• 2010 Ranger RZR Robby Gordon Edition Is A Sport Side By Side That Seats Four

    2010 Ranger RZR Robby Gordon Edition Is A Sport Side By Side That Seats Four

    Utility Task Vehicles (UTV) have also been called side by sides because of their two seater configuration.  The new 2010 Ranger RZR 4 Robby Gordon Edition, which should technically be a sport side by side, throws a wrench into the whole mix by coming to the stage with four seats. Built for the dunes, desert and wide-open spaces, the new vehicle inherits all the performance attributes that made the Ranger RZR family a recognizable name.  Despite that, it does one [...]

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  • Alfabeast Is A 156hp Frankenstein Bike, Stitched From Alfa Romeo, Harley Davidson And Kawasaki ZXR-750 Parts

    Alfabeast Is A 156hp Frankenstein Bike, Stitched From Alfa Romeo, Harley Davidson And Kawasaki ZXR-750 Parts

    What do you get when you pair up the head of a pig with the body of a Mini Pinscher?  I have no idea.  I do know what you’ll get when you squeeze in the V6 engine of an Alfa Romeo into a hardtail motorcycle frame, though: the Alfabeast. Spawned from the workshop of UK’s Crossbreed Cycles, the custom motorcycle’s identity crisis doesn’t end there.  One-man chop-shop crew Chris Barber also pulled out a four-speed gearbox and kickstart from a [...]

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  • Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challengers: Because Real Men Drive Pink Cars

    Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challengers: Because Real Men Drive Pink Cars

    Well, that’s not necessarily true.  Some real men I know drive red, green, yellow, orange and white cars too.  Heck, John Wayne used to get by with a horse between his legs (literally, not figuratively) and a gun slung around his waist.  He’d kill you if you accused him of being anything but a real man too. The Chrysler Group is hoping that muscle-driving macho men will embrace a pinkish hue for 2010 with their new line of Dodge Challengers, [...]

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  • Google Street View Snowmobile Braves The Slopes For Google Maps Fans

    Google Street View Snowmobile Braves The Slopes For Google Maps Fans

    Think you can hide from Google Street View by camping in icy mountains, Abominable Snowman?  You may have to rethink that strategy with the Google Street View Snowmobile, which plows through slush terrains hoping to catch a glimpse of your snowy white hide. Yep, that’s a snowmobile with a Street View rig duct taped to it, capturing the world of treacherous icy hills one unique snowflake at a time.  You can feel a little better, though, in knowing that they [...]

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  • Mantys Is A Foldable Golf Cart For One

    Mantys Is A Foldable Golf Cart For One

    Who needs a golf cart?  Not this guy, who’s riding the love child of a motorized golf vehicle, an electric scooter, a Segway and…uhm…a warehouse handcart.  Yep, that’s the Mantys, a single-passenger golf cart that you can ride standing. Despite the older gentleman riding one, it’s not meant just for old people.  I think its a perfect ride for lazy folks like myself also. I’d probably use it as an electric scooter everywhere also. And if you are suddenly switching [...]

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  • Armor Horse Vault XXL Is A Stretch Limo With An Attitude…And A Stripper Pole

    Armor Horse Vault XXL Is A Stretch Limo With An Attitude…And A Stripper Pole

    Real VIPs need VIP-level security that run-of-the-mill chauffeured stretch limos just don’t deliver.  If you need a luxury fort on wheels, the Armor Horse Vault XXL should have you covered. Outside, it looks more like a fully-armored bus than a ride to the Grammy’s.  That’s because it’s designed to withstand artillery attacks – the likes we thought the entire population of Nashville would rain down on Kanye West after the VMA fiasco last year.   With UL-rated thermal and composite ballistic [...]

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  • Origami Stroller Makes The Baby Buggy High-Tech

    Origami Stroller Makes The Baby Buggy High-Tech

    Throwing technology at everything isn’t always the best idea.  While a high-tech baby pushchair does sound whack, the Origami Stroller makes a strong case for one. Designed by 4Moms, the contraption takes strollers where no baby buggy has gone before, fitted with a ton of capabilities intended to make life easy while you take your spawn around town.  Plus, it’s hella cool too.  Watch other parents stick out their tongues drooling (okay, maybe just look on amused) when you begin [...]

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  • Bright Automotive’s IDEA Van Wants To Make Your Light-Duty Commercial Fleet More Efficient

    Bright Automotive’s IDEA Van Wants To Make Your Light-Duty Commercial Fleet More Efficient

    Need a more efficient, more economical light-duty vehicle for your commercial fleet?  Bright Automotive thinks it has the best wheels for the job with the IDEA, a plug-in hybrid delivery van with a few clever tricks up its sleeve. Uncomfortable, poor mileage and antiquated utility features – those are just some of the common complaints about most existing light-duty transport machines.  This new vehicle addresses all of those issues at the same time, as it its makers attempt to position [...]

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  • Honda Innova Modded Into A Hypermiled Recumbent Motorbike Posting 214 Mpg At 55 Mph

    Honda Innova Modded Into A Hypermiled Recumbent Motorbike Posting 214 Mpg At 55 Mph

    If you’re looking for a cheap motorcycle for daily commutes, the Honda Innova sure sounds like a nifty pick – it weighs a light 231 pounds, sports an efficient 9hp 125cc engine and posts a fuel mileage of over 100 mpg.  That’s apparently not enough for Dutchman Allert Jacobs, though, who further modded the bike to deliver a whopping 214 mpg at 55 mph. An avid longtime recumbent bicycle and velomobile designer, Allert is familiar with the effect of aerodynamics [...]

