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Testing Tiny Folding Electric Bikes

Testing Tiny Folding Electric Bikes

Over the years, there have been numerous efforts to build bikes, motorcycles, and mopeds that can fold up for ease of transport. Bikes and Beards got their hands on a couple of folding electric two-wheelers to test out how easily they open, their weight capacity, speed, and range. That tiny Himo H1 is ridiculous.

Indian Motorcycle’s 2023 Models

Indian Motorcycle’s 2023 Models

So many choices. That’s what Indian Motorcycle is throwing at bikers with its largest ever model year lineup. From Scout to Pursuit to an all-new Challenger Elite, the American maker has a 2023 model for any rider, plus limited editions, a slew of lineup enhancements, and the introduction of the FTR Sport.

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Petrol Vibes Metal Art

Petrol Vibes Metal Art
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Petrol Vibes makes metal wall art based on the silhouettes of sports cars and motorcycles. In addition to classics like the Ferrari 250 GTO and C2 Corvette, they can fabricate custom designs. Each is made from laser-cut 2mm steel and comes in sizes from 31″ to 55″ wide. Get 10% off with coupon code THEAWESOMER.

Fighter Jet Motorcycle with Water Guns

Fighter Jet Motorcycle with Water Guns

After taking a soaking in a water gun fight, maker Handy Geng decided he and his kids needed to step up their game. So he got to work building a ridiculous motorcycle that looks like a fighter jet and loaded it with high-power water guns and wing gunner seats for his kids. The other children don’t stand a chance.

The Opposite of Death

The Opposite of Death

The 1 is a bespoke electric motorcycle. Built from the ground up – and looking like nothing that’s come before – the visionary design is a revolutionary direction for the legacy Curtiss Motorcycle Company. The short fil The Opposite of Death documents the $83,333+ dream machine’s birth, giving us lots to drool over.

LEGO Motorcycle Suspension Tester

LEGO Motorcycle Suspension Tester

When engineers want to test a vehicle’s suspension, they use a variety of methods, including test tracks, hydraulic posts, and treadmills. Brick Technology built a miniature version of the treadmill test using LEGO Technic components and used it to see how different motorcycle suspension setups absorb shocks.

ROKR Cruiser Motorcycle

ROKR Cruiser Motorcycle

This sweet flat-pack wood model kit from Robotime looks like a fat-cat cruiser motorcycle. The 420-piece, 10.6″ long wooden motorcycle features a working front suspension, steering, wheels that spin, and a spring-wound drive mechanism. Expect a build time of around 4 to 5 hours.

Upgrading a Kids’ Motorbike

Upgrading a Kids’ Motorbike

The Razor RSF350 is a pint-size electric motorbike for kids. But with a top speed of 14 mph (9 mph with an adult riding it), it’s not exactly fast. JoelCreates figured it could use a few more horsepower, so he outfitted it with an overpowered battery pack and motor controllers. Then, he put his mini-mini to the test in a drag race.

Hamyak ATV

Hamyak ATV

Engineer Eduard Luzyanin created this wild ride that combines a motorcycle and a tank. The Hamyak is a single-seat vehicle that’s propelled by a rolling track. It can reach speeds of 27mph, though, without suspension or steering, you’re probably going to want to go slower. EXROADmedia has video footage of this oddity in action.

Ammo Can Electric Bike

Ammo Can Electric Bike

“It’s incredibly stupid, hard to ride…” We’ve always wondered who those ridiculous mini motorcycles were for, but that didn’t stop maker Peter Sripol and his brother from building their own. Their custom-made micro bike is powered by an electric motor with body made from an ammo can that can still hold ammunition.

2022 Indian Scout Rogue Motorcycles

2022 Indian Scout Rogue Motorcycles
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Indian Motorcycle revs up the aggressive style of the Scout with the 2022 Scout Rogue and Scout Rogue Sixty. Loaded with performance-enhancing features, Scout Rogue sports a quarter fairing, mini ape-hanger handlebars, blacked-out fenders, a 19-inch front wheel, and powertrains that make loads of low-end torque.

UNI-G Motorcycle Decanter

UNI-G Motorcycle Decanter
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This unique motorcycle-shaped decanter is handmade in Hungary by blowing and bending borosilicate Pyrex glass, using similar techniques to laboratory glassware. It measures 14″ long and holds 500 ml of spirits. We also dig UNI-G’s construction excavator decanter. Sale price available through 1.17.22 on Touch of Modern.

Papercraft Hayabusa

Papercraft Hayabusa

Watch an artist make this incredibly precise model of a Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa motorcycle entirely out of paper and glue. Every tiny detail is there, from the engine to the dashboard gauges to the drive chain. It’s just one of several intricate papercraft models you can find on the Paper Modelling YouTube channel.

