Michael Akira

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Ride For Kids Custom Honda

Enter today for your chance to win this custom Honda CBR1000RR. All proceeds from this drawing benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, so your …

The Johammer J1, Austria's wild one

The Johammer J1, which bears an undeniable resemblance to the Imperial speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi, is hardly the first battery-powered motorbike, but it is among the few capable of travelling 200km (124 miles) on a single charge. This sort of stamina – roughly equal to that of a …

Guzzi V50 Monza by Revival Cycles

There will be many, many beautiful machines at this weekend’s Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Texas. But I’m prepared to bet that one of the stars will be this Moto Guzzi V50 from local heroes Revival Cycles.<p>There’s an elegant, unforced style to the bike, which builder Alan Stulberg describes as …

BareMetal

Original Captain America bike found in private collection

Decades before Chris Evans took on the role of Captain America and brought the comic book character a new round of popularity, Cap starred in two TV movies in the late 1970s – <i>Captain America</i> and <i>Captain America II: Death Too Soon</i>. They are both incredibly cheesy movies with the hero busting a red, …

Ducati TT1

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Ducati<br>• Italian<br>• Luxury<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Vintage<p>The Ducati TT1 and it’s street-legal progeny, the Ducati 750 F1, have now gone on …

Top 10 current supermotos

<b>SUPERMOTOS</b> are about as divisive as motorcycles can be – some reckon they’re as thrilling as a motorcycle can be while many dismiss them as …

How Cereal Boxes Are Designed To Hypnotize You

A new study finds cartoon mascots are always designed to make love to your eyes. Cap’n Crunch? More like Svengali.<p>Next time you wander down the cereal aisle with your shopping cart, ask yourself this: Why on Earth are all the cartoon mascots–Fred Flintstone, Cap’n Crunch, the Trix Rabbit, and so …

Gorgeous Owl Illustration Created with Lively Splatters of Paint

Chinese illustrator, painter, and street artist Chen Yingjie (aka: Hua Tunan) creates paintings that are alive with energy. Using a splattering technique, he creates beautiful creatures that radiate with vibrant colors. <i>Night Owl</i> is one of his recent pieces filled with a dynamic power that emanates …

Digital Art

Top 5 Ducati SportClassics

For a motorcycle that only sold in small numbers and was produced for just five years, the Ducati SportClassic generates a remarkable amount of press. It’s virtually impossible to find a good condition example on the secondhand market, and if you do find one, you’ll have to pay handsomely for the …

Motorcycles

Motorcycle Photography, Part II

I once shot a billboard for Ducati with a penlight—and I was paid with a Hypermotard.<p>That got your attention didn’t it? Being a photographer is a lot like being a magician. Sometimes the best tricks are the simple ones, just done extremely well. Today I’m going to show you one of my motorcycle …

Living Rooms

Galaxy S5 wireless charging cover now available for preorder

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is on its way, but before it arrives, you might want to pick up a few accessories for your new handset. With this in mind, soon-to-be Galaxy S5 owners will be happy to know that the official wireless charging cover is now available for pre-order.<p>The cover’s status is currently …

Samsung Adds Anti-Theft Features to Galaxy S5 Smartphones

Samsung Electronics is adding two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices.<p>The features announced Friday by the world's leading mobile-phone maker will protect the Samsung Galaxy S5, which goes on sale next week in the U.S. The models sold by …

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough — which may be huge for future wearables

Get to know the name “graphene,” as it’s primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.<p>The ultra-thin material is around 200 times stronger than steel — and most importantly, it’s flexible, unlike the fragile silicon we rely on today. Graphene …

Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices …

Amazing Image of a Woman Camouflaged as a Moth

Although this may seem like a simple, black-and-white image of a Pandora Sphinx moth, you'll definitely do a double take upon realizing that a woman is actually camouflaged as part of the moth. This is the work of award-winning fine art body painter Paul Roustan, who is a master at creating …

Art

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright | Colossal

<p><i>Broken Mirror/Evening Sky</i> is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors. …

Hartwell SuperMoto Round 1 Results

The rescheduled round one of the Hartwell series ran over the 23rd-24th of March, with the SuperMoto using the dirt section of the Broadford …

Motorsport

Perfecto Asymmetrical Motorcycle Jacket by Schott

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Clothing<br>• Gear<br>• Jackets<br>• Retro<br>• Style<p>The Perfecto Motorcycle jacket is almost certainly the single most iconic piece of …

Leather Jackets

Honda CBR600RR—Best Used Motorcycles

<b>YEARS SOLD:</b> 2003 to present<p><b>MSRP NEW:</b> $8599 (2003) to $11,490 (2013)<p><b>BLUE BOOK RETAIL VALUE:</b> $3895 (2003) to $9890 (2013)<p><b>BASIC SPECS:</b> A dohc, 599cc, …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels.<p>There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning on the kickstand at a …

Whiteboards

Harley-Davidson 883 Iron by TJ Moto

<i>Written by Tim Holdup.</i><p>In the world of custom motorcycles fresh new shops and builders are forever surfacing globally. Standing out is somewhat …

Lotus Motorcycle Concept

Lotus has recently introduced its first motorcycle called the C-01 and produced 100 copies only. This superbike, mixing with talent retro and …

‘66 Little Honda P25 - Chicara Nagata

Think of the wildest inspiration you possibly can for a custom bike build. Go on – anything at all. <i>Anything</i>. An aircraft? Done. Hot rods? Done to …

Honda CB550 by Eastern Spirit

Charlie Trelogan’s insightful piece on café racer design emphasized the importance of good lines. No one understands this concept more than Poland’s Eastern Spirit Garage: They helped build the Honda CX500 that Charlie used to illustrate his point. Now they’ve turned their keen eye to another …

Motorcycles