• Aug 19, 2011
Designer Min Seong Kim envisions a rather interesting world where Hyundai, alongside its automobiles and heavy equipment, also builds motorcycles.

The structure of the bike is, in true conceptual fashion, made of a material that can tighten or relax, which the designer believes would aid in steering similar to the way our muscles aid in... well, pretty much everything we do. There's a cage around the rider, apparently to aid in protection, but we wonder how easy that would be to see around. The six-cylinder powerplant sports bold HYUNDAI lettering across the valve covers, and probably comes with a great warranty as well.

We do have a problem with the rider, however, who is clearly rooting for a different motorcycle manufacturer. There's nothing wrong with Suzuki bikes, but if you're going to be shilling for a futuristic manufacturer, you should also be wearing their branded leathers. Regardless, the concept is interesting from all angles, and you can check it out for yourself in the gallery.


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      tump
      • 3 Years Ago
      Designer... has never ridden a motorcycle apparently.
        Brex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tump
        Designers make it look cool. Engineers figure out how to make it work (or tell him he's a fool).
      tump
      • 3 Years Ago
      Look at the very first image. See that "A pillar" (WTF) in front of the driver? That's his line-of-sight. You don't want anything near there. This is one of the most stupid designs I've ever seen.
      hevace
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like how the handlebars are connected to the frame instead of being able to steer the front wheel. Although the total lack of brakes is also an innovative touch.
      kmanning83
      • 3 Years Ago
      Blind spots aside, any biker on this thing would have tremendous back pain since he/she wouldn't be able tot sit up and stretch in the seat at stop lights.
      Carnut0913
      • 3 Years Ago
      ingress and egress would seem to be problematic as well
      Stephen
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hate seeing designs from people with no sense of mechanics.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Uh....stick with cars....please.
      Frankie Rose
      • 3 Years Ago
      Has anybody told the designer that sportbikes run 70% aspect ratio tires in front, an the lowest profile in the rear is a 50 series? And though 50's are usually reserved for litrebikes, some racers will go with a 190/55-17 because all that pointy goodness goes to a wider edge of the tread surface. The place where you are at max lean angles. I also remember back to my '89 CBR600F. The exhaust can would hit the ground, raising the rear tire off the ground momentarily and causing the adrenal glands to go into overload. In the same vein, the photo shows this guy about to learn what its like to wear this thing as an ankle bracelet.
      x
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you crash it will tear your head off
      methos1999
      • 3 Years Ago
      FAIL!! That is all.
      Agent55
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like someone watched the Dark Knight and then decided to design their own take on it.... even though they themselves had never ridden a bike before. Super-wide front tires are a dead giveaway for "I have no idea what I'm doing".
        Carnut0913
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agent55
        exactly. if you are going for the wide look, you really have to do an energized ball bearing kind of set up where the charge changes direction
        methos1999
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agent55
        I think you're thinking of Tron Legacy...
          Agent55
          • 3 Years Ago
          @methos1999
          Good point, it's definitely Tron-like too. Both have that "ah to hell with physics" massive front end.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can see that cage doing more harm than good if the rider were to crash, especially to your arms. The nice thing about bikes is that you can throw yourself away from those hundreds of pounds of metal in the event you lay it down. In this case, you have no hope of escape.
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