CELEBRATE WARM WEATHER FREEDOM WITH THE LATEST STREET, SURF, AND SAND VEHICLES
BY EVAN MONROE
Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet
Using the G-Class as its base, the G650 Landaulet adds an off-road model to the Maybach line, powered by a twin-turbo V12 and a four-wheel-drive system. The interior is covered in diamond-stitch, two-tone designer upholstery, and the rear compartment sits below an electric fabric top. Other features include folding tables, cooled/heated cupholders, and two 10-inch video systems.
Vespa Elettrica Electric Scooter
At last, a battery-powered Vespa! Details are scant at the moment, but the Italian maker promises availability in the first half of 2018—maintaining the style and handling of the original, and a recharge time of approximately one hour! Our best guess is $5,000 to $7,000.
This mini-sized pull-behind from the RV legend, made in Ohio, is big on features, with a versatile rear space that transitions between dining/living areas, plus a full-sized bed. There’s also a small kitchen with a cooktop, sink, and fridge, a bathroom with toilet and shower, and cargo space aplenty. And, since it has a base weight of just 2,585 pounds, you don’t need an SUV to haul it. $35,000
Tinnie 10 Boat
Featuring a wave-cutting triangular design in powder-coated aluminum, the Tinnie 10 measures just ten feet and weighs 173 lbs., but can carry two adults side-by-side on a Xorelupholstered seat. With a white oak deck, and either a 6 hp, 4-stroke gas or electric motor. Price TBA
1999 Harley-Davidson MT500 Military Motorcycle
One of less than 500 built, this unique hog is completely original. Powered by a Rotax engine, it’s outfitted in military green, with a plastic gun case and ammo panniers. It also has zero miles on the odometer, which means it’s entirely up to its next owner whether it ever sees street action. Bids start at $20,000
Moar Folding Electric Bike
This isn’t your average battery-assisted ride. A folding frame makes it easy to stow or carry into the office, eliminating the worry that comes from locking up outside. The battery slides easily in and out, powering not just the motor, but also integrated turn signals and other lights. A choice of either a 500W rear hub or 750W mid-drive motor, with Shimano gears. $1,000
Solaris Global Cruiser Yacht
Most yachts consume an enormous amount of fuel, but the Global Cruiser eschews traditional power for a mix of solar panels and alcohol turbine generators to keep internal batteries charged (the latter running electric motors that provide nearly silent sailing). Since the panels lend themselves to angular forms, the boat has a design that’s as attractive from the shoreline as it is in the water. $32.5 million