Honda's timeless Super Cub motorcycle showcased with a touch of EV | Engadget
The world's best-selling motorcycle of all time (60 million as of May 2008) is dipping its gears into the EV industry. Honda unveiled this week at the Tokyo Auto Show an electric version of its Super Cub motorcycle. Seeing as the gas-based equivalent can already get over 300 miles per gallon, we wonder just how more efficient this new concept could be. Honda reps told Wired it's a concept designed "to be just as functional and convenient" as its brother bike, so if it does reach mass market…
Caterham Brutus 750
One of the surprise announcements at EICMA, the world’s biggest motorcycle show, was the launch of Caterham Bikes. It’s a new two-wheeled division from the group that owns the sportscar company and F1 team. The Brutus 750 is a pitched as a multi-purpose bike that works both on- and off-road, and we’re told it will also come with a kit to convert it to a snowmobile. It’s a kind of 21st century Rokon, albeit without the two-wheel drive. The raw, angular styling looks even better in the metal…
Suzuki Cafe Racer
Though Suzuki cafe racer builds are less common than some other marques, we love platforms like the GS Series -- great for budget builds -- and the mighty two-stroke GT series. We're also seeing more 80s sportbike cafe and restomod builds, based on the Katana and GSX-R.
Frenchman Spends 10 Years Building Lamborghini Motorcycle Sidecar
45-year-old French medical technician, François Knorreck, has spent ten years and $22,000 building the ultimate luxury sidecar: a motorcycle seamlessly attached to a Lamborghini body. The 877 pound vehicle can go up to 125 mph and took 63 handmade bodywork molds to build. “The part that I’m most proud of is the bodywork,” Knorreck says. “Not the design, but the high level of finishing.”