Motorcycles

Cake’s Ösa is a Versatile Toy Hauler at werd.com

Cake’s Ösa is a Versatile Toy Hauler

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Swedish electric motorcycle maker Cake just rolled out a Swiss Army Knife of an E-bike. The Ösa is a clean on & off-road rambler that features a modular UniBar design making it possible to set-up the bike 1000 different ways. Literally. 1000 configurations for carrying your gear: sports equipment, construction cargo, an outdoor kitchen, you name it. Available in 1.5kWh or 2.6 kWh models, capable of speeds up to 30MPH and a range up to 63 miles.

Yes, An Aston Martin Motorcycle at werd.com

Yes, An Aston Martin Motorcycle

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With this post we send our sincerest condolences out to all the motorcycle makers who think they make cool bikes. With the AMB 001, Aston Martin just unveiled its first foray into 2-wheel design. The sculptural, retro-futuristic styling is backed by an equally epic V-twin turbocharged engine  built through a partnership with Brough Superior Motorcycles; it cranks out 180 horsepower. Only 100 of these beauties will be made, act fast.

Naked & Insane: Kawasaki’s Z H2 at werd.com

Naked & Insane: Kawasaki’s Z H2

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Kawasaki just took the wrapper off the hotly anticipated Z H2, a ridiculously fast naked street fighter powered by their supercharged 197-horse H2 motor. With a few simple mods the motor can reach 300Hp. Even stock though, it’s a lot of bike—and obviously, the powerplant dominates the design. It features cruise control, traction control, multiple power modes, launch control, ABS and other advanced safety systems but riders basically climb up onto the motor and hang on. Available mid 2020.

Tarform Electric Motorcycles Wheelie Toward 100% Green Mobility at werd.com

Tarform Electric Motorcycles Wheelie Toward 100% Green Mobility

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Designed & built in Brooklyn, startup electric bike builder Tarform has created a futuristic urban assault bike with a clean, minimalist design. There are currently few details on performance, power, or specs but the brand is talking about integrating machine learning, AI, and bio-materials into the build. The bikes are currently in pre-order phase with an estimated street date of late 2019.

Indian Celebrates 100 Years of the Scout with 2 New Badass Bikes at werd.com

Indian Celebrates 100 Years of the Scout with 2 New Badass Bikes

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Lots of new stuff going on with Indian’s 2020 lineup of American-made cruisers. Chief among them, two new Scouts: the 100th Anniversary limited edition Scout & the Scout Bobber 20. The Anniversary bike features a red & gold paint scheme inspired by the 1920 original. The bobber features wire wheels, a floating saddle, bobbed rear fender & blacked-out finishes. Both are powered by the brand’s 100-horsepower V-Twin motor.

Harley Davidson Introduces Electric Bikes for Tykes at werd.com

Harley Davidson Introduces Electric Bikes for Tykes

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Motorcycle ridership in the USA is dying fast. Rather than prep for the funeral, Harley Davidson is taking a longview, building electric bikes for kids, who they hope will become the next generation of motorcyclists. To that end they’ve created two new kids push bikes, the Iron E12 for riders age 3-5 & the Iron E16, for riders age 5-7. They have no pedals but instead feature electric hub motors that allow for speeds up to 11MPH which can be set & adjusted by parents. Battery run-times: 30-60 minutes.

Triumph Introduces Rocket 3R & Rocket 3R GT at werd.com

Triumph Introduces Rocket 3R & Rocket 3R GT

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They teased us with the limited-edition Rocket 3 TFC back in January but now Triumph’s much-anticipated Rocket 3R is officially out. Along with a GT variant. One word: mean. The 2.5L three-cylinder engine cranks out 164.7 horsepower and163 lb-ft of peel-you-off-the-back torque. This big boy is made slightly lighter by its all-new aluminum chassis & premium features like ABS, navigation, & hill-start assist smooth out the ride.

Curtiss Motorcycles Introduces 200+ Horsepower Hades E-Bike at werd.com

Curtiss Motorcycles Introduces 200+ Horsepower Hades E-Bike

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Curtiss builds bikes that are more like rolling art or sci-fi movie rides than normal motorcycles. But make no mistake, they really move. The Hades is their latest creation; a futuristic e-bike that cranks out a whopping 217 hp. The goal was to give each part as many functions as possible for a sophisticated but visually minimalist design. Rolling out in 2020.

