Cargo cycles tend to look much more visually interesting than traditional bikes and trikes – designs like the Velove Armadillo
are all but guaranteed to turn heads on the street. Even within a
segment of such new and unusual designs, the Boxer Rocket stands out
with bold, stylish looks. Inspired by both fictional and real-life
aircraft from decades way past, the new bicycle carries passengers in an
This is either the craziest idea to hit the snow, or one of the coolest. Produced by the Austrian company Mattro, it's called the Ardenner and it features not one, but three snowmobile-like tracks clawing into the snow and ice to provide a great deal of forward thrust. And the coolest thing: It's all electric.
If there are two things that the Philippines has a lot of, it's motorized trikes and small flood-prone villages. That's why Filipino startup H2O Technologies has developed the Salamander. It's a three-wheeler that can be driven on the road like a normal vehicle most of the time, but that can also take to the water when floods occur.
The 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show saw the big Japanese four of Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki with an array of production and concept models on display. Gizmag joined the crowds at Tokyo Big Sight to check out the scores of cafe racers, cruisers, trikes, scooters and superbikes on show.
We've seen some pretty eye-catching motorcycles in recent months, including a Tron light cycle replica
, the exotic Feline One
, and the quirky Dryvtech 2x2x2
. That said, all of those bikes have one glaring shortcoming – none of them were co-designed by William Shatner. The actor who brought us the character of Captain James T. Kirk is
, however, one of the creative forces behind the limited-edition Rivet. And judging by what he's told us, he's pretty proud of it.
It may seem hard to believe, but Campagna Motors' three-wheeled high-performance T-REX
has been around for 20 years now. To mark the occasion, the Montreal-based company is producing a special 20th Anniversary edition of the vehicle. If you want one, though, you'd better act fast – only 20 are being made.
New Zealand-based Wishbone Design has offered a versatile, 3-in-1 child's grow bike for several years. Last year, it made headlines by launching a model made from recycled carpet alongside its traditional wooden model. Now it's adding a modular pedal drivetrain to make the transforming bike even more versatile for growing children.
Electric scooters are becoming an increasingly viable form of economical and eco-friendly urban transport. That said, many of them aren't set up to do much more than carry a single rider. Begium's Neerman Transport is looking to change that, with its decidedly unique-looking johanson3 electric cargo trike.
With the increasing popularity of vehicles such as the Can-Am Spyder
and Polaris Slingshot
, it looks like "reverse trike"-style motorcycles definitely have more than a few fans. We've already seen one kit
that lets you convert a Harley V-Rod into such a machine. The planned Endeavor Trike kit, however, will reportedly work on just about any
make or model of bike.
Food, cold drinks and music are important ingredients of any party or picnic. Now, a new motorized cooler promises to help you get them all to the venue at the same time. The Kreweser provides a means of transport and cold storage, as well having an optional built-in Bluetooth stereo system.