• Bike Lust: Greg Hageman’s Custom Yamaha Virago XV750

    Bike Lust: Greg Hageman’s Custom Yamaha Virago XV750

    Before its current incarnation, this customized Yamaha Virago XV750 was a non-runner stuck in the garage (hopefully, with a Chillerator next to it), requiring too much work for the owner to try to fix up all by himself.  So he went to builder Greg Hageman, who not only restored it to running form, but rebuilt the now-dated chopper into a sporty-looking ride that looks fit plying our modern streets. Crafted using a 1995 model donor, the Yamaha Virago XV750 trades [...]

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  • Ariel Ace Can Be Cruiser, Naked Bike, Sports Bike Or Any Other Bike You Want

    Ariel Ace Can Be Cruiser, Naked Bike, Sports Bike Or Any Other Bike You Want

    Fifty years after they produced their last motorcycle, the innovative minds behind the Ariel Atom are back with a new two-wheeled road-raging behemoth.  And it’s unlike any other.  Called the Ariel Ace, it is, quite possibly, the most customizable motorcycle in the world. Out of all the bike parts, the only things that aren’t customizable are the engine, the Ducati-ish machined aluminum frame, and the transmission.  Everything else, from the fork to the seat to the exhaust system to the [...]

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  • Project Livewire: Yes, Harley-Davidson Just Made An Electric Motorcycle

    Project Livewire: Yes, Harley-Davidson Just Made An Electric Motorcycle

    Iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has announced their first ever electric motorcycle.  Called Project Livewire, it’s not a full-fledged commercial product just yet.  Instead, the company will be touring it around, giving potential customers a chance to test-ride the bike, then using feedback from that campaign to determine how it moves forward with the product. The campaign, called “The Project LiveWire Experience,” will be a cross-country tour along Route 66 that starts in New York and continues to 29 other US [...]

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  • Daymak Beast: This Adorable-Looking Solar Battery Electric Bike Is A Serious Off-Road Machine

    Daymak Beast: This Adorable-Looking Solar Battery Electric Bike Is A Serious Off-Road Machine

    While it looks more like a burly children’s scooter than a serious off-road toy, the latter is certainly what the Daymak Beast aspires to be. Combining elements from bicycles, motorcycles, and scooters with the off-road talents of an ATV, it’s one unique ride that combines tough performance with an unassuming appearance. Made by the same guys behind the Shadow Ebike, the electric two-wheeler brings a chunky, low-profile aesthetic that’s equal parts rugged and cute. Like a dirty Ryan Gosling. Suffice to [...]

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  • Vanhawks Valour Smart Bicycle Tracks Your Rides And Gives Interactive Feedback

    Vanhawks Valour Smart Bicycle Tracks Your Rides And Gives Interactive Feedback

    With more and more people using bike computers, fitness monitors, and smartphone apps to add tracking and GPS functions to their bicycle rides, it only makes sense to start producing bicycles with sensors, radio chips, and all sorts of connected hardware. That’s exactly what we get with the Vanhawks Valour. No need to buy any extra hardware or software to get a variety of software services on your bike. Paired with a downloadable smartphone app, you can use it to record ride [...]

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  • Me-Mover Trike Can Carve Corners, Climb Inclines And Fold Into The Size Of A Rolling Briefcase

    Me-Mover Trike Can Carve Corners, Climb Inclines And Fold Into The Size Of A Rolling Briefcase

    We’ve seen plenty of quirky tricycle designs around these parts, from recumbent drifters to standing mini-trikes, all aimed as an alternative personal transport machine. Out of all these, though, I feel like the Me-Mover has the most potential to offer a real alternative to traditional bicycles for urban transport. Described as a “personal active transporter” that’s designed for city use, the ride looks like a kick scooter with two separate footpads and three wheels. It doesn’t use conventional pedals like many trikes we’ve [...]

