Motorcycles http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorcycles/all en-MY The (self-proclaimed) world’s smartest helmet is here http://www.stuff.tv/my/self-proclaimed-world-s-smartest-helmet-here/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When will we learn that these helmets and phones will rule us all one day? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The (self-proclaimed) world’s smartest helmet is here" alt="The (self-proclaimed) world’s smartest helmet is here" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/skully.jpg?1407861323" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Indiegogo campaign for the Skully AR-1 helmet started on August 10th, a mere two days before the time this article was written. Yet in that space it&rsquo;s raised triple its target backing: an astonishing USD$800,000. One can infer that they&rsquo;ve sold some 500 helmets in two days. From that, dear gentle reader, one can infer that each helmet sells for a cool USD$1,600.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Terminator motorcycles, anyone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>They&rsquo;ve compensated for safety concerns well -- the visor is fog, scratch and glare-resistant and the helmet itself is DOT/ECE-certified. More importantly, the HUD itself packs all the above information in the motorcyclist&rsquo;s line of sight without actually blocking the view of the road.</p> <p>Lastly, there are the requisite quality of life buffs that always come to help justify and solidify its place as a high-end product. The &ldquo;Outlast&rdquo; lining in the helmet is supposed to reduce perspiration by 70 per cent. There are multiple sizes to choose from, the foam is precision-laser-cut for a perfect fit. It&rsquo;s also purportedly lightweight and aerodynamic, so that should appeal to the adrenaline-junkie financially stable motorcyclist in all of us.</p> <p>So far, despite its slew of features and that it&rsquo;s basically giving the same features of a modern car&rsquo;s dashboard to the motorcyclist, part of me can&rsquo;t help but feel uncomfortable about pummeling a motorcyclist with all this stimuli. Though for the motorcyclists who do text or call and ride, I suppose this helmet at least provides the safest way to do so.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/search/node/bike">Don&#39;t ever say we don&#39;t keep you up to speed on all kinds of bikes.</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://The Indiegogo campaign for the Skully AR-1 helmet started on August 10th, a mere two days before the time this article was written. Yet in that space it’s raised triple its target backing: an astonishing USD$800,000. One can infer that they’ve sold some 500 helmets in two days. From that, dear gentle reader, one can infer that each helmet sells for a cool USD$1,600. At that thrifty price tag, of course the helmet is fully specced out. There’s a wide-angle rear-view camera which will feed footage to the HUD in front. The HUD itself will show you the important statistics like speed and fuel levels. Moreover, it connects to your smartphone to display directions and GPS, and integrated audio also lets you answer calls on your motorcycle (without using your hands) or stream music into your helmet." target="_blank">Mashable</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/R8nE2V8gcsY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/self-proclaimed-world-s-smartest-helmet-here/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/self-proclaimed-world-s-smartest-helmet-here/news#comments Motorcycles Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:17:23 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1444634 at http://www.stuff.tv Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle http://www.stuff.tv/my/polaris-slingshot-crazed-two-seater-demon-motorcycle/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, it&#039;s technically a motorbike – and probably the most fun you can legally have on three wheels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" alt="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/polaris-slingshot-main.jpg?1407292073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hmm, it doesn&rsquo;t look like a motorcycle&hellip;</strong><br />Yes, the Slingshot seems to defy categorisation. It looks more like a lightweight roadster than a bike, but then it only has three wheels. When you&rsquo;re driving it you&rsquo;ll need to wear a helmet and &ndash; depending on where you live &ndash; may need to hold a full motorcycle license.</p> <p><strong>It&rsquo;s like an incredibly sexy Robin Reliant</strong><br />If you say so. With a 2.4L engine and five-speed manual gearbox, we&rsquo;re going to go out on a limb and say it&rsquo;s probably a lot more fun to drive than a Reliant. It doesn&rsquo;t have a roof though, so maybe Del Boy&rsquo;s motor has something on it in the rain.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/meet-livewire-first-electric-harley-davidson/news">Meet the LiveWire: the first electric Harley-Davidson</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How does it handle?