motofocker cargo-scooter blends delivery truck & two-wheeler
 
motofocker cargo