Easy on the eyes and the wallet, this mean looking motor has been totally blacked out (save for all the gorgeous chrome). Riding in at just under US$8000, the Harley-Davidson packs old-school biker brawn with beauty, matching an Evolution 883cc V-Twin engine with fat tires and cast aluminum wheels. We’re not sure if it’ll ever be available for Middle Eastern roads, but we’ve already bought a leather jacket. Just in case.
So, it’s a snowmobike? A motormobile? Whatever it is, it looks dangerous. Designed by Patrik Petersson, this concept combines the important parts of each vehicle, to create one ultimate off-road machine. This hybrid comes with a mono curving ski and belt drive, and the extended exhaust pipe that becomes the seat for the rider.
The closest you’ll get to a street-legal racing bike, the BMW S 1000RR packs the highest power-to-weight ratio of any bike in its class. The slick superbike has a water-cooled four-cylinder power plant providing 193bhp, and it weighs just over 200kg with a full tank. Brute power is kept in check with factory ABS, advanced traction control and full-power clutchless upshifts, and it’ll be available for all your illegal street racing needs next year.
The motor world is one of the keenest to emrbace a green lifestyle, but at the same time hesitant to leave its high speeds in the dust. Evo Design Solutions has, as its name implies, the answer to this car conundrum. It’s designed the EV-o RR, a mean, green, grand prix racing machine with zero emissions. The prototype can hit speeds above 150mph, and uses a monocoque frame that weighs less than 20kg. It’s expected to be race ready for the TTxGP zero emission grand prix in June.
Check out more of the latest two-wheeled motors with Stuff at Gulf Bike this weekend.
You don’t have to strap yourself to a gas guzzling goliath to zip around the highways. With your cheeks planted firmly on the Mission One, you’ll be hitting top speeds over 240kph at no expense to Mother Earth. The plug-in bike from Mission Motors runs as quietly as Valentino Rossi in socks. But going green with the Mission One isn’t cheap; you’ll need a lot of green to afford the US$69,000 price tag. Just 50 first-edition bikes are being made.
[Via BoingBoing Gadgets]
Speed pansies get off the road. We’re coming through on one badass bike, the Victory Motorcycles CORE. The company took all the bells and whistles (lights, bodywork, spedometer, etc.) and threw them out the garage door. This bike is literally stripped to its core (see what they did there) and held together by an aluminium and carbon fibre frame. While it’s never been clocked, we reckon the monstrous 1731cc motor should hit speeds well over 200kph. That’s all down to its two wheels and one very large motor only approach.
[Check it out at Motorcycle USA]