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A New American Classic: The Halcyon 50 from Janus Motorcycles

Posted August 1st, 2013 by Design-Engine

The attraction to vintage is about more than just the past; it’s about embracing history as we look to the future. Creating a new breed of iconic out of their shop in Indiana, Richard Worsham and Devin Biek of Janus Motorcycles have captured the essence of vintage with the Halcyon 50. A moped enthusiast, Biek […]

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Motorcycle Toilet

Posted June 22nd, 2011 by justinanguyen

The Motorcycle Toilet This design of the good ol’ loo may expensively replace thin paper seat covers or those saran-wrapped seats that cycle through with a press of a button prior to excusing yourself. Because if these two technologies are not available, then why not utilize a motorcycle-inspired toilet designed by Nelson Ayala. And knowing […]

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CROSSKIX – Shoes of The future

Posted March 4th, 2013 by Design-Engine

CROSSKIX A former instructor at Design Engine has created a cool new style in active footwear. His design is currently running on KICKSTARTER Why CROSSKIX? Here are some questions we asked the designer of CROSSKIX Alfred Santillan. 1. What inspired you to develop a shoe (how many sizes are available?) 3-13 (mens and womens). I […]

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Oakley Launches Goggles with GPS, Bluetooth, Text Messaging, Jump Analytics, and More

Posted October 30th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Oakley has just rolled out what might be the goggles to rule all goggles. The technology-packed AirWave snow goggles have GPS, jump analytics, caller-id, text messaging, Bluetooth, and music controls, all available from a heads-up display. The first feature of these goggles is the heads-up display. Without this display, none of the other features would […]

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Lime to Relaunch in Denver
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Lime to Re-Launch in Denver

Posted September 18th, 2018 by Ariel Berchtold

Mobility Action Plan in Action Just a few short weeks after being removed from Denver’s streets, dockless scooters are set to make a comeback. Denver residents woke up one May morning to find hundreds of bright-green scooters strewn across the city. The scooters, part of  The Mile High City’s “Mobility Action Plan,” were put in […]

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VW XL 1: The Hottest New Diesel Plug-in!

Posted March 19th, 2013 by Design-Engine

One of the more notable cars that made a splash and garnered much attention at the Geneva Auto Show this month was the Volkswagen diesel electric plug-in XL 1.  More importantly VW has stated they will bring this long nurtured concept to market although in a rather limited run of 250 to be available exclusively […]

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The Bicymple is The Bicycle Simplified, Literally

Posted October 22nd, 2012 by Design-Engine

The Bicymple is, as its name suggests, an attempt to present the bicycle, simplified. And it’s an ambition that, on first glance, looks to have been fulfilled. Bicycle design is fairly static at the moment, and has been for some time. There are, and always will be, innovations in terms of the technologies and materials […]

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BioLite FirePit: Making Fires Toasty Instead of Smokey

Posted November 21st, 2017 by Eli Petrov

If you are an outdoors lover like me, you probably like to go camping , grill food, or sit outside at night with friends around a warm fire. Man has been doing these activities since he learned how to make a fire, and i’m sure once the initial excitement of this essential discovery wore off, […]

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G-pod’s Storage Container Based Off-grid Living Space

Posted September 11th, 2014 by Design-Engine

ong Kong and Australia-based company G-pod has unveiled a new shipping container home that it hopes will stand out from the sizable competition thanks to a novel expandable design that increases usable floor space significantly. The G-pod Dwell can also operate off-grid and optional extras include a rainwater collection unit and solar array. Not to be confused […]

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Repsol Honda Team Releases 2013 RC213V MotoGP Racing Bike

Posted February 6th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Leaders in racing technology, Honda launched its 2013 RC213V livery model at Campus Repsol recently in Madrid. Created for the Spanish driving duo Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez, the newest 2013 Honda Repsol will compete in 18 races in the 2013 MotoGP, beginning its pre-season April 8 in Qatar. Repsol Honda Team, created in 1955, […]

