Here’s California based Lit Motors’ C-1, an electric two-wheel urban vehicle which is gyroscopically stabilized to stay upright (even after a collision) of which a prototype was shown at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2012.
Besides having two seats, a top speed of 120 mph (that’s 193 km/h!) and a battery pack providing a range of 150 to 220 miles (241 to 354 km) it’s designed to connect nicely to your smartphone for instant traffic messages, weather conditions, maps and directions.
A production model is expected to launch late 2014 and set you back about 12,000 to 16,000 USD.
Looking for an elegant, retro-looking bike with modern components to cruise around on this summer? Here’s Budnitz Bicycles’ No.3 Honey Edition, sporting a frame resembling vintage Dutch bikes.
So, the Honey Edition comes with a No.3 Cro-Moly steel cantilever frame with gloss black-finish, 29" wheels with cream-colored German-made Schwalbe tires, a honey-leather Brooks titanium saddle with matching leather grips, lightweight titanium handlebars, Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes and cables with Yokozuna housings.
The bike is available in four sizes (S, M, L and XL) as well as in single- and 11-speed models.
Buy @ Budnitz Bicycles (From $3100)
Volkswagen showed off its Cross Coupé concept at Tokyo Motor Show last year, but for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show they’ve unveiled a new take on it; the Cross Coupé TDI Plug-In Hybrid. This one runs on their new transverse matrix architecture and offers a top speed of 130 mph (62 mph in 6.5 seconds) and 302 combined horsepower from two electric motors and the four-cylinder turbo diesel with direct injection, meaning it’ll probably be fun to drive as well.
According to Volkswagen the TDI Plug-In Hybrid will be good for a whopping 130 miles per gallon, 28 of those using the electric motors.
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Volkswagen presented the Buggy Up! concept car at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on the new Up! city car it’s a new take on the beach buggies that emerged in California during the ’60s. It sports a completely waterproof interior, neoprene covered seats, an iPod-powered infotainment system, 18-inch alloy wheels and a lightweight construction with extensive body reinforcements. To compensate the lack of roof and doors there’s a roll bar behind the two seats.
Oh, and since it’s a proper beach vehicle it sports specially designed floor drains to get rid of water.
There’s no word on wether this car will actually make it to production, but I sure hope so.
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Say hi to Lito SORA, the world’s first CVT electric motorcycle. This bobber/street fighter inspired bike sports the world’s first electric seat, allowing you to ride low when going fast and higher when you get into town as well as being the first motorbike to include an integrated touch screen with GPS.
“We have pushed the limits of cutting-edge design to create a bike that respects the environment without ever compromising style, speed or power. Because it’s electric, the SORA is quiet, clean and efficient. It can be charged and/or quick-charged at home. The Sora can also be charged at a level 2 charging station for long-lasting performance and requires next to no maintenance.”
The CVT transmission helps taking the Sora from 0-60 in about four seconds and the top speed is 120 mph. Oh yeah, and it’s keyless and can e-mail you when it’s done charging.
Link: Litogreenmotion.com: Sora ($44,000)
Here’s the Cinco Bike by Sydney-based Ortre, originally a concept bike designed by Alex Liauw. This incredibly practical, urban bike is designed to carry loads while still being easy to ride (just check out those fat little tires). You can hook up either a wooden deck or a sturdy basket big enough to carry an airline carry-on case in the back.
There’ll be a simpler, single-speed model available in the future but this first one sports nine-speed.
“The Cinco bicycle by ORTRE is purpose built for the baggage of an everyday cyclist. Some people swear by backpacks, some prefer dedicated racks with panniers, and of course there is the ubiquitous messenger bag. However the team at Sydney-based ORTRE asked themselves “Why cant we just take a normal bag cycling? Why do we need a specific cycling bag?” The answer of course is the bike.
There’s no price tag on it yet, but it’ll be shown on the Taipei Cycle Show March 16th to 19th.
Cinco product page
I love these original skateboard decks dubbed Death from outer space by Australian Syke Crew and Gedemin Peel. Would hurt a little to boardslide those graphics away.
No word on pricing, but keep an eye on Syke Store and they might just pop up there if you’re interested.
Syke Illustrated: Skateboard Decks
Chrysler launched the limited edition Call of Duty Black Ops-themed Jeep Wrangler today (Jeep is one of Call of Duty’s official partners). There’s no actual changes done to the engine, just visual ones, but the Rubicon-based CoD-Jeep sports a black paint job, Call of Duty: Black Ops graphics on the roof and front quarter panels, mineral gray dark alloy wheels with 32" off-road tires, Mopar taillamp guards, live axles and a two-speed transfer case.
So, the game Call of Duty: Black Ops will be launched November 9th, if you want the perfect car to go along with the game (the car itself is feaured in the game, as well) you’ll have to shell out $30,625 for the two-door model or $33,500 for the four-door.
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Bertelli Bicycles are custom track and fixed gear bikes hand-built by Francesco in New York City. Every bike is assembled and fine-tuned using combinations of new and vintage parts, rendering each unique. So, if you’re a fan of of logo and sticker-less bikes, lugged steel, skinny tubes, quill stems, vintage cranksets, leather and wood, unusual handlebars and chrome forks you better check these out.
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Here’s International, a foldable (well, deconstructable in a really clever way) bicycle that won “Best Ride” in the 2010 Wallpaper Design Award, and man, does it look good or what? These one-off bikes are designed and hand-built by US/Japanese Kinfolk (actually by 71-year old master frame builder Shuichi Kusaka), painted by Coat and the custom bag is designed by Nivaldo de Lima. They don’t come cheap though, expect a price tag of about $3,800 to $3,900 depending on if you want the bag with it or not.
Read more at Wallpaper.com