In brutal contrast to the wave of round & retro-revival bikes being released at the EICMA show this week, Yamaha has just unveiled a futuristic 1-liter cruiser called the MT-10. Its 998cc four-cylinder cross-plane engine delivers massive low-to-mid-range torque. It features re-designed intake, exhaust and fueling systems as well as 3-mode traction control.
A fully-certified lightweight plane designed for personal use, the Valkyrie from Cobalt Aircraft travels at speeds up to 300MPH with a capacity for up to 5 adults & their luggage. In addition to a thoroughly modern design, the Valkyrie also offers an optional emergency parachute that will gently lower the aircraft to the ground in the event of a catastrophic failure.
Winding your watch is right up there with watching paint dry or grass grow but with this new watch winder from Bernard Favre, the process takes on a hypnotic visual effect by gently spinning & twirling your timepiece in its gyroscopic display cradle featuring a 120-hour battery.
By day, it’s a handsome, 8-person dining table but whenever the urge arises, it quickly converts to a full-size ping pong table. Designed & made in Denmark.
Tag Heuer’s new Android Wear connected timepiece features a robust 46mm case made of titanium and a transflective display that’s easy to read in direct sunlight. The Intel-powered smarts include email, app & phone notifications, & activity tracking, as well as bluetooth, wi-fi, and a mic for voice controls.
A sort of sideways, not-as-dopey-looking Segway, the Onewheel is a skate/surf/snowboard-like electric ride that goes 15MPH. Dynamic stabilization provides easy lean & go control and smooth turnability. The range is 6-7 miles with a 20-minute recharge time.
This Italian-made soft leather carryall zips open from end-to-end for instant access to everything. Inside there are 2 canvas twill pockets. Carry it with the adjustable shoulder strap or the leather handles.
The Beast is an e-bike with the rugged features of an ATV that’s built for off-road detours yet still totally legal for street use. Several battery/motor/trim options are available with top speeds ranging from 15-30MPH and distance ranges from 15-18 mi. on a full charge. The Beast also offers a backup solar charging panel.
Painted stealth black with no logos and submersible to 100-feet, Nemo’s 18V, 1000-watt cordless drill is built for the extreme applications needed by military Special Ops (likely not this weekend’s Ikea purchase). It features a 13mm chuck, 6-hour battery, and dual LED illumination. 2 batteries and a charger plus a pressurizing pump for underwater work is included.
This life-size, remote control R2-D2 is a fridge that will not only keep your drinks cold, it will also cruise right over & deliver them to you. It’s got the sounds & movements you expect from R2 as well as the capacity for a six-pack of cans.