Motorcycle

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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TomTom RIDER targets motorcyclists with tailored “exciting” routes

TomTom RIDER targets motorcyclists with tailored “exciting” routes

Many of us use our smartphones for GPS purposes, and some use a smaller tablet instead due to its larger screen size. Still, many drivers prefer to use dedicated GPS units for their navigation needs, and that includes motorcyclists. TomTom is back with a new product for that latter group of users in particular with its new RIDER device, and it comes with a unique twist: a sort of "choose your own adventure" feature for tailoring routes to terrain preferences.

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William Shatner to drive steampunk moto bike from Chicago to LA

William Shatner to drive steampunk moto bike from Chicago to LA

William Shatner likes motorcycles, but not just any ordinary motorcycles -- odd-looking ones apparently hold a fond place in his heart, and soon enough he'll be taking to the streets in a steampunk-styled moto bike called the Rivet. The bike is being made by American Wrench in partnership with Shatner, who will be riding the Rivet from Chicago to Los Angeles by this upcoming summer. Says Shatner, the bike will have three wheels to help keep it stable and "all kinds of innovative things that motorcycles don't have now."

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Lamborghini V12 engine revived to power a motorcycle

Lamborghini V12 engine revived to power a motorcycle

What should you do if you have a working engine of a luxury car but don't have a luxury car to put it in? Why, convert it to a motorcycle engine, of course! While that admittedly might be the last thing to cross your mind in these situations, this is exactly what Chuck Beck did when he was gifted with a still perfectly working Lamborghini V12 petrol engine and loads of time on his hands while his wife was away for the summer.

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Akrapovič Full Moon ‘motorcycle’ concept dreams of the future

Akrapovič Full Moon ‘motorcycle’ concept dreams of the future

Motorcycles with retro twists and futuristic elements are cropping up in increasing numbers. There's the Ronin motorcycle, for example, with its industrial design flavors, as well as the Husqvarna motorcycles, which take a bit more from the retro department while adding modern trim like an LED halo headlight. While both of those are hard to come by, they are both functional beasts, a reality that seems less than probable for the decidedly sci-fi-esque Akrapovič Full Moon bike, which looks ready to zip around space.

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Harley Davidson recalls 4,688 FLS Softail motorcycles

Harley Davidson recalls 4,688 FLS Softail motorcycles

Automotive recalls have been extensive this year, and the issues have touched on a variety of systems: brakes, tires, air bags, fuel, and more. A large recall is currently underway over Takata airbags believed to be defective, for example, and GM is still working its way through the massive recalls it has initiated over the past year. Now Harley Davidson has surfaced with its own recall, but the reason is relatively tame in comparison to these other recent auto industry troubles.

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BikeHUD Adventure augments your motorcycle rides

BikeHUD Adventure augments your motorcycle rides

Drivers have no lack of options when it comes to head-up displays (HUDs), but those who use a motorcycle to get around are less fortunate. Though we've seen some options for motorcyclists, not many are presently available on the market, and so any addition is a welcomed one. The BikeHUD Adventure is one of the newest models to surface, and as you'd expect it works in the same way as HUDs for cars, displaying things like speed and, in this case, gear so that users don't have to look down at the speedometer.

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Husqvarna motorcycles: a taste of the future with retro inspiration

Husqvarna motorcycles: a taste of the future with retro inspiration

If you liked the recent futuristic Ronin motorcycle concept and the design direction its maker took, you will love Husqvarna's two most recent bikes. Both are concept models -- the Vit Pilen and the Svart Pilen (White and Black Arrow, respectively) -- featuring a satisfying mixture of retro design and futuristic elements. The models were designed by Kiska for Husqvarna, and though they're not available to buy, their purpose is to ascertain whether there's enough interest in taking them to production, which means one can hope.

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