Transportation: Whoosh, Zoom, Splash

The various vehicles in James Bond's limitless arsenal of gadgets may seem like far-out props to many moviegoers. But not to those who have been paying close attention to what manufacturers and inventors have been up to lately.; Items:

∙ MINI MOTORBIKES. Lightweight (60 to 90 Ibs.) vehicles that fold up to suitcase size in a matter of seconds, the little two-wheelers can be stuffed into the trunk of a car, stashed behind the back seat of a private plane or carried in the stern of a launch. Some half a dozen models are already on the market. Typical is the...

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