Known for their line of Vespa Scooters, the team at Piaggio know a thing or two about two wheel transportation. The Piaggio Electric Bike shows a keen eye for design and function, taking the compact 250W-350W electric power unit and hiding it behind the sprocket to greatly reduce impact. And the tech is well thought out as well, as owners have the ability to tether their smartphone via Bluetooth to the bike and unlock map routes, and training programs. It even acts as an anti-theft device and is entirely waterproof, making it an immediate standout in the evolving and expanding market.
Most yacht are built for sailing the tropics. While the Seaxplorer Expedition Yacht can certainly do so, it's also equipped to take you to the most remote waters on earth. Its patented hull design with heavy ice reinforcement makes it possible to break through ice, while the passenger areas are meticulously faired and offer an uncompromisingly luxurious voyage. Fully autonomous, it can stay at sea for up to 40 days at a time, is available in 65, 90, and 100-meter models, and can be customized to any activity you're interested in, whether it be exploring a deserted island via kayak, or exploring the deep via submarine.
Unabashedly urban-minded, the Gi FlyBike is an ideal cruiser for city streets. It weighs only 37 lbs thanks to an aluminum alloy frame, and has a unique design that folds up and back out in one smooth motion, so it takes up as little space as possible in your apartment/office. It integrates with your phone, uses it for navigation, charges it while you ride, and relies on it for an auto-locking feature that also lets you share the bike with friends via the app. The solid tires provide a smooth ride, and the 250 watt brushless motor gives you up to 40 miles of assistance on a single charge — meaning you get to where you're going faster, and with less effort/sweat.
Electric bikes are excellent replacements for gas-guzzling urban vehicles. They're also quite expensive. The Sondors Electric Bike is out to change all that. It's designed to handle any riding surface, with a 350 watt brushless motor, all-terrain tires, a top speed of 20 mph, and a maximum range of 50 miles with the high-capacity battery. Other available upgrades include a high-performance lightweight aluminum frame and a shock-absorbing front suspension fork for better handling and a more comfortable ride. Available in several different color configurations.
Can-Am's side-by-side offroaders are great if you're just looking to have some fun on the trails. The 2016 Can-Am Defender takes this expertise and applies it to actually getting stuff done. The new lineup is powered by a pair of V-Twin Rotax engines that have been tuned for maximum torque, giving them best-in-class towing and hauling capabilities. The 4-mode traction system lets you handle pretty much any terrain, and the four different models — the standard Defender, the DPS with dynamic power steering, the upgraded XT, and the all-weather XT Cab — ensure there's one to suit your needs.
You trust them to provide traction when climbing over trees, rocks, and other rugged terrain, so why not trust them on the pavement, too? Timberland Tires are a new option when outfitting your SUV with new rubber. They come in two models — the city-friendly Cross and the dirt-chomping A/T — and are made in the USA at a state-of-the-art factory. Better yet, they're good for the environment, as the materials used to make them also allow them to be recycled and live on in Timberland shoes after their time on the road is done.
Own a piece of aviation history with this 1958 De Havilland Vampire T55 Jet. Originally commissioned by England's Royal Air Force in WWII, the Vampire was the first jet to land on an aircraft carrier, and also the first to cross the Atlantic. This particular model was built in Switzerland, in service until May 1990, and is a trainer version, with two seats and dual controls. And since the main fuselage was made from wood, very few Vampires remain airworthy, making this one of ten or fewer left in the world that can still take to the air.
It used to be that if you wanted a military-style vehicle, you bought a Hummer. Now, you procure an Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Recently awarded a huge contract to replace much of the Army and Marine's legacy Hummer fleet, this lightweight tactical vehicle comes in two- and four-seat variants, uses the battle-tested Core1080 protection system to keep the occupants safe, and has a Tak-4i intelligent independent suspension to traverse rugged terrain, with 20 inches of wheel travel and the ability to raise or lower the suspension as needed from inside the vehicle.
Whether you're heading off road for an adventure, need extra space for your gear, or just want a cozy option for rest after a hard day of travel, Vintage Overland Caravans are up for the challenge. Designed in a classic teardrop shape, each caravan is built by hand and comes with features like an oversized door, hardwood interior, vintage style tail lights, a solar panel, a memory foam mattress, and insulation made from repurposed denim. All three models are lightweight, durable, and can be hitched to vehicles of any size.
