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E-Raw Motorcycle

Essence Motorcycle's E-Raw keeps things simple, beginning with its unique seat, which was handcrafted from plywood. Besides the seat that was shaped by craftsmen like handmade surfboards, it comes equipped with a 10.1 kWh capacity battery, which is good for a range of 115 miles when fully charged, while topping out at 96 mph, thanks to a torque output of 133 lb-ft. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Porsche 618

Porsche may not be synonymous with motorbikes, but it's never too late to start. The Porsche 618 draws inspiration from the 918 Spyder, and in addition to its electric powertrain, the chassis was designed for maximum downforce. On the tech side of things, riders will find an 8" digital touchscreen instrument panel with support for both Android and iOS smart devices for showing remaining battery range, the nearest charging point, GPS, while wirelessly charging the handsets. 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 samurai movies got it all wrong.

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Triumph Ghost

Inspired by the Lotus C-01, the futuristic Triumph Ghost motorcycle by Australia-based Smoked Garage is based on a 2005 Triumph "Speed Triple" bike, and boasts an upgraded cooling system, frame geometry, as well as a full aluminum body. What really sets this bike apart from its donor is the five piece aluminum frame joined together with flush mounted bolts. Other features include: a custom tail, complete with an integrated LED light, revamped front grille, and updated air scoops to improve cooling. 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 Nerf dart breaking the sound barrier.

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Honda NM4 Ghost in the Shell

Photo credit: Empire

Ghost in the Shell follows the Major (Scarlett Johansson), special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology. Here's a first look at the modified Honda NM4 motorcycle that will be Major's vehicle of choice in the film. 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 John Wick with NERF guns.

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Mad Max: Fury Road Cars

Photo credit: John Platt

Mad Max: Fury Road may be set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, but there was no shortage of vehicles in the film. Photographer John Platt captured these apocalyptic machines before many were destroyed on set in the Namibian desert. Envisioned by writer director George Miller, production designer Colin Gibson managed to bring 150 of these beasts to life. The movie has grossed over $378-million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in the Mad Max franchise. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus images of the motorcycles from Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Harzer Bike Tank

"Harzer" is currently the world's largest functional motorcycle, and it's not powered by a standard engine, but rather one sourced from a T-34 Soviet tank. To be more specific, the T-34 was powered by a Model V-2-34 38.8 L V12 Diesel engine generating 500-horsepower, giving a top speed of 33mph. It used the coil-spring Christie suspension of the earlier BT-series tanks, using a "slack track" tread system with a rear-mounted drive sprocket and no system of return rollers for the upper run of track, but dispensed with the heavy and ineffective convertible drive. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a tactical team that has an unusual way of scaling walls (skip to 2:00).

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Confederate Hellcat Revival 140

The Confederate Hellcat is a stunning motorcycle in its own right, but when Revival Motorcycles stumbled upon one with brake failure, they turned it into something straight from a Terminator movie. To keep the original lines, the engine, frame, and suspension were left untouched, while a handcrafted alloy fuel tank and CNC-machined subframe were custom-fabricated to give it a dull shine. Bespoke leather seat, as well as a hand-formed alloy tail section can also be found. Yet another cool feature is the Audi S8-sourced Xenon projector headlight, and an all-new stainless steel exhaust, complete with a 2-into-1 silencer. 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 fire tornado fireworks explosion in slow motion.

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Steampunk Motorcycle

Built around a two-cylinder engine sourced from a 1964 Jawa '350' - upgraded with a new a Jikov carburetor, this Steampunk-inspired motorcycle appears to be straight from the Victorian-era. The entire chassis was handcrafted from steel tubing, while its alloy bodywork was created in partnership with Marvin Diehl of KRT, who also designed the handlebars. The front suspension is hidden behind the graceful alloy silhouette. It rolls on two 23" SM pro alloy rims, and a single rear-drum-brake ensures ample stopping power. urban motor. 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 that shows what happens when you put bass strings on a guitar.

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Lazareth Back to the Future

Based on a 1999 Yamaha YZF R1 motorcycle, the Lazareth "Back to the Future" may not be able to travel back in time, but it was used in the movie Babylon A.D. starring Vin Diesel. Featuring a reflective carbon fiber fuel-tank, Triumph '955 IN' 17" wheels, TFX shocks, Brembo brakes, an upgraded floating-link suspension-system, and a single pipe exhaust protruding from the back that sits surrounded by LEDs. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Vulcan DethGrip

When is a 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 650 S not just another motorcycle, when Portland-based Icon 1000 gets their hands on one and transforms it into "Dethgrip," which boasts a blacked out design. In addition to the stealthy look, it features all custom bodywork from head to toe, except for the fuel tank, which remains stock. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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