</strong><br />We haven&rsquo;t driven (ridden?) it yet, so we can&rsquo;t say for sure. But the makers claim the sports-tuned suspension means you can feel the road under your seat: &ldquo;it&rsquo;s like surfing asphalt!&rdquo;. Dude.</p> <p><strong>It looks quite stripped back</strong><br />Well, there are no airbags, but there are seat belts, storage lockers, a locking glovebox and a media console with 4.3in LCD screen, Bluetooth, USB playback and six speakers.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/meet-meccano-motorbike-ariel-unleashes-bespoke-bike-built-your-tastes/news">The Meccano motorbike: Ariel unleashes bespoke bike built to your tastes</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lyDN3wI--Mw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How much for this three-wheeled demon?</strong><br />It starts at US$23,999 (RM76,496), although it doesn&rsquo;t appear to be available outside of the US and Canada at the moment.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polaris.com/en-us/slingshot#ride" target="_blank">Polaris</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">SPEED OVER TO SEE MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" alt="Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polaris-slingshot-2.jpg?1407292073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/polaris-slingshot-crazed-two-seater-demon-motorcycle/news#comments Hot Stuff Motorcycles Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:27:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1444144 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet the Meccano motorbike: Ariel unleashes bespoke bike built to your tastes http://www.stuff.tv/my/meet-meccano-motorbike-ariel-unleashes-bespoke-bike-built-your-tastes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new Ariel Ace can be configured to look like a low-slung cruiser or aggressive streetfighter depending on your mood… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ariel Ace" alt="Ariel Ace" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ariel-ace-01.jpg?1404299340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ariel, aren&rsquo;t they the guys who make the ridiculously fast Atom sports car? </strong><br />You&rsquo;re right &ndash;&nbsp;the Somerset-based company produces the almighty Atom, which is often considered the fastest-accelerating sports car money can buy. But they&rsquo;re now turning their attention back to motorcycles.</p> <p><strong>So, they&rsquo;ve got history with two wheels? </strong><br />They have indeed. Ariel has been welding engines to bicycles since 1870 but they haven&rsquo;t produced a proper motorbike for almost 50 years. The new Ariel Ace will put an end to all that when it goes on sale in the coming months.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The bodywork looks a little, erm, tubular&hellip;</strong><br />There is a reason for that; it&#39;s because the aluminium frame is the only common thing between all variants of the Ace. It acts as a building block for the various fuel tank, body and suspension options that will make every bike completely bespoke to the customer. Think of it like big boys&#39; Meccano.</p> <p><strong>Is the engine bespoke, too? </strong><br />No &ndash;&nbsp;Ariel has continued its close relationship with Honda and pinched an engine from the current generation VFR model. It&rsquo;s a 1200cc, 170bhp V4 unit and engineers have fettled it to produce astonishing performance that&rsquo;s easily handled by your &lsquo;average&rsquo; rider. That still means a top speed of 265kph and a 0-96kph figure of 3.4 seconds &ndash; enough to scare most Ferrari owners.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ariel Ace" alt="Ariel Ace" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ariel-ace-02.jpg?1404299340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Ariel Ace" alt="Ariel Ace" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ariel-ace-03.jpg?1404299340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Ariel Ace" alt="Ariel Ace" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ariel-ace-06.jpg?1404299340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>All of this low volume, hand-built malarkey sounds very expensive&hellip; </strong><br />The Ariel Ace is supposed to start at &pound;20,000 (RM109,500), but the options list is so long and tempting, that figure could easily and quickly escalate. In return, Ariel promises every customer that just one man will work on his or her bike, meaning they can pop in for a cup of tea and discuss the build as it happens. It&rsquo;s also &lsquo;upgradeable&rsquo;&hellip;</p> <p><strong>Upgradeable? Like an iPhone? </strong><br />In a way, yes. The Ariel Ace can be returned to the workshop throughout its lifecycle to have new parts added, the engine software re-mapped or, thanks to the common frame, the layout changed at any point.</p> <p>Is that low seat causing you back problems? No worries, pop in and choose a new one. Don&rsquo;t like the flat, streetfighter bars? Fear not, Ariel has some sweet café racer numbers ready to go.