This muscular BMW R 18 is a design destined for the dystopian future!

Just imagine a tech-infused world (if it already isn’t) where minimalism is the core essence and a bike whizzes past you with a body that is a perfect mix of past and future. A mean machine that reclaims its space on the tarmac, making any other automotive look ordinary!

This custom BMW R 18 cruiser motorcycle has the right elements to be the eye-candy of motorbike enthusiasts. Designed by the seasoned bike tuner workshop, Zillers Custom Garage, the badass cruiser is one of their best (if not the best) custom-designed two-wheelers. BMW commissioned four custom workshops – Rolandsandsdesign, Bernhard Neumann, Kingston Custom and Zillers Custom Garage – to create their own versions of BMW R18 custom bike.

Zillers tweaked the architecture of the original bike with the support of BMW Motorrad Russia. In fact, they dedicated this creation to them. The design we see here is made in the custom garage’s signature graphite gray in three different color variants.

The bike’s engine gets new covers, caps, and mesh screens for a slightly visible look of the 1,802 cc two-cylinder boxer engine. Zillers opted to replace the sublime rear sub-frame with the unique taillight design to lend a touch of style to the rear. For this tweak the gas tank got new brackets to make way for this subframe. The massive swingarm and extended wheelbase contrasted by the short exhausts give this custom R18 a rare charm. For the wheels, the custom workshop replaced them with large metal disks.

If you are looking for the big exhaust pipe of the stock BMW R 18 hidden somewhere, well, it is totally replaced now with an angular telescopic silencer, giving it a flowing fin-like form. The seats and the rear portion of the bodywork now have a thick metal wrap to go with the matte silver gray paint job. In the end, I’ve got to say, this custom R 18 has the reminiscences of the original bike with a high-quality remake that Zillers can take pride in!

Designer: Zillers Custom Garage

This Tesla electric bike’s frame shape-shifts form depending on riding conditions

A Tesla-branded electric bike concept designed to shape-shift the frame according to the rider’s position and the riding condition – ideal for the future of comfortable bike riding.

Tesla has gripped the electric four-wheeler market by the scruff of the neck and it’s only growing stronger with each passing year. The two-wheeler segment is by far untouched by the California-based EV maker. Given the visionary Elon Musk is, getting into the more lucrative two-wheeled electric vehicle market is not a far-fetched dream for him. So, how would a Tesla motorcycle be like? Will it have the same sharp characteristics as the Cybertruck or the flowing design of the Tesla Model 3?

This concept Tesla bike by San Diego-based renowned automotive designer Ash Thorp in close collaboration with Carlos “colorsponge” is pure dope. Ash calls this attention-grabbing set of wheels “THE SOKUDO” (meaning measuring in Japanese), and it is a part of the ongoing M.H.C. Collection by the duo. This being the 14th project in the collection.

The Tesla-themed bike here exudes a very refined persona honed by the custom-made extruded chassis having a battery pack and electric motor which is mated to a compact USD fork and single swing-arm. The lines and angles of this swing arm match the form of the bike frame – lending it a flowing characteristic. THE SOKUDO also has the Ducati DNA in part as the Ash and colorsponge took cues from their own custom Ducati bike build to create the reference point for this two-wheeler. The bike rides on big carbon fiber wheels having disc covers that match the Tesla theme.

According to the designer, both the suspension and the rear control arm move independently for a smooth ride. Further, the futuristic concept has a flexible outer shell that folds and takes shape according to the riding position and the road conditions.

Designer: Ash Thorp and Colorsponge

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The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road!

We’ve been seeing an influx of some cutthroat and drool-worthy automotive concepts at Yanko Design. Each automotive was innovative, bringing to us something we had never seen nor experienced before. From killer speed to dashing good looks, to impenetrable safety standards, every automotive we featured at YD broke some design barrier for us, and hopefully, they did the same for you as well. Hence, we’ve curated a collection of automotive designs that we feel were the best of the lot! From a Honda Ridgeline EV Concept that makes the Cybertruck look like child’s play to an autonomous Tesla HGV that brings the vision of the Tesla heavy goods vehicle to life – each of these conceptual designs is mercilessly pushing the boundaries of the automotive industry! Automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see them on the road, and hopefully one day we will.

