Buell XB9S Lightning Turned Into Cool Piece of Art

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Even though most custom jobs tend to look too similar, Hide Motorcycles from Japan managed to come up with a great way to pimp a bike and make it stand out from the crowd. They've got their hands on a 2005 Buell XB9S Lightning and came up with a manga-inspired design to transform it into an all-muscle two-wheeler.  Apart from the powertrain of the original bike, everything else was heavily...

The Cannondale Stealth Concept

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Inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk Stealth, this urban-minded road bike is aiming to wreak havoc on the pavement in your neighborhood.  The Cannondale Stealth Concept Bike, like its jet counterpart, has a distinctive, angular shape that simultaneously provides a low-profile and aggressive aerodynamics.  Designed by Canondale's in-house design team, the Stealth Concept was built from...

The Most Amazing Electric Bike Yet: The 2009 Obtibike OB1

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Once in awhile something so revolutionary comes along that not only does it set a standard, it sets the bar pretty damn high. So is the case with the Optibike OB1, an electric/manual hybrid with the durability of a mountain bike. Designed by award winning bike designer Jim Turner, the 2008 Optibike OB1 landed in the California Academy of Sciences museum touted as "The future of...

Aprilia 850 Mana

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The Aprilia 850 Mana , with its compact CVT, or "electronically controlled, continuously variable transmission", aims to be the next step in the evolution of car technology making its way down to motorcycles. Like a modern scooter or snowmobile, the Mana has a twist-grip throttle but no clutch lever. Think of it as a DSG transmission. The motorcycles purists don't like it one bit, but the Mana...

Fashion Bikes on the Rise : Swarovski Bicycle by Pinco Pallino

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Another "ride-in-style" comes from the EICMA Show, in Milan. It's a jeweled carbon bike packed with Swarovski crystals, designed by Pinco Pallino and De Rosa for wealthy kids, mostly girls. To make sure wealthy boys won't cry, there's also a "1950" black model designed just for them. Too bad we don't have a price or a release date but I'm pretty sure they'll pop up in Dubai pretty soon.  [via...

2009 KTM RC8 R Superbike

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Next year, KTM is going to start racing. They'll do it with the new RC8 R superbike that has just been announced in Milan, at the EICMA Show. Under that unusual angular bodywork that makes it unique, and a beautiful mix of black and orange, the Austrians from KTM included a V-Twin 1195cc's engine to the beast, which sports 165hp or 180hp with an optional race exhaust. I guess that's how you...

Victory Vegas Jackpot

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With its crisp throttle response and throaty growl, the Victory Vegas Jackpot grabs attention with a fire breathing furiosity. The Jackpot includes a closed loop fuel injection system, 4-valve overhead cam and stage-2 camshafts, all wrapped within a bulletproof 6-speed transmission. When you need to haul ass, twist the throttle and the massive 97 horsepower and 113 ft-pounds of pavement...

Litespeed Archon

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Litespeed's Archon is the first bike in the company's all new T1 Super Elite Category. A technology called Wrap is used in the junction of the head tube and top tubes. What does that do you ask? The multishaped tube creates a highly stiff focal point for control and responsiveness. Looks wise, it almost gets as much paint as a Ferrari. It undergoes a 14-step finishing, graphics and coating...

The Plus Bike by Bortolani and Righi

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Let's get this out of the way-- if this bike were to be judged on aesthetics only, it'd be an absolute hit.  The Plus Bike by designers Bortolani and Righi of Dovetusai is visually stunning, a progressive take on the classic tool of transport.  On a functional level, its likely a failure.  There is a good reason that the traditional bike frame has gone unchanged for over a century, save for...

Electra Amsterdam

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Say hello to the Electra Amsterdam. Inspired by European cycling, the Amsterdam is a classic European styled bike reinvented in a clean, modern ride. While the look was inspired by a classic design, the technology is all modern. Utilizing a 3-speed hub with coaster brake for silky smooth shifting and low maintenance, not to mention Electra's signature geometry with a slightly forward pedal...

Zero X Electric Motorcyle

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Going green has finally hit the mainstream. What started as a one car phenomenon, has morphed into something that is entirely necessary. With an off-road bike, you should be getting closer to nature, not harming it. Luckily Zero Motorcycles feels the same way we do. The Zero X Electric Motorcycle has a 40-mile range between battery charges, and is not much loader than your standard pedal...

The Obama Bike: a Fixed Gear We Can Believe In

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The fix gear bike genius Marty Walsh has teamed up with pattern stylist Dan Funderburgh to build a bike for the new political generation, the Obama Bike.  Built for ANIMAL, the Obama Bike is a one-of-a-kind build, detailed with the branding themes of the campaign of Barack Obama himself.  The fading red and soft blue stars, the striped "O" Obama logo are all present throughout this bike,...