Maarten Timmer's VertiGO: Rubber Burning Electric Motorcycle

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It's a near fact that electric motorcycles can't be as powerful and as cheap as their gas burning counterparts, but at least they can look hot, right? At least that's what Delft design graduate Maarteen Timmer has been trying to do with his latest VertiGO, a rubber burning electric bike. AlthoughVertiGO looks like a classic superbike, the slightly futuristic design is anything but regular, yet...

Ural T Sidecar Motorcycle - Brings Military Stories Back

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For those who appreciated the military-inspired Gear Up Sahara that we showed a few months ago, the Russian designers from Ural Motorcycles have a new proposal. Although it looks unchanged despite decades of production, the new Ural-T is one of those nostalgically evocative rides on three wheels. With an old school exterior, the sidecar motorcycle cruises through country roads (or dirt roads...

2010 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 Launched

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The 2010 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 has just been launched at the INTERMOT Cologne Show 2009. A radical departure from its 60-year-old ancestor, the new Thunderbird is a modern day cruiser that promises to live up to its legacy. Aimed mainly at the custom cruiser market, the bike sends 86 horses to the rear wheel from a 1600cc DOHC parallel twin engine, mated to a six-speed transmission. With...

Ducati Desmosedici GP9, With Help From Shell

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If fancy cars don't do it for you, perhaps a two-wheeled alternative will do. Ducati's Desmosedici GP9 has a lightweight carbon-fiber frame that houses a 90-degree V4 four-stroke engine, generating over 200 horsepower from under 800cc. Shell brings the motor oil and fuel efficiency, lubricating the engine and ensuring an entire race without a pit stop, thanks to a 21-liter tank with V-Power...

2010 BMW S1000RR Superbike

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Last year, BMW managed to stun motorsport fans with their official announcement for a S1000RR ultra-sport literbike that was supposed to take on established Japanese competitors. This year, all the hype is around the 2010 BMW S1000RR model. Dictated by aerodynamics rather than a designer's pen, the new superbike follows an asymmetrical theme with a large, fox-eye headlamp on the left side...

Futuristic 2015 Honda CB 750 by Igor Chak

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Designed by Igor Chak, here's a futuristic motorcycle concept that adds a tinge of modern to the famous 1970s-80s Honda CB series. An eco-ride that definitely knows how to grab attention, his 2015 Honda CB 750 features more computers than our office and packs a 5-inch OLED multi-touch display that controls whatever needs to be controlled— from GPS to driving modes or...

Ducati Streetfighter Hits The Road

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Announced late last year in Milan, Ducati’s superbike— the Streetfighter, is finally hitting the roads. Effectively a monster in itself with a claimed 155bhp, it's actually the most powerful naked motorcycle the Italians have ever built. Created for the race-minded, it's just been revealed that the 2009 Streetfighter will feature racing silencers, undertank side panels, a swingarm guard, a...

Limited Edition Gear Up Sahara Comes to America

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Inspired by the famous Pustinja motorcycle and the sandy dunes of the desert, the Gear Up Sahara is a unique three-wheeled vehicle with a military past. Produced by the Russians from Ural Motorcycles, it features an on-demand sidecar drive that certainly adds to its ability of blazing through mud, sand and snow. Packing everything under an elegant light-brown finishing, Gear Up Sahara is a...

Steve McQueen Metisse Desert Racer Replica

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After 46 years since his epic jump in The Great Escape, Hollywood legend Steve McQueen's Desert Racer motorcycle is making an exciting comeback. With full endorsement from the McQueen estate, Oxfordshire-based Metisse Motorcycle are working on a limited edition run of replicas of the bike. Recreating as many details as possible, just like the original the new Metisse Desert Racer will...

EV-0 RR Electric Motorcycle, Race-Ready

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There are electric motorcycles— and there is the new EV-0 RR. Put together by the crew at Evo Design Solutions, EV-0 RR is a new breed of superbike that turns into a rocket on wheels without guzzling on gas or oil. The EV-O RR Electric Motorcycle features a carbon fiber monocoque frame, two electric motors with lithium batteries and a double wishbone forkless front suspension. Not intended...

