Logos Technologies was on the receiving end of a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), where the money injected would be able to help them go ahead with the continued development of the SilentHawk military motorcycle, which is being worked on alongside its partner, California’s Alta Motors (formerly BRD).
I don’t ride motorcycles, so I don’t have a clue what it’s like to wear a motorcycle helmet. One thing I do know is that it’s probably difficult to see what’s going on behind you while you’re riding, leaving you to need to glance at your side-view mirrors whenever you want to see how close someone is to the rear of your bike. Skully Helmets has unveiled a new helmet […]
I would not be too far off the mark to say that Stuart Gunn is the real world daredevil – he might not have Matt Murdock’s legal qualifications as well as enhanced senses, but this does not mean he lacks any cojones. No sir, Stuart Gunn is a sightless daredevil who has just achieved a new world record, hitting the 167mph mark on his motorcycle. Perhaps it is his inability […]
The roar of a motorcycle is something we’re sure Tim Allen loves to hear on a regular basis, and this motorcycle which features a 150hp Rotec Radial R3600 airplane engine will probably make him grunt uncontrollably, to the point where he may pass out from the sheer power of the motorcycle.The motorcycle was put together by German mechanic Frank Ohle over the course of 18 months, which we would guess took […]
A police officer on a high powered motorcycle is a deadly combination, even more so when the police officer is the T-1000 in disguise. Well, a motorcycle is a whole lot more useful during peak traffic hours, as one can weave through traffic while boasting of quick acceleration to capture those who are on the run. Five-O has introduced another benefit – which would be stealth, thanks to the efforts […]
TomTom has just launched their GPS for motorcycles named TomTom Rider. In a press release from Amsterdam, the company introduced design and features of the GPS device: “With TomTom Rider, bikers can not only choose where to go, but more importantly how they want to get there,” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director of TomTom Consumer. “We listened to feedback from motorbike communities to create a device that was customized for the way […]
The Roskva electric motorcycle is the brainchild of five engineering students from the University of Life Sciences in Oslo. The team wanted to a develop a bike that will feature a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque frame for its chassis. The electric motorcycle’s wheels, single-sided swingarm, and drive-shaft were also made from carbon fiber to preserve its lightweight design. For the battery, the team chose to use lithium iron phosphate due […]
It’s not every day you see an interesting motorcycle, but how about one that’s hard to see? A designer by the name of Joey Ruiter thought it would be a great idea to do so with his motorcycle project called Moto Undone. Stripping away everything but the bare essentials, leaving nothing behind but its wheels, engine and handlebars, he created an “invisible” motorcycle.By using reflective sheets of metal to house […]
It’s amazing how the human body works, and how our muscles adapt to the situation in such slight and subtle ways that we don’t even notice. Now imagine if there was a motorcycle that was inspired by the human muscles in the way it rides, and that would be designer’s Min Seong Kim’s Hyundai Concept Motorcycle.
Motorcycles can be pretty dangerous vehicles, especially when there’s an additional passenger involved. Since they don’t have safety belts, the rear passenger has to find something to hold on to while the bike is moving, and it usually turns out to be the waist of the rider in front, or the tiny rear grab bar if the passenger isn’t very comfortable with the idea of holding the rider close.A product […]
You have probably read to the death about electric cars, but what about the two-wheeled brethren known as motorcycles? That is what we’re looking at with the BRD RedShift MX electric motorcycle which is touted to deliver a performance equal to that of a 250cc dirt bike.The RedShift MX motocrosser and RedShift SM supermoto are the maiden models to roll off BRD – a San Francisco startup that came about […]
For those of you who gain your thrills from travelling around on two wheels at breakneck speeds, then chances are you would have a beast of a motorbike in your garage. How about trying something out different with the Uno III? This is a three-wheeled bike that can convert wherever you are, Transformers style, popping up a third wheel to surprise and impress onlookers.Powered by electricity, the Uno III can […]
If you’ve ever disliked the idea of wearing helmets while biking because it messes with your hairdo – you’re not alone. Well, a Swedish design company named Hövding has come up with a special crash helmet that resembles nothing like a helmet – until activated. This will allow you to look as stylish as possible while riding a bike (you can simply cover the huge neck collar with some sort […]
The Conquest wheelchair motorcycle is an interesting mode of transportation, where it will be powered by an 1170 CC BMW engine with six forward gears and reverse. Don’t laugh at this two-wheeled steed, it is full well capable of hitting 0-60 mph in just 7.6 seconds, maxing out at 105 mph. This bike is fully road tested and meets the US safety standards, and with a small engine like that […]