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HoverSurf Scorpion-3 Hoverbike US$150,000 – The Future is Now!

The future has caught up with us! High tech, futuristic, Star Wars-style speeder bikes were recently in the realms of science fiction. Not anymore! The Scorpion-3 HoverSurf Hoverbike is a reality today at the cost of US$150,000. The ingenious contraption is essentially a four-rotor, electric flying machine made entirely of carbon fibre and controlled like a video game with two similar joysticks to fly the hovercrafts. You can change altitude and direction with the joystick controls. The Hoverbike dubbed the Scorpion-3 is being built by HoverSurf, based in San Jose, USA.

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The Scorpion-3 is ultralight, therefore under FAA rules, you don’t require a pilot’s license, and you don’t even need to have a motorcycle license! Nevertheless, you will need to become accustomed to the flying machine before venturing on a trip into the heavens! With a range of 13 miles and a reasonable top speed of 40 mph, the battery charge time is just two and a half hours. Orders are being taken against a deposit of US$10,000, with the balance payable upon delivery.

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The company developing the Hoverbike also produces drones and recently posted a video of the Scorpion-3 Hoverbike prototype, which is a single seater, electric powered Hoverbike. It looks great, with more than a hint of Star Wars influence. The contraption is a hybrid motorbike and quad-helicopter technology based on drones and dubbed as an extreme sports instrument. The electric aircraft has been created with amateurs as well as professional navigators in mind, so little skill is needed to master the aircraft.

The hoverbike uses unique custom-made software that limits its range and speed capability to assure a safer ride. The Scorpion-3 was inspired by sport-utility motorbikes, and it literally surfs through the air like a miniature hovercraft. Such is its potential, the US Department of Defense recently announced it was developing the vehicle for the US Army in conjunction with a UK based firm Malloy Aeronautics. What’s for sure, we will be seeing a lot of these Hoverbikes flying along the roads in the coming years.

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2019 Ducati Monster 1200 – 25° Anniversario Ltd Edition

The suspense is over! Ducati has just unveiled the 2019 limited edition Ducati Monster 1200cc 25° Anniversario. With a limited run of only 500 units, it will prove to be a hot prospect. The bike showcases Ducati’s best qualities and comes complete with a distinctive tricolour of red, white and green, signifying the Italian flag and special anniversary logos. The very limited edition Monster machine was recently presented to the public by Ducati’s MotoGP rider, Andrea Dovizioso and will be produced as a tribute to the legendary naked bike the company produced as far back as 1993.

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To ensure its exclusivity even more, the latest and rarest monster model comes equipped with a series of unique, exclusive accessories and parts. They include the 25° Anniversario Italian flag livery with its gold colored frame and steel wheel rims. The premium seat is embroidered with the 25° logo and a limited edition serial number ending in 500 embossed on the frame. The wheels are forged Marchesini wheels with distinctive W spokes, and there is an Öhlins steering damper for better traction control. The finely articulated brake and clutch levers improve handling, and there is even an aluminium plate holder, and the 25° Anniversario bike cover is a nice touch to keep the machine safe from the elements.

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Since its initial launch at the Cologne trade fair in 1992, the Ducati Monster has become a highly collectible and sought after speed bike with an iconic status. It is the definition of high performance with a stripped down machine. The 2019 Monster 25° Anniversario is an untamed beast even when at a standstill. The 1,202cc twin-cylinder Testastretta engine is the newest addition to the Monster line-up. The motor can produce 147 hp at 9,250rpm, with 124 Nm and a maximum torque reaching 7,750 rpm. That is pretty impressive stuff and gives you massive flexibility at lower speeds while easily accommodating endless surges of power at the mid-high RPM range. There are three different riding modes, Sport, Touring or Urban, so a comfortable ride is without question. Would you expect anything less from Ducati?

2019 LiveWire Harley-Davidson’s Electric Motorcycle

2019 LiveWire Harley-Davidson’s Electric Motorcycle of the Future

Harley-Davidson has made a bold attempt to create an electric motorcycle which still retains the vibrant thrills of riding a classic bike. The project is named HighWire, and it signals the company’s first foray into the world of electric vehicles. Coming in 2019, the LiveWire is a hotly anticipated machine which will herald Harley-Davidson’s first prototype for a future generation of luxury motorcycles. More are planned to follow in the following years, yet the success of the LiveWire project rests firmly on the shoulders of this initial model.

