono shock at the rear and upside down forks at the front. Continue reading for more pictures.
You saw the Lamborghini-powered motorcycle last month, now check out this one, powered by a monstrous Aston Martin-sourced V12. Boss Hoss may be known for their V8-powered customs and transplanting other large car engines into motorcycles, but this takes it to a whole new level. How does it sound? Well, just imagine a DBRS9 GT3 made specifically for the race track at idle. Continue reading for two videos.
In case of a zombie apocalypse, motorcycle riders should consider picking up Atacama's Motorcycle Expedition Tent, which is designed to protect your small or full-sized bike from the elements. Even with all that storage space, it has full standing headroom for 5-adults, and a 3-person sleeping capacity. The large vestibule door contains a mesh panel for improved air flow and optimum circulation while keeping the mosquitoes at bay. When tucked away in its compression bag, the 13-pound tent measures just 21-inches in length and 9-inches around. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Sleek and stylish, the BMW Concept Ninety was built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the iconic BMW R90 S, which is powered by an 898cc four-stroke, two-cylinder, horizontally opposed Boxer engine producing 67hp and 56 lb-ft of torque. The team at Roland Sands Design wanted the BMW Concept Ninety to be a modern, track capable interpretation of the classic R 90 S, even the paint scheme matches the silver and Daytona orange of the original. They created many elements of the bike from scratch including the fairing, fuel tank, frame, triple tree and rear cowling. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Japanese designer Kota Nezu of znug design has created a real-life Kaneda Bike, called the "zecOO". This all-electric motorcycle is constructed from sculpted aluminum blocks, carbon fiber, and sports a sleek frame that houses the electrical components. It can hit speeds in excess of 160km/h without requiring manual gear shifts. The rider isn't even required to crouch or change their riding position, thanks to an innovative steering mechanism. Once you're done riding, simply plug it in for 4-hours and you'll be ready to go again. There's no word yet on pricing, but the designer only plans on making 49 of these.
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