Swoopy Human Powered Taxi Catches Attention, Advertises

Here's a fine idea, take the tried and true bicycle taxi and update it with such luxurious amenities as a roof, brake lights, and... what's this? GPS?! Once you've made those upgrades, give it snazzy bodywork with some nice flat adspace and pump up your profit margin! It almost made us want to be slowly chauffeured… » 10/25/07 3:15pm 10/25/07 3:15pm

Down on the Street... in Tokyo: Kei Cars

We delayed this as long as possible, putting all of you into crushing fits of suspense, finally we give the people what they want - kei cars. These loveable, huggable, sub-sub-compact cars are popular for many reasons. The biggest reason for the niche is that they avoid pesky tax and insurance rates by virtue of their… » 10/25/07 2:15pm 10/25/07 2:15pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco-D Concept Dump Truck

Well, that's not a headline you get to write every day. Our youths of digging holes to China and racing Tonka Trucks with a little brother in the dump bed have instilled a quiet respect for the rugged and purpose built nature of dump trucks. We could never have imagined one looking so hot. Unfortunately, the presser… » 10/25/07 1:15pm 10/25/07 1:15pm

Down on the Street... in Tokyo: Citroen DS21

Following hot on the heels of yesterdays all French PCH and ranking high on the list of things we would never expect to see here in Tokyo, this Citroen DS21 rocked our world while strolling through Ginza today. Extemely mint seems to be the only way old cars are maintained in the land of the rising sun, because this… » 10/25/07 12:15pm 10/25/07 12:15pm

Down on the Street...in Tokyo: Ford Bronco

There I was in Shoto, killing time while you grease monkeys were asleep, and hunting for weirdness when I spotted this establishment. Anything look out of place? Yeah, I know, my first stab was also a "Standard Deli" in the middle of this city, but that's not it. That fully tricked out 1971 Bronco being used as a prop… » 10/24/07 3:00pm 10/24/07 3:00pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Yamaha Sakura Concept Reveal

We're going to be honest here, the press package shots for the Yamaha Sakura didn't really get us in a huff. Something in them felt inauthentic, contrived even. I imagined a rocket designer complaining about doing a design only his grandpa would drive. In person, that's just not the case. This is a very handsome bike.… » 10/24/07 2:15pm 10/24/07 2:15pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Honda CB1100F Revealed

There are few two-wheeled death machines in the world able to exploit all of my personal weaknesses simultaneously — the Honda CB1100F revealed here at the Tokyo Auto Show, would have to be one such motorcycle. The live reveal shots in the gallery are pure sex on wheels. Those earlier press photos? They do this bike… » 10/24/07 1:45pm 10/24/07 1:45pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Fuel Cell Powered Suzuki Crosscage Revealed

There you have it folks, proof that if you lock engineers in a room with a bag of LSD, it's possible for amazing things to happen. Somehow the magicians at Suzuki managed to cram an entire fuel cell system into the skeletal frame of the Suzuki Crosscage. It is a bit on the awkward-looking side. But it's the tech… » 10/24/07 1:00pm 10/24/07 1:00pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Honda Unveils CB1100R

We already dropped a couple bikes on you, but we missed the first of the lot revealed here at the Tokyo Motor Show (so that's why they call it "Motor" rather than "Auto," eh?). Here are the first real life shots of the Honda CB1100R we first showed you on Monday and which was the first bike seeing the sheet ripped off… » 10/24/07 11:15am 10/24/07 11:15am

Down on the Street...in Tokyo: Mitsuoka Galue-ii

A combination of childlike curiosity and jet laggy sleeplessness pressed the more adventurous of us out into Tokyo's streets at 3:30AM for random exploration goodness. After wondering the winding and narrow roads, and being propositioned for many a "special massage" in Roppongi, I noticed this gem in Higashi, a… » 10/22/07 3:30pm 10/22/07 3:30pm

Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Toyota RiN Concept Car

Toyota's revealed a bevy of press shots of their new concept cars in the wee hours of the morning today in preparation for their official reveals at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month. First of the litter up this morning is the very golf-cart-like Toyota RiN concept car. Which is good it looks like a golf cart… » 10/10/07 8:15am 10/10/07 8:15am