From sporty to econo: Peugeot’s HYmotion3 concept is a far cry from yesterday’s HYmotion4, but with 118 mpg and 29bhp on tap, this hybrid scooter is a perfect fit for city dwellers.
The Germans are known for producing solid goods, and das Panzerbike is no exception: touted as the world’s heaviest bike at 4.7 tons it’s powered by a 12 cylinder tank engine.
Yet another crazy French bastard, above is a video of human bobsled Jean-Yves Blondeau (aka BuggyRollin) racing Japanese biker George Takahashi. Staged, but still fun.
Honda’s DN-01 is designed to rope-in riders looking for alternatives to gas guzzling cars. It gets an automatic transmission with manual shift mode, low seat height, and storage.
Kawasaki’s 2009 ZX-14 one-ups Aprilia’s RSV4 with four headlights; bugeyes aside, it stays at 193bhp with a 1352cc DOHC engine but will get bronze, green and black paint jobs.
The 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 is ugly especially with those dual exhaust cannons, but with an 1100cc air-cooled engine you may not care; the naked bike makes 95bhp and nearly 80 lb-ft.
Amir Glinik’s Ferrari Motorcycle concept requires creative engineering in the form of a “sliced” V4 from a Ferrari engine, repositioned oil sump and a two-arm radial mechanism.
Co-developed with MIT, Dainese’s highly mobile W-Frame racing suit features advanced ventilation tech, including a 3D bubble liner as well as intake and exhaust ducts.
The 599cc 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has been massaged to be lighter, faster and more precise; most of this comes from Big Piston Front fork tech and a host of engine tweaks.
Aprilia’s 2009 RSV4 is official, with a funky triple headlight cluster (the air intakes are below). The RSV4 will be in the $20k range with a 999cc V-four engine that makes 190bhp(ish).
These Lego motorcycles by Milto almost look life sized, but it’s really just forced perspective tricks. Either way, check out his gallery here, which also includes Batmobiles and Bugattis.
If you can get over its cartoony, bug-eyed face, Campagna Motors’ V13R roadster is a pretty fun ride, with a 1250cc Harley Davidson-sourced V-twin; it’s the T-REX’s little brother.
These Vertigo Corsa boots look like something straight out of the future. Designed with Moto GP in mind, it features a thermoplastic ankle brace, shock absorbing heel cup and air vents.
Yamaha’s 2009 YFZ450R motocross bike has improves heavily on rider comfort, with a better seat, more spacious chassis and an updated engine balancer that reduces vibrations.
If the 2009 YZF-R1 is out of your budget, Yamaha’s 2009 FZ6R comes in at a more affordable $7k; it’s an upright bike but still sporty with a 78bhp engine; the seat is adjustable.
Yamaha released a slew of bikes yesterday, but we’re most excited by the 2009 Yamaha R1: it uses a big bang engine, which gets an inline four’s power and a v-twin’s traction.
Above are fresh pics of the 2009 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, the first superbike to get ABS. The non-ABS variant is largely the same mechanically but gets a tricolor scheme.
Can-Am’s Spyder Roadster is a road-approved three-wheeled motorcycle. It’s available in the US and Canada through numerous dealers, and sports a 106 hp, 990cc V-twin engine.
Click on the pic above to see spy shots of the upcoming 2009 Ducati Monster 1100; it’s basically a 696 with an 1100CC engine, netting +15HP and +26 lb/ft. of torque. Vroom.
It’s no coincidence that Becker’s 4.3″ Crocodile GPS unit (avail. 10/08) has a skin that resembles tire treads; it’s targeted towards motorcycle riders with a water resistant rubber coat.
Icon’s Squad2 Mil Spec Pack is a highly visible, heavily pocketed backpack for motorcyclists whose orange colors meet military specs. It can stow a 15″ laptop and a helmet.
BMW’s versatile R 1200 GS gets a modest 5% bump to 105 HP over last year along with ergonomic upgrades; this go-anywhere bike has sport, normal, comfort and off-road settings.
This ain’t your little brothers’ tricycle: Lazareth’s Triazuma is a chimera of sorts, borrowing a 180BHP engine from an ’06 Yamaha R1. No anti-lock brakes or traction control, so hang on.
Alright, so the flip-up front isn’t exactly sexy, but we like the Nolan N102 N-Com’s tech friendly features: bluetooth, intercom, audio jack and volume control are welcome perks for bikers.
Jake Loniak is just a college junior, but he has a bright future ahead with this wearable motorcycle concept. At high speeds, this form-fitting trike angles forward to reduce air resistance.
Tumi’s latest line of high-end bags honors Ducati for its 2007 Grand Prix win. Our favorite is the Ducati Moto, designed for motorcycle riders with a flexible pocket to hold a helmet.
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