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Viking Concept Motorcycle Designed By Henry Fisker

Viking Concept Motorcycle Designed By Henry Fisker

what do you get when an industrialist with a lineage to world’s famous toy maker LEGO collaborates with one of the world’s leading vehicle designer? the result may come as a surprise: it is a bike dubbed the Viking Concept Motorcycle. the industrialist here is none other than Danish Anders Kirk Johansen, the new man at the helm of Danish custom bike builder, Lauge Jensen and the automotive designer is Henry Fisker of BMW and Aston Martin fame. yes. the renowned automotive designer has his hands on designing his first motorcycle and the product of his creativity is quite a sight to behold. the Viking indicates the possible future direction for the bespoke Danish custom bike builder since Anders’ acquisition of Lauge Jansen in 2012. touted as the first motorcycle to be Euro IV compliant, the Viking sports a classic cruiser aesthetic with a flowing design that seamlessly linked the sculptured, organic fuel tank with the seat and the rear fender. Continue reading

Johammer Electric Motorcycle J1

Johammer Electric Motorcycle J1

it might look hilariously like a snail, but the Electric Motorcycle J1 by Austrian electric bike maker Johammer ain’t no slow poke; it is well capable of achieving 120 km/h (75 mph) and has a claimed range of up to 200 km (124 miles). its ‘odd’ form is not by accident; it is by design that it sports two tall side mirrors and a huge body. notice how it doesn’t seem to have an instrumental panel? well, it doesn’t – instead, information like speed, charge indicator and stuff are integrated on the side mirrors, and hence the unusually tall post for the side mirrors to facilitate easy reading. as odd as it may sounds, this could also be a pricey move as any tip over may potentially crush your wallet in order to replace them. never in history have mirrors been so delicate. really. and having rings of LEDs on them only adds to the cost, though we must admit they are rather attractive. Continue reading

Fallout 3 Bike

Fallout 3 Bike

post-apocalyptic scenario is not something anyone look forward to, but strangely, it is also an scenario mankind have dream up of in movies and in games. however, if it does happen, then this bike, aptly named Fallout 3 Bike, is the two-wheeler you’d be seeing roaming on the wasteland, among the crumbled buildings – if there were even any to speak off. dreamed up by a high school student by the name of Chris Riffel, who instead of chasing after rock stars and smoking weeds, coaxed some teachers and friends into helping him create this fully functional motorcycle. personally, i am not so much of a post-apocalyptic dude, but i have to admit this bike really had me at hello. Continue reading

Bell & Ross B-Rocket Concept Bike

Bell & Ross B-Rocket Concept Bike

2011 marked the year Bell & Ross successfully transited from the air to the ground with a special collab with Shaw Harley-Davidson Speed & Custom. three years on, the French luxury watch company is reaffirming their foothold on the ground with the radical and retro-licious B-Rocket Concept Bike. our initial thoughts when we first lay eyes on the B-Rocket were, ‘did Bell & Ross dig something out from its archive to show us?’ nope. apparently not. part airplane, part motorcycle, this two-wheeler is the latest collaboration with Shaw Harley-Davidson featuring unique blend of aerodynamic lines that evoke the experimental aviation of the 60s and the speed bikes that are destined to set records on salt lake at Bonneville. Continue reading

Taurus 2x2 All-Terrain Motorcycle - model 2m

Taurus 2×2 All-Terrain Motorcycle

two-wheel drive motorcycle is rare, but not new. however, the Russian Taurus 2×2 All-Terrain Motorcycle is on a league of its own. the two-wheel drive system coupled with super chunky tires allows it to transverse across the toughest terrain imaginable, going where four-wheel drive vehicles can’t but even if it can’t, its mere 47 to 74 kilograms of weight means it is lightweight enough to be picked up and carry over, or at least drag, to where you want to go. don’t believe? catch the video after the break and see it for yourself. there are two models planned: a 2×2 Taurus 2, which is the lightweight version fitted with low-pressure tires, and a 2×2 Taurus 2m, which is a heavier and more powerful model, fitted with serious off-road rubbers. Continue reading

Ducati Multistrada D-Air

Ducati Multistrada D-Air Wireless Airbag System

when it comes to motobiking, the only thing that comes between you and the road is, well… you, which makes rider protection all the more critical and often a daunting task. we have seen crazy, fashionista airbag collar for cyclist and more practical airbag jacket with built-in crash sensors in the apparel but today, rider protection is set to change with Ducati Multistrada D-Air, the world’s first production motorcycle with wirelessly integrated airbag riding jackets. collaborating with Dainese, Ducati will be introducing a special Multistrada model equipped with with a passive safety system that employs sensors built into the Multistrada’s existing electronics to constantly monitor the two-wheeler’s dynamic like acceleration, braking and more to detect a genuine crash or accident. Continue reading

Expresso Racer Vespa

38HP Expresso Racer Vespa

it is a known fact that most parents get a little twitchy whenever their kids told them that they are going to get a bike, but not if the bike in question is actually a scooter – more so if the two-wheeler is a tame and harmless Vespa, or so they thought. speaking of which, the Expresso Racer Vespa could very well quell parents/girlfriends anxiety and at the same time, not sacrificing your need for adrenalin rush on the tarmac. packing some 38 horses, thanks to the introduction of an Aprilia RS125 engine, plus a bunch of works, this anything-but-tame looking, black matte finish Vespa packs an astounding 300 percent-plus power over the regular base model Vespa. Continue reading

Honda NM4 Vultus Motorcycle

Honda NM4 Vultus Motorcycle

for the longest time, sci-fi anime flicks like Akira has captured our imagination on the bikes of the future, but three decades on, these bikes of the future is still nowhere to be seen – until now, well… almost. the recently announced Honda NM4 Vultus motorcycle is probably the closest you can get to one as far as mainstream motorcycles are concerned. though exactly when or how much it will cost is yet to be announced. the NM4 looks like a mash up of a modern scooter and cruiser, and it is obviously not as low slung as you would expect of a future bike, you know, for practicality sake cos’ humps and undulating roads are still part and parcel of the roads of the present. Continue reading

Feddz Electric Cargo Bike

Feddz Electric Cargo Bike

scooter offers a convenient form of transport for getting from point A to B, but not without shortfalls and storage is one major issue when you hitting up the supermarkets. this pressing storage issue that persist on most small two-wheelers is eliminated with the Feddz Electric Cargo Bike from German firm Emo-Bike. the bike is driven by an electric hub motor which leaves a gapping space where the gas tank and drivetrain would have been on a traditional gas powered motorcycle. what makes the Feddz unique is Emo-Bike turns that empty space into a useful 23 liters of storage, which certainly beats having a girly basket hanging off the handlebars. this also makes the bike looks a little ‘whole’ and a lot less like a mountain bike. Continue reading

KUBERG Free-Rider Electric Motorcycles

KUBERG Free-Rider Electric Motorcycles

treehugging and trial biking don’t mix. it is a harsh truth. no self-respecting treehuggers will want to see their beloved trees taking in the smog spewed out by gasoline rides, but with the KUBERG Free-Rider Electric Motorcycles, that is a different story altogether. described as the “most versatile electric bike”, the KUBERG Free-Rider is geared towards a broad range of ages, ranging from three year-old kids to teenagers to veteran riders. generally speaking, the bike only tips the scale at 84 lbs (38 kilograms) and is powered by a 2 KW BLDC motor, juiced by 15 Ah lithium polymer batteries. Continue reading