Awesome Motorcycles

Leno Checks out a 1912 Indian Single

Leno Checks out a 1912 Indian Single

Jay Leno’s Garage highlights a stock 1912 Indian Single motorcycle and its owner, Alex Trepanier. Alex rode the Single on this year’s Motorcycle Cannonball, a 3,000mi journey across the U.S. for bikes that are at least 100 years old. Test ride at 14:38 – after a silly startup procedure.

BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

BMW’s far future concept for a motorcycle is one that’s so smart and safe that riders will not need safety equipment. It balances on its own, and has a flexible frame and adaptive tires instead of joints, bearings or suspension.

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2017 Ducati SuperSport

2017 Ducati SuperSport

Ducati’s entry-level sportbike has a 113hp 937cc engine based on the Hypermotard’s core. Its frame is similar to the Panigale’s but has a more comfortable riding stance. It also has three riding modes, an adjustable windscreen and adjustable suspension. More here.

Night Shift Bikes Leafy Savage

Night Shift Bikes Leafy Savage

This very naked bike isn’t ashamed of its new electric heart. Based on a 2003 Suzuki Savage, it has a 40hp Enertrac electric hub motor and batteries from a Nissan Leaf. It’s currently tuned to go 100mi per charge.

Bandit9 Eve Mk. II

Bandit9 Eve Mk. II
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Bandit9 revisits its chrome and curves design for MB&F’s exhibit at M.A.D. Gallery Geneva. Limited to 9 units, each Eve Mk. II started out as a 1967 Honda Supersport. The unibody tank (and seat, and rear cowl) is capped by a beautiful front fairing.

Rocket Bike Jump

Rocket Bike Jump

In 1974, daredevil Evel Knievel infamously failed to jump the Snake River Canyon on a rocket bike. Now, stuntman Eddie Braun has pulled off the stunt, launching 2000ft into the sky off a 10-story ramp, at over 400mph. We’re hoping for some GoPro footage, but so far nothing.

Dark Knight Batpod Movie Prop

Dark Knight Batpod Movie Prop

Prop Store is auctioning off one of the six Batpod motorcycles that were made for and used in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. It’s in display-only setup and is slightly damaged, but this one-of-a-kind ride is expected to fetch at least $80,000.

Urban Motor Jawa Sprint

Urban Motor Jawa Sprint

This stunning skinny steampunk motorcycle is the work of German bike shop Urban Motor. It’s based on a 1964 Jawa 350 engine. Everything else was custom made, from the alloy body to its bizarre handlebars. Full story on Bike EXIF.

Halo Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet

Halo Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet
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Guard the streets with ThinkGeek’s officially-licensed Master Chief motorcycle helmet. It meets DOT standards and has a anti-UV light coated ABS shell, a reflective visor with UV protection and removable and washable center and cheek pads.

2014 Lotus C-01

2014 Lotus C-01
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One of the coolest motorcycles ever made is going under the hammer. One of only 100 units made, this particular C-01 is has a carbon fiber shell, a 175hp 1195cc KTM V-twin, carbon fiber wheels, 320mm Brembo brakes, Ohlins rear suspension and the classic Lotus livery.

Nitro World Games: Winning Runs

Nitro World Games: Winning Runs

An offshoot of Nitro Circus, Nitro World Games is all about pulling off the most amazing vert tricks on inline skates, skateboards, scooters, BMX and motorcycles. Highlights include a BMX 1080º front flip and an FMX double front flip. Full show here.

Jay Leno Tries Sidecar Racing

Jay Leno Tries Sidecar Racing

Jay Leno tries his hand at sidecar racing with the help of his shop foreman Bernard Juchu and Bernard’s trusty swinger Kevin Kautzky. If you ever wanted to poop in your pants in the most uncomfortable manner, try this sport.

2015 Ducati UMC-038 Hyper Scrambler

2015 Ducati UMC-038 Hyper Scrambler

Jay Leno checks out Untitled Motorcycles’ barebones variant of Ducati’s entry-level bike. The UMC-038 has been stripped down to its bare essentials, along with a custom tank, seat, rear subframe, a Ducati Monster swingarm and a modded QD box exhaust. Test drive at 11:10.

