This animal-shaped autonomous racing bike of the future fears no G-forces!

If you also believe in the future of autonomous driving, then taking humans out of the equation has many benefits. First of all it much safer (Romain Grosjean’s crash in last season’s F1 Bahrain GP is a shocking example), the aerodynamics of the vehicle are much better (the drag created by the rider in case of bikes is eliminated), and the possibility of reaching break-neck speeds that cannot be humanly possible to achieve due to the limitation of human body’s endurance for g-forces. The sport of professional racing is even more dangerous in the case of bikes. Reason enough to give autonomous bike racing a well-needed boost.

The Armadillo by Christian Grajewski is a motorcycle concept that’s envisioned in the Moto Ai X Championship – sometime in the future – for high octane racing to thrill the online fans or crowds at the autodromes. The idea’s uniqueness culminated from the fact that the designer imagines the bike to be the character with an arm, legs, body, and head. To be fair, it indeed looks like some creature, ready to wake from its slumber – boiling to chase down any prey on its two wheels. Since the ride is fully autonomous, the seating position has been done away with – giving it a definitive creature-like shape. It’s more like a swan ( I guess the designer imagines it as an Armadillo) on two wheels, one wheel is bigger than the other for optimized front wheel grip on the road, especially while taking those chicanes.

Tires of the Armadillo are heavy treaded indicating, the motorbike is made for dirt tracks as well. The swingarm of the bike also indicates high-speed racing character, as it is quite thick and reinforced. Along with these unique elements, the ride looks made for the future-ready era of racing to excite the fans with unbelievable maneuvers – on and off the track!

Designer: Christian Grajewski

This ultra-boxy electric moped bike is designed for shopping, groceries and a day out in the city!

Electric bikes are the way to go in the future, and already the metamorphosis is happening as we transition from fuel-powered vehicles to clean electric ones. Carota Design has demonstrated in the past how an electric bike of the future could look like, and now the design studio leaves us with another refreshing EV blueprint worth the attention. Christened the E-motocompo, the electric commuter is built for short city rides seeing the extent of traffic congestion that’s not going to unclog anytime soon.

The electric bike looks a bit unique with its rectangular-shaped body frame, but the idea here I guess is to reduce the body mass from the sides for high maneuverability in tight spaces. In fact, it is so rectangular in shape, to be practical for demanding urban commuters it needs to have a hint of muscular contrast. High seating position (it could have been designed a bit better) and the handlebars indicate strict city ride aesthetics with a grocery carrier on the front. E-motocompo is a single rider moped bike with space on the rear to store things like your helmet or other stuff.

When it comes to charging up the ride, simply plug in the EV charging point on the top of where the bike tank usually is. While this ride needs a slight makeover, things are looking promising, as far as seeing one on the roads (that’s similar to Carota design’s iteration) in the near future goes.

Designer: Carota Design

 

This Bugatti superbike’s voluptuous form factor and aquatic aesthetics makes it the perfect fit for Aquaman!

Bugatti has created a niche for itself in the high-performance automobile market with iconic supercars that the best of the best swear by. So how about taking a detour for a change, and see what a Bugatti performance bike of the future would look like? The brainchild of designer Patrick Pieper, this is the Bugatti Vitesse superbike that’s in a league of its own. Why I say that, well, first of all, the looks are unlike anything seen thus far. Secondly, the core design idea behind this two-wheeled monster ride imbibes in a story of its own. Virtually merging a “classic look with the latest technology and a lot of attention to detail,” as Patrick told us.

According to him, it all began when he took up the #bugatticonceptbikechallenge on Facebook for a motorbike challenge done by Bugatti enthusiasts around the globe. At that time, he made a 2D side view of the concept bike. Then after a very long lull, he decided to update it as a 3D Model with a vision to set the story on the salt flats of the Bonneville Speedway. According to Patrick, the core idea for this unique creation is to fuse the modern aesthetics of Bugatti with the nostalgic elements of the 1930’s race cars and bikes. Inspiration for the Bugatti Vitesse design comes from the 2015 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept as the c-shaped rear of the car now takes the form of the bike’s front cover. Patrick also emphasized the inspiration of the contoured aesthetics from the Mallard steam locomotive which apparently holds the speed record for steam locomotives to date. By looking at the design, it brings to mind a whale, or a large aquatic creature, worthy of the ruler of the seas!

