Motorcycle safety features have been a standard feature on most bikes for over a decade. Traction, stability control and ABS are available from nearly every major manufacturer — but BMW is taking it to the next level. The company has made a self-driving motorcycle to test its current and future safety features on, and it's something amazing to watch.
First released in 1966, the Ford Bronco was the 4x4 cousin to the Mustang. The compact SUV was one of the first of its kind, rivaling the Jeep CJ-5 and the International Harvester Scout. With plans to reintroduce the Bronco in 2020, Donut Media gets everyone up to speed on the iconic automobile.
LEGO has completely outdone themselves with their latest build. Using over 1 million pieces from their Technic collection, they have crafted a life-size Bugatti Chiron. Not only is the model a 1:1 replica, but the car is completely driveable. It's powered by 2,000 Power Function motors that can produce an estimated 5.3 hp. To prove so, Bugatti's official test driver and former Le Mans winner Andy Wallace took it for a spin at the Ehra Lessien test track in Germany.
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the most dangerous sporting event in the world. Motorcyclists from all over the globe come to the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea to race around one of the most demanding road courses in history — and every year the track claims multiple lives. Studiokippenberger captures what keeps riders coming back year after year to try and tame the beast at triple-digit speeds and inches away from disaster.
Make it Extreme does just that with their motorized version of a Monowheel. They added some torque to the normally pedal-driven cycle with a 110cc 4 stroke. The vehicle was completely handmade from top to bottom and the entire process was captured in this 7-minute time-lapse.
Before it became an icon of the Back to the Future franchise, the DeLorean was one of the strangest tales in automotive history. John DeLorean was one of the youngest division heads in the history of General Motors, and managed projects like the Pontiac GTO, Firebird, and Chevrolet Vega. In 1973, he left GM to start his own company and started prototyping the DeLorean DMC-12. The car was released in 1981 during an economic downturn, and to help get financing for his struggling company, DeLorean was busted arranging a multi-million dollar cocaine deal, with the company collapsing soon after.
Born in the Hawaiian waters, Aulta makes high-quality timepieces that won't break the bank. The Kainoa is the latest watch in their growing collection and their most ambitious to date. It's versatile enough for your business casual attire but really thrives with a pair of trunks and surfboard thanks to the 44mm stainless steel case's gasket sealed screw down crown, superluminova hand fill and dial markings, and 100 meters of water resistance. Each watch is powered by rock solid Japanese Miyota chronograph movement and finished with a black ballistic nylon strap.
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Going from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 212 mph can't be explained by mere science. That's why McLaren enlisted the help of a rocket scientist. Inside the Thought Leadership Center, Ryan W. Conversano Ph.D illustrates the complexity behind the insane power of the 720S supercar.
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed saw several new records. Volkswagen's I.D. R electric Pikes Peak car set a record at the hill climb, and both Roborace and Siemens made the first totally autonomous runs of the course — with very different vehicles. Roborace made it's historic run with a specially-designed car and watching it navigate the track is a glimpse into the future of transportation.
Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida is the place for some of the wildest custom two-wheelers on the planet. Retired F1 driver Tarso Marquez stole the show in his TMC Dumont, a bike that looks like it defies physics. Two giant, hubless wheels powered by a 300 horsepower Rolls-Royce aircraft motor and a retro-futuristic design made it the star of the show. Check out how Tarso and his crew built the monster in this making-of video here.
Volkswagen brought their I.D. R electric race car to the 2018 Pikes Peak hill climb with one mission — to smash the previous record in the Unlimited class. And smash they did, setting a new record over 15 seconds faster than the one set in 2013 by a gas-powered turbocharged Peugeot. Watch the entire record-breaking run from a birds-eye helicopter view — even the helicopter has a hard time keeping up.
The current water speed record was set 40 years ago in 1978, and everyone who's attempted it since has been killed trying — making it the deadliest world record in history. Most of the record attempts have been made in boats built by the pilots themselves, with disastrous consequences. But Australian Ken Warby averaged 317 MPH in a boat he built in his backyard and is working with his son to try and beat his own record.
Adam Savage loves the Onewheel electric skateboard. He's owned every model the company has made, logging hundreds of miles and giving them plenty of abuse along the way. When Adam heard about Onewheel's new XR with increased range, he had to have one — and Onewheel invited him down to the factory to build his own.
This is the real deal. Not the original, but you couldn't find a more accurate recreation of the most iconic on-screen car in movie history — Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean. Back to the Future creator Bob Gale, and builders Terry Matalas and Joe Walser get together with Jay Leno for an in-depth examination of this movie masterpiece.
The world's first open-seat electric vehicle series, Formula E, is now in its fourth season. The cars have the aerodynamics and looks of their fuel- or hybrid-powered Formula One or IndyCar cousins but have all-electric drivetrains and performance to match. Formula E driver Sam Bird and his team talk about what it's like driving these cars and how the technology that's powering them is the future of transportation.
