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Sarolea SP7

Belgium's first home-grown motorcycle company, Sarolea, has unveiled its latest project, the all-carbon SP7 electric superbike. Weighing just 200kg, it has 180 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, mated to a single speed transmission. Just about everything you can see is made from carbon fiber, including the frame, subframe, swingarm and even cable guides. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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BMW Concept Roadster

Ever wonder what the BMW i8 would look like as a motorcycle? If so, then look no further than the BMW Concept Roadster. It's powered by a 1,170cc engine officially rated 125 horsepower and 92.2 pound-feet of torque. While the type of frame structure hidden under the tank is unknown, although we can assume the manufacturer drew from its experience with the likes of the R nineT and the HP2 Megamoto, two boxer-powered bikes that use a classic telescopic fork instead of BMW's Telelever unit. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Harley Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle

If Batman owned an electric motorcycle, it'd surely be the stealthy-looking Harley Davidson LiveWire. Powered by a 55-kW electric motor that produces 75 hp and 52 lb-ft of instant torque, it hits 60mph in under 4-seconds. Regenerative braking in the rear captures electricity to recharge the battery during deceleration, with total range topping out at around 53 miles when fully charged. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Bacon Powered Motorcycle

Bacon and motorcycles usually aren't mentioned together, but in the case of Hormel Black Label, it's a perfect combination. Developed by EVA Products BV and based on the extremely rare Track T800 CDI motorcycle, this vehicle's 800cc three-cylinder diesel engine has been modified to run on 100% biodiesel made entirely from bacon grease. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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LightMode Motorcycle Helmet

LightMode's electroluminescent kit transforms normal motorcycle helmets into something straight from the TRON universe. This easy-to-install modification wraps your helmet with electroluminescent materials that not only make you visible to drivers, but will most certainly turn some heads as well. Each helmet is powered by small controllers, enabling users the ability to select between 3 different modes: glow, blink, and off. 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 "The Big Max", a custom food creation you have to see to believe.

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BMW Apollo Streamer

BMW's Apollo Streamer may look like something straight from a science-fiction flick, but it's actually a motorcycle. That's right, it was created by Turkey-based industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem and features an exposed engine as well as rear suspension. Apparently, the sloping front section minimizes wind resistance. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Yamaha Root Motorcycle

Ever wonder what a motorcycle designed by engineers at Yamaha's music department would look like? Look no further than the Yamaha Root. According to the company, "By taking the meters on the instrument panel off the motorcycle rider's view, the idea of the design is to enable him or her to be a part of the passing scenery. The form was created to flow from the seat to the fuel tank and was inspired by a horse motif that aims to give a sense of unity among people, nature, and the vehicle." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a double crunch accident captured by a dash cam.

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Steam Powered Motrcycle

Photo credit: Marc Quinlivan via Laughing Squid

While it looks to be something straight from a museum, Netherlands-based Revatu Customs' Black Pearl is a real motorcycle with a steamy secret. That's right, it's powered by fully-functional steam engine. Unfortunately, it only tops out at about 5mph, but Black Pearl is a conversation piece nonetheless. 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 the best way to drink coffee, or at least in the summer.

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BMW K1600 Krugger

If Robocop owned a BMW motorcycle, it'd probably be this Krugger-designed K1600. The original chassis was completely revamped, and features hand-built aluminum / steel bodywork that looks like it should be hanging in a museum. The radiators were moved to the side to showcase the menacing 6-exhaust pipe setup. It's powered by an in-line compact 6-cylinder 1,649 cc, 160 hp engine with 129 lb-ft of torque. 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 epic winter flying in a paramotor.

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Yamaha 03GEN

Yamaha has unveiled two new 03GEN trikes: the 03GEN-F and 03GEN-X. the F model (top) is more race-focused, while the X (bottom), aims to target the off-road rider. The latter features wire spoke wheels, knobby tires for rugged terrain, a rising exhaust, and a unique scrambler style design. There's also an X-shaped headlight, touch display, and a thick tube rear frame with integrated taillight and rear turn signals. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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