The middle section of Vitesse done in light blue highlights the heritage of classic Bugatti race cars from the 1930s – the air vents and chrome fuel cap clearly adopt those traits. Moving on to the fuel tank and the seat column, they are milled from a single piece of aluminum – much like the taillight of the Chiron. The rear wheel is held in place by the carbon fiber clasps, and the apparent long wheelbase ensures a balanced smooth ride at high speeds. Overall, the concept bike is a true example of what a Bugatti superbike of the future could be like!

Designer: Patrick Pieper

 

BMW Ki Concept is an electric café racer for urban Wild Hogs

Concept bikes come in all sizes and shapes, and only a handful of them manage to impress with balanced aesthetics that have a chance of making it through past the blueprint or even prototype stage. Likewise, a café racer adds to the charm of an existing motorbike model for diehard biking enthusiasts – optimizing it for speed, balance, and design aesthetics. Salvatore Ville, a car designer at Tata Motors, takes his bikes seriously, probably why he embarked on modifying the design of a BMW K100 into an attractive café racer.

Salvatore says he wanted to give the bike a sensual appeal by giving it sexy proportions. According to him, the BMW Ki Concept embodies the aesthetic heritage from the yesteryears, in a shape that’s not limited by the norms of the law. The bike is powered by an electric motor and manages to retain BMW’s DNA in totality. The fat rear wheel promises superior grip at high speeds and better handling while cornering chicanes. The beefed-up muscular body done in dual tone of black and silver lends BMW Ki a contrasting personality, complemented by the all-black rims at the front and the silver ones on the rear wheels. While the front wheel has a very classic feel with the wheel spokes visible, the rear is done in a contrasting modern tone.

This concept elevates the classic appeal of the BMW K100 to a level of modern charm – like in the headlight, which is so modern. Rightfully, BMW Ki Concept deserves the attention to one day actually make it past the drawing board as a real café racer machine powered by clean electric energy.

Designer: Salvatore Ville

Segway’s hydrogen electric hybrid bike is a more chubby, Tron-esque motorbike design!





If we believe Segway, the future of mobility is going to be powered by hybrid powertrains – at least for motorbikes. And not your usual hybrid, it’s going to be a hydrogen-electric powertrain for minimal environmental impact with the maximum power output. After experimenting with the clumsy-looking electric-powered Segway Apex unveiled in 2019, Segway has again dropped a bombshell on the automotive community in the form of a Segway Apex H2 hybrid bike. The machine is going to be a hydrogen fuel cell-driven monster with a reworked frame bestowing it with a futuristic design that is rounded enough to keep it from being extremely aggressive/ edgy design with the neon rings on the wheels embodying a definite Tron vibe.

The highly combustible fuel (we are talking about hydrogen, right) is the way to go for the future, and Apex H2 wants to leverage it, just like the hydrogen fuel cell hybrid cars. The machine will have hydrogen gas stored in the tanks which will be converted into electrical energy to power the electric motors.

From what we see here, there isn’t any visible hub motor to actuate the rear wheel. It’s left only to the imagination that Segway might be onto something innovative here. The mean-looking suspension forks make the Apex H2 a predator on the prowl to eat down the miles of freeway. It’s kind of floating as front wheels are attached to a single-sided front swingarm (to match the one on the rear), and a well-disguised monoshock setting. The sporty aesthetics continue to the steering mechanism neatly tucked in the stellar body of the machine under the tank. Those flowing sharp lines, and the chiseled look, actually makes the Apex H2 futureproof when it finally makes it to reality – it’s so irresistible.

According to Segway, the motorbike will churn out 60KW (80 hp) of meat for an acceleration of 0-62 mph in flat four seconds. The top speed will also be right there at the sweet spot at around 93 mph. All this signals a performance machine coming our way in 2023. Yes, Segway says, they are on track to bring the Apex H2 to the motor enthusiasts for an estimated price tag of $10,700.

While the price tag might surprise you, as it’s not very high, it signals Segway’s intention to make it a practical performance road bike. Of course, having hydrogen fuel stations is one question still leaving a lot to the imagination, the bike for now is your best bet to ride an urban mean machine to enchant the crowd. It has that Cybertruck-like masculine character to make anyone go weak in the knees!

Designer: Segway-Ninebot

Sleek futuristic product designs that are too good to be simply concepts!

