Sleek and stylish, the Ducati Elettrico is an all-electric motorcycle that needs to be made. Created by Aritra Das Designs, this bike features a a sculpted aerodynamic body, complete with Ducati’s trademark front fairing and sharp rear. It comes a brilliant red paint and full-body plastics conceal its drive system from view for maximum efficiency and safety. Read more for additional pictures and information.
It’s not everyday that you see a Plymouth Hemi Cuda, much less one pit against a motorcycle, but that’s exactly what went down at a local dragstrip. A standard 1970 Hemi Cuda is powered by a 7.0-liter Hemi V8 engine generating 425 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque, but this green monster boasts a supercharged and / or NOS version that’s producing 925 horsepower. Is it enough to beat a modified Suzuki GSX-R1000? Well, the 500-pound bike does make 157 hp and 77 Nm of torque. Read more for the video and additional information.
A chariot is basically a type of carriage driven by a charioteer, usually using horses to provide rapid motive power and were used by armies as transport or mobile archery platforms, for hunting or for racing, and as a conveniently fast way to travel for many ancient people. If Tesla were to put a modern all-electric twist on the chariot, it would probably look something like this creation by industrial designer Dong Yi. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Industrial designer and motorcycle enthusiast Tom Hylton wanted those who have lost a limb to enjoy one of his passions. So, he designed a bionic arm system for trans-humeral and trans-radial amputees. The prosthetic arm is attached to the shoulder and then plugs directly into the superbike’s handlebar. Best of all, it features a brain computer interface that sends based on the rider’s intentions. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Built by designer Mart Atkinson, creator of the BMW Alpha (above video), the Racer-X is his latest project, and it’s an electric motorcycle designed to look like the letter “X”. Featuring an aluminum tube structure covered in carbon fiber paneling, an open source software-controlled servomotor, an offset steering axis, and a Nissan Leaf-sourced 38 kW battery system. Read more for more fascinating images from around the web.
Ludovic Lazareth’s LMV 496 “La Moto Valante” is unlike any bike that you’ve seen before, or to be more specific, it’s a 4-wheeled motorcycle equipped with jet turbine-hubbed wheels that fold up to transform it into a flying hoverbike of sorts. At the center of each wheel hub is a powerful jet turbine, exhaust facing downward, similar to a quadcopter drone, but with much more power. Read more to see it in-action and for additional information.
French motorcycle manufacturer Lazareth has been known for their one-off and limited-edition motorcycles for a good decade, and their lineup includes the Maserati V8-powered LM 847. Sourced from a Maserati GranTurismo, its 4.7-liter V8 generates 470 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 457 pound-feet of torque at 4,750 rpm, more than enough for a motorcycle that weighs less than 900 pounds. It goes from 0 to 90 mph in just a few seconds while riding on 17-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Power Cup Evo tires, complete with eight-piston brakes up front that work with an ABS system to bring the action to a standstill when needed. Read more for a video and additional information.
JetPack Aviation has just unveiled “The Speeder”, the world’s first turbine powered flying motorcycle. It’s no larger than a standard motorcycle and its innovative design makes Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) possible from an extremely small footprint, while the quad turbine jet propulsion system powers flight speeds exceeding 150 mph with altitudes surpassing 15,000-feet. This vehicle can either be human-piloted or flown fully autonomously carrying loads greater than 400-pounds. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If Tesla made an electric motorcycle, it would probably look like the Zero Motorcycles’ 2020 SR/F, which features an air-cooled motor that generates 110 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque, which is good for a top speed of 120 MPH. Priced from $18,995, the base model is capable of traveling 161 miles on a single charge. You can also opt for an additional power tank that increases the range of each bike by about 25 percent, while an extra-fast charging option comes standard on the premium model, offering a 0 to 95 percent charge in just one hour. Read more for a 360° video and additional information.
Harley-Davidson may be known for their motorcycles, but they brought a functional electric scooter prototype to Aspen, Colorado for the Winter X Games to let a few lucky attendees try out. This may not be the first, but its rugged design aims to separate itself from the hundreds of others that are already available, not to mention the brand recognition. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.