The LiveWire is an expression of individuality, authenticity, iconic style and high-power electric performance. The company promises the bike will retain the visceral riding experience synonymous with the brand. The bike will be imbued with instant torque and thrilling acceleration without a clutch, just twist and go! Its simplicity of use makes it an even more attractive prospect, especially for less experienced and younger bikers.

The LiveWire is the spawn of Project LiveWire and is a prototype for future machines. It was specifically tested by literally thousands of avid bikers from all over the world to provide first-hand feedback and inform what a genuine Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle should really be like. This ensures the machine will be an exciting and pleasurable motorcycle to ride in the true spirit of the brand. Each bike feels authentic and original and looks rather good as well!

Harley-Davidson expects the LiveWire to ignite interest in its future fleet of new electric motorcycles that will take the brand into the future. With a winning combination of classic and modern styling, high performance and an electric motor with zero emissions is a tantalising and highly anticipated prospect. Expect an exciting portfolio of two-wheeled electric motor vehicles to follow very soon.

Luxury 4x4 2019 Harley-Davidson / Ford F-150 Concept by Tuscany

Luxury 4×4 2019 Harley-Davidson / Ford F-150 Concept by Tuscany – One Bad Ass Truck

Harley-Davidson is celebrating its 115th-anniversary party with a stunning luxury 4×4 concept truck. A joint collaboration between Harley-Davidson and the Tuscany Motor Company, the Ford F-150 is a dream come true. It features innovative engineering and stylish lines combining the creative talents of the prestigious brands attached to the project.

The vehicle is styled around the classic Harley motorcycle the Fat Boy and looks really stunning and futuristic, yet as functional and tough as a 4×4 truck should be. Currently, on display at the Harley-Davidson Museum, it seems to be the ideal hauler to drive off-road and out into the wilderness. Harley-Davidson is one of the most iconic marks around the world, and this new luxury off-roader evokes the same feeling of freedom, power and speed as Harley-Davidson motorcycles do.

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The truck is nicknamed ‘badass’ and is coated in Vivid Black paint with plenty of H-D bar and impressive shield badges. The truck sports custom tuned BDS suspension lift with an upgraded FOX shock system. The running boards have lighted power running along them, and there is an integrated rocker trim, a custom tuned Flowmaster exhaust system along with H-D solid billet aluminium tips.

The impressive specs include a front bumper cap with skid plate, a ram-air hood, LED light bar, custom fender flares and vents, a honeycomb grille and mesh, Fat Boy-style 22-inch milled aluminium sports wheels with 35-inch all-terrain rubber. The interior is laced with splendid orange tones accented on the doors, dashboard and steering wheel trim. There are modern looking stainless steel Harley-Davidson display gauges, billet H-D racing foot pedals, and a two-tone diamond-stitched and perforated custom leather seats which are incredibly comfortable and lush. You also get Harley-Davidson emblazoned foot mats, on the entry sill, the bed rug, and on the numbered centre console badge. The F-150 Concept 4×4 bridges the gap between off-roading and luxury motoring, a marriage made in heaven!

Luxury Tamburini T12

Tamburini T12 Motorcycle $1 million

The Tamburini T12 super motorcycle is a dream machine that fully justifies its hefty $1 million price tag. Produced in the San Marino facility, only twelve models were ever created, which means the bike is extremely limited and exclusive. The motorcycle was created by the famous and legendary motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini, just before he passed away in 2013. Weighing in at 154 kg, and capable of extremely high speeds. The official launch of the T12 motorcycle was held in Monaco only recently, causing a sensation. Massimo Tamburini was, of course, responsible for establishing the Bimota motorbike, and he also designed the iconic Ducati 916, as well as the impressive road-devil that is the MV Agusta F4. His credentials are impressive, and his outstanding designs speak for themselves.

The T12, as it is known, was completed by Andrea, Massimo’s son, after his father’s demise. The T12 is a tribute to Massimo, and Andrea recently commented that to show his father’s final creation, something he put his whole life into, was the best way to pay tribute to him, and honour his name.

