When we think about motorcycle the first image that comes to our mind is probably a Universal Japanese Motorcycle. However, there is another world of bikes that is totally different than what a motorbike normally looks like. Today, we are going to introduce you some alternative motorcycles that will completely change the concept you have in your mind about casual bikes.
The Ryno electric unicycle integrates motorcycle-like steering geometry that uses accelerometers and gyros to accelerate, brake, and help you stay balanced. The Ryno offers a 20-mph top speed and an estimated cruising range of 20 miles from its lithium iron phosphate battery. It is expected to hit the market in early 2013 with a price tag of $4500.
BRP Can-Am Spyder RS-S
The BRP Can-Am Spyder RS-S with its FOX Racing Shox front suspension, muscular 998cc Rotax V-Twin engine and proven Vehicle Stability System give you one heck of a ride. This Canadian-built bike is possibly the techiest way to hit the road on three wheels and starts at $16,499.
The Uno is an electric-powered vehicle Built by Ben J. Poss Gulak. It’s got just one control —a power switch— and everything else is done by leaning, which must make for one hell of an adrenaline-packed ride. Inspired by the success of Bombardier, Gulak says his Boston-based BPG Werks has presold 5000 Shredders.
MonoTracer is a powerful motor sports vehicle that combines all the benefits of a sportcar and motorbike. The Swiss company’s aim was to offer speed freaks an energy-efficient way to get their kicks. Powered by a four-cylinder BMW motorcycle powerplant, the Monotracer is capable of achieving 65 mpg at a constant 55 mph.
The BOXX Corp’s electric bike is just about a meter (39 inches) long and looks like an odd sort of cross between a piece of retro luggage and a giant-sized camera. It promises to move you up to 80 miles (129 km) on a single charge at a top speed of 35 mph (56 km/h) and comes with a price tag starting just under US$4,000.
The Piaggio MP3 is a tilting three-wheeled scooter from the Italian manufacturer Piaggio. The MP3’s underseat storage and tall windshield make it a surprisingly effective commute weapon. It weighs 538 pounds and costs $8,899–more than many midsized motorcycles. Smaller versions, with 244 cc and 399 cc engines are available for $7,199 and $8,699, respectively.
Campagna T-Rex 14RR
Sharing the namesake of the most ferocious predator to ever live, the Campagna T-REX 14RR has some living up to its moniker to do. Based on its specs, it lives up to it well. Fitted with a Kawasaki 1,352cc inline-four that pumps out 197 horsepower, and a sequential six-speed gearbox, the T-Rex 14RR accelerates from zero to 60 mph in a voracious 3.9 seconds and hits a top speed of 230km/h.
Sbarro Pendolauto Concept
The Sbarro Pendolauto concept looks like a narrow quad, but leans like a motorcycle. Sbarro’s machines are more about style and rarely about real-world but still capture our fancy with its clear wheels, form-fitting body, and leaning four-wheel design.
Evolve Xenon Lightcycle
The Xenon bike is driven by a powerful 40,000W electric motor and gets its juice from a lithium-ion battery system. Evolve Xenon motorcycle features 32-inch hubless wheels, along with a handcrafted fiberglass frame and cool blue lights made from OLEDs. The Xenon – which boasts a top speed of 100 mph – has an approximate MSRP of $55,000.
Bonus: PAL-V One
Dutch-built PAL-V One flies like a gyrocopter, with lift generated by an auto-rotating rotor and forward speed produced by a foldable push propeller on the back. When used as a car, it’s able to cover about 750 miles on a tank of ordinary gasoline and uses a “patented, cutting-edge, tilting system” to handle curves like a motorbike. Top speeds of 112 mph on land and in air mean it’ll keep up with traffic in either situation. It will have a price tag of $279,000 with the first deliveries expected in 2014.