Year after year, Mercedes earns the worst emissions ratings for their iconic line of cars. Maybe that’s what motivated them to start making bikes. A little trade-off to make up for the turboed-out V12s and such. The bikes are top quality, not just a pretty logo. They make a racer, a full-suspendo mountain bike and a few others—even a kids bike. All the models feature cutting edge components like SRAM & DT SWiss, they also sport the price tag you’d expect from Mercedes-Benz …
In the annals of German auto history, the BMW 328 is iconic. When it was introduced in the 1930s people freaked. Its progressive design and snappy handling made it an instant hit. For the 75th anniversary of the 328, BMW is releasing the 328 Hommage, a totally new design taking cues from the groundbreaking design of the original. Dramatic lines, lightweight chassis and ripping performance will make this new coupe another one for the history books.
It sure looks good, but if you don’t know much about scooters, the finer points of this build will go right over your head. Almost completely hand-fabricated, the Black Falcon from LA’s Falcon Motorcycles, is a true ground-up custom. Built around the rare & legendary Vincent Black Shadow motor, a custom frame, front end, brakes, tins and much more were all one-off creations for this beastly bike. Museum quality construction and 140 mph, what do you think you’d pay?
It could body-double as a Lotus and appears to have the snout of an Aston Martin, but this new two-door coupe is a Jaguar. Another surprise, the C-X75 supercar is electric powered by Lithium-Ion batteries and two ultra-efficient electric motors. It’ll go 560 miles on a full charge, but not if you keep it pinned at its top speed of 205 mph.
Super lightweight and versatile, this compact tow-trailer lets you bring everything you want on the road. Even if you drive a Mini, you’ll be able to drag along all your toys: bikes, boards, camping gear, luggage & more. The unique modular design lets you pop the top off for uncovered cargo like a motorcycle or mother-in-law. You know, the big stuff. Payload is up to 1000 pounds, so no need to pack light.
You’ll never have a bad bounce or a droopy net with this ping pong table. Made of concrete, this sculptural, nuclear bombproof platform will last for like … ever. The net is made of heavy gauge stainless steel. The Henge brand works with cities to place these tables in public parks. If you’re near Tompkin’s Square Park in NYC, you can test the fresh tables they just installed.
This slick little aircraft is just a helicopter, right? Actually, it’s not. It’s a gyroplane, which combines the propeller of a heli with a fixed-wing rotor in the tail. A centrifugal effect from the rotor makes for smooth, stable flights even in high winds. But here’s the key—in the event of engine failure, you can still perform a controlled landing. That’s way better than exploding on impact. This new model offers side-by-side seating, an upgrade from earlier in-line designs, giving the passenger a much better view.
You’ll feel like a hillbilly Batman when you pull out of the cave on this beast. Cectek’s King Cobra ATV is clearly an aggressive, muscular design and has the balls to back up the body. It packs a single-cylinder, 4-stroke 500EFI motor delivering plenty of power for cruising or crime fighting.
The cost of space travel is going down, so are you going up? At $95,000 a ticket, a 2.5-hour suborbital flight on the XCOR Aerospace Lynx is less than half the cost of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space tours. The Lynx is a rocket-powered space plane blasting passengers 38-miles above the earth at subsonic speeds.
Are you ready for this? You sure? Okay, this is an electric motorcycle, um, superbike. Not quite the two-wheeled Prius you would’ve expected, right? Looks more like a Buellcati or a stunt bike from Tron. With no clutch and incredible torque you’ll go from 0-180 miles-an-hour like you’re floating on air. Full charge lasts nearly 300 miles. This is evolution, get on board.