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autoevolution's Two-Wheeler Month

There is a world of difference between the collective mindsets of die-hard bikers and car aficionados, but it would be unfair to simply split fans of mobility in half so abruptly.  

The vernacular practice of riding a motorcycle or a bicycle and driving an automobile are vastly different, but all means of transportation have a common ancestor: the quest for human freedom.  

That said, there are many who would say that vehicular human freedom can only be reached on two wheels, fighting against the elements, while also being the closest thing to riding a horse.  

Two-wheel transportation is an endeavor that is a tad more modern than the four-wheeled one – you know, the horse before the cart - but on the other hand. it predates the modern automobile by over half a century.  

It is also a lot more spread around the world for reasons that are too many to mention. 

Now that summer has arrived, the season to go riding things instead of driving is finally here. On top of it, with most humans spending their time this year in lockdown because of the global health crisis, the thirst for going outside and taking a stroll on two wheels has never been greater.  

We are all in this together, no matter how divergent, which is why autoevolution’s theme for June is an ode to anything on two wheels, whether we are talking about bicycles, mopeds, scooters, crotch rockets, dirt bikes or choppers. Ride safe!

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.
BMW X Long Range Electric Bike Concept Can Pack Extra Batteries in the Sidecar
BMW X Long Range Electric Bike Concept Can Pack Extra Batteries in the Sidecar

4 Jun 2020, 15:53 UTC / BMW X long range electric motorcycle is a rendering by designer Iago Valino inspired by BMW Motorrad and with El Solitario MC influences

 
Honda CG Pop Trio Make Up a Crazy Art Statement, Honor BMX
Honda CG Pop Trio Make Up a Crazy Art Statement, Honor BMX

4 Jun 2020, 12:29 UTC / Spanish custom motorcycle garage El Solitario MC took three Honda CG bikes and turned them into art statements and BMX tributes

 
The Ducati 999 Isn’t Pretty, But You May Get This Superbike On the Cheap
The Ducati 999 Isn’t Pretty, But You May Get This Superbike On the Cheap

4 Jun 2020, 12:09 UTC / Arguably the best V-twin superbike of its era, this example of the Ducati 999 is currently going for $2,105 on Bring a Trailer with 700 miles on the clock

 
Harley-Davidson Country Cruiser Comes with Two Rear Wheels
Harley-Davidson Country Cruiser Comes with Two Rear Wheels

4 Jun 2020, 06:26 UTC / Harley-Davidson Country Cruiser is the latest build coming from Germany-based custom garage Thunderbike, is based on a Street Bob

 
Chop-E, The Electric Chopper That Never Was
Chop-E, The Electric Chopper That Never Was

4 Jun 2020, 05:26 UTC / One Estonian startup aimed to bring this two-wheeler to the international market, with the aesthetics of a chopper but the functionality of an electric bicycle

 
1973 Norton Commando 850 Offered With “Restored Salvage” Title, No Reserve
1973 Norton Commando 850 Offered With “Restored Salvage” Title, No Reserve

4 Jun 2020, 00:52 UTC / A nicely restomodded Commando 850, this 1973 Norton cafe racer shows only 5 miles on the odometer since it was refurbished

 
This U.S. 2011 KTM 1190 RC8 R Race Spec Begs To Be Ridden
This U.S. 2011 KTM 1190 RC8 R Race Spec Begs To Be Ridden

3 Jun 2020, 20:39 UTC / If you're looking for a race bike for under $20k, this one-of-20 KTM 1190 RC8 R Race Spec track special may be right up your alley

 
One-Off MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR “ML” Looks Absolutely Ravishing
One-Off MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR “ML” Looks Absolutely Ravishing

3 Jun 2020, 19:48 UTC / The 2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR “ML” is a one-of-one naked brawler made for a certain M.L. that wishes to remain anonymous

 
Vagabund V12 BMW R100 RT May Looks Like a Monster, But It’s Fully Street Legal
Vagabund V12 BMW R100 RT May Looks Like a Monster, But It’s Fully Street Legal

