What Happens If You Drop Your iPhone and Then Accidentally Do a Burnout On It?

It’s every smartphone owner’s worst nightmare: while climbing onto your motorcycle your phone accidentally falls out of your pocket and lands perfectly underneath your bike’s rear tire right before you’re ready to do a burnout to impress your friends. But it turns out it’s not the end of your device. »11/10/15 2:51pm11/10/15 2:51pm

Did Apple's Poaching Kill An Electric Motorcycle Startup?

A recent Reuters article suggests that it was Apple’s poaching of electric motorcycle manufacturer Mission Motors’ engineering team that did the now-bankrupt company in. I’m not sure if things are quite as clear as that, but it is true that Apple got some electric drive engineers, and Mission Motors is now gone. »10/19/15 5:06pm10/19/15 5:06pm

Sturgis Bike Rally From Above: Drone's-Eye View Of The Madness

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… »8/09/15 10:58am8/09/15 10:58am

How To Get A Cheap Motorcycle And Not Crash It

The problem is, most things are Good in inverse proportion to the degree to which they’re Fun. Broccoli is Good; Bacon is Fun. Taxes are Good; Casinos are Fun. Gyms are Good; Bars are Fun. You get the picture. But assuming, as I do, that all of us must live at least a little, few things are less Good and more Fun than… »7/29/15 4:30pm7/29/15 4:30pm

How Honda Botched Its $184,000 Motorcycle 

Rumors of an honest-to-god MotoGP bike for the street have been swirling for years. Imagine Red Bull making a Formula One car for the road and you can understand the level of anticipation. And, you can also imagine the level of embarrassment that would result in that vehicle flopping. Which Honda just did with the… »7/14/15 4:24pm7/14/15 4:24pm

Riding a motorcycle on mirrored salt flats looks like flying in the sky

Here’s an awesome video from Speed Society that shows a motorcycle riding across the world’s largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. The ground basically mirrors the sky which makes it look like the motorcycle is just gunning it through the clouds. Not a bad way to spend a day. »6/07/15 12:10pm6/07/15 12:10pm

Watch This Narrated Comic About Honda's Origins In English Or Japanese

Comics are ubiquitous in Japan. Known as “manga” (漫画, マンガ), they are used not just for entertainment, but also for education and promotional materials. Many big Japanese corporations have manga for marketing purposes, and Nissan’s current CEO Carlo Ghosn even has his own! But if flipping pages is too much work for… »5/26/15 6:15am5/26/15 6:15am

One Man’s Imperfect Quest To Build Sportbikes In America

Anytime anyone rags on one of Erik Buell’s motorcycles, I have to fight an overwhelming urge to pick them up and shake them. “Don’t you understand his story?!” I shout in my head. Not enough people do, so let’s fix that once and for all. It’ll make you appreciate the quirky, flawed genius of his motorcycles. »5/14/15 2:39pm5/14/15 2:39pm

Watch two maniacs ride a motorcycle through a 393-foot fire hell tunnel

I found the entrance to hell and it’s this nearly 400-foot long tunnel of fire. When Enrico Schoeman and André de Kock hop on their motorcycle and burn through the tunnel, it looks like they’re on the surface of the Sun. The tunnel reaches temperatures of 900 degrees and you can’t even see where you’re going when… »5/13/15 6:02pm5/13/15 6:02pm