It looks rigid but its genius, Jose. Let’s see these in production already. Be careful not to slip off the seat or you may hit a high note like Al B. Sure screaming in pain.
Designer: Jose Hurtado
When it comes to electric vehicles, speed is not the first thing that comes to mind. I mean, an owner of a G-whizz is not going to fare too well against some souped-up sports car in a race at the traffic lights.
Electric motorcycles haven’t received anywhere near as much coverage as electric cars but these bikes are getting seriously fast as has been proved at the Isle of Man TT races where the TT Zero class is in its fourth year. In order to be eligible for this race the motorcycle has to have an engine that emits absolutely no CO2. The mountain course is 37.7 miles long and it is done by time trials. The Isle of Man government is giving away £10,000 to the first team to average the lap at 100mph. Last year MotoCzysz’s electric bike was five seconds off this target.
Mugen’s new electric bike will be competing this summer. Mugen are closely associated with Honda due to the former company being set up in 1973 by Soichiro Honda’s son, Hirotoshi and they still work very closely together. With this in mind Mugen may well have used Honda technology to help develop its motorbike, possibly the Honda RC-E electric concept bike (pictured above) that was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show.
“We are keen to use this excellent event to educate and prepare the engineers of the next generation for the use of future technology,” Satoshi Katsumata of Team Mugen said in a statement. “We are very excited about adding to the long history of Japanese manufacturers on the Isle of Man.”
So far only small bike firms have entered the TT Zero competition and this is perhaps because larger manufacturers fear being outdone in the time trials by lesser-known bikes. If Mugen is successful this year it is likely Honda and other major firms will start entering their electric bikes into the competition next year.
Hey George! I wouldn’t get on this bad boy when sippin’ on that wine from the Nemcron Nubila Sector that ish will eff you up beyond this galaxy, bro. I heard that ish effed up an ambitious protocol droid who overwrote his own programming to embark on a life of crime. Careful, my friend. Slow sips refines the plutonium heart valves for a longer existential life, my grandmother would say…
Designer: Jaewan Jeong
The story goes, Audi and Senor Vargas teamed up after some wicked rips and a secret stash of Four Loko to create the AUDI MONOCYCLE. Senor Vargas felt it was time to step into the future on the bicycle tip. “How am I gonna get home?” said Angelito after his seventh rip, while looking at his hipster 10-speed bicycle by the door. “I got a flat on the front wheel riding over here,” he says. “You can always pop-a-wheelie all the way home!” a co-worker shouts from the bathroom. “Ahhhh, just the solution,” chimes Senor Vargas to himself. He did just that and came up with the concept of the Audi Monocycle the next morning on his way to work on the trusty old hipster 10-speed bicycle. Hey, that’s the story. Anyways, check it out:
Designer: Angel Sánchez Vargas
Yeah, I know a few of you haven’t been on a bike since your big wheel; well don’t worry your lil nuggin, Shimano’s (pronounced she.man.ho) made it easy for you lil laddies. They went high techy with the automatic shifter for bikes, thus no shifting of the gears Mrs. Daisy. Take a look at the demo my friends get your inner biking out. Who knows? You may start biking to Connecticut to see the grand parents.
SHIMANO AUTOMATIC SHIFTING BIKE
Then you have the RIOT WHEEL made after a peyote trip at Burning Man and three midget chimpanzees (or chimpanzi, depending on who you ask). This is the same vehicle they used to defuse the DAISY DUKE riots of 85. A vicious battle was waged by this vehicle on that late summer day in the 80′s. A few people were traumatized by the melee that day.
RIOT WHEEL (Re-Invention of The Wheel)
Andrea Beaman, Bike New York, Bob Strollers, Conductorcise, Crunch, David Venable, Fringe NYC, In The Kitchen With David, Manhattan, Mayor Bloomberg, Merrell, National Double Dutch League, NJ Nets Dancers, NYC, Olympic Madalist Tim Morehouse, Piel Canela Dance Company, prAna, QVC, REI Outdoor School, Shape Up NYC, Songs For Seeds, StoryCorps, Summer Streets Cook-Off, Tai Chi Society, The Peoples Improv Theater, The Pogo Dudes, Vibram, Whole Foods, Women's Health Magazine
Get your walking shoes , your bikes, your skateboards and whatever mode of transportation you choose, Bloomie just opened up several miles of NYC roads to pedestrians. There are a bunch of activities open to the public along the route so go check it out, please the negative behavior at home. Get the deets and the map of the streets:
Summer Streets will once again have a range of dynamic programming along the route.
From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. come experience:
- Sand boxes for everyone to enjoy and live sand sculpting by Matt Long of Sand Masters in Foley Square, plus sand sculpting lessons.
- Learn how to build the perfect sand castle: Sand sculpting workshops each day at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12 p.m.
- Free bicycle and rollerblade rentals.
- Rock climbing wall at the REI Adventure Zone at Spring Street.
- Bike helmet giveaways and an interactive truck safety activity.
- Storytelling activities hosted by StoryCorps at Foley Square.
- Guacamole making demonstrations hosted by Chipotle at 52nd Street.