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/meet-livewire-first-electric-harley-davidson/news" target="_blank">Meet the LiveWire: the first electric Harley-Davidson</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff"><strong>MORE SIZZLING HOT STUFF HERE</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ariel Ace" alt="Ariel Ace" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ariel-ace-04_0.jpg?1404299340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Ariel Ace" alt="Ariel Ace" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ariel-ace-05_1.jpg?1404299340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/meet-meccano-motorbike-ariel-unleashes-bespoke-bike-built-your-tastes/news#comments Hot Stuff Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:22:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440354 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Google’s cardboard VR headset shell, Evolve leads E3 critic awards nominations, and a Halo-inspired motorcycle helmet http://www.stuff.tv/my/evolve/google-io-2014/fully-charged-google-s-cardboard-vr-helmet-evolve-leads-e3-critic-awards-nomin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin your morning by reading about two very different, but quite cool pieces of head tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Cardboard" alt="Google Cardboard" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-cardboard.jpg?1403858768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google launches Cardboard, a phone-centric VR headset made from… you guessed it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>I/O keynote attendees were given a curious gift upon exiting yesterday: what looked to be a cardboard mailer with a pull-tab, like the ones Amazon sends individual books and games and such in. But it wasn&rsquo;t that&mdash;in fact it was an amazingly lo-fi VR helmet-like enclosure for Android phones made primarily from the cardboard itself, along with some other odds and ends.</p> <p>Enter Google&rsquo;s Cardboard project. No, really! There&rsquo;s a website and everything. Google says it wanted to experiment with the idea of making VR accessible to all, and as such, it started experimenting with ways to use an Android phone as the basis&mdash;something that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-and-oculus-collaborating-phone-centric-vr-headset/news">Samsung may be doing itself</a> in collaboration with Oculus, albeit surely at a much larger expense.</p> <p>But Cardboard is mostly just cardboard, and Google has provided instructions on how to make it yourself. You&rsquo;ll need to obtain a couple of specific lenses, along with magnets, velcro, and a rubber band, but the end result is a pretty affordable VR headset option, not to mention a rather fun little project to tinker with.</p> <p>Google says the Nexus 4 and 5, Motorola Moto X, and Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, and Nexus are fully compatible, while a few others (including the HTC One) are partially so. And there&rsquo;s an app to download, of course, plus an experimental SDK for other developers to start coding their own experiences. All the big news yesterday and we&rsquo;re talking about a heavy paper helmet. Exciting times we live in.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://developers.google.com/cardboard/">Cardboard</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-io-2014/google-io-keynote-live-blog/news">Google I/O keynote live blog and live stream: Android L, Android Auto, Android Wear, and Android TV</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Evolve leads E3 Game Critics Awards with six nominations </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>E3 is over and done with, but there&rsquo;s still one ritual that has yet to be completed: the judges of the Game Critics Awards&mdash;picked from major North American publications&mdash;must decide the best games of the show from everything they played that week. And yesterday, the nominees were unveiled.</p> <p>Evolve arguably wasn&rsquo;t one of the most-hyped games at the show, but 2K and Turtle Rock&rsquo;s co-op shooter apparently impressed judges, coming away with six nominations&mdash;including Best of Show. Other games vying for top honors this year include Alien: Isolation, Batman: Arkham Knight, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, No Man&rsquo;s Sky, and Tom Clancy&rsquo;s Rainbow Six: Siege.</p> <p>Destiny and Rainbow Six: Siege each followed with four total nominations apiece, and the PlayStation 4 led the overall pool with 26 total nominated game appearances across all categories. The winners will be unveiled next Tuesday, July 1.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gamecriticsawards.com/nominees.html">Game Critics Awards</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/electronic-arts/e3-2014-biggest-video-game-news-so-far/feature">E3 2014 &mdash; all of the biggest news</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NP5Dsuq7mKw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s a Halo-inspired Master Chief motorcycle helmet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a rare double-headwear showing for Fully Charged, check out this real-life motorcycle helmet based on the iconic armor of Halo game series leading man, Master Chief. Serious fans have made this kind of stuff themselves for years, but finally, here&#39;s an official glimpse of what&#39;s planned.