I rode this motorcycle through a literal shit storm

I have experienced all manner of calamity on a motorcycle, from riding through a tropical storm to high-siding at 45 mph. But last week, I suffered through something entirely new: riding through a barrage of cow shit. Not my proudest moment. You can read the full tale here. » 2/24/14 2:38pm 2/24/14 2:38pm

I Can't Stop Watching This Weird Bike Crash

The letters HPV generally connote America's most often sexually-transmitted virus, but they can also mean something similarly unfortunate: Human-Powered Vehicles. A contest for the latter kind of HPV at Grove City College in Pennsylvania nearly ended in tragedy when this HPV from Olin College (clearly modeled after… » 5/01/12 4:30pm 5/01/12 4:30pm

Student uses Porsche flywheel to create boosted bike

If you know your physics, you know the faster a flywheel spins, the more energy it stores. As that energy is released as torque, its speed reduces. Applying that principle, one engineering student slapped one on a bicycle as an energy booster. » 8/22/11 1:30pm 8/22/11 1:30pm

Five Seats to Save Your Penis From Your Bike

Your bike is destroying your penis. Unless you are a woman. In which case it's destroying your vagina. There is a solution. But nobody wants to use it because it's embarrassing. It doesn't have to be. We're here to help. » 6/30/11 8:01pm 6/30/11 8:01pm

Bike owl is watching you!

Austin resident Adam Norwood awoke one morning earlier this month to find this baby owl perched atop the rear wheel of his bike. It was, he said, "definitely the best excuse I've ever had for being late to work." » 5/25/11 12:30pm 5/25/11 12:30pm

Watch a bike jump a GT-R-powered BMW doing a burnout

I don't know what the bike is, but the car is no less than a BMW E30 with a Skyline GT-R RB26 swap doing a wicked burnout while being jumped. It's the kind of mad collision of disparately awesome factors that make life worth living and Baseketball such a surprisingly funny movie. » 5/24/11 1:00pm 5/24/11 1:00pm

The View From the World's Fastest Electric Motorcycle

Chip Yates! The name oozes "adrenaline freak," doesn't it? Or maybe "a capella group alumni chairman." Regardless, the SWIGZ team's driver recently pushed a 241HP electric bike to 190MPH from a standing start in under 30 seconds—and strapped a camera to his helmet to prove it. » 4/14/11 10:00am 4/14/11 10:00am

How To Turn a Lighter Into a Lightercycle

As hard as it is to believe, what you're looking at is a before and after. Because inside every cheap plastic lighter, there's a kickass mini motorcycle yearning for the open road. Here's how to set yours free. » 1/13/11 3:35pm 1/13/11 3:35pm

Obviously, Not All Sci-Fi Bikes Are As Awesome As Tron's

Please excuse our current obsession with badass futuristic and retro-futuristic bikes, but waiting for Tron Legacy is killing us. However, not all sci-fi bikes are as sleek as Tron's. Like the original Galactica's Turbocycle. There's nothing sleek about this horror. » 7/23/10 4:10pm 7/23/10 4:10pm

Might As Well Jump... Over That Dude's Head

Red Bull rider Dougie Lampkin, a 12-time world trials champion, jumps a spectator at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Said spectator has balls — and Dougie is good. Photo Credit: Tom Leman/Flickr » 7/07/10 3:30pm 7/07/10 3:30pm

The Bat Bike: Equal Parts Bat Pod And Terminator

We've seen tons of home-brew Tumblers built by back-yard Batmen, but so far nobody's build the... ahem, batshit-crazy Batpod. Industrial designer Marouane Bembli's combined that machine with the Terminator motorcycle and penned a movie-inspired creation he's calling the Bat Bike. » 3/08/10 1:00pm 3/08/10 1:00pm

Jaguar Motorcycle Eliminates Electrical Problems

Always wanted a classic Jaguar with a pre-pedestrian-safety leaper hood mascot, but never wanted to deal with constant electrical gremlins and leaky windows? Then the Jaguar motorcycle may be the vehicle for you. And don't worry; just like any pre-Tata Jag, this bike doesn't have an ounce of practicality either. Its… » 8/18/08 1:40pm 8/18/08 1:40pm

Travis Pastrana Jumps Motorycle From Water

Travis Pastrana, rally driver and motorcycle stuntman extraordinaire, has completed the world's first Hydrojump. The stunt consisted of mooring a ramp 110 feet from the shore in five-foot deep water. He then raced his motocross bike at the water in excess of 70mph, keeping the power on as he went feet wet. This was… » 3/27/08 9:45am 3/27/08 9:45am

Florida Passes HB 137, Speeders Face Vehicle Confiscation, Prison Time

As of October 1st, anyone caught doing 30mph over the speed limit in Florida faces vehicle confiscation, five to ten years in prison and a ten-year license suspension. Bill HB 137, which was signed into law earlier today, was originally targeted at motorcyclists, but was amended at the last minute to include all… » 3/17/08 4:00pm 3/17/08 4:00pm

Honda CB1100F Production Confirmed

When we were at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show and begged the higher ups to produce the Honda CB1100F, we never actually thought they would listen. Turns out the cries for a big standard did not fall on deaf ears as Hell For Leather is reporting the honchos at Honda will be putting the big bike on US show floors by 2009. A… » 1/17/08 11:15am 1/17/08 11:15am

Man Given Probation for Sexing His Bike, Schwinn!

It keeps happening. This time, a british man has been given probation after a "sexually aggravated breach of the peace" that involved him attempting to, ahem, mount his bike. According to the local police the man's cleaners found him "holding the bike and moving his hips back and forth as if to simulate sex." The man… » 11/30/07 4:15pm 11/30/07 4:15pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Yamaha Sakura Concept Reveal

We're going to be honest here, the press package shots for the Yamaha Sakura didn't really get us in a huff. Something in them felt inauthentic, contrived even. I imagined a rocket designer complaining about doing a design only his grandpa would drive. In person, that's just not the case. This is a very handsome bike.… » 10/24/07 2:15pm 10/24/07 2:15pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Honda CB1100F Revealed

There are few two-wheeled death machines in the world able to exploit all of my personal weaknesses simultaneously — the Honda CB1100F revealed here at the Tokyo Auto Show, would have to be one such motorcycle. The live reveal shots in the gallery are pure sex on wheels. Those earlier press photos? They do this bike… » 10/24/07 1:45pm 10/24/07 1:45pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Fuel Cell Powered Suzuki Crosscage Revealed

There you have it folks, proof that if you lock engineers in a room with a bag of LSD, it's possible for amazing things to happen. Somehow the magicians at Suzuki managed to cram an entire fuel cell system into the skeletal frame of the Suzuki Crosscage. It is a bit on the awkward-looking side. But it's the tech… » 10/24/07 1:00pm 10/24/07 1:00pm