Inspired by musculature, this concept evokes a fluidic sculpture from the upper and lower sections intertwined together. The whole body is made up of materials that stretch and contract just like your muscles do and enables steering without any kind of assistive apparatus. When turning a corner, the entire body relaxes so that it can smoothly corner, and when accelerating, it contracts to form a rigid body. I’m totally intrigued by the idea. Not so sure about the design though.
Using an unconventional balancing system in combination with a hard protective shell, the Honda Gyro² aims to target the consumer that doesn’t see the practicality or convenience of the traditional bike. This urban scooter uses two separte stabilizing technologies to balance its hard shell: Honda UX-3 software and a rotating gyrowheel. Using dual mono-swing arms the rider can steer at both the rear and front, avoiding lean at corners while maintaining balance.
The Union is a folding cycle that you can carry easily in public transport systems like buses and trains. Folded up, it’s more like backpack that doesn’t weigh you down. This 8-inch folding bicycle slams down in a jiffy and its most defining feature is that it combines the stem with the headlight and the saddle with taillight, for better visibility and safety.
The latest from motorbike enthusiast Madella Simone is this design inspired by the iconic and record breaking 1934 Peugeot 515. Unlike the original 4-stroke, this modern 515 powers its rear in-wheel engine with a rechargeable lithium battery. Another unusual feature, it’s also missing the usual hub that linked fork and body; instead, it features a sphere that permits the changing of the wheelbase.
Inspired by Dyson’s Air Multipliers, the Dyke bike works on the same principles. Air flows through the bronze hollow cylinder creating an entrainment. The air is pulled, amplified by 1000000X, to pushed the bike upwards (stability) and forward (speed), all powered by electricity. The design is styled with an “air”odynamic in mind – sexy with a provocative elegance and unique ergonomics.