The Tamburini T12 Motorcycle is a beast of a machine, that will turn heads with its streamlined and dynamic looks. The roar of the engine is a satisfying sound that is music to the driver’s ears! Few motorcycles can even come close to the T12. This limited edition model is the absolute pinnacle of motorcycle luxury, dashing good looks, and a high-performance engine. Owning one of the twelve models produced would surely be a biker’s dream come true! Not to mention the increase in value due to its exclusivity and rarity. The sheer pleasure of flying down the highway at top speed can only be imagined unless you own a Tamburini T12 that is!

Harley Davidson CVO

Harley Davidson CVO Limited 2018

Harley Davidson motorcycles is a name synonymous with luxury, performance and style. The new Harley Davidson CVO Limited 2018 motorcycle boasts the super efficient and most potent, V Twin engine ever offered; the Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight® 117 series.

With production limited to just 6,000 in 2018, the CVO Limited is exclusive indeed. The FXR2 and FXR3 are the first two CVO models, both tourers, adorned with retro chrome and unique paint finishes. The bike fulfils dreams and allows exciting customisation options. Nevertheless, the standard specs are impressive and include a sound system and Bluetooth earphones, built into the helmets, which is a nice touch. The engine is a 117ci (1,923cc) Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight with unique cam timing and a claimed 125 lb-ft of torque. The CVO weighs in at 940 pounds, 420 pounds of load capacity, the heaviest so far, yet the powerful engine has no problem dealing with the extra weight, even fully loaded. The throttle’s response is immediate, and the motor responds with real pulling power. The six-speed gearbox allows for complete control of the motorcycle, whether on a straight, or mountainous slopes. The rear-wheel dyno cranks our 111 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm, 96 horsepower at 4,900 rpm.

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The internal combustion system provides the perfect amount of rumble, yet not enough to annoy, and never offensive. Extras include a Hammock heated touring seat with rider and passenger backrests, a power saddlebag, trunk locks, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. There is also a pair of wireless headsets with an interface module. Add to that features such as; a high-quality audio system, navigation, heated grips and seats, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, a huge gas tank and the bike is loaded with extras. Fuel economy clocks in at 41 mph. The range on a full tank of gasoline is 210 miles, and the fuel tank capacity is six gallons, with the low fuel warning light coming on when there is just one mile’s worth of fuel left. There are few names more iconic than Harley Davidson Motorcycles, and it is not hard to tell why with the CVO 2018 Harley Davidson.

Ducati Aellambler Scrambler Motorcycle

Pure Power & Style, The King of Cool: Ducati Aellambler Scrambler Motorcycle

A golden beauty designed by a Japanese master-artisan, Masaharu-san, this Ducati Aellambler Scrambler motorcycle is a creation of pure genius with more than a touch of style. Produced for the second edition of the now famous Scrambler Ducati Custom Rumble contest, just one look at the innovative and fresh design, and you’re hooked! The motorcycle stands out from the crowd, due to its beautiful and lovely curves, glittering gold colour, making it the most stunning and desirable bike of them all.

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The Scrambler Ducati Custom Rumble contest promises to showcase the most refreshing, most eye-catching designs and over the top motorbikes. This year’s edition was a lavish affair, with multiple participants. Some of the most visionary designs for motorcycles graced last year’s event, and this year, the excitement was intense, and there was feverish anticipation for the event.

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The star of the show just had to be this beauty; The Aellambler Ducati Scrambler.  Without a doubt the king of cool. The motor is powered by motorcycle parts from fabricator Aella Japan, thus the name Aellambler. The motorcycle was designed using unique, 3D modelling techniques to produce the stunning bike’s curves. The L-twin powered scrambler motorcycle was used as the frame and skeleton for the bespoke, gold scrambler. The gold leaf paint was applied painstakingly by hand onto the centrepiece and fuel tank.

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The bike positively glitters in the sun, creating a flash of brightness as it speeds by in the daylight. The seat is in rich, brown leather, lending a touch of class and comfort. The engine itself is a standard electronic fuel injection motor system, supplying a pair of 39mm FCR carburettors. The bike is a take on the Ducati 803 Scrambler. The Aellambler is a ride made in heaven, powered by the fires of hell!

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KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R Motorcycle

The new KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R Motorcyclev takes the concept of naked design to a new level. Its revealing, steel trellis frame creates a powerful combination with the Austrian’s street machines. The 1290 Super Duke’s 75-degree V-twin boasts a brand new LC8 engine paired with a cage with 177 horses (with up to almost 104 ft lbs of torque) and a 6-speed transmission. The new resonator chambers on the cylinder heads has made the engine more fuel- and eco-friendly by reducing its carbon dioxide footprint by 10%.

