Most motorcycles are designed for 2 people, however, there are many times we can see more people ride one motorbike in the name of “efficient”. It’s really dangerous and it might cause accident. Illoto is a concept motorcycle that takes group motorcycling safer, it can take up to 3 people on 2 wheels. This project features unique structure and incorporates the spirit of Tel Aviv City as major source of inspiration in its minimalist design.
The smooth and flowing lines and the major decision I’ve made to move from a combustion engine to an economically-aware electric engine supports a light and airy feel in the design. The coating- meant for the riders’ comfort rather than the concealment of mechanical parts- seems to be floating through space and air flows freely through, providing the impression that the motorcycle is almost hollow. The emphasis lies at its “heart”- the riders, rather than the machine.
By choosing for an electric motor, I went for a contemporary, economically and environmentally aware solution. Design-wise, the use of an electric motor- frees lot of space within the motorcycle, a fact that the body design accentuates: By placing the minimal “floating” bodywork panels, an almost “hollow” feeling was created.
Anyone who rides Illoto would enjoy the same riding experience as the driver. By folding-out footrests that are located on the swingarm, the rider can invite two casual passengers to ride along in a
“standing” position. Riding along, all three riders now need to balance during the ride, and in fact literally hang on to each other – a fact that creates a sense of togetherness and a lasting experience of fun.