Harley-Davidson is putting the company’s first electric motorcycle on the road; the LiveWire is a sport bike that looks like nothing HD has ever made before. It does 0-60 sub 4 and makes a sound like a jet turbine. A fleet of LiveWire demo bikes is currently touring the country allowing riders to test them out while HD gauges interest before putting them into production.
Champion Jet-Skier Franky Zapata has developed a new kind of water toy. He calls it the Hoverboard and it’s a slalom waterski with a hydro-jet mounted on the back. A long hose draws water through the jet, shooting the rider up to 30-feet in the air for all sorts of aerial trickery.
Almost aggressively boxy with a giant W on the side and a big ol’ brow protruding over the windshield; this is what a Winnebago is supposed to look like. And the brand nailed it with the design of their new Brave motorhome. There’s nostalgia and there’s also new technology, like the Ford Triton V10 SEFI motor, Rand McNally RV GPS, and a bluetooth sound system.
A team of Scandinavian craftsmen from Copenhagen are ready to build your custom Viking ship. Using traditional production methods and materials, the crew from Culture Nordic will build you whatever you want: from a small wooden Gokstad sailer for two up to a 36-foot party & pillage vessel.
It looks a lot like its big brother, the 1200S, but Ducati’s newest Monster is a bit smaller; powered by a more compact water-cooled, 821-CC Testastretta 11° V-twin. It also got 8-level traction control & ABS from its big bro and will be offered 2 models: the regular 821 in red & white & the blacked-out 821 Dark.
BMW is known for building durable, comfortable motorbikes but not beautiful ones. That could change if they actually produce their Roland Sands-designed Concept Roadster, a muscular remake of their iconic 1973 R 90S. It’s a mean-looking roadster packed with a snarling 1170cc, 123-horse boxer motor.
While the other car makers cultivate the crossover category, Benz has the good sense to continue evolving their wagons. The new C-Class wagon is a bit wider, longer, & lower than its predecessor, offering a sportier outline, while maintaining the luxury & utility people love Benz wagons for. Over 53 cubic feet of cargo space doesn’t hurt either.
Back in the 60s, Dodge more or less invented the American muscle car & they’ve been building ’em ever since, so they’re making a serious statement when they call their 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, “the most powerful muscle car in Chrysler history.” And here’s why: at the heart of this fire-breathing monster is a 392 Hemi V8 motor boasting 485 horsepower.
Dead since 1983, one of the most beloved motorcycle makers from the golden age of enduro, Spain’s Bultaco brand has now been revived. And instead of beefy 4-strokes, they’re making electric bikes this time around. They’ve currently got a bunch of bikes in development but they’re kicking off the their re-launch with the Rapitán, a 54-horsepower streetfighter that’ll do 90 MPH.
The Aero-X is a hovercraft that rides like a motorcycle. An off-road, off-the-ground vehicle. Powered by a rotary engine, this 2-man craft flies up to 10-feet off the ground at 45 miles-per-hour & you can learn to fly it safely with just 2 days of training.