Beer crate motorcycles may not be on the cutting edge of technology, but they are a popular mode of transportation for some people in Germany, a country famous for their beer as well as engines/motorcycles/cars. This particular creation is most likely powered by a two-stroke engine sourced from possibly a chainsaw or a generator, just enough power to get around. Continue reading for another video and more information.
When motorcycle meets trike, you get the sleek Campagna Motors T-REX 16 STM. Powered by a 6-cylinder 1.6L BMW engine that produces 160hp and 129 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission, it can transport up to two people from 0-60mph in just 5-seconds. Best of all, it weighs in at just 1100-pounds, which guarantees excellent fuel economy to say the least. Continue reading for two more videos and additional pictures.
Honda's futuristic-looking Neowing offers the cornering feel and sporty ride of a large-sized motorcycle, while also having excellent stability during low speed maneuvers on rugged terrain. The vehicle's two wheels up front utilize a specially-designed linkage mechanism that allows riders to lean into corners like a regular motorcycle. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Not just any motorcycle, the BMW Stunt G310 is based on a single-cylinder study, and features special modifications specific to stunt bikes, including a lockable throttle for constant propulsion as well as two rear wheel brakes. Riders can activate the larger rear brake using a brake lever on the left handlebar, in a location that allows it to be used at the same time as the clutch. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Limited to just 100-units, the $137,000 Lotus C-01 superbike comes equipped with a four-stroke KTM 1,195cc V-twin engine that produces 200 horsepower, all in a vehicle that weighs in at just under 400-pounds. It was designed by Daniel Simon, the same person behind the Tron Lightcycles in the reboot, and built by German motorsports firms Kodewa, along with the Holzer Group. Continue reading to see one of the alternate liveries.
When trike meets motorcycle, you get the Polaris Slingshot, which has two wheels up front with a lone wheel out back. Powered by a 2.4L Ecotec inline-4 mounted up that generates 173 hp and 166 lb-ft torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, the vehicle weighs in at just 1725 pounds for the $19,999 base model. It stays planted to the ground, thanks to a double-wishbone suspension set up with coilovers, and steering is electric power-assisted. Continue reading for two more videos and additional pictures.
It's been many years since NLO Moto unveiled the first Predator motorcycle helmet, now they have unveiled an upgraded 4.8-pound model, complete with 17" durable dreadlocks made from foam rubber, a Bluetooth ready headset setup w/action camera compatibility, a new visor that can be opened with one hand (slides into the helmet body), and double casing with an additional shock-absorbing layer. Continue reading for another video and more information.
At first glance, this may look like a dirt bike, but it's just the awesome Motoped conversion kit by Cam Woods. This basically converts a normal 2-wheeled bicycle into a gas-powered, off-road vehicle. You'll need a Honda 50-190cc motor, along with forks, wheels, tires, a rear shock, brakes, tank, seat, plastics and throttle, etc., but the kit itself is quite extensive, and for $1,000, you get everything from the frame to swing arm, sprockets and exhaust. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.
The Kawasaki J is what happens when a TRON Light Cycle is combined with an electric three-wheeler. In Sport Mode, the two front wheels are pushed together, and the entire vehicle changes position to lower the center of gravity. When set to Comfort Mode, everything is raised up, and the front wheels separate, giving the ride a more upright position. Rather than handlebars, riders steer using two levers - one attached to each of the front wheels. It's powered by an electric motor connected to a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack. 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 world's first glowing sea turtle.
You've seen the concept images, now check out Honda's Project 2&4 in the wild. It's essentially an 893-pound, four-wheeled vehicle with a steering wheel and racing seat. Now why is it a motorcycle hybrid? This vehicle is powered by a Honda superbike 1L V4 four-stroke superbike engine that produces 212-horsepower @ 13,000RPM and 87 lb-ft of torque @ 10,500RPM, mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. "Honda says the Project 2&4 concept's body design and engine position are inspired by the Honda RA272 Formula 1 car from 1965. Despite the mid-mounted engine, the single occupant Project 2&4 features an offset 'floating driver's seat,' which combined with the open-cockpit design 'evokes the freedom of a bike' while 'placing the driver as close to the action as possible," according to Motor Trend. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy cyborg drummer.