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric at werd.com

Curtiss Rolls Out Zeus Radial “V8” Electric

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It’s hard to picture this thing actually rolling down the road but the Curtiss Motorcycles Zeus Radial is a functioning—and super-fast—motorbike powered by an electric motor designed in a cool “V8” configuration. The look of the “engine” is actually 8 cylindrical batteries that make up the “V” formation. The YASA P400 R Series electric motor produces 217 horsepower and 147 lb. ft. of torque. If those numbers don’t mean much to you, we’ll translate: it’s scary fast.

BMW Motorrad Unveils Electric Vision DC Roadster at werd.com

BMW Motorrad Unveils Electric Vision DC Roadster

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The latest piece of futuristic 2-wheeled tech out of BMW’s Motorrad division is the Vision DC Roadster concept. It’s a shaft-drive plug-in that if you squint hard enough almost looks like a gas-powered Beemer bike. There’s little out yet in the way of stats: range, speed, cost, or when it might come to market but based purely on looks, we’ll say the Vision DC looks pretty visionary.

The Dainese Smart Jacket Gives Motorcyclists Maximum Protection at werd.com

The Dainese Smart Jacket Gives Motorcyclists Maximum Protection

Using the same advanced airbag technology that MotoGP racers depend on, the Smart Jacket from Dainese can be worn over or under any other jacket and it requires no connection with the motorcycle. It features the latest-generation Dainese D-air technology — a system powered by a complex algorithm that enables it to automatically recognize dangerous situations and activate immediately, whenever it needs to. It provides maximum protection for the rider, in an easy-to-wear and versatile garment.

Ducati Transformed Its Iconic Paningale V4 into a Streetfighter at werd.com

Ducati Transformed Its Iconic Paningale V4 into a Streetfighter

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Ducati’s new prototype V4 Streetfighter is a stripped-down & juiced-up variant of their most powerful production bike, the vaunted Paningale V4. It lost the fairing & got a meaner handlebar & front-end look. The tail end looks streamlined, too. The legendary 1100cc four-cylinder remained. Few details have been released but we do know the bike is going into production with the ones hitting US dealers in 2020.

CCM’s Spitfire Six is an Urban Assault Vehicle at werd.com

CCM’s Spitfire Six is an Urban Assault Vehicle

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Since the 70s, Britain’s CCM Motorcycles has been engineering & hand-building custom, badass flat track bikes from the ground up. Their latest, the Spitfire 6 is an all-new city bike available in a limited run of 300. It’s powered by a 600cc single-cylinder 4-stroke “Spitfire” engine CCM developed & custom builds for each of their bikes.

Triumph Rolls Out 168-Horsepower Rocket 3 TFC at werd.com

Triumph Rolls Out 168-Horsepower Rocket 3 TFC

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Triumph’s limited edition Rocket 3 TFC is a reminder that Brits are still building some seriously badass bikes. The model was completely redesigned for 2019 & just for kicks, they made a limited monster: a sport-cruiser ridiculously over-powered by a 2,500cc three-cylinder that cranks out 168 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque. Hint: hold on tight. Only 225 of these big triples will reach the U.S. market.

Erik Buell Introduces Fuell Electric Bike Brand at werd.com

Erik Buell Introduces Fuell Electric Bike Brand

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Motorcycle design visionary Erik Buell—the man behind the Harley offshoot, Buell, is back with a premium electric bike brand, Fuell. Their debut bikes: The Flow, a lightweight streetfighter-inspired bike that snaps from 0-62 in 2.7 with a sustained top speed of 55MPH and a range of 150 miles. The Fluid ($2300) is their e-bike, an urban commuter with a 500-watt motor that gives you up to 126 miles of pedal assist range.

Essence Motorcycles Rolls Out Another Exotic Electric at werd.com

Essence Motorcycles Rolls Out Another Exotic Electric

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The E-raw 04 Signature from France’s Essence Motorcycles is an all-electric bike that is truly peerless. The futuristic design is handmade in brushed aluminum with a driver cockpit that appears as a sculptural metal spring, ready to pop. It’s powered by a top-line motor that outputs 205 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque for a 0-62 time of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 124 mph.

Rough Crafts Turned a Fat Boy Into a Mighty Guerrilla at werd.com

Rough Crafts Turned a Fat Boy Into a Mighty Guerrilla

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Taiwan-based custom house Rough Crafts took a 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 107 and turned it into a ‘Mighty Guerrilla’ by slamming it, murdering it out, and absolutely loading it with custom and upgraded performance parts, including Arlen Ness rocker box covers, calipers, and a Big Sucker intake. The tank comes from a Sportster but has been stretched & scalloped for a truly original look & its custom build sheet goes on forever… (via BikeExif)