The Honda Ridgeline EV concept comes from the mind of California-based Rene Garcia, a concept designer at ILM who’s previously worked on The Mandalorian, Thor: Ragnarok, The Avengers, and the Transformers anthology. Garcia began designing the vehicle as a Dakar rally truck, but gradual iterations slowly turned it into a conceptual pickup truck for Honda. Designed to handle pretty much anything you can throw at it, the EV comes with its own winch-hook on the front, a frunk behind it, suicide-style rear doors that give you access to the car’s spacious interiors, and an expandable truck-bed on the back that even comes equipped with tools and emergency medical kits. A standout feature of the car’s design is in its use of hollow spaces. The Ridgeline is bulky to look at, but negative spaces in its design help cut its volume manifold, still making it look like a chiseled, mean machine.

Industrial and transport designer Jeremy Dodd take the vision of the Tesla heavy goods vehicle to the next level with the Tesla Autonomous E-Rig semi. This ultra-futuristic Tesla concept identifies the basic problem with HGVs that have an average speed of 50 mph, and have to drive for virtually 9 hours of the day, 5 days a week. This creates an environmental impact, and a pure, purposeful, and functional method of hauling heavy goods is the need of the hour. This Autonomous trailer in a way is destined to solve this with even more to make it highly useful. The HGV has an extendable extension to adapt to the needs of the client, the geographic location, and the nature of the cargo to be hauled. The driving cockpit’s top and the bay of the trailer are solar powered to charge the battery reserve on the go.

According to the designer Ivan Marin Lopez, complete autonomous technology will not be an overnight change – rather it will be a gradual process that’ll take a significant amount of time. When the technology is fully proofed, autonomous cars like Volvo 360c concept will be able to tackle mixed traffic situations without any human intervention. Passenger safety is at the forefront here, and the car is loaded with advanced sensors to ensure it is ready for any unforeseen situation on the road. The gull-winged 360c will have a clutter-free interior that focuses on passenger comfort and an air of openness with the panoramic glass windshield. The boxy design of the electric concept is dominated by a balanced proportion of design that takes into account the crowded city streets.

Automotive designer David Gallego takes a hard detour into uncharted territory with this Audi Skeleton concept. The automotive concept is something more than the usual passive driving on the streets or circuits. It is based on the lines of the Skeleton winter sliding sport wherein the rider maneuvers a small sled commonly known as skeleton bobsled on speedy frozen tracks. In part, it also has the reminiscences of karting and sidecar racing competitions. The head-first lying position is what this concept draws inspiration from in a four-wheeler iteration, of course, meant only for the true daredevil racers! The designer combines his inspiration with the Bauhaus philosophy to give this niche Audi concept a definitive linear and geometric form. The aesthetics of the concept reveal the nature of objects – such as an inhaler, bicycle’s front frame section, and even a modern door handle.

Being more than just a mere cool toy, this electric two-wheeler is a futuristic yet simple solution for urban mobility, focusing on city tours to be precise. According to the head of vehicle design, BMW Motorrad, the bike is a skateboard on wheels, developed for anyone who likes to be mobile and independent. The Concept CE 02 has a very minimalist footprint and a low center of gravity – in line with the company’s aspiration to bring a level of design innovation honed by the emotional element, and most of all, the riding fun. The CE 02 ebike comes with an 11kW belt-driven motor that hurls the two-wheeler to a maximum speed of 56 miles per hour and a range of 90 kilometers on a single charge.

The wide stance of the Porsche GTE here, conceptualized by Sreenath Sundaram is a perfect example of concept 3D modeling done right. The inspiration comes from the hugely popular Porsche 917 (Le Mans winner in 1970 and 1971) which has been the design inspiration for other concept cars as well. The reason, the man maximum – machine minimum philosophy that’s been strong at Porsche all these years. The Porsche 917 is the ideal icon of that vision, and so is this creation. This concept follows an eye-like design on all fronts – the core design, exterior form, and interior form. The warm expression of a hug on the front section radiates a friendly charisma. On the rear, the car’s design is characterized by converging muscular surfaces towards the end. The motive is to have an elegant surface transition from rear wheel arches to the tail. The interior follows suit with a spindle that evolves to create a dual lounge-inspired seating arrangement connected at the center.

