Sondors has cut its teeth on making cool ebikes from folding ones to downhill mountain bikes. The team has now ventured into the electric motorbike segment with its Metacycle. And it follows the same visually appealing style that the rest of the ebikes have.
The Metacycle features the brand’s exclusive cast “exo-frame” with a sleek, narrow profile, beyond anything previously available. The frame gives it a low and light profile weighing in at just a shade over 90kg, with an integrated, ergonomic saddle.
As the phone has now become as important as an appendage, the Metacycle features an integrated compartment with a transparent cover and wireless charging, so you can ride free with the option of staying connected.
It features a 4kW battery linked to a permanent magnet, alternating current hub motor providing a peak of 130 lb ft on to a top speed of 80mph for up to 80 miles on a single charge.
At the moment it is available in three finishes – Supermassive which is a stealthy black, Arctic which has the frame and wheels in a bold white or Naked Silver which is aluminium. It is available for $5,000 and you can reserve your spot for $100 which is refundable. Deliveries are due to start in Q4 2021.
Triumph motorcycles has revealed what it is calling its new chapter in the Roadster segment – the Triumph Trident 660.
Carrying a minimal design combined with its class leading technology and the might 660cc Triple engine that has had over 65 new components specifically for the Trident helping it produce over 81hp and 47lb ft in a bike that weighs 189kg ‘wet’.
If you are in love with the bike but haven’t yet got your A license, Triumph offers a kit to make it A2 compliant, restricting the peak power to 48hp and 51Nm. Once you have passed your test a dealer can easily revert it back to its original tune and performance.
The bike features a slip and assist clutch, riding modes for both the road and rain, switchable traction control, Showa forks, Nissin brakes with 310mm discs, Michelin Road 5 tires, and a new multi-functional instrument panel with a ‘white on black’ TFT display, all-LED lighting with a big seven-inch single unit with a Triumph badge incorporated in it up front, and anti-lock brakes.
The Triumph Trident 660 will start at £7,195 and will be available late January 2021.
Christian Dior, a brand known for creating impeccable high fashion pieces has recently mixed high fashion with ultimate streetwear – just look at the AIR Dior collaboration between Jordan brand and Dior. And now it has joined forces with what can be seen as quintessential Italian transport.
Vespa conjures up images of Italians enjoying life, riding through Rome without a care in the world and is now as much as a fashion icon as it is a mode of transport. These two fashion powerhouses both started in 1946 and have only now joined forces to create the limited edition Vespa 946 Christian Dior.
Due for launch in Spring 2021, the Vespa 946 Christian Dior reinvents this spirit of freedom, movement and expression that drives the two brands and of course ‘La Dolce Vita’.
Based on Vespa’s top of the line model, the 946, which was revealed back in 2012 and celebrated for its elegance, streamlined curves and technological innovation. Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior women’s collections, the Vespa’s monohull architecture and subtle graphic lines pay tribute to the heritage of both Dior and Vespa. Mix in those stunning gold highlights and you have the ultimate fashion accessory to ride.
Granted there is limited storage space, but the team have thought about that, a top case patterned with the Dior Oblique motif, has been specially designed to be fixed to the luggage rack and the model isn’t complete without a helmet adorned with the same iconic motif.
The Vespa 946 Christian Dior will launch in Spring 2021, with no official price as yet, and will be sold in Dior and Vespa boutiques around the world.