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  • Entrosys BikeAir-1 Brings Airconditioning And Heating To Motorcycle Riders

    Entrosys BikeAir-1 Brings Airconditioning And Heating To Motorcycle Riders

    Motorcycling is cool.  Riding the same hog on a desert, however, is just damn hot.  And I don’t mean in a good way either.  Death by dehydration and overexhaustion, anyone? Israeli company Entrosys is looking to remedy that problem with the BikeAir-1, a weather control system for your bike.  Yep, temperature control, complete with three cooling modes, three levels of heating and three fan settings.  Just like in a car cabin, except you’re straddling a bike.  Sounds retarded? Not really.  [...]

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  • Urban Mushing For Untrained Dogs Made Easy

    Urban Mushing For Untrained Dogs Made Easy

    Urban mushing is fun.  When the dogs pulling on your bike or scooter aren’t well-trained, though, that could lead to a whole lot of problems.  You can’t exactly lead them since they’re in front.  If they want to run right over a cliff, then that’s exactly where they’ll go.  With you falling to your death along with them, of course. Bend, Oregon’s Mark Schuette knew those risks and had just the answer for it: rider-led, dog-powered rides.  Instead of having [...]

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  • Over 18 USB Drive Keeps Your Dirty Secrets, Tells The World You Have Dirty Secrets

    Over 18 USB Drive Keeps Your Dirty Secrets, Tells The World You Have Dirty Secrets

    Since keeping a stack of Playboys under the bed has fallen out of favor with the advent of digital content, people have begun keeping their dirty stashes in “special” hard drive folders and external media.  The Over 18 USB Drive is meant for those who do the latter.  It’s a special USB stick that declares, in big bold graphics, that it’s contents are strictly For Adults only. This product has to be a joke, right?  Probably.  Since it’s from Japan, [...]

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  • Trexa Electric Vehicle Platform Lets You Design Your Own EV

    Trexa Electric Vehicle Platform Lets You Design Your Own EV

    A boom in the production of electric cars is all but imminent.   It may take two, five or ten years, but the proliferation of EVs in large numbers is something everyone is anticipating.  Instead of building their own line, a company called Trexa decided to go the other way – producing a development platform for EVs, so that even smaller garages and builders can begin putting together their own. Yep, an EV platform with a complete drivetrain enclosed in a [...]

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  • ICE Recumbent Trikes Make Mountain Bikes Look Boring

    ICE Recumbent Trikes Make Mountain Bikes Look Boring

    We don’t see many people riding recumbent trikes where I’m from (actually, I don’t think I’ve ever seen any), but after drooling over pictures of ICE’s recumbent three-wheelers, I know I was put on this Earth to ride one.  Okay, maybe it’s not as dramatic as I made it out to be, but damn it – those trikes (Adventure, Sprint, and Vortex) look downright amazing. Recumbent bikes don’t look all that comfortable.  Trikes with similar reclining positions, on the other [...]

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  • CT&T’s Multi-Amphibious Vehicle Lets You Drive Its Six Wheels On Water

    CT&T’s Multi-Amphibious Vehicle Lets You Drive Its Six Wheels On Water

    Need a glorified golf cart that can haul a bigger entourage and run after balls that go in the water?  Okay, we’re not exactly sure what CT&T is planning with their Multi-Amphibious Vehicle, but it looks designed to do just that. Combining an electric powertrain with amphibious capabilities, it marries two downright cool talents in a single ride.  Of course, that also means when your neighborhood’s flooded and the power lines are down, you’re screwed – but, hey, I ain’t [...]

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  • Unrestored 1895 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller, One Of The World’s Earliest Motorcycles, Going Up For Auction

    Unrestored 1895 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller, One Of The World’s Earliest Motorcycles, Going Up For Auction

    The 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller is officially credited as the first two-wheeled vehicle to be called a “motorcycle.”  Now, one of the machines produced during its 1895 production run can be yours in an auction scheduled for April 25. Officially billed as the “ultimate barn find,” the 1895 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller is totally unrestored and is probably as good as junk.  Heck, it looks like it belongs in a trash heap.  Regardless, its status as one of the earliest examples [...]

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  • eVaro Claims 275 Mpg On Three Wheels, 0 To 60 Of Five Seconds

    eVaro Claims 275 Mpg On Three Wheels, 0 To 60 Of Five Seconds

    A whopping 275 mpg.  That’s the claim that Future Technologies is making for their teardrop-shaped eVaro, a hybrid eco-car that’s among the participants for this year’s Automotive X-Prize. According to the creators, the ride achieved the milestone mpg average during testing at British Columbia while running at city speeds of between 20 to 60 mph.  For highway driving at between 70 to 120 mph, the car posts mileage of 135 mpg equivalent – still a mighty impressive feat. Those awe-inspiring [...]

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  • LimoBike: Harley In The Front, Limo In The Back

    LimoBike: Harley In The Front, Limo In The Back

    How do bikers travel in style?  Rolling in a pack of hogs sounds so pedestrian.  Nothing says class and, well, tacky at the same time like the LimoBike, an unusual vehicle that combines a Harley Davidson muscle bike in the front and the rear end of a limousine in the back.  Yep, someone actually made one of those. Marketed as a specialty rental from Wildfire Tours, it’s certainly a unique way to make an arrival – with a roar.  Along [...]

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  • Soleckshaw, A Solar-Powered Rickshaw For Indian Streets

    Soleckshaw, A Solar-Powered Rickshaw For Indian Streets

    I’ve never been to India, but I can imagine the rigors of a rickshaw driver.  Ferrying customers and  their packages on nothing but brute strength – all day, everyday – is like a mild form of torture.  In fact, India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) director general Samir Brahmachari says the average rickshaw driver is often undernourished, getting back only 1,600 of the 4,000 calories they usually expend on an average day. Remedying that plight is among their [...]

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