• BMW M Bike: M Stands For…Manual Pedaling?

    BMW M Bike: M Stands For…Manual Pedaling?

    When luxury automobile manufacturers get into making mechanical rides, it’s hard not to take notice. That’s why the BMW M Bike, a limited-edition pedal-pusher from the German automaker, is getting plenty of attention. It’s hard to gauge just how well this bike will ride, given that our experience of the company have been mostly relegated to cars and motorcycles. While I doubt this can stand up to your top-of-the-line road bikes, BMW should make up for it with its bevy [...]

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  • A One-Off, Kid-Sized 1992 Ferrari F40 Goes On Sale

    A One-Off, Kid-Sized 1992 Ferrari F40 Goes On Sale

     A one-of-a-kind Ferrari just went on sale at Hemmings. While not technically a real Prancing Horse, this 1992 Ferrari F40 is a kid-sized two-seater, created as a novelty prop for the opening of the very first Ferrari dealership in Moscow. While it is, for all intents and purposes, a novelty, the kiddie car does set itself up as the king of all junior rides. Put together in Germany, it was designed and built by the same guys who does [...]

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  • 2011 Mercedes Benz E-Class Cabriolet Upgrades Convertibles For Four-Season Use

    2011 Mercedes Benz E-Class Cabriolet Upgrades Convertibles For Four-Season Use

    Convertibles are awesome – when the top is off. Once that roof comes down, the whole thing can feel severely cramped, far from the luxury vehicle it’s supposed to be. The 2011 Mercedes Benz E-Class Cabriolet thinks it can do something about that. Unless you live in an area where days are always warm and still, it’s silly to be driving a convertible with the roof off most of the year. Not with the stylish new drop-top, though. The company [...]

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  • Biknd Helium Lets You Travel With Your Bicycle Like A Pro

    Biknd Helium Lets You Travel With Your Bicycle Like A Pro

    Can’t last a day without your favorite bicycle? Now you can take it with you everywhere on the Biknd Helium, a compact bicycle case that lets you haul your road companion while keeping it fully protected. The bag can carry a wide range of two-wheeled pedal pushers, including road bikes with a 64cm frame and full-suspension mountain bikes. Developed with the input of pro cyclists who frequently board public transportation with their equipment in tow, it not only fits your [...]

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  • Opera Pop-Up Camper Makes Outdoor Camping A Genuine Luxury

    Opera Pop-Up Camper Makes Outdoor Camping A Genuine Luxury

    Yes, it’s really just a pop-up camper. For some reason, though, I’m very keen on the Opera’s official billing as a “mobile designer suite.” Both inside and out, the thing unabashedly screams luxury. Low and sleek, it looks nothing like the bevy of motor homes you can find campers hauling down RV resorts during the summer. The stretched canvas cover, in fact, looks more like a fancy event tent than bivouacking equipment.  Want to indulge in sumptuous sophistication while dirtying [...]

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  • Carpuccino, A Coffee-Powered Automobile

    Carpuccino, A Coffee-Powered Automobile

    If coffee fuels you in the morning, why can’t it do the same with your car? We’ve known about coffee’s potential as a biofuel for a while. Now, somebody’s actually gone ahead and used it in the Carpuccino, an automobile that pulls its juice out of granulated coffee beans. Created for the British show Bang Goes The Theory, the car will go on display at the Big Bang Science Fair in Manchester, as part of an exhibit to show off [...]

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  • Porsche 918 Spyder Boasts Faster Lap Times Than Carrera GT

    Porsche 918 Spyder Boasts Faster Lap Times Than Carrera GT

    This year, automakers used the Geneva Motor Show to showcase ridiculously fast hybrid and electric cars.  My favorite of the lot?  While it’s hard to decide, it will have to be the Porsche 918 Spyder, a plug-in hybrid supercar that makes no compromises on driving power. While high-performance luxury sportscars won’t be saving the world anytime soon, you can’t help but look in awe of a vehicle that pairs eco-friendly tech with sophisticated performance.  In fact, Porsche claims their new [...]

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  • Row, Row, Row Your Car…The Humancar Imagine PS

    Row, Row, Row Your Car…The Humancar Imagine PS

    The Humancar Imagine PS won’t win any points for good looks or speed, but that’s not what it’s meant for.  Instead, it promises a cleaner, greener ride, as well as a leaner, healthier driver, allowing you to help power it by rowing. Normally, you’d hop on a bike if you wanted to get some exercise on the way to the grocery a few blocks away.  Not anymore.  This novel ride can get you a similar workout, all while allowing you [...]

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  • Factor 001, A High-Tech Bicycle That Retails For Over 30 Grand

    Factor 001, A High-Tech Bicycle That Retails For Over 30 Grand

    Ever wondered what the most technically-advanced bike looks like?  As things turns out, it appears no different from any regular bike you can walk off the corner shop with.  Called the Factor 001, the very high-tech, $34,000 pedal pusher boasts “unprecedented efficiency, responsiveness and durability.”  At that price, it better. Created by Formula One engineers at Bf1 Systems, the bike prides itself in being built “without compromise.”  That means they spared no feature, going as far as ignoring regulations set [...]

