9 Apr
22-kg, 45 km/h top speed, LED lights & Brooks leather grips

Fashioned after the Vespa scooter, the LEAOS is a sleekly designed advancement to the electric bicycle. Developed and handmade in Italy, this bicycle-meets-moped’s central feature is a fully carbon fiber monocoque frame, fork and well-designed handlebars —  the latter of which smartly hold the digital display. This carbon construction allows for an exceptional weight of just 22 [...]


13 Nov
A retro look back at high fashion, go-go girls & vintage scooters

Along with Vespa, the Lambretta became an iconic vehicle of the 1950s and 1960s when adopted by the UK youth culture known as the Mods. Originally manufactured in Milan by Innocenti, the Lambretta competed in cost and weather protection against the more ubiquitous Italian scooter. Dating back to the pre-WWII era, there’s a whole lot of history packed into [...]


2 Apr
354 HPs, 94 MPGs & 2 electric scooters for urban commute

BMW‘s future thinking i division unveiled its third concept this weekend in anticipation for the New York Auto Show — the BMW i8 Spyder. The Spyder is essentially the topless version of the previously released Coupe,with the same drivetrain and innovative technology. The BMW i8 Spyder Concept is a plug-in hybrid powered by a mid-mounted turbocharged [...]


1 Feb
The emissions-free sustainable appliance city bike

What some might deride as an abomination of design we think makes a pretty stunning urban transport. Sure BOXX corp‘s electric bike looks surprisingly like a well designed slim fit toaster, but the bike has the stats to make it a real city getaway option. The all-electric scooter is entirely emissions free, can carry 300 [...]


18 May
Limited edition homage to classic Matra Bagheera model

Last month we brought you Super Motor Company Scooters, a new retro-styled scooter manufacturer founded by Dutch cousins fueled with a passion for speed and love for old motorcycles. Now Super Motor has teamed up with Parisian boutique extraordinaire colette to create this limited edition homage to Courrege’s classic Matra Bagheera model. Aesthetically the edition [...]


13 May
BPG Motors' Uno III scooter/segway/motorcycle is more than meets the eye

We actually covered this Uno unicycle waaaay back in the early days of LIAS, when spring was in the air and our hearts were filled with childish glee (Motorized Unicycle Helps Nerds Look Cool…Somewhat…). Now that we’ve become jaded adults with souls cold and coal-crusted with resentment, the Ontario-born inventor Ben Gulak has managed to [...]


25 Apr
Three-speed 4-stroke bikes in 3 vintage-styled models

Super Motor Company was founded by Dutch cousins with a passion for speed and love for old motorcycles. After their daredevil era of countless accidents and near-death experiences during their racing days, they decided to create a series of small moped-like bikes, not quite as dangerous as their racers but just as attractive. The Super [...]


14 Mar
Trump your Vespa nemesis with retro Italian protection

Since first launching in post-war Italy way back in 1947, the Lambretta scooter has remained a landmark in 2-wheeled design. Sure Vespas may have a little more notoriety, but everyone worth their mod socks knows Lambrettas are where it’s at. So Heritage Helmets has set up a line of helmets to celebrate, well, the Lambretta [...]

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