What you see here is scooter that is not quite a scooter. Underneath the custom body that (almost) completely concealed the innards is Honda’s quirky X-ADV, an “adventure scooter” (but not really quite). Yep. It is in fact a XXL size of the cult-classic from the 1990s, the Honda Cub EZ 90. From Italy custom bike maestro, Deus Milano, with some help from another Milan great, Kaos Design, this upsized “Cub EZ 90” is the homage to the original and yes, it is actually the X-ADV. The result is stunning and with a glance, you are transported back in time… to 1991. Continue reading Honda’s Iconic Cub EZ 90 Got Upsized In This Modern Homage Example
At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha had a theme called “Yamaha Future Garage: Resonate the Future” and what the motorcycle maker brought to floor was indeed futuristic. In addition to the NIKEN Leaning Multi-wheeler previewed in late October, the show floor was occupied by dazzling examples, including a sports bike that will totally look the part in Bladerunner (and will make Akira’s bike look so dated) called MOTOROiD, a cute three-wheel leaning multi-wheel vehicle called TRITOWN, a leaning four-wheeler known simply as MWC-4, a CROSS HUB Concept which is also a three-wheel leaning vehicle but one that has a body that encapsulate the rider like the MWC-4, and finally, there’s the MOTOBOT Ver.2, an autonomous motorcycle—riding robot which is essentially a follow-up to the first motorbike-riding robot introduced two years ago. Continue reading Yamaha’s Theme Of “Resonate the Future” Is Really, Really Futuristic
If you love the exhilaration brought about by motorcycle but somehow felt insecure because of it being a two-wheelers, then perhaps a three-wheeler bike will be right up your alley. If so, Yamaha may just have the ride for you. Called Yamaha NIKEN Leaning Multi-wheeler (LMW), it features a liquid-cooled 4-stroke, fuel injected inline 3-cylinder large displacement engine blessed with DOHC (that’s double overhead cam, if you don’t already know…) and 4-valve per pod, and it promised to make you feel ‘safe’ when executing corners – all thanks to its unique three-wheel configuration. And that’s no ordinary three-wheel configuration, by the way. Continue reading Yamaha’s New NIKEN Leaning Multi-Wheeler Is A Corner-loving Bike
Kalashnikov Group, better known for its AK-47 assault rifle, is venturing into an entirely new military segment. The Russia’s largest arms manufacturer is making electric bikes, designed specifically for use by the Russian military and law enforcement agency. According to Kalashnikov, 50 units will be deployed by Russian Police at the 2018 World Cup. Subsequently, the bikes are expected to be used in events like parades, as well as deploying to part and nature reserve such as VDNKh, Tsaritsyno and Poklonnaya Hill. Not a lot is known about this recently announced surprise product from the company who is synonymous with guns. Continue reading Maker Of AK-47 Is Now Making Electric Bikes For Russian Military Too
Vespa is a scooter and the company behind it, Piaggio, have been doing it for over seven decades. All’s good up till now, but have it ever occur to you, what if the Italian company dabbles in motorcycles making, you know, like say, a chopper, a sports bike, or even a dirt bike? At this point, you may be wondering. What the hell is the difference between a scooter and a motorcycle anyways? Well, get ready for Scooter 101. There are a few distinct differences between the two. First, motorcycle has the gas tank in front of the seat while the engine, typically attached to the frame, is right below it (the seat). Plus, motorcycle usually have larger wheels and as far as power plant is concerned, a scooter’s motor is more often than not, integrated with the rear suspension. Continue reading Someone Reimagined Vespa As Motorcycles And The Results Are Dope!
You know how the rich get to handpick materials for their ride? That’s personalization and it is like the Nirvana in the world of customization. Kids will never have such luxury because, kids. However, much to the envy of both grown-ups and little kids alike, a kid name Leart has gotten this luxury. You see, Leart is the son of Gaz and nephew of Bujar Muharremi, and Bujar and Gaz happens to be the folks running Auto Fabrica, a bike customizer. Now, you see why the uber stylish mini bike you see here, called Type 0.1, is no surprise and why Leart is one lucky little bugger? Continue reading Mini Bikes Are Cute, But This Custom Mini Goes Beyond Cute; It Is Stylish
Motorcycle puts a rider closer to the action and hence, more in touch with the surrounding, but with those perks come the risks. Riders of two-wheeler do not get the same level of protections as drivers of automobile and therefore, it is imperative that the rider has heightened senses. Unfortunately, being human means riders do not have spider sense and they certainly do not having eight eyes like a spider does and so, motorcyclists are mostly taking chances. However, a new kind of motorcycle helmet, called CrossHelmet X1, aims to change that. Continue reading CrossHelmet Heightened Your Senses With 360 Vision And Sound Control
This scooter is not electric, neither does it have groundbreaking technology, but it is probably one of the coolest scooter on this planet because, Gundam. Whether or not you are a fan of this nearly 40-year-old Japanese giant mecha, you can’t deny this Gundam scooter is a serious head turner. Whoever created this custom Gundam scooter is pure genius. Though, something could be done about the headlamp and turn signal lights, so the scooter could have a more integrated look. Just saying… We do not know the background of this two-wheel of awesomeness, but we do know Ryo Inoue, a Japanese who no doubt have a huge thing for Gundam, is the new proud owner. Continue reading Gundam Scooter Is Just About The Greatest Custom Scooter Ever
What you see here is not a half-baked electric maxi-scooter C Evolution from BMW Motorrad. It is just Rolf Reick of Krautmotors giving the C Evolution the art of omission, which means it is intentionally left bare. That’s another level of industrial look there that gives it an apocalypse vibe. I like! The multidisciplinary customizer has taken the road less traveled when whipping his magic on the BMW Motorrad’s e-scooter, removing the original cladding and adding an old-school casing which leaves half of the bike’s internals in all its glory. Yes, only half, but that’s dope enough. Man, the old-school casing in matte black kind of add to the futuristic apocalypse look. Continue reading Custom BMW C Evolution Scooter Looks Like A Ride From Apocalypse
At this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW’s two-wheel division, BMW Motorrad, also has something to show off and it is a scooter-like electric two-wheeler called BMW Motorrad Concept Link Urban Mobility. It is, well, how do I say? Futuristic? I mean, it is nothing like somewhat Tron-ish BMW Vision Next 100, it is futuristic enough – lend to it by angular lines, electric drive, well connected, a windscreen that doubles as a display, and touch functionalities. Continue reading Concept Link Is A BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100-inspired, Ermmm, Scooter?