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Coming to America: KTM

Coming to America: KTM

Awesome news for streetbike aficionados: KTM is bringing all of its bikes to the US, from its 690/990 Duke/Super Duke naked bikes to the range-topping, drool-inducing RC8 R Superbike.

Conference Bike

Conference Bike

Swap PowerPoint for pedals with the Conference Bike, a seven-ride tricycle; forget about truly escaping from the workplace, however, as only one person can steer and brake.

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CR&S DUU Concept

CR&S DUU Concept

CR&S’ DUU Concept is a cafe racer with the best of both worlds: powered by an US-made 1.9L X-Wedge V-twin but riding on a European rolling chassis, it’s due out in Europe in 2011.

BMW Motorrad Concept 6

BMW Motorrad Concept 6

BMW Mottorrad’s Concept 6 makes a compelling case for a straight-six tourer; the 1.6 L inline 6 is only slightly wider than a 4-cylinder, yet churns out 96 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm.

Ducati Multistrada 1200

Ducati Multistrada 1200

Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 is four bikes in one; with a new suspension and the same engine used in its 1198 superbike, it offers Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro riding modes.

2010 MV Agusta F4

2010 MV Agusta F4

It may have a new 186hp, 998cc radial-valve inline-4, swingarm and chassis, but the 2010 MV Agusta F4 stays true to its superbike roots; it sheds 22 lbs and gains 12 hp over 2009.

SoundRacer

SoundRacer

The SoundRacer turns any econobox into the ultimate sleeper, sorta: all show and no go, it syncs up with your car’s revs and pipes the sound of a V8 or V10 engine through your speakers.

Triumph Bonneville Heuer

Triumph Bonneville Heuer

TAG Heuer and Triumph team up to celebrate Steve McQueen in Le Mans with the Bonneville Heuer; absolutely one-of-a-kind, it’s the Bonneville dressed in Gulf Oil blue and orange livery.

Mavizen TTX02 Motorcycle

Mavizen TTX02 Motorcycle

Mavizen’s TTX02 is the world’s first production electric supersport bike, and a geeky one at that: able to hit 130 mph, it runs on Linux and features a web server, USB ports and Wi-Fi.

Porsche Boxster Spyder

Porsche Boxster Spyder

Svelte and spartan, Porsche’s new Boxster Spyder weighs just 2,811 lbs (176 lbs less than the Spyder); it sports a 3.4 L boxer 6 with 320 hp (0-60 in 4.6s) and a low-slung soft top.

BMW M3 GTS

BMW M3 GTS

BMW’s M3 GTS is as hardcore as it gets: the AC and rear seats are stripped out for a rollcage, 7-speed Drivelogic gearbox, 19″ Competition rims, and tuned 4.4L V8 good for 450 hp.

2010 Ford SVT Raptor 6.2

2010 Ford SVT Raptor 6.2

Ford’s F-150 SVT Raptor gets a boost over its initial debut with a 6.2L V8 good for 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque; it’ll be available 12/1 along with 5.4L and $100k XT models.

Midnight Rider Tailgater

Midnight Rider Tailgater

Country music duo Brooks & Dunn teams up with Toyota for the Tundra Midnight Rider Tailgater; a slide-out tailgate reveals a BBQ grill, beer tap, ice chest, 42″ TV and Kicker sound system.

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Subaru WRX STI TRAX

Subaru WRX STI TRAX

Ken Block takes his monopoly on awesome to new heights with the Subaru WRX STI TRAX: it’s a 400 hp/400 lb-ft torque carbon fiber snowmobile with steel skis and heated RECARO seats.

2010 Cobra Jet Mustang

2010 Cobra Jet Mustang

Designed for the NHRA/Super Stock circuit, Ford’s 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang features a new launch control/rev limiter; limited to 50 vehicles, the factory-built racer will be available 1Q 2010.

Concept: Inner City Bike

Concept: Inner City Bike

Made with a minimum of materials, Jruiter’s Inner City Bike is designed for short rides; although slow, it’s quick to turn, drives huge power to the rear wheels, and starts/stops on a dime.

Amalgam Model Cars

Amalgam Model Cars

Amalgam Model Cars are ridiculously detailed 1/8 scale versions of unattainable supercars made only slightly more attainable; they include the Veyron, Reventon and McLaren F1 LM.

Ford Ecoboost Hot Rod

Ford Ecoboost Hot Rod

Debuting at SEMA, this Ford Hot Rod is a reproduction of a ’34 3-window Coupe; lean and green, it packs a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 Ecoboost, good for 400 hp and 400 lb-ft. of torque.

2010 Saleen Mustang

2010 Saleen Mustang

Even with the covered rear quarter windows, we like the clean design seen in these semi-official pics of the 2010 Saleen S281 Mustang; it’ll debut at 2009 SEMA Show on 11/3/09.

Air Board

Air Board

It looks like the unholy union of a skateboard and a floor polisher, but the Air Board is actually a hovercraft; it floats 8 inches off the groun and goes up to 15 mph on concrete, asphalt, or grass.

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40oz Skate Deck

40oz Skate Deck

Drinking and riding ain’t cool, but this Deathwish Low Life Cruiser Skateboard Deck is an alcohol-free stopgap between beer runs; it’s a 7-ply maple board with custom paint job.

2010 Aprilia RSV4 R

2010 Aprilia RSV4 R

The Aprilia RSV4 R costs almost $8k less than the factory RSV4 with cheaper chassis parts and less carbon fiber, but it’s a sweet deal: it keeps the 999cc V-4 and weighs only 11 lbs more.

iQ Dash Computer

iQ Dash Computer

If you get giddy over dynos and exhaust temps, the iQ is a 5″ touchscreen dash PC that taps directly into your car’s vitals; it not only monitors performance but doubles as a media player.

Replica Batmobile

Replica Batmobile

Holy awesome, Batman: made by Gotham Cruisers, this Replica 1966 Batmobile may be based on a ’76 Continental, but features a working flamethrower, parachute packs and batphone.

ZETH Stretched Cruiser

ZETH Stretched Cruiser

Its ergonomics are questionable, but there’s no denying the swoopy, swanky look of Vanguard’s ZETH Stretched Cruiser: it’s now available for sale after touring at Venice Biennale 2008.

Cosmos 4RWF

Cosmos 4RWF

No, you’re not seeing double: Brazil’s Cosmos 4RWF motorcycle sports a total of four wheels, perhaps necessary for its equally insane Chevy ZZ4 V8 that pumps out 350-355 hp.

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