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Motorcycle Sawmill Playground

Motorcycle Sawmill Playground

Freestyle motorcyclist and stunt rider Rok Bagoros headed to a sawmill in Slovenia to kick up some sawdust, first by drifting his bike between the timber, then by replacing the rear wheel of his 180 hp KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO with a circular saw blade.

2022 Indian Motorcycle x Jack Daniel’s Challenger Dark Horse

2022 Indian Motorcycle x Jack Daniel’s Challenger Dark Horse

Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s reveal their sixth motorcycle collab. This special Indian Challenger Dark Horse pays tribute to JD’s rye whiskey with Rye Metallic paint, gold and green accents, and a numbered badge. Meticulously detailed down to the rear fender message: “Drive Responsibly. Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix.”

Ride 4’s Photorealism

Ride 4’s Photorealism

This POV footage from the motorcycle racing game Ride 4 running on a PS5 is some of the most photorealistic game footage we’ve ever seen. The reflections, lighting, shadows are so spot on that we can’t believe this was rendered in real-time by a game console. Watch at 4K 60 FPS and HDR if your system can handle it.

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY Concept

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY Concept

BMW Motorrad predicts that the future of urban mobility sits between e-bikes and motorbikes. The Vision AMBY is a concept vehicle debuting at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. AMBY stands for “adaptive mobility,” an electric two-wheeler with three speed levels set automatically by geofencing tech for different road types.

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(Flashing images) Motorcycles take the spotlight in Paul Bush’s stop-motion short film, which pays tribute to the motorcycle design and culture of the 1950s and 1960s. Bush created the effects by swapping bikes between frames, and featured quite the assortment of motorcycles thanks to Jose Pereira’s Museu das Motas in Portugal.

Restoring a Vintage Russian Motorcycle

Restoring a Vintage Russian Motorcycle

What you’re looking at is a 1969 Ural M63 motorcycle. This particular bike sat unused for years, gathering rust on its chassis and drivetrain. But this is exactly the kind of challenge that an expert restorer like Great Idea lives for. After carefully removing the rust, re-plating, galvanizing, and painting parts, the bike looks as good as new.

Overpowering a $300 Pocket Bike

Overpowering a $300 Pocket Bike

Grind Hard Plumbing Co. are known for their over-the-top rebuilds of toys like the Power Wheels Jeep and Barbie Power Wheels Mustang. More recently, they took one of those cheap pocket bikes you can buy on Amazon, increased its power by 10x, turned it into a snow bike, and finally, gave it a mountain bike suspension.

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Indian Motorcycle 2022 Chief

Indian Motorcycle 2022 Chief

For its 100th anniversary, the Indian Motorcycle 2022 Chief has undergone a headlight-to-tailpipe redesign, blending old and new in six models with the powerful 116 cubic-inch Thunderstroke 111 motor. It’s a true road warrior, producing 108 ft-lb. of torque in all six gears, and aesthetics as only Indian can deliver.

Making a Chocolate Motorcycle

Making a Chocolate Motorcycle

Expert pastry chef Amaury Guichon shows off the creation of an absolutely amazing work of candy art. We watched in awe as he sculpted and airbrushed chocolate to build his edible motorcycle sculpture, complete with a detailed engine, a curly coil spring, intricate wheel spokes, and an amazing sugar glass headlight.

200-Foot Motorcycle Jump

200-Foot Motorcycle Jump

Freerider and eight-time X Games medalist Colby Raha can fly like Superman on his dirt bike. In this clip, he makes it look easy as he sends his bike over 200 feet off of a improvised dirt ramp with his bike in 5th gear.

Indian eFTR Jr. Electric Mini-Bike

Indian eFTR Jr. Electric Mini-Bike

The eFTR Jr. is Indian Motorcycles’ first electric mini-bike for young motorcycle lovers. Paying homage to the FTR750 Flat Track race bike, the eFTR Jr. is powered by a 36v electric motor using a twist-handle throttle. The mini-bike plus protective apparel and accessories are built for riders 8+ and up to 175 pounds.

Ride at the Museum

Ride at the Museum

While hiding out amongst historical figures is a typical night at the museum fantasy, trials rider Adrian Guggemos prefers things that involve wheels. So he locked himself (and a film crew) inside the Technik Museen Sinsheim Speyer to perform a bunch of tricks among the museum’s many cars, airplanes, and motorcycles.

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition
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Inspired by the custom stunt bikes used in the James Bond flick No Time to Die, Triumph’s limited-edition Scrambler 1200 has a sinister black and brushed metal color scheme. Arrow exhaust silencers with carbon fiber end caps, 007 Bond Edition badging, and a special 007 startup screen round out the details.

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