This 2-wheeled masterpiece brings the old-school BMX back from the past and straight into the 21st century, but this time it is missing the pedals! Keeping all the charm and instantly distinctive design elements of its ancestor, this scooter successfully captures everything we love about vintage cruisers!
To ensure that it is fit for the world-of-today, it comes kitted out with everything you could need for your daily commute or Sunday ride; seamlessly integrated lighting front and rear allows you to remain visible, whilst the smart-speedometer that sits in place of the more conventional bell offers real-time information about the journey! Can you see yourself using this as an alternative to a bicycle?
Formula E is bringing with it what is quite possibly the most exciting and revolutionary technological advancement to motorsport there has been in recent years. The speed and intensity at which these intriguing piece of 4-wheeled technology develops are staggering, and one can’t help but lose track of its progress! This video perfectly depicts the vast amount of differences between Gen 1 and Gen 2 models, and highlights the mind-boggling amount of research and development that is driving this form of motorsport! Beautifully detailed, each shot of this video showcases the inner mechanisms that work in harmony to make these lethal machines run perfectly. Seeing those shiny interiors, we can’t help but geek out on watching all that behind the scenes action that usually remains hidden be unveiled in front of our eyes!
Meet the RM-X2. It looks like the kind of SUV Batman would drive around Gotham on one of his crime-fighting sprees… and it ostensibly is the right SUV for the caped crime fighter, because this absolute beast of an automobile isn’t just aesthetically hardcore, it’s a 999hp road devil with an LT5 V8 engine that bestows upon it an acceleration of 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds, massive all-terrain tires that give it up to 27.5 inches of road clearance, and a body that’s made to practically be an armor. Available in a variety of styles and variants, the RM-X2 has the option of being equipped with B6 or B7 Ballistic Protection, thanks to its body that comprises materials like carbon-fiber, Kevlar, and titanium.
Customizable to fit your needs and wants, the SUV comes in as many as 6 variants with minute changes to the body parts to suit your aesthetic sensibilities as well as switch up the engine or even add an electric motor and batteries, turning the bulletproof SUV into an EV! Don’t get your hopes up about owning one of these though… each RM-X2 costs north of a million dollars, and the company is only slated to make 12 units in 2020.
It’s silly that buying a car without a GPS system today sounds absolutely alien, but bicycles and motorbikes still don’t universally have a dashboard that tells you more than the fuel level and your speed. Two wheelers need navigation too, right?
Determined to solve this petty problem, Julian A. & Edouard Chavance designed the CYCLYK. The spelling may be tricky, but the product isn’t. Designed out of high-grade silicone, CYCLYK universally holds onto any smartphone, strapping it onto any bicycle’s handlebars, and holding it securely in place no matter what sort of roads you drive on. In short, CYCLYK transforms your smartphone into a reliable GPS for your two-wheeler… and more importantly, gives you a better place to stash your smartphone while you’re driving than keeping it in your pocket just to risk it falling out while you’re pedaling.
Designed to be the most universal grip ever, CYCLYK works with every smartphone, with or without a case. Multiple bands hold your smartphone in place without overlapping or blocking the screen, and the act of docking or removing your phone literally takes two seconds, allowing you to hop on or off your two-wheeler with ease. The CYCLYK’s universal design even allows it to be used with motorbikes, scooters, mopeds, or even the odd Segway. Heck, you could even mount it on the handles of your shopping cart or baby-pram if you wanted to, but I believe that isn’t the product’s intended purpose. The silicone construction stretches to accommodate any sort of setting, while providing enough friction to hold your smartphone in place (and even at the same angle) on all sorts of terrain, allowing you to traverse through the city or even go off-roading on your mountain bike. It gives you the freedom to use your smartphone the way you see fit, transforming it into a GPS while you’re riding, or a handlebar-mounted action-camera, or even run your fitness apps like STRAVA or music apps while you cycle/work-out!
The CYCLYK is designed in and shipped from Paris (developed in 2014, they were the first ones to develop a smartphone mount like this), the capital city of a country so enamored with bicycling they have their own annual Tour de France event. In fact you can literally use the coupon code “YANKODESIGN” to grab yourself a buy-one-get-two offer! Go forth and give your two-wheeler the dashboard it truly deserves!
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The penny farthing was a notoriously difficult cycle to ride, given its disproportionate wheel size. The idea behind it was rather elementary, in that if you make the pedaling wheel larger, it covers more of a distance, giving you more speed. This was long before geared bicycles were even a concept. The penny farthing, although a pretty impractical bicycle framework, got memorialized simply for its memorable silhouette… and with Ye Jin Jung and PDF Haus’s latest hoverboard design, the penny farthing is brought back into the limelight!
The three-wheeled hoverboard comes with an old-world antique touch, but houses the latest last-mile transportation tech. A primary larger wheel on the front propels the hoverboard frontwards, while two smaller wheels at the back give it its penny-farthing-inspired aesthetic, while also lending the vehicle its stability. Given the hoverboard’s conceptual nature, there isn’t much information on how one would maneuver this automobile (I suspect it could easily be wireless-remote-controlled), but I do see headlights on the front of the penny farthing hoverboard, right above the front wheel, indicating it could be operated at night too!
