Impossibly Light, Totally Sleek Handmade Bikes Built by a Tokyo Shipwright


Sueshiro Sano, a ninth-generation shipwright, makes lightweight, bespoke wooden bicycles in his Tokyo workshop. His bikes, which take three  months to assemble and can cost up to $20,000, use Honduras mahogany and are custom built for a 100-percent tailored fit. They’re also impossibly light — a result of Sano’s well-honed boat-building methods More...

November 4th, 2013
August 13th, 2013

Infiniti supercar due within five years

  Infiniti’s halo supercar could be on sale by 2018, sources tell Autocar Infiniti previously showed the Essence and Emerg-e concepts to hint at how its supercar could look. Infiniti’s halo supercar More...

August 13th, 2013

BMW 1-series chases low emissions

  Super-frugal versions of the BMW 1-series likely to be sold with EfficientDynamics badge A series of super-economical versions of the upcoming front-drive BMW 1-series is in the works, and will likely be More...

August 13th, 2013

Mercedes-Benz teases 2014 GLA via design sketches

  Mercedes-Benz has released two design sketches of the upcoming 2014 GLA on its official Facebook account. We are about a month away from GLA’s launch at IAA so naturally Mercedes-Benz has started to More...

August 13th, 2013

Citroën set to launch ‘simple’ C-line brand

  First C-line model is to be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show The first of Citroën’s C-line cars will be shown at the Frankfurt motor show next month, according to company sources. The C-line will More...

July 12th, 2013

Next Skoda Superb to feature striking design

  Chief designer tells us next Superb will ‘give us plenty to write about’ Skoda is mid-way through a styling revolution instigated by Chief Designer, Jozef Kaban, who we chatted to at the launch of the More...

February 9th, 2013

Audi global sales up 16.3% in January 2013

  German carmaker Audi has reported sale of 111,750 vehicles across the globe in January 2013, a 16.3% growth compared to the 96,081 units sold in the same month of 2012. The company reported an increase of More...

January 31st, 2013

$3.4 million W Motors Lykan is the first Arab supercar

  Penned by a designer from Beirut, the Lykan was engineered with help from renowned European speciality automotive outfits Magna Steyr and Ruf, among others. Production of the carbon fiber two-seat coupe More...

January 29th, 2013

Mazda set to make a profit for the first time in five years

  Mazda is expected to make a profit for the first time in five years in 2013, according to its chief operating officer in Europe, Phil Waring. Key to the turnaround is the success of the Mazda CX-5, currently More...

January 27th, 2013

Ford Focus Electric is a bust, company offering $10k in rebates

  Ford had high hopes for the Focus Electric, but it appears their dreams weren’t grounded in reality as the model has bombed with consumers. The company only managed to sell 685 units in More...