Meet The Razorite, an all-electric BMW I8 sports car concept envisioning the iconic i8’s rise like a phoenix from the ashes after going out of production in 2021 and looking for a strong comeback if the German automaker brings it back to life. Rather than completely revamping the visual dynamics of the i8 into an outrageous concept that defies reason, the designer has mindfully made those cohesive changes and additions to retain the original’s slick aura. The all-carbon black paint job highlighted by the Alpine, Yokohama, AEM, and ADVAN livery makes this sports car concept something that’s destined to be the dream car material – one that you desperately want to take control of behind the wheel.

All these great iterations by Ford were built in the 90s and this concept by Antoine Crobe is a living image of the no-limit thinking of the second largest American auto manufacturer founded more than a century ago by Henry Ford. Ford Dystopia is a sweet blend of the mecha sci-fi and robotic influences. The latter attributed to Ford’s keen investment in the Esports video game division. Essentially, this car is indeed the rightful machine to dominate a dystopian future where the sky is the limit for experiencing the adrenaline rush of driving four-wheelers. It has an open-wheel set up to keep the center of gravity very low and the Indigo influence is rather obvious with the wheel arches and nose section. The overall shape is a true testament to the GT90 Concept’s design that was ahead of its time. According to Antoine, the car acknowledges the pure automotive spirit with an overwhelming feeling of strength brought to the fore by “hard surface and technical details.”

BMW i Vision Circular Concept

BMW i Vision Circular Concept

Designed for the year 2040, the i Vision Circular Concept comes with a design featuring parts that are completely detachable (thanks to the use of intelligent fasteners like cords and press-fit joints instead of glue and welding) and easy to fix/repair. The car’s body is made from recycled aluminum, its interiors use fabric made from recycled plastic, and even the tires are made from a “sustainably cultivated” natural rubber. As one would expect with any eco-conscious automobile, the i Vision Circular Concept runs on an electric powertrain too… and while managing to balance all those bits of innovation, the i Vision Circular Concept looks like an absolute stunner.

This concept is designed by Gael Buzyn and his team to bring an unparalleled driving experience to the streets. The highlight of this concept is its transforming design, featuring an expandable wheelbase that transforms a two-seater convertible into a four-wheeler sportscar, giving you the best of both worlds. The shape-shifting character of this car is akin to the caterpillar’s morphism to a butterfly. There are actuators behind the front axle that move the car’s front section back and forth to give it 10-inches of shape-shifting advantage. In addition, the steering wheel and pedal shifters retract under the dashboard panel for added luxury while being highlighted by the touchscreen interface panning across the dashboard in the long-wheelbase GT mode. This helps transform the car from a stable GT model to the power-oriented aggressive Sport mode.

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Meet BMW and BMW Motorrad’s Vision AMBY models and their thoughtful design process

BMW is on a path to redefine our vision of what automotive design looks like with their BMW Group keynote 2021. Focusing on their two-wheeler concepts that blur the boundary between bicycle and motorbike, meet the BMW i Vision AMBY and the BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY.

These are two of five different concept vehicles that the BMW Group will use at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich to showcase its vision of individual mobility in and around the urban setting. The theme of the event focuses on electric mobility, digitalization, and sustainability, these concepts provide a diverse range of solutions designed to encourage every type of user.

Sleek, modern, and distinctly edgy (the battery pack seems to take a suspicious inspiration from the angular design trend made popular by Tesla Cybertruck) – the BMW i Vision AMBY takes its role to inspire the design world seriously. The pedelec defies the standard dominant hues of black, blue, and silver for a refreshing metallic gold finish that is sure to turn heads.

AMBY stands for ‘Adaptive Mobility’ and each of these designs has its own interpretation of the adaptive user behavior. Both vehicles are electrically powered with three-speed levels for different types of road. The drive allows up to 25 km/h on cycle paths, up to 45 km/h on inner-city roads, and up to a top speed of 60 km/h on multi-lane roads and out of town. A helmet, insurance license plates, and a relevant driving license are required when you want to travel at higher speeds.

