Fred M Gerdes

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The Dirt Bike by British Customs

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>British<br>• Custom<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Scrambler<br>• Triumph<p>British Customs is a leading international supplier of Triumph-specific parts, …

Motorcycles

Sprint Beemer Motorcycle Showcases Aerodynamic Design

Sprint Beemer is a low profile, high design motorcycle constructed by Sonic Seb of Lucky Cat Garage that was entered into Europe's largest cafe racer event, the Glemseck 101, in Stuttgart, Germany. The sleek bike was built with speed in mind for the event's 1/8th mile sprint races. Assembled out of …

World's First Jetpack to Hit the Market in 2014, New Prototype Unveiled

New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft Company has redesigned the Martin Jetpack in preparation for the personal aircraft’s commercial launch in mid-2014. The …

Lotus C-01 Superbike

Posted in Rides<p>We knew it was only a matter of time, and after 2 years of careful planning, along with some intense research and development, Lotus …

Top 5 Moto Guzzi Le Mans

In the late 1970s, the Moto Guzzi Le Mans was the closest you could get to a factory café racer. Bereft of chrome and frippery, it would hit 130 mph and recorded over 70 hp at the back wheel. It was the ultimate low-tech superbike, essentially agricultural, but also possessing a strange charm.<p>The …

2014 Reaper Rex, Top Speed is 180 Miles an hour.. 1340cc with 200bhp.. total animal.. thanks to Gia.. and Tom for dropping by the studio..

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News for nerds, stuff that matters

<i>Researchers in the Netherlands claim that a "physical activity paradox" exists, where exercise may only be good for you if it's done outside of your</i> …

Turbo Sportster by DP Customs

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Custom<br>• Harley-Davidson<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Racing<p>It’s always a staff favourite when we get the chance to feature a …

Motorcycles

LIT Motors C1: The Car-Like Motorcyle That Can't Fall Down

Imagine, a vehicle that drives like a car, but balances itself on two wheels. Too late--LIT Motors already did it, back in 2012.<p>As this BBC video …

Last Call- Crazy Colani Edition

I met Luigi Colani a couple of years ago at the Art Center car show, and what struck me about the German designer was how normal he seems in person. …

BaT Exclusive: 1974 MGB GT with Overdrive

<b>2/19/2014 Update:</b> This MGB has been sold. Thanks for all the interest! Buyer and seller share more below in the comments! Fantastic win/win.<p><b>From</b> …

Ron Capps walked away from this insane Funny Car explosion

Looks like a special effect, only it's all real.<p>It isn't difficult to see the appeal in NHRA Funny Cars—cram upwards of 8000 hp into a production-look vehicle that weighs around 2300 lbs, and you've got a cocktail garnished with a sprig of insanity. We've seen plenty of manic, fire-spewing 4-second …

Drag Racing

Mercedes S-Class Coupe, Ferrari California T, Twin-Turbo Corvette: This Week’s Top Photos

Looking like a red-hot blade ready to slice through the air, Hennessey’s tuned Corvette Stingray definitely has what it takes to outshine a supercar. …

C7 Corvette vs. Britain? You know how this ends

An American abroad picks a fight with the locals.<p>We're now very familiar with the C7 Corvette Stingray and its 460-hp 6.2-liter V8. We know that our 2013 Performance Car of the Year walks the walk, but the charms of past Corvettes remained lost on our friends across the pond, who felt they were …

This is Volvo's awesome S60 V8 Supercar entry [w/video]

Australian auto news has been dire for the last several months with all three automakers that build there announcing they would stop production within the next three years. But Volvo is providing a shot of excitement with the unveiling of its new S60 racecar for the upcoming season of the …

Meet Cigarette Racing’s New Speed Boat Inspired By The Mercedes AMG Vision GT

Florida’s Cigarette Racing is back with a new speed boat concept inspired by a Mercedes-Benz model, in this case the stunning AMG Vision Gran Turismo …

Gibbs to build Humdinga amphibious truck in Asia to help with tsunami relief [w/video]

While the flying car (at least as we dream of it) is likely never going happen, the floating car is a problem that has been solved for decades. In fact, Gibbs Amphibians may have taken the concept farther than anyone else in history with its line amphibious cars, trucks and quads. However, its …

Lamborghini Huracan Nets 700 Orders Before First Production Car Built - Wide Open Throttle

Back in the 1980s, the name Lamborghini was synonymous with the movie “Cannonball Run” and the Countach model’s jackknife doors. Although the term “Lambo doors” has stuck in describing upward-pivoting doors, the best-selling Lamborghini of the modern era has conventional front-hinged, swing-out …

Updated Volkswagen Scirocco Previewed For Geneva Motor Show: Forbidden Fruit

Volkswagen fans, grab the nearest handkerchief to soak up your tears: the best-looking version of the Golf platform is updated ahead of its public …

"Fastest car in the world" vs Yacht | New Zealand Race | Top Gear | Series 20 | BBC

Bugatti Holding Back New Model Until Veyron Grand Sport, Vitesse Sell Out

Bugatti will, eventually, build a new supercar. At least, one has been rumored to be in the works, potentially with hybrid technology, though it may …

Bike EXIF

Gear Patrol on Twitter: "Meet the 50 Most Iconic Motorcycles in History. Let the debate begin. http://t.co/NZ00icY9un http://t.co/JNMAxmn5Ei"

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The £550,000 motorcycle

Even if you won the EuroMillions jackpot, your accountant would wince at the thought of you spending £550,000 on a motorcycle, which goes to show …

Probably the best Harley Cafe Racer I’ve ever seen

Probably the best Harley Cafe Racer I’ve ever seen.

Sidecar sales booming. No, we hadn’t noticed either

<b>NOTICED</b> the growing number of sidecar outfits on the road? No, neither have we. But apparently it’s happening.<p>While the rest of the industry manages …

Harley Panhead by Noise Cycles

It’s a little embarrassing to realize that we have not featured the work of Scott Jones before. Scott is the man behind California-based Noise Cycles, and he’s one of the most talented custom builders in the USA—if not the world.<p>This 1952 Harley Panhead won ‘Best in Show’ at Born Free 5, the top …