Industrial designers and motorcycles; futuristic approach
Most motorcycle designs are collaborative projects, involving several people and functions. This means that most design style becomes, dare I say it, ’bland’. Everyone needs to agree on the look of the motorcycle, and as the saying goes, “you can’t please everyone all of the time”.
Most motorcycles that have that very special look were designed by small teams, often just one designer. That’s what makes the bike unique, since it’s the individual’s taste that has been added to the bike.
So if you let a single individual design a motorcycle from the ground up, and if that person is a talented industrial designer, the resulting motorcycle can be out of this world, literally!
Englishman, Dan Bailey, is such a talented designer. He took a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle and used the image of the alien from the movie Alien
and created this master piece:
You’ve got to admit, it does look like the creature from the movie. The whole motorcycle is extremely streamlined and futuristic looking. The bike is called “Indian” Speed-racer and is meant for (future) races. The hub-less wheels are impressive to say the least.
The whole concept is very pleasing, and could very well be the way motorcycles look in the nearby future, but one question remains in my mind: how do you sit on the bike? Or more, where do you sit?