Monday, October 4, 2010

Mini building a electric sccoter



the mini scooter e, as it is called, was unveiled. the electric scooter
was designed by bmw director of design adrian van hooydonk and will make its debut at the end of the month. the scooter charges through a plug-in system and features a docking station for smartphones which also serves as the key to start the engine. special software on the device then acts as a GPS system for the scooter and also
notifies users when other mini scooter riders are nearby. 3 models of the scooter e will be released with the other two to be seen at the upcoming paris auto show.

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/11624/mini-scooter-e-concept.html

Friday, October 1, 2010

Electric and Hybrid Motor Cycle


Green Lite Motors first vehicle is a 100MPG, fully-enclosed, hybrid, 3-wheeled, 2-passenger, 85mph vehicle. The vehicle is designed especially for commuters in metropolitan areas.
-One rear wheel and two front wheels.
Power: Gas engine and electric motor. The hybrid configuration leverages both power plants to deliver:
Efficiency in stop and go traffic, and regenerative braking.
Long range and freeway cruising.
-Sport mode for quick performance (gas and electric power together).
-Driver and passenger are protected by a steel roll cage, 4-point safety harnesses, seat backs, and front airbags. Passenger sits behind driver (tandem seating).
-Unique design lets the driver lean the vehicle smoothly into turns for confident cornering, like a motorcycle.
- Vehicle will include heat, A/C, and a sound system.
check out the video of it driving about 2 minutes in-
http://www.greenlitemotors.com/overview3minutevideo.html

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scooter Cannonball Run 2010


One of our own is participating this year...

The details:
Scooter Cannonball Run 2010
What:

The Scooter Cannonball Run is a coast to coast endurance event for scooters up to 252cc. It is a test of both rider and machine that covers over 3000 miles and takes in some of the best motorcycle roads on the North American continent. It will be run as a time/distance/regularity rally where points are awarded based on miles completed and the ability to maintain the standard pace.
Where:

The Scooter Cannonball Run 2010 will travel from Vancouver, BC to Portland ME.
When:

It starts Thursday, September 9th and ends Saturday, September 18th, with 10 days worth of riding across North America in between
Why:

Your reasons are your reasons. Some ride for charity, some to prove they can do it, some to "win" and others just to see the country.

http://www.scootercannonball.com/

Zero Race Updated Day 16



Yes, this is the reality of getting around on 2 wheels- dealing with rain...

However, thought this was an interesting comment from Dr Julianna Priskin © Zero Race GmbH

"But! We were impressed with all the petrol stations we visited, as they all let us charge, and they were all equipped with outside power outlets. This is something we hardly ever saw in Western Europe."

http://194.209.171.61/zero-race/wordpress/?p=489

Monday, August 23, 2010

Moped Music Video

New favorite video and song---
Video for "Throw a Kit" Performed by Hollywood Holt featuring Million Dollar Mano. The video was shot, directed, and edited by Thunder Horse (Taran Allen, Alex Gvojic).

Check it out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_kIUSr7-is&feature=player_embedded#!

Hollywood Holt is from the Northside of Chicago. He has been rapping for 5 years, and is really excited in sharing his talents with everyone. In addition to perfecting his rap skills, Holt enjoys riding his moped with his moped crew Murder Club.
Holt’s main producer is Mano, though he does work with featured artists, such as Davidthemaker.

Scooter Racing In The Pacific Northwest



Pat's Acres looks like a great track to try---
We found this site---There is still time to check out the last two races of the season.

http://pacificscooterracing.com/

Race 6 Sept. 5th Vancouver, GMR
Race 7 Oct 16th & 17th Portland, PARC

Thursday, August 12, 2010

SoBi is set to launch in New York this fall

The unique self-contained social bike sharing system SoBi is set to launch in New York this fall. The SoBi setup involves GPS, mobile and a special security system can attach almost any bike to a regular bicycle rack. Unlike other bike sharing systems that require users to pick up and drop off bikes at home bases, SoBi bikes can be found and returned virtually anywhere they can be secured with a lock, thanks to a special lock box system, which will undergo testing in New York this fall. Users locate and unlock available bikes via their mobile phones.

