Our sponsor and benefactor Biker Leather Ltd has begun offering discount motorcycle leather three piece sets in the form of a rebate at the conclusion of every happy transaction. All of their premium motorcycle leather sets are being offered at around 10% off when you buy the full jacket, chap, and vest three piece set.
Here’s a novel concept: Design a fully electric motorcycle that gets 200 miles to a charge, goes 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds, tops out at 120 mph, and takes the force of a baby elephant to tip it over.
That’s exactly what Lit Motors has been doing with its C-1 self-balancing electric motorcycle, billed as the ultimate urban driving solution.
Based in San Francisco Ca, Lit Motors CTO Daniel Kim and his team have developed a prototype of the C-1 and plan to have it on the market by 2014.
The C-1 looks more like something out of the Jetsons than a motorcycle. It is fully enclosed (optional convertible or moon roof) in a steel unibody chassis with reinforced doors, and includes multiple airbags and a safety belt.
But the real kicker is the gyro technology. Two electronically controlled gyroscopes putting out over 1,300 ft-lb of torque keep the C-1 balanced at a stop, and although it will skid, it won’t tip or roll over, even in a collision.
Since it is classified as a motorcycle, C-1 riders will reap all the advantages, with its enclosed nature allowing you not to rely soley on your clothing for safety gear. Lane splitting, riding two abreast, utilizing the HOV lane and motorcycle parking spots combine with the economy and cleanliness of an electric vehicle, to offer the big city commuter big savings in both time and money.
In fact, the C-1 is aimed primarily at big city dwellers as a more efficient way to get around, and to those who commute to the city, with some estimates of time spent in traffic reduced by 50%. Another theory claims that if 10% of automobile drivers in California would switch to motorcycles, traffic congestion would drop by 40%.
So the big question is will the public buy it? With over 250 preorders at 24 grand a pop, that’s a start. Now if they can get some of that other 10% to buy in maybe they’ll have something there.
Check out the Lit Motors C-1 video on our google+ page.
Some of the items on sale in our Year End/New Years Motorcycle Jacket Blowout Sale are new, never before seen on this site. This Ladies Pistol Pete Motorcycle Jacket is just one of our newly added items.
Very similar to the Pistol Pete in our last post, this leather jacket is made from premium cowhide (top grain) and comes from a different manufacturer. Don’t let the color of the pictures fool you, they are both your typical black biker leather.
As you can see, the features of the jacket are almost identical to the mens Pistol Pete. It has the same heavy duty antique brass hardware, and also has the long slanted “pistol pocket”, suitable for toting around your gun, or even a small purse if you prefer.
This jacket also has two small airvents under both arms, and finely braided trim on the front and back. It comes equipped with a full sleeve zipout lining, and like the mens jacket, has waist straps that are adjustable for a better fit.
We are premiering many of our newly added jackets in our Year End Motorcycle Jacket Blowout Sale, mostly new styles for the biker ladies in out lives. Don’t miss out on the sale, it ends January 4, 2013.
Stay tuned for more newly added motorcycle jackets.
Our ever popular traditional brown leather motorcycle jacket with an embossed eagle on the back has changed colors. The manufacturer (Unik) has changed the tanning process on this jacket and it counterparts jacket without the eagle, eagle vest and plain, and the matching chaps.
They are calling it Vintage Brown Leather, and it is a much darker, richer, looks pretty black, deep dark brown. Sort of the difference between milk chocolate and dark chocolate. I mean I have seen the set in person, and your first impression is that it is black. It’s not.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a very well made and attractive set of leathers. It has antique brass hardware and a lighter brownish trim on the edges. Thick and rugged, excellent quality leather.
One problem with the lighter brown was that it was hard to get the jacket and chaps to match up if they were from a different batch. So far the Vintage Brown is matching up pretty good. They may have solved that problem.
Here’s a snapshot I took of the set in the living room (click to enlarge):