With a Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You're Not Completely Screwed in a Crash

Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you're gonna see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully, some will be wearing Crave's kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks… » 4/23/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Trying Out a 3D-Scanner That Makes Helmets Custom-Molded to Your Head

It's not hard to find a badass-looking helmet for your adrenaline-fueled hobbies. The trick is finding one that fits correctly. For decades, that's meant buying a standard (S/M/L) size lid and rearranging the padding to conform to your noggin. Recently, I got to try out a much better way. » 4/11/14 3:00pm 4/11/14 3:00pm

Beautiful Custom Motorbike Is Actually a 360º Security Camera

This gorgeous custom motorbike began its life as an utterly mundane Honda P25, a fuel-efficient 1960s scooter. But motorcycle artisan Chicara Nagata turned it into a sweeping sculpture with a social-commentary twist: the tiny bike carries four infrared security cameras in its frame, built at the behest of a Japanese… » 4/02/14 6:20pm 4/02/14 6:20pm

Watch how scary fast a motorcycle goes during a high speed race

The world starts to blur. People and trees and houses and stores are just streaks of colors as you zoom by. The roads become vertical as you make your turns. You're going so fast that, if you hit anything on the road, even a stick, you're probably going to fly hundreds of feet in the air and smack yourself to pulp.… » 3/19/14 9:01pm 3/19/14 9:01pm

This Electric Motorcycle Has Storage Space Instead of a Gas Tank

Unless you're on some giant Harley designed for a long cruise across the country, a backpack is probably the most storage room you've got on a motorcycle. But besides the savings on fuel, an electric motorcycle has other advantages, like a giant hole where the gas tank and engine used to be—which this bike, the Feddz,… » 3/17/14 6:40pm 3/17/14 6:40pm

Awesome dad built an even more awesome Batpod motorcycle for his kids

There's already a lot of responsibilities in being a parent. You gotta make sure your kids are fed. Make sure they bathe. Make sure they're safe. And make sure they don't become a menace to society. There's only one requirement in becoming an awesome parent though and it's this: build your kids an awesome Batpod… » 3/07/14 11:12pm 3/07/14 11:12pm

This Diesel-Powered Scooter Packs More Utility Than a Swiss Army Knife

If I started telling you about a new all-wheel-drive, turbodiesel-powered off-roader, you'd probably think I was talking about a 4x4 truck or SUV, right? Wrong. Check out the RNT, a concept from Indian motorcycle company Hero that could be the only back-country survival tool a motorcycle adventurer would ever need. » 2/08/14 9:00am 2/08/14 9:00am

Honda Grom: City Commutes Should Always Be This Fun

Pound for pound, there's no bit of technology that made me happier last year than the brand new Honda Grom motorcycle. Is it cheating that it's not strictly a gadget? I don't care. Even if the Grom still breaks fast on old-fashioned dino juice, its diminutive size paired with 50-state street legality changed the way I… » 1/21/14 2:00pm 1/21/14 2:00pm

World's most powerful electric motorcycle looks like the future

This brawny futuristic mini tank on two wheels is supposedly the world's most powerful electric motorcycle. The battery-powered beast can re-charge its 12.8kWh juice pack in 30 minutes and has the power of a 1000cc motorcycle. Called the Voxan Wattman, the bike can hit 0-60mph in less than 3.4 seconds and reach a top… » 12/06/13 12:21am 12/06/13 12:21am

What's Better? A $1,200 Motorcycle Helmet or Cheap Earbuds?

The Schuberth C3 Pro is the best motorcycle helmet you can buy. Sure, there are caveats. I haven't worn that many helmets. There's really no such thing as a "best" helmet, considering individual needs and applications—an open-faced off-road helmet isn't going to be great on the track—but for the average rider looking for … » 10/09/13 10:00am 10/09/13 10:00am

This Electric Motorcycle Changes Everything

The Mission RS isn’t notable because it’s electric or because it’s designed and made in America. Or even because it’s really, really fast. Why you’re going to sit down and read every single word of this world-first review is simply because it’s a superior performance motorcycle to any yet made. Period. » 8/02/13 2:34pm 8/02/13 2:34pm

Alpinestars' Atem Might Be the Safest Motorcycle Jacket You Can Buy

Nearly all motorcycle jackets available today have bits and pieces that are CE certified but never before has an entire garment—not just the elbows, shoulder and back armor—been CE certified for rider safety, like Alpinestars' Atem jacket and suit. After a 12 month-long gestation period and a myriad of new testing… » 6/21/13 12:40pm 6/21/13 12:40pm

Testing Kriega Motorcycle Dry Bags On the Long, Wet Road

If I have one complaint about the dry bags that Kriega let me borrow for a two-week, 3,500-mile motorcycle trip, it's that they sent me too many. I'd original asked to try out the Kriega Overlander 60 Pannier system, entranced by the promise of being able to quickly snap off the luggage off the racks at any stop. But… » 4/30/13 6:40pm 4/30/13 6:40pm

Watch Levi Sherwood "Shaolin" Backflip His Motorcycle At 1000 FPS

Levi Sherwood is a professional freestyle motocrosser that hails from New Zealand. He's also the reigning Red Bull X-Fighters champion, which is a freestyle motocross competition that sees these guys flipping and jumping and, generally speaking, doing really crazy shit on their bikes for people all over the world. » 4/22/13 11:48am 4/22/13 11:48am

This Predator Helmet Can Make Even the Tiniest Vespa Badass

Motorcycle riders don't get a lot of respect from other drivers on the road, but who's going to dare cut you off when you're cruising around looking like an intergalactic game hunter in this awesome Predator helmet. It's built on an actual motorcycle helmet so it's properly safety rated, but has been enhanced with a… » 4/19/13 10:40am 4/19/13 10:40am