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Green Machine Is One Giant Big Wheel

Green Machine

It might look like a toy you played with as a kid, but the Green Machine from Parker Brothers Choppers is for big boys (and girls) only.

That’s because this Big Wheel trike is actually powered by an 80 cubic-inch Harley Davidson Evo engine, with a 45-inch front tire and working rear steer. (Just like the smaller version.)

Jeff Halverson, who was one of the people responsible for the build, claims to have taken it up to 50 MPH, and said that it would be street legal if not for the slick rear tires.

Next up for the Green Machine?

Getting certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest wheel on a motorcycle trike.

[Via: Wired]

…The Vyrus 987 is the world’s fastest production bike?

Vyrus 987 C3 4V

The Vyrus 987 C3 4V wants to kill you.

It might look nice, and the black and silver color scheme is certainly unassuming, but make no mistake, it’s an angry beast that’s probably best handled by the world’s best riders, and even they are probably not yet worthy of this bike!

That’s because the 211 horsepower, supercharged, Ducati-sourced, 1198cc V-Twin is propelling just 339 pounds of bike, and even including the rider’s weight, that means you’ll be pulling away from Bugatti Veyrons at stoplights like they’re standing still.

Thankfully, at just under $100,000, the Vyrus is a bike that will only be killing well-heeled riders, since one can only imagine what would happen if there were more than a handful of these roaming the streets!

[Vyrus]

…Suzuki GSX-R motorcycles can self-assemble?

Suzuki GSX-R

It takes about a minute to get going, but once it does, this self-assembling Suzuki GSX-R video is actually pretty cool:

If only all projects were that easy!

[Via: Wired]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Snaefell?

Snaefell

Motorcycle sidecars are usually just additions to a bike that allow you to bring someone else along for the ride without having them hold on to you and stare at the back of your helmet all day.

François Knorreck saw things differently however, as his right-hand chain driven Laverda 3CL inspired a sidecar that turns his ride into something that more closely resembles a car than a motorcycle.

In all, it took him 10 years, more than 10,000 hours, and $21,000 to convert the bike into what you see here (he calls it the Snaefell) but for the two passengers that get to sit in an enclosed capsule of speed, the time, energy and money were most definitely worth it.

[Snaefell]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Zero S?

Zero S

The Zero S is “a high performance supermoto motorcycle that is revolutionary because it is fully electric”.

With a Z-Force power pack and a handmade aircraft grade aluminum alloy frame, the power-to-weight ratio of the Zero S is as equally at home in an urban environment as it is in the occasional off-road detour, and will take you as far as 60 miles at up to 60 miles per hour. Plus, with an electric motor providing instant acceleration, there is plenty of torque available to make the bike as fun as it is green.

If the fastest, cleanest and lightest bike around sounds like a good deal to you, then check out the Zero S. The world will thank you.

[Zero S]

[Via: Acquire]