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Honda Riding Assist

Honda's all-new Riding Assist borrows technology found in the company's UNI-CUB personal mobility concept and Asimo robot to help motorcycles maintain balance at rest or when it's moving at slow speeds. Steering speeds under 3mph is controlled with the help of a small motor, which makes steering adjustments on the fly to keep itself stable. A separate motor, which is controlled by a device that sits under the headlight, extends the rake angle of the motorcycle at low speed, making it easier for the bike to balance on its own. That's not all, there's also a self-driving mode that can enable a motorcycle move on its own, thanks to a third electric motor located in the front wheel's hub. 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 150mph rocket knife.

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Honda CBR Fireblade

Wenley Andrews of tuning shop "Angry Bird" took a Honda CBR Fireblade and completely revamped the bike, starting with the original's 154-horsepower chassis. He started by widening the wheel rim to make room for an 180-section tire up front, added a swing arm as well as front end from a Honda VFR, and then wrapped a car rim within the beefy 240 tire in the back. It also features a retro tracker seat and headlight. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus images of motorcycles and helmets.

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BMW Orion Streamliner

Inspired by the predatory osprey bird, designer Mehmet Erdem's BMW Orion Streamliner is a retrofuturistic motorcycle that has the rider sitting close to the ground. Featuring a luxurious leather seat, sleek black body panels, a single front headlight, and what looks like wooden accents along the sides. According to Erdem, the rear is slightly more narrow to reduce drag and increase its aerodynamic properties. 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 11,000 penguins taking on a Santa Claus army.

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Ferrari Motorcycle

While you may have seen some motorcycles with fake Ferrari badges, the vehicle above is the world's first and only official bike approved by the company. The story of this particular 1995 Ferrari 900cc begins with David Kay of David Kay Engineering who wrote to Enzo Ferrari's son Piero, requesting to build a one-of-a-kind motorcycle adorned with the famed badge as a tribute to his late father. A letter signed by P. Ferrari himself was received in 1990 by Kay allowing him to proceed with project. Four years and 3,000-hours of work later, the bike was complete, and it features an all-aluminum frame, a set of Testarossa vents, and an engine capable of reaching an estimated top speed of 164mph. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Sinister Electric Cafe Racer

Designer Michael Cohen isn't working on a new Matrix or Terminator movie, but his latest creation, the "Sinister Electric Cafe Racer", fits right into those futuristic worlds. Featuring flaming headlamps, a translucent frame, and studded tires designed to go anywhere, even snow. There's no word yet on what kind of power the batteries provide, but we're hoping the range is at least on par with the Zero S, which is good for 81-miles when fully charged. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the first portable computer released to the public.

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Ural Boxer Diablo

Handcrafted from an early 1980s Ural boxer knockoff found in a junkyard, K-Speed's finished "Diablo" is a sight to behold. The team started the rebuild by removing the subframe, and replacing it with a single tube support for the levitating seat. Next, they added a stealthy taillight, while sourcing a fuel tank, along with the handlebars, from an old Kawasaki. Biltwell grips as well as new controls and switches were installed for an added touch. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Honda Motocompo Briefcase Scooter


If Tony Stark designed a folding motorcycle / scooter back in the 1980s, it would probably look something like the Honda Motocompo. Called a "Trunk Bike," this vehicle easily fits inside subcompact cars like the Honda City. The City's baggage compartment was actually developed around the Motocompo, since its handlebars, seat, and foot-pegs all fold into the scooter's rectangular plastic body. One things you may not have known, was that it was originally marketed in conjunction with the City in television ads featuring British ska/2-tone band Madness. 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 the ten worst crash tests ever.

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Vanguard Roadster

Set to hit showrooms in 2018, the Vanguard Roadster looks like a motorcycle straight from a Terminator movie. It's powered by a 1917cc V-Twin engine and sports a large single-sided swingarm, as well as a curved aluminum disc that acts as the rear wheel. Other notable features include: a 21-liter carbon tank, tablet-based dash, rear-facing camera, black Ohlins shocks, and a fully integrated exhaust system. One caveat: you'll have to shell out at least $29,995. 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 your own fake snow at home.

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Alfa Romeo Spirito

Designed by Mehmet Doruk Erdem, the Alfa Romeo Spirito is a motorcycle that captures the racing heritage of the Alfa Romeo marquee, while adding touches of modernity. Featuring an elongated nose that not only minimizes wind resistance, but also serves as the chassis for the bike's engine, this single-wheel motorcycle sports a crafted brown leather seat and transparent rear to reveal its inner workings. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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MV Agusta Ballistic Trident

Rough Crafts' Winston Yeh is back at it again, and his latest creation is based on the Brutale 800 RR. Called the "Ballistic Trident," this bike has been given a complete carbon fiber makeover, and its new dustbin fairing servers as a sleek tribute to vintage racing and gives it an even more unique look. It was designed with a full-scaled 3D model, and then carved from a huge chunk of wood, before it was molded into carbon fiber. The entire thing can be mounted / dismounted in a a few minutes, with the clamp designed to fit a headlight without the fairing. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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