</p> <p>NECA is still finalizing the sculpting process with a release target of 2015 (perhaps alongside Halo 5: Guardians), but you can catch an early look at the fanboy-friendly riding gear in the clip above.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2014/06/25/neca-makes-a-master-chief-motorcycle-helmet/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/halo-5-guardians-confirmed-autumn-2015/news">Halo 5: Guardians is coming to Xbox One in Autumn 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pY6z12_dnP8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/evolve/google-io-2014/fully-charged-google-s-cardboard-vr-helmet-evolve-leads-e3-critic-awards-nomin#comments Evolve Gaming Google Google I/O 2014 Motorcycles Xbox One Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440292 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet the LiveWire: the first electric Harley-Davidson http://www.stuff.tv/my/meet-livewire-first-electric-harley-davidson/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is that distinctive Harley engine rumble about to be replaced with a whine? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Harley-Davidson LiveWire" alt="Harley-Davidson LiveWire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/harley-davidson-project-livewire-01.jpg?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>An electric Harley? Next you&rsquo;ll be pointing out some porcine aviators</strong><br />Yes, it might sound unlikely. Harley-Davidson&rsquo;s classic image of big, loud bikes ridden by big, scary, bearded dudes in petrol-stained leather doesn&rsquo;t exactly tie-in with the whole idea of lentil-chomping tree-hugging eco-friendliness. Well, maybe the bearded bit.</p> <p><strong>And yet&hellip;</strong><br />And yet, the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer has just introduced the LiveWire, an electric bike aimed at urban user rather than the freeways of rural North America.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/voxan-wattman-world-s-most-powerful-electric-motorbike/news">Voxan Wattman: the world&rsquo;s most powerful electric motorbike</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It still looks very Harley-ish, doesn&rsquo;t it?</strong><br />Yes, it retains that classic angular, poised look. But it&rsquo;s a little different in construction: the tyres are larger and the seat sits a little higher than on most Harleys, making the bike better at handling potholes and kerbs. The frame is made from aluminium and the indicators and rear lights use LEDs &ndash; and of course there&rsquo;s no engine under your seat but an electric motor instead.</p> <p><strong>Tell me about the motor</strong><br />It&rsquo;s powered by a huge lithium-ion battery and produces 75 horsepower, taking the LiveWire from 0 to 97kph in four seconds. The top speed is 148kph and the range is 160km &ndash; fine for city riding rather than cross-country treks. The battery fully charges in three hours. You do of course lose the classic rumble of a Harley engine.</p> <p><strong>When does it go on sale &ndash; and for how much?</strong><br />Harley-Davidson hasn&rsquo;t revealed either of these things yet. It&rsquo;s now offering test rides to selected customers, which suggests there may be some tweaks made before an actual launch. The price will most likely be upwards of US$20,000 (RM64,300) in the States.</p> <p>[Via: <a href="http://time.com/2899493/harley-davidsons-livewire-goes-electric/" target="_blank">TIME</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">HOP ABOARD FOR MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/caterham-shows-its-first-batch-motorcycles-and-they-look-amazing/news">Caterham shows off its first batch of motorcycles, and they look amazing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/H7u9DTfE14M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Harley set to swap grumbly engines for electric silent running </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/meet-livewire-first-electric-harley-davidson/news#comments Hot Stuff Motorcycles Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:05:02 +0000 Elissa Loi 1439599 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha brings high-voltage electric motorcycles to the masses with the PES1 and PED1 http://www.stuff.tv/my/yamaha/yamaha-brings-high-voltage-electric-motorcycles-masses-pes1-and-ped1/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These stunning plug-in bikes could provide emissions-free wheelies by 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yamaha PES1" alt="Yamaha PES1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-pes1.jpg?1399974335" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wasn&rsquo;t PES1 the name of the football game everyone played before FIFA?</strong><br />Yes it was, and although Yamaha&rsquo;s PES1 (Passion Electric Street) motorcycle looks like Konami designed it; it is actually a stunning all-electric sports bike that you could see cruising the streets in a couple of year&rsquo;s time. There&rsquo;s also the PED1 (Passion Electric Dirt) for those who want to experience the thrills of off-roading without the fuel bills.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>They look familiar, have we seen them before?