C 1 ‘rolling smartphone’ electric vehicle

This is a concept that got my attention. If only my driving habits could warrant this purchase!

Article Source: http://www.designboom.com/technology/c-1-rolling-smartphone-electric-vehicle/

C 1 'rolling smartphone' electric vehicle

The ‘C-1’ (‘rolling smartphone’) combines the design concepts of a motorcycle and car with a prototype exhibited at the maker faire bay area 2012, the ‘C-1‘ by lit motors is a gyroscopically stabilized electric urban vehicle combining the efficiency and small size of a motorcycle with the safety and durability of a car.
The craft is nicknamed ‘the rolling smartphone’ for its extensive connectivity to mobile devices, integrated to account for traffic, weather conditions, and construction sites when selecting driving routes.

The ‘C-1′ uses electronically controlled gyroscopes to keep balanced at a stop, remaining upright even in the event of collision. charging completely in four to six hours, the vehicle has a top speed of over 120mph (193km/hr), with battery packs that provide a range of 150 to 220 miles (241-354 km) per charge.

Accessible via a swinging door on either side, the vehicle provides room for two in motorcycle-riding-like configuration, and/or small amounts of cargo. a production model is expected in lit showrooms in late 2014, with the target price of 12,000 to 16,000 USD.

Source: http://www.designboom.com/technology/c-1-rolling-smartphone-electric-vehicle/

12 Fascinating Motorcycles

1. Predator Motorcycle

Predator Motorcycle

Are you a tough guy that likes intimidating people just by passing close to them along the highway? Then, this awesome and scary skull-covered design is just the right one for you! The Predator motorcycle was made as a commission, by Pitstop Motors, a custom bike shop in New Jersey. (Source)

2. Jaguar Motorcycle

Jaguar Motorcycle

This cool Jaguar “leaper” cat logo concept bike was created by Barend Massow Hemmes of Massow Concept Cycles along with Polar cycles of Doncaster UK. Professional computer illustrators and even a sculptor contributed to get this truly unique final result. (Source)

3. World’s Tallest Rideable Motorcycle

World's Tallest Rideable Motorcycle

Do good things come in small packages? Not in this case! This massive motorcycle was built by Greg Dunham and is 6,500 pound heavy, 15 feet tall and 20 feet long. The huge design has entered the Guinness World Records, as the world’s tallest rideable motorcycle. It took 3 years to have it finished and its price is $300,000.

4. Suzuki Biplane (Motorcycle)

Suzuki Biplane (Motorcycle)

This futuristic Biplaneconcept motorcycle was presented in 2007 by Suzuki in Tokyo. Due to the awesome aircraft-inspired design the rider is supposed to have the same feeling as being in an open-canopied biplane. (Source)

5. World’s Biggest Single-Cylinder Motorcycle

World's Biggest Single-Cylinder Motorcycle

This outrageous motorcycle was built by Franz Langer, a retired German engineer who had his name written in the Guinness Book of Records for building the biggest single cylinder motor on a motorcycle. (Source)

6. Flying Motorcycle

Flying Motorcycle

If you are a thrill seeker, you will love this one! A flying bike called the Super Sky Cycle, created by former test pilot Larry Neal of Boyd. This original machine can go as fast as 70 mph in the air and 60 mph on the road. The price? About $ 25,000!

7. F15 Fighter Jet Motorcycle

F15 Fighter Jet Motorcycle

This oddity is actually an Honda Goldwing motorcycle that has been modified to look like a mini F15 Fighter Jet! Who would have thought?

8. Uno Motorcycle

Uno Motorcycle

Wait a minute… isn’t one of the wheels supposed to be in front of the other? Not when we talk about The Uno. This orange and grey colored machine made its first appearance in the 2008 National Motorcycle Show in Toronto. It was invented by 18-year-old Ben J. Poss Gulak, who also gave the unique motorcycle certain interesting features, like running on electricity and being controlled by body language. (Source)

9. World’s First Motorcycle

World's First Motorcycle

This one’s really a collection piece. The First Motorcycle was created in 1885 in Stuttgart, Germany. It was designed and built by the German inventors Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. The invention was also the first petroleum-powered vehicle. (Source)

10. Electric Motorcycle

Electric Motorcycle

Take a look at The Smart Chopper, an awesome electric motorcycle presented a few months ago by Siemens. It is charged in 5 hours when plugged into any 110-volt socket but this could be reduced to even one hour when plugged into a higher-voltage station, according to Siemens.

The Smart Chopper has a countrywide tour scheduled for next year, in order to promote sustainable and green technology. (Source)

11. Shoe Motorcycle

Shoe Motorcycle

12. Cartoon Motorcycle

Cartoon Motorcycle

Are you the kind of person that wants all the attention on you? Well, you would love a ride on this one! This crazy cartoon-inspired motorcycle took part in a Motorcycle Rally. The event, that gathers motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world, presents the weirdest of motorbike designs once a year in Sturgis, South Dakota. (Source)

Article Source: http://www.oddee.com/item_96918.aspx

Body Paint & Motorcycles

While surfing around online, perusing the auto industry news, I found this article and decided it was worth sharing with you.

How to build a human motorcycle using naked models and body paint

by Mark Pereira

When the Progressive International Motorcycle Show decided it wanted to build some buzz for its upcoming show, it knew that the “chicks on bikes” formula had already been played out. However, turning models (in this case, extraordinarily talented yogi-models) into the motorcycle hadn’t ever been done before.

A brainstorming session along those lines led to a completely original photo shoot, wherein a group of artists and athlete models created some very wild images. In the video, you’ll see the full story of how the concept became a reality. Note that there are some slightly NSFW moments here – the models are naked after all, though artfully obscured with body paint.


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