Concept Motorcycles To Dream Or To Nightmare

victoryBombadierEmbrioDetonatorperaves Few concept vehicles are produced and it can be a good thing. Most are never and it’s also a good thing. Above, 4 concept motorcycles and I let you decide which one(s) you would like to see being offered by a manufacturer.

From left to right and top to bottom. 1- Victory Vision 800: this one conceived by Victory Motorcycle with a 800cc parallel engine. All the usual foot controls are transferred to the bars. 2- The Embrio by Canadian manufacturer Bombardier uses a gyroscope sensing in which direction the rider wants to go by the teaning angle of the bike. Powered by am electric engine charged by a fuel cell.  . 3- The Detonator, designed by Damiel Simon,  is comic book looking and equipped with a 4 cylinders engine displacing 6 liters.  4- The Monotracer was created by a Swiss company called Peraves with the intention of creating fusion between car and motorcycle. Powered by a V-Twin engine and supposed to be produced in 2010.

4 Responses to “Concept Motorcycles To Dream Or To Nightmare”

  1. 1 Fluke Oct 2nd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    #3 is cute, but with a trail of 2 foot, not so practical.

    Then, I love all Damiel Simons designs. I use some of his pics as avatars and have one of his bike designs as my wall paper.

    As for the bike specs according to his website, It wont be made for another 7000 years, so I do have time to save up the 283,000 Xons it costs, Hopefully that will also be long enough to find out what a 6 liter V8 “Cratamomium” engine actually is, or why I am inexplicably drawn to wanting one.

  2. 2 ian Oct 3rd, 2009 at 5:03 am

    My favourite is still the Nucleus you featured back in February this year – when you read the ideas behind it – very clever.

  3. 3 Horst Rösler Oct 3rd, 2009 at 8:58 am

    If you think the Peraves is a Concept bike or a prototype, you are gravely mistaken. But it is excusable, as the Cyrilhuzeblog is somewhat “fresh” in the scene. No offense! Actually, the production of the Peraves dates back into times before the internet – as we know it today – existed and it is a unique riding machine, back then equipped with a BMW K 100 “Flying Brick” engine and driveline. The incredible aerodynamics (some 0.2 or so CW) allow speeds (with a 90-100 hp power output!) up to 260 km/h. I visited the manufacturer at Winterthur/Switzerland in 1993/94, during a visit to Fritz Egli, and the son of the inventor took me for a spin out to some swiss passes. Besides going fast, the machine can twist around turns like hell, up to the point that the retractable (BMW Starter operated) wheels TOUCH the ground when in riding (retracted) position. There have been 260+ produced, owners race it and you can pencil-roll it at 200+ and get away with it (the Ekomobile has even been repaired!). It is literally an Aircraft cockpit on two wheels and what you see is the 2nd Generation Design which was introduced at the INTERMOT 2008. The ENGINE which was shown beside it – and which might be used, pending development – is called “Kugelmotor” (aka Ball-Engine) and uses ball-shaped pistons that rotate rather than going up and down. Quite interesting stuff, I whish I had one for fast touring in the rain, but the price tag back then was 120.000 Swiss Francs….

  4. 4 maroco Oct 5th, 2009 at 4:12 am

    I like very much concept motorcyles, like Detonator, but they are very expensive for production and some times not funcional ore practical, but they loocks fantastic.
    The other options in the images are good ideas for mass production, and very impressive,Peraves engine and the gyroscope Bike.

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