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SHAVIT by Eyal Melnick. A design concept for an Electric superike.
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Saw this ages ago and have been meaning to find the time to do a blog post about it. It’s 8:30pm on a Saturday night and I find myself living the high life on the couch in front of the TV with a laptop on my…um…lap.
I’d like to tell you a lot more about this … um…box thingy but their website is fairly shite.
I’ve worked out that it is electric, charges in 1 hour (with optional charger), can travel at a tad over 50km/h and is two wheel drive.
The company says it has an “Areodynamic* design. Very low vehicle drag coefficient”
Surely they lose credibility with this claim when the top speed is 50km/h. Aerodynamics isn’t going to have any effect with Morgan Freeman’s twin brother perched on top.
They also say…“all surface road terrain capable AWD, at demand sport performance, amazing feeling with a ”riding on rails” type of handling and stability”… aw FFS, how stupid do you think we are!
You can choose from 10 box colours and either black or tan seat. Here’s one I configured in red. Being so aerodynamic AND red, it’s sure to be faster than the other colours.
They cost US$3,995 as standard but if you want a three year warranty, a heated seat, a 1hr charger and CORE whatever that is then you can add a further $1,500+.
They showed the BOXX at the Portland 2012 International Auto Show.
I wish these guys luck, I really do. It’s not turning me on at the moment but neither would the Reitwagon if I was around in 1885
*Their website has more typos than mine and that is saying something.
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This bike is called Moto Undone by J.Ruiter
“From the familiar to the unexpected, moto undone ignores what makes motorcycles interesting.
At jruiter I.D. we want to re-set the definition of a motorbike by stripping away historical attributes that make them so great. It’s hard to image a motorcycle without fancy paint, overpowered motors, exposed mechanical genius, and sweet exhaust tones
Moto undone is pure generic transportation and by motorbike category definition it isn’t very cool.
There motorbike references are small and when someone is riding they are all you see. The bike almost disappears. The rider just floats along the streets silently.
Powered by a 1000w 48v electric hub motor, moto undone has a range of 90 miles or about 3 hours. All gauges and riding information, like speed and gps, is displayed through smart phones by downloadable apps.”
On display at the GRAM, Grand Rapids Art Museum, september 21 – October 9, 2011
photo credits, Dean Van Dis
rider, Pete McDaniel
Personally I really like it as a concept and as a piece of art. Hats off to Joey Ruiter
What do you guys think?