Motorcycle

Orphiro shows off electric motorcycle that looks retro

Orphiro shows off electric motorcycle that looks retro

There are a bunch of green electric cars on the market today and a few electric motorcycles. The thing that most of those electric motorcycles have in common is that they have a very modern and racy look to them. Take the Mission R electric motorcycle we have talked about before, it looks like a racing motorcycle. Some will like that style and some won't. If you are more the cruiser sort that wants a bike with old school style, the new bike from Orphiro may be your ride.

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Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Chris Malloy of Australia has developed a hoverbike that looks strikingly familiar. This is the first generation prototype that has some definite similarities to the science fiction floating cycles seen in the Lucas film. It is not currently in production, but Chris hopes to bring them to market in about a year. The bike is classified as an ultralite, so there is currently no need of a pilot’s license to operate one.

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Hell’s Foundry DashLink Lets you Dock your iPod Touch on your Harley

Hell’s Foundry DashLink Lets you Dock your iPod Touch on your Harley

Considering how many iPod Touch/iPhone docks that are out there, people might have been wondering where on Earth we might see one pop up next. While the more traditional model, the one that sits on your desk or table, may be the more popular version floating around these days, there's probably a few Harley-Davidson riders out there that would love to see a docking station on their ride. Thanks to Hell's Foundry, it looks like your dreams are coming true, thanks to the DashLink.

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2012 Izh Hybrid Motorcycle concept packs 3D multifunction display [Video]

2012 Izh Hybrid Motorcycle concept packs 3D multifunction display [Video]

There are plenty of good looking hybrid concepts out there, but Igor Chak's 2012 Izh Hybrid Motorcycle also tries to slip in some smartphone integration too.  Chak envisages the bike - which would pair a traditional 140HP V-Twin gas engine with a 60kw electric motor in the rear hub - hitting 80mpg, but also having radar distance control, proximity sensors for blind-spots, and a massive 3D touchscreen LCD.  It's there that we start to get a little worried.

Concept video after the cut

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4MC DIY leaning motorcycle [Video]

4MC DIY leaning motorcycle [Video]

If the Piaggio MP3 leaning-scooter has taken your fancy, but you'd prefer something with a bit more grunt, Nick Schotter should be your first port of call.  He's spent the past 20 years working on the 4MC (4-wheeled motorcycle concept), a bike capable of leaning 40-degrees to each side for super-speedy cornering.

Video demo of the trike after the cut

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Garmin Nuvi 510 weatherproof touchscreen GPS

Garmin Nuvi 510 weatherproof touchscreen GPS

At first glance we'd expect Garmin's new Nuvi 510 to be a budget model.  After all, the 3.5-inch screen is smaller (and regular aspect rather than widescreen) than most other new GPS devices we see, and there's no fancy graphics or clever 3D building renders.  However Garmin intend the 510 to be used not only in a car but on a motorbike and at sea, and so the feature set is slanted toward that.

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