Concept Bike Provides Electricity And WiFi

We live in an increasingly connected world, and some people can’t stand to be unplugged, even in the middle a strenuous physical activity. For those always-wired folks, the Levitation concept bike, with a mobile WiFi hotspot and on-board battery pack keeps you connected to the virtual world even on the go.

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Forbidden Fruit: New-for-2014 Honda Cross Cub 110

With more than 60 million sold, Honda’s Cub is a big deal, and it’s in need of a serious technical update. The new 2014 Honda Cross Cub is that update – and it promises to take the best of Honda’s Cub and mix in the best part’s of “my” generation’s Honda icon: the Ruckus. How does it stand up to those two?

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Video: Corpses From Hell Moped Gang vs. Ruby X

My long-standing claims that the antics of a moped gang (club?) like the Hell’s Satans or Corpses From Hell constitutes “green” news rests on 2 things. First, their bikes get about 100 mpg, which seems like big news in an age when GM is touting 30 mpg cars in its ads. Second, these guys and gals have found a way to make the “green” aspect of their mopeds totally irrelevant – they’re just sweet rides.

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Infographic: Number of Bicycle Commuters Skyrockets

If you live in a major city, then you don’t need to do much research to know that bicycle commuting is on the rise. You might be surprised, however, by just how quickly the number of bicycle commuters is rising. From 2001 to 2009, the number of bicycle commuters more than doubled, from 1.7 million to more than 4 million.

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Bike Nutters, Rejoice! Your King is Back With the Beachtrike!

Even though it’s just a set of renderings at this point, I believe in this side-by-side Beachtrike concept that promises ecologically sustainable bamboo construction along with its human-powered and “couples-friendly” design. It’s not vaporware. It will happen. I believe – because one of my bonkers, bike nutter heroes is behind it!

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Video: You Had Me At Rocket Bike

This blog is about gas, ultimately. How to use less gas, what to use instead of gas, and all that jazz. The usual suspects are ethanol, bio-diesel, electrons, and hydrogen-peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide? Watch this death-defying 160 mph rocket bike shame a Subaru STi and you’ll be a believer.

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Someone Buy Me a 2014 Honda Grom NOW (w/ video)

With top-shelf suspension components, brakes, and high-end tires backing up the bikes diminutive 125 cc dirtbike engine and 4-speed semi-automatic transmission, this little Honda should be gobs of fun. Scratch that …
The new Honda Grom promises to deliver the most fun you can have without an overwhelming karmic retribution getting portioned out by the cosmos.

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New York City: No Electric Bikes Allowed

The fine for riding an electric bike in New York City has increased from $500 to $1,000, preventing New Yorkers from adopting these bike/scooter hybrids. The increased fee was announced by city council member Jessica Lappin, who called these bikes a “scourge.” Tell us how you really feel, Jess.

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New York Bans Over Weight Riders From Bike Share Program

New York City is trying to lead the way in public health initiatives. Part of this initiative is city wide bike share program. The catch is you can only ride the bike if you are less than 260 pounds.

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