Ecosse Spirit ES1 and Motoczysz C1 push the boundaries of motorcycle design
Follow us past the break for more on the design of the Motocsysz and the Ecosse Spirit ES1 plus a video of the Ecosse Spirit ES1 just before its official unveiling!
[Source: Ecosse Spirit, Motoczysz and Motorcycle News]
Motoczysz is not the only would-be manufacturer that plans on pushing the boundaries of motorcycle design. Ecosse Spirit has taken standard motorcycle design and thrown it in the garbage with much of the design of their new ES1 bike. Their bike design does not have a conventional chassis at all. The arrangement allows them to place the rider lower on the bike and keep his knees close together. This design forced them to move the pivot of the swingarm up from its normal placement.
One constant between the two radical bike designs is extensive use of carbon fiber for the bodywork and chassis components. After all, the lighter you can make the bike, the less power you require to stay competitive. Chassis design for bikes is a bit of a black art and might allow the most room to grow from where the industry is at now. Innovative designs like these could allow them to vault to the front of the podium, or, fall flat on their faces. We look forward to finding out which one it will be!
The Ecosse Spirit ES1 was just officially unveiled yesterday at the US MotoGP race at Laguna Seca. Motorcycle News got a sneak peek at the bike, the "F1 bike on two wheels", just prior to the unveiling. Here is the video!
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