Want to scare children at high speeds? So do we. But we also want to live another day. That is why the guys at Headless Helmets build a unique, durable, three-dimensional layer on a lightweight, comfortable Shoei road helmet. Each helmet is hand painted and finished with a top-grade UV clear coat. The process maintains aerodynamics and adds no more than a pound of weight. Vents and visor are completely functional. More images below. Continue reading →
Kawasaki recently revealed the “J” three-wheel electric concept vehicle at this year’s 2013 Tokyo Motor Show – a personal mobility system of the future that adapts to the type of travel required, from city riding to fun sport riding. “J” employs Kawasaki’s proprietary battery management technology. For example, GIGACELL, a high-capacity nickel-metal hydride battery, can store large quantities of electricity, enabling a stable supply to a power grid. The next-generation light rail vehicle, SWIMO, captures electric energy generated while braking to be used for acceleration. To us, it simply seems like the answer to a question no one asked. Watch the video and see how the concept leans and changes shape on the move, changing everything from the wheelbase to the riding position.
Our friends at Silodrome posted this story about Gregor Halenda and his small team building an AWD KTM 990 and then deciding to go out and do the world’s first two wheeled burnout with it. Apparently, the project itself started out as a plan to just powdercoat the swingarm, but before anyone knew it, the mission to create an AWD KTM was well underway. The full build process was catalogued on the ADVRider forum here and the film above shows some great detail of the bike running with both wheels spinning.
We didn’t lie, didn’t we!? Larry “Spiderman” McBride did an incredible 5.830 at 232.75 miles per hour during the historic final round of the Top Fuel Nitro Methane Injected Bikes (you gotta love the class description). Talking about brass balls…
We don’t have much information about this bike, other than it looks like an electric concept put together using some older motorcycling parts. The front end and wheels might be borrowed from an older Japanese bike, while the battery pack and electric engine are mated to the traditional transmission, propelling rear wheel via a chain drive. The frame is the center piece of the whole thing, and it looks light, rigid and absolutely beautiful. The possibilities to route wires through it are endless and it’s quite possible to achieve such a clean look in a finished product as well. Maybe another type of custom bikes are coming our way? Continue reading →
The new 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 is the most powerful and advanced UTV to hit the market yet. With the launch of this machine, Polaris has completely reset the performance bar, and there is no better combination of fun and performance, especially for the price. They wanted to build on that platform and show the world how incredible the XP1000, thus the XP1K.
UTVUnderground.com and Mad Media tapped a common friend, championship UTV and Pro-Lite racer RJ Anderson to pilot the 2014 Polaris RZR XP1K machines, and together they put down a dream list of stunts and tricks that could be stitched together into a single, over-the-top video. Continue reading →
When you look at the specs of the latest 2013 Ducati Hypermotard, you cant think of anything else than tarmac-attack. Powered by the all-new 821cc liquid-cooled v-twin pushing close to 110hp, ride modes and a nice set of Marchesini forks and Ohlins rear shock (SP), this little Ducati has all the right ingredients for an amazing track/street bike. But that doesn’t mean that you can take it off-road…if you have skills, that is. Quentin Wilson has more than enough, and he almost rode SP’s wheels off on one of his test joy-rides. How does it look? Continue reading →
After three long years of incarceration in High Plains County Penitentiary Monster Energy’s Ernie Vigil and Nick Brocha are released back into the wild. Upon discovering they started a chain reaction of drift mayhem, the two having sworn off motorcycle drifting didn’t take long to relapse into a life of sideways crime. This time they’re on freshly built 204HP Turbo Triumph Daytona sportbikes. Continue reading →