Watch these Russian bikers power through a raging river … on their sidecar-quipped, WW2 era Ural motorcycles! You won’t believe this amazing video!
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The wild, tilting trike concept from Canada is called the MULE, and it promises 80 miles’ worth of thrills and excitement per charge. No passengers, though.
The stream of awesome, DIY Volvos continues with this 242DL packing more than 800 twin-turbo Viper-sourced horsepower under its boxy hood. Flying bricks go!
You won’t believe how similar the numbers from this 1934 solar powered aircraft carrier blimp are to today’s most efficient solar power power estimates.
At just 3/5 the weight of an American Abrams tank and powered by an advanced, high-efficiency, 940 HP diesel engine, Poland’s newest direct support vehicle is a seriously efficient combat machine. The big news here, however, isn’t an engine that’s capable of running on algae-sourced diesel or some ultra-torquey electric drive motor– it’s the PL-01’s […]
Dear Santa, You’ve been very good to us already this year, what with the new turbocharged, 4-cylinder 2015 Ford Mustang and the 50 MPG Honda Accord- not to mention the slick little Motoped 50 that just reached its Kickstarter goal … but let’s get serious. What we really want for Christmas isn’t a Harley-stomping Honda […]
This is Kovit’s latest Delta 7 road and track frame. The ultralight, carbon/kevlar bike was revealed to the world at last month’s Interbike show looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie with a trellis of (what should be called) nanotubes and a wholly reasonable $3500 price tag. I’m no expert on carbon tube […]
Zeke is a 10 year-old kid who built himself a custom cafe racer out of a boneyard Honda CB200 with just than a stack of manuals and access to hand tools.
When you want a V8, you need a V8 – and this brave fellow needed a 49 cc V8 Engine the way you and I need air, apparently, because he went and built one!
These URBANIST Cycling bicycle panties seem to go a long way towards making urban cycling easier and more comfortable on sensitive lady bits, and might be just the thing to encourage a number of women to take a chance on urban bike rentals, or pick up their own sexy two-wheeler and take another car off the road!
The suspension, wheels, and brakes are readily available Yamaha R6 sportbike bits that can be found at many local salvage yards. You can find the tank, light, and handlebars at salvage yards, as well. The dash and instruments are all-digital, leaving the awkwardness of the factory original far, far behind.
If you were a child of the 80s, you already know what you’re looking at. If you’re not (I feel bad for you, truly), that’s KITT’s dashboard, and the man you see driving around has spent the last three years building a pitch-perfect replica of Knight Rider‘s least porn-y headliner from the bones of a 1991 Pontiac Firebird GTA.
Even at 91 years old, Arnold Robinson is probably cooler than you. Don’t take it too hard, the Tauranga, New Zealand native is probably cooler than all of us, too – if his Harley-Davidson styled mobility scooter is anything to go by!
This blog is about gas, ultimately. How to use less gas, what to use instead of gas, and all that jazz. The usual suspects are ethanol, bio-diesel, electrons, and hydrogen-peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide? Watch this death-defying 160 mph rocket bike shame a Subaru STi and you’ll be a believer.
The Pagani Zonda, using a big, Mercedes-derived V12 engine, is hardly a model of (what we might call) efficiency … but this latest Pagani is nearly perfect, being lightweight, 100% recyclable, and offering all the sexy looks of the Zonda with ZERO of the standard version’s harmful carbon emissions!
As far as I’m concerned, the best thing in the world was my Big Wheel. I pre-date the Green Machine, so the original Big Wheel (and, later, the KITT-wheel) was my ride. In the years since, I have spent some Serious seat time in some of the world’s most powerful cars – from 80s Ferraris […]
This little bit of automotive nirvana is the 555TES Minute S. Powered by one of Yamaha’s high-revving 250 cc motorcycle/ATV engines coupled to Toyota’s Aqua hybrid drive system, the tiny commuter promises some seriously fun urban commuting. Despite looking for all the world like one of those dynamically flawed 3-wheeled, motorcycle-tired fail-machines (I’m looking at […]
Saudi-Aramco, the world’s largest oil-producer*, was hit by a malevolent computer virus last week, which crippled nearly 30,000 of the company’s workstations and threatened to permanently delete most of the company’s electronic data. This, by the way, comes directly from Saudi-Aramco representatives, who revealed that the virus “originated from external sources”, and that its private […]
Inspired by water-cooler talk about a cardboard canoe, inventor and craftsman Izhar Gafni became obsessed with the idea of a cardboard bicycle. Despite Gafni’s enthusiasm and technical/design prowess in the field of mechanical and bio-medical engineering, however, a number of his engineering buddies told him it couldn’t be done. Cardboard didn’t have the structural properties required to build a usable, durable bicycle frame. It was impossible … but people like Gafni love s*** that’s impossible.
Spider-Man ain’t nobody’s sucka, that’s fo sho! Why I’m talking like those guys from Airplane!, I’m not really sure, but it’s probably because I’m too excited to really think straight. See, Tina Casey (over at Gas 2’s sister site, Cleantechnica) just wrote up an article about Spidey’s best toys: web-shooters. “So,” I hear you asking, […]