A bundle of fun and quirkiness meets personal transportation in Désormeaux/Carrette Studio’s creation, La Galoche, a feisty kick scooter. Crafted from aeronautical aluminum, La Galoche possesses a geometrically curvaceous form, slithering through the air, while occupying minimal space. If everyone were to hop on a La Galoche, traffic congestion would reduce considerably. Its colorful and cheerful aesthetics are reminiscent of a race car from the 60s or 70s, with a wide option of customizations and accessories. You can pick out color combinations, wooden covers for your wheels, and more!
The handlebar of the scooter is indeed handy. Replacing the traditional straight steering column with a column that has a unique bend in it, this new shape lets you attach the scooter onto any kind of street furniture, such as a bench, lamp post, pole, mailbox, etc. Boasting a leather handlebar and a wooden platform to you set your foot, what makes La Galoche even more portable and compact is its perfectly integrated, and not to mention patented folding system. Whenever you’re tired of zipping around on your scooter, you can fold it up, pushing together its upper and lower half to create one long carry on. La Galoche’s curvy structure provides a perfectly ergonomic hollow opening for you to rest the scooter on your arms or your back. A leather strap in its center also works as a handle, to carry it around everywhere with ease. There’s even a tiny headlight right above the scooter’s front wheel to light up your path in the dark!
I fell in love with La Galoche at first sight! Its exuberant aesthetics take us back to our childhood when we were always on the lookout for the most eccentric and colorful bicycles. Though it is more convenient and compact than the bicycles of our younger years, La Galoche still manages to incite the same delight we felt on hopping on our dear little cycles! Highly functional, and perfect for the bustling city life, La Galoche reminds us that adulthood can be a little fun and frivolous too!
Designer: Désormeaux/Carrette Studio
Each brand and product category always has a niche for high-adrenaline users. You’ve got gaming laptops and accessories, sportscars, monster trucks, action-movies, nitro-brew coffees, energy drinks, it’s high time the scooter got its own version worthy of the ‘hyper’ prefix.
Designed and developed by London-based D-Fly group, the Dragonfly is the world’s first and only hyperscooter. Think of it as a hypercar you ride while standing. With a dual-powertrain that provides high speeds of up to 38mph (that’s 61.1 km/h in the metric system) and a removable rechargeable battery that provides 28 miles of range (45km), the Dragonfly sits definitely on the high-adrenaline end of the scooter spectrum. It comes with an F-1 inspired 3-dimensional tilt-steer system that offers an unbridled riding experience aside from the Dragonfly’s 4.5-inch 4K dashboard and in-built high-definition Bluetooth speakers that extend the experience beyond just the ride.
The scooter’s design evokes a sense of ‘hyper’ too, with a carbon-fiber and aerospace-aluminum body that keeps the scooter aerodynamic, sturdy, and lightweight at just 32lbs (14.5 kilograms). It comes with a folding base that reduces its entire footprint to less than 12 inches, allowing you to keep it vertically standing on the subway with you, or stash it in a corner where you live/work/study. Upgrading the experience for people who already use scooters for last-mile commutes, the Dragonfly comes with puncture-free tires, on-board storage for your laptop, and advanced security measures including a manual lock and RFID lock, as well as GPS tracking and geo-fencing capabilities. Oh, and you can preorder this bad-boy for $100… sound familiar?
Designer: D-Fly Group