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Iron Pirate Ducati SS 750 Kraken

Iron Pirate Ducati SS 750 Kraken

Iron Pirate Garage turned the top-heavy Ducati Supersport 750 into a visually balanced post-apocalyptic bobber. The Kraken’s custom made rear subframe, tank, horizontal exhausts and more. The yellow stripe is a nice visual break and homage to the 750 Imola.

BMW R5 Hommage

BMW R5 Hommage

BMW celebrates the 80th anniversary of its pre-WW II street racer with this one-off bobber. The R5 Hommage has a restored 1936 R5 engine, but the rest of it was mostly custom made by BMW Motorrad and Unique Custom Cycles.

Leno Rides the Ducati XDiavel S

Leno Rides the Ducati XDiavel S

Jay Leno’s Garage gets a look at Ducati’s first ever cruiser. It has an L-twin that produces up to 156hp and 95lbft of torque. Jay found its feet-forward stance and handlebar position to be very comfortable, and the bike itself to be nimble and versatile. Test ride at 13:33.

Motorelic Honda FT500 Ascot

Motorelic Honda FT500 Ascot
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Motorelic overhauled Honda’s failed street bike into its ideal form. They lowered its front forks, added a rear hoop then worked their metalworking magic with the front plate, seat and exhaust. Homeward Bound’s racing paint job completed the rebirth. More here.

Sidecar Motocross Jump

Sidecar Motocross Jump

Silodrome spotted this insane bit of footage from an very unusual motocross race, in which a passenger rides along in a sidecar. There’s just something so surreal watching these unwieldy things go flying through the air. More here.

Jay Leno’s 1931 Indian 101 Scout

Jay Leno’s 1931 Indian 101 Scout

Jay Leno takes a break from featuring the year’s hottest cars and mods to showcase one of his old reliables. This classic Indian Scout has surprisingly great handling and low maintenance needs. It just couldn’t compete with the Model T. Ride along at 12:35.

Impuls BMW k101

Impuls BMW k101
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Munich-based bike builders Philipp Wulk and Matthias Pittner aka Impuls turned a 1985 BMW K100 into this minimal racer. This particular bike features hand-drawn polygonal art by artist Fabian Gatermann. Custom parts include the rear frame, air intake and exhaust.

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How to Ride… Bitches

How to Ride… Bitches

(PG-13) Director Alex Vivian follows up on his amusing dude-on-dude bike riding lesson with something a little bit, er… a whole lot… sexier – something we like to call Two Girls, One Bike. Is it hot in here, or is it just us?

Matt Mingay: Stuntin’ Sydney

Matt Mingay: Stuntin’ Sydney

Aussie daredevil Matt Mingay takes us on a ride-along on his flaming Hot Wheels stunt bike, giving us an up-close perspective on his crazy tricks, and just a tiny taste of how much it hurts when he crashes. Stick around til the end for some awesome car drifting action.

Lazareth LM 847 Motorcycle

Lazareth LM 847 Motorcycle

This totally bonkers motorcycle from French custom shop Lazareth puts its rider atop a monstrous Maserati 4.7-liter V8. In all, the bike packs 470 horses and 457 lb-ft. of torque, and basically looks like a car engine with wheels. We can’t imagine how hot that seat gets.

Freestyle Scooter Tricks

Freestyle Scooter Tricks

Kuma Films captured some awesome footage of Anpei Yo, an extremely agile and well-balanced moped rider as he worked his way around the handlebars and seat of his spinning bike. We’re not sure he even needs a front wheel.

Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield’s new motorcycle is a no-nonsense adventure bike. The Himalayan has a 411cc single cylinder engine that produces up to 25hp and 23.6 lb-ft. of torque. It has a 21″ front tire, a 17″ tire, nearly 8″ of travel in its front suspension and 7″ in its rear monoshock arm.

Deus Ex Machina Firefly

Deus Ex Machina Firefly

Deus Ex Machina’s new Japan branch turned a 1961 Honda Super Cub – the Beetle of motorcycles – into a race-ready machine. Aside from increasing the engine’s output by 20%, the shop also custom made parts such as the monocoque body and adjustable race shocks.

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