Tag Archives: Motorcycles

Honda’s Riding Assist Technology Self-balances A Bike Without Gyroscope

Apart from the threat from other road users, motorcycle riders have another big concern: keeping the bike from falling over when coming to a rest or in slow traffic. That has been a problem that riders of past and present learned to deal with, but thankfully, it won’t be pass on to the future (or perhaps even near future) – thanks to Honda’s innovative Riding Assist. As of now, technology by the way of gyroscope is one option to keep a two-wheeler, or even single-wheel, vehicle upright without the rider performing circus act, but that, to Honda, is just way too cumbersome and could potentially alter the ride experience. So, instead, the Riding Assist leverages on the company’s robotics technology originally for Honda UNI-CUB self-balancing personal mobility device. Continue reading Honda’s Riding Assist Technology Self-balances A Bike Without Gyroscope

Trust Me, You Will Want This Pristine 80s Honda ATC 70 Three-Wheeler

Regardless of your argument on whether a three-wheeler is a motorcycle or not, you can’t deny that the 1984 Honda ATC 70 Three-Wheeler was probably one of the greatest thing the Japanese marque has rolled out in the 80s. While the performance offered by the ATC 70’s 72 cc, four-stroke engine is definitely not something to shout about, it is by no means a toy ride. On contrary, it is a full-fledged three-wheel motorcycle that comes complete with an automatic clutch, adjustable throttle, an upper design that was a familiar sight of the 80s Honda motorcycle, and also, fat, knobby tires that makes this the ideal beginner ride that to take on the beaten trails. Continue reading Trust Me, You Will Want This Pristine 80s Honda ATC 70 Three-Wheeler

Never Ridden 2014 Lotus C-01 Motorcycle To Go Under The Hammer

Remember that super sexy Lotus C-01 motorcycle that’s not built by Lotus? Only 100 units of this fine example were built, which makes it one of the super rare two-wheeler, if not the rarest, in the world. If you weren’t one of the hundred lucky folks who managed to secure one, here’s another golden opportunity for you to do so; only this time, it is going to be both easy and difficult to obtain. In a way, it is easy to obtain because this particular immaculate example, which apparently has never been ridden, will be going under the hammer at Monterey Car Week. Continue reading Never Ridden 2014 Lotus C-01 Motorcycle To Go Under The Hammer

BMW Radical Concept Goes Beyond Radical; It Is Breathtakingly Radical

Istanbul-based industrial designer and CGI artist Mehmet Doruk Erdem is no stranger to designing bold concept motorcycles and one of his latest concept two-wheelers, the BMW Radical Concept, continues that tradition, embarking on a radical design that’s very monolithic and yet, strangely minimalist. No details were provided by this talented dude, who obviously, has lots of creative juice flooding inside him, but then again, do we need more details? Nope. Not really. The renders are enough to blow us away that pretty much leaves us speechless. Continue reading BMW Radical Concept Goes Beyond Radical; It Is Breathtakingly Radical

Lazareth LM 847 Is A 4-Wheel Monster Bike Powered By 470 HP Maserati Engine

If you are still feeling sore about missing out on the four-wheel super bike, Dodge Tomahawk, well, we have good news for you. Now, for about half the price the Dodge Viper-powered Tomahawk, you can acquire the Lazareth LM 847, a bike with similar caliber as the Tomahawk, which means it is a motorcycle with not two, not three, but four wheels. And no, it is still not a car. You see, the pair of front and rear wheels are tightly packed, which means it is more like a bike with insanely wide wheels and also, it is powered by a car’s motor. Continue reading Lazareth LM 847 Is A 4-Wheel Monster Bike Powered By 470 HP Maserati Engine

The Future Is Here: Bandit9 L.Concept And Ava Custom Motorcycles

There are motorcycles and then there’s Bandit9. If you have the love for the unconventional and dig two-wheelers, then Bandit9 L.Concept and Ava could be good fit for you. Inheriting the design cues from the Bishop and EVE, the duo bears a striking retro-futuristic look that could only have come from sci-fi movies, or maybe from another dimension. As before, the cafe racer’s lineage is obvious, but with futuristic touches in the mix and that’s what made them stand out from the crowd of custom motorcycles we see today. Continue reading The Future Is Here: Bandit9 L.Concept And Ava Custom Motorcycles

BMW R nineT Scrambler Goes Official, But You May Have Seen It Already

You’d be hard-pressed to find any off-road motorcycle that speaks both style and luxury. Traditionally, ‘scramblers’, as they are commonly referred to, conjures up an image of KTM or Yamaha. You know, stuff like raised front fender, narrow and tall form, and raised exhausts. As you can see, in traditional sense, they hardly qualifies as stylish, much less luxury. But the BMW R nineT Scrambler is different. It is not the typical. It is muscular, much like its Roadster counterpart, but built slimmer. Though so, it does exhibit several requisite scrambler features, including raise twin exhaust, a longer suspension travel, a higher handlebar, a relax upright riding position and more importantly, it is setup for fun riding on winding country roads. Continue reading BMW R nineT Scrambler Goes Official, But You May Have Seen It Already

Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter – A Stunning Motorcycle of Billet Aluminum and Carbon Fiber

You may ask: ‘is this even a motorcycle?’ Well, it is obviously a motorcycle and an extremely radical one to say the least. Conjured up by Alabama-based motorcycle builder Confederate, the G2 P51 Combat Fighter is no doubt a sight to behold. This second-generation Combat Fighter stays true to the ethos of the original Combat Fighter, but now sports the new CX4 architecture that composes entirely of a lighter, more durable 6061-T6 aerospace billet aluminum construction – from the frame right down to the engine block and heads and is push forth by a drag-derived, air-cooled 2,163cc V-twin motor that pumps out 200 horsepower and an astounding 180 lb-ft (243.7 Nm) of torque – thanks to an all-new head design and induction system. Continue reading Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter – A Stunning Motorcycle of Billet Aluminum and Carbon Fiber

Sorry to Disappoint, But This Beautiful Concept Electric Bike isn’t From Tesla

Motorcycle lovers and Tesla fans must have gone thru some serious emotional roller coaster over the last few days. First, was the excitement over Tesla Motors’ “first electric motorcycle” known as “Model M” which has gone viral in the past days and second, to know that this purported electric bike is nothing more than a concept by a London-based CG and design enthusiast, Jans Slapins. So sorry to disappoint, cos’ Tesla isn’t going to produce electric bikes anytime soon. Continue reading Sorry to Disappoint, But This Beautiful Concept Electric Bike isn’t From Tesla

2008 Yamaha Scorpio Proves That Boxy Motorcycle Can Look Fabulous Too

I felt uneasy for a whole week because I knew I saw something ‘newsworthy’ last week but just couldn’t recall what was it until today. It was this super awesome 2008 Yamaha Scorpio by Jakarta custom bike builder Thrive Motorcycles. I think we don’t need to say a lot; one look, you know this ain’t your typical yard build, which is result in the uneasiness that plagued me for the whole week. Anyways, boxy objects are hardly beauties by default. The fact that you don’t see squarish bikes running around is a good enough proof. But as it turns out, boxy design actually looks pretty rad as proven by this 2008 Yamaha Scorpio. Continue reading 2008 Yamaha Scorpio Proves That Boxy Motorcycle Can Look Fabulous Too