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  • Halfbike Is A Mini-Trike You Ride While Standing

    Halfbike Is A Mini-Trike You Ride While Standing

    Imagine a Segway (okay, an electric Vespa Segway).  Take away the electric drivetrain, replace it with a bicycle’s gear mechanism, and make the riders stand on the integrated pedals rather than a designated footpad.  That’s exactly what they did with the Halfbike. We’re not exactly sure how to describe it.  Is it a trike with neither a seatpost nor a handlebar?  is it a manual Segway?  Is it a toddler’s bike that’s been rigged to ride full grown adults upright?  [...]

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  • Rungu Juggernaut Fat Tire Trike Is Awesome And Beast Mode Rolled Into Same Package

    Rungu Juggernaut Fat Tire Trike Is Awesome And Beast Mode Rolled Into Same Package

    The Rungu Juggernaut, an upright tadpole trike that runs on all-fat tires, is specifically built for transporting watersport equipment across the sand.  With a design that puts the two front wheels side by side in shoulder-width spacing, it’s able to spread the load out more efficiently, maximizing stability while you haul a heavy surfboard, tow a kayak, or carry a fleet of coolers filled with beer across the beach. Aside from the two front wheels’ admirable utilitarian function, they also make [...]

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  • Futuristic Honda NM4 Motorcycle Features A Unique, Comfy-Looking Riding Position

    Futuristic Honda NM4 Motorcycle Features A Unique, Comfy-Looking Riding Position

    Sporting what Honda describes as a “neo-futuristic” design, the Honda NM4 is definitely one eye-catching motorcycle.   Not only does it bear styling that looks perfectly at home being ridden by a half-robot police officer from 2050, though, it could very well offer a more comfortable ride, too. With a seating position that Honda calls “cockpit-style,” it steers clear of the saddle-like seats you’ll find in everything from Ducatis to electric motorcycles, opting for a comfortable-looking wide seat.  That means, more [...]

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  • Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Looks Awesome, Brings Tron Lightcycle Pedigree

    Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Looks Awesome, Brings Tron Lightcycle Pedigree

    A while ago, Lotus, the storied sports car maker, announced they will be entering the motorcycle business in a huge way by delivering a “hyper bike.”  And now they have with the introduction of the Lotus C-01. If the vehicle’s lines remind you of the motorcycles from “Tron: Legacy,” that’s because it’s designed by Daniel Simon, the same guy responsible for fashioning the futuristic Lightcycles used in the movie.  Yep, it’s probably as close to a real-life Tron bike as [...]

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  • Golf Bike: A Bicycle Designed For The Fairway

    Golf Bike: A Bicycle Designed For The Fairway

    You’ve already ditched the car in favor of a bicycle for doing your daily commutes. You’ve even ditched the ATV for a CB4 Hunting Bike during your weekend trips to the backcountry. Might as well go all in on that pedal-powered life and trade your Garia LSV Golf Cart for a Golf Bike. Made by Higher Ground Bicycle Co., it’s a bicycle that’s been custom-designed for use in the fairway. That way, you can put in a little extra exercise [...]

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  • BikeBoards Are Bicycle Skis For Gliding In The Snow

    BikeBoards Are Bicycle Skis For Gliding In The Snow

    Sure, you can try riding a fat bike on thick snow to get your cold weather bicycling fix. For all intents and purposes, though, we have a feeling using a BikeBoard with your bike is going to make for a lot less hard work on your part. A ski that attaches to your bike’s front tire, it lets the front of your bike glide through the snow. Since the skis out front help compact the snow, there’s also less resistance [...]

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  • Ryno Microcycle Is A Lustworthy One Wheel Electric Motorcycle

    Ryno Microcycle Is A Lustworthy One Wheel Electric Motorcycle

    The first time we saw Ryno’s Unicycle, it looked like someone took one end of a motorcycle and chopped off the rest. Now that the company has unveiled its final design, it still looks like someone took one end of a motorcycle and chopped off the rest. Except with the new Ryno Microcycle, it looks like they chopped off a sporty big bike instead of a goofy-looking two-wheeler. Basically, it’s awesome. From the looks of things, they compressed an entire [...]

