Motorcycle

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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BMW apollo streamliner motorcycle concept

BMW apollo streamliner motorcycle concept

A new concept motorcycle has debuted from a designer named Mehmet Doruk Erdem. The concept is called the BMW apollo streamliner concept and one glimpse at it and you can tell it's more for top speed than daily riding to and from work. The concept looks like something that would be running the salt flats.

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BMW recalls a bunch of motorcycles with rear wheel troubles

BMW recalls a bunch of motorcycles with rear wheel troubles

BMW has recalled almost 49,000 motorcycles due to a potential problem with the rear wheel, which could loosen and cause the rider to wreck. This is because the rear wheel's flanges could end up cracking if someone tightens the bolts too much, and those cracks could then cause the bolts to come loose and the wheel itself to come loose. Unfortunately, the problem came to light when an owner crashed on his bike when the wheel loosened, suffering relatively minor injuries.

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Honda Bulldog concept is a boxy modern bike

Honda Bulldog concept is a boxy modern bike

Motorcycles have been getting a modern makeover, and the latest to introduce a bike with a more modern design is Honda. The Honda Bulldog concept is a boxy and matte offering with pastel trimming and a dark charcoal color elsewhere, rounded out with an engine taken from one of its existing motorcycles and all the trimmings needed to be a general touring bike. The concept has been shown off in Japan, but the question about whether you'll eventually be able to get one of your own hasn't yet been answered.

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Functional electric TRON light cycle replica up for auction

Functional electric TRON light cycle replica up for auction

Summer is closing in quickly, and many are preparing to get their motorcycle out of storage for the warm weeks ahead. If you're one of them but you're looking to hit the road with something a little more noticeable, Sotheby's is about to auction a bike that fits the bill: it's a light cycle from TRON: Legacy, and it is fully functional, meaning you could ride it to work if you want, assuming you can get a tag for it.

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Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone motorcycle heads to auction

Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone motorcycle heads to auction

Rare cars and motorcycles that are of certain vintages can bring huge money at auctions. If those rare vehicles happen to have been owned by someone famous, they can be worth many times more. The late actor Steve McQueen had an impressive collection of old motorcycles and cars and one of his former motorcycles is heading for the auction block.

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