- Whole Foods Family Picnic Area at 24th Street.
- Summer Streets Cook-Off on August 6.
- Learn to Ride bicycle classes offered by Bike New York.
- Free Bike Valet parking.
- Free performances from the Fringe Jr. Festival in Foley Square.
Posted by: Deano
Uptown Rest Stop
51st St & Park Ave
|9:00am – 9:30am||Tai Chi by Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA/New York City Branch|
|9:30am – 10:00am||Tai Chi by Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA/New York City Branch|
|10:00am – 10:30am||Bachata Lessons by Piel Canela Dance Company|
|10:30am – 11:00am||Improv Workshop and Games by The Peoples Improv Theater|
|11:00am – 11:30am||Salsa Lessons by Piel Canela Dance Company|
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Conductorcise by Conductorcise|
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||Double Dutch Performance by National Double Dutch League|
Midtown Rest Stop
25th St & Park Ave
|8:45am – 9:00am||Early Morning Yoga by Crunch|
|9:00am – 9:30am||Early Morning Yoga by Crunch|
|10:00am – 10:30am||Healthy Breakfast Demos by Andrea Beaman|
|11:00am – 11:30am||Summer Streets 2011 Healthy Living Cook-off by Whole Foods Market ‘Cooking’ and QVC, Hosted by David Venable of In the Kitchen With David ® on QVC|
Astor Place & Lafayette
|7:00am||The Women’s Health Summer Fun Run & Walk by Women’s Health Magazine|
|10:00am – 10:30am||Street Fighter by Crunch|
|10:30am – 11:00am||Retro-Robics by Crunch|
|11:00am – 11:30am||LaBlast™ by Crunch|
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Belly, Butt and Thigh(s) Workout by Crunch|
|12:00am – 12:30am||Masala Bhangra by Crunch|
Soho Rest Stop: REI Adventure Zone
Spring St & Lafayette
Note: Times are different at SoHo than other Rest Stops
|8:15am – 9:00am||Yoga by prAna|
|9:15am – 10:00am||Yoga by prAna|
|10:00am – 10:15am||Fix A Flat by REI Outdoor School|
|10:15am – 11:00am||Stroller Strides Fitness by Bob Strollers|
|11:00am – 11:15am||Fix a Flat by REI Outdoor School|
|11:15am – 12:00pm||Barefoot Running by Vibram and Merrell|
|12:00pm – 12:15pm||Fix A Flat by REI Outdoor School|
|12:15pm – 12:45pm||Camp Cooking by REI Outdoor School|
Foley Square Rest Stop
Duane St & Centre St.
|8:30am – 9:00am||Intro to Yoga by Shape Up NYC|
|9:00am – 9:30am||Yoga by Shape Up NYC|
|9:30am – 10:00am||Fort FringeJr. by FringeNYC|
|10:00am – 10:30am||Learn to Fence by Olympic Medalist Tim Morehouse|
|10:30am – 11:00pm||Double Dutch Performance by National Double Dutch League|
|11:00pm – 11:30pm||Learn to Fence by Olympic Medalist Tim Morehouse|
|11:30pm – 12:00pm||Musical Performance by songs for seeds|
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||Extreme Pogo by The Pogo Dudes|
|12:30pm – 12:45pm||Dance Performance by NJ Nets Dancers|
BMW will not only take over the car market, they will swallow (pause ya’ll) the motorcycle industry. Hey Triking enthusiast, BMW is on the verge of cornering you guys like a Mormon in a supermarket. Akira is sweating bullets right now, too many challengers coming out the woodworks.
The BMW i1 is an electric, single-seater concept by designer Amadou Ba Ndiaye that fuses motorcycle thrill with the safety of a car into one eye-catching concept. Three electric motors independently power each wheel while a computer calibrated hydraulic system controls wheel tilt and lean to safely maintain a street bike feel. A reinforced carbon fiber chassis protects the precious cargo inside.
Designer: Amadou Ba Ndiaye
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INgSOC creates the Extraterrestrial Hybrid Bike for E.T. to ride home, the bmx he had caught a flat and Stephen cut funding for building a spaceship for him to go back home. E.T. tried calling home on his iPhone but its doesn’t support the 360G bandwidth used in space. Don’t worry E.T., INgSOC heard your prayers and calls, hence here is the bicycle to take you back to the motherland. Whoa, I just caught a glimpse of me on the moon mountain bike terrain. I may have to cop this one for myself E.T.
Here are the deets on the bike E.T. sweets:
The INgSOC, by designers Edward Kim and Benny Cemoli, combines the aerodynamic shapes of triathlon designs, flexible handling of traditional bikes, and advanced hybrid power technology into one super-efficient commuting machine that (to say the least) looks, well… unearthly!
The frame is constructed from carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) for its high strength yield to weight ratio. Adaptability comes from mono-direction reinforcing of the frame, directing stiffness by orienting carbon fiber strains along a projected trajectory.
The battery which powers the motor, integrated front and rear lights, as well as a charging dock for communication devices, entertainment, or navigation is directly charged from the rider’s own energy output to maximize efficiency.
Designer: Edward Kim & Benny Cemoli
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