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Industry News

EcoXPower Powers Bicycle Lights and Charges Mobile Devices Simultaneously

Posted September 5th, 2012 by Design-Engine

EcoXPower by EcoXGear is another take on a concept which most Gizmag readers will be familiar with: harnessing the kinetic energy produced while one pedals a bicycle in order to convert it into electricity and charge a smartphone or similar device. Though we’ve covered several products of this nature in the past, such as Nokia’s […]

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The Undiscovered Option: The Diesel Electric Hybrid

Posted December 10th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Much attention has been given to electric vehicle hybrids such as the Prius and Volt over the past few years. However somewhat less attention to diesels as a whole. One option that has hardly been explored and remains completely unavailable in North America is the diesel electric hybrid. While the Prius with it’s petrol/electric hybrid […]

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Student-Designed Bicycle Device Designed to Save Lives

Posted May 1st, 2014 by Design-Engine

Many people are afraid of riding their bicycles on busy roads full of motorized vehicles, and it’s easy to understand why. Not only are bikes slower and offer less protection than cars, but they can also be more difficult for drivers to notice. A device invented by a British design student, however, could help level […]

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GE’s New “Smart” Wind Turbine

Posted May 17th, 2013 by Design-Engine

GE’s new 1.7-100 wind turbine, the second of it’s “Brilliant” series made it’s debut in Chicago at the WINDPOWER 2013 expo held at McCormick Place from May 5th through 8th. GE’s Brilliant series wind turbines have received much fanfare and attention and promise to be a significant step forward in improving the efficiency and viability […]

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Argon Employs Computational Fluid Dynamics In Developing Argon 18 Triathlon Bikes

Posted June 5th, 2014 by Design-Engine

Canada’s Argon 18 delivered one of the most unexpected but clearest category winners with their entry-level E-80 last year. Their new E-118 produces similarly standout performance at the premium end of the scale. Striking to look at and inspirational to ride, this chassis is going to be one to keep an eye out for this season. The E-118 […]

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Unfasten Your Seatbelts: The Google Driverless Car Is Here!

Posted January 29th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Much of the reporting about Google’s driverless car has mistakenly focused on its science-fiction feel. While the car is certainly cool, just watch the video below about a 95%-blind man running errands. The gee-whiz focus suggests that it is just a high-tech dalliance by a couple of brash young multibillionaires, Google founders Larry Page and […]

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The Best Racing Simulator in The World

Posted September 11th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Possibly the best racing simulator facility could be in France. In a dark room not entirely unlike the set for Blade Runner a genuine LMP2 test driver called Thomas asks some awkward questions. “Are you physically fit? Have you eaten recently? Do you need the bathroom?” Not really. Can’t remember. I didn’t until now. “The […]

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NEST – The Learning Thermostat

Posted January 3rd, 2013 by Design-Engine

Tony Fadell helped design the iPod and he ran the iPod and iPhone divisions of Apple for years. Nest has decided to reinvent a tech item that hasn’t seen much innovation in decades: the thermostat. According to Nest, there are a quarter of a billion thermostats in this country alone; 10 million more are bought […]

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Lightning Strikes Again: Fastest Electric Racing Bike to Hit the Streets

Posted September 14th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Electric Racing Bike Zero and Brammo are the two names that have already established themselves over the past few years in the fairly new and evolving field of Electric Racing Motorcycles. Both have emerged as leaders in the industry. Now, Lightning, a name which has earned reputation on the track for numerous first place and […]

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Coloured Glossy Acrylic Bathtub By Allia

Posted September 27th, 2011 by Design-Engine

Tired of the usual boring white bathtub? Well Allia has something in store for you. Very stylish, this bath is made from glossy red translucent acrylic. Adding originality to it, it is fixed on a specific metallic supporting construction. This bathtub give you the opportunity to relax and take care of your skin at the same […]

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