</strong><br />Yamaha unveiled the concepts at the Tokyo motor show in November last year but the Japanese marque has confirmed in its recent annual report that they will be put into production by 2016. Electro-bikes are coming, brace yourselves.</p> <p><strong>But will they be any good? </strong><br />Due to their lithe, aerodynamic structures, electric motorcycles suffer from a lack of space to stuff the cumbersome batteries required to power a vehicle at any serious speed for any notable range. The PES1 is no different, but the naked sports bike is claimed to weigh under 100kg, which lightens the load on the brushless DC motor and compact lithium-ion battery. The top speed on the concept model was just 65mph but expect that to increase by the time it hits showrooms.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Yamaha PES1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yamaha-pes1-01.jpg?1399974335" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="Yamaha PED1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yamaha-ped1.jpg?1399974335" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It sounds like a fad to us&hellip;</strong><br />The big news here is that Yamaha - one of the world&rsquo;s largest motorcycle manufacturers &ndash; is backing battery power. Small scale US bike-makers Zero Motorcycles already offers a range of bikes that can travel for up to 157 miles on a single charge and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/saroleas-250kph-electric-superbike-hits-96kph-less-3-seconds/news" target="_blank">Saroléa&#39;s SP7</a> can hit 60mph from a standstill in three seconds. Imagine what Yamaha can achieve if it puts its brains and economies of scale behind it.</p> <p><strong>Isn&rsquo;t motorbike ownership mainly about the soundtrack?</strong><br />There&rsquo;s nothing quite like the feeling of pointlessly revving a powerful bike purely for the aural enjoyment &ndash;&nbsp;and the prospect of silent motoring will undoubtedly put off many. But those polar bears aren&#39;t going to save themselves.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/yamaha/yamaha-brings-high-voltage-electric-motorcycles-masses-pes1-and-ped1/news#comments Hot Stuff Motorcycles Yamaha Sun, 11 May 2014 11:09:42 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436948 at http://www.stuff.tv Saroléa's 250kph electric superbike hits 96kph in less than 3 seconds http://www.stuff.tv/my/saroleas-250kph-electric-superbike-hits-96kph-less-3-seconds/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This two-wheeled carbon fibre monster lives for speed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="Vroom Vroom. Or whatever the electric equivalent is." alt="Saroléa&#039;s 250kph electric superbike hits 96kph in less than 3 seconds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sarolea-bike.jpg?1399511907" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s a serious looking bike</strong><br />It sure is. It might not have the sleek angular lines of a Kawasaki Ninja, but the Saroléa SP7 is an entirely different kind of beast.</p> <p>It&#39;s an all-electric superbike, with one aim - to tear up the tarmac at the electric-only 37-mile Isle of Man TT Zero mountain course in June.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s a big ask for something weighed down by heavy batteries</strong><br />While the SP7&#39;s 200kg weight won&#39;t go easy on the scales, it manages to shave off some precious pounds with a frame that&#39;s forged entirely from lightweight carbon fibre.</p> <p>Throw in 180HP and 295 ft-lbs of torque, and you&#39;re straddling a monster that can hit 96kph in a mere 2.8 seconds, before reaching an eye-watering top speed of 250kph.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="712" height="534" title="&lt;3 carbon fibre" alt="Saroléa&#039;s 250kph electric superbike hits 96kph in less than 3 seconds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sarolea-close.jpg?1399511907" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Can I charge it up with a microUSB cable?</strong><br />&hellip;</p> <p>The SP7 has an axial flux motor which means that the flow of its electric field flows along the axis of the motor, insead of outwards and away from it. That means that it can use thinner and lighter pancake rotors, reducing the weight even further.</p> <p>It&#39;s all rather sophisticated. So to answer your question, no, you probably can&#39;t use a microUSB cable to juice it up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="712" height="534" alt="Saroléa&#039;s 250kph electric superbike hits 96kph in less than 3 seconds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sarolea-close-2.jpg?1399511907" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="600" height="449" title="Physics" alt="Saroléa&#039;s 250kph electric superbike hits 96kph in less than 3 seconds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/axial-motor.jpg?1399511907" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/93409498?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe><br /><strong>Well then, I don&#39;t want one anymore</strong><br />It&#39;s a good thing you&#39;re not racing it then isn&#39;t it? Because that&#39;s the only way you&#39;ll ever be able to take one for a high-speed spin.