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The Johammer J1 is a 125-Mile Range Electric Bike

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You ain’t seen nothing yet when it comes to electric bikes unless you’ve seen the Johammer J1. One thing that has discouraged a lot of people from going for electric motorcycles is the limited range, when compared to the gas-guzzling variety. You might argue that electric cars like the Tesla have great range for something that runs on electricity, but that’s because the fact that they’re cars means that they’ve got more space for batteries.

The Johammer J1 puts electric bikes back in the running though with its 125-mile range, which is way better than previous numbers. Its sleek and futuristic design and the fact that it looks pretty bad-ass is just icing on the cake.

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Halfbike is Essentially a Pedal-Powered Segway

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Want to ride a bike without actually, well, riding one? Sounds impossible but that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do with the Halfbike. As the name implies, it’s an alternative mode of transportation that’s inspired by the bike–or at least, half of it. It’s basically a pedal-powered Segway of sorts that comes with a single brake and a handlebar that looks like a gigantic joystick.

It was created by Kolelinia, who explains: “Halfbike is great for commuting and transforms it from a monotonous task into a vibrant part of our everyday life. It is suitable for short distances and in conjunction with public transport could be taken on board for longer trips. Halfbike is compact enough for an elevator, light enough to carry it on stairs and fits into spaces too small for a normal bike.”

The winning point has to be the one about portability for me, although you might want to go for a regular bike or a car, even, if you’re going someplace far. The Halfbike is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $899 will get you one of your very own.

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Commute Case Folds Open and Transforms Into a Scooter

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The Commute-Case looks like something you’d see on the Jetsons with its sleek and futuristic design. While it looks like some strange contraption to be used to wheel your briefcase around, it’s actually much more than that. It’s a compact electric scooter that folds into a briefcase or trolley when it’s not in use.

When you’re ready to go, just fold it open and scoot along. The Commute-Case weighs 27 pounds with a weight capacity of 275 pounds. It has a top speed of 12.5mph and boasts of a 25-mile range. Like most scooters, it’s weatherproof and comes with a manual handbrake.

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Bike For Two: Two Seats, One Bike

Two-seater bikes are uncommon but they aren’t exactly anything new. Or are they? Normally, two-seater bicycles feature one seat placed behind the other. The bikers are then expected to pedal in conjunction with the other for a smoother ride. That’s what YouTuber Marcin Zakrzeski’s two-seater bike expects bikers to do, too, although it offers extremely different seating options.

Instead of front to back, this particular two-seater bike features side-by-side seats. It’s a bike where both the riders are seated too close for their comfort. However, it does provide both with equal front views of the scenery, since the back rider has to keep staring at the front rider’s behind on the typical two-seater bike design.

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Why Not Transport Your Child Like He’s A Piece Of Carry On Luggage?

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Because it seems like a terrible idea, that’s why. The BRICA Roll ‘n Go Car Seat Transporter is a contraption that lets you take your standard car seat and turn it into… well, something that looks like a piece of carry on luggage. That way you can transport your infant through the airport (or the mall, or anywhere we suppose) with relative ease. Because strollers are hard, you know. A telescoping handle, rollerblading wheels and a simple fold-away design make this product appear like a good idea, until you realize that you’re going to be trailing your child behind you, out of view. Not to be overly cautious or paranoid, but it seems to us like a most basic requirement of child transportation to at least have him within your field of view. Granted he’s strapped in so he can’t just fall out… but something about it just feels strange. If you don’t share our hesitations, you can own the BRICA Roll ‘n Go Car Seat Transporter for $70.

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Thumbs Up For This Adult Sized Trike

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Just look at this thing: there’s your youth right there, all yours to recapture. The High Roll is a big and tough, adult-sized tricycle that features a pneumatic 26 inch front wheel, as well as molded plastic, 14 inch rear wheels. Why plastic? So you can drift and slide around, of course. The patent pending steel frame and fork have been tested to support grown men up to 6’6″ and 275lbs, and the alloy V-brakes are more than sufficient to stop them once they get rolling downhill. Sure, you’ll look a little strange if you’re a 45 year old man in a tricycle, riding down the street with a grin on your face… but should you care? We reckon that if you’re willing to spend the $600 asking price, you’re way past giving a damn what people think.

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Haters Gonna Hate: Here’s A Golf Cart Hovercraft

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You know you’re going to get all kinds of looks if you show up at the course in this monstrosity. But if you’re the kind of guy that’s willing to drop $58,000 on a hovercraft golf cart, you’re also probably the kind of guy that doesn’t give a crap.

Powered by a 65-hp twin-cylinder Hirth engine, its nine-blade axial-flow ducted fan propels the craft up to 45 mph and 9″ off the ground without harming grass, allowing immediate crossing of a pond or stream to follow-up a cross-water shot. The fan’s streamlined design minimizes noise, speeds up an 18-hole outing, and conveys four passengers beneath a lift-up roof and two golf bags in an open rear compartment. Motorcycle-style handlebars steer the craft, controlling its patented fly-by-wire reverse thrust system, which provides braking and backwards hovering up to 25 mph – the only hovercraft in the world to do so.

Granted, you’re going to have to find a gold course that even allows you to use this thing in the first place, but hey… while you’re at it, you may as well have one built on undoubtedly humongous estate, no? Save ya all kinds of hassles…

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Folding Backpack Scooter

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We talked about a carry on luggage with a fold-out scooter last February, and you guys thought it was pretty neat. But that one was almost $400, while the Glyde Gear FLY is about one fifth that much, and seems to do much the same thing. It’s got a 1550 cu in / 25.4L capacity, and is made from 600 Denier Polyester, whatever that means. The fold out scooter can carry a man weighing up to 200lbs, and the entire thing should fairly easily serve as a carry on in any plane. Granted, it’s not made by Samsonite and doesn’t look as slick as the $400 option, but $90 to have the ability to scoot around an airport, between gates? That’s well worth it, in our opinion.

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Both You And Your Kid Will Get A Kick Out Of The Longboard Stroller

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Are you going to be the boring parent that shuttles his child around in an old fashioned stroller? Four wheels and two handle bars cutting it for you? Yeah, we didn’t think so. That’s why we’re digging the Longboard Stroller. It’s pretty self-explanatory. It’s still under development, so the features and construction isn’t finalized, but it’s pretty clear that once it’s completed (or if), it’ll be one badass mode of transportation/baby carrier. How legal it’ll be, how much it’ll cost and whether it’ll even ever see light of day are questions we’re not able to answer at the moment. Feel free to follow the link below to find out more about the project.

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