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Red Dwarf Star, Planet Orbiting at Right Angles. Mayhem.

When we think of other planetary systems, we tend to think that they will operate by the same basic rules as our own. In the Solar System, the …

Astronomy

Beyond Z: The Kawasaki Factory Z900RS Custom Project

It looks like Kawasaki has hit a home run with its new Z900RS retro standard, and no-one in the press corps has even ridden it yet.<p>It’s a homage to the mighty inline fours of yore like the Z1 <i>(below)</i> and based on the well-regarded Z900—itself a cracking performer that Cycle World’s road testers …

Motorcycles

Stars Orbiting a Supermassive Black Hole May Have Finally Confirmed General Relativity

Suck it, Newton.<p>If you really, really want to scrutinise the limits of Einstein's general theory of relativity, there's a unique testing ground you …

Wenley’s Triumph Rocket III Cafe Racer

There’s an old saying. If you’re going to steal a car, steal a Ferrari. Well, if you’re gonna build a mean café racer, build the <i>meanest</i> café racer. …

Motorcycles

Bandit 9 EDEN

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Design<br>• Engineering<br>• Motorcycles<p>Bandit 9 is a custom motorcycle garage that can lay claim to building genuinely unique …

Motorcycles

Bike EXIF's Bikes Of The Week - August 15

<i>Cycle World has been covering custom motorcycles since 1962, and we'll continue to mix world-class builds into our print and online editorial mix</i> …

XXX: The KTM RC16 MotoGP Bike Testing at Mugello

If you’re like us, the debut of the KTM RC16 MotoGP race bike cannot come soon enough. The machine will officially be unveiled at the Austrian MotoGP …

Motorsport

Filamet lets you 3D print pure metal objects with your desktop 3D printer

Jun 30, 2016 | By Tess<p>Just over a year ago, we wrote about an especially promising Kickstarter campaign for a <b>metal 3D printing filament</b> called …

Indian’s New FTR750 Dirt-Track Race Engine Exclusive Technical Preview

<i>This is the first in the series of exclusive stories and videos that track the development of Indian Motorcycle’s all-new FTR750 liquid-cooled V-twin</i> …

Up-Close with the 2016 Victory RR Electric Race Bike

It has been a while since we’ve done one our “up-close” sets of photos, so we sent our man Tony Goldsmith into the Victory Motorcycles tent at the …

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 29 May, 2016

A glorious Thruxton R from Down & Out Cafe Racers, a dynamite Ducati from Iron Pirate Garage, and a classy BMW R100 from Kevil’s Speed Shop. These are the machines that spun our wheels this week.<p><b>Ducati 750 SS by Iron Pirate Garage</b> In last week’s best custom bikes selection we were introduced to …

Motorcycles

Japanese and Americans remember the closing chapter of World War II so very differently

When President Obama visits Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, it won't be a time for "repair work" on the narratives told about World War II.<p>"Not a chance," says Carol Gluck, a professor of Japanese history at Columbia University. "They will not revisit history, they will …

World War II

July SpaceX Launch Will Carry Private Entrance To Space Station

Adapter will allow the first astronaut-carrying private spacecraft to dock with the ISS<p>SpaceX and Boeing are competing to become the first private company to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017 (or 2018). But before SpaceX's new Crew Dragon capsule or Boeing's Starliner …

Space Exploration

The Glute Workout From Hell

Will it hurt? Yes. Will it get results? Hell yes.<p>It’s time to put that cushion you sit on all day to work with this 10-minute glutes workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>It’s as simple as it gets—one exercise, two variations, 10 minutes—but your butt will be burning by the end. …

PRAËM x BMW S 1000 RR: The Pursuit Of Perfektion - Page 2 of 2

The PRAËM RR tips the scales at 20 kilos (44 lbs.) lighter than the standard bike, and the Berneron brothers have wasted no time enjoying the improved power-to-weight ratio on the track.<p>“We rode it at Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France a few days ago,” says Sylvain, “and we have three more …

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The Kepler Space Telescope Is Alive Again After Scaring the Hell Out of Everyone

After causing a minor panic when it went into Emergency Mode two weeks ago, the Kepler Space Telescope is back to doing science. As of 11:30 ET …

Serious About 3D Modeling Software? Take a Look at ImplicitCAD—Powerful, Open Source, & Centered Around 3D Printing

Christopher Olah, creator of ImplicitCAD, at the 3D printer.<p>3D printing has certainly emerged as one of the most exciting tools for hobbyists, …

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 10 April, 2016

A Moto Guzzi V7 inspired by <i>Kill Bill</i>, a Ducati 750 SS cafe racer with Monster S2R suspension, and a bike we’ve never heard of before: A Gilera Nordwest 600. It’s a bumper selection this week.<p><b>Custom Buell XB12R Firebolt</b> Say what you will about Erik Buell’s business acumen—but there’s no denying his …

Motorcycles

Revival Cycles Landspeeder Custom Motorcycle

One benefit of trolling European bike shows is bumping into ex-factory racebikes hauled from the vaults. Munich’s BMW Museum was in a generous mood …

Red Rooster: Playing Chicken with the Kawasaki Kz1000

As vintage big fours go, the Kawasaki Kz1000 is as mythical as they come. It’s hailed as one of the granddaddies of the modern superbike; the fastest production motorcycle of its era, with a racing pedigree bar none.<p>This low-slung Kz1000 was a mere shell of its former self, when Rok and Luka of …

Motorcycles

Want Smart, Happy Kids? Science Says You Should Do the Opposite of What You're Doing

We've believed the movies for too long. The truth about intelligence is less happy.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You want your kids to have a better life than you.<p>Of course you do.<p>You need them to be more intelligent than …

The Little Wings On Ducati's MotoGP Bike Might Be Their Secret Weapon

When Ducati first added these little winglets to their MotoGP Desmosedici, there were lots of jokes about “hammerhead sharks” and claims about …

Super Ten: Onehandmade's Perfect Thruxton 900

Triumph’s new Thruxton is about to hit the showrooms, but the outgoing model has still got plenty left in the tank. Especially when it’s been reworked by a master metalworker—like Onehandmade of Taiwan.<p>Meet ‘Super Ten,’ a 2014 Thruxton 900 wheeled into the Taipei workshop with a vague brief from …

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 20 March, 2016

A jaw-dropping Triumph Street Triple concept, an amazing Ducati 900 SS from Benjie’s Cafe Racers, and a Yamaha R15 with Royal Enfield power (yes, really). These are the machines that revved our engines this week.<p><b>Custom Triumph Speed Triple by Tamás Jakus</b> Triumph’s Speed Triple, in stock form, can …

Motorcycles

First Customized Indian Springfield. The Frontier 111” By Azzkikr Custom Baggers.

It’s the first fully customized version and quite a radical interpretation of the new Indian® Springfield™ motorcycle. The “Frontier 111” was crafted …

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 28 February, 2016

A classic Dunstall CB750 up for sale, a wild Honda Monkey minibike from Thailand, and a BMW R80 wearing the iconic M Division colors. Check out the machines that revved our engines this week.<p><b>BMW R80 by Ellaspede</b> There’s a simple elegance that permeates many of the builds coming to us from …

Motorcycles

First test in 2016 for KTM RC16 MotoGP bike!

Thursday and Friday saw the two main test riders Mika Kallio and Alex Hofmann test the KTM RC16 on a very wet track at the popular Spanish circuit in …

The Sweet Honda Grom is an Evil Streetfighter

The Honda Grom is the monkey motorcycle that we all know and love. We also know that it is aware of taking many different avatars, much like a …