The Moped Grows Up (and Gets Expensive) with the M55 Beast

The M55 Beast hybrid bike, so named because it is beastly, will get you around town at a 40mph clip and is powered by nothing more than your ferocious peddling and the souls of small children.

The Moped Grows Up (and Gets Expensive) with the M55 Beast

Ha! A lie, but I wouldn't put soul harvesting past this monstrous, totally-for-sale construct, which boasts equal amounts of cold titanium and carbon fiber about its boxy frame.

The Moped Grows Up (and Gets Expensive) with the M55 Beast

The onboard motor (specs here) doesn't take over completely. Instead, M55 says it complements the rider, all the way up to the aforementioned 40 mph clip. Speedy!

The Moped Grows Up (and Gets Expensive) with the M55 Beast

Pre-orders start now, with final price being something between "expensive" and "very expensive." [M55 via Engadget]