When an off-road truck is combined with the looks of a sports car, Local Motors' Rally Fighter is born. Powered by a 50-state legal 6.2L V8 that sends 430hp @ 5900rpm and 424 lb-ft of torque @ 4600rpm to the giant rear wheels, it can hit a tire-limited top speed of 131mph on just about any terrain. It features a steel space frame / crash cage, along with the suspension travel and off-road prowess to stop a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition in its tracks. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
No, this isn't a variation on the hoverboard, but rather the slalom skateboard, which is propelled by a side-to-side skiing-like movement. Riders simply have to push off the ground, place their feet on either side of the back wheel, and lean side-to-side to propel the scooter forward. To stop, simply hold on to the built-in handle, and place a foot on the ground, similar to stopping a skateboard. Continue reading for a side profile image and more information.
Forget riding around golf carts, the Yamaha Viking is a 3-seater, powered by the classic 686cc unit, has revised air intakes, disc brakes and air injection systems that help it go anywhere. It comes equipped with the proven Ultramatic transmission, with dual-range operation and on-command 4WD with differential lock. Generous ground clearance and suspension travel make sure this SxS can really go places, even when fully-loaded. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City in under 2-hours could be a possibility in the future, with this Super MagLev train, developed by a researcher in China - the current fastest passenger-carrying train, Shanghai Maglev Train, only reaches a high speed of just 268 mph. By placing this train in a vacuum tube, the researcher eliminated speed limitations imposed by air resistance on regular maglev trains. Continue reading for another video, one more picture and additional information.
Now your mountain bike can be used as an all-terrain vehicle, thanks to the Ktrak rear drive kit and optional ski kit. If your bike has quick release hubs, there are absolutely no tools needed - just swap out the wheels with the rear track and front ski. It's made from reinforced nylon and sealed bearings, while weighing in at just 5-pounds. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.
The Greyp G12S is no ordinary electric bicycle, as its 19-inch frame, made from 25CrMo4 steel alloy tubes, contains just one battery unit to bring a substantial amount of power while weighing less than the typical dual battery designs. A full recharge (80-minutes) is good for 74.5 miles, and the bike itself has three riding modes. Riders will be able to hit a peak of 12kW in Power Mode, which enables you to achieve 43.5mph, and 250W in Street Mode, lengthening the battery life, but slowing the top speed down to 15.5mph. Pricing starts from $9,400. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
When motocross bike meets snowmobile, you get the Timbersled, which is basically a rear suspension kit that uses the company's lightweight Mountain Tamer rear snowmobile suspension to drive the track up front. The track is a Camoplast Challenger measuring 121-inches long, 12.25-inches wide and utilizes lugs that are 1 3/4-inches high. Everything comes assembled, so you'll just need some basic tools to bolt it onto your bike. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
A monowheel is basically a one-wheeled single-track vehicle similar to a unicycle. However, instead of sitting above the wheel, the rider sits either within it or next to it. The wheel is a ring, usually driven by smaller wheels pressing against its inner rim. Hand-cranked and pedal-powered monowheels were patented and built in the late 19th century; most built in the 20th century have been motorized. Today, monowheels are generally built and used for fun and entertainment purposes, though from the 1860s through to the 1930s, they were proposed for use as serious transportation. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the current stone skipping world record of 88 skips.
When you take a normal ATV, add two additional off-road wheels, you get the sleek Can-Am Outlander 6x6. Powered by a Rotax V-Twin 1000 engine that delivers on-demand 6-wheel-drive, paired with a CVT transmission with an extra low gear, this all-terrain vehicle boasts an SST G2 frame, anti-theft system, pre wiring for a rear winch, 800-pound cargo and a 1,653-pound towing capacity. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including an incredible look inside Space X's high-tech Crew Dragon vessel.
Russia's latest taxi is definitely one you don't want to mess with, as it's the BRDM-2 Combat Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle, or at least one that's been modified to roam the streets of St. Petersburg just like any other cab. It was manufactured in the Soviet Union between 1963-1989, and best known for its ability to tackle any kind of terrain. Weapons wise, the BRDM usually comes equipped with a 14.5 mm Vladimirov heavy machine gun and a 7.62 mm Kalashnikov's tank machine gun. Continue reading for another video and more information.