If you missed out on buying your 21 or 23-window VW bus while they were inexpensive, too bad. VW bus pricing has skyrocketed with people paying well in to the 6-figures for a rust bucket 23 window. Well, here is your chance to get a beautiful VW bus in your garage, granted it is under 3-feet tall. This electrified Volkswagen bus for kids is made by Beyond Infinity is loaded with goodies. It includes two opening doors, two forward speeds, reverse, replica dashboard, a cup holder, working headlights and taillights, and even some storage....
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A throwback bike of yesteryear that could pass itself off as just a pedal bike. It is a pedal bike, but it happens to have 1000-watts of juice and a Bafang mid-drive motor. That just means that this little stealth black electric bike can hit 37-mph! The Coast Cycles Buzzraw E1000 will set you back about $3,300, but hey… life is short. Heck, you could even grow a man-pony like the guy on the bike. On second thought, don’t grow a man-pony. (more…)
Fingers crossed that the 2020 Ford Bronco rumors are true. I imagine that they are, and that a return of the Ford Bronco would be awesome and expensive. The only folks that don’t want this vehicle to see the light of day are the Jeep employees. OJ Simpson is super pumped.
Video showing the info and details, known to date, after the break. (more…)
Imagine never having to back up your RV trailer (or any trailer up to 9,000-pounds for that matter) again. Some people make quick work of it while others can’t back a trailer to save their lives. The Trailer Valet RVR makes backing trailers a snap. This robotic tank track RV parking machine is basically a remote control tank with a ball-hitch for your trailers. It has four planetary gear motors, caterpillar treads, 360-degrees of motion, and can traverse most surfaces. More picture sand video after the break. (more…)
Considering that the earths population is set to grow from 7 to 9 billion in the next 2o years it is time to get creative about housing options. Add that with the fact that most of the earth’s surface is covered in water and that 75 percent of the world’s megacities are butted right up against the water. I’m not even going to get into global warming and sea level changes. You get the idea. Time for a houseboat.
This isn’t your typical “houseboat”. The HydroHouse was designed by Zhivov and Baikal Yacht Group and combines a houseboat, dock, and seaplane mooring. That alone is pretty amazing but it is also transportable by a normal semi-truck. When/if the world goes full crazy, untie the ropes and push-off.
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Cora is an airplane that doesn’t need a traditional runway for take-off and landing. With Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) and an autonomous software the folks at Kitty Hawk hope this aircraft will be the sky taxi of the future. This particular model is named Cora and it can fly at speeds up to 110 miles per hour up to 3,000 feet. Video of this helicopter/plane in action after the break. (more…)
If you have ever ridden motorcycles in a group setting you know how fun, and frustrating, it can be. It is fun because you get to share the ride experience with friends and are more visible riding in a group. It is a bit frustrating at times when you are in the middle of the pack and need to stop for a restroom break and have no way of communicating with other riders around you.
One way to solve this is to bolt on a SENA Bluetooth Helmet Headset onto your existing helmet. Not the most elegant helmet addition, but it works. Well the folks at SENA and SHOEI have joined forces for a seamless helmet communication system, the Neotec II Helmet.
SENA’s exclusive SRL Communication System is tailored specifically to the NEOTEC II helmet. When installed, the SRL is virtually undetectable from the outside of the helmet, and functions with a simple 3-button control. Chat with other riders via bluetooth intercom, listen to music, hear turn-by-turn GPS directions, and much more with the SRL. Learn more about the SRL here.
The NEOTEC II is an every-occasion helmet with the adaptability to excel no matter where your next journey takes you. The convenient “flip-up” versatility of a true two-in-one helmet combined with next-level aerodynamics, an internal sun shield, Pinlock® EVO fog-resistant system, and the ability to seamlessly integrate with the all-new SENA SRL (SHOEI Rider Link) Communication System, the NEOTEC II is the pinnacle of modular helmet design for today’s hybrid motorcyclists.
A Canaidian startup just released an all electric snowmobile, the Taiga TS2, and it is quick. Like 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. The Taiga electric snowmobile was designed from the ground up for its job of quietly shredding the snow and ice. The TS2 is powered by a brushless motor and weighs under 500 lbs, similar to the gasoline versions. Range is about 62- miles per charge, there is regenerative braking, and 250 Nm of torque. Just like the Tesla electric cars, Taiga plans to make over-the-air software updates. (more…)
Electric bikes continue to evolve and find their way. From throttle controlled to pedal assisted there is something for everyone. Price points, batteries, motors, and component options mean that prices are all over the price. The Sur-Ron (LightBee) is just $3,500. If you have been following the electric dirt bike market you know that this price is pretty hard to beat There is a $150 pedal option, but is more of an electric motorcycle aimed squarely at the 80cc dirt bikes.
The Sur Ron is perfect for having a blast while not assaulting your ears or annoying your neighbors. It makes the normal “electric” noises but compared to a two-stroke motorcycle it is positively whisper quiet. The Sur-Ron weighs in at just 110 lbs, has a 6-kW (8 hp) mid-drive axial-flux motor, 200 Nm of torque at the rear wheel, and a single-speed powertrain.
The battery pack is removable (and lockable) and is made up of 176 Panasonic 18650 cells for a total of 33 Ah at 60 volts. Wheels are 19-inches with four-piston hydraulic brakes with Intersect TR shocks and Fastace forks. These parts are more like heavy duty mountain bike parts than actual dirt bike parts but they do help to keep weight down. Speaking of weight, the frame is a forged aluminum cradle style that weighs 17.2 lbs.
More pictures, videos, and specs after the break. (more…)
I think it is pretty fair to say that kids truly do have it pretty good these days. Geesh. I was just having a discussion with a few buddies and one of them was bragging because he grew up with a Green Machine while all of his friends could only afford Big Wheels. How times have changed. I was just getting used to kids driving around in their tiny electric cars. This electric powerboat for children certainly ups the game. The JimBoat was conceived by boatbuilder Denis Jimenez when he noticed his five-year old grandson was interested...