BMW i Vision AMBY

Speaking of the design of the BMW i Vision AMBY, the team explains, “The design of the BMW i Vision AMBY is defined by visual lightness and powerful athleticism. And every detail promises that it is capable of more than a regular e-bike. The frame structure is larger and the impression is one of greater strength and stability in every respect. The modern frame geometry feels like a mixture of a racing bike and a sporty e-bike. The upper frame tube, crafted from four sculptural aluminum profiles, represents an expressive and modern statement of intent – and not only in visual terms. A slightly rising sweep to its design underscores the dynamic intent. The space between the profiles also offers a storage room for a backpack or laptop bag. Located just before the handlebars is the smartphone integration pad, which holds the device safely in place using magnets and ensures it is highly visible.”

The battery is positioned in the center of the bike frame with its 2,000 Wh capacity enabling a range of up to 300 km (186 miles). The design of the handlebar stem includes a slim, horizontal LED light strip that is integrated into the wide handlebars and underscores the cutting-edge, technical look of this frame section. Being a pedal-driven device, the design automatically becomes a zero-emissions design, keeping in tune with the circular economy messaging for the BMW i Vision Circular.

“The frame can be clearly recognized as being made from the same anodized secondary aluminum as the main body of the BMW i Vision Circular. Added to which, parts of the handlebars and battery cover are manufactured from “floating grey polymers”, a recycled plastic also employed in the bumpers of the Vision Vehicle. These materials can be fed back into the BMW Group materials cycle more easily once the product has reached the end of its life. An oil derived from rapeseed is used as brake fluid. And the BMW Group was also careful to ensure the components of the BMW i Vision AMBY were produced locally in Germany and – with the supply chain in mind – transportation distances for them were kept to a minimum.”

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY

A completely new concept between bicycle and motorbike, the concept focuses on the emotional connection between the user and the vehicle, taking it beyond a simple machine to a ‘partner in crime’. With its graphic yet dirtbike-like design, the sleekness of the concept focuses on the bicycle-like aesthetics with the functionality and soul of a BMW Enduro motorbike. It is this balancing act that makes it the perfect urban bike as well as a design that can go farther/longer ahead with you when you need it to.

“The BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY takes us into new territory. For us, the focus is on user behavior – the question is: how will customers want to get around in the future? What will they expect their vehicle to be capable of? This was precisely the starting point of our deliberations. Our aim was to develop an extremely emotional vehicle for smart mobility in and around the city that offered maximum freedom. The BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY really does enable our customers to experience urban life in a whole new way, cover distances more flexibly and “break free” of the city from time to time, too. At the same time, BMW Motorrad is consistently pursuing its electromobility strategy for urban conurbations. It’s a fascinating introduction to the world of BMW Motorrad that also promises maximum riding pleasure,” explains Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design BMW Motorrad.

“In keeping with the unexpected, self-assured character of the BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY, its two sides have deliberately been designed distinctively. On both sides, the white “AMBY” lettering catches the eye above the light-colored drive unit, making a striking statement as a stylized graphic on the trim of the energy storage unit. While the lettering on the left gains additional visual depth from a colorfully shimmering, iridescent drop shadow, the inscription on the right appears deliberately without a drop shadow. Below the energy storage unit, there are two iridescent elements that add a further accentuation. On the right-hand side of the vehicle, three small turquoise blue tubes visibly emerge from the silhouette, clearly alluding to the electric heart of the BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY. Next to this is a quote by Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad: „Electro-mobility will be very significant for the future of motorcycling.

Both the designs focus on using your smartphone as a Digital Key and geofencing to keep your rides safe. The focus on this entire experience is to cement BMW’s position as a game-changer, as a design brand that is staying true to its promise to sustainability and also shows that being sustainable is not a compromise. We are eagerly awaiting to experience these designs!

Designer: BMW and BMW Motorrad

BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is a skateboard-inspired stylized urban e-bike for Generation Z!

