January 23rd, 2007 19 Comments » | View blog reactions
Take a peek into what very well might be the future of motorcycles. This guy Erik Brinkman have invented a concept, named R-Bike, that is half motorcycle half robot. The idea is that it will change appearance and geometry according to current riding conditions. Seems like a pretty good idea, but not that important. The trend is going towards motorcycles that can fulfill multiple purposes, just look at the popularity of the Ducati Multistrada, Triumph Tiger, and Kawasaki Versys. But from there to the R-Bike that looks like a combination of a soapbox car and a StarWars droid, I’m not sure. But I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw something of the concept implemented on motorcycles from the major manufacturers in a couple of years.