April Fools’ Day is right around the corner, a lot of us are gonna be pranked by our friends or some or the other mischievous joker in our lives! In an ode to this prank-filled day, we’ve created a special collection of designs for you. These are a bunch of concepts, seemingly so real, cool, and mind-blowing that they’ll almost have you convinced that they’re actual tangible designs. These too good to be true designs are the epitome of innovation, creativity, form, and functionality. Not to forget, their dynamic good looks and aesthetics that’ll make you wish you could instantly buy them. Did these concept designs manage to fool you? Did you truly believe they’re real products that are available on the market? Have a look and see!

If it were up to King T’Challa, the MIMIC e-bike would be fitted with vibranium tech, but we’re going to stick to an electric power-train for now. This crouching-jungle-cat of a bike is a concept designed by Roman Dolzhenko. Outfitted with what looks less like a body and more like armor, the MIMIC e-bike comes with a rounded, Tron Light Cycle-inspired form with rounded elements and just an overall absence of straight lines or sharp edges. The e-bike has a dual-lamp headlight fitted on the front, looking almost like a menacing pair of eyes, and a dashboard that lays flush against the e-bike’s curved panther-esque body. Other noteworthy details include a cantilever seat, inverted handlebars with the brake levers facing the rider, and a three-hexagon logo on both the front and back wheel, a detail that pays tribute to Daniel Simon, designer of the Tron Light Cycle, who uses a similar hexagon insignia to mark his designs.

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Ring is an adjustable, custom-made prosthetic leg designed specifically for transtibial amputee children in developing countries to help reduce costs while bettering their quality of life. The conceptual prosthetic leg aims to make the otherwise rigid medical equipment more flexible especially to fit seamlessly in the life of a growing child. The user will wear the leg and it can be adjusted it as they grow to make sure the fit is always optimal and comfortable. “Ring achieves this thanks to an adjustable foot portion to ensure an optimal stride as well as the upper portion that can be paired with additional rings to suit the person’s body as they grow and develop,” says Jeremic. Ring is a conversation starter that addresses the need for more modular healthcare equipment.

This conceptual Samsung dog bot replaces the dog’s features with a screen, so instead of a confused head tilt the face aka screen of the robot will show you a question mark. If the tech giants are to make a robot dog, using a screen as an interactive interface will save a lot more material than using plastic-like materials to replicate the real build of your pet. With the rapid rate at which AI is growing and the conceptual renders show, the dog bot will be able to chase balls and give you a leaping welcome when it senses your arrival. It is interesting how the design is so futuristic and yet when you look at it, you can tell it was made to resemble a dog. You may not even have noticed that the ‘tail’ is missing and yet our brains have evolved to associate emotion with robots.

The Constrained Ball by Gihawoo Design is one of those concepts I can easily see myself buying from a late-night infomercial. I’m not saying it’s bad but the novel approach to a simple kind of problem is endearing. Fitted with a gasket, the gadget helps you draw straight lines and indicates the length. OMG, is this the end of the ruler’s dominance?!? No, but I quite like this concept. I’m a stickler for drawing straight lines. It’s either gotta be straight and perfect or it’s a no-go for me.

The idea of a watch has always been to deliver the time to you in a quick manner so you can go about your day. The usual interaction is just to glance at your watch and get on with business, but the INK-MAGNETIC watch takes a much more different approach. Rather than telling you the time so you can rush to complete your tasks or get the day over with, the Ink-Magnetic watch captivates you and helps you appreciate the seconds and minutes rolling by. The watch makes use of a ferrofluid chamber in its face, while magnetic hands manipulate the liquid from behind the scenes, creating a dynamic Rorschach-test-inspired piece of art that also happens to tell the time. In doing so, the Ink-Magnetic watch hopes to get you to pause for a bit and reflect on the beauty of time, instead of rushing through your day and not appreciating it!

The Flexbook is like a laptop met a sandwich. Unlike most laptops, which have a two-part design connected via a hinge, the Flexbook has three parts. The main body, comprising your motherboard, electronics, ports, and keyboard… and around it, a two-part flexible screen that sandwiches the keyboard in the middle. The Flexbook can be traditionally used as a laptop with a 3:2 12.6-inch display, simply by opening it and using one half of the screen, or as a massive Wacom Cintiq-style tablet PC with a neat 4:3 17.8-inch touchscreen. This interchangeability is what makes the Flexbook such a unique laptop because it can alternate between being a laptop and a tablet, much like the Microsoft Surface, but with the advantage of a massive 17.8-inch screen in the form factor of a 13-inch laptop.

