May 19, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres designs baby strollers

Bon Jovi used to write about riding steel horses. Now drummer Tico Torres is selling self-designed aluminum strollers through his Rock Star Baby company. The skinsman claims they’re ”absolutely” as groovy as his band. Does the tale of the tape agree?

BON JOVI VS STROLLER

SEX APPEAL
Ladies love Bon Jovi. Lead singer Jon is married but much lusted after, while guitarist Richie Sambora now canoodles with Denise Richards following a long stint as Mr. Heather Locklear. Torres himself was married to supermodel Eva Herzigova.

Boasting chunky tires — which Torres guarantees are not slippery when wet — and available in rock & roll black, the pram is one testosterone- exuding piece of equipment. ”Men like this because it is more masculine,” says Torres, who has a 2-year-old son, Hector. ”We’ve stayed away from the pink polka dots.”

MUSIC VERSATILITY
Last month, Bon Jovi became the first rock band to have a No. 1 country single with ”Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” featuring Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles (from the band’s 2005 CD Have a Nice Day). Says Torres: ”It’s comical, but awesome.”

The next generation of Rock Star Baby transporters will be able to play any type of music, thanks to built-in speakers for your MP3 player. Torres recommends classical for the very young and, of course, Bon Jovi ”when the kid gets older.”

AFFORDABILITY
Cost of tix for Bon Jovi’s three July Giants Stadium shows: $37.50 — $125.

Cost of the carriage: $499 (for information on where to buy it, go to gtbaby.com).

RECENT REVIEWS
”Musically, the Jersey rockers stick to their meat-and-potatoes power-ballad formula on Have a Nice Day. ” (ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY)

”I have not been this excited about a stroller since, well, the Quinny Buzz and Zapp! This stroller is hotttttttttt !!!!” (strollerqueen.com)

WINNER
The band! Sleek, hot, and musically versatile, Tico’s contraption may give Bon Jovi a run for their rock & roll money (or at least a brisk perambulation around the park), but — come on?it’s a stroller! Rock is about sex. Pushing around the biological consequences of that act? Not so much.

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