I have a hard time breaking it to the average millennial, but your time is over. The BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 bike is aimed at the Generation Z crowd and this design encapsulates that futuristic feel in an instant!

With the backing of some exceptional concepts in the past, the German manufacturer is now turning its attention towards stylish electric vehicles, and this one is the perfect beginning. BMW Motorrad has announced the mini-bike ahead of its debut at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich next week!

Being more than just a mere cool toy, this electric two-wheeler is a futuristic yet simple solution for urban mobility, focusing on city tours to be precise. According to the head of vehicle design, BMW Motorrad, the bike is a skateboard on wheels, developed for anyone who likes to be mobile and independent. The Concept CE 02 has a very minimalist footprint and a low center of gravity – in line with the company’s aspiration to bring a level of design innovation honed by the emotional element, and most of all, the riding fun.

The CE 02 ebike comes with an 11kW belt-driven motor that hurls the two-wheeler to a maximum speed of 56 miles per hour and a range of 90 kilometers on a single charge. According to BMW Group, the bike weighs 265 pounds in total which is lightweight and maneuverable for city riding fun.  The seat on this one is designed to give the rider the freedom to drive it in an upright or leaning forward position. In between the free space between the seat and the frame is space to keep small things secured by elastic bands. Also, the bracket under the batteries stores a skateboard and doubles as a footrest.

To display all the vital telemetry like speed or remaining battery life, the bike has a colored screen on the handlebars. To keep the minimalist theme, BMW Group chooses small black colored headlights having four LED lighting elements for enough illumination during the nighttime.

Among all this, we have to remember, this is still a concept electric bike and when it will actually be commercialized into production is not known yet. If it does, will it look like what we are seeing is also uncertain. Nonetheless, the BMW CE 02 is an urban commuter worth every rider’s time.

Designer: BMW Group

The BMW R1250 R gets a bespoke makeover, transforming the motorcycle into a chunky, futuristic urban roadster!

Renard Speed Shop gave BMW’s R1250 R roadster a city glow-up, with a custom-made, handcrafted aluminum body and chassis to carry the iconic twin-cylinder boxer engine from BMW, known for its control and speed.

BMW’s twin-cylinder boxer engines are known for dynamic control and power. Over the years, many bespoke motorcycle designers have taken to interpreting one-off chassis to match the boxer engine’s force, delivering some top-notch street racers and cruisers alike. Giving some personality to the punchy engine, Renard Speed Shop, a motorcycle design shop based in Estonia, recently constructed their own luxury city cruiser for the BMW R1250 R, calling it ‘Reimagined.’

The R1250 R motorcycle from BMW comes equipped with twin-cylinder boxer engines and keeps a spunky roadster profile with a more industrial edge. Renard Speed Shop built Reimagined to appear like R1250 R’s more mature, suave older cousin who just graduated from college and moved to Manhattan. Described by Renard as a “luxurious city cruiser,” Reimagined is handmade from aluminum with a front grille and triple tree CNC-milled from a solid aluminum block. Most of the bike’s engine is concealed in a round, optic-white aluminum frame that leaves room for some parts of the bike to poke out and bring out the details. Showcasing the motorcycle’s centerpiece, the heads of BMW’s twin-cylinder boxer engine burst from the bike’s core and provide some weight to its frame.

The Reimagined bike’s front suspension covers and lattice were 3D-printed so they could later be “detailed to perfection,” as Renard puts it. Outfitted with a bobber-style floating seat, making precision turns and revving up the engine to pick up some speed will be as smooth as ever, considering the boxer engine’s maximum torque of 105 lb-ft. While most of the motorcycle’s frame was handcrafted by designers at Renard Speed Shop, the wheels are custom-built from JoNich Wheels, a bespoke wheels supplier based in Italy. Additionally, the Akrapovich titanium mufflers come from Ducati Panigale Superleggera, Ducati’s 2015 sportbike.

Designer: Renard Speed Shop x BMW

Renard Speed Shop paid close attention to the details, equipping the bike with K&N air filters concealed by winglet-styled canards.

Renard Speed Shop fitted the Reimagined bike with a TFT display screen for easy access to bodywork maintenance information.

