Motorcycle Rider, Beijing. Via: nataliebehring.com's photostream
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sam Bousfield believes that future is right around the corner. In fact, he's banked his whole career on building a prototype flying motorcycle — the Switchblade Multi-Mode Vehicle.
Bousfield left his private practice as an architect to devote himself full-time to Samson Motors Inc., masterminding the Switchblade MMV.
The full story can be read here.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Jordan Meadows Metalback cafe racer motorcycle, is fashioned to exist where substance and sustainability meet speed and style. The engine is a V4 diesel running on environmentally-friendly bio diesel fuel, while the frame and skin are crafted from recycled aluminum.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Mary Justis somewhere in Texas, 1938
"There are untimely errors people face in understanding the degree of risk they are about to take in the world. They simply embrace a great mindful awkwardness, where blunders made in the course of chasing bliss could mean the end of happiness, with the start of suffering beyond anything they previously imagined. The edge becomes the word. It is the thing that drives a restless spirit in the pursuit of thrills and fleeting joy. In her youth, my mom slipped into the frightening, but sometimes satisfying dominion of risk. She was wooed by, and eventually married a tall, handsome man who raced motorcycles. As a couple, in following their dizzying excitement, they never made those mortal errors of judgment."
By Gary Justis. Via: Open Salon
Sunday, December 27, 2009
The World's First Production Hybrid Motorcycle (really more like a noped – a moped sans pedals, if you ask us) is about to go on sale in India, and it will return about 280 miles per gallon with a top speed of 40 miles per hour. If that top speed seems a bit on the slow side, well, that's what you get for the low, low price of $855.
Eko Vehicles, a manufacturer based in Bangalore, developed the vehicle with assistance from U.S.-based Emerging Technologies. The ET-120 uses a 70cc gasoline-powered engine mated up with a small electric motor, and the company claims the machine will offer performance on par with a typical 120cc powerplant."