I’ve never paid much attention to pencil sharpeners. Simply because I consider them as a wholly functional product, which tends to create a mess, and lack any aesthetic value. However, designer Jiachun LV is here to prove me wrong. Jiachun’s Bowl Sharpener is shaped like a cute little soup bowl! The base of the bowl consists of the actual sharpener opening, through which you slip in your pencil, and begin to sharpen it. As you sharpen your pencil, the pencil shavings and the lead residue are stored in the bowl. If you’re sharpening color pencils, the different colored shavings create a beautiful visual! Since all the shavings have been collected in the bowl, it is relatively easy to throw them away. The sharpener’s bowl-like form ensures that the waste can be discarded in one go. No more shavings going astray, only to be found in some dingy corner of your desk.

Created as an homage to the classic Bugatti 57, the Next-57 celebrates every inch of the vintage car by modernizing it, exaggerating it, and making it even more beautiful. The result? A chariot fit for a king, with an incredibly elegant long body that tapers off at the front, exposes the axles on the front wheels, giving a chariot-like appearance, along with an interior that’s ensconced in luxurious red suede. The black and red combination is a statement in their own right. Giving the car its mysterious, million-bucks appearance, the chariot’s gloss-black exterior is a magnet for sharp highlights and high contrasts, making it look like a jewel on the road. The car’s long body starts with its edge-lit headlights, sitting between the externally-placed wheels. The wheels are covered by fenders that half-cover it, revealing the luxurious constellation-inspired rims behind, that shine and rotate as the wheels turn.

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When you think of vacuums, there are probably a few images that come to mind – the engineering aesthetics of Dyson, the loveable face of Henry the Hoover, or the old reliable clunky hard-shelled Bosch and Siemens of the past. Well, what if you were to take the brilliance of both the emerging Chinese and Korean design languages and transform the handheld vacuum – you’d stumble upon the Handy Vacuum Cleaner designed by Myeonghoon Lee & Yubin Choi. This product is edgy, coming off as intimidating almost, something that you would pick up in the toughest of situations and never bat an eye. This handheld vacuum is a dust-royer. The cyclone and motor located just under the handle, have a visual appearance like that of a futuristic concept bike, adding a subtle flair with the orange highlight. There is one area that I feel Lee and Choi rushed, which was the charging unit. With the Dyson handheld vacuum, the charging unit can be mounted to a wall, like that inside a closet, and the interaction of docking the vacuum is an effortless process, a carefully thought out one.

The concept dubbed ‘Tesla Model C’ is a rare combination of road safety, driving comfort, compact size, and driving dynamics! The duo put a lot of thought into designing the bike concept with a driver sitting position adopted from the four-wheelers. The steering column of the revolutionary ride extends out horizontally like that of an F1 car in handlebar-like form for superior grip at all times. The motorbike aesthetics are evident in the shape of the rear swing-arm and the two wheels’ positioning. Perhaps, the most exciting bit of the design is the flexibility in the parked position, which allows the driver to comfortably get out of the Tesla Model C and decreases the vehicle’s footprint for parked spaces. Now, isn’t that ingenious or what!

The Top 10 Cool Stuff we at Yanko Design discovered and loved in 2021!

We’ve seen a huge influx of cool designs in 2021! These three months have brought us some really innovative, exciting, and heart-racing designs that have got us wondering….what does the remainder of the year have in store for us? Almost every design we came across had us intrigued for various reasons, though it was a tough task, we’ve finally put together a collection of designs that we felt were the best of what the start of 2021 had to offer! Each of these designs is the result of the blood, sweat, and tears of an array of amazing designers. From the world’s first paper disposable razor to a menacing Dodge Viper GTS concept, these designs are highly functional, cater to various problems, provide unique solutions, and of course… are VERY COOL!

Say hello to the Paper Razor, a sustainable alternative to the disposable plastic razor. The Paper Razor, as its name suggests, comes with an all-paper body and sports a metal blade-head on top. Designed to be flat-packed, the single-use razor comes completely unfolded and can easily be put together in a matter of seconds by merely folding in the sides and the top to create a rigid, ergonomic razor with a grippy handle. Its origami-inspired design gives it as much strength and maneuverability as a plastic razor while minimizing the use of plastic by as much as 98%. The result? A razor that can be easily flat-packed and shipped, used and then disposed of… safely, of course.

