Motorcycle

2017 Zero Motorcycles go up to 200 miles per charge

2017 Zero Motorcycles go up to 200 miles per charge

Zero Motorcycles has been selling electric motorcycles for years now and has unveiled its 2017 lineup. The 2017 models have as much as 19% more torque and up to 11% power gains compared to 2016 models. The biggest new feature for some models is that the 2017 models will be the first to exceed 200 miles on a single charge.

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LightMode Kits Redesigned with sleeker hardware, still looks like Tron

LightMode Kits Redesigned with sleeker hardware, still looks like Tron

A new project has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter that aims to make your motorcycle helmet look like a prop from the set of the latest Tron film. The project is called LightMode Kits Redesigned and it is an improvement on the original LightMode. The big change comes in the control and power module that operates the entire system.

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BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 motorcycle : no helmet needed

BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 motorcycle : no helmet needed

Truth be told, concept cars these days are almost a dime a dozen, though some do manage to make our jaws drop once in a while. But a concept motor bike? Not exactly your standard fare. But at its "Iconic Impulses" exhibition in Los Angeles, that is exactly what BMW is showing off. Simply calling it by its name, the Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 doesn’t really do it justice. Whereas most concept vehicles look 5 or so years into the future, this motorcycle was designed with decades in mind. Almost ironically, it look more like a throwback to decades past.

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BMW K 1600 B motorcycle makes world premiere in LA

BMW K 1600 B motorcycle makes world premiere in LA

We're in LA with BMW for what will be the company's final stop during its Vision 100 presentations, and aside from looking to the future, BMW has a some more immediate vehicles to show off as well. One of the most eye catching reveals is its new K 1600 B motorcycle, which just received its world premiere at the event.

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Check out these Marvel & Harley-Davidson official collaboration motorcycles

Check out these Marvel & Harley-Davidson official collaboration motorcycles

Captain America marks his 75th anniversary this year, so to help him celebrate Marvel and Harley-Davidson teamed up to design a custom Street Glide Special motorcycle outfitted with the superhero's motifs and icons. Then the two companies realized this was too cool of an idea to limit to just Cap, and took it further with a project called Super Hero Customs, designing over 25 bikes inspired by heroes and villains from Marvel's universe.

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Harley-Davidson pledges all-electric motorcycle within next 5 years

Harley-Davidson pledges all-electric motorcycle within next 5 years

In the year 2021, motorcycles will be much quieter vehicles — well, those from Harley-Davidson that is. The iconic American manufacturer has stated that within the next five years it will release a consumer model all-electric motorcycle. Back in 2014, Harley revealed a working prototype of an electric bike, dubbed the LiveWire (seen here), but it never become a production model. While we don't know if it will look the same, there's a good chance the upcoming vehicle will be based on the concept's tech.

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Harley-Davidson returns to flat-track racing bikes with the XG750R

Harley-Davidson returns to flat-track racing bikes with the XG750R

Harley-Davidson fans and motorcycle enthusiasts in general will be excited to hear that the company has revealed its first flat-track racing bike in over 40 years. The new XG750R replaces the XR750, an iconic model that debuted in the early 1970s, and features modern touches like a liquid-cooled engine and a more aggressive design borrowed from Harley's 750 Street road bike.

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DARPA-backed electric military stealth bikes can also run on jet fuel

DARPA-backed electric military stealth bikes can also run on jet fuel

Back in early 2014, DARPA issued grants for the development of stealthy military motorcycles, with the idea being that silent motorcycles will be an efficient and fast way to get soldiers across difficult or long stretches of ground. Now, more than two years later, the first two prototypes created for that project have been unveiled with dark dirt bike-like designs.

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First 3D-printed motorcycle built by Airbus

First 3D-printed motorcycle built by Airbus

We're seeing 3D-printed versions of just about everything these days, from shoes and robots to even working cars, and now it's the electric motorcycle's turn. APWorks, a subsidiary of airplane-maker Airbus, has produced what it says is the world's first 3D-printed motorcycle, complete with a total weight of just 35 kg (77 pounds). They've even come up with a fitting name for it: the Light Rider. How clever.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 launches in India, highlights S Bike mode

Samsung Galaxy J3 launches in India, highlights S Bike mode

The Galaxy J series has become Samsung's new flag bearers for its entry-level Android smartphones. The first two members of this year's generation, the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, have already debuted in China. This week, the Galaxy J3 gets its time in the limelight in India but, somewhat ironically, it might be upstaged by one of its key special features. The smartphone is equipped with an NFC chip and comes with an NFC tag that together work to activate an "S Bike" mode particular to the India market.

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Samsung envisions a Smart Windshield for motorcycles

Samsung envisions a Smart Windshield for motorcycles

We are becoming more and more connected to the Internet and, by extension, to our smartphones. In practice, this usually means we often keep our eyes on or devices. But now where is this habit more dangerous than when driving down the road, whether on four wheels or two. Most major car makers these days have employed several technologies, like projection and HUDs, to keep drivers' eyes on the road. Samsung is trying to do the same, but this time for motorbikes instead of cars.

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Uber is launching a motorcycle-hailing service

Uber is launching a motorcycle-hailing service

Uber, the ride-hailing service that has had a significant impact on the taxi industry around the globe, has announced an experimental program involving a huge shift in transportation. For the first time ever, Uber is offering rides on two-wheeled vehicles, motorbikes to be specific. But don't expect a motorcycle to pick you up the next time you use the Uber app in San Francisco or New York City, as this new option is specifically for Bangkok, Thailand at the moment.

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