The BMW group is developing a series of Vision Vehicles they expect to hit production within three decades. Their latest effort in this project is the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 ($TBD). The Vision Next 100 removes the requirement for any protective clothing including helmets. The rider is able to enjoy the elements and the acceleration of the motorcycle unhindered.The bike is made of a Flexframe that allows the bike to be steered without various joints needed in current bikes.The safety systems automatically balance the motorcycle even when stationary and corrects driver errors to avoid collisions. While Intelligent systems provide feedback that provides ideal lines and banking anglesAlthough this bike is only a concept BMW has every intention of releasing a version of it within 30 years.
Chevy has just unveiled its 2014 Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept ($30) at the 2014 Los Angeles auto Show. This futuristic racer was created by Jim Hall and includes cool stuff like a laser propulsion system.The engine consists of a mid-mounted 671-kilowatt laser propulsion system. The system emits lights pulses into a shroud which creates shock waves to generate thrust. Additional features include lithium-ion batteries, and an air-powered generator. The whole kit provides over 900 horses worth of thrust and is capable of going 240-mph, with a 0-60 time of 1.5 seconds.The driver lays in a prone position with their arms and legs splayed out towards the wheels. ThIS gives the feeling of flying and makes for an incredible driving experience.Now if all of this sounds out of this world, it is. Although the concept is on display, the only place you'll be able to drive this bad boy is in Playstation 3 Grand Turismo 6. The Chaparral will be available as an available upgrade to the iconic racing game. Check out the full press release here.
Luna sandals are made for the outdoors. I don't mean just strolling around the park, but made for hiking and running. The Luna Venado ($65) is a considered a street sandal. It's perfect for all of your outside activities including running on paved surfaces and ever so often some off-roading. Luna also offers other sandals which can take on any trails you throw at them. The Venado is handmade in Seattle. Has a 6mm Vibram neoprene sole and two footbed options. The MGT footbed is made for wet and muddy conditions and improves traction and durability. The Pittards High-Performance Leather footbed adds comfort and helps your sandals form to your feet. So whether you're looking for an everyday shoe or something that can take on the roughest trails, Luna has a sandal for you.Related: 23 Of The Best Men's Sandals
Enjoying time out on the water can offer the ultimate in relaxation and tranquillity, but the rowing back and forth can prove taxing. With the One-Person Electric Watercraft ($3500) you can say goodbye to sticky armpits from rowing yourself into a frenzy and simply bask in the sunshine as you kick back and relax in beautiful surroundings. The on board 12-volt motor takes off to a leisurely pace of around 4pmh, lasting for up to 6 hours on just one full charge! The high grade fiberglass construction and intelligent design means it can easily carry up to 320 pounds, making it perfect for mornings or even days out on the water. Imagine setting off to a sacred little spot to enjoy some music through the integrated sound system, whilst you reach for an ice cold drink from the built-in cooler. Experience an effortless trip on the sea, order today and be enjoying it in time for summer!
Angel Heart ($10) is an Alan Parker classic full of heart-pounding excitement, horror, and mystery. Starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, and Lisa Bonet, it follows Harry Angel and the problems he encounters with his new case. His goal is to find someone named Johnny Favourite. But that is not going to be very simple. Johnny doesn’t want anyone to find him. At first look, this may seem to be just filled with amazing scenery and details of the period. But that’s only part of the story. There’s more, much more. It’s about to get really nasty. This is one of my favorite movies form Mickey Rourke.
The Nomad Collapsible Soaking Tub With Coil ($999) allows you to take the comforts of home with you no matter how far off the beaten path you go. The Nomad can be setup in the backyard or folded down to fit in a 14" x 16" x 30" duffel bag and taken camping. It holds 225 gallons of water and measures 60" dia. x 24" h. The heater coil can be heated with propane, natural gas or firewood. It's made from 1.25" stainless steel tubing and uses thermosyphoning to circulate the water. If you're roughing it, they suggest using a pump like the Honda WX10 to drain and fill the tub.