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BMW i Motorrad Beta R

Photo credit: Sebastian Martinez

Designed by Sebastian Martinez, the BMW i Motorrad Beta R prototype has finally been completed, and it's basically a TRON Lightcycle motorcycle hybrid. While no drivetrain has been confirmed, it does use a magnetic suspension to give the rider an extra smooth driving experience unlike any other. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Light Rider 3D-Printed Motorcycle

The Light Rider 3D-Printed Electric Motorcycle has been officially unveiled, and it can accelerate from 0-28 mph in 3-seconds, while topping out at 50mph without using any petrol. At 77-pounds, it boasts an organic, aircraft-grade aluminum frame structure that removes unnecessary material, yet still maintains structural rigidity. When fully charged, you can expect a 37-mile range. 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 an R/C LEGO airplane.

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FGR Midalu 2500 V6

The FGR Midalu 2500 is an luxury motorcycle powered by a 2.5L V6 engine that generates 240-horsepower, plenty to push it around a MotoGP track and everyday streets. Other notable parts include: a carbon fuel tank, a non-traditional swinging fork, Ohlins suspension, Brembo race-spec brakes, six-shooter exhausts, a machined aluminum swingarm, and a seat that with custom hardness as well as thread color. A 1.2 liter storage compartment is located under the full tank to house any extra gear you may have. 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 showing how to make hot ice at home.

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BMW R nineT Snickers

Taipei-based OneHandMade Motorcycles, took a standard BMW R nineT, and turned it in to the blacked out bike you see above. Sporting a custom aluminum fuel tank, an embedded LED light in the skinny tail section, dual H3 fog lights, a set of high-rise bars wrapped with Motogadget grips and Brembo controls, as well as two Pirelli Scorpion Rally Tires to handle any terrain. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Motorcycle Minigun


The M134 Minigun is a six-barrel rotary machine gun with a high rate of fire (2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute) which can also fire at a high-sustained rate, but let's face it, this weapon isn't exactly portable, that is unless...you're talking about this motorcycle. As you can see above, someone mounted one of these miniguns onto the front of a motorcycle, making it the perfect zombie-killing weapon. 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 giant toy car that can hit 70mph.

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LEGO Hair Helmet

LEGO sets exist for just about anything you can imagine, including a real-life figurine. Created by designers Simon Higby and Clara Prior, with the help of Danish design company MOEF, 3D scanning was used to replicate a hair style found on a real minifig, but in larger dimensions. "Every fifth hour a child sustains a serious head injury while riding a bike, and research revealed that 44% of children do not wear a helmet. the final product, painted in the same color as the original hair, creates a clearly recognizable wearable that children would voluntary use," said its creators. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the new Rogue One trailer with an appearance by none other than Darth Vader.

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BMW Vision Next 100 Motorcycle

BMW unveiled their Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle in Los Angeles this week, and it's basically a futuristic electric-powered Batpod. Featuring an active self-balancing suspension, which does away with the typical springs / shocks / swing arms setup, along with LED-equipped body panels for extreme aerodynamic efficiency. Riders get a special high-tech suit that automatically heats or cools them, and the visor offers a head-up display that shows technical information, such as route, speed, etc. Currently, there's no word yet on if we'll see this concept on the road in coming years, but with the way technology is progressing, we wouldn't be surprised if it hits showrooms before 2020. 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 showcasing mind-boggling Hot Wheels stunts.

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Super Kart Honda CBR


Auto enthusiasts probably already know that Honda's CBR1000RR, also known as the Fireblade, is a 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder sport bike. This guy decided to buy one of these motorcycle engines, modify it to the tune of 230-horsepower, and then install the thing on a go-kart. The fun doesn't end there, as you can see by the videos above, it's pitted against a Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa, 1030-horsepower Audi S4 B5, and a 9ff TR 1300. Unfortunately, this beast is not street legal, and as you probably guessed, should be driven with extreme caution, even on a 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 crazy bowling ball launcher.

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Boba Fett Motorcycle Helmet


Photo credit: HJC Helmets

Star Wars fans rejoice! The HJC Helmets RPHA 11 Pro Boba Fett helmet not only transforms you into a faux Bounty Hunter, but it's fully street legal. Featuring a Premium Integrated Matrix Plus (PIM+) shell made from carbon fiber, aramid, fiberglass, and organic non-woven fabric, it features an ACS (Advanced Channel Ventilation System), enlarged eye port, an anti-fog lens 2D flat racing shield with a quick locking system, and an interior is lined with anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking, quick drying fabric that can be removed for washing. The video above shows a fan-made version, based on an HJC helmet. 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 super camera with a 200x zoom lens so powerful you can view a plane flying in the sky up-close.

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Rocket II Trike

Tim Cotterill, best known as "Frogman" online, was born in Leicester, England, in 1950. After leaving school at 15 to complete a 6-year engineering apprenticeship, he became mesmerized with metalworking, and later received a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the age of 21, thus creating a passion for building custom motorcycles. Many years later, the Rocket II Trike, one powered by a supercharged 1000-horsepower HEMI engine, was born. 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 everyday life hacks.

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