A gas-powered, adult-sized big wheel? Count us in. The Green Machine ($75,000) is categorized as a three-wheeled motorcycle, but its looks — inspired by the classic pedaled tricycle of the same name — scream out "toy", even as its Harley-Davidson v-twin Evo engine pushes you along at speeds of up to 50 mph. Other features include a six-speed transmission, a range of 400 miles, and the ability to attract ridiculous amounts of attention. [Scouted by Scott]
Whoa. Is it the weirdest-looking motorcoach we've ever seen? Yup. But it's also the most luxurious. The Elemment Palazzo ($TBA) is the ultimate in wheel-based travel, offering a well appointed, tastefully designed interior that mixes clean, modern lines with classic flourishes, a fully automatic liftable flybridge lounge that pops out of the roof, a couch area that transforms into a bar at the push of a button, a programmed central control for one-stop settings updates, remote video access in case you need to go outside, and an automatic gangway. Basically, if you've got the money, and you've just gotta travel via roadway, you need to be travelling in this. [via]
We're not sure exactly what designing brakes has to do with designing helmets — beyond safety — but that hasn't stopped Brembo from bringing their high-performance chops to the world of headgear. Brembo Helmets ($TBA) come in two models — the chin-covering B-Tech and the open-chinned B-Jet — both of which offer features like the Automatic Fit Belt fastening system, a visor with added space and a wider visual angle for added safety, and a skin-friendly strap that won't leave the underside of your chin looking like it had an encounter with an angry Brillo pad.
Somewhere between a jet ski and a boogie board lies the Exo Watercraft ($TBA). Crafted from reinforced ABS plastic or carbon fiber, the Exo is a solid, lay down-style watercraft that's powered by your choice of a 3.5, 4.5, or 7Kwh electric engine and removable battery packs that run a silent water-jet propulsion system, letting you skim across the top of the water with speed and unnatural control, while creating no emissions and no noise. Just the thing for stealth beer runs from the boat back to shore.
Apparently someone decided that building four-wheel vehicles just wasn't enough. The Ford E-Bike Concept ($TBA) is the storied automaker's look at two-wheeled transportation, and true to typical automotive concepts, it features a tech-filled spec sheet that includes a trapezoidal frame made from aluminum and carbon composite, six-spoke V-design wheels, a hidden carbon belt drive system, a Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub, a Shimano Rapidfire shifter, an electric powertrain with a motor in the front wheel hub and a lithium ion battery, a range of over 50 miles per charge, and a handlebar-mounted display to keep tabs on the whole thing. As for when — or where — you might be able to buy one? Your guess is as good as ours.