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Ducati's All-Terrain Motorcycle Desert X

  Ducati's   Mid-Sized Motorcycles Driving Adventures Motorcycling's ADV Adventure Segment is Booming in Popularity The mid-sized, ADV adventure segment of motorcycle riding is booming in popularity.  It's a fun sport, athletic and keeps you outdoors. And it's relatively inexpensive to buy a vehicle, which you can also use for highway commuting.  Now, nearly 100-year-old Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati and its latest bike Desert X have joined the ADV race, that includes BMW, Yamaha and KMW.  Desert X is an all new, all terrain bike that packs 108 hp at 9,250 rpm and 68 ft lbs of torque at 6500 rpm.  Desert X will hit dealer showrooms in May 2022.  The starting price is $16,795.00 and the technology is impressive.  Ducati is owned by Audi via its Italian subsidiary Lamborghini.   Tech Specs The Desert X is powered by the 11 degree, Testastretta Desmodromic L-twin engine, used in the Monster bike. The Desert X bike hits 108 hp at 9,250 rpm and 68 ft. lbs of torque


Biski from the UK Source:  Gibbs Sports Amphibians Ultimate Fun Amphibious Vehicle Biski is a unique, new, designed for fun vehicle.  It's a motorcycle that turns into a jet ski within 5 seconds of driving into the water.  When it hits the water, the chassis floats and two wheels retract at the touch of a button.  Unbelievably, it can reach speeds of 87 mph on the road and 37 mph in the water.  2 water jets propel the vehicle in the water. They emerge when the tires retract. Bike-Jet Ski The bike is the creation of Gibbs Sports Amphibians of the United Kingdom.  It looks like a gadget worthy of a James Bond 007 movie. The bike-jet ski weighs 500 pounds, has a 55 horsepower twin cylinder gas engine and has lights designed for road and water travel.  Biski is a prototype.  Gibbs wants to sell the intellectual property rights to a manufacturer to start producing the bike for sales to the public.

BMW Riderless Motorcycle

Concept to Push Safety and Autonomous Bike Driving Source:  BMW Rider-less Bike Future of  Mobility BMW has unveiled a motorcycle that doesn't need a rider.  The self-driving bike is called the BMW R 1200 GS. Why would BMW create such a bike?   It's an important strive by BMW for safety and mobility system innovation for motorcycles and their drivers. Remote Controlled Bike The bike is a prototype that is remotely controlled by technicians. It just debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas. It can take off, accelerate, go around loops and corners, slow down and stop without falling or crashing. BMW Autonomous Mobility Research This bike is another example of BMW exploring the world of autonomous mobility.  BMW says the rider-less bike helps them make future motorcycles and mobility systems safer and less user controlled and user intensive.  BMW believes this technology will help them create future bikes with a higher level of connectivity in the