Harley-Davidson first unveiled the LiveWire all-electric motorcycle concept in 2014, but now, they’ve officially revealed their production model at the European motorcycle show EICMA. This bike uses a permanent-magnet motor powered by a lithium-ion battery, and the electric drivetrain sits low in the chassis, contributing to a low center of gravity for better handling. You’ll also find large 11.8-inch disc brakes up front, 120mm front / 180mm rear tires, ABS and traction control. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
When it comes to going off-road on a motorcycle, the last thing you’d want to worry about is getting stranded in the middle of nowhere due to a flat. Introducing Nitro Mousse bulletproof inner tubes. They’re constructed from never-go-flat foam, and can withstand a chainsaw and / or even a small bullet from a firearm, all thanks to the high-nitrogen micro-matrix of proprietary elastomers. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
There hasn’t been many notable electric motorcycles to hit the market yet, but if Arc Vector becomes a reality, it’s touted as the “world’s most advanced”. The entire package consists of the motorcycle, a smart helmet with an onboard heads-up display, and haptic body armor that vibrates to alert riders of hazards on the road. When fully charged, you get a 170-mile range, all the while capable of running a 0-60 mph time of 2.7 seconds, topping out at 150 mph. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Motorcycle enthusiasts know that Harley-Davidson stopped production of the Buell 1125 a while, so the team at Ronin Motor Works decided to pay tribute. Meet the Ronin 47 Black Edition, which is based on the 1125, and replaces the original’s Showa forks for a cast aluminum alloy linkage fork, with easy fine-tuning available via a Penske mono-shock. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Lazareth is known for their crazy bikes, and the Wazuma R1 is no exception. Based on the atypical geometry of the wheel layout as “W” – the two front wheels are spaced and one rear wheel is detached, placed in the o axis – it provides amazing driving sensations through a specific chassis guaranteeing stability, and an incredibly efficient radial brake to contain the muscular acceleration. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Sporting a red muti-coat paint job, this sleek Tesla Model M motorcycle draws power from a 201 hp (150kW) electric motor, and lets the rider choose from four different driving modes: Race, Cruise, Standard and Eco. The electric motor is paired with Tesla’s lithium-ion batteries located directly in the lower section of the bike’s frame. Continue reading for two more pictures and additional information.
If Batman owned a futuristic motorcycle storage locker, it would most certainly be the BikeBOX24 XL. This storage pod is roomy enough to fit a quad bike, while its chiseled design prevents the exterior from bending or flexing and damaging the bike inside regardless of the weather conditions. It comes equipped with a hydraulic system to make opening and closing it breeze, and the top hinge enables the pod door to open vertically, which allows you to walk in or out. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Sleek and stylish, Taiwan-based Rough Crafts latest SportClassic motorcycle project, the “Indigo Flyer,” is based on the Ducati Monster 1200 S. The team, lead by Winston Yeh, completely rebuilt the bike’s bodywork from scratch and added 48mm Ohlins forks to strengthen the chassis, and six-spoke wheels from Wukawa Industry, wrapped in Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp rubber, for some flair. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This may look like an old hatchback, but take a closer look at the Honda City Turbo, and you’ll discover a tiny Honda Motocompo scooter inside. The hot hatch was produced between September 1982 and 1986, based on the naturally aspirated Honda City AA, and one of the few non-kei Honda cars to be equipped with a 100-hp turbocharged engine. However, the Motocompo motorcycle was a $360 option, complete with a 49cc, 2.5 hp engine. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
This started as a Kawasaki Ninja 650, but after lots of work, Droog Moto transformed it into the sleek “Moto 12”. Called an urban brawler, this motorcycle boasts a front end / handlebar conversion, a new custom subframe, exhaust, radiator upgrade, and a stealthy paint job to make sure that you can ride through the night as a superhero, or at least pretend to be one. Continue reading for more pictures and information.