At $5,000 USD, the SONDORS Metacycle just might be the first affordable electric motorcycle that can hit 80mph, thanks in part to its ultra lightweight 200-pound aluminum frame. Its removable 4.0-kilowatt-hour battery pack, nestled at the bottom of the frame, is good for approximately 80 miles of cruising range on a full charge. You can either charge the batter with any 110-volt wall outlet in about 4 hours or using Level 2 (240-volt) public / residential charging stations. Read more for a video and additional information.
Limited to 630-units, the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini draws inspiration from the Sian FKP 37 and most certainly looks the part. Featuring a green and gold livery that matches the Lamborghini revealed alongside it. complete with wheels modeled after the Sian FKP 37’s. Power comes from a 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT engine generating 157 hp @ 9,500 rpm and 95 lb-ft of torque @ 7,500 rpm. When all this powered is combined into a sleek 485-pound package, you get a street rocket. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Andrew Fabishevskiy
NASA’s original Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) is essentially a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program (15, 16, and 17) during 1971 and 1972. What you may not know is that they were all built by Boeing, with each weighing in at 460-pounds and having a maximum payload mass of 1,080-pounds. They were transported to the lunar surface folded up in the Lunar Module’s Quadrant 1 Bay. Read more to see what the NASA LMV V1 motorbike would look like on the Moon and a bonus video.
Photo credit: Al Yasid via Yanko Design
Motorcycle enthusiasts probably already know that Ducati is owned by Audi through its Italian subsidiary Lamborghini. However, we have yet to see an Audi or Lamborghini motorcycle, but the latter could become a reality if the company follows in the footsteps of designer Al Yasid. Based on the Ducati Diavel, the Lamborghini Mangusta features angular carbon fiber body panels, similar to the Reventon and Aventador. Read more for additional pictures.
SRK Cycles’ Tower Trike is currently the world’s largest motorcycle, and some describe it as a semi-tractor-trailer merged with a bike. Weighing nearly 11,000-pounds, it’s powered by a twin charged (turbocharged + supercharged) diesel engine generating 335 hp and 1,110 lb-ft of torque. There’s a 200-pound metal cross on the back as a design choice, but doubles as a roll bar in case of an accident. One caveat: it’ll set you back $90,000 to get your hands on this beast. Read more to see what it’s like to drive the Tower Trike.
The Serial 1 Cycle Company combines Harley-Davidson’s world-class product development capability and leadership in two-wheel electric propulsion with the innovation of a start-up brand dedicated exclusively to the eBicycle product. What you’re seeing above is the first model in the company’s electric bicycle lineup, and while no specifications were announced, it does appear to have a vintage design, complete with white tires, leather saddle / handgrips, contrasted with a black frame. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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,
Photo credit: Tanner Van De Veer
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.