Is it a car? A helicopter? A plane? Actually, the Pal-V One ($TBA) combines elements of all three. This three-wheeled gyroplane drives like a sports car on the ground — with an 8-second 0-60 time and 112 mph top speed to prove it — but in just minutes, the single rotor, propeller, and rear wings extend, enabling the vehicle to take off and land in very tight spaces, while travelling up to 4,000 feet under the power of the flight-tested gasoline engine, and flying up to 300 miles away. Hitting the friendly skies near you in 2014.
Who said electric bikes had to be slow? The Specialized Turbo Bike ($TBA) is focused squarely on speed, capable of gliding at nearly 28 mph, while charging in a mere two hours. Other features include track-ready looks, a battery that's integrated into the down tube, thru-axles in the front and rear, internal cable routing for a clean look, Magura MT Carbon hydraulic brakes with carbon levers, a custom alloy fork, an electronic interface, and LED lights, all controlled from a wireless computer that keep track of your speed, distance, and even your heart rate with an ANT+ accessory.
Think scooters are just for the city? Think again. Designed for comfort both in traffic and on twisty country roads, the BMW C 650 GT Scooter ($TBA) features a 60 hp, 647cc engine, a CVT transmission, a stainless steel exhaust, a hybrid tubular steel and diecast aluminum frame, disc brakes at both the front and rear, an advanced instrument cluster with integrated LCD and analog speedometer, a large seat and high handlebars for more comfort on the road, a large, electrically-adjustable windscreen, and twin headlights with an LED rear light assembly.