DTV Shredder: Gnarly tank-inspired skateboard
The DTV Shredder is a motorized skateboard that looks like a cross between a Segway, a skateboard, and Johnny 5 from the "Short Circuit" movies.
Instead of wheels, the device uses two continuous tracks of the sort you'd get on a tank, and is powered by a 15hp 200cc Honda engine. It looks pretty easy to use, too. Forward motion seems to be activated by twisting the handlebar grip and steering is taken care of by leaning left or right on the skateboard-type platform that sits above the tracks.
By using continuous tracks, the DTV Shredder is able to tackle a variety of terrain. It'll shred (that's gnarly skate talk for "traverse") all manner of surfaces including tarmac, sand, dirt, mud, or snow and can tackle slopes of up to 40 degrees and reach speeds of up to 30mph.
Read more of "," and watch a video of it in action, at Crave UK.