The Bike Balance Surfboard Rack Kit allows you to get the beach with just your surfboard and bike. Fix the ‘Bike Balance Surfboard Rack Kit’ at the back of your bike, slide your board into it, and done, you ready to reach your destination!The Rack Kit is constructed out of ultra-strong aircraft aluminum with stainless steel components that makes it really light.
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Naço agency is aware since its inception about the issues relating to traffic, and more generally to mobility. This ‘tricycle delivery transporter,’ has been created as an alternative to urban mobility like buses.
The Tricycle can be ridden with the caddy at the front or at the back. The handlebars and seat that can be swap gives users
to chose how to set up their bike.
Yachts that are designed and/or built in the Netherlands are eligible for the Nautique Awards. Design, implementation, innovation, sailing performance, ergonomics and practical use of the yacht are decisive for the granting of the awards.The Ribbon 45 SC wins the award in category ‘Motor yachts up to 15 meters’.
The jury describes the Ribbon 45 SC as follows: “This yacht leads the way in a new direction of the Dutch yachting industries, boldness and innovation. The design is cosmopolitan and dynamic. Thanks to her sailing performance and high speed, this yacht will especially attract an international audience. The sailing practice is not forgotten, a thick fender prevents scratches and dings on this bold design”.
The innovative Xhibitionist yacht concept by Gray Design is inspired by the shape of a sports car. The yacht features an integrated platform that unfolds on demand to serve heliport, a Jacuzzi or a huge garage that can carry a dozen car. Read More…
Wind Explorer, a lightweight carbon fiber car powered by Li batteries and a portable wind turbine, recently traveled a whopping 3,000 miles across Australia with the assistance of wind power. The car used a portable wind turbine, Li-ion batteries and a giant kite that pulled the car when the wind is strong enough. The Li-ion batteries charged at night produces enough energy to travel 175 to 225 miles. The carbon fiber body with batteries and portable turbine weighs around 470 Lbs. With two average sized people,the Wind Explorer weights around 1,000 Lbs.
Prices of the apartments and grounds are more and more expensive.It is not obvious for everybody to pay such rents. Designers from Architecture Office (PAO) + People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO)has created those design for those who do not have the means to afford a more conventional housing. The Tricycle House suggests a future where the temporary relationship and the public nature between people and the land they occupy is embraced.
Studied to be used as a luxury yacht tender with high comfort standards’ onboard, can accommodate 5 – 8 Guests in private termo‐audio insulated ambient. In the cockpit there is space for 2 crews, pilot and copilot, while getting in the lower deck we access an other private guest area with 2 sofa, table and frigo‐bar.
In Lower deck there is also space for a crew cabin and small toilet. The boat is equipped as a standard with 2 inboard
125 HP engines, coupled with Hybrid propulsion system allowing to cruise in fully zero emission mode or to reduce the consumption of diesel engines. The Hybrid system warrantee low pollution emission and great reduction of vibrations and noise during cruise. Read More…
Aguiladesign introduced their 3,66 meter long SHARK, an extraordinary design equipped with 2 Gobler Hirth motors and pushing propellers. Beside of the remarkable design, the most important characteristics are the very special quality, high speed and aggressive flexibility.
London based Andy Martin was asked by Thonet to design and develop a project road bicycle using their steam bending precess develop in the 1930s. Andy Martin Studio developed three designs of which the final was selected because its beauty and modest connexion within the heritage of the company.
Andy says ‘The challenge was to take on fairly low tech process of steam bending and then apply it to a 21st
century bicycle with highly complex engineering’. With the many restrictions of hand
bending the beech frame the final jointing and contours would be cut and adjusted on a cnc
machine. Andy Martin has also developed a series of connectors and sprung rods to reinforce
joints and the major stress areas in the frame.
The bike itself is a fixed wheel, which is the tradition of cycling; one has a greater connection to the
bike and the surface one rides on. The bike comes with no brakes and has several
interchangeable gear ratios. The seat is solid beech wood supported on a sprung rod supports.
The wheels, not designed by andy are carbon fibre HED H3’s.
The bike will be available in limited edition and cost £43,000
Who has never hesitated to take the bike at night for fear of not being seen by motorists. The Xfire, a Bike Lane Laser Safety Lighting Systems protects cyclists on congested roads, providing a greater margin of safety between the car and the cyclist. The Xfire projects highly visible red laser images on the ground on either side of your bike, simulating an instant bike lane.