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  • FX Mountain Moto Combines Power Of Dirt Racers With Agility Of Mountain Bikes

    FX Mountain Moto Combines Power Of Dirt Racers With Agility Of Mountain Bikes

    Bored with your extreme sports lifestyle?  Try something new with the FX Mountain Moto, a hybrid dirt bike/mountain bike that professes a whole, new riding experience. First unveiled to the world back in 2006, the crossover motorcycle creates an entirely new category of two-wheeled vehicles: the mountain motorcycle.  Plagued by production delays and an economic recession, the novel ride appears ready for its first trial production run this year, duly tweaked to deliver even better performance. At its current configuration, [...]

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  • Meet Moosshiqk, The World’s Smallest Electric Bike

    Meet Moosshiqk, The World’s Smallest Electric Bike

    You thought your monkey bike is small?  You might have to rethink your definition of small with the Moosshiqk (which happens to be Sanskrit for “mouse”), the world’s tiniest electric bike. How tiny is it?  Let’s just say it’s small enough to fit in your laptop bag after you ride it to work.  Yep, it’s apparently the easiest way to save on parking fees too.  It’s so small it looks nothing more like a remote-controlled toy.  Surprisingly enough, it can [...]

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  • T-Rex-14RR-Is-Part-Motorcycle, Part-Formula Racer And Completely Awesome

    T-Rex-14RR-Is-Part-Motorcycle, Part-Formula Racer And Completely Awesome

    Bringing an unusual combo of frightening speed, future-worthy looks and three wheels, the 2010 Campagna T-Rex 14RR deserves to be on every thrillseeker’s wish list.  We’re not exactly sure what it is – Campagna calls it a “pavement predator” while the Department of Transportation calls it a motorcycle.  Official names don’t matter, though – you can tell it’s one blisteringly decadent ride. Clad in a reverse trike-style frame, the T-Rex looks like the unholy union of a supercar and a [...]

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  • Drivemocion LED Car Sign Makes Middle Finger Obsolete

    Drivemocion LED Car Sign Makes Middle Finger Obsolete

    During a fit of road rage, seeing middle fingers flying left and right is nothing new.  Other than that obvious sign of adulation (apparently, it means “You’re number #1″), though, it’s hard to communicate what you really want to say while driving in a busy highway. The Drivemocion LED Car Sign saves you from that inability, allowing you to send crystal-clear, unclouded messages to other drivers on the road.  Want to apologize for cutting someone inadvertently?  Choose the SORRY signal, [...]

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  • Tamiya Commissions A Real-Life Sand Scorcher Buggy

    Tamiya Commissions A Real-Life Sand Scorcher Buggy

    Remote controlled cars modeled after real-life special editions are nothing new.  This life-size Tamiya Sand Scorcher, however, turns the table around on the iconic RC kit, copying the 1/10th scale model in detail to produce a blown-up version. We’re not sure if you’re too young to remember the Sand Scorcher, but it was easily one of Tamiya’s most popular kits.  Boasting components built almost entirely out of metal and a suspension based on a real Volkswagen Beetle, it was one [...]

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  • Kettler Kettquad Brings Quad Racing To Kids

    Kettler Kettquad Brings Quad Racing To Kids

    How do you trick your Wife into letting you buy an ATV or a Quad for that matter?   Rather than reason your way into getting one, go the irresistible route: get your kids hooked to the hobby.   How?  By buying them the new Kettler Kettquad, a pedal-powered quad racer made specially for kids, aged 5 to 12 years old. Once your five year old’s off hitting the rocky mountains, sandy deserts and dusty trails all by his lonesome, just wait [...]

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  • Leveraged Freedom Chair Is A Wheelchair For The Off-Road

    Leveraged Freedom Chair Is A Wheelchair For The Off-Road

    Wheelchairs are awesome for giving mobility to the people who can’t use their legs .  In many places where the ground isn’t necessarily as smooth and flat as your driveway, though, they’re practically impossible to use.   The new Leveraged Freedom Chair seeks to solve just that, providing a comfortable chair that can run as well on mud and rocks, as it does on regular roads. Invented by MIT PhD candidate (for mechanical engineering) Amos Winter, the chair is described as [...]

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  • Metaltech Anti-Terrorist Assault Cart: An Armored Cart For Close-Quarters Combat

    Metaltech Anti-Terrorist Assault Cart: An Armored Cart For Close-Quarters Combat

    RPG-proof armored trucks are cool.  When you’re fighting in narrow alleys and closed spaces, though, they’re practically of no use.  That’s where the Metaltech Anti-Terrorist Assault Cart comes in.  You’re not hearing it wrong – it’s literally a cart armored up for battle. Created by Indian firm Metaltech Motor Bodies Pvt Ltd, the vehicle was built in the wake of 2008′s Mumbai attacks, where gunmen holed up in two luxury hotels managed to keep government forces at bay for 60 [...]

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  • 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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