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A motorcycle rider in India received a horrible surprise when he was struck by debris from a crashing MiG-27. Amazingly, the guy got away with relatively minor injuries, and the jet's pilot ejected safely.

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After floating over a Lamborghini last summer, Swede Al the Jumper is back at it, hopping two motorcycles in a single leap.

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After issuing a stop-sale and stop-ride order, motorcycle manufacturer Polaris Industries has now followed up with a recall for the steering rack on its Slingshot roadster trike.

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But you should read it. Now!

Getting a grip on the whys and wherefores of electric motorcycles will help you understand electric vehicles in general, and battery bikes in particular. Check out this five-part primer and see how this quickly-evolving technology might affect the wheels that move you.

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Long An Investor, Polaris Finally Makes The Jump

The world of electric motorcycles is small, and it's just been shaken with news that Polaris has bought up Brammo's bike-building business. We look at what happened and what to expect. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451{width:570px;display:block;} try{document.getElementById("fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451").style.display="none";}catch(e){}

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We test the Ducati Scrambler; The List heads to the birthplace of Ferrari; Autoblog Podcast #414 is ready for your listening pleasure. Those are the top stories for Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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Famed Italian Bikemaker Goes Affordable 'Lifestyle'... Authentically?

Ducati's new Scrambler is a surprisingly funky and affordable motorcycle that aims to court a new audience. Will it succeed? We ride it and place our bets.

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Polaris issues a recall and stop-sale order for its Slingshot over two issues. Certain models might have been fitted with defective ball bearings in the steering column, failure of which could cause loss of steering. It's also possible that installed roll-hoops don't meet company performance specs. Both problems will be fixed free-of-charge.

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Husqvarna has announced that the 401 Svartpilen and 401 Vitpilen motorcycle concepts it showed off at EICMA last year are going into production as 2017 models. The bikes, based on the KTM 390, are meant to show what modern Husky design simplicity looks like, as well as how the tiny Swedish brand will differentiate itself from KTM.

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Englishman David Silver is building a Honda motorcycle museum in Suffolk, England that will house a collection from the fifties to the nineties - everything from the first Cub F engine from 1952 to the Honda CBR900 RR Fireblade in 1992.

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Harley-Davidson has inked a deal with Sturgis, SD, to be the official sponsor of the annual motorcycle rally there for the next 75 years. In addition, the company is building the permanent plaza along the city's main street with 75 bricks from the original factory, museum and parking lot of its headquarters.

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West Coast Electric Highway

West Coast Electric Highway offers lots of charging in Oregon and Washington. Nissan Leaf Drivers in Europe travel more miles than other drivers. Gogoro's electric Smartscooter uses a network of battery swapping stations.

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Four years ago we posted on the three-wheeled foam car that made it to the round-of-four in X-Prize competition. Its inventor, Lon Ballard, created the vehicle for the sole purpose of lowering the number of road fatalities and has spent the intervening years refining the idea, and beginning pilot production of electric and gas-powered variants.

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Got stealth? Alta Motors and Logos Technologies have won a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award to further development of the SilentHawk, a two-wheel-drive electric-hybrid motorcycle with military ambitions.

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And Ask What It All Even Means

I caught up with Harley-Davidson's Project Livewire on its last US stop to go for a ride and evaluate the program. Could an electric motorcycle really make it to dealerships?

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The three-wheeled Rivet One isn't a motorcycle or a trike, it is referred to as a "land jet," and it is what William Shatner's imagination looks like. Yes, that William Shatner, who says he plans to ride the Rivet One from Chicago to LA this summer.

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The 2015 Dakar Rally has claimed its first life: Polish biker Michal Hernik died on January 6 during the third stage of the race of unknown causes.

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Can't wait until the 2015 Isle of Man TT? Sadly, we're still half a year away. But if you need your fix of two-wheeled road racing, the race organizers have put out this video clip.

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Harley-Davidson discovers a problem with corrosion in the banjo bolt on the front master brake cylinder, and has issued a recall for 19,015 motorcycles to address the issue.

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Jay Leno might have a massive collection of treasured vehicles, but there are some favorites in there. This week on Jay Leno's Garage, he takes a ride on one of them – a 1925 Brough Superior SS100. These bikes were among the premiere motorcycles of their day and were certified to hit 100 miles per hour. Leno even put a drop of his own blood into the cycle's tank to strengthen their bond.

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A friend of Georgia resident Chuck Beck owned a Lamborghini that died in a fire, leaving only its engine. This friend offered that engine to Beck, and Beck not only accepted, he gave it a second life that rivals Bucky Barnes morphing into The Winter Soldier for outlandish second acts.

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