Russia-based industrial designer Andrew Fabishevskiy came up with a two-wheeled lunar rover in 2020, or motorcycle if you will, and now, Hookie Co. has made it a reality. It’s based around an all-electric CAKE (Swedish electric bike company) drivetrain, was built in Dresden, Germany, and can be seen at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles through March, 2022. Making the actual bike took 9-months from start to finish, with backing from Puraglobe Syntainics. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ultra sleek and stylish, the Bandit9 Supermarine would not look out of place in The Matrix Resurrections. This motorcycle not only looks the part, but has the hardware to back it up, starting with the handcrafted coral-shaped frame made from 7075 aluminum, the same material used in the construction of missiles as well as other weapons. The body itself is manufactured from race-spec ABS plastic or carbon-fiber. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Let’s face it, playing racing games with a controller simply doesn’t recreate the thrill of speeding around a track, but this inventor may have a solution. The Q managed to weld his very own motorcycle simulation rig that works with nearly any racing game. The build process involved sketching the rig before cutting and then welding rectangular tube steel with a MIG welder. Read more to see the build and it in-action.
SAIC Design unveils the R-RYZR, a futuristic electric vehicle concept that explores how a user could connect and interact without the need for a key or even physical contact. It features the RYZR Smart-JKT, which connects to the car simply through the motion of sitting in the seat, giving the user control and access to an exclusive mobility club. Think of the R-RYZR as a wearable electric motorcycle meets car. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Milestone’s Ride 4 running on the PlayStation 5 at 4K and 60FPS might confuse some people for actual motorcycle footage, but it’s just an ultra realistic game, or at least from a graphics standpoint. The PS5 version makes use of the console’s solid-state drive to reduce loading times and the DualSense controller to bring the gas and brake levers to life. That’s right, these levers have their own resistance to transmit the same sensations as their real-life counterparts. Read more for the video and additional information.
White Motorcycle Concepts debuted the WMC250EV back in June with the goal being to break the land speed record for electric motorbikes, and many months later, they are getting ever so closer to doing so. One of its most notable features is the giant gaping hole in the middle that would typically be occupied by an internal combustion engine. Voxan Wattman currently holds the world’s land speed record for an electric motorcycle at 254 mph, although that may not last too much longer. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Ash Thorp
Automotive designer Ash Thorp from San Diego collaborated with Carlos Colorsponge figured that after the Tesla Cybertruck, Elon Musk will have no choice but to release an electric motorcycle to take on competitors, like BMW. So, the duo came up with “The Sokudo”, a stealthy carbon fiber motorcycle that can shape-shift depending on how fast it is traveling on the road. How? Its flexible chassis can fold for a more aerodynamic position at higher speeds. Read more for two more pictures and a bonus video.
BMW Motorrad’s all-new Concept CE 02 aims to offer a new interpretation of smart, urban single-track mobility a week ahead of the IAA Mobility 2021 show. The electric vehicle is not a classic motorcycle or scooter, but rather an electric bike of sorts powered by an 11-kW motor. It has a top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph) and a range of at least 90 km (56 miles) on a single charge. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Both Formula 1 cars and superbikes are extremely fast, but what happens if you pit them against each other? CarWow wanted to find out, and so they raced a 2017 RB7 F1 car against a BMW M 1000 RR superbike in the ultimate drag racing showdown. Oh, there’s also a Porsche 911 Turbo S to put things into perspective, one powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter flat-six engine generating 640 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Read more for the video and additional information.
Photo credit: Moto Adonis
Last month, Harley Davidson unveiled the LiveWire One, a more affordable version of its electric motorcycle. At $21,999 USD, this bike can travel up to 146 city miles on a single charge, which can go from 0-100% in just 60-minutes when plugged into a DC fast charger. Moto Adonis thought that it could use a style makeover, and thus “The Rule Breaker” was created. They replaced all of the factory body pieces and turned it into a futuristic Batcycle of sorts. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.