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Saline Bird Concept

The Saline Bird Concept is a concept bike designed by five design students - Charles-Edouard Berche, Ugo Spagnolo, Adrien Fuinel, Frederic Dobbelstein and Jean-Philippe Paries - at the ISD of Valenciennes (France) as a design exercise for their 2010-2011 final project. The bike has been designed as a race bike for the "Les Triplettes de Bonneville" and get sits inspiration from the shape of a skier as he flies down the slope.

The Saline Bird Concept is powered by a compressed air engine fed by three air tanks with a total capacity of 27 liters. It sits on a carbon fiber frame with leather skin parts in place of the conventional body panels. This leather skin can be slipped on and off "like a sock" in order to switch between body panels or no body panels. The bike can be turned into a road model by replacing the handlebar.

Technical partners of the project include MDI (engine), LUXFER (air tank), and BRM.




3 comments:

I can’t believe that environmentally friendly products can produce this awesome super bike. I really love the concept. I guess this will run just like a bird flying in the sky.

Really? It’s was designed as a race car?
I thought it was made just for entertainment. Since, I think it has a very light performance.

OK, the bike does look good, but I am not really sure about the power plant that it has. Sure, a compressed air engine is efficient, but I don’t think it would be suited for a sports bike.

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