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Is ELIO for real?

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We make an in-depth exploration of Elio Motors trike
by Wayfarer@bikernet.com

Founder Paul Elio wanted to fight the increasing prices of both consumer vehicles and fuel. At the same time he wanted a practical and reliable vehicle that would be very affordable and give lots of miles per gallon. His dream didn’t end there.

This magical vehicle had to be ALL-AMERICAN. It had to be completely made in America, employing Americans as an American revolution in travel and automotive industry. The design, the manufacturing, the marketing – the people will be Americans and the target market is America.

CLICK HERE to read about the concept called Elio Motors.

Krawiec In The Lead At NHRA Finals Face-Off with Teammate Hines

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In an all-Harley final round, Krawiec defeated his Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines teammate Andrew Hines in the first head-to-head face-off of the new Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition drag bikes. Krawiec scored the 40th win of his career on Sunday while setting the low ET (6.826 seconds) and fastest top speed (197.74 mph) of the event for Pro Stock Motorcycle eliminations.

“We are racing a couple of great Street Rod drag bikes right now,” said Krawiec, who won for the fourth time in five final-round appearances this season. “They are handling well, they are fast and most importantly they are smooth and consistent. We can race round after round and know exactly how these bikes will react. If we maintain this performance we will be a force through the playoffs.”

In a weekend dominated by the two Harley racers, Hines secured the top qualifying position with a best elapsed time (ET) of 6.825 seconds at 196.50 mph. Krawiec qualified his Street Rod drag bike second at 6.836 seconds and 195.00 mph. On Sunday, Krawiec and Hines battered the Pro Stock Motorcycle field, and for the 20th time the two former champions lined up to face each other in a final round battle. On this afternoon, Krawiec prevailed with a 6.850-second blast to better the 6.911-second pass posted by Hines.

After the first of six rounds in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Krawiec leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle class with 2,202 points. Hines is in fourth place with 2,144 points.

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing team returns to action September 22-24 at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.

Sidecar Motorcycle with Tattoos

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Sidecar Motorcycle with Tattoos
Game Over Cycles presents a world first; premieres award winner at Sturgis 2017
by Ujjwal Dey

Tattoo For Everyone and Everything

The Recidivist has a tattoo and in America it has a sidecar with tattoos as well

The motorcycle appeared in America with its new element, a fully tattooed sidecar. The Recidivist’s sidecar was created in 2017 and had its world premiere at the Sturgis 2017 rally at the Buffalo Chip. The sidecar is fully tattooed, both outside and inside.

The Recidivist – a unique custom bike, which is characteristic of light colored leather – similar to the color of human skin – being engineered onto the bike and actually tattooed.

During the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the biggest motorcycle rally in the world organized in the American city of Sturgis, The Reciivist – world’s first tattooed motorcycle built by Game Over Cycles company won 1st place in the “Most Unusual” class in the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show, the oldest and most prestigious custom bike show in the world.

SEE THE PHOTO FEATURE HERE at www.BikernetTrikes.com

Franky’s ’05 Dyna Fix, Part 2

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Franky’s Dyna took a nasty spill and was nearly totaled. We rolled our sleeves and went to town on it, thanks to many of our friends and Barnett, Brass Balls and Aeromach who came through on this ambitious rebuild project. The fight goes on and the Dyna is one step closer to being back on the road.

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Contact In The Desert

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I love mysteries, be it aliens, energy domes, Bigfoot and Chupacabra but most of all, I love Joshua Tree. It seems to have some ancient mystery about it. Native Americans claim the trees are spirits of dead Indian warriors ominously guarding their desert domain. There is an energy dome built in the 1950s to some extraterrestrial race and Giant Rock, the largest freestanding boulder in the world. Creosote Cacti, the oldest living organism on the planet. Read more.

Get Your Meat Hooks On!

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A limited run of 25 sets of Meat Hook foot have been made for beta test and are available on our site for purchase. If they’re a hit, we’ll keep making them. If not, this will be the only 25 sets we ever make. Don’t miss your chance to get yours. Click here.

Bikernet Fiction — Lothario’s Grand Thrill

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Lothario Fade introduced the girl to the ride confident she’d be amused and beguiled with his sanguine sway. As they dallied in line the dazzle of lights and whir of contraptions awakened his joy and roused reckless pulse within, he leaned close to her, inhaling the intoxicating aroma of her perfume, a whiff of lavender and hint of medicinal potent spirits. He slipped his dark hand around her naked waist, his thick fingers dawdling on the band of her polka dot pedal pushers while he eyed the contours of her tank top and pressed his lips to her ear, whispering. Keep reading.

Honda Concept — Part Car, Part Motorcycle

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From CNET

Honda’s two-wheel and four-wheel racing roots come together in Project 2&4, a conceptual racer that combines the look and handling of an open-wheel race car with the open feel and high-revving heart of a racing bike.

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Project 2&4 is powered by Honda’s RC213V competition motorcycle engine, which we’ve already seen in action in the RC213V-S sport bike. This is a MotoGP motorcycle racing engine that’s been modified to run on public roads. The 2&4’s 999cc, four-stroke V-4 boasts a screaming 14,000rpm redline and makes its peak 212 horsepower (215 PS) at an only slightly less lofty 13,000rpm. The engine’s 87 pound-feet of torque (118 Nm) is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed DCT transmission.

honda-project-24-concept-003-1The concept wraps that engine in a lightweight, compact chassis that resembles an open-wheel race car or oversize go-kart. Project 2&4 weighs a scant 893 pounds (405 kg) and has an extremely low center of mass. The overall footprint is 10 feet long (3,040mm) by 6 feet wide (1,820mm), giving the concept a wide, planted look.

One of the most interesting bits of Project 2&4’s design is its “floating seat” cockpit design, which suspends the driver’s seat (the only seat) just inches above the asphalt. This open configuration is designed to combine the feel and freedom of driving a motorcycle with the grip and characteristics of a low-slung race car. More importantly, it looks amazing.

We’ll be taking a closer look at the insane Project 2&4 when it makes an official debut at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show next week.