Motorcycle

BMW’s autonomous R 1200 GS motorcycle is a safety equipment testbed

BMW’s autonomous R 1200 GS motorcycle is a safety equipment testbed

BMW Motorrad has unveiled an autonomous motorcycle that is cooler than most of the autonomous cars that are out there. The bike itself is a BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS adventure bike. These bikes are normally festooned with panniers for holding gear and clothing when you see them cruising the roads. BMW's autonomous bike packs all sorts of electronics inside those cases.

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Saroléa Manx7 electric motorcycle is beautifully expensive

Saroléa Manx7 electric motorcycle is beautifully expensive

Saroléa is a company that has been around for a long time in Europe that most of us have probably never heard of. The Belgian company was founded in 1850 and over that span has built weapons, bicycles, and motorcycles. The latest offering from Saroléa is an electric motorcycle that is very attractive and very expensive at the same time called the Saroléa Manx7.

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Motorcycle from Steve McQueen flick “The Great Escape” surfaces

Motorcycle from Steve McQueen flick “The Great Escape” surfaces

Actor Steve McQueen was a Hollywood icon in the '60s and made some of the most memorable and profitable films of the era. McQueen is probably best known by car fans for his part alongside that iconic Mustang in Bullitt. McQueen was also well known for another flick that had nothing to do with cars called "The Great Escape."

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Bosch talks about future motorcycle safety systems

Bosch talks about future motorcycle safety systems

Bosch has been at work on new safety systems for motorcycles that will make motorcycling safer. One of the things it is working on is a sliding mitigation research project. The goal of this project is to give motorcyclist a chance to right a bike that starts to slide on a road due to hazards like wet leaves, oil, or gravel. The system uses a sensor that detects sideways wheel slip and if a certain value is exceeded stored gas is used.

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TRON LEGO Light Cycles set ready for release at last

TRON LEGO Light Cycles set ready for release at last

Details on the official first LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy set have arrived. Behold! This is the first major connection between Disney's most retro-futuristic science fiction property and the most well-connected toy line of all: LEGO. The set revealed today was made real thanks to the LEGO Ideas crowdsourcing platform, a place from whens originated some of the most excellent LEGO sets of the past half-decade.

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Harley-Davidson to woo Millennials with an electric hog

Harley-Davidson to woo Millennials with an electric hog

Depending on who you ask, Millennials might be ruining everything. One of the things they are not buying in droves are motorcycles. Harley-Davidson is one of the brands feeling the pinch as older riders leave the sport and new riders aren't replacing them. Harley has announced that it will be producing an all-electric motorcycle.

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2018 Yamaha Niken is a leaning trike

2018 Yamaha Niken is a leaning trike

Yamaha has unveiled a new motorcycle that will be coming as a 2018 model called the Niken. One glance at the photos and you can see this isn't your typical motorcycle. It is the production version of that interesting MWT-9 leaning trike concept seen a while back.

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2018 Honda Gold Wing: Now even your bike has CarPlay

2018 Honda Gold Wing: Now even your bike has CarPlay

People who love big touring bikes love Honda's Gold Wing, and now the automaker believes it has the new model which will help break out of just existing fans. The 2018 Honda Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour were revealed this week, completely redesigned for greater agility on the road, more comfortable long-distance riding, and lashings of new technology.

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Zero Motorcycles’ 2018 e-bike lineup offers 6x faster charging

Zero Motorcycles’ 2018 e-bike lineup offers 6x faster charging

Zero Motorcycles has unveiled its 2018 lineup, explaining that with its latest electric motorcycles, buyers can expect charging rates as high as six times faster than previous models. These all-electric motorcycles are for commuters ready to shed the ordinary gas tank, but who don't have hours on end to spend waiting for their battery to recharge. Depending on configuration, Zero's electric motorcycles can provide a range of more than 220 miles in the city.

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Electric “Hope” Vectrix VX-1 motorcycle looks straight out of ’50s scifi

Electric “Hope” Vectrix VX-1 motorcycle looks straight out of ’50s scifi

Motorcycle and automotive enthusiasts have the same trepidation when it comes to an electric future. Both groups fear that batteries might take some of the soul out of their rides. Automotive fans have discovered that while the sweet sounds of a V8 might be going away, the performance of cars like the Tesla P100D is certainly there. Perhaps motorcyclists will find the same thing in bikes like the sexy Vectrix VX-1 electric motorcycle.

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BMW Hoverbike LEGO Review

BMW Hoverbike LEGO Review

This week we're taking a peek at a LEGO motorcycle [BMW R 1200 GS Adventure] that can be re-built as a hoverbike. It's completely batty, to be sure - but the appeal in having a BMW-branded hoverbike was more than I could handle. I had to built it - and built it I did. It took a few hours (spread out over a few days, about an hour off and on each day), and was quite enjoyable to see unfold. The build you're seeing here photographed by SlashGear is the Hoverbike part of this equation.

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For Zero Motorcycles, a Tesla-sized opportunity to redefine EVs

For Zero Motorcycles, a Tesla-sized opportunity to redefine EVs

Zero Motorcycles may not be the first electric vehicle company that comes to mind when you think of California transportation start-ups, but there's more to the firm than just Tesla on two wheels. Founded back in 2006 in Santa Cruz, CA, the trajectory from passion project to internationally respected bike company has been a rapid one. With a new CEO at the handlebars, and more attention than ever on EVs and the future of transportation, I stopped by to take a tour of the production line and find out more.

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