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John Ryland from Classified Moto Honda KT600 came out with a new customized Honda KT600 bike. The custom 1987 Honda XL600R enduro was commissioned by actress Katee Sackhoff. The team took a 1987 Honda XL600R Enduro and added some creativeness to the mix. Swapping the entire front end for the more popular Kawasaki ZX6-R.
John Ryland says;
“We’ve swapped front ends on probably 30 bikes at this point, so that was not a big deal,” says Ryland. “Maxum Machine did the triple tree conversion. But the rear end swaps are a lot more complicated. After much deliberation, Chase Metal’s Alex Heath fabricated a boxed section onto the frame to receive the swingarm. We used modified transmission gears to allow the front sprocket to clear the big 180 rear tire.”
This is a video from Audi of America featuring Jae Min, Head of Design at the Audi Design Center in Santa Monica. It’s part of a three-video series entitled “Audi Electric Life,” which gives a glimpse into daily life with the Audi A3 e-tron, a new prototype battery electric vehicle that is currently being tested by Audi employees across the country as part of the company’s pilot program.
In this episode, The Future in Motion, you’ll see Jae Min – a 16-year veteran automotive designer – sharing his ideas about the future of transportation, the unique design of the A3 e-tron, and the refinement and elegance of electric drive.
MB&F’s M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva will showcase until february 2013 japanese Chicara Nagata’s motorcycles art pieces.For the past 20 years, this Japanese artist has been dedicating his entire energy to the creation of art pieces. With its 260 kgs of metal, and 1200 cc. power, Chicara Art One took over 7500 hours to be completed, which represents over two years of intense work.The unique pieces, named Chicara Art one to four, have won six consecutive awards at shows in Belgium, France, and Germany “before garnering global recognition at the AMD Championship.
This antique look vehicle is actually a new concept Inner City Vehicle concept design by Sean Seongjun Ko. The retro-looking is a zero emission vehicle for a green future. The 4 seater car has been designed for a greener tomorrow and runs on hydrogen fuel cells and thus emits just water vapor from its exhaust pipe.
AUDI unveiled its ‘wörthersee’ performance electric bike for sports and trick cycling.This powerful e-bike assists in performing stunts, tricks and increasing pedaling speed, while its touchscreen computer interface helps ensure that all your Facebook friends get to hear about it.
The Audi weighs 24 pounds and features a compact frame made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer with a low center of gravity to make it superbly agile. The same carbon fiber-reinforced polymer is also used for the 26″ wheels which feature an innovative “Audi ultra blade” design with broad flat spokes for an optimized transmission of pedal power. The 2.3 kW electric motor sends up to 184 lb-ft. of torque to the rear wheel and uses a lithium-ion battery that only needs 2.5 hours to fully charge. The battery can also be easily be swapped out with a charged one during long rides. Read More…
From the street of Shanghai to New York, the pedicab has proven to be a friendly and a green alternative to the car. In many Asian and South American countries, the rickshaw is the primary means of transport and livelihood for millions of people. Kenneth became conceptualizing, civilized and High tech version of this humble three wheeler using the bicycle spoke as a design metaphor.
Made of aluminum and woven with recyclable polyethylene, this composition of circle forms a lightweight frame bound in place with a tight wave and cover on the top with insulated fabric. The seats, handlebars and headrest are made of hand stitched weatherproof vinyl. Appointed with such unexpected luxuries such an Ipod docking, speakers,cup older on either side, a cooling fan for comfort and fully closable panels on all side, Cobonpue has taken this clean quite perviously commonplace conveyance to a hole new level with the style and craftsmanship that have become the new hallmark of the brand.
The £50.5m scheme will connect the Greenwich Peninsula and the O2 to the Royal Victoria Docks and the ExCeL.
Up to 2,500 people per hour will be able to make the 1.1km, five-minute journey across the river in one of 34 gondola cabins.
Work to build a £50m cable car across the River Thames in London, linking two Olympic venues, will begin this summer.
Transport for London said it was “striving” to complete the connection before next year’s Games but warned this would be “an extremely challenging timeline for a complex project”. It will be part of the Oyster card network but fares have yet to be set.
The PAL-V One has finished its maiden flight and is now working to secure investors for the commercialization phase – the company hopes to start delivering production models in 2014.It will cost $279,000 and the company said it has already accepted 100 orders.
The PAL-V flies in the air like a gyrocopter with lift generated by an auto-rotating rotor and forward speed produced by a foldable push propeller in the back. It has three wheels, a narrow base, but a high center of gravity and on the ground it drives sort of like a motorcycle thanks to a patented “tilting” system. Read More…