Founded in 1884, Victorinox delivered their first knife to the Swiss Army in 1891. In the years since, their product line has expanded to include more than just the iconic multi-tool, including cutlery, timepieces, and outdoor gear, but their commitment to quality and utility remains as it was over 130 years ago.
Nearly indestructible, Yeti's Hondo Base Camp chair might be the most comfortable camp chair in the world. The chair is made with wilderness tested fabric that is 100% breathable with a unique weave that eliminates pressure points so you can sit more comfortably for longer periods of time. It can support up to 500 pounds of weight without losing shape, includes a cup holder that stays upright when folded, and is reinforced with two layers of an age-hardened aluminum alloy to ensure it will last for seasons.
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It's not very often that Hot Wheels get outside — unless it's the yard or the sandbox. Abe Kislevitz took his Hot Wheels to the beach and recorded the adventure with a GoPro. The track setup uses driftwood and ends — as it should — with a ramp and a splashdown into a bucket of water.
There are few vehicles more iconic than the Jeep. The round headlights and slat grille is recognized the world over as one of the most capable 4x4s you can buy. From its rugged military origins to the more passenger-friendly modern incarnations, the Jeep has never lost touch with its roots. Donut digs into the history of the Jeep and has everything you need to know about this American icon.
Racing Barbie cars have become a tradition of sorts. From brushless DC motors to annual races in stock pink sports cars, it's a well-known and affordable entry into racing. The Grind Hard Plumbing Co. is taking Barbie racing to the next level with their 240cc, Honda dirt bike -powered Barbie Mustang. Using a chassis from a Craigslist beater go-kart, the team wedged in the motor and chopped the frame to fit, making one of the most powerful Barbie cars around.
In 1968, Hot Wheels made their debut with the Custom Camaro. The die-cast cars have been racing across bedroom floors ever since. In honor of their 50th anniversary, Donut Media put together this timeline featuring some of the toy brand's most iconic releases.
Growing up to be a racecar driver is a dream lots of kids have — but very few ever make it. Mišo Kuzmanović made the dream come true, by designing and building his own track car in his garage. After thousands of hours and over $27,000 spent, Mišo is living the dream and even driving it on the streets of his hometown.
There was a time when car safety was an afterthought. No airbags, seat belts, crumple zones — just a bench seat, steel dash, and non-collapsable steering column were all that you had to stop in the event of an accident. Ford offered optional lap belts in the 50s, and in 1959, Volvo introduced the first three-point seat belt. Since then, the odds of surviving have increased exponentially, and with driverless cars on the horizon, the most unsafe thing in the auto might be gone completely.
You're an adult now, and toys just don't do it anymore. You need something bigger, something better, something that will be the envy of your friends and neighbors. That's the J-Deite RIDE. The world's first life-size Transformer, the RIDE goes from steerable to car to a 14-foot-tall walking robot. Your childhood dream is finally here.
Few automakers can match Porsche's success on the road, on the track, or off of either. If it can be won, Porsche has won it. From purpose-built race cars to the won-everything 911, Porsche has one of the most iconic lineups ever. Take a walk down memory lane and look at some of the most successful Porsches in the companies history.
Hot rods have been an American institution since the advent of the automobile. With the rise of the electric car, there was some worry about the decline of the DIY culture around cars. That's turned out to be a totally unfounded concern — and this Tesla-powered 1981 Honda Accord proves it. Using a Chevrolet Volt battery pack and Tesla electric motors, the Teslonda can go 0-60 as fast as a Bugatti Chiron for a lot less money.
If you're going to make great cars, they need to be on the track — and BMW has been taking its cars racing since 1936. Renowned for practical cars with impeccable driving dynamics and reasonable price tags, BMW has made cars and motors that have been wildly successful on and off the race course. Donut Media picks the best of the best from BMWs legendary racing history.
Totaling 10,000 miles, Robert Jan van der Kaaij spent 81 days traveling through 14 countries on his motorcycle. The journey started in the Netherlands and eventually lead him up this narrow mountain road in the Indian Himalayas. At one point, the snow was so bad he had to hitch a ride on a truck to finish the trek. He took us all along for the crazy, white-knuckle ride in this POV video.
It's the most prestigious racing series in the world. Rich with history, the highest tech in motorsport, and some of the most glamorous sporting events of the year, Formula One is the pinnacle of racing. Donut gets you into in the action with a quick primer on the history of F1 and what to look for on the grid for the 2018 season.
It's one of the most famous and successful manufacturers ever — and it's the only one whose name has two different pronunciations. So is it Porsch or Porsch-uh? Jalopnik calls in the experts for the final word on how to say the word Porsche.
It came from Japan to conquer the world — and no, we're not talking about Godzilla. This is the Toyota Land Cruiser, a 4x4 that's been everywhere you can go with four wheels, and even a few places you can't. Donut gives you the scoop on everything you need to know about Toyota's famous offroader if you plan on putting one in your garage.