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Based on the 2020 Zero SR/F, the Zero XP electric motorcycle by Untitled Motorcycles is a streetfighter designed for cruising. Featuring custom clip-on handlebars, an electronic throttle housed internally, braided brake lines, Pirelli racing slick tires, and all-new body panels, except for the seat position as well as foot pegs. Power comes from a 14.4kW battery generating 140 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit a stop speed of 124 mph. Read more for a video of the 2020 SR/F, additional pictures and information.
We have seen the future of electric motorcycles, and it includes the BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster. The original Motorrad is a two-cylinder motorcycle that has been in production since the 1920s, but the company decided to give it a modern makeover with an electric battery pack, which offers massive torque from the get-go and unique U-shaped LED daytime running lights. This new bike also features a carbon fiber and aluminum chassis to keep things extra light. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
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Another day, another electric motorcycle, and this time, it’s the Sarolea x Mighty Machines MM.01. Featuring a carbon fiber chassis with orange accents, it offers 120kW of power, or approximately 163 hp, and a driving range of 205 miles on a full charge. WAIZU, an artificial intelligence automotive platform created by Google, ML6 from Ghent, and Sarolea, controls the bike, enabling it to achieve a 0-62mph time of 3-seconds flat. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Set for release next year, limited to 399-units worldwide and priced from $114K, the ARC Vector electric motorcycle is claimed to be the world’s most advanced. Featuring Human Interface technology, a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, hub-center steering, race inspired wheels and a 399-volt electric motor generating 133 HP and 109 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-60 time of 3-seconds flat. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Automotive designer Denni5 Cheng wanted to combine a city car and futuristic pod into a single vehicle, thus the Mobility R3 Shanghai Joy Concept 2035 was born. It only has room for one passenger, but can be used in two configurations: for normal driving, the passenger can relax in a lounge chair-like seat; the second mode shortens the R3 and raises the cabin into a more upright position, making it easier to park in tight spots. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Designer Victor Martinez transformed a Ducati Hypermotard 1100 into a machine worthy of a post-apocalyptic science fiction film, like Terminnator Salvation. This bike is powered by a 1078cc L-twin generating 90 bhp and can currently be seen in person at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If Iron Man owned a 2018 Scout Bobbeer, it would probably look like The Appaloosa by Belgium-based Workhorse Speedshop. It took over 700 hours of work to complete, with plenty of shaping, forming, and conceptualizing required for the outer facade. It draws inspiration from early 1900’s Formula One vehicles, and even the iconic F-86 Sabre aviation platform. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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.