 

Carved entirely from sustainably sourced timber and not compatible with plastic building blocks, Mokulock works in the same way as LEGO bricks but is a couple of steps ahead on the road towards sustainable toy production. Coming from a love for trees and the natural world, the designer behind Mokulock recognized the waste that manifests with forest thinning and decided to make use of the smaller trees that are too thin for architectural purposes or furniture-making. Prioritizing simplicity and organic structure over shiny paint jobs, the Mokulock building blocks maintain their original tree’s finish, without additional finishing oil, chemical paint, or glue. While the different timber species used to create the building blocks of Mokulock vary, a sanded finish that promises a soft feel and splinter-free play is guaranteed. Currently, Mokulock uses timber from Japanese Cherry, Japanese Zelkova, Japanese Bigleaf Magnolia, Birch, Hornbeam, and Maple trees to produce their building blocks, which provide different textures and shades of wood for either smooth gradient or color block building projects.

It all started with Guillaume Mazerolle, a transportation design student at Strate, School of Design, Paris spotting a special edition GTS-R parked in a little hotel in Malbuisson, France. It was his lucky day as the ride was owned by none other than the President Dodge Viper Owners Association, and he was generous enough to have a short conversation with the curious design student. He even let him inside, and start the engine of his supercar! That was the moment, Guillaume fell in love with this beautiful monster, and the idea to create the future Dodge plug-in Hybrid vehicle with both an electric powertrain and an internal combustion engine was germinated. For the Viper Basilisk concept, Guillaume took inspiration from the 2nd generation Viper GTS from 1996 and the 3rd generation Viper. Apparently, the design is indicative of the half reptile and half rooster character that’s pretty apparent in the whole thought process behind the concept car. 2nd generation lends the sensual feeling while the 3rd generation has that definitive precision element in the design execution. So, in its design DNA, this Viper Basilisk concept is a ‘Sensual Precision’ of unique design fusion that compares to none.

Depending on the home you’d like to build with Woonpioniers, Indigo’s structure and shape may vary. Recently, Lia Harmsen collaborated with Woonpioniers to design her live-in workspace for sculpting. The finished custom two-floor home measures 861-square-feet and features fixed-end moment building practices that produce a beautiful, curved interior leading from the wall to the ceiling. The fixed-end moment frame of the home offers an open-air floor plan, giving complete access for the building’s interior layout to take shape, leaving behind the spatial restriction of support beams and partitions. Inside, the topmost section of the pinewood sheets that make up the home’s wall curves and connects to the ceiling, producing beam-like support for the building’s structural forces without the physical need of additional beams.

While the price plays a major role in what makes the ZEROO DT1 so fascinating, it’s the two-tourbillion complication that absolutely steals the show. Visible at the 5 and 7 o’clock positions on the watch face, the tourbillions rotate once per minute, achieving greater precision through their synchronization, while hat-tipping to a category of watches that were previously only reserved for billionaires. Given its average price, double-tourbillion watches are considered a luxury lifestyle accessory, but the designers at Japan-based ZEROOTIME are committed to bringing the technology to regular consumers through the crowdfunding business model. This results in ZEROOTIME being able to avoid all overheads and middlemen, allowing the $3,000 DT1 to be ‘honestly priced’.

The iPhone Fold concept designed by Svyatoslav Alexandrov (for the YouTube channel ConceptsiPhone) comes in the familiar Galaxy Fold format, with a primary 6.3-inch screen on the outside, and a larger, 8-inch folding screen on the inside. It ditches FaceID for the reliable TouchID, and turns the entire primary display into a fingerprint sensor – so you can unlock your phone simply by swiping up. The lack of FaceID means a significantly smaller notch with just one front-facing camera for selfies. The back, however, comes with the iPhone 12 Pro’s entire camera setup, featuring wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lenses, along with a flash and a LiDAR scanner. Open the iPhone up and it transforms into a squarish iPad Mini that’s designed to be perfectly portable.

Aether is a rather edgy-looking Cybertruck-ish conceptual motorcycle that runs on an electric drivetrain… but that isn’t its highlight feature. The e-motorcycle sports two large air intakes on the front (right before each leg) that naturally pull air in as you drive. The air that enters these intakes is passed through the Aether’s ceramic filter modules that help trap PM 2.5 microparticles, allowing filtered, cleaner air to pass through the exhausts on the opposite end. The result is an e-motorbike that does more than reducing its carbon-impact, it actually purifies the air around it, resulting in cleaner and lesser polluted air. The ceramic purifier module needs periodic maintenance/replacement too, which is why Lin Yu Cheng’s developed a system where you can either get them replaced ever so often or pop them out and wash the dirt off them, making them as good as new!

