Pro tip to cyclists: sailing through the air horizontally while gripping your handlebars for dear life is the most efficient way downhill.
To help celebrate Captain America’s 75th anniversary down under, Marvel Comics and Harley-Davidson dealers in Australia and New Zealand teamed up to make a series of 25 custom motorcycles inspired by heroes and villains in the Marvel universe. The results are fantastic, and a terrible tease since none of the custom…
Last month, a driver swerved into the bike lane on Grand Street in Williamsburg and knocked Matthew van Ohlen off of his bike, then ran over his body and dragged him 20 to 30 feet, killing him. Police recovered the driver’s Camaro a few days later, but they still have not yet made an arrest. Why not?
People will start to realize soon enough how great the fourth-generation of the Lotus Esprit is, so I suggest building one while you can afford a donor car. And please make it as awesome as this.
Sturgis is a small town in western South Dakota with a year-round population of less than 7,000 people. Yet every year more than a hundred thousand bikers descend on that tiny town for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This year being the 75th anniversary the numbers are even higher. But of course they haven’t just…
The Tour de Suisse is one of the most grueling bicycle races in the world, and is widely seen as a big event in the lead up to the Tour de France. As such, it features sharp uphills, steep downhills, and tough riders who show no mercy for the weak. Here's what it's like to be right in the middle of it.
Whether it was for bikes, 'boards, or remote-control trucks, a lot of us have great childhood memories digging dirt courses. Dave King took it to the next level, made dirt-track construction for BMX bikes his livelihood.
When it comes to military special operations, getting there can be more than half the battle. America's elite commandos insert deep into enemy territory often undermanned and outgunned, so getting in and out without getting caught is key. Enter DARPA's hybrid electric 2WD stealthy motorcycle.
Taking their inspiration from the spherical wheeled Audi RSQ concept seen in the Will Smith film, I, Robot, a group of students at the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San Jose State University have created a similar concept, but with just two wheels.
Even the best bike lock can't protect you from a professional bike thief. We learned that ourselves, when even Mario's amateur ass made short work of the best locks on the market. But we wanted to know how much more of a threat a seasoned pro represents. What tools does he use? What does he do with the bike once he…
Sometimes you need to get somewhere in a hurry, but a car can be an expensive accessory, particularly if you live in a downtown setting. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives to just taking a bicycle to where you need to go. Including plenty that look just look downright stupid.
Developing market "quality" gets a new poster boy here, in a chintzy little yellow car whose bumper was completely caved in by none other than a bicycle wheel. You can practically hear the self righteous hipster cheer (it's ironically silent) issuing forth from downtown Brooklyn right now.
This video captures the Internet's entrepreneurial spirit in one single minute. Have an impossible skill you can do? Like um, being able to bench press in unique situations? Like um, while popping a wheelie on your motorcycle? YOU CAN BE FAMOUS.
The bicyclist who decides to pick his way through a crowded jam of traffic is obviously no genius, but the Hyundai driver easing into the biker's lane isn't exactly a saint. Who do you think was being more of a prick in this video?
What is it about bicycle lanes that turns people into shouty braindead panic robots? Case in point: This news report casts bike lanes as literally a terrorist threat.
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.
New York artist Josh Hadar's E-Trike electric three-wheel bike is 8.4 feet of metal awesomeness, powered by a 4.8-kilowatt Mars Electric motor. It could also be used to open a tuna can the size of the Madison Square Garden.
British firefighters are testing out BMW bikes fitted with water tanks and a high-pressure nozzle as a cheaper and quicker alternative to fighting small fires not requiring life-saving equipment. Firebikes! Firebikes! Firebikes! [BBC]
What if they transported race cars with bikes, instead of the other way around? Would that be silly, or just cool? (A TdF team car outside Avoriaz, France this morning.) Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images.