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BMW K1600 Krugger

Not just any motorcycle, the BMW K1600 by Krugger looks to be straight from a Terminator film, or museum. BMW France asked Fred "Krugger" Bertrand, owner of Krugger, to create a one-off model with the K1600, and this is the result. The only restrictions were to keep the 161 horsepower engine and the electronics in tract. So, he hand-built an aluminum and steel body that looks like an art masterpiece. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Ronin 47 Motorcycle

Named after the Japanese folktale The 47 Ronin and limited to just 47 serially numbered units worldwide, this bike is based on the 1125, opts for a cast aluminum alloy linkage fork, with easy fine-tuning available via a Penske mono-shock, instead of the original's Showa forks. Plus, you'll also find a perfectly placed radiator to help cool down the Rotax-designed motor, which has been known to get very hot, alongside stacked low and high beam headlights. Continue reading for more images, another video and additional information.

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Kawasaki Ninja H2R

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Thanks to a supercharged, 998cc, inline four cylinder engine, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R pumps out a staggering 300 horsepower. In comparison, Marc Marquez's championship-leading MotoGP superbike has 270hp. The H2R is the only production motorcycle from a major manufacturer to feature forced induction to hit the market. Featuring a high tensile steel trellis frame, painted a wicked Kwaka green, and three sets of carbon fiber wings on the fairings. Continue reading for a video of the actual bike and more information.

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Spyder F3

Think of Can-Am's Spyder F3 as a trike motorcycle hybrid. In addition to looking like something you'd see in movies, buyers are able to customize their vehicle with a plethora of options, including a UFit system, which allows for unique peg positions, handlebars, clothing and accessories. Continue reading for a point of view video, more pictures and additional information.

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Motorcycle from Wrecked Car

When Frenchman Emile Leray became stranded in a Moroccan desert in 1993 with a non-drivable Citroen, he turned on his MacGyver instincts. This enterprising electrician would not be denied in his quest to find his way back home and singlehandedly rebuilt his Citreon into a makeshift motorbike. Simply put, his clever engineering involved converting the car's rear bumper into a faux seat, shortening the chassis, and placing the engine and gearbox in the middle to create a vehicle which somehow kept going long enough to transport him to safety. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the first biker to successfully land a Tsunami Flip.

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Ryno Unicycle

Unlike the Segway, Ryno's electric unicycle, created by designer Chris Hoffmann will have a top speed of 25 mph, a range of up to 30 miles and an impressive 25-inch thick tire. Practical uses include it being used by patrolmen or guards who spend a lot of time walking back and forth over the same ground. Currently, the pre-production models will set you back $25,000, but Chris expects the production versions to cost a mere $3,500. Continue reading for another road test video.

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TRON fans who own motorcycles rejoice! The LightMode helmet looks to be something straight from the TRON universe. This modification covers your helmet in electroluminescent materials that will keep you safe at night. There are small controllers integrated directly into each helmet, giving users the ability to select between three different modes that include constant glow, blink, and turning the lights off entirely. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why Japanese drivers are some of the most polite in the world.

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Not just any motorcycle, the Hormel Black Label Bacon-Fueled Motorcycle, manufactured by EVA Products BV, is based on the Track T800 CDI motorcycle. Its 800cc three-cylinder diesel engine has been engineered to run on 100% biodiesel made from bacon grease. Other modifications include, a lowered suspension, upgraded gas tank, fenders, headlights, taillights, and a new seat upholstered with genuine pig leather to boot. The company claims that it gets 100 miles per gallon and can go from 0 to 60 in six seconds flat. However, the best feature is that the exhaust smells like bacon. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what humans look like in ultraviolet light.

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The Skully AR-1 is touted as "the world's smartest motorcycle helmet", and at $1,499, there's also a hefty price tag to pay. What sets this one apart from the others is its Synapse platform, which is comprised of a Heads Up Display offering turn-by-turn GPS navigation with live information appearing approximately ten feet in front of the rider, as well as a rear-viewing system that gives a 180-degree view of what is behind the rider. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Think of the Polaris Slingshot as a three-wheeled motorcycle meets go-kart (or the KTM X-Bow). Priced from $19999, this 1666-pound vehicle is powered by a 2.4L Ecotec engine that generates 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Just in case you are wondering, helmets are required for both the driver and passenger - motorcycle license also needed by the former. Continue reading for a first look video, more pictures, and additional information.

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