3 Jun 2020, 13:23 UTC / Vagabund V12 BMW R100 R is an Austrian custom bike based on an older BMW R100 RT and made with a long list of 3D printed parts

 
Harley-Davidson Laguna Seca Pays Tribute to a Race Track It Would Look Great On
Harley-Davidson Laguna Seca Pays Tribute to a Race Track It Would Look Great On

3 Jun 2020, 08:59 UTC / Harley-Davidson Laguna Seca is a Thunderbike build based on a Harleey Breakout that is a nod to the California race track

 
KickScooter Air T15 from Ninebot Segway Is Compact, Reliable and Hipster-Cute
KickScooter Air T15 from Ninebot Segway Is Compact, Reliable and Hipster-Cute

3 Jun 2020, 05:38 UTC / Air T15 aims to be a stylish and reliable companion around the city, but only if you travel over short distances. Deliveries start in July 2020

 
Chupito Is a Shortened 1977 Ducati 350 With Funky Custom Parts
Chupito Is a Shortened 1977 Ducati 350 With Funky Custom Parts

2 Jun 2020, 16:01 UTC / 1977 Ducati Road 350 Chupito is a custom build made by a Spanish garage that goes by the name El Solitario MC for one of its customers

 
Lamborghini "Aviatore" Looks Like the Perfect Superbike
Lamborghini "Aviatore" Looks Like the Perfect Superbike

2 Jun 2020, 12:02 UTC / Back in the 80s, the Raging Bull actually built a motorcycle, albeit with the help of partners, so you can consider this rendering a spiritual successor

 
Screamin’ Eagle-Engined Airstrike Highnecker Is a Pure German Custom Motorcycle
Screamin’ Eagle-Engined Airstrike Highnecker Is a Pure German Custom Motorcycle

2 Jun 2020, 08:16 UTC / Thunderbike Airstrike Highnecker pairs a custom German motorcycle frame with a Harley-Davidson Screamin’Eagle 110ci engine

 
Kawasaki Introduces 2021 KLX Off-Road Line, Keeps Prices Low
Kawasaki Introduces 2021 KLX Off-Road Line, Keeps Prices Low

2 Jun 2020, 07:14 UTC / 2021 Kawasaki KLX line drops the KLX110, to rely just on the KLX230R and two distinct variants of the KLX140R, prices remain low

 
Gogoro’s Eeyo 1 e-Bike Is Super-Light and Fast, Smart and Innovative
Gogoro’s Eeyo 1 e-Bike Is Super-Light and Fast, Smart and Innovative

2 Jun 2020, 04:25 UTC / Eeyo uses the Eeyo Smartwheel, which packs the motor, the battery and the sensors into the rear wheel, allowing for the smallest weight and improved performance

 
Vagabund V13 Dominator Is a Partially 3D Printed Honda NX 650
Vagabund V13 Dominator Is a Partially 3D Printed Honda NX 650

1 Jun 2020, 17:16 UTC / Vagabund V13 Dominator is a 1991 Honda NX 650 that received a wealth of custom parts, including ones produced by 3D printing

 
Strange Treadmill Bike Lets You Walk While Cycling
Strange Treadmill Bike Lets You Walk While Cycling

1 Jun 2020, 16:43 UTC / This looks like the riding equivalent of patting your head and rubbing your belly. The treadmill bike is also kind of expensive and large

 
Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo SL e-Mountain Bike Is a Lightweight Trail Warrior
Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo SL e-Mountain Bike Is a Lightweight Trail Warrior

1 Jun 2020, 16:21 UTC / Electric mountain bikes aren't cheap, but still, e-MTBs don't get better than the $13,525 S-Works Turbo Levo SL from Specialized

 
Stripped Down Yamaha SR Winning Loser Is All About Bare Minimum Hardware
Stripped Down Yamaha SR Winning Loser Is All About Bare Minimum Hardware

1 Jun 2020, 13:43 UTC / Yamaha SR Winning Loser is a Spanish-made custom motorcycle that was created for a local build-off competition, stripped to the bear minimum