Check out the video- worth the watch---
http://creativity-online.com/news/sobi-social-bicycle-system/145378

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Video of Electric Bike Ride

Saw this on Greentech media- Scroll down to watch the video of Michael using a new electric bike coming to the USA in hilly San Fran---

I must say I want to try it too---

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/honda-electric-cars-motorcyles-bikes-and-plug-in-hybrids

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Screw, Nuts Vibration Prevention

Vibra-Tite VC-3 from ND Industries is affordable insurance against vibration and shock. Not an anaerobic adhesive, this special acrylic polymer works on the principle of friction through viscosity to keep all types of threaded fasteners from loosening under prolonged and extreme vibration. Approved for use on the U.S. Army's main battle tank, Vibra-Tite VC-3 will not crack or shatter.
You just coat your screw or nut with the polymer.
http://www.vibra-tite.com/

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ducati for the Regular Guy




The Multistrada 1200, built around Ducati's most powerful motor, the 1198 L-Twin Testastretta, is capable of speeds in excess of 150 mph. But, unlike typical sportbikes, it was also engineered with the reality of urban roads and the needs of everyday riders in mind. Comfort was as much a stated goal as performance was.

Billed as "four-bikes-in-one," a push-button control provides instant traction, torque and braking adjustments, even while in motion. Pre-set modes allow the capability to go from a high-performance, quick-response ride to a more mundane commute.

Pricing starts at $14,995, with "sport" and "touring" option packages priced at $16,495 and $19,995.

TheStreet spoke to Michael Lock, chief executive officer of Ducati North America, about the launch and its significance for the company.

What is unique about the Multistrada?

Lock: This is a more rational motorcycle than what we've made in the past. We wanted to be able to deliver not just a fantasy product, but one you can use every day.

Sport bikes have become incredibly related to actual racing bikes because the Baby Boom generation demanded that authenticity of experience. But chances are that the typical superbike buyer is 48 to 52 years old, weighs 250 pounds and probably hasn't been to the gym in 20 years. These motorcycles, for someone like that, are actually a torture rack. So we have this growing gap in the sport-bike world between who the buyer is, what their aspirations are, and what actually will satisfy those aspirations. Producing bikes like the Multistrada, we used all the technology to make a comfortable, unintimidating motorcycle. You don't need to be a superhero to ride it.
http://www.thestreet.com/story/10771562/1/ducati-reduces-racer-image-improves-sales.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEFI

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MIT Copenhagen Wheel



THE COPHENHAGEN WHEEL

Smart, responsive and elegant, the Copenhagen Wheel is a new emblem
for urban mobility. It transforms ordinary bicycles quickly into hybrid e-bikes that also
function as mobile sensing units. The Copenhagen Wheel allows you to capture
the energy dissipated while cycling and braking and save it for when you need
a bit of a boost. It also maps pollution levels, traffic congestion,
and road conditions in real-time.


SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Controlled through your smart phone, the Copenhagen Wheel becomes
a natural extension of your everyday life. You can use your phone to unlock and
lock your bike, change gears and select how much the motor assists you.
As you cycle, the wheel’s sensing unit is also capturing your effort level and
information about your surroundings, including road conditions, carbon monoxide,
NOx, noise, ambient temperature and relative humidity. Access this data
through your phone or the web and use it to plan healthier bike routes,
to achieve your exercise goals or to meet up with friends on the go.
You can also share your data with friends, or with your city - anonymously
if you wish – thereby contributing to a fine-grained database of
environmental information from which we can all benefit.
ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Copenhagen Wheel was unveiled on December 15 at the COP15
United Nations Climate Conference. The project was conceived and developed
by the SENSEable City Lab for the Kobenhavns Kommune. The prototype bikes
were realizedwith the help of our technical partner Ducati Energia and funding from
the Ministry for the Environment. Progical Solutions LLC provided technical
support for the iphone control of the bikes.

For more information and other inquiries, please contact:
senseable-cph@mit.edu


http://senseable.mit.edu/copenhagenwheel/

Monday, June 21, 2010

Electric Bike




the zerotracer is an electric motorcycle that seats two people inside its exterior kevlar shell. the bike is the creation of four young swiss designers at designwerk who created the vehicle to compete in the ‘around the world in 80 days’ electric vehicle race. their design has some serious stats including a 350km range
with a top speed of 250 km/h. the bike seats two in tandem inside of the fully enclosed shell. an electric motor powers the bike from lithium ion batteries that can be fully charged in 2 hours. the bike’s design even features a set of training wheels that move out when travelling at low speeds.

http://www.zerotracer.com

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vespa Seating


Check out Bel&Bel Vespa chair

The Vespa Seat is made from original pieces of the legendary Piaggio Scooter. From the front part we created a unique and original model of rotating chair.



http://www.belybel.com/portafoli_seient_vespa_eng_belybel.html