Gleaning silver studs give the bike an air of mystery. 

Integrated taillights and safety features near the handlebars ensure a smooth ride. 

This UberEats delivery scooter comes with an incredibly clever 3-axis gimbal to keep your food intact in transit

The Uber Balance may seem like a clever fusion of a scooter and the stabilizer rig often used with video cameras, but honestly, it’s an extremely natural pairing if you ask me. Gimbals/stabilizers have been used on boats and yachts to prevent them from tipping over on rough waters, and even if you look strictly at the domain of dining and hospitality, bartenders have perfected the ability to perform tricks while flipping bottles, trays, glasses without getting your drink to tip over. The initial spark for the idea’s always been around, but Korea-based designers, Min JU Kim and Hyeonji Roh decided to put the concept together, creating Uber Balance, a fleet of delivery scooters for Uber Eats, equipped with 3-axis stabilizers that ensure your food reaches you in one piece.

There’s a simplicity in the Uber Balance’s design that’s worth admiring. The all-black scooter is retrofitted with a slim, lightweight gimbal that helps to stabilize the food box in the middle. The stabilizer sits where a pillion-rider would, making the scooter a single-seater that’s big enough for the driver, and has ample space at the back to store food parcels in a heat-proof box, keeping them warm through the journey of the trip.

The stabilizer on the back of the scooter neutralizes any bumps in the road or sudden swerves the rider may make to deliver your food to you on time. It swivels on different axes, keeping the food upright while the rider makes their way from the restaurant to your home… and from someone who’s seen his fair share of completely botched cakes/cupcakes, absolutely upturned pizzas, and Indian gravy dishes with spills and leaks, the Uber Balance may sound like a lot of effort, but it serves a pretty elementary purpose – to bring food to you the way the restaurant intended.

At the center of this stabilizer unit is the redesigned food box, which comes with a pivot-and-slide door that doesn’t need to open 180°. Given that the stabilizer’s rings would come in the way of a traditional hinged lid, this current mechanism is perfect for allowing delivery agents to quickly store and retrieve their food parcels, no matter how big they are. The lid obviously locks too, to prevent accidental opening and theft.

While Uber Balance is currently just a conceptual vehicle, what it proposes is pretty unique and game-changing. Food delivery has absolutely taken off in the pandemic, and by redesigning the way the food is delivered, Uber Balance aims at providing customers with a better user experience by giving them food that’s been transported with care… the focus being on the last two words.

Designers: Min JU Kim & Hyeonji Roh

This hand-built motorcycle runs entirely on methane gas harvested from local ponds for power!

Relying only on DIY solutions and minimal hardware, Dutch inventor Gijs Schalkx built a motorcycle by hand that runs entirely on methane gas sourced from local ponds and roadside ditches.

It’s difficult to integrate alternative energy sources into today’s world. While harnessing green energy for electricity and power is at the top of our minds, advancements in the technological world and societal norms constantly create new barriers and change the rules of the green game. Dutch inventor Gijs Schalkx knows this better than most. His most recent invention, the Slootmotor is a handbuilt scooter that runs entirely on methane gas sourced from local ponds.

Schalkx first begins by collecting methane gas with his homemade, manual well and pump. Built from what appears as a heavy-duty rubber swimming tube and some household appliances, including a steel air pump, Schalkx places the well and pump in a local pond or roadside ditch to harness the methane gas for Slootmotor. After giving the contraption some time to collect the methane gas from the pond’s or landfill’s surface, Schalkx connects the well and pump to his Slootmotor’s energy converter and pumps the collected methane gas by hand to be converted into power for his Slootmotor. Schalkx formed Slootmotor on the basis that methane gas will outlast preexisting alternative energy sources, considering the availability of methane gas in shallow waters like ponds and small ditches.

Requiring minimal hardware and DIY solutions to actually harvest the methane gas for energy consumption, Schalkx’s Slootmotor boasts an affordable and feasible build that can be deconstructed and rebuilt any number of times. Keeping all the tools and material needed for construction in a small leather pouch, riders of Slootmotor can rest assured knowing that even if the scooter breaks down, they can rebuild Slootmotor by hand from scratch. Additionally, the Slootmotor’s tiny engine keeps the scooter’s overall energy consumption low given that it doesn’t reach conventionally high speeds, reaching a maximum speed of 43 km/h (26 mph).

