For those who don’t follow video games, Cyberpunk 2077 is an action role-playing title adapted from the Cyberpunk franchise. It takes place in dystopian Night City, an open world with six distinct regions, where players assume the first-person perspective of a customizable mercenary known as V, who can acquire skills in hacking and machinery, an arsenal of ranged weapons, and options for melee combat. What surprised most people was casting Keanu Reeves who is a non-playable character in Johnny Silverhand in the game. Read more to see the Arch Method 143 motorcycle inspired by the actor that you just might see.
ARC Motorcycles went bankrupt (administration) in 2019, but just this week, they announced that the company has been saved. Priced from $117K USD, the ARC Vector is touted as the world’s most technologically advanced electric motorcycle, and rightfully so. When optioned with the 95 kW (127 hp) electric motor it can hit 62 mph in just 3.2-seconds, while topping out at an electronically-limited top speed of 124 mph. Read more for two videos and additional information,
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The electric Harley Davidson LiveWire motorcycle was most certainly not a roaring success, especially since it retailed for nearly $30K. Industrial designer Tanner Van De Veer figures that it just did not stand out enough, and that’s why he came up with the Harley Davidson Revival. Rather than a standard battery pack, this one has swappable packs, thus cutting recharging time down to zero. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The Engler F.F. Superquad is touted as the world’s first, and rightfully so. It’s powered by an Audi R8 V10 Plus-sourced twin-turbocharged 5.2L V10 engine making 1,100 hp, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, enabling it to hi 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds, while topping out at 217 mph. Unfortunately, only ten of these will be made per year, with all of them being made this year and next, sold out. Read more for a full video tour and additional information.
If you happened to visit the London Art Museum yesterday, the sleek Triumph Trident Prototype was a nice surprise. This 3rd generation model is set to hit showrooms in Spring 2021, sporting an all-white paint job with a roadster design, short exhaust, muscular body and sleek lines. You can see cues from the Street Triple, but this prototype model does not reveal what materials were used. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Famed motorcycle builder Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom has unveiled his latest creation, called “Good Ghost,” the third in his trilogy of unique bikes. The first two were based on the BMW R80, but this latest build started with a 1980 BMW R100 RS chassis. It’s mainly stock, but he did swap out the shaft drive swing arm for a single-shock BMW ‘Monolever’ unit, equipped with a YSS shock. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Manufactured between 1975 – 1989, the original Yamaha XT 500 is a twin-valve single-cylinder enduro-adventure motorcycle fitted with 21-inch front wheel and the 18-inch rear with enduro-style tires that are perfect for both on- and off-road use. Industrial designer Maxime Lefebvre has unveiled a water-powered version that uses a “closed-loop” water pump to continuously cycle water for power. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Industrial designer Roman Dolzhenko is a big fan of both motorcycles and TRON, so why not combine both? Meet the MIMIC electric motorcycle. This sleek bike would fit right into the TRON universe with its minimalist body painted in matte black, complemented with LED lights that appear to be inspired by the TRON lightcycle. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Bike designer Roland Sands wanted to put his own touch on the BMW R 18, so he created a straight line dragster featuring the iconic and massive boxer powerplant. Called the R 18 Dragster, this build was made possible due to the bike’s easily removable rear frame and a simple-to-dismantle painted parts set, thus giving Sands the high degree of freedom for easily converting the rear end of the new R 18 to suit personal preferences. Read moref or a video, additional pictures and information.
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For those who don’t know, the Honda Motocompo is basically a folding scooter offered by Honda between 1981–1983 in Shetland White, Daisy Yellow and Caribbean Red variants. It was touted as a “trunk bike,” as its handlebars, seat, and foot-pegs fold into the scooter’s rectangular plastic body. What you ended up with was a box-shaped package measuring 46.7 in × 9.4 in × 21.3 in, making it is the smallest scooter ever built by Honda. Good news, as Honda recently trademarked “Motocompacto,” and described as a compact electric scooter. Read more for two videos and additional information.