Worlds

How A Custom Indian Motorcycle Conquered the World’s Deepest Frozen Lake

Indian on ice.



(Indian Motorcycle)

“Two of Chevy, one of Ford,” with a touch of titanium to add to the witch’s brew of piston mix. Pistons for the fastest motorcycle under 1,000cc the Bonneville Salt Flats have ever seen. The bike in question was a highly modified 1919 Indian Scout, built by Burt Munro, an old codger from New Zealand with a dream.

The collection of “Offerings to the God of Speed” in his garage underlay his mantra that, “If it’s hard, work harder; if it’s impossible, work harder still. Give it whatever it takes, but do it.”

Pistons and other parts blown to smithereens, and then others cast by him to perfection. In 1967 he was 68 years old and taking nitroglycerin pills to combat heart disease, when he hit a new world record, averaging a shade under 185 mph at Bonneville on his home-built machine.

(Indian Motorcycle)

He

Read More

Watch the Tesla Model S Plaid crush 2 of the world’s quickest motorcycles in a drag race

Tesla Model S Plaid sedan

Tesla Model S Plaid. Tesla

  • The $133,000 Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest-accelerating production car you can buy.

  • It hits 60 mph in under two seconds and hits 120 mph in under six.

  • Edmunds pitted the Plaid against two of the quickest motorcycles on the planet in a new video.

  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

The 1,020-horsepower Tesla Model S Plaid can smoke any production car you pit it against. But is there a stock motorcycle that can beat the $130,000 super sedan in a straight line?

That’s what Edmunds aimed to find out when it brought a Plaid and two of the quickest superbikes on the planet to the track for a recent video. (Watch the clip below.)

Both the Suzuki Hayabusa and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R are tremendously quick, packing larger engines and more horsepower than many cars. They both claim a limited top

Read More

Little People, Big World’s Amy Roloff and Chris Marek Are Married: See the Photos!

Amy Roloff wedding

Amy Roloff wedding

Monique Serra

Amy Roloff and Chris Marek are officially husband and wife! 

On Saturday, the Little People, Big World star, 56, and Marek, 55, said “I do” in front of 146 of their closest family and friends at Roloff Farms in Hillsboro, Oregon.

During the ceremony, which took place outside in front of a gazebo, the bride stunned in a dress from Justin Alexander’s Sincerity Collection, while Marek wore a black suit as they exchanged their vows.

The pair’s nuptials were officiated by Michael Williams and also saw Roloff walk down the aisle to “Heart to Heart,” which was composed by Marek’s best man, Rick Hinkes.

RELATED: Amy Roloff Documents Last-Minute Prep Before Marrying Chris Marek: ‘Decor Is Going Up!’

The couple then held their reception in a tent outside, where The Macey Gard Band performed during the memorable event, including during the couple’s first dance

Read More

World’s First Flying Motorcycle Aces Successful Test Run

Your dad doesn’t have to be Daedalus for you to know about the dangers of flying too close to the Sun. But the sad tale of Icarus is worth keeping in mind as you read this story. Because as cool as it sounds, taking a flying motorcycle 15,000 feet in the sky sounds like the start of a modern myth. Especially when it can reach speeds of 300 miles per hour.

Jetpack Aviation’s “The Speeder” (which we first learned about at DesignTAXI) is a sci-fi dream made a reality. It’s like Star Wars speeders crossed with a Jet Ski and a helicopter. Featuring four turbojet engines, the 231-pound machine can run on kerosene or diesel fuel. It’s also fully stabilized and features a fly-by-wire. And now it’s ready to hit the market.

According to Luxurylaunches, the company’s jet-powered device completed a successful run of tethered test

Read More