Incredibly cool stuff by Boston, MA-based sudent Colby Higgins. Essentially featuring parts modeled from photos of steam trains, the bike has neat proportions accentuated with heavy detailing. See more images below and let us know what you think in the comments box. Continue reading →
Built by Eddie Meeks of EAM Studios, Greensboro, NC, the Quantum Leap is less a motorcycle than a proclamation from its creator. The 13″-wide fixed front wheel gets engine power, while the thinner rear wheel handles the steering. Because the front wheel does not turn, Eddie was able to extend the sexy bodywork, which rides atop the tubular frame housing a Patrick Racing V-Twin and shiny handmade components, including a kickstand sculpted from copper-plated steel. Continue reading →
KTM has confirmed that its cheeky electric E-SPEED concept scooter, which was shown at the Tokyo show, will be joining the range line-up as a 2015 model.
Harald Plöckinger, KTM Executive Board Member for Production and Business Development, said: “We believe in electro-mobility on two wheels. Because off-road sport is our core area, we have developed an E-Crosser, the Freeride E, but we are convinced that electric mobility can succeed in urban areas. Continue reading →
Conceptualized by Marc Senger, a Boston-based industrial designer, the DP Customs Lander is inspired by reto space tech or, in other words, an ode to the pinnacle of the American space race, borrowing from the vast cache of NASA technology, materials, textures, and the power and boundless spirit to explore the outer limits. Scroll down for more images and a keyshot animation. Continue reading →
KTM has taken the wraps off the E-SPEED, a new electric scooter concept, that sees the Austrian company preparing to move into a completely new market segment. The E-SPEED is powered by a liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet synchronous motor with 36Nm of maximum torque and a permanent power of 11kW to drive the rear wheel via a belt drive.
Electricity is stored in a package of cutting-edge lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 4.36kWh that is fully charged within two hours on a regular 220V socket. With the powerful acceleration typical of electric motors, and with its low weight of only 140kg, KTM claims the E-SPEED can be flicked through urban traffic with great agility, besides running nearly silently and completely free of emissions. Continue reading →