For reasons we can only guess at, the U.S. military has sharply drawn down their use of motorcycles. Might there be an alternative? Georgia-based inventor Andy Keel thinks so.
Way back in the '90s Keel was looking to create an off-road vehicle for his own use, and he wanted to combine his passions of snowboarding and dirt bike riding. After much tinkering he came up with theMotocrossboard, a sort of off-road powered skateboard. It combined the knobby tire style of an off-road motorbike with the leaning carve-abiity of a snowboard. After working out the mechanical issues, Keel had his 74-year-old father—who was not a snowboarder, by the way—try riding the thing. It was so easy to ride that his father picked it up in minutes. READ ON
MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 75th anniversary of "The Saw That Built America," the Worm Drive SKILSAW, SKIL Tools is auctioning off a custom daily rider chopper that was built to commemorate the milestone. The power tools company partnered with Paul Teutul Jr. and his crew at Paul Jr. Designs to design the chopper along with a second custom show chopper that was unveiled in Las Vegas earlier this year. Thousands of fans viewed the choppers as they toured the western part of the country stopping at over 60 events and most recently were on display at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
The 10-day auction of the daily rider SKILSAW-inspired chopper will take place beginning September 4 through September 14, 2012, when the chopper will be sold through eBay Motors. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Home Depot Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that every veteran has a safe place to call home.
Enthusiasts can bid and receive bid updates at www.SkilsawChopperAuction.com beginning now through the end of the auction. Find additional information on SKIL, the MAG-75 Worm Drive SKILSAW and images of both choppers atwww.skiltools.com or by becoming a fan of SKIL on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SKIL. Bidding for this one-of-a-kind, custom chopper begins at $25,000.
About SKIL Power Tools
SKIL Power Tools, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Ill, is a leader in portable electric power tools and accessories serving the consumer do-it-yourself and professional construction markets. Founded in 1924 with the invention of the worm drive SKILSAW, SKIL now delivers a complete line of power tools designed and engineered to help DIYers achieve home project success, while providing professionals durable, cost-conscious tools for the jobsite. For more information about SKIL Power Tools including information on where to buy the products above, visitwww.skil.com or call toll-free 877-SKIL-999.
About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century's worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 18,000 employees worldwide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment.
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Syfy recently aired a series of advertisements with the tagline ‘let’s imagine greater,’ celebrating the type of people who inspire their programming content and viewers–the curious and creative individuals who see the world a little bit differently.
One of the ads features Michael Czysz, creator of the MotoCzysz, a motorcycle that can reach speeds over 225 mph- without a drop of gasoline. Named ‘The World’s Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle,’ by Popular Science, the MotoCzysz reimagines what a motorcycle can be, pushing the limits of what’s possible in pursuit of fixing a problem: the dependence on oil. Michael and his family have built motorcycles for over one hundred years, evolving the recreation motorcycle into a high-tech, eco-friendly energy solution: Oil is finite, and we will not have oil like we do in the next 100 years. Imagination and innovation is the only way forward, this is in fact what’s going to solve our problems. READ ON
FROG’S LAST MOTORCYCLE CONCEPT CHANGED THE WORLD FOR THREE DECADES. NOW THEY’VE RELEASED THEIR NEXT.
If you know about Frog, and you think about their work in the '80s, it was synonymous with Apple--they were the ones who designed the cases for the Apple IIc and the first Macintoshes, not to mention Apple’s first tablet concept. But they were also busy dreaming up the future elsewhere. In 1985, Frog founder Hartmut Esslinger imagined a motorcycle that, while never put into production, would rock the motorcycle world and serve as a key bridge in the rise of crotch rocket aesthetic. READ ON