motorcycles

  • BMW self-riding motorcycle at 2019 CES

    BMW brought its self-riding motorcycle to the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show to show off its technology for the first time in the United States. The bike rode around by itself in a parking lot, looking like a motorcycle possessed. The concept BMW demonstrated at CES came to life after two years of work in the "ConnectedRide" program, which aims to learn more about the rider experience and develop better safety features for riders. Recall, BMW first showed off the self-riding motorcycle last September in Germany. The concept is capable of starting the engine, setting off, and riding on its...

  • Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle
    Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle starts just under $30,000, 0-60 in 3.5 sec

    Harley-Davidson's hushed hog will start around $30,000 when it reaches showrooms later this year. The Wisconsin-based motorcycle maker announced Monday at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the electric LiveWire motorcycle will cost $29,799, not including destination charges...

  • Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle
    Hushed hog: Harley-Davidson introduces electric Livewire motorcycle

    Harley-Davidson's latest motorcycle isn't a typical hog. In fact, it could be considered the antithesis. On Tuesday, the Wisconsin-based motorcycle maker unveiled the production LiveWire motorcycle with a fully electric powertrain. No V-twin engine pumping noise through pipes here. The company...

  • BMW S 1000 RR with M Package
    BMW offering M Performance parts on its motorcycles for first time

    For decades, BMW's M division has stuck to vehicles with four wheels. Now that changes. On Tuesday, BMW Motorrad announced it will offer M options and M performance parts for the 2019 S 1000 RR motorcycle. BMW M parts for the S 1000 RR will be available via the accessories catalog, but a new M...

  • 2019 Arc Vector
    Jaguar Land Rover invests in electric motorcycle startup Arc

    Jaguar Land Rover via its InMotion Ventures investment fund has backed an electric motorcycle startup by the name of Arc. It's part of the British automaker's goal of delivering excitement in a world of increasing electrification. “Electric vehicles are pivotal for the future of urban...

  • A superbike beats an F1 car, fighter jet, and Tesla Model S race car in a drag race
    Epic drag race sees fighter jet, F1 car, sport bike, and Tesla do battle

    With drag racing, there's always going to be winners and losers. It's a simple matter of getting to the finish line first and doing so by traveling in a straight line. One of the fastest ways to win a drag race, outside of an NHRA Top Fuel event, is with a race-ready sport bike. This remains true...

  • BMW self-riding motorcycle

    The automotive industry is fascinated by the idea of self-driving cars and the convenience and safety benefits they will eventually provide. But what about motorcycles? BMW has developed a self-riding motorcycle as it continues to test future safety features for its motorcycles. Part of the "ConnectedRide" program, the motorcycle starts its own engine, sets off, rides on its own without any assistance. It even handles turns and braking to a full stop, and it props itself up without spilling over. Consider it a step above Honda's Riding Assist Concept, which helps keep the motorcycle's balance...

  • Isle of Man TT by Studiokippenberger
    Isle of Man TT documentary captures the beauty and danger of the race

    It's just a small rock in the middle of the Irish Sea, but for those who love motorcycle racing, the Isle of Man is an almost magical place. This is the home of the Snaefell Mountain Course, which is a twisting road circuit that unfolds over the course of 37.75 miles. The speeds are high, and the...

  • Ford technology patent to detect lane-splitting motorcyclists
    Ford patents lane-splitting safety tech to help protect motorcyclists

    The practice of lane splitting gives motorcyclists a reprieve from stop-and-go traffic, but it also opens up new risks for both riders and motorists. Ford may have a here-and-now solution to reduce safety risk and help protect riders. The automaker received a patent for safety technology that will...

  • Brudeli 625L
    Yamaha buys patent for tilting 3-wheeler

    Yamaha clearly sees the market for 3-wheeled vehicles gaining traction. Last month Norwegian company Brudeli announced Yamaha had purchased patents for its 3-wheel tilting vehicle suspension. Brudeli, a lesser known company, actually invented a novel setup for 3-wheeled vehicles. Instead of two...

  • Yamaha self-driving motorcycle, Motobot
    Yamaha to show robot rider at CES that will challenge Valentino Rossi

    Yamaha plans to pit man against machine with its latest self-riding motorcycle concept. And it has an appropriate name: Motobot. The Japanese motorcycle company announced last Tuesday that it will bring its Motobot concept to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it will detail the...

  • wo of the new Royal Enfields are tested | Royal Enfield photos
    Royal Enfield revives 650cc twin motorcycles from its storied past

    Royal Enfield, the world’s longest-continuously operating motorcycle company, reached back into its history by re-introducing the Interceptor model at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, on November 7. The new Interceptor, powered by a new 650cc parallel-twin engine, represents a...

