Gestalten’s The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age looks at the history and evolution of electric motorcycles, bicycles, and everything in between. It showcases some of the best and most unique examples of this two-wheeled revolution.
Designer Mario Trimarchi worked with furniture maker De Castelli to create this gorgeous motorcycle for Milan Design Week 2018. Its copper shell is designed to naturally patina over time. While it may not be the most aerodynamic of rides, there’s no question it’s a work of art.
Monster Energy motocross rider Eli Tomac shows off his skills on his very own dirt track tearing through the soil on his green 2005 Factory KX 250 two-stroke. We love how director Ash Hodges focuses entirely on the rider and the sound of his bike in this clean edit.
SOL Motors is working on a lightweight electric motorcycle for urban commuters. Dubbed the Pocket Rocket, the motorcycle weighs just 121 lb. The 6 hp model goes up to 31 mph and has a 31 mi range, while the 8.5 hp model goes up to 50 mph and has a 50 mi range.
A retro-inspired refresh of the Scrambler Icon that was reintroduced in 2014. It is a beginner friendly, middleweight motorcycle that is great for everyday riding and short road trips. This model gets refinements to its suspension, power delivery, ride, and safety tech.
Make It Extreme lives up to their name with this impressive build – a hula hoop inspired hubless vehicle much like the ones that famously appeared in the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics – though in this case, the bike is motorized instead of pedal-driven.
Crack the throttle open on the Zero SR and amazing things happen. The scenery becomes a blur, traffic disappears in your mirror, and your arms threaten to be yanked from their sockets. The Zero SR is an all-electric silent assassin that delivers 116 lb-ft. of torque at any speed.
Retired F1 driver Tarso Marques‘ amazing custom-built motorcycle not only features a striking hubless wheel design, it’s powered by an airplane engine. Watch as it heads out on a very loud run through the streets of Brazil. Then watch the time-lapse build video here.
On July 8, 2018, motorcycle master Travis Pastrana successfully recreated three stunts originally performed by the late Evel Knievel, first jumping over 52 crushed cars, then 16 Greyhound buses, and finally the Caesar’s Palace fountains, which eluded the late daredevil.
Beeline Moto is a tiny and minimal navigator for motorcyclists. Input your destination on its app and off you go. Aside from street-by-street directions, it can also let you choose your preferred route on the fly. It comes with free global coverage, updates and route tracking.
iCollector is auctioning off a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle that was used in the filming of Terminator 2. The motorcycle has seen better days, but it has only 392mi on it and was acquired directly from the movie’s production company. Clothes and boots not included.
Custom bike shop Bandit9 took inspiration from both Star Trek and Star Wars for its latest limited edition motorcycle. The L-Concept has a suspended engine and exhaust that looks like the USS Enterprise’s reactor, while the handlebar and grips are nods to speeder bikes.
The Kalk is an electric dirt bike designed to be light while still able to take a beating. It weighs only about 150lb, thanks to its aluminum frame and swingarm and carbon fiber body. It also has custom designed Öhlins suspension. It goes up to 50mph and lasts up to 50mi per charge.
Death Machines of London found a discarded 1982 Le Mans Mk2 and wondered how Moto Guzzi co-founder Giovanni Ravelli – a former Italian air force pilot – would redesign the motorcycle. The result is a streamlined machine that looks like it’s mid-flight even at rest.