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Steampunk Motorcycle

Built around a two-cylinder engine sourced from a 1964 Jawa '350' - upgraded with a new a Jikov carburetor, this Steampunk-inspired motorcycle appears to be straight from the Victorian-era. The entire chassis was handcrafted from steel tubing, while its alloy bodywork was created in partnership with Marvin Diehl of KRT, who also designed the handlebars. The front suspension is hidden behind the graceful alloy silhouette. It rolls on two 23" SM pro alloy rims, and a single rear-drum-brake ensures ample stopping power. urban motor. 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 that shows what happens when you put bass strings on a guitar.

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Lazareth Back to the Future

Based on a 1999 Yamaha YZF R1 motorcycle, the Lazareth "Back to the Future" may not be able to travel back in time, but it was used in the movie Babylon A.D. starring Vin Diesel. Featuring a reflective carbon fiber fuel-tank, Triumph '955 IN' 17" wheels, TFX shocks, Brembo brakes, an upgraded floating-link suspension-system, and a single pipe exhaust protruding from the back that sits surrounded by LEDs. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Vulcan DethGrip

When is a 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan 650 S not just another motorcycle, when Portland-based Icon 1000 gets their hands on one and transforms it into "Dethgrip," which boasts a blacked out design. In addition to the stealthy look, it features all custom bodywork from head to toe, except for the fuel tank, which remains stock. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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1912 Henderson Motorcycle

Henderson was a manufacturer of 4-cylinder motorcycles from 1912 until 1931. They were the largest and fastest motorcycles of their time, and appealed to sport riders and police departments. The company promptly announced a new 57 cubic inch (934 cc) IOE four-cylinder 7 hp motorcycle, with the engine mounted inline with the frame and chain drive. Production began in 1911, using the in-line four-cylinder engine and long wheelbase that would become Henderson trademarks, and it was available to the public in January 1912. Advertisements boasted 7 HP and a price of $325. It was the third four-cylinder production motorcycle built in the United States, and featured a folding hand-crank starter handle. Continue reading for 18 more fascinating pictures from around the web.

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BMW K75 Alpha Land Speed Racer

Mark Atkinson has officially unveiled the BMW K75 "Alpha" land speed racer, a motorcycle he created in partnership with Turkish designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem. It took Atkinson several months for him to build a chassis to fit inside Erdem's streamliner shell, one inspired by the lines of a Great White shark. Once fully completed, it will be used to race on the Bonneville Salt Flats and hopefully set a record or two. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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BMW K75 Alpha

Designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem unveiled the K75 typhoon concept last year, but motorcycle extraordinaire Mark Atkinson has brought it to life. Since there is no current machine that matches the other-worldly typhoon, Mark had to custom fabricate nearly all of its components from scratch. That's right, what you're looking at is a bespoke chassis, center hub pivot, hand-machined aluminum linkage, and a bellcrank-actuated steering system. 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 someone biting sodium metal.

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Mono Racr

Created by motorcycle enthusiasts with engineering and industrial design backgrounds, the "Mono Racr" by Huge Moto is based around a 1,000cc Honda inline four-cylinder engine. The mainframe and swing arm are handcrafted from a single piece of carbon fiber, thus reducing the weight while improving performance. Rather than add unnecessary electronics, they spent most of their time designing a highly refined, curved form. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Phaser Type 1

Based on the Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer, the Phaser Type 1 uses the original frame, forks, swingers and wheels, but adds a battery as well as drivetrain in place of the conventional motor location. Its 6 kWh battery pack has peak power output of 64-horsepower, a top speed of 110mph, and a range of 60 miles when fully charged. The bodywork is made from CNC machined milled sheet aluminum. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW Roadcarver


The BMW Street Carver was unlike any other skateboards at the time, as it boasted a unique suspension system derived from parts from a BMW 5 Series car. Its steering mechanism that gave it the ability to carve like a snowboard or surfboard. The Street Carver employed large, 110mm curved wheels, which were required because the axles roll in relation to the ground (i.e. change camber) as the board is turned (as opposed to traditional skateboarding axles, which remain parallel to the ground as the board is turned). Designer Rico Kersten unveils the Roadcarver, a four-wheeled motorcycle that was inspired by this unique skateboard. 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 cold welding in atmosphere.

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Renard GT Carbon Fiber Motorcycle

Sleek and stylish, the Renard GT is a carbon fiber motorcycle fit for John Wick. Not only does it feature an ultra-light carbon-fiber monocoque that weighs just 11kg, but a longitudinally mounted V2 engine as well. This modern, air-cooled engine generates approximately 125 horsepower at 8000 RPM, while offering a top speed of 230 km/h. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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