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The Dual Beam has an interesting take on a pretty common problem with being a bicyclist. A majority of bicycle accidents don’t occur because of bad roads, or because of faulty mechanics, but rather because of a lack of visibility. Given how slim they are and how quietly they drive, most bicycle accidents occur because they’re difficult to notice in low-light settings, effectively putting the biker at risk. Dual Beam takes on this problem with a rather innovative approach. Unlike bike reflectors that just passively reflect light, the Dual Beam is, in fact, a headlight for your bicycle… but instead of just shining on the roads to illuminate your path, the Dual Beam also shines on the rider like a spotlight, making you, as well as the road ahead of you visible. A literal two-birds-one-stone scenario.
The sheer genius of the patent-pending Dual Beam is that it makes its rider visible without distracting or blinding others. While most bike-lights aim at being brighter in a bid to be noticeable, brighter isn’t better, say the designers of the Dual Beam. A brighter light can often compromise the visibility of others, so the key is not to be the brightest, but to be easily visible. The Dual Beam effectively manages to do this by shining three LEDs at the driver’s torso. The RGB LEDs are visible from a distance, as they shine on your clothes, appearing white when far away (when the three colors combine) and showing up as three visible colored halos when viewed from up close. A flange above the LEDs prevents the RGB LEDs from shining into the rider’s eyes, increasing their visibility without impairing their vision. The front-facing headlight points downwards too, so as to illuminate the road without creating a glare for other drivers.
Dual Beam comes with a weather-proof waterproof design and straps to the handlebar of any bicycle, thanks to its universal mount. The internal battery charges via MicroUSB, and provides 5 hours of run-time on a full charge. Designed to be used not just at night, the Dual Beam comes with a Day Mode too, which allows the headlight to strobe, making it visible even in bright daylight. After all, it’s always a good idea to be safe, right?!
Unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Lamborghini Siánn explores a whole slew of fresh possibilities for the company. After the conceptual Terzo Millennio, the Sián is the first car from the Italian automotive company to venture into a hybrid drive, relying on a V12 engine as well as a unique 48 volt e-motor, delivering 34 hp to provide immediate response and an uplifted performance. The e-motor also helps the car perform low-speed maneuvers such as reversing and parking the car. The new, ground-breaking hybrid system, which incorporates the low-voltage e-motor into the gearbox, also delivers acceleration in low gears, making the Sián the fastest-accelerating Lamborghini ever made, achieving 0-100 km/h in less than 2.8 seconds.
“The Lamborghini Sián represents the first step in Lamborghini’s route to electrification, and expedites our next-generation V12 engine. Its Sián moniker, meaning ‘flash or lightning’ in Bolognese dialect, denotes the first electrification of a Lamborghini production car and confirms our strong connection to the territory in which we operate. With the Sián, Automobili Lamborghini demonstrates its dynastic strength as a legendary super sports car brand for the future”, says Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
Its remarkable engineering aside, the Sián presents a more concrete new direction for Lamborghini, which wants to adopt the electrification of its line of super-automobiles. Its incredibly edgy, aggressive design is highly indicative of its name, which translates to ‘flash of lightning’, while a few rather noticeable changes to the car’s design help set it apart from the rest of Lamborghini’s speed-demons. Unlike Lamborghinis of the past, the Sián doesn’t have the massive hexagonal air-vents under its headlights. Sián’s design switches things up, blending headlight and air-inlet in a design that truly captivates. Lamborghini’s iconic sideways ‘Y’ taillights are replaced with a series of three illuminating hexagons on the back, while the sideways ‘Y’ make their debut on the front of the Sián, as a pair of headlights. It’s a remarkable switch of design details, that in a lot of ways shows how the company is ‘switching things up’ with its cars too. Lastly, Sián’s paint-job is a stark deviation from Lamborghini’s signature warm hues like their yellow and orange shades. The satinesque olive green truly sets the Sián apart, and is probably the company’s way of differentiating between their incredibly powerful fuel-driven sportscars, and the Sián, which marks a beginning for the Italian company’s exciting journey into electric drives! The Lamborghini Sián is expected to launch in 2020.
In what seems like a very “we-made-it-because-we-could” sort of situation, Nissan’s latest self-driving design isn’t what you think. It isn’t a car, a bus, or any sort of automobile. In fact, it’s a golf ball! Titled the ProPilot, the golf-ball is inspired by Nissan’s ProPilot 2.0 driving technology, and is the company’s way of showing how they can fit their incredible self-driving chops into something literally palm-sized.
The golf ball obviously isn’t intended for professional use! As a way of demonstrating how small Nissan can go with its self-driving tech, the ball literally finds its way to the hole no matter where you hit it. Demonstrated on a putting course, the ball can literally be hit anywhere and it curves around, rolling autonomously to find its way into the hole. The golf ball is ultimately a promotional tool for Nissan’s ProPilot 2.0 technology, which will find its way into the company’s Skyline supercar model. ProPilot 2.0’s most powerful features include being able to create highly accurate map data for completely hands-free highway driving, along with being able to shift lanes and even make the right exits. You’ve got to admit though, the golf ball is a pretty amazing flex for the company!