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Another impressive element is the bike’s responsiveness, which is made possible thanks to a chassis that comprises a single-sided swingarm, front and rear suspension, and Brembo brakes. The austere frame of the hardware is complemented by a consort of software-assisted componentry that allow for customization of the ride experience. Some of these include Bosch’s Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) with an anti-lock braking system; Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) with various driving settings; Supermoto mode for deliberate drifts; and an optional Track mode.

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There is a launch control feature—the first that KTM motorcycles has ever applied in its bikes to limit the rear wheel’s spin and front wheel’s lift for stand-out standing-starts. Metzeler M7RR tires worn by 17-inch alloy wheels complete the mechanical beast.

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A thin film transistor (TFT) display provides ride information through hands-free connectivity to a smartphone. The controls on the handlebars allow the driver to manage menu options. For additional convenience, the ignition that activates all the action is keyless. The KTM 1290 Super Duke R may be a generational combination of finesses and ferocity—but all of that comes at the price of $17,999.

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Ronin Motor Works Releases the Last of Its “Art Bike” Motorcycles

When a firearms-accessories company ventured into the world of limited-release motorcycles nearly 8 years ago, no one could have foreseen that Denver-based Ronin Motor Works would produce one of the most extreme emblems of open road travel. In 2010, Magpul Industries debuted the Ronin concept – their one-off bike that began life as a Buell 1125R. The name is inspired from the Japanese word for a samurai who has lost his master, and alludes to Harley-Davidson’s emblematic discontinuation of the Buell brand in 2009.

The concept generated enough interest in the luxury world of high-end motor toys to begin production. The initial set of 47 bikes came in seven sets – each with a different colour or design scheme, and released over the past 3 years. The final set, dubbed the “art bikes,” boasts one-of-a-kind designs from Denver-based artists. Surprisingly, the acid-etching patterns of Jason Thielke work well with the industrial design of the powerful bike and would certainly appeal to wealthy buyers with a penchant for renegade adventure. Price for the Ronin #5 is available on request but its predecessor retailed for $38,000.

Apart from the unique designs, the bike sports the same custom monoshock linkage suspension system and front-mounted radiator to help cool down the Rotax-designed motor. Stacked low and high beam headlights complete the sleek frame of the body with: system controls, gauges, seating, LED taillight, and even a radio-frequency identification (RFID) enabled key for push-button starting.

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3 Amazing Motorcycles

There is something about fast speed that draws millionaires to the newest toys on the market and these 3 motorcycles with jaw-dropping design are a testament to this. Their phenomenal 21st-century expressions show off the talent of their creators and a real treat for the eye.

Lotus C-01

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Featured in the box hit Tron: Legacy, the first bike branded by the Lotus automotive marque has a futuristic body-style developed by designer Daniel Simon. Produced by Kodewa Performance Motorcycles for Lotus, the new C-01 is made of titanium, carbon fiber, and aerospace-grade steel. It has a 2-cyclinder, 4-stroke V-twin engine, making it capable of 200 hp delivery and it sports a 6-gear jaw-type shift transmission. Introduced in 2014, the bike is priced at $139,000

Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter

Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter

With an aesthetic approach referred to as “skeletal minimalism,” Louisiana-based Confederate Motorcycles overtook competition with the debut of its G2 P51 Combat Fighter in 2014. Designed by Jon Kaase, the second-generation Combat version features the company’s proprietary monocoque construction made entirely of 6061 aerospace billet aluminium. The 500-pound road has a V-twin engine capable of producing 200 ft lbs of torque and over 200 hp. Only 17 of the 61 examples planned to be produced are still available and are priced at $125,000 in raw aluminum and $130,000 in anodized black.

ExperiMental

ExperiMental

The ExperiMental by Canada’s Goldammer Cycle is a spectacular fusion of dirt bike and road racer. Constructed on a reengineered Honda cr250r chassis, it combines an Aprilia-designed Rotax engine, and an Aprilia 5-gear transmission—all enveloped with aluminum bodywork. Developed in 2006 as an entry for the Discovery Channel show Biker Build-Off, the motorcycle not only won the competition but went to become a classic. Available as one of six models in Goldammer’s collection, the ExperiMental retails for $450,000.