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The airbag for motorcyclists - Drive

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The airbag for motorcyclists
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BMW and Italian leathers manufacturer Dainese have partnered up to develop an airbag system for motorcycle riders.
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With the problems that we had with a car airbag, do you think this could be a really impactful (sorry I had too) in the way of motorsports safety?

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Lightning's Electric Superbike takes 2013 Pikes Peak International ...

Lightning's Electric Superbike takes 2013 Pikes Peak International ... | motorcycle technology | Scoop.it
Lightning Motorcycle's Electric Superbike ridden by Carlin Dunne took first place among motorcycles at this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, fini... ... I'll wait for better and lighter battery tech.
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Revolver, the New Air-Powered Bike Concept

Revolver, the New Air-Powered Bike Concept | motorcycle technology | Scoop.it
We're thrilled to introduce a new motorcycle concept to our readers: the Revolver, the brainchild of Taiwan-based design student Darren Kuo. Does the Revolver look uncanny? We bet it does. But wait until you hear about the air-propulsion...
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We're thrilled to introduce a new motorcycle concept to our readers: the Revolver, the brainchild of Taiwan-based design student Darren Kuo. Does the Revolver look uncanny? We bet it does. But wait until you hear about the air-propulsion...

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Aussie student re-invents police motorcycle helmet, adds 'RoboCop' features

Aussie student re-invents police motorcycle helmet, adds 'RoboCop' features | motorcycle technology | Scoop.it
A real-life RoboCop is one step closer to reality thanks to 23-year-old UNSW design student Alfred Boyadgis.
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The future of motorcycle helmet tech.

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90 years of BMW motorrad: an evolution of the motorcycle

90 years of BMW motorrad: an evolution of the motorcycle | motorcycle technology | Scoop.it
designboom takes a look at a classic retrospective of BMW motorrad's breakthrough bike designs and inventions from the past 90 years.
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BMW has come a long way in 90 years. Join in the fun and see what developments in design and technology has happened in the last 9 decades.

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Prototype Energica Electric Motor 'Printed' with 3D Technology - EVWORLD.COM

Prototype Energica Electric Motor 'Printed' with 3D Technology - EVWORLD.COM | motorcycle technology | Scoop.it
The Italian-developed superbike is said to drive like a dream, reaching a top speed of 220 km per hour with a range of 150 km at 70 km/h.
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This body of the first working model was sculpted by a 3D-printing machine that sprayed layer upon layer of high-performance Windform material from digital designs. 3D printing and electric motorcycles, you couldn't for more!

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The First Lotus Motorcycle, Imagined by Luca Bar

The First Lotus Motorcycle, Imagined by Luca Bar | motorcycle technology | Scoop.it
Funny thing how Luca Bar (and Red-Live) decided to render his ideas on how will Lotus' first motorcycle look like.
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Lotus announced the bike will be fabricated using composite carbon fiber, titanium and composite materials which are currently being used in the aerospace industry and Formula 1. This thing is going to be amazing.

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