pocket bikeThe Chronicle claims that these "pocket bikes" are the new hip ride in the Bay Area, well the article actually said that they are the "newest passion for wheel-crazy Californians!" Super, too bad the rider looks like he stole his kid's Big Wheel. The bikes can't ride on public streets and can only get up to 35 miles per hour. They cost anywhere from $200 to $500, which is a bit of a difference from the $6,000 to $7,000 for a normal motorscycle — but then again a regular motorcycle is actually good for something besides scraping up your knees.  Also you might not want to ride around in just any old neighborhood, we're thinking the mini-motorcycle might not have too much street cred. 

Coming soon: Robotic Fatteners