Interest in ‘motorized bicycles’ is growing, and the Derringer is one of the best. This “neo-classical interpretation” of a 1920s-era board track racer is the creation of industrial designer Adrian Van Anz, who wanted to fill the missing link between his Ducati and his Schwinn. (We wonder if he’s seen the delightful Ducati Cucciolo?)
Power comes from a bang-up-to-date 49cc Honda four-stroke engine, which gives 150 mpg. “From the white tires, manufactured without the use of carbon black, to the hand made leather saddles with hammered copper rivets, each Derringer is a beautifully crafted objet d’ art. The finished product is a pure vintage racer, re-imagined for a concrete jungle.”
Thanks Scott Nathan.