Should A Motorcycle Try to Be A Car?
Designed by Min Seong Kim, this concept bike is an attempt to imagine a world where Hyundai, the Korean automaker and heavy equipment manufacturer, takes on building motorcycles.
Kim says he imagined that the bike would be made of a materials which could tighten or relax their structure to help the rider steer.
One unique, if strange, feature? The cage wrapped around the rider.
Kim gave his machine a six-cylinder engine, but you have to wonder if the cage might make it difficult to see the road and take away some of the thrill of riding.
According to Kim:
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.
I guess we sort of feel the same way. Intrigued, but not sold on the idea…
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