Two great inventions collide into one Centaur-looking beast. Well, the upper half of a Centaur. It also looks like a sea horse. That’s besides the point.
If $4,000 is chump change, put it down on these custom hand-made people movers. Catalonian designers Bel & Bel took actual Vespa scooter parts and mashed them up on the Segway PT. They call the end result the Zero Scooter.
It carries someone up to 400 lbs, hits a top speed of 12 mph and a range of about 20 miles. Be prepared to get plenty of attention on the streets.
My goodness. Now this is 21st century living. The Xenon light bike comes straight out of the Tron universe and looks every bit as amazing as it does in the films. This all-electric stunner goes up to 100 mph on a 100 mile range and looks so sick you’ll smack your momma–twice. The Parker Brothers Choppers custom design includes 32” hub-less wheels, OLED light tape, a hand-crafted fiberglass frame, and a custom lithium-ion battery system which takes 3 hours to charge up. The price is $55,000, but come on, have you seen this thing? I’d hope so. I mean, it’s right up there above these words.
If you’re a scooter kind of guy, you’ll be excited to learn that BMW has just introduced two new maxi-scooters; the C600 Sport and the C650GT. In efforts to go green, BMW boasts that both scooters will help fight the challenges of inner-city traffic, rising energy costs, and greater CO2 regulations. These scooters, part of BMW Motorrad’s new “urban mobility sector”, will give you the riding power and speed of a motorcycle but with the ease and comfort of a scooter. Even the guy who isn’t a scooter kind of guy is gonna want a piece of this scooter action.
Much like the Millenium Falcon, Ducati superbikes are known for their ability to travel at light speed (well…almost), and the 1199 Panigale, the company’s newest speed machine, is no exception. The new 1199 Panigale is actually 22 lbs lighter than the 1198, and it is capable of 20 horsepower than the older machine. The Superquadro twin-cylinder engine generates 195 horsepower, which should be more than sufficient for even the biggest speed junkie. The Italian manufacturer has even rolled in traction control as standard. Anti-lock brakes, however, are a stand-alone option.
But what’s the 1199’s true claim to fame? It has the first electronically adjustable suspension on any superbike anywhere, not to mention a GPS-based data acquisition system to track your ride. The 1199 base model package costs around $17,995 while the S trim comes in around $22,995, and the top-of-the-line S Tricolore will break the bank at $27,995. But if the 1199 Panigale is good enough for Han Solo, shouldn’t it be good enough for you?
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Volta Motorbikes announced its new Volta BCN all-electric motorcycle this week, which will be available in three models — the BCN Sport, BCN City, and BCN My Volta (with the My Volta being customizable online). All offer 35 horsepower and 70 kilometer range but have various detail differences to suit a variety of tastes. Volta is keeping most details under wraps for now, but one thing is for sure, the reservation list (opening up in early 2012) for this $10,000 electric bike will be a long one.
Even if you don’t know who Steve McQueen is (you must live under a flat rock if you don’t), you’re gonna wanna wrap your legs around this bike. Triumph has unveiled the new Steve McQueen Edition, which pays tribute to the bike that the king of cool rode in the 1963 movie, The Great Escape. The special edition bike boasts the timeless Bonneville T100 base and an army green paint job along with a single seat, luggage rack, and a few other cool black touches. Simply put, this tribute bike oozes coolness. Even the most uncool cat will look cool on this hog.
Hold on to your hats, secure your belongings, and keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times, because Kawasaki has just released their newest speed demon, the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R. Powered by a 1,441cc four-stroke, liquid cooled DOHC inline four cylinder, the ZX-14R is being plugged as the world’s fastest accelerating motorcycle. With increased air flow, six speed transmission, traction control, increased frame rigidity and throttle-by-wire controls, you can expect nothing less than superior performance. So retire the Jack LaLanne workout video, because canning it on this neon green rocket (soon to be available in other colors) will work every muscle in your body as you hold on for the ride of your life.