Soya no Sohi, also known as Azusa Gakuyuki on Twitter, gained thousands of fans on social media platforms as a young motorcycle enthusiast traveling the scenic roadways of northern Japan. This social media influencer traversed through mountains, beaches and the countryside on Yamaha sport bikes. What most did not know is that Soya was actually Yasuo Nakajima, a 50-year-old man who used the AI-powered FaceApp to transform his face in every shot. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: James Gawley
Industrial designer James Gawley knew that Tesla CEO Elon Musk used to ride motorcycles as a kid, so it’s not hard to imagine the company releasing an electric bike in the future. Called the Model M, this is designed as a premium motorcycle, complete with a giant touchscreen that curves upwards towards the rider that has both day and night modes for better visibility without distractions. Read more for additional pictures.
Suzuki partnered with the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) to create Misano, a futuristic electric roadster that draws inspiration from motorcycles. The name actually comes from a popular racetrack in Italy located around Monza and San Marino. Measuring in at 13-feet in length, it’s slightly shorter than the Porsche 718 Boxster and has seating for two in a tandem configuration, with the battery pack situated next to the seats. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Hamyak (Russian for hamster) is an all terrain vehicle like you’ve probably never seen before, powered by a 150cc scooter engine. Its mono-tracked design is perfect for snow, sand, mud as well as other rugged terrain, but attempting to maneuver it on pavement could be trouble since you need to pin the throttle and transfer your weight to side for grip. At 187-pounds, it can easily be stored in the back of a pickup truck and can hit a top speed of 27 mph. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ninebot, the Beijing-based robotics startup that acquired Segway, has just unveiled the Apex H2, a hydrogen-electric hybrid motorcycle that wouldn’t look out of place in the next TRON movie. Unlike all-electric motorcycles, this one has hydrogen canisters that can be swapped out on the fly which turns the gas into electrical energy via a fuel cell to generate a combined 81hp, enabling it to hit 60mph in under 4-seconds, while topping out at 93mph. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Project Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle prototype could be the most extreme yet, with an 22-pound Integral Powertrain motor that generates 174 hp, paired with a 360-volt WAE battery pack capable of producing up to 228 hp. Its 15 kWH battery is good for approximately 124-miles on a full charge, but this has yet to be confirmed by the company. There’s also an advanced silicon carbide switch technology in the inverter that reduces losses in the inverter and results in greater drivetrain efficiency. Read more for a video and additional information.
The all-new 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa not only melds two generations of refinement, but it’s also the most technologically advanced, aerodynamic as well as fastest Hayabusa yet. Its 1340cc inline-four-cylinder engine generating 187 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque has been completely revamped to make it faster than its predecessors, thanks to new pistons, conrods, crankshaft, camshaft enhancements, a bi-directional quickshifter, engine brake control, as well as three power modes. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Volcon ePowersports introduces a new two-wheeled, child-friendly model, called the “Runt.” Not just a toy, this bike is capable of traversing all-terrains, complete with three riding modes that allow you to customize the experience based on the riders’ abilitie, app-driven geo-fencing controls, remote monitoring, performance limiters and even tip-over notifications. This means parents have peace of mind when their kids are out riding. Read more for additional pictures, a bonus video and additional information.
Photo credit: Sabino Leerentveld via Car Scoops
If you’ve played Cyberpunk 2077, the ARCH Nazare, Brennan Apollo “Scorpion” and Jackie’s ARCH, probably sound familiar. These are the motorcycles you find in the game, but if BMW were to have partnered with CD Projekt, this is what their bike may look like in the game. Designed by Sabino Leerentveld, this superbike concept sports a steel frame and various carbon fiber bits, including rear swing arms as well as the rear fender. Read more for additional pictures.
Photo credit: Moto Trainer Simulator
You’ve probably seen plenty of realistic racing simulators, but Moto Trainer could be the ultimate for motorcycle fans. Its proprietary software recreates the world’s greatest tracks, allowing riders to train on every MotoGP circuit around the world. The real-world movements are perfectly synchronized to the digital rendering of their character on-screen. They can then use the on-board laps as a ghost of sorts to train in seamless synchronicity with their on-screen counterpart. Read more for two videos and additional information.