Motorcycle

Samsung Galaxy J3 launches in India, highlights S Bike mode

Samsung Galaxy J3 launches in India, highlights S Bike mode

The Galaxy J series has become Samsung's new flag bearers for its entry-level Android smartphones. The first two members of this year's generation, the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, have already debuted in China. This week, the Galaxy J3 gets its time in the limelight in India but, somewhat ironically, it might be upstaged by one of its key special features. The smartphone is equipped with an NFC chip and comes with an NFC tag that together work to activate an "S Bike" mode particular to the India market.

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Samsung envisions a Smart Windshield for motorcycles

Samsung envisions a Smart Windshield for motorcycles

We are becoming more and more connected to the Internet and, by extension, to our smartphones. In practice, this usually means we often keep our eyes on or devices. But now where is this habit more dangerous than when driving down the road, whether on four wheels or two. Most major car makers these days have employed several technologies, like projection and HUDs, to keep drivers' eyes on the road. Samsung is trying to do the same, but this time for motorbikes instead of cars.

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Uber is launching a motorcycle-hailing service

Uber is launching a motorcycle-hailing service

Uber, the ride-hailing service that has had a significant impact on the taxi industry around the globe, has announced an experimental program involving a huge shift in transportation. For the first time ever, Uber is offering rides on two-wheeled vehicles, motorbikes to be specific. But don't expect a motorcycle to pick you up the next time you use the Uber app in San Francisco or New York City, as this new option is specifically for Bangkok, Thailand at the moment.

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Yamaha’s odd OR2T four-wheel motorcycle hits the track

Yamaha’s odd OR2T four-wheel motorcycle hits the track

Yamaha has been making some waves of late with the unveiling of some interesting items at the Tokyo Motor Show including a new sports car called the Sports Ride. Another of the strange prototypes that the motorcycle maker is working on is called the OR2T and it is a leaning four-wheel motorcycle.

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Zero Motorcycles unveils 2016 line including FXS supermoto

Zero Motorcycles unveils 2016 line including FXS supermoto

Zero Motorcycles is a company that builds electric motorcycles powered by battery packs. The company has unveiled its 2016 lineup of bikes including the FXS that is supermoto inspired and the DSR expanding the firm's dual-sport fleet. The updated line now gets motivation from an updated Z-force motor that has better performance and efficiency.

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Dainese motorcycle airbag jackets aim to protect riders in an accident

Dainese motorcycle airbag jackets aim to protect riders in an accident

If you have ever wondered how exactly a motorcycle racer can take a massive spill at triple digit speeds and then just get up and walk away, it's the safety gear that allows them to do that. Part of that safety gear for modern racers is an airbag system that inflates at just the right time to protect the rider from serious injury as they hit the ground and slide. A company called Dianese has a new line of airbag jackets coming to market for street riders.

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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin detailed ahead of launch

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin detailed ahead of launch

In May, Honda revealed plans to launch an updated CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle built upon the foundation laid by the original model. This week it made good on its promise, unveiling a better look at the upcoming motorcycle alongside additional technical details. Honda plans to show off the new Africa Twin later on this year sometime in Europe. Per Honda's original announcement, the bike will be launching in Europe first this autumn. “Several versions” of the model will be available, as well as four color options. Price will start at €12,100.

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Honda RC213V-S street-legal MotoGP racer unveiled

Honda RC213V-S street-legal MotoGP racer unveiled

When we talk about Honda, we are normally talking about cars around here. Honda is more known for motorcycles in many parts of the world and if you are a MotoGP racing fan, you will recognize the bike in these pictures. What you are seeing here isn’t the bike that Marc Marquez races at break-neck speeds around tracks the world over. This bike is the Honda RC213V-S and it is a street legal version of that MotoGP racing bike.

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Flying tricycle passes manned test flight with flying colors

Flying tricycle passes manned test flight with flying colors

What looks like a cross between a drone, a tricycle, and a Star Wars speeder bike from Endor? This insane ride hails from Hungary; it's dubbed the Flike (flying tricopter) and designed by a team from Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. (which sounds like an evil genius conglomerate for charity). The Flike is an all-electric vehicle and uses a coaxial Y6 layout. This isn't a supersized remote control vehicle. Flike boasts a "full authority flight management computer" to control flight stability, lateral position, and altitude, making flying, "as easy as riding a bicycle."

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Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle coming to US

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle coming to US

Honda has announced plans to bring its CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle to the United States, something that will happen starting some time early next year. Honda made the announcement earlier today, saying that it is bringing back “one of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names”. It previously unveiled its True Adventure prototype back in November of last year at EICMA, something that it said revealed its intent. The bike will first be launching in Europe (this upcoming autumn, to be precise).

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Black Pearl motorcycle is a steampunk locomotive bike

Black Pearl motorcycle is a steampunk locomotive bike

Steampunk has a faithful following, and so it isn’t surprising that every now and again we see a steam powered contraption pop up. The latest is called the Black Pearl, and it is a motorcycle styled after an old steam-powered locomotive. It’s not just a pretty shell, however; the Black Pearl is powered by a literal steam engine. It was made by Revatu Customs, a Dutch company, and it was recently shown off at the Bigtwin Bike Show in Holland.

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Lane Splitter car concept transforms into a pair of motorcycles

Lane Splitter car concept transforms into a pair of motorcycles

If you’ve ever dreamed of pretending you’re Batman and splitting your car off into a functional motorcycle, that dream has just gotten a little more real. It’s a concept called the Lane Splitter, and when assembled together it functions as a car. When a couple people need to use it, however, it splits into two motorcycles, giving one a way to let their hair down when appropriate and to avoid the rain those other times. Unfortunately, however, it remains only a fanciful concept at this point.

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