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Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE Is Basically An Option-loaded Slingshot

From the front, it looks like Polaris has put a roadster on the road, but it is in fact, a three-wheeler, or more specifically, a new, more luxe variant of the brand’s Slingshot. The 2018 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE, as it is known as, is essentially a slightly more equipped Slingshot featuring the previously optional Slingshade roof, and quilted Comfort Seats. In addition, a color-matched rear fender is thrown in to go with the Indy Red accented Matte Cloud Gray paint job, while on the inside, it is outfitted with Slingshot’s Ride Command with navigation infotainment system. And oh, it also gets a limited edition graphics package too, as seen in the official press images. Continue reading Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE Is Basically An Option-loaded Slingshot

Yamaha’s Theme Of “Resonate the Future” Is Really, Really Futuristic

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

Yamaha’s New NIKEN Leaning Multi-Wheeler Is A Corner-loving Bike

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

Someone Reimagined Vespa As Motorcycles And The Results Are Dope!

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!

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