Motorcycle

Polaris Slingshot – what are these people driving?

Polaris Slingshot – what are these people driving?

This week the folks behind the Polaris Slingshot have dropped the veil, showing off their open-cockpit three-wheeled monster to the public. This vehicle works with 173 horsepower, 166 foot-pounds of torque, and a body that they suggest is one half street-buggy, the other half motorcycle-like cruiser. This vehicle is not made to cruise, on the other hand - it’s made to go FAST.

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Avengers: Ultron props include Captain America Harley-Davidson

Avengers: Ultron props include Captain America Harley-Davidson

This week the folks behind Avengers: Age of Ultron decided to wait until the last minute to reveal the big guns. Keeping their wares secret until the last day, showing off their excellence as the crowning bit for SDCC - there’s no better way to suggest you’re the king of comics. In addition to a tiny teaser trailer shown behind closed curtains, four major props were shown to the masses.

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Ducati Multistrada D-Air motorcycle offers a safer ride with airbag jackets

Ducati Multistrada D-Air motorcycle offers a safer ride with airbag jackets

Safety is one of the prime concerns of a motorcycle and unlike cars where airbags play an important saving factor; bikes typically can’t offer this feature. This was until motorcycle clothing company Dainese and motorcycle makers Ducati started experimenting with the idea of integrating an airbag for the rider and the pillion, into the biking experience. The result is the Ducati Multistrada D-Air model.

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Lito Sora electric motorcycle arrives with integrated touchscreen and GPS

Lito Sora electric motorcycle arrives with integrated touchscreen and GPS

We've seen many electric motorcycles roll out over the years -- the Brammo Enertia back in 2007, for example, and the more recent Voxan Wattman -- and with every year comes improvements across the categories: efficiency, power, and technological capabilities. The latest entrant in the market is the Lito Sora, a modern bike with classic design elements and integrated tech.

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NUVIZ Ride:HUD is a motorcycle helmet heads-up display

NUVIZ Ride:HUD is a motorcycle helmet heads-up display

We've seen a variety of HUD technologies on the automotive front, but the area is a bit lacking when it comes to motorcycles and other motor bikes. To remedy this, APX Labs in Washington DC and HOLOEYE Systems in San Diego joined forces to make the joint venture NUVIZ. Through NUVIZ, the two companies have presented Ride:HUD, a head-up display integrated in a motorcycle helmet that is being funded through Kickstarter.

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