EconOdome homes are built similarly to conventional homes involving a foundation and the main floor. Once that is in place, the vertical walls and roof is added in. There are 130 triangular roofing elements that connect to form the dome which has 10 equal sides. To minimize waste, parts in the DIY kit are cut to fit precisely with no additional work required on that end. The wood also comes with pre-drilled holes for stainless steel screws and caps to make assembling it super easy. The company’s 26-foot fully insulated model is sold for about $18,000 and their smaller 13-foot option is an option for those working within a more reasonable budget. The two-story larger model spans just over 800 square feet and comes with a fully equipped kitchen on the first floor and a bedroom on the top floor. The bedroom zone also includes a half-bath and space for a home office or extra storage.

The Seal Shield Silver Seal Glow Waterproof Keyboard does exactly what its name says it does! This full-size keyboard is waterproof, as well as dishwasher-safe! Providing you with a True-Type setup, the keyboard is compatible with all sorts of household cleaners and medical-grade disinfectants. So, if you accidentally spill your morning coffee or bits of your lunch on the keyboard….worry not! You can easily clean it and rinse it off with some water, and dry it. For messy people like me, this keyboard is a major gift in disguise! The keyboard also contains an antimicrobial agent, that ensures microorganisms do not degrade and decay the product! A Seal Cap also protects the USB connector. It’s a foolproof and handy keyboard, this one!

The Lumos Kickstart Smart Bike Helmet combines the front and rear light, hard brake, and turn signals within one design! The helmet allows you to become more visible on the road and helps others to understand where you are headed exactly. It weighs less than a pound and sits comfortably on your head. A cozy Lycra padding helps your head feel cool. The smart helmet has also been amped with smart gesture recognition, so you can utilize hand signals while wearing your Apple Watch, and the helmet will catch onto them. Not only is the helmet highly functional, but it also showcases an elegant and smart design, one that you wouldn’t mind protecting your head with!

The Top 10 e-motorbike designs that satisfy your need for speed and are good for the environment!

Electric motorbikes get the heart of almost every Automotive lover thumping! They’re powerful, super-fast, and not to mention environment-friendly as well! The last point is a huge bonus in today’s world, as living a more sustainable and conscious life has become imperative, especially with COVID-19 turning the world as we know it topsy-turvy. Curbing fuel consumption, and reducing automotive emissions has become critical, and e-motorbikes are an environment-friendly option, encouraging these practices. So, we’ve curated a collection of jaw-dropping e-motorbikes that not only take good care of Mother Earth but also satisfy your need for speed with their menacing designs!

Shane Baxley foresees the future where hubless electric bikes will ride the tarmac, radiating a sense of authority on the road. His idea of this electric bike is known as the Baxley Moto (of course we get where the naming originates from) and it carries an ultra-futuristic street-legal vibe with the spokeless wheels. The hunched-forward riding position, big treaded tires, suspended tail section (sans any pillion seat), and the protruding sliders, all point towards a ride meant for daredevils who don’t mind the odd detour on the dirt trails. Shane has kept the design very balanced – not too edgy or contoured like it is with some of the other concept designs. The overall aesthetics of the bike seems very measured, but at the same time, it emanates a sense of power and smoothness when you imagine it whizzing past on the open roads and conquering inhospitable backcountry roads. The bike frame looks to be made from lightweight carbon fiber monocoque material and the hubless wheel array seems solid enough to render cushioning on rough terrains.

If it were up to King T’Challa, the MIMIC e-bike would be fitted with vibranium tech, but we’re going to stick to an electric power-train for now. This crouching-jungle-cat of a bike is a concept designed by Roman Dolzhenko. Outfitted with what looks less like a body and more like armor, the MIMIC e-bike comes with a rounded, Tron Light Cycle-inspired form with rounded elements and just an overall absence of straight lines or sharp edges. The e-bike has a dual-lamp headlight fitted on the front, looking almost like a menacing pair of eyes, and a dashboard that lays flush against the e-bike’s curved panther-esque body. Other noteworthy details include a cantilever seat, inverted handlebars with the brake levers facing the rider, and a three-hexagon logo on both the front and back wheel, a detail that pays tribute to Daniel Simon, designer of the Tron Light Cycle, who uses a similar hexagon insignia to mark his designs.

