By Andrew Liszewski
As a kid I was a big fan of remote controlled cars, trucks and planes and while I stayed on top of what was new and cool via a handful of different magazines, I never really owned what would be considered a ‘real’ RC toy. (i.e. non-Tyco) And even as an irresponsible adult I still can’t bring myself to spending hundreds of dollars on a high-end RC vehicle, but thankfully these days the cheaper versions seem to be just as cool. Take this Silverlit RC Ducati bike for example, thanks to a built-in gyro the bike is actually steered by the leaning motion of the small plastic rider, making it look slightly more realistic as it careens around your office. In fact here’s a video of it in action:
The 1:12 scale licensed motorcycle also features digital proportional steering, spring suspensions for those wicked jumps and the ability to adjust the throttle and braking response. It’s currently available from RED5 for about $95, and includes a remote that’s available in 2 different frequencies.