Igor Chak has submitted his latest project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Honda Super 90. He has come up with classic concept motorcycle that represents his love of the Honda’s design in the 60’s. Back in the 60’s, Honda was focusing more on the lightweight and stylish bike for optimum performance in rural areas, thus, the bikes were cheaper with better gas mileage compared to bigger bikes. The iconic S90 bike also came from that era, it’s a unique motorcycle with shiny chrome tank and a stamped frame featuring a 89.6cc SOHC, 2-valve, 4-stroke air-cooled engine that can reach a top speed of 64mph.
This motorcycle design study tries to bring back this vintage vehicle into our modern life, it’s been 50 years since the first S90 launched. For this new design, Igor Chak didn’t really want to change anything since S90 appearance is already perfect. He only made the new S90 a bit bigger, sleeker, and more aerodynamic, the chrome is still there, you can see it from the gas tank to little accents around this bike.
The main body construction keeps the same ideology intact, but unlike its predecessor, this new model features a stamped aluminum inner frame along with a carbon fiber shell for better durability and stability and a reduced weight. Being all electric, making this vehicle is an eco friendly compared to the 60’s model. There are 2 electric hub motors, one for each wheel, making this vehicle an all-wheel drive motorcycle. Each motor is rated at 50kW to give out 60hp at the wheel and that means 100hp combined. The braking power comes from 2 electromagnetic braking hubs at each wheel, this means the brake requires less maintenance and last longer than conventional brakes.
Those hub motors are powered by a 14kWh Air Cooled Lithium Sulfide Battery (Li2S) which holds 4 times energy of standard Lithium ion batteries. This battery is located at the bottom portion in order to get a lower gravity point, making the bike uses less energy for better traction. For safety, this bike features ABS, Traction Control, Stability Control, and Launch Control also Regenerative Braking System that gives you 60% of that braking power back. All information about the condition of your bike is displayed on the main OLED touch screen display.
Tuvie has received “The 50th Anniversary Honda Super 90 Concept Motorcycle” from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.
Abarth 500 Roadster has been designed based on the iconic 500 Fiat. It aims for young generations; that’s why the design boasts sporty and modern style. You can read the explanation from the designer below.
The Abarth 500 roadster is a stile exercise of the iconic vehicle 500 Fiat, created by Madeindreams Studio with their team of automotive designers along with some students of the Transportation and Automobile Design Master Course of Politecnico di Milano directed by prof. Fausto Brevi.
Madeindreams Studio created the Alias Automotive Training Centre to fill the gap between University and Design Center of major automotive brands. It is addressed to youth and recent graduates for the professional training in the automotive field.
The goal of the Abarth 500 roadster project was to give a complete experience of the design process to the students making the internship at Madeindreams Studio, in which they learn how to build a virtual model of a car in team with senior designers and under the supervision of our Training Center director, Ginevra Gatto.
To achieve this, we took an iconic and complex Italian vehicle and inspired as well from the summer we decided to make a roadster version of it. The 500 roadster is a two seater sports version, which is suitable for markets with a warm weather and seaside. Keeping the main design cues, to be recognizable but with some of the special features, at the front, two air intakes to cooling the brakes. The front and rear carbon fiber air diffuser provides a high performance aerodynamic. This 500 is projected to mount the 1.4 T-Jet Abarth engine.
Fun to drive is the most important feature of Abarth 500 roadster, it was designed to be a roofless car, the general volume of the car was studied to create a well balance car with rounded shapes, but aggressive and sport key lines.
Tuvie has received “Abart 500 Roadster” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.
The compactable bicycle concept was driven from the need of boosting urban space efficiency when it is not in use or being transported. The wheel is made of six modules, each with double pivot in their joints, allowing the wheel to be folded and become smaller. The spokes of the wheel are contained in the internal structure when you fold the bicycle and the spokes rotate to the system’s center where they attach with the center wheel. This bicycle is designed in a double triangle structure made of expandable modules with foldable ability. To keep the structure in position, the system has utilized a special X shaped component that aligns the modules to the exact position.
Victor says : The Wheel is composed by six modules, each one has a double pivot in the joints, this allows the wheel to fold and become smaller, the spokes are contained in the inner structure of the wheel, when you unfold the system, the spokes rotate to the center of the mechanism where it attach to the center of the wheel.
The double triangle structure is composed by expandable modules, each one collapses to a smaller dimension and then this modules align by the rotation of the axis in the joint of the structure, to keep in position all the structure is used an special part in a form of an X that aligns all the modules to their position.