YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO: CARVER ONE
It tilts ... what's not to like, other than spilling your drink
The Carver stays upright at slow speeds so that you don’t get seasick while parking but above 7mph the hydraulic tilting system becomes active. It can move quickly too, leaning the body automatically at up to 80 degrees per second. There’s also space for a co-pilot under the fighter jet-style canopy, with a passenger seat positioned in tandem behind the driver.
There aren’t many about – around 200 Carver Ones were made between 2006 and 2009 before the company filed for closure. With a list price approaching £30,000, an expensive (albeit rather wonderful) toy such as the Carver wasn’t able to survive the recession. Seems it holds it value well though, with the example we’ve found for sale here advertised at £32,995.
You’re just a little bit tempted aren’t you? Alternatively, you could save a bundle of cash and try your hand at a tilting vehicle of the two-wheeled variety.
Why you should: Excellent for doing Valentino Rossi impressions without getting wet – or falling off
Why you shouldn’t: Not exactly cheap for a toy
See the original advert here.