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Here’s the Tesla Model M, a conceptual motorcycle designed by Jans Slapins for the electric automotive company. The Model M is an electric motorcycle that comes with a bad-boy aesthetic, dipped in red, a Tesla signature color. The bike is powered by a 204 PS (150kW) electric motor, allowing the rider to choose from as many as four different driving modes including Race, Cruise, Standard and Eco. The electric motor is powered by Tesla’s lithium-ion batteries that are placed on the lower level of the bike’s frame. The motorcycle features no transmission, lightweight carbon fiber wheels, and a mono-shock out back along with upside-down forks up front for suspension. Oh, there’s even a large storage space where the fuel tank would be, making it perfect to stash your helmet!

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A hundred and eleven years after their founder Glenn Curtiss developed his legendary land-speed record-breaking V8 bike in 1907, the people at Curtiss Motorcycles (formerly known as Confederate Motorcycles before they rebranded their image) redesigned it for the modern age. The Hera bases itself almost entirely on the layout of the original V8, but replaces the V8 engine with an 8-piece battery pack arranged in the V formation, with an E-twin motor right beneath the seat. The design is also obviously 2020-appropriate, with a neat Oreo color-scheme (that’s designer-lingo for black and white) and with looks that could kill. I’d just personally be worried about the white battery pack at the base which would get dusty immediately after its first ride.

Designer Tanner Van De Veer in collaboration with DAAPworks has proposed a mid-weight Harley Davidson electric motorcycle, destined to revive the brand. The project goal is to bring a motorcycle to the streets which preserves the historical essence of the Harley design language while infusing contemporary trends. He calls it the “Harley Davidson Revival” and lends the bike an eco-conscious touch with the swappable electric battery pack. The electric powertrain of Revival will embody lightweight aesthetics, and yes, it will come sans any clutch or gears. Revival borrows its basic body structure design from the early designs of the motorcycle which shaped its destiny in the early years of development.

The 2029 e-bike brings art-deco and automotive design into the future, with its unusual combination of clean-cut geometric shapes brought about by sheet-metal fabrication, along with bone-inspired generative-design details 3D printed in metal. The bike is an amalgamation of styles that pays a hat-tip to the revolutionary design of the 1929 Majestic, built by George Roy.  The bike incorporates design-trends and technologies that are indicative of the future of automotive design. The stunning 2029 comes with an electric drivetrain, fully enclosed aluminum body, hub-centric steering, transparent PolyCarbonate wheels, and 3D printed bike parts, furnished out of Titanium.

Aether is a rather edgy-looking Cybertruck-ish conceptual motorcycle that runs on an electric drivetrain… but that isn’t its highlight feature. The e-motorcycle sports two large air intakes on the front (right before each leg) that naturally pull air in as you drive. The air that enters these intakes is passed through the Aether’s ceramic filter modules that help trap PM 2.5 microparticles, allowing filtered, cleaner air to pass through the exhausts on the opposite end. The result is an e-motorbike that does more than reducing its carbon-impact, it actually purifies the air around it, resulting in cleaner and lesser polluted air. The ceramic purifier module needs periodic maintenance/replacement too, which is why Lin Yu Cheng’s developed a system where you can either get them replaced ever so often or pop them out and wash the dirt off them, making them as good as new!

The PUNCH is an e-bike that reinterprets the motorcycle template with its less-organic-more-geometric sensibilities. Owing to its battery and electric drivetrain setup, The PUNCH can afford to do away with the curvilinear, sinewy bike design and just lay the inner components out in a way that’s straightforward and yet comfortable. This renewed approach is what makes the PUNCH such a radically different two-wheeler. It comes with a double-cylindrical body that seamlessly goes from headlight to seat to taillight, highly reminiscent of the Pocket Rocket from Sol Motors.

Zero Motorcycles SR/S was introduced in February last year, and it instantly resonated with buyers given its superior design and better range over the street bike Zero SR/F. Rewind back to last year when Woolaway came across Zero Motorcycles Race Team engineers at the 98th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competition in Colorado Springs – the idea to customize a Zero electric motorcycle was sparked in the legendary fabricator’s mind. And what better way to do it than on the Zero Motorcycles SR/S – it’s a clean slate that can be modified with creative freedom. That’s because there are no gas tanks and the presence of a trellis frame makes it ideal to weave the magic. He was sent a stock SR/S before its unveil and even though he had to counter the difficulties related to coronavirus lockdown, Woolaway used decades of industry connections to keep things going.