What's the biggest hassle when it comes to air travel? Driving to, arriving at, and dealing with the airport. The TriFan 600 VTOL Plane aims to eliminate those steps by using three ducted fans to takeoff and land from areas no bigger than a heliport. Once in the air, the five-passenger aircraft closes a door over one of the fans and engages its dual turboshaft engines, reaching cruising speed in as little as 90 seconds and covering as many as 1,200 miles without refueling. It can also hit altitudes of over 30,000 feet, letting it fly over troublesome weather, and by landing vertically, it ensures you can go right to your destination — no rental car required.
You can use it for recreation, sure. But the U-boat Worx C-Researcher 3 Submarine isn't built for play — it's built for business. Scientific research, to be exact, and thanks to a huge number of available tools, it can collect samples and organisms, check water conditions, and create underwater maps, all while operating from a wide variety of vessels. It can also analyze the seabed, and thanks to new advancements in construction, it's the first transparent 3-person (one person, two passengers) submarine capable of diving to 1,700 meters, or well over one mile down, giving those aboard a view of the ocean most people only get to see on TV.
Get a little extra out of your next ride with the Siva Atom Bicycle USB Charger. This clever gadget attaches to your rear hub, transferring your momentum into energy you can use to keep your USB devices charged and keep the included, detachable 1650mAh battery pack juiced up. It installs easily, doesn't offer so much resistance as to slow you down, and is weather resistant, so you needn't worry about running over a puddle or two.
When it won't fit in your backpack, but you have to haul it using a bicycle, it's tough to top this Sidecar Bicycle from Horse. As easy to look at as it is to ride, this 3 wheeler offers Brooks England saddle and grips, 35mm tires, and a flatbed made of either hardwood oak or Coney Island Boardwalk salvaged from Hurricane Sandy. And the strong chromoly alloy steel frame can handle weight up to 100 pounds, allowing packages, surfboards, dogs, and even small children to ride along.
Given the lower rate of speed and lack of licensure requirements, it might seem that hopping aboard a bike after a couple drinks would be a better idea than driving — but it's still dangerous, not to mention illegal. The Alcoho-Lock is a new gadget designed to help prevent this reckless behavior. To use it, you need to breathe into a sensor hole on the side of the device. If it detects an illegal amount of alcohol on your breath, it won't unlock, and will also use the companion app to ping a spouse/friend/family member with your location to let them know that you're going to need a ride.
Whether it's for work or play, the Ubco 2x2 Utility Bike is equipped to take on whatever it encounters. The all wheel drive, electric motorbike features a lightweight structure combined with fantastic handling and excellent performance in all conditions. That combination, paired with the ability to haul over 400 pounds of weight, makes this electric bike a best in an off-road setting. The dual electric drives keep it smooth and quiet, while the built in Lithium-ion battery can go for as far as 62 miles on a single charge, and provide power outlets to charge your mobile devices or power tools while you ride or park.
It's still a bicycle. You can pedal it. But the point is you don't have to. The Bolt M-1 Electric Bike features an electric motor and rechargeable battery combo that gives you a range of up to 50 miles and a top speed of 20 mph in economy mode, or a top speed of 40 mph in off-road Sport mode, all with no pedalling needed. Each bike is passcode protected to deter thieves, and connects to a companion app to let you view speedo measurements and data, and wirelessly unlock the bike.
Based on the design of the Junkers F13, the world's first all-metal commercial aircraft, the Rimowa F13 Plane is a faithful throwback to the early days of aviation. Just like the original, which began production in Germany in 1919, this replica features a closed passenger cabin for four people, complete with upholstered seats, while the pilot and co-pilot sit ahead, exposed to the elements. Modifications were made to the tail unit, landing gear, and 450 hp Pratt & Whitney engine to bring the aircraft up to modern standards, but otherwise, it's your chance to have a flying experience that hasn't been seen in decades.
Named for the mythological horse who pulls the sun across the sky, the Keim Arvak Bicycle isn't really practical for moving celestial bodies. But it is ideal for moving you around the cityscape in style. The the monocoque frame is made from dozens of layers of white ash, laminated with a bio-based epoxy resin for added strength and weather-resistance. Other elements, such as the handlebars, seat, front fork, gear, and wheels are clad in black, making the bike at once both eye-catching and subdued. Designed and built in Savonnières, France.
The Silver Fast Superyacht would be interesting for its design alone, which incorporates a helipad, a glass-fronted jacuzzi, an indoor/outdoor dining area with sliding glass panels, and a full-on spa in a sleek profile. But it didn't get it's name for those reasons — it also happens to be the largest, fastest aluminium motor yacht ever built with conventional propulsion, with a top speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 22. It's also unusually shallow, letting it access waters many similarly-equipped yachts can't reach, offers accommodations for up to 18 guests spread across eight cabins, and has two 25-foot custom tenders hidden in the front under gullwing doors.