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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What do you get when you combine The Predator with motorcycles, and a geek who loves both? This awesome Predator-style motorcycle helmet of course. As you can see, underneath that new shell is just a basic helmet with lots of fiberglass, paint, dreadlocks, and even 3 built-in laser pointers for added authenticity. Continue reading to see how this project shaped up from start to finish.
It may have taken over 100-years, but Harley-Davidson has finally unveiled their very own full-electric motorcycle, called the Livewire. Sleek and stylish, it features a blacked out paint job, complete with contrasting red hits found throughout the body, including the fuel tank, and blacked out rims. Continue reading for a video.
The mind-blowing video you're about to see has not been sped up using programs, such as Adobe Premiere / After Effects, it's just professional Kiwi superbike rider Bruce Anstey seting a new lap record in the world-renowned Isle of Man TT race on Sunday morning. His record-breaking lap came on his sixth and final trip around the 60.73km mountain course, charging home in just 17 minutes 6.682 seconds. His average speed for the lap was an insanely quick 212.913kmh (132.3mph). Continue reading for the video.
Unveiled this week at the 2014 Concours d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy, this R1200-based BMW Concept Roadster is what happens when the i8 meets a motorcycle. You'll find things such as the aggressive downward slant from the wafer-thin milled aluminum seat unit and barely-there LED headlight plate to the violently sculpted open exhaust, along with its eye-catching triangular frame in luminous blue. Continue reading for more pictures and information.