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Moto Guzzi Montagna

Moto Guzzi's "Autoveicolo Da Montagna" (Mountain Car in Italian), a 3-wheeled motorcycle with tracks, may not have the latest and greatest technologies, but it can definitely handle any terrain. It was designed for the Italian Army, and employs a full-time 3WD, paired with a 6-speed transmission, to help it live up to its "mechanical mule" nickname. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for another video of it in snow.

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Energica Eva Electric Motorcycle

The Energica Eva Electric Motorcycle may not have a gearbox or clutch, but it does boast a 95-horsepower permanent magnet AC motor that generates 125 lb-ft of instantaneous torque. You can also expect a range of 120-miles and a top speed of 120 mph. All of this is regulated through its ride-by-wire system, which enables riders to control the acceleration and deceleration of the motor with fully adjustable integrated regenerative braking. Put simply, it's the world's only electric street bike with an integrated fast charge system. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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ATV Taurus 2M Suitcase Motorcycle

All-terrain vehicles are nice, but they are usually a pain to transport, due to their large size, that is unless...you're talking about the Russian ATV Tarus 2M. It features a 2x2 drive system and large tires that enable even novices to tackle the most difficult of terrains. Weighing in at just 47-kilograms means that you could simply carry this over impassable obstacles. Power comes from a small engine that produces 37mph, paired with a 3-speed transmission. When it comes time, you'll need just simple hand tools for disassembly, with all parts fitting snugly in two bags. Click here to view the first image in today's picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining quantum computers.

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Top Fuel Dirt Drag

Top Fuel drag racing is intense enough, but imagine it taking place on a dirt track, and on motorcycles instead. Introducing "Top Fuel Dirt Drag Shootout". Think of this sport as tractor pull meets nitrous-powered motorcycle dirt track race. Most of the bikes you see here sport Kawasaki KZ1000 and Suzuki GS1000 motors with wicked huge over bores, NOS, and occasionally with a turbocharger or supercharger. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for two more videos.

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Tractor Bike Motorcycle Rat Bike

Larry Medwig from Painesville, Ohio had an old tractor collecting dust. So, he decided to combine his passionate of motorcycles with his DIY know how, and build the aptly named "Rat Bike". It's made from several individual repurposed parts from old vehicles, including an International Harvester LB engine from a cement mixer, while the transmission is Crosley automobile sourced, David Bradley wheels, along with a pipe fitting-based frame / forks. The main body, however, is actually the recycled front of a Farmall Cub tractor. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for another video of the tractor bike and more information.

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Yamaha MT-10 Motorcycle

While it may appear to be a vehicle from TRON, this is just the futuristic Yamaha MT-10 motorcycle. It's powered by a 998cc CP4 crossplane engine that produces 165 horsepower and 75 lb-ft of torque, paired with a three-stage traction control system, slipper clutch and three riding modes, using Yamaha's "D-Mode" throttle mapping feature. The YZF-R1-derived race-developed suspension has been tuned to make it even easier to live with on the street, complete with 320mm dual front discs, 4-pot calipers as well as ABS for instant stopping power. 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 DIY backyard underground apocalyptic bunker.

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Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit

Sure, Halloween may have come and gone this year, but UD Replicas' Dark Knight Rises motorcycle suit ensures that you'll be able to fight crime all-year, or at least keep yourself safe on the roads. It's constructed from high quality, safe proof materials including Grade A cow hide, Kevlar details, CE-approved body armor in the forearms as well as elbows, shoulders, and a back spine protector. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Rough Crafts Dark Cannon

Taiwan-based Rough Crafts, headed by Winston Yeh, has unveiled their latest project, a revamped Harley-Davidson Softail called "Dark Cannon," and rightfully so. Appearing to be straight from The Dark Knight, this motorcycle features a girder front end, 23" Roland Sands Design Morris wheel, racing slick up front, Mikuni HSR 45 'smoothbore' carb, Performance Machine primary drive, exhaust system and Baker DD7 transmission. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Yamaha OR2T Four-Wheeled Motorcycle

Say goodbye to rough rides on uneven terrain, and hello to the Yamaha OR2T. This futuristic 4-wheeled motorcycle is powered by the XT1200Z Super Tenere engine, complete with a shaft final drive integrated into the independent swingarms. Those extra wheels mean double the braking power, literally doubling the contact patch for corner stability. With a machine that leans confidently into the turn, the OR2T might be even more impressive ride than you expect. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including the full Warcraft movie trailer.

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Yamaha MWT-9 Leaning Trike

First, there was the GEN01, now Yamaha has unveiled its successor at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show: MWT-9. Powered by an 849cc triple-cylinder engine producing 115 horsepower and 64.5 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 6-speed transmission, it features dual forks mounted on the outside to increase front-end rigidity as well as for more accurate tracking in turns. No word yet on pricing or availability. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a crazy Star Wars Halloween light show.

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