Designer: Gijs Schalkx

This e-bike’s humongous rear wheel gives it a self balancing, Tron-inspired vibe!

This e-bike hits all the right notes when we talk of looks, the aesthetic balance of design, and the speedy character of a future that demands increased adrenaline-fueled rides.

This e-bike concept differentiates by merging a more rounded/not-so-edgy (finally a non-Cybertruck inspired idea) with the neon glow of the Tron universe we love. The e-bike concept designed by BaoPham Design is eye-candy for all the right reasons, and our favorite is the humongous tires, providing a contact patch so wide, it could do without the side stands and act as a self-standing bike.

Just imagine this two-wheeler in a sci-fi flick, as the protagonist rides it to the badlands to seek revenge from the evil scientist-turned villain. Sounds like a plot you love? The purple hues of the e-bike provide a mysterious element that is supported by the black and white contrasting sides of the e-bike.

The e-bike’s front provides a sleek aerodynamic shape, giving the e-bike the ability to glide through the air resistance at high speeds. Layered body structure and a balanced frame give this e-bike a definitive style quotient that will turn heads wherever you go.

A single reinforced suspension makes this e-bike glide smoothly on the bumpy streets. The e-bike’s rear gives a complete contrast to the front – with the front sporting a curved faring whereas the rear comes with a flat, covered swing arm. The e-bike’s handlebars are also a straight design, making it easier to hold onto while riding.

3D modeled in Shapr3D and rendered in Keyshot, the designer matches the glossy paint job with a brush of white on the defining contours of the two-wheeler. The low-slung riding position means the e-bike is built for speed, and with fat tires to keep you steady, this e-bike is one for the thrill-seekers!

Designer: BaoPham Design

This KTM x Red Bull bike envisions riders using brain machine interface for a 2035 Moto-GP race

The bike’s design envisions a Brain-Machine Interface (akin to Elon Musk’s Neuralink) connecting the machine with the racer’s brain making the flow of command and interaction almost seamless.

Let me confess; I was mildly intrigued with Moto-GP until I attended my first race ever in Twin Ring Motegi, Japan, in 2017 – the sound of those bikes racing is etched in my memory. I discovered a newfound respect for the biker’s skill and courage while getting soaked to my bones in an unrelenting drizzle! Unfortunately, this was the event where I had to watch the legend Valentino Rossi, crash at Turn 7 on the sixth lap while running in ninth place – and if there is a way to make these machines safer, I am all for it!

Taking a vision of the future into consideration, automotive design student Minhyuk Seung has penned a jaw-dropping Moto GP concept carrying the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing livery. The technology showcased in this design should be available by 2035 for the conceptual KTM RC – F35.

Unlike other racing concepts that picture a future of autonomous racing on the speedy circuits, Minhyuk believes that the human element will always be there. I totally agree with him as emotions, sudden situations, and racing strategies seen in this sport are human at heart. However, we cannot discuss the future without AI, and the bike incorporates an AI-enabled self-balancing technology. This neat piece of technology means the racer can concentrate on the race while maneuvering tight turns.

In addition, the design boasts an exciting tilt motor (located on the top and bottom) driving system for aggressive cornering. The bike’s connects to the racer using the BMI technology (Brain-Machine Interface), making the flow of command and interaction almost seamless. The BMI tech, if realized, seems like the neural connection between the Avatar’s Na’vi and their creatures – forging a bond where human-machine interaction goes beyond the screens we see every day.

This Moto GP concept takes inspiration from the Icarus’s wing, while the visual design takes cues from the Swallow, the national bird of Austria. What we love the best is how the design balances stunning aesthetics with thoughtful functionality. Overall the KTM RC – F35 concept feels like it could turn real with ease, especially given the strides with Elon Musk’s Neuralink. Elon, we have some inspiration for you and hope you are listening!

Designer: Minhyuk Seung