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The Energica Ego is a good looking electric motorcycle, mainly because it doesn’t look like an electric motorcycle. “The green heart of the electric motorcycle is a synchronous oil-cooled motor with permanent magnets. It has 100kW (136 hp c.ca) of instantaneous power reaching from 4900 rpm to 10500 rpm and a torque of 195 Nm ranging from 0 rpm to 4700 rpm.” The Energica Ego has some decent specs to back up the...

Honda showed off their latest motorcycle tech dubbed Riding Assist. Honda Riding Assist has a self-balancing technology that greatly reduces the chance of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest. AKA getting on/off while stopped. It can also articulate the front fork to raise and lower the front of the motorcycle. I assume this is for easier mount/dismounts. If that isn’t enough to impress you, the bike can even follow you around with the touch of a button. Seriously. This self-balancing motorcycle will follow you perfectly...

HJC continues to add new designs including superhero themed helmets. Some of the latest designs include Boba Fett, Spider Man, Venom, Skyrym, and more. More pictures and video after the break. ...

Motorcycle gear continues to improve. One piece of gear which, in my opinion, hasn’t improved much is the motorcycle helmet. Sure, they have improved the aerodynamics and aesthetics but they are still quite loud on the inside. Wind and engine noise are still quite loud whether I wear my Arai or Shoei. Both brands aren’t cheap and I have to wear earplugs to make my rides bearable. Well the folks at Sena have come out with a helmet that claims to control the noise. First, a bit about Sena. They make some great Bluetooth systems...

Remember Norton Motors? Most likely the answer is no. Norton went out of business in 1975 I believe. Old crusty fellows with nostalgia for the bike brand have been talking about reviving it for years. Well, it looks like their dream might be coming true with the Norton V4 1200cc motorcycle. To be totally fair, they have been at it since 2008, when Stuart Garner took over the company namesake, making a Norton Dominator, and three Commando variations. The Norton V4 Superbike is expected to be unveiled at the NEC Motorcycle Live Show on...

Hopefully you weren’t on the list of people who put money down and are waiting for the crowdfunded Skully augmented reality motorcycle helmet. If so, you are out of luck as Skully is filing for Chapter 7. In case you aren’t familiar with Chapter 7, it is the type of bankruptcy where there is no plan for repayment. This is the ultimate worst case scenario for crowdfunded ventures. Apparently, Skully has been scrambling for additional funding and a possible sale to Chinese tech giant LeEco. Neither came through. Word on the...

Indian Springfield Frontier 111 Side

The custom motorcycle shop Azzkikr Custom Baggers out of Phonex, Arizona has taken the Indian Springfield and modded it. This Indian has been dubbed the Frontier 111 and can quickly switch from a bagger to a cruiser in a few minutes.

I am not a fan of the larger front wheel bikes that are popular amongst a subset of riders, but they managed to make it look good. The front wheel is a thick spoke 26-inch style and uses a sprung front end for suspension. The modern ABS brakes are hidden inside of an aluminum hub.

Indian Springfield Frontier 111 Seat

Some other retro styling comes from items like the suicide shifter, modified fuel tank, vintage tail lights, and leather seat.

Indian Springfield Frontier 111 Shifter

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Sure it looks like a green Honda Grom, but there are a few differences other than the color. First off there are two versions, one with automatic (Z125) and one with a four-speed manual transmission (Z125 Pro). Apparently the Z125 Pro version is the one coming to the United States. Yippee. Whether this is a youngsters first bike or a 40-somethings tenth bike it is sure to be loads of fun. Perfect for running down to the local store as a pit bike for the races. Like the Honda Grom, the engine...

If you are one of the lucky few who have had the luxury of racing around on a 2-stroke dirtbike then you know how much fun they are. Better than drugs. Better than video games. One of the downsides of the traditional dirt bike is that they are loud. Loud often draws too much attention from angry neighbors or Johnny Law. Read on for the latest pair of electric motorcycles from Italy. ...

Posted on Mar 3 2016 - 9:48am by Russ
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This is what happens when a builder with amazing skills has never been told “no” as a child. The sky is the limit. This bike was built by such a guy, Ludovic Lazareth, and is named the Lazareth LM 847. Some amazing bits about the bike include four single-sided swingers, brakes that are mounted on the rims, dual hub-center steering, a Ducati Panigale tail, transversely mounted TFX rear shock, and a 4.7-liter Maserati V8 engine with 470 horsepower. More pictures of this beast after the break.