On March 27, while riding a $450 motorcycle through Vietnam, I lost my backpack. It contained my camera, computer, and two hard drives containing seven months of RAW photos and videos. This is what I learned from the ordeal.
Whoa. This is crazy. A motorcyclist jumped off a ramp and missed his grab of the motorcycle seat for the superman seat grab trick and ended up spinning out of control in the air. I can't imagine the sinking feeling of grabbing nothing, though I guess in this case, it'd be more of a flying feeling.
What you're looking at is going to be one of the most fun cars debuting for 2015. But, the Polaris Slingshot isn't a car, it's a "motorcycle." Here's why that matters and what it means for you, the enthusiast driver.
Christ. An awesome lunatic wasn't happy with just dragging his knee while making a high speed motorcycle turn so he decided to lay his head and drag that on the gravel too. Because, well, there's nothing cooler (or more out there) than scraping your noggin' on the street while going well past the reasonable speed…
This is the ZecOO, an electric motorbike that can reach 75mph with a range that goes from 55 to 85 miles. No bad. But what I really like is its weird, anime jet fighter aesthetic, from its retro-futuristic profile to the extruded gauges to its front suspension.
A circus performance at the The Dow Event Center ended abruptly when a motorcycle jump went horribly wrong and the rider hit a wire at the apex of his jump.
There are so many levels of awesome to this video, it's hard to comprehend it without my head exploding. Pakistan, you have bested us with your guy riding rollerblades while behind a motorcycle.
Ever wished there was a way to shut your truck's tailgate that didn't involve, you know, using your damn hands? Well, this guy can do it for you using just the rear wheel of his motorcycle. Problem solved. [Carscoop]
Here's what we know about the Husqvarna E-go concept motorcycle: It's electric, it looks awesome, and at 175 pounds, it weighs less than the average American male—it's prettier, too. Now let's start dreaming.
When you think electric vehicle, you might think of some piddling, golf cart-like geezer, humming its way along gently. Not a futuristic, 125 mph super-cycle. The Lito Sora motorcycle hardly looks like what it is—100% electric and fierce.
I used to be content wearing all of my many golden Rolexes at once, but after seeing this delightful model motorcycle borne from watch parts, I'm going to scrap them and make my own gleaming mini-ride. [DeviantArt]
In a collaborative effort, Triumph Motorcycles and art students transformed motorcycle parts into everyday gadgets: like turntables, bowls, corkscrews, scales and even a hat stand. They're all so classically gorgeous and uniquely designed, it's amazing. Check them out:
So maybe you missed out on your bid for a street legal Tron lightcycle. Who needs it? Just strap on this Tronified helmet from Ruby, and every commute is a race against Master Control Program.
This accident could have either been the most gruesome thing we've ever seen, or the most spectacularly awesome. Luckily for both us and one incredibly agile biker, it was the latter. Getting hit by a car never looked so good.
Some brilliant NYC biker hacked together an iPhone mount using the tray from the phone's packaging, zip-ties, electrical tape, and what appears to be the vinyl sleeve from an old ID badge or something. Who are you, hidden genius?
Modder Saibot transformed an actual working motorcycle into an actual working PC, taking it from 70mph to a Core i7 920 CPU. Not to mention those LEDs, which lend it a certain boyracer appeal.
This used to be a Honda Fusion (AKA Helix in the US). Now it is the most awesome vehicle in the world because it looks like the bike from Akira. [via Modern Buddy forums]
The technology behind the MotoCzysz E1pc isn't just the future for motorcycles, it's the future of electric vehicles. When you have 10x the battery power of a Prius and 2.5x the torque of a Ducati it's easy to see why.