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The Australian Posties Bike Race

The Australian Posties Bike Race

At the Australian leg of the Top Gear Festival, pro bike riders competed using the Honda CT110, an 8hp 105cc clutchless motorcycle used by Aussie postmen or “posties.” It’s like watching F1 racers in lawnmowers.

Motoped Survival Edition

Motoped Survival Edition

A hunting variant of the Motoped mountain bike-motorcycle hybrid. The Motoped Survival Bike has a custom frame and gas tank, a rear rack and a gas can. Optional accessories include multitools, ropes, an axe and even a crossbow.

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Dirt Bike BASE Jump

Dirt Bike BASE Jump

Extreme sport junkie Brad O’Neil combined two daring stunts in one, jumping his dirt bike high into the air over a lake off a 60-foot-high ramp, then pulling his parachute as he hits the apex of his jump.

2015 Indian Roadmaster

2015 Indian Roadmaster
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A luxury cruising motorcycle for two, offering lots of weatherproof storage, comfortable, heated seating and grips, and a high-tech infotainment system. Powered by a ThunderStroke 111 cu.in. V-Twin engine with 119 lb-ft. of torque.

StuntFreaksTeam: Our Lifestyle

StuntFreaksTeam: Our Lifestyle

A 37-minute documentary and showreel of sorts from Finland’s StuntFreaksTeam, showing off some of their motor vehicle skills and general tomfoolery. They also are extremely deft at destroying stuff. Turn English captions on.

Freestyling through Manila

Freestyling through Manila

Red Bull sportbike freestyler Aaron Colton tears it up on the streets of Manila in the Philippines, though he freely admits that the local scooter brigade can still negotiate the city’s crowded streets better than he can.

Gromkhana

Gromkhana

Originally intended to be an entry level minibike, the Honda Grom has instead become a hit among all sorts of bikers. Motorcyclist Magazine shows us why with this fun romp on two Yoshimura-pimped Groms.

Ad Hoc Ducati Multistrada

Ad Hoc Ducati Multistrada

David Gonzalez of Spanish motorcycle shop Ad Hoc Racers turned Paul Berry’s 2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS from an ugly duckling into a bitchin’ white swan. It has a custom fuel tank, tube frame, and a quirky vertical headlight.

Synchronized Motorcycle Drill

Synchronized Motorcycle Drill

Amazing vintage footage from an Italian police display, in which over 100 skilled motorcyclists drive in perfect harmony to create geometric patterns – without crashing into each other. Apologies in advance for the music. More here.

Ariel Ace Motorcycle

Ariel Ace Motorcycle

Ariel is known for its Atom track day car. But Ariel’s namesake made motorcycles. Now, the new Ariel is making bespoke bikes with a 1237cc Honda engine, capable of going 0-to-60 in 3.4secs, with a 165mph top speed.

Harley-Davidson: Something Big

Harley-Davidson: Something Big

Harley-Davidson has been innovating and empowering our freedom on the open road for years. But what they’ve got coming could be their biggest news ever. Keep your eyes here on the morning of June 19th for the big reveal.

Motorcycle Jumps Airplane

Motorcycle Jumps Airplane

In this insane stunt, motorcycle rider Cody Elkins hit a ramp while pilot Skip Stewart flew his plane directly beneath him. And the guys from Pixelworkers and AeroMedia Group were on hand to capture it all in slow-mo.

Isle of Man Record Lap

Isle of Man Record Lap

A POV clip from Bruce Anstey’s record-setting lap at the 2014 Dainese Superbike Race. Bruce blazed through the 38mi lap at the Isle of Man at an average speed of 132.298mph. Buy footage of the entire lap here.

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Deus Ex Smirk

Deus Ex Smirk

Custom bike shop Deus Ex Machina turned a beat up Yamaha SR into a surfer’s motorcycle. The Smirk has a custom headlight, headlight number plate and surf racks plus a sweet ocean blue paint job and a smiley muffler cap.

Lightning Motorcycle LS-218

Lightning Motorcycle LS-218

The fastest production motorcycle in the world, it’s has been able to hit an insane 218mph. Its electric motor generates about 200hp and 168lb.ft. of torque. This thing needs a vuvuzela and an ejector seat. Riding footage at 2:00.

Cielo TV MotoGP Opening

Cielo TV MotoGP Opening

Nerdo Design Collective made this badass opening sequence for Cielo TV’s coverage of the 2014 MotoGP. Replays would be so awesome if they were augmented with animation. The song is Pump Up the Bass by Enertic & Ju’C.

4-Person Backflip

4-Person Backflip

The guys from Nitro Circus have attempted motorcycle backflips with two or three people riding on a single bike, and failed spectacularly. So what’s the only logical thing to do? Try it with four guys, of course.

Axe Kevlar Motorcycle Shirts

Axe Kevlar Motorcycle Shirts
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Crave’s Axe and Axe 2 look like normal polyester shirts, but they have layers of Aramid Kevlar at the back and arms for protection. They also have inner pockets at the back, shoulders and elbow so you can add more protective pads.

How to Load a Motocross Bike

How to Load a Motocross Bike

If you’ve got to transport a motorcycle on the back of a truck, you’d think you’d just wheel it on up there and strap it down. But Australian trials rider Jack Field does it with a bit more flair, as he showboats in this brief Instagram video.

Kaffemaschine Guzzi Le Mans

Kaffemaschine Guzzi Le Mans

Arnd Rohrlapper is an avid fan of 70s F1 cars, so he had Kaffemaschine build this custom bike decked in the black-and-gold of the JPS Lotus cars. The bike is based on the beloved Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk.3, tweaked to produce 85hp.

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Revival Cycles Guzzi V50 Monza

Revival Cycles Guzzi V50 Monza

Another beautiful brown and brushed metal mod by Texas-based shop Revival Cycles. Believe it or not, this custom Moto Guzzi V50 Monza only has a few fabricated components; most of its parts are reused or off the shelf.

Fallout 3 Motorcycle

Fallout 3 Motorcycle

A few years back, Chris Riffel got a group of friends and teachers from Cochrane High School to help him build this awesome postapocalyptic motorcycle, inspired by Fallout 3. Why didn’t we get to do stuff like this in school?

Elio

Elio

It may not be as badass as the Morgan 3-Wheeler, but what it lacks in looks this three-wheeled two seater makes up for in price and performance. Its 55hp 3 cylinder engine gets up to 84mpg and lets the vehicle go over 100mph.

Tarus 2 All-Terrain Motorcycle

Tarus 2 All-Terrain Motorcycle

Tarus is looking for investors for its all-terrain 2-wheel drive motorcycles. The Tarus 2 has a 2-cylinder engine and fat low-pressure tires. It has a dry weight of about 100 lb. and can be disassembled in less than five minutes.

Security Camera Motorcycle

Security Camera Motorcycle

Commissioned by a security camera company, custom motorcycle builder Chicara Nagata modded a ’66 Little Honda P25 and used a 2MP Sony camera as its headlights and taillights. He also added two more cameras to the bike’s body.

Bell & Ross B-Rocket

Bell & Ross B-Rocket

To arrive at the design of its B-Rocket watches, B & R first designed a custom aviation-influenced Harley-Davidson motorcycle which served as inspiration for the watch faces. Seems like a roundabout route, but both look great.

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