  • Honda CB4 Interceptor motorcycle concept

    Honda arrived at the 2017 EICMA, or Milan Motorcycle Show, on Monday to debut two production motorcycles, the CB1000R and CB300R, but the Japanese bike maker had one last surprise for showgoers. Following the production bikes, Honda showed a follow-up to the 2015 CB4 Concept, the CB4 Interceptor Concept. The concept motorcycle, designed and built by Honda's Rome, Italy, research and development center, attempts to mold the cafe-racer style with an endurance bike and features a retro design. Cafe racers normally focus on speed and handling over comfort, but the CB4 Interceptor aims to bridge...

  • Classic Henderson motorcycle featured at Mecum's Las Vegas motorcycle auction in 2017 | Bob Golfen p
    Mecum to auction rights to Excelsior-Henderson motorcycle brand

    Once part of the American motorcycle ‘Big 3,’ the former Schwinn-produced motorcycles now cherished by collectors awaits someone to launch its revival One of the biggest dreams in the collector car world is resurrection of an iconic brand, and from time to time, the rights to a marque...

  • Ducati headquarters in Bologna, Italy
    Volkswagen Group decides to keep Ducati

    The Volkswagen Group has ruled out selling Ducati following strong opposition from the Italian motorcycle brand’s labor union, FIOM CIGL. Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali made the announcement to staff on Friday, union representative Bruno Papignani confirmed to Bloomberg. Helping to sway the...

  • Lee Munro at Bonneville Salt Flats
    Legendary motorcycle speed champ Burt Munro lives on through his great-grandnephew

    In 1967, New Zealand native Burt Munro set out to capture the land-speed record on a modified 1920 Indian motorcycle. He accomplished that with a top speed of 184.087 mph, which has since been recognized by Indian. Now, 50 years later, Munro's spirit lives on through his great-grandnephew, Lee...

  • Mercedes-AMG buys 25 percent of MV Agusta
    Mercedes-AMG offloads stake in motorcycle maker MV Agusta

    After three years, Mercedes-AMG is letting MV Agusta ride off into the sunset with a new partner. Mercedes-Benz's performance division has officially sold its stake in the Italian motorcycle company. MV Agusta announced Mercedes-AMG's 25 percent stake in the company has been bought by ComSar...

  • Valentino Rossi-approved Ford VR46 Ranger
    Valentino Rossi signs off on custom Ford Ranger

    What happens when a 9-time world motorcycle champion signs off on a limited edition pickup truck? The Ford VR46 Ranger, that's what. And this is it in the flesh. Rossi himself gave the final approval of the truck's design which includes plenty of off-road goodies and more menacing looks. Of course...

  • Ducati's Diavel Carbon

    More evidence has emerged suggesting that the Volkswagen Group is about to sell Ducati. Following a report in April that the VW Group had hired an investment to explore options for Ducati, which it purchased in 2012 for approximately $935 million, Harley-Davidson is now in the headlines about a potential bid for the Italian sport bike brand. Reuters reports that Harley-Davidson is lining up a takeover bid for Ducati that could be worth $1.67 billion, a sum Volkswagen could desperately use in the wake of fines and lawsuits following its diesel scandal. Harley-Davidson's potential takeover of...

  • BMW Motorrad Link Concept
    BMW Motorrad Concept Link reimagines two-wheeled urban transport

    BMW brought something for everyone to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. Of course, the BMW 8-Series concept is the brand's biggest draw, but the German automaker hasn't forgotten about its history in motorcycles and scooters. BMW Motorrad unveiled the Concept Link as a...

  • Ack Attack world's fastest motorcycle
    World's fastest motorcycle to attempt land speed record in August

    What does it take to be the world's fastest motorcycle? Two Suzuki Hyabusa engines and a massive turbocharger. That's what powers Ack Attack, the current land speed world record holder for the fastest motorcycle. With 900 horsepower at its disposal, it previously accomplished a top speed of 376.363...

  • Honda NM4-based concept motorcycle from ‘Ghost in the Shell’
    Futuristic Honda motorcycle to star in ‘Ghost in the Shell’

    “Ghost in the Shell” is an upcoming movie based on a popular Japanese manga of the same name. It’s set in a future city landscape which means audiences will be treated to some advanced technologies and vehicles, one of which will be a futuristic motorcycle designed by Honda. The...

  • Ducati Hypermotard 821 from 'CHiPS'
    Bid on the 'CHiPS' Ducati and your cash goes to a good cause

    There's a new "CHiPS" movie coming out and it features an updated take on our two favorite California Highway Patrol officers. Dax Shepard and Michael Peña take on the rolls of Francis Llewellyn Poncherello and Jonathan Andrew Baker. That would be Officers Ponch and Jon to you, and the pair...

  • Lego Technic BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure Hover Ride
    BMW and Lego team up to build crazy R 1200 GS hover bike concept

    It all started with a motorcycle and a set of Legos. The bike in question is the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, and it's a go-anywhere two-wheeler that lives up to its name. Lego Technic decided to recreate it in scale brick form, and the result is awesome. In fact, this Lego Technic kit isn't just one...

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