Apparently, BMW has filed the needed homologation papers with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for their R1200R Concept Roadster, so we may be seeing it on the roads sooner than later. Just to recap, its 1170cc, 2-cylinder engine is capable of delivering 125hp @ 7,750RPM and 92 lb-ft of torque at 6500RPM, mated to a sport-oriented 6-gear transmission. It also features a milled aluminum tail section, as well as an underbelly exhaust that acts as a chin spoiler and as silencer, with the end-pipe sticking proudly upwards under the seat. 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 why hotel safes aren't very secure.
The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is an electric motorcycle prototype and the company's first electric vehicle. Styling was compared to that of former Harley sport bike subsidiary, Buell Motorcycles. The Hollywood Reporter said that an electric Harley-Davidson could become a status symbol like the Tesla Model S, and noted that the new Harley had been placed in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Road & Track posted spy shots from the set, and reported that Harley would gauge the reception by the film's audience as a sort of global market test of the product concept. Continue reading for more comprehensive review and additional information.
The BRASSE 31BLK is the first production mod kit for Kawasaki's Ninja250, complete with two gullwing headlamps, a drag speedometer, revamped fender assembly, right & left component/cover panels, along with options like a quick-release passenger seat, replacement right / left lower fairings, and a side-mount license plate bracket. All the necessary tools needed for this conversion are included, so you can transform your bike from the comfort of your garage. Continue reading for another video and more information.
You could either settle for a normal motorcycle, or get one from Olson's, a tuning shop that specializes in building custom motorcycles powered by large engines. One of their most notable projects is a motorcycle powered by a Lincoln-Zephyr flathead V12, which are similar to the Ford flathead V8s except they are a 75° angle V instead of a 90°. Continue reading to see a Lamborghini V12-powered motorcycle by Chuck Beck.
Finally, after years of being stuck as a concept, the Yamaha Tesseract, or at least some form, may be headed to production. So far, we know that it's powered by a V-twin engine with dual shafts driving the rear wheels instead of chains, which leads us to believe that Yamaha is actually developing this machine. A similar vehicle was recently spotted at a track event held by the company, and it definitely looks promising. 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 five tips for faster Wi-Fi.
The Yamaha 01GEN is touted as a "multi-wheel crossover" - referring both to its on- and off-road capability - sporting two wheels at the front and a single wheel in the rear. It utilizes a similar front suspension setup to the Tricity scooter, with either front wheel supported by its own fork, enabling the bike to lean into corners. There are also two separate fenders, one for each wheel, resembling an insect's pincers. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Unlike other electric motorcycles, the 2015 Zero S boasts an air-cooled motor that produces 54-horsepower and 68 lb-ft of torque, good for a top speed of 95 mph, and 185-miles on a single charge (costs between $1.00 - $1.70 USD to recharge). The company spared no expense when it came to safety, as its aircraft-grade aluminum twin-spar frame has a low center of gravity for excellent maneuverability, designed to accommodate a lockable and removable storage compartment for increased functionality. It sits on Showa suspensions, a 41mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping, complemented by a 40mm piston piggy-back reservoir rear shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping. Continue reading for a full review and more information.
Krugger Motorcycles owner Fred Bertrand was given a BMW K1600 to customize, and the end result - 3,000-hours later - is an Art Deco masterpiece the least. However, the only requirement was to keep the 161-horsepower engine and all of the electronics in place. Everything else was completely revamped, and the modifications include a hand-built aluminum chassis. The chassis was lengthened, while the radiators were relocated to showcase its six exhaust pipes. 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 functional 3D-printed Boeing 787 engine.
Chop-E is unlike any other electric bike because it looks like a Chopper motorcycle at first glance, but rather than a standard engine, it's powered by programmable 1kW motor fueled by a 20Ah battery pack, good for a top speed of 20 mph and maximum range of 35-miles. At 6'6 long and 140-pounds, it features a 20" x 3" front tire, along with a 240/40/18 Pirelli tire in the back. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a massive sinkhole in China that suddenly opened up on a busy street and swallowed five people.
Finnish software developer Jerry Jalava lost part of his finger in a motorcycle accident, but rather than opt for a standard prosthetic, he decided to incorporate a USB key into the new digit. He loaded the 2GB with Billix distribution, CouchDBX, and Ajatus to run off the drive. When Jalava needs to use the drive, he simply pulls it off his left hand, plugs it in, making for a quite literal, "plug-and-play". Continue reading for a video showing how to make your own novelty eraser USB flash drive.