The 1934 BMW R7: Gloriously Restored

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After over seventy years languishing in a box, "one of the most important, innovative and visually stunning motorcycles ever produced" sees light again. Fully embracing the Age of the Machine and the culture of the times before World War II, the 1934 BMW R7 motorcycle is a bold visual representation of a bygone era in world history. Now covered with a lustrous black paint,...

Triumph Speed Triple, Turns 15, Celebrates

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Celebrate the 15th anniversary of its legendary Speed Triple , Triumph is preparing to release a distinctive 2009 model. Initially designed as a modern sportbike or a race replica motorcycle, the brand matured and now stands proud as a real streetfighter. Sharp and minimalist, the special edition features a new rear sub-frame, a set of polished stainless steel heat shields, a clear-lens LED...

2009 BMW S1000RR

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Building on its long history of racing, BMW has revealed a new ultra-sport literbike built to take on the established Japanese competitors both in terms of price and performance. Dubbed S1000RR, this superbike is compact and light (weighs 183 kg), is powered by a 999cc in-line 4-cylinder engine that outputs 190 hp, and features ABS brakes and traction control. With outstanding...

Electric Scooter: Motobecane Motivo Eco-rides With Style

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Designed by Miguel Ángel Iranzo Sánchez, the Motobecane Motivo is a refined electric scooter that adds a bit of luxury and futurism to your daily commuting. The retro-styled concept is being propelled by in-wheel electric motors that are powered from a built-in suitcase that serves as a battery carrier for removal and recharge when needed. Elegantly clad in leather and walnut wood, it's the...

Harley Davidson Iron 883 - The Black Matte Sportster

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Embracing the pure essence of street riding, Harley Davidson announced their newest addition for the company's Dark Custom lineup. Based on the entry-level Sportster platform, the 2009 Iron 883 is all decked  from fender-to-fender in a black matte finish meant to charm the young with its retro feel. Featuring a fuel-injected 883cc V-twin powerplant with plenty of power for...

Woodn't You Like to Ride This Vespa?

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Using glue, clamps and strips of exotic wood, master carpenter Carlos Alberto has applied old-world woodworking techniques to urban motorsports, handcrafting a stunning and functional wood-bespoke Vespa scooter. The level of detail on this wooden Vespa is astonishing-- from the hubs to the handlebars to its wooden abdomen.  Work-in-progress photos from the Portuguese craftsman show how much...

The CORE Concept Bike by Victory Motorcycles

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At the NYC International Motorcycle Show last week, Victory Motorcycles introduced their new CORE concept bike. Designed by Michael Song as an all muscle power cruiser with less conventional looks, the bike was stripped down to its raw essence to help set new standards. An amazing mix of art and science, CORE uses a cast-aluminum frame that houses all the mechanicals and is powered by a 1731cc...

Ducati Desmosedici GP9: Official Revealed

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At the Ducati Wrooom event in Italy, Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali has officially revealed more details about their Desmosedici GP9 bike-- the model that Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden will use for the 2009 MotoGP World Championship. The most important change is that the bike ditched the tubular steel trellis architecture and now features a radical new carbon fiber chassis. Thought it hasn't...

Appealing Aprilia SMV 750 Dorsoduro Sets Foot on US soil

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Aprilia is entering the supermoto category in US with its SMV 750. Powered by a liquid-cooled V-Twin 750 cc engine, the ultra-cool bike offers 92 horsepower and stunning styling in both its black and red versions. The rest of the bike including the suspension, braking and handling have been revamped and redone to suit the new power output while the wave-shaped disc brakes offer plenty of...

MOTOrepublic Beta, the Noiseless Racer

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MOTOrepublic designers have been working on a full-scale prototype of an electric bike that won't pollute the air-- with either CO2 emissions or noise. Dubbed MOTOrepublic Beta, this electric motorcycle not only looks fantastic, with its battering ram-like headlight, but also packs some state of art technology that includes a new ultra-thin exoskeleton frame concept. We'd sure...