I guess you could call the Saroléa’s N60 electric bike the “complete package”! The Belgian motorcycle company has figured out the best way to make the motorcycle the ultimate style icon – design a dapper suit and a slick carbon-fiber helmet to make the rider and the ride complement each other perfectly! Saroléa partnered with Café Costume and Hedon to create the tailored biker suit with integrated protective elements, and Hedon to create the immaculate carbon-fiber helmet. The suit comes uniquely tailored to your measurements, along with the helmet, which is size-matched to your head. Moreover, a partnership with Studio Blade even means the bike comes with its own EDC, a commemorative full-tang Damascus Steel knife.

This sleek Royal Enfield GT 650’s custom design has a badass futuristic vibe to it!





Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 basks in the laurels of being on the lightest and fastest motorcycle powered by the 650cc engine. While it carries a classic masculine charm, the motorcycle just got better, courtesy of Bandit9, the acclaimed custom motorcycle shop based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This being the latest collaboration between Royal Enfield and Bandit9 as they came together before too, for some stunning creations – the result this time around is “Jaeger”. A hand-crafted custom kit for the motorcycle virtually transforms it from a classic ride to one that has landed straight from an action movie scene – an alien movie to be subtle!

This year is the tenth anniversary of the custom motorcycle shop, and the captain aboard the ship, Daryl Villanueva choose Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 as the canvas to mark this special occasion for passionate motorheads. The ultra-limited edition bolt-on kit for the motorcycle handcrafted from surgical-grade stainless steel comprises half-fairing, and the neo-retro tank flowing low into the front tail cowl. The same steel is used to craft the monobloc mirrors, switchgear, and levers to lend a very unibody kind of feel to the machine. The whole character of the motorcycle is transformed with the bespoke swing-arm extension, custom build flowing one-into-one exhaust having slash-cut pipes, clip-on handlebars with alloy grips, and a brand new set of sawtooth-tread tires.

Other than these major changes, the motorcycle also gets custom LED lighting on the front and back, an all-weather suede seat, and a unique speedometer. While the visual modifications make the bike look dramatic to be modest, the custom shop also managed to shave-off 35lbs of the Continental 650 GT’s weight in the process. If you thought getting your hands on this one would be easy, it’ll be limited to only nine special edition units. Jaeger motorcycle will come as a Jaeger kit a la carte or completed finished motorcycle.

Designer: Bandit9

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This ambitious electric motorcycle concept has filtered intakes that can purify the air as you drive

Think about it. What if, instead of emitting carbon monoxide, your motorcycle could do the absolute opposite? What if, instead of relying on a fuel-powered engine, your motorcycle could be powered by cleaner energy while also cleaning the air around you as you drive down the roads? It’s an ambitious idea that Lin Yu Cheng is working on through his concept motorcycle Aether.

Aether is a rather edgy-looking Cybertruck-ish conceptual motorcycle that runs on an electric drivetrain… but that isn’t its highlight feature. The e-motorcycle sports two large air intakes on the front (right before each leg) that naturally pull air in as you drive. The air that enters these intakes is passed through the Aether’s ceramic filter modules that help trap PM 2.5 microparticles, allowing filtered, cleaner air to pass through the exhausts on the opposite end. The result is an e-motorbike that does more than reducing its carbon-impact, it actually purifies the air around it, resulting in cleaner and lesser polluted air. The ceramic purifier module needs periodic maintenance/replacement too, which is why Lin Yu Cheng’s developed a system where you can either get them replaced ever so often, or pop them out and wash the dirt off them, making them as good as new!

The idea of purifying air as you drive isn’t entirely new, though. Designer Daan Roosegaarde demonstrated the Smog Free Project in partnership with the Chinese Central Government, that involved mounting air purifiers on the front of bicycles that were capable of purifying air as you cycled around the neighborhood. Lin Yu Cheng’s concept builds on that, with a stunning design that combines automotive artistry with an environmentally forward vision. While the Aether is a conceptual e-motorbike, its technology could easily be implemented on current motorcycles and e-bikes, allowing you as the rider to feel the wind in your hair while also cleaning the air around you!

Designer: Lin Yu Cheng