At first glance, this may appear to be an aircraft nose, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize it’s just a 1988 Pulse Autocycle. Does it look familiar? If so, that’s because they have made an appearance in Back to the Future II, or more specifically, the downtown Hill Valley area in 2015. A red Pulse was actually the first vehicle Marty McFly saw as he exited the alleyway opposite the courthouse, driving along Main Street from right to left. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 100-units worldwide, the Aston Martin AMB 001 has begun track testing at Pau-Arnos in France. This sleek motorcycle was designed and engineered for the race track, powered by a turbocharged V-twin engine generating 180 hp, complete with an oversized intercooler that it a supercar engine appearance. One notable design feature of the AMB 001 is its aluminum fin that runs along the full length of a carbon fiber tank, passing under the saddle and out onto the rear. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Just days after the launch of LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R set, LEGO Italia teamed up with Ducati to create a life-sized 1:1 scale replica using Technic elements. After 400-hours of work and 15,000 parts, brick artist Riccardo Zangelmi completed the superbike and it can be currently viewed in person at the Modena circuit. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Triumph reveals the Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition, inspired by the custom stunt bike featured in the upcoming “No Time to Die” (November 25, 2020 release) film, and it’s limited to just 250-units worldwide with just 30 heading to the United States. At $18500, it comes equipped with a unique billet riser clamp sporting a laser-etched individual serial number plate, complete with a special Bond Handover Pack that includes a numbered certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor, as well as a premium backpack. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Finnish company Verge recently unveiled their all-electric motorcycle called TS and what sets it apart from the competition is its hub-less rear wheel made, which is made possible due to a round electric motor mounted directly under the rim. This electric motor produces 107 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 4-seconds. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Marcin Kuroń via HiConsumption
Poland-based ATV Swap Garage wanted to transform a Yamaha Raptor into something that could rival superbikes, and what better way to do that than by installing a Ducati L-Twin engine sourced from their 1299 Panigale superbike? That’s exactly what they did, but they also wanted to give it an aesthetic makeover as well, starting with a powder-coated chassis before installing custom engine mounts, bumper, crash bars, cargo nets, and aftermarket wheels wrapped in custom off-road tires. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The original Dodge Tomahawk motorcycle was first unveiled at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show, powered by a Viper-sourced 8.3L V10, and now, there are miniature replicas being offered by sellers on Alibaba. It’s basically a rideable bike powered by a 150cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine capable of revving to 8,000 rpm. Read more for a video and additional information.
The LEGO Group has just unveiled its latest Technic model, the Ducati Panigale V4 R, which boasts the style, sophistication and performance its real-life superbike counterpart. This set combines LEGO Technic and Ducati design DNA to recreate the curves and aerodynamic form of the two-wheeled wonder, complete with a 2-speed gearbox that activates the V4-cylinder engine. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Vyrus has been building motorcycles as well as other vehicles for the past three decades, and their latest project, the Alyen 988, will definitely make you look twice. This hyperbike uses a bespoke frame, swing arms and body, while the 1,298cc engine is sourced from a Ducati Panigale producing 205 hp at 10,500 rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Zillers Garage / Mikhail Smolyanov / John Reed
Mikhail Smolânovym of Zillers Garage in Moscow, Russia, helped designed this ultra sleek BMW R nineT motorcycle in co-operation with John Red Design. The entire bike was clad in fairings to hide all the mechanical components besides its 1,170cc boxer engine, thus resultingin a futuristic-looking neo-retro cafe racer that looks to be fit for the apocalypse.Read morefor a video,additional pictures and information.