Jetpack Aviation is currently developing Speeder, the world’s first flying motorcycle, and it’s powered by four jet engines fueled with kerosene, diesel, or Jet-A-fuel. The two planned models include an ultralight version that will fly at 60mph without requiring a pilot’s license and an experimental version that can hit over 150mph, but requires a formal license to operate. Both models will have up to 30-minutes of flight time, with a flight ceiling of 15,000 feet. Read more for a video and additional information.
Death Machines of London transformed a 1977 Honda Gold Wing into Kenzo, its ‘most radical machine to date’. The bike is inspired by the overlapping segments in a samurai general’s armor and named after a pioneering Japanese Isle of Man TT racer, combining traditional metalwork with composites, 3D printing, CNC, precision-etching, holographic lighting and exquisite leather work. The bike is available now, priced at £56,000.00. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Brent Walter
Auto enthusiast Brent Walter transformed an original 1971–1973 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle into two functional motorbikes, called “Volkspod”. They’re powered a 79cc (birch green) and 212cc (pastel blue) Volkswagen engines and the frame has been modified to include a functional headlight and taillight systems. No performance numbers were mentioned, but on a related note, the original 25 hp Beetle was designed for a top speed around 100 km/h (62 mph). Read more for a video and additional information.
You’ve seen the renders, now here’s an up-close look at the stunning $120K Aston Martin AMB 001 motorcycle, which was created in collaboration with legendary British motorcycle manufacturer Brough Superior. This work of art draws inspiration from the Aston Martin Valkyrie and is one of the most powerful street-legal bikes available, powered by a turbocharged, stressed-member v-twin engine generating 180 horsepower, all packaged in a lightweight carbon fiber frame that weighs in at just under 400 pounds. Read more for the video and additional information.
Aston Martin teamed up with Brough Superior to develop the AMB 001, the automaker’s first motorcycle. This limited edition bike is for the track-only and limited to just 100-units worldwide. It’s finished in Aston Martin’s familiar Stirling Green and Lime Essence colors, riding on matte black wheels, forks and brake assemblies. To keep things light (396-pounds), it boasts a carbon fiber body, with everything powered by a turbocharged 180-horsepower V-twin engine. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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A rat rod refers to a custom car that’s designed to look unfinished, typically without paint and showing rust, made from cheap or cast-off parts. YouTuber “Rich Rebuilds” wanted to make his version a little more refined, while still exuding a great deal of personality. The 1930s vehicle he purchased off Craigslist was originally powered by a Chevrolet 305 V8, but that was quickly replaced with an electric powerplant from Zero Motorcycles. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Saharudin Busri
British technology company is best known for its futuristic-looking vacuum cleaners, and if they decided to get into the motorcycle business, this is what their first bike could look like. The design itself was inspired by the company’s line of bagless vacuum cleaners that use cyclonic separation and brushless electric motors, complete with hubless wheels. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Modern electric motorcycles are mainly powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries, though some early models used nickel-metal hydride batteries, but the problem is that most models do not really stand out. Introducing the Ducati è Rossa. This sleek all-electric motorcycle draws inspiration from F1 cars and comes complete with a carbon-fiber chassis. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Limited to just 765-units for North America and another 765 for the rest of the world, the individually-numbered Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition is powered by a 765cc in-line triple with an Arrow titanium race-style exhaust that produces 128 horsepower at 12,250 rpm and 59 lb-ft of torque at 9,750 rpm. Even more impressive is its crazy 13,250 rpm redline. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Harley-Davidson is best known for their motorcycles, but now, they’ve created electric balance bikes for kids to get them started early. Available in IronE12 (3-5-year-olds) and IronE16 (5-7-year-olds) models, they feature 12-inch (30 cm) wheels, a 13-inch (33 cm) seat height and 16-inch (40 cm) wheels and a 17-inch (43 cm) seat height respectively. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.