The BOND Bike has a sideways-firing flamethrower to discourage other vehicles from getting too close (Environmental Transport Association)
A concept bike worthy of super-spy James Bond is set to go on show at Cycle Show 2010 in London next week.
The BOND (Built of Notorious Deterrents) Bike features a handlebar-mounted flamethrower, an ejector seat and a rear caterpillar track.
It’s been built up by Yannick Read of the Environmental Transport Association – who displayed a gold plated bike at the 2008 show – to promote their cycle insurance policies.
“The flamethrower fitted in the handlebars prevents overtaking motorists getting too close. The ejector seat disposes of thieves who beat the padlock and chain. And the bike – which would make Bond’s gadget inventor, Q, proud – also boasts a caterpillar track for smooth riding over potholed roads.”