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.
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)
The Sachs MadAss 125 is a 124 cc bike weighing just 219 lbs with a special frame design that allows shocks from the rear wheel to be sent up to the front suspension, giving the rider a smoother ride. The fuel is carried inside the frame, so no bulky gas tank. Other than that you get twin 55 watts H.I.D headlights, dual disc brakes, low profile tubeless tires on 16" alloy rims and 43 mm front forks.
Available in black, dark gray, silver and yellow from $2,695.00.
Moto-Scoot.net: Sachs MadAss 125