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  • Sandwichbike Wooden Bicycle Ships Flat-Packed, Assembles In 45 Minutes

    Sandwichbike Wooden Bicycle Ships Flat-Packed, Assembles In 45 Minutes

    Sure, there are solutions out there that enable flat-packing your bicycle for easy transport.  The Sandwichbike, though, is an entirely new bicycle designed from the ground up to facilitate both flat-packing and quick assembly. Designed by Basten Leijh, the bike is shipped flat-packed with 52 individual parts, along with the accompanying tools needed to put everything together.  Everything fits in a box measuring 37 x 27.6 x 9.4 inches, making for a reasonably-sized package you can carry and transport without [...]

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  • Brutus 750 Is One Stunning, Mouth Watering Motorcycle

    Brutus 750 Is One Stunning, Mouth Watering Motorcycle

    If you’re going to call a motorcycle Brutus, it needs to be monstrous in size and beastly in stance.  That’s exactly what Caterham Bikes manages to deliver with their first motorcycle effort in the Brutus 750. Yep, this is the same Caterham that makes all those throwback roadsters.  Except they’re now dabbling in two-wheelers, all while retaining the same outlandish approach that made their automobiles such desirable creatures. Billed to deliver “flexibility and driving simplicity,” the Brutus 750 is an [...]

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  • ICON E-Flyer Electric Bike Takes On Vintage Motorcycle Styling, Handmade Construction

    ICON E-Flyer Electric Bike Takes On Vintage Motorcycle Styling, Handmade Construction

    ICON has made a name for itself by kitting out classic 4x4s with modern gear. This time around, they’re turning their attention towards an entirely different ride with the ICON E-Flyer electric bicycle. Yep, ICON built an electric bike.  Similar to their previous vehicle efforts, it embraces vintage design unflinchingly, drawing inspiration from WWI-era board racers that ran circles around grand oval motordromes during its time.  Basically, it’s an electric bicycle that’s styled like an early-generation motorcycle racer, making it [...]

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  • Ducati 1199 Superleggera: Lightest, Most Powerful Ducati Ever

    Ducati 1199 Superleggera: Lightest, Most Powerful Ducati Ever

    Ducati superbikes have always been famous for their lightweight footprints, but the latest from the Italian manufacturer gets even leaner.  Called the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, it’s the lightest superbike ever in the company’s long line of two-wheeled speed demons. Not only does it step things up by being leaner than the outfit’s previous superbikes, this limited-edition model is meaner, too.  Yep, posting a dry weight of 342 pounds isn’t impressive enough — the company claims it packs “the highest power-to-weight [...]

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  • The Bully Motorcycle By Deus Ex Machina Is A Work Of Art

    The Bully Motorcycle By Deus Ex Machina Is A Work Of Art

    Sometimes, a motorcycle just tells you itself what its name should be.  In the case of The Bully, what else can you call a heavyset cafe racer that shakes, thumps and pulls like a schoolyard kid with a seriously mean streak? Created by Woolie’s Workshop under Deus Ex Machina, the vehicle lived out its previous existence as a Buell Lightning X1 before getting into a collision that left the entire bike compromised.  To give it new life, the entire motorcycle [...]

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  • Bull Cycles Turns This Harley Sportster XL1200 Into A Gorgeous Café Racer

    Bull Cycles Turns This Harley Sportster XL1200 Into A Gorgeous Café Racer

    Want to turn a Harley into a café racer?  Yeah, that will elicit laughs.  It doesn’t mean you should give up on your custom motorcycle dreams of producing an art deco Harley, though.  As it turns out, it’s perfectly possible to do it right.  And that’s exactly what Illinois-based Bull Cycles has done with Zephyr. Using a donor 1995 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200, the motorcycle pairs art deco styling with the beastly power of a proper Harley, turning out a ride [...]

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