</p> <p>[<a href="http://sarolea-racing.com/sp7.html" target="_blank">Saroléa</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/saroleas-250kph-electric-superbike-hits-96kph-less-3-seconds/news#comments Hot Stuff Motorcycles Wed, 07 May 2014 10:03:05 +0000 Elissa Loi 1436728 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet Honda’s anime-inspired NM4 Vultus motorcycle http://www.stuff.tv/my/honda/meet-honda-s-anime-inspired-nm4-vultus-motorcycle/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “TETSUOOOOOOOO!!!” you’ll scream as you tear around Neo-Tokyo in this brooding, futuristic bike </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Meet Honda’s anime-inspired NM4 Vultus motorcycle" alt="Meet Honda’s anime-inspired NM4 Vultus motorcycle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/honda-vultus-main.jpg?1395452490" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Whoa, that&rsquo;s a pretty sweet-looking concept bike</strong><br />Oh, it&rsquo;s no concept &ndash; Honda has actually put the NM4 Vultus into full production. We&rsquo;ll agree with you that it&rsquo;s sweet-looking though.</p> <p><strong>One might say it&rsquo;s &ldquo;futuristic&rdquo;</strong><br />One might. The Vultus&rsquo; young design team has taken lorryloads of inspiration from Japanimation, and it&rsquo;s impossible not to see echoes of the street bikes of Akira in its poised, muscular lines. It also has something of the stealth bomber about it, we think. Basically, it does look like a concept bike &ndash; but kudos to Honda for throwing caution to the wind and putting something this unusual-looking into production.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s futuristic once you get beyond the looks too. The &ldquo;reactive&rdquo; dashboard features colours than change depending on your driving mode (or your mood &ndash; there are 25 individual colours to choose from), while the pillion seat flips up when not in use to act as backrest for the rider. All the lighting is LED. Oh, and the automatic transmission can be switched to a trigger-operating &ldquo;computer game-style&rdquo; MT mode.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>MT mode?</strong><br />That&rsquo;s the optional manual mode. There&rsquo;s also automatic D mode for city and highway riding, which delivers the best fuel efficiency, or automatic S mode for livelier, sportier performance.</p> <p><strong>What about the engine?</strong><br />The Vultus sports a 745cc twin-cylinder engine that&rsquo;s been canted forward to provide a low centre of gravity. While Honda hasn&rsquo;t revealed the top speed or 0-60mph time, this doesn&rsquo;t come off as a particularly speedy bike. It is, however, fuel efficient: it can manage as much as 80.2mpg, giving it a range of 185 miles on a single tank of petrol.</p> <p><strong>OK, I&rsquo;m sold. How do I get one?</strong><br />Well, that&rsquo;s something we can&rsquo;t tell you. Not yet anyway. Honda hasn&rsquo;t revealed a release date or price for the NM4 Vultus, but we&rsquo;ll be keeping our ear planted firmly on the grapevine for further announcements.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">CRUISE ON OVER TO MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Honda NM4 Vultus" alt="Honda NM4 Vultus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/honda-vultus-2.jpg?1395452490" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Honda NM4 Vultus" alt="Honda NM4 Vultus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/honda-vultus-3.jpg?1395452490" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/honda/meet-honda-s-anime-inspired-nm4-vultus-motorcycle/news#comments Honda Hot Stuff Motorcycles Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:49:36 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434125 at http://www.stuff.tv Design Tuesday: 5 of the coolest motorcycles ever http://www.stuff.tv/my/design-tuesday-5-coolest-motorcycles-ever/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two-wheeled works of motorised art we wish we owned </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="999" height="551" title="Design Tuesday: 5 of the coolest motorcycles ever " alt="Design Tuesday: 5 of the coolest motorcycles ever " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/molot%203.jpg?1394076123" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s just something about motorcycles that makes them inherently cool. And what&#39;s cooler than cool? According to Outkast it&#39;s &quot;ice-cool&quot;, but whatever it is, these sub-zero rides are undeniably desirable, and might even make you reconsider getting that riding license you gave up on years ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MISSION RS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fully electric, ultra-exclusive, and able to go from 0-100km/h in just 3 seconds on its way to 240km/h. The 160hp <a href="https://www.mission-motorcycles.com/rs" target="_blank">Mission RS</a> is definitely one of the most advanced electric motorbikes on the road today, and a great sign of what the future of electric vehicles could be. After all, it&rsquo;s even got Bluetooth connectivity, a HUD, and a touchscreen display that you use to view data and control the bike&rsquo;s settings.</p> <p><strong>Could you ride it?