Future Bike By Alex Kish
If Terminator had an electric Harley back in the future, that would surely look like the conception we see in the above image. Paying tribute to the nigh venerable V-twin engined motorcycles, albeit with an electric approach, designer Alex Kish has almost done the impossible; he has managed to marry ‘green’ technology with every ‘macho’ dude’s ultimate fantasy – a down to earth, arduously dashing motorcycle with an unflinching raw edge.
The aim and the inspiration has been made very clear from the start by the designer; influenced by the sturdy V-twin demeanor, he wanted to showcase a functional, zero emission electric side to it, to the much younger and eco conscious generation. And boy, has he been successful, as the lightweight 430 lbs drivetrain will be powered by a 12 KW DC motor, while the highly durable Li-ion battery pack will feature a stable composition of Lithium iron phosphate.
Coming to the other design attributes, the bike will feature airless tires with the advantages of being puncture-proof and offering of better controls. The front wheel shock absorber will be conspicuously placed along the conventional fuel tank area, for efficient space management within the mechanism, while the front suspension will utilize a Telelever fork for enhanced stiffness to the bike head part. This in effect will make the ride easier and most importantly safer to steer.
The charging plug connection mounted on the motor controller side above the battery pack, will adroitly replicate the form of an old fashioned gas cap, just to get the ambiance of the old school. Moreover, an advanced oil cooling mechanism will be incorporated for better motor efficiency.
So finally at the end of the day, only time could say if this fastidiously fascinating conception will make its ‘green’ mark on some future motorcycle enthusiast’s wet dream, but we are surely going to keep our fingers crossed for that to happen.
Designer: Alex Kish | Source: EcoFriend.com