Where were we? Right. So can you possibly imagine a more noble use for that great public servant, the motorcycle, than to bulldog a disabled or illegally parked automobile to the nearest impound yard? The Retriever (from squeaky-clean Scandinavia) is essentially a Special Ops version of a tow truck, built out of an unsuspecting Honda Gold Wing. (We're guessing the conversion just might void the factory warranty.) Designed to lane-split through gridlocked cars that would stymie a conventional tow truck, the Retriever can maneuver to the very heart of a traffic blockage. The fold-out towing system deploys in about two minutes, and includes a set of wheels with disc brakes linked to the bike's brake system to handle the extra weight of the towed vehicle-a maximum of 5500 pounds. Maximum speed with a car in tow is just 20 mph, so the Retriever is limited to close-quarters urban missions.