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Posted on Jan 10 2018 - 1:32pm by Adam E
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This electric pocket bike is a ready to carve up the city streets. The design is clearly a copy of the Ducati Monster. Not a bad looking bike to copy I suppose. The Daymak Rogue ($2,300) is a 72V electric scooter that comes with a Bluetooth controller for locking the scooter and adjusting acceleration. There is a large 1021 cubic inch locking storage compartment, cruise control, and 3-speeds.    ...

If the Honda Grom is too lowbrow or isn’t fast enough for you, check out BMW’s latest Scooter. The BMW C400X is the little brother to the C650 GT and C650 Sport scooters. The C400X has plenty of power for city and highway use and has some cool electronic bits and storage. The BMW C400X starts off with a new 350-cc single-cylinder engine with a single overhead cam and a balancing shaft. Single cylinder engines can often have vibrations and a thumping sensation, maybe this balancing shaft will smooth things out. Horsepower...

François Gissy had a dream. He built that dream. His trike is powered by 35 gallons of water in a carbon fiber wrapped tank with a pressure of 6,000PSI. Uncork this bad boy and it gets to 62MPH in 0.55 seconds. Top speed on the water pressure trike is 162.2MPH before it runs out of pressure. Keep going for video. ...

The Honda 150SS Racer is a new concept bike, not a Honda Grom with mods. The Honda 150SS Racer was unveiled, as a concept (for now), at the Bangkok Motor Show this year. From the looks of it, the engine is from a Honda CBR150R which is a much sportier beast than the Grom’s motor. It is half retro and half modern/futuristic. Some key features of yesterday include disc style wheels, solid brake rotors, and a round headlight. On the modern side of things there is a rear mounted gyroscopic camera, a clear race number holder, and a under-body...

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 looks. For example; 150 mph top speed 0-60 mph in 3 seconds Torque – 144 ft lbs from 0 to 4700 rpm 11.7...

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...