</strong> You could, if you pre-order the bike for US$59,000 (RM193,700), shipping and taxes not included. It&rsquo;s limited to only 40 units though, so <a href="https://www.mission-motorcycles.com/rs#buy" target="_blank">act fast.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2311" height="1487" title="MISSION RS" alt="MISSION RS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mission%20Motorcycles%20RS%20rh.jpeg?1394076123" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE BATPOD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Was there any doubt this would make the list? It looks completely badass, is owned by freakin&rsquo; Batman, and comes with two giant cannons on the front. Who wouldn&rsquo;t want it? Judging by shots in the movie, it handles like a dream too, cornering with ease and rolling over everything in its path. Let&rsquo;s not forget the grappling hooks, either.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Could you ride it?</strong> No, unless you&rsquo;re a billionaire playboy and philanthropist who&rsquo;s also secretly a costumed vigilante.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="809" title="THE BATPOD" alt="THE BATPOD" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-batpod.jpg?1394076123" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CONFEDERATE FIGHTER </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The people at <a href="http://confederate.com/" target="_blank">Confederate Motorcycles</a> have blended art and aggression to great effect <a href="http://confederate.com/x132-hellcat-benchmarks/" target="_blank">before</a>, but this is a different animal altogether. Available in a few variants, the <a href="http://confederate.com/r131-fighter/" target="_blank">Fighter</a> is probably one of the best-looking motorcycles ever made, and looks like it&rsquo;s incapable of anything except ear-gasmic roars and blistering speed. Built from carbon fibre, titanium, and aluminium, the bike will send you roaring down the highway. To hell, accompanied by an AC/DC soundtrack, probably.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Could</strong><strong>&nbsp;you ride it?</strong> Every bike Confederate makes is extremely rare and exclusive, mostly costing about US$100,000 (RM328,250) too. So&hellip; probably not.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="720" height="359" title="CONFEDERATE FIGHTER" alt="CONFEDERATE FIGHTER" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/26889_104655706235403_3267657_n.jpg?1394076123" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MAGPUL RONIN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re suckers for the industrial look, it seems. <a href="http://www.magpul.com/" target="_blank">Magpul</a> usually makes machine guns and military equipment, but the moment they set their minds to making a motorcycle, they struck design gold. The<a href="http://www.magpulheavy.com/aboutronin.html" target="_blank"> Magpul Ronin</a> looks like it was sent from the future by Skynet to help Arnie kill us all, and it&rsquo;d probably be easy for him cos we&rsquo;d all just be standing around agape at that mechanical masterpiece.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Could</strong><strong>&nbsp;you ride it? </strong>The Ronin was never made, and was only intended to be an experiment. Fingers crossed that Magpul wises up one day, though.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="653" height="426" title="MAGPUL RONIN" alt="MAGPUL RONIN" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/magpul%20ronin.jpg?1394076123" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CHAK MOTORS MOLOT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Designed by visionary<a href="http://www.igorchak.com/" target="_blank"> Igor Chak</a>&nbsp;who gave us&nbsp;this<a href="http://www.yankodesign.com/2009/04/22/mega-block-motorcyclin-on-down-the-line/" target="_blank">&nbsp;CB750 concept</a>&nbsp;from way back in 2009, the Molot looks like something Tom Cruise would ride in his next sci-fi flick. Essentially&nbsp;a heavily modified 2013 Honda CBR 1000RR ABS, the Molot uses only LED lighting on its sleek lines to complete that futuristic look, and is equipped with a whole slew of modern features such as predictive braking.&nbsp;Seriously, if people have been thinking up bikes like these for so long already, why don&#39;t more bikes now look close to anything like them?</p> <p><strong>Could</strong><strong>&nbsp;you ride it?&nbsp;</strong>You can pre-order it now from the <a href="http://www.chakmotors.com/chak-motors.html" target="_blank">Chak Motors</a> site in Russia, but we don&#39;t know when or if it&#39;ll actually arrive...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="999" height="551" title="CHAK MOTORS MOLOT" alt="CHAK MOTORS MOLOT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/molot%203.jpg?1394076123" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wicked motorcycles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mission%20Motorcycles%20RS%20rh_1.jpeg?1393984348" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/design-tuesday-5-coolest-motorcycles-ever/feature#comments Motorcycles Tue, 04 Mar 2014 02:24:07 +0000 Elissa Loi 1433201 at http://www.stuff.tv