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…Frankie Flood makes motorcycle inspired pizza cutters?

Frankie Flood Pizza Cutters

Frankie Flood makes pizza cutters that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

As Frankie says,

My work investigates one of a kind objects and their role in a world based on mechanical reproduction. Industry has removed the aura from objects and stripped them of their individuality. My pizza cutters seek to demolish the sterile conformity of mass produced objects and represent the stylistic and flamboyant embellishment of groups who live on the fringe of popular culture. The outlaw biker image is a break from the conformity that has taken over America since industrialization. My machined pizza cutters draw inspiration from chopper motorcycles and attempt to reclaim the mythology and economic usefulness of the American worker as patriarch; translating machine or functional object into flesh and blood. The outlaw as defiant nonconformist, as well as social outcast, parallels being an artist who makes functional objects and being an individual who takes pride in the power of invention and skill.

Be sure to check out Frankie’s site for other objects that he has given his special touch to.

[Frankie Flood]

[Via: Book Of Joe]

…Robbie Maddison back-flipped the Thames River?

Robbie Maddison Thames Jump

Robbie Maddison has already been featured on DYH a few times for his crazy, two-wheeled stunts, which means it should come as no surprise that he’s back for another death defying jump.

This time, he used his motorcycle to no-handed back-flip over the Thames River in London thanks to the raised roadway of the famous bridge.

Check it out:

…The Mission One will change motorcycles forever?

Mission Motors Mission One

When three of the guys behind the Tesla Roadster set out to build a motorcycle, you know it’s not going to be your run of the mill bike.

And you’d be right. The Mission One from Mission Motors wants to redefine the way we think of two-wheeled transportation by creating an all-electric motorcycle that performs as good (if not better) than it looks while creating zero emissions along the way. Using a combination of lithium ion batteries, a high performance electric motor, and an onboard computer system, the Mission One is designed to go 150 miles on a single charge and top out at 150 miles per hour.

Batteries have long been the limiting factor for electric vehicles, since they’re seen as heavy, large and expensive, but with Mission One’s lithium ion batteries, the bike can be lighter, cheaper, and carry more energy, and it’ll only take 2 hours to charge between fun runs. The bike also uses a regenerative braking system to gain back some of the energy typically lost during a ride.

On the performance side of things, the electric motor means you can tap all 100 foot-pounds of torque at any time from 0-60 mph, giving you a limitless torque curve that can pull you out of any tricky turn. Ohlins forks, Ohlins shocks, Brembo brakes and Marchesini wheels round out the physical components, while a real time wireless data acquisition system ensures that the rider knows at all times exactly what’s going on at the track and on the street.

The body itself was designed by Yves Behar of Fuse Project, the man behind the Jawbone headset, so it also looks as good as it performs. With angular lines, modern materials and a sleek, futuristic silhouette, it’s like a combination of a Ducati and a KTM that work well in all the right places.

If the bike of the future is calling your name, then give Mission Motors a call, because at just $69,000 the Mission One will be going fast in more ways than one.

[Mission Motors – Mission One]

[Via: Acquire]

…Rhys Millen and Robbie Maddison did the impossible on New Year’s Eve?

Rhys Millen Backflip

If you missed last night’s Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. event in Las Vegas, then worry not, because Red Bull has kindly uploaded footage from the event to YouTube in HD.

(Side Note: It’s good to see a company finally understand that people want instant access to television content online and in HD so that you don’t have to sift through a bunch of low quality screen grabs that people took of their own TV!)

First, there was Rhys Millen’s truck backflip attempt:

And then Robbie Maddison jumped onto, and then back off of the Arc de Triomphe at the Paris hotel:

Great stuff, and I’m glad to see they both made it out of there (relatively) unscathed!

…Blue Blood and Husqvarna are making motorcycles?

Blue Blood Motorcycles

Blue Blood, the “new luxury denim & fashion house” and Husqvarna, the “market-leading producers of extreme ‘Supermoto’ motorcycles” have teamed up to create a “flammable mix of superiour style, power and performance” in the form of a pair of customized, limited edition, co-branded motorcycles “set to hit the streets near you at around 100 mph”.

With a combination of motocross set-up, speed tires and Blue Blood style, these bikes are destined to become the stylish speedster’s choice for cross-town traffic.

[Blue Blood – Motorbikes]

[Via: Baxter Finley]