Conceptualized obviously by an Indian designer – Arun Thomas –, the Yog trike is somehow related to the physical and mental discipline that Hollywood stars like so much to brag about practicing, Yoga. The shape of this futuristic trike is supposedly derived from Yoga, so is it rightful asking if the riding position induces a certain state? Because nobody certainly doesn’t want to start meditating at 100mph as I understand the thing is meant to go fast too.
This brings us to the other strange thing about the Yog vehicle: power. This comes from artificial thunderstorms created in a closed system that converts lightning into electricity, which feeds the propeller of an aircraft engine. Ok, I certainly don’t want my a** on one of these things very soon and the fact that it even has a skid steer mechanism and elastic hubless wheels won’t make me change my mind. How about you? Would you ride this thing and eventually practice Yoga on it?
We’re all familiar with the Lightcycles from Tron Legacy and we recently came across a video from the 2010 Toy Show only to find that the futuristic looking sportsbikes actually appear like they’re moving even when standing still on the exposition floor. Even greater is the fact that there are no special effects involved and the rider is actually part of the hubless machine. I simply can’t believe this is just how that thing looks at 0 mph.
The guys at Custom Eyes Concepts have come up with a rather unique motorcycle concept, but not at all implausible. In fact, the Pit Boss, as it is called, actually looks a bit old and that is mainly due to design inspirations from the cars back in the 1950s. More precisely, show off cars such as the ones you would have seen being driven by the early Vegas "wiseguy" aka casino pit manager aka pit boss. And that’s where the name comes from.
CEC claims that “mixing those themes with modern design concepts results in a true embodiment of the emotion and stature evoked by the real pitboss, in this one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle design.” More pictures after the jump.
BMW are already producing the S1000RR superbike, so why wouldn’t Volkswagen have their own? VW holds quota of Suzuki, so speculating about another German superbike seems now closer to reality then ever before.
The unofficial project belongs to German designer Nils Poschwatta, who has in the past worked for Volkswagen, but it is still in the “what if” faze as there are some impediments. First and foremost, there’s a great contradiction between the name Volkswagen and a two-wheeled vehicle which is everything but "wagen". Secondly, VW will most likely limit itself to investing in the Suzuki division and not in the launching of an all-new vehicle for them in a segment in which tradition has a strong word and big brands dominate the scene.
Still, the idea remains very interesting, especially as the project wears the R fingerprint, the new sports division launched by VW.
In the past, the German car manufacturer was suspected of planning a motorcycle together with the Austrians from KTM, but nothing turned into fact. So let’s just hope this concept does because it looks simply outstanding and yet plausible.
The latest creation of italian designer Dario Caroselli is called the Ducati Desmo and it is, obviously, a supersport motorcycle designed following the strict requirements that end up turning these things into “two-wheeled Ferraris”.
While there is little hope that Ducati considers adding another liter bike for their already vast supersport lineup and this could ever turn into the actual one, Caroselli has even thought at three different color schemes that could be used. Looking at the details, you can easily spot the consecrated L-twin Ducati engine configuration, which in this case attracts our attention for being positioned right in the middle for better mass centralization.
We cannot say this is not a plausible and great looking concept, but we’re simply having serious doubts that it will ever find a better place than our desktop backgrounds.
This vintage steam motorcycle prototype was built in 1836 by English railway engineers George Stephenson (father) and Robert Stephenson (son), who also built the Rocket locomotive. To us, it looks greater than many concept bikes we see today, but it seems it was a little too much for times in which the forms of self transportation consisted in either walking
or riding a horse.
After being discovered in an old abandoned workshop in the north of England, the steam prototype meant to be originally ridden on railroads is now called the Rocket Bike.
Ever since Yamaha unveiled the Super Ténéré concept wrapped in clothing at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the motorcycle press has began to speculate about the endless design possibilities and after these leaked shots, we can finally say that the bike contours itself as the most potent BMW GS rival so far.
Although this is not an official teaser, we must say the various design concepts look truly plausible, while the already confirmed features such as a 1200cc parallel-twin engine with side-mounted radiators and a 270-degree crank, as well as electronic throttle and traction control, shaft drive and ABS, confirm this as the best Japanese attempt to dethrone the Enduro King also know as the BMW R 1200 GS. Video is attached after the jump.
P.S. Please Yamaha make your move once and for all.
We recently came across the Monobike vehicle that Neil Morris, a student of industrial design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, has conceptualized and while we have to admit that the concept is rather plausible, we can’t really say we haven’t seen anything like it in a while. The creator describes the in-wheel motorcycle as being a “Rhinoceros model. Based on a long running tradition of odd one-wheeled vehicles as far back as the early 1900’s.”
Trying to find the practical side here, we reckon this can turn into a fun mean of urban transportation right after learning how to ride it. The sad part is that you can’t take a friend along for the ride, but at least you’ll be the only one that looks cool.
Very often, those who plan to start riding can already imagine themselves dressed in bad boy leathers and so on, but you really need an appropriate bike to fulfill that dream and a bell should ring when hearing about the Unicorn concept that Honda has recently unveiled at the Auto Expo 2010 in India.
Although we would imagine something…different when reading the fancy name, the Honda Unicorn Sports Concept is anything but disappointing for the average rider in India. This should be thrilled by the 150cc engine, exciting new front cowl, stunning rear tail lamp, attractive tank shrouds, rear disc brake, spilit grab rail and dual tone styling, which are just few of the exciting features. These will most likely be found on the production version as well.
Hmm, so I guess we can say the 2010 Honda Unicorn will be a rider’s shortest trip from bad boy to funky.
Concept products usually have two purposes: they’re either used by manufacturers to test the public’s reaction regarding their future developments or help skilful designers make a name for themselves. But very rarely, manufacturers turn to innovative designers with the proposal of transforming a great idea into reality.
This is precisely what we’re wishing Yamaha will do in this case as Japanese designer Yuji Fujimura is definitely up to something with his Wheel Rider concept. Virtually a fully-faired monocycle with a cockpit for a roof, this thing can become the ideal supersport ride for every speed enthusiast as long as it can go fast and somehow prove efficiency.