Motorcycle

Survival Bike: Black Ops combines a moped and end of the world arsenal

Survival Bike: Black Ops combines a moped and end of the world arsenal

We've seen big trucks decked out for the ever-anticipated apocalypse, but if you're looking for something a bit smaller and easier on gas, Motopeds has a bike that fits the bill. The Survival Bike: Black Ops edition, is a model outfitted with an end of the world arsenal, including a crossbow and tomahawk.

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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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2015 Honda CB300F arrives this fall

2015 Honda CB300F arrives this fall

Honda is set to release a new sporty motorcycle this fall, the CB300F. With this bike comes a decent amount of power and the promise of high gas mileage, making it a worthy commuter street bike.

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LAPD adds Zero MMX electric motorcycle to patrol fleet

LAPD adds Zero MMX electric motorcycle to patrol fleet

The Los Angeles Police Department has added a new vehicle to its fleet -- the Zero MMX electric motorcycle. This bike is made for law enforcement and military use, and comes with many benefits, not the least of which is being more environmentally friendly

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Harley Davidson hints at an electric bike in the works

Harley Davidson hints at an electric bike in the works

When you think of Harley Davidson motorcycles, there are probably a few things that come to mind: loud, big, powerful. Electric isn't one of them, but a new teaser video the motorcycle maker has uploaded to YouTube could change that in the near future.

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DARPA issues grant for stealth military motorcycles

DARPA issues grant for stealth military motorcycles

The latest DARPA grant has gone to Logos Technologies, which will use it to develop an almost completely silent stealth motorcycle for military use. There isn't much information on the bike at this time, but when it comes to fruition, it would be used by elite teams of soldiers.

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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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Voxan unveils 200hp Wattman electric motorcycle

Voxan unveils 200hp Wattman electric motorcycle

A French motorcycle company called Voxan has unveiled what it claims to be the most powerful electric motorcycle in the world. The new electric motorcycle is called the Wattman and it packs 200 electric ponies under its sleek bodywork. Like electric cars, all 200hp is available as soon as the throttle is opened.

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Zero Motorcycles 2014 lineup offers up to 171 mile range

Zero Motorcycles 2014 lineup offers up to 171 mile range

Zero Motorcycles is a company that produces motorcycles powered by electricity that produce no emissions. Zero also made the first motorcycle that is controllable via a smartphone application. The company has unveiled its 2014 model line that features a new Z-Force Power Tank accessory that allows riders to go up to 171 miles in the city or 88 miles on the highway per charge. The accessory allows buyers to increase energy storage capacity before or after the purchase.

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