Lane Splitter : Futuristic Car that Splits Into Motorcycles

Mark Wilson of Fast Company has a cool (or crazy) idea about a futuristic car with ability to split into 2 motorcycles. Argodesign has done a great job in visualizing this futuristic idea into something tangible and beautiful. Called as Lane Splitter, this futuristic vehicle is an all-electric vehicle that splits into 2 closed-top motorcycles when you need it to be. As a car, it might not look really cool, but when it transforms into 2 personal urban motorbike, it looks kinda stylish.

This project was lead by Chipp Walters, he had designed several projects for NASA in the 80’s and 90’s, as you can see here, he has turned something from idea and sketches into something realistic enough that people might buy it. This innovative car embraces asymmetry where the motorcycles could be flat on the inside but curved on the outside. It features safe locking mechanisms that would attach the vehicles near the bottom of the frame. The equipped auto parking system just like some smart cars have today can guide these motorcycles to park while docking together.

Designer : Mark Wilson

Lane Splitter Hybrid Car by Mark Wilson

Lane Splitter Hybrid Car by Mark Wilson

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Yamaha 03GEN : 03GEN-f and 03GEN-x Motorcycles

Yamaha Motor Co. released the third generation of its GEN models: 03GEN. it consists of 2 concept models that express the GEN concept philosophy: 03GEN-f and 03GEN-x. Both of these vehicle designs are based on the twin front wheels Leaning Multi Wheel model TRICITY.

From : Yamaha

Yamaha 03GEN Motorcycles

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2015 Chak Motors Molot : A Custom Futuristic Superbike From Modified Honda CBR 1000RR ABS

We just got a design submission from Igor Chak, this time, he designed a futuristic superbike, 2015 Chak Motors Molot. When it comes to choosing a motorcycle, there is not much choice on the market today, the safest is usually the biggest, most of the bikes that have any safety features are the touring bikes but when it comes to super sport you don’t really have much to compare.

Igor Chak offers a safer and smarter concept motorcycle. ABS has been around since the 70’s but it’s just recently been appearing on motorcycles. This project incorporates advanced technologies that don’t cost a fortune to make this motor bike lighter, stronger, and safer. The word Molot itself is a Russian word that means a sledge or a mallet type hammer, it perfectly describes aggressive, tough, and technologically advanced 1000cc superbike.

Designer : Igor Chak

2015 Chak Motors Molot by Igor Chak

2015 Chak Motors Molot by Igor Chak

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Honda CHP Drone Squad : Futuristic Highway Patrol Vehicle for 2025

Honda has envisioned Highway Patrol Vehicle for 2025 with its latest concept Honda CHP Drone Squad as response to LA AUTO Design challenge. It’s a futuristic vehicle system with advanced technology for 2025 to work efficiently and effortlessly through out harsh environment of California highways. It’s been carefully designed so that the highway doesn’t have to build new infrastructure.

Honda CHP Drone Squad consists of a 2 vehicle system: Auto-Drone and Moto-Drones. Auto-Drone can be operated as a manned or un-manned mission control vehicle, it deploys Moto-Drones, un-manned motorcycles which can be used for wide variety response or rescue missions.

Designers : Jason Wilbur, Eddie Birtulescu and Raj Rihal

Honda CHP Drone Squad by Jason Wilbur, Eddie Birtulescu and Raj Rihal

Honda CHP Drone Squad by Jason Wilbur, Eddie Birtulescu and Raj Rihal

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Futuristic Valkyrie Electric Motorcycle Concept Was Inspired by Porsche 911 Sportscar

Valkyrie electric motorcycle concept was inspired by the iconic Porsche 911 sportscar, it blends futuristic design, sleek, and classic style. It defines new meaning of zero-emission motorcycles not only in term of eco-friendly but also beauty and performance for design conscious people.

There’s no combustion engine used, this means the body of this bike is much leaner and lighter, offering a futuristic and elegant profile with dynamic grille at the bottom to improve air flow and ventilation. Titanium aluminum alloy frame is used to support the bike while at the same time revealing the character of latest Porsche hybrid technology, array of batteries and electrical wiring infrastructure. The digital sensors equipped in this bike provides dynamic feedback to adjust suspension or other settings based on riding conditions, yep, a smart bike isn’t it?

Valkyrie electric motorcycle concept adapts hybrid technology of the Spyder, it’s a concept bike that offers the same performance as a supercar.

Designer : Saad Alayyoubi

Valkyrie Electric Motorcycle Concept by Saad Alayyoubi

Valkyrie Electric Motorcycle Concept by Saad Alayyoubi

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Futuristic Frog eBike Features Hubless Rear Wheel and Void Body

Cool futuristic Frog eBike has been designed to celebrate the heritage of motorcycle design while looking at the bright future of electric transportation technologies. Every since bicycle was born like almost 200 years ago, designers and manufacturers have done impressive evolution to bring this two-wheeled transportation to the next level. Motorcycle was developed as the result from those efforts and continues to evolve as well. In these recent years, we have been facing the normalization of electric vehicles, it’s normal to see this technology to be integrated on the state of two-wheeled transportation design.

Designer : Frog Design

Futuristic Frog eBike by Frog Design

Futuristic Frog eBike by Frog Design

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Revolute : Futuristic Single Person Electric Vehicle by Harsha Vardhan

Living in big city, I get stuck in traffic jam most of all the time. So when I see motorcycles break up the traffic jam, I wish I was the one on that bike. Harsha Vardhan, an Indian industrial designer might hear my wish. He designed “Revolute”, a futuristic single person electric vehicle, well actually this vehicle was designed to enter INTERIOR MOTIVESDESIGN AWARDS for “Conceptual Exterior Category”. This transportation was designed to bridge the gap between a car and a motorcycle, it’s definitely smaller than a car. Revolute features 2 postures: dynamic and static. While in use, the vehicle uses dynamic mode, static mode while parked. The response is triggered by the on-board computing facility behind the seat that activates the swivel arms enabling the change.

Designer : Harsha Vardhan

Revolute Futuristic Vehicle

Revolute Futuristic Vehicle

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The Compact And Lightweight 2012 Izh-1 Motorcycle Can Give Ultimate Futuristic Commuting

The 2010 Izh-1 Motorcycle incorporates a smooth and aerodynamic design with a compact and lightweight construction to make it a perfect ride for congested future streets. The design starts with a strong and massive front and smoothly finishes to a compact and lighter rear. This bike is envisioned to be crafted with innovative and lighter components to make the weight nearly half than that of conventional motorcycles. The concept features a 505 V-twin engine, 50% of which is made of highly reinforced and heat resistant plastic, generating 140 horse power. It is also designed with unique dual airbag for ultimate safety and keeps the bike straight and stable in case of front end collision.

The proximity regulating radar system is another unique feature of the bike that works together with the front facing in-built camera to program the bike to slow down when a car in front of the bike stops unexpectedly. The onboard computer can show warnings and necessary maintenance to be done through a 3D LCD screen. The bike also features a real time GPS navigation ability and an augmented reality technology to make driving even more interesting and convenient. Additionally, it can wirelessly control a mobile device with major OSs like iPhone, Blackberry, Windows, Symbian, Android, etc on the bike’s main display.

Designer : Igor Chak

2012 izh-1 motorcycle

2012 izh-1 motorcycle

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Futuristic Epine Concept Car was Inspired by Racing Vehicles

Epine concept car derived from a project to create a hybrid eco-friendly vehicle that is able to provide a racing track experience to its occupants while at the same time offering a new way of being in touch with the nature. The minimalist design of this car gets inspiration from racing vehicles – Formula One cars and motorcycles – and comprises a whale skeleton as a token of natural element. The major technical feature of this car is the Epine system that allows a complete seating arrangement by adopting the drive-by-wire technology to run the steering system.

peugeot epine futuristic car

peugeot epine futuristic car

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Futuristic Car Design with Transforming Multifunctional Wheels

Transforming Multifunctional Wheels is an innovative device that is created with sheer caution and brilliant conceptualization. This wheel is used in the most powerful motor cycles on United States. The wheel contains around 24 spokes and all of them are made from carbon fiber. They are elastic and strong enough to make the wheel even more efficient. The stark red color on the outer surface makes it more attractive and unique. The design of the wheel feature serrated portions which is unique indeed. This is a guarantee from the manufacturer that the vehicle will run smoothly with these wheels installed in it.

transforming multifunctional wheels

transforming multifunctional wheels

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Futuristic Honda Radical Styling DN-01

The new DN01 motorcycle design by Honda surely can be termed as outlandish. The stunningly beautiful design combines the exhaust of Hornet 600 while providing rear end storage in maxi scooter. It will boast of 680cc v-twin engine with fat header pipes on display as in cruiser style, even cruiser-style foot boards and shift drive with ABS. The ride seems comfortable as it is a laid back version of the maxi scooter and on a long open road it definitely is a comfort ride. Also it comes in manual 6-speed sports mode and in full automatic drive mode thus giving the feel of a car in a bike. With no gear changer, is this really a motorcycle? Or is it some strange kind of scooter? Honda definitely brings a beginning of revolution in motorcycles.

honda radical dn01 futuristic motorbike

honda radical dn01 futuristic motorbike

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Futuristic Dodge Tomahawk Motorcycle Concept

The Tomahawk is a Viper V-10 based motorcycle, a 500 horsepower engine with four wheels beneath it. The engine breathes through twin throttle bodies mounted right up front. The Tomahawk concept is an awesome-sounding machine. Clouds of blue smoke vied for attention with the throaty rumble of the mighty V-10, and hitting the gas visibly opened the twin throttle body blades up front where the headlight would normally be. Though deeper and more rumbling than most motorcycles, it did not seem to be louder overall – just deeper and less shrill.

futuristic dodge tomahawk motorcycle

The Dodge Tomahawk can reach 60 miles an hour in about 2.5 seconds, and has a theoretical top speed of nearly 400 mph. Each pair of wheels is separated by a few inches and each wheel has an independent suspension. Bernhard said four wheels were necessary to handle the power from the engine.

dodge tomahawk motorcycle

Engine
1. 500 bhp (372 kW) @ 5600 rpm ( 60.4 bhp/liter); 525 lb.-ft. (712 Nm) @ 4200 rpm
2. 10-cylinder 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled, 505 cubic inches (8277 cc)
3. 356-T6 aluminum alloy block with cast-iron liners, aluminum alloy cylinder heads
4. Bore x Stroke: 4.03 inches x 3.96 inches (102.4 x 100.6)
5. Two pushrod-actuated overhead valves per cylinder with roller-type hydraulic lifters
6. Sequential, multi-port electronic fuel injection with individual runners
7. Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
8. Max Engine Speed: 6000 rpm
9. Fuel Requirement: Unleaded premium, 93 octane (R+M/2)
10. Oil System: Dry Sump; takes 8 quarts Mobil1 10W30 Synthetic
11. Cooling System: Twin aluminum radiators mounted atop engine intake manifolds, force-fed from front-mounted, belt-driven turbine fan.
12. Takes 11 quarts of antifreeze.
13. Exhaust System: Equal-length tubular stainless steel headers with dual collectors and central rear outlets.

Suspension
Front:
Outboard, single-sided parallel upper and lower control arms made from polished billet aluminum. Mounted via ball join t to aluminum steering uprights and hubs. Five degrees caster. Single, fully adjustable centrally located coil-over damper (2.25-inch coil with adjustable spring perch); pullrod and rocker-actuated mono linkage. Center-lock racing-style hubs.

Rear:
Hand-fabricated box-section steel inboard swing arms, incorporating “hydral-link” lockable recirculating hydraulic circuit parking stand. Single fully adjustable centrally located Koni coil-over damper (2.25-inch coil with adjustable spring perch); pushrod and rocker-actuated mono linkage. Center-lock racing-style hubs

Performance
0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds (est.)
(Some estimate 1.9)
Top Speed: 300+ mph (est.)

dodge tomahawk motorcycle

Dimensions
Length: 102 inches
Width: 27.7 inches
Height: 36.9 inches
Wheelbase: 76 inches
Seat Height: 29 inches
Weight: 1,500 lbs.
Track, Front: 8.75 in
Track, Rear: 10 in
Weight Dist: 49F/51R
Ground Clearance: 3 in
Fuel: 3.25 gallons

Transmission
Manual, foot-shifted two-speed
Aluminum-cased two-speed, sequential racing-style with dog ring, straight-cut gears
Gear Ratios: 1st 18:38; 2nd 23:25
Clutch: Double-disc, dry-plate with organic friction materials, hand lever actuated with assist
Final drive: Dual 110-link motorcycle-style chains
Front Sprockets: 14 teeth
Rear Sprockets: 35 teeth
Longitudinal, centrally mounted engine, rear-wheel drive layout; monocoque construction, engine is central, stressed member. Body of billet aluminum.

Price
$555,000

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Rivet One Motorcycle : Steampunk Inspired Motorcycle That Will Blow Your Mind

RIVET One motorcycle features steampunk design with futuristic touch. It’s a project born out of William Shatner and American Wrench corporation, they came together to create a vehicle that hasn’t been done before. Shatner, a 83 year old actor has traveled across U.S. many times in many forms but never on a motorcycle. When a staff of American Wrench met him at an autograph signing, he invited Shatner to work together to build a custom bike just for him.

Through the mutual passion for motorcycles and fine automobiles, American Wrench has designed and developed a custom motorbike which not only to meet Shatner expectations but also to blow everyone’s minds. This steampunk inspired motorcycle combines the freedom of motorcycle and fine automobile engine, it delivers exhilaration without compromise.

Designer : William Shatner and American Wrench

Rivet One Motorcycle by William Shatner and American Wrench

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Akrapovič Full Moon Concept Motorcycle Stands Upright when Parked

Stunning, yes, that’s one word that can describe Akrapovič Full Moon Concept Motorcycle. This futuristic concept was unveiled by Akrapovič at the Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show in Germany, it managed to captivate all audience of the show from visitors, photographers, journalists, and selected guests. This awesome motorcycle has been designed and developed with the help of Slovenian Dreamachine Motorcycles, the same team that produced the iconic Morsus in 2011. similar to its predecessor, Full Moon features extravagant, technical exceptional, promotional bike design.

Since this project was designed as continuation of the Morsus story, the personality of this bike has been designed to be completely different to excite anyone who hasn’t been impressed the Akrapovič’s first prototype machine, you know, if there was anyone at all.

Designer : Akrapovič

Akrapovič Full Moon Concept Motorcycle

Akrapovič Full Moon Concept Motorcycle

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A’ Design Award and Competition 2014 – Winners

It’s time again to announce the winners of A’ Design Award & Competition, with more than 12,000 entries in more than 100 categories from 208 countries, you will find amazing products, buildings, accessories, and much more. A’ Design Award & Competition has been a prestigious design competition that attracts thousands of designers from around the world to showcase their best works. It sets a benchmark for design development in different countries and the winning designs along with the designers get international fame in an instant.

Here are 20 amazing designs among hundreds that we’d like to share with you.

1. Black Shadow H-E by Mark Norton Menendez
Remember the old days when leather jacket clad riders raced from one café to another just to prove themselves? Well, those days were the inspiration of this project. Black Shadow H-E (Hydrogen-Electric Hybrid Motorcycle) features vintage style with modern technology. Its carbon titanium composite frame making this vehicle becomes a lightweight, ecological bike with vintage styling.

A' Design Award and Competition 2014 Winners - Black Shadow H-E by Mark Norton Menendez

2. Schon Lamp by Mostafa Arvand
Inspired by the form of seashells, this beautiful artistic Schon Lamp attracts everyone to approach to touch it. The light surface is located at the center to create soft illumination and uniform light to its surrounding. Simply touch the body to turn the light on/off.

A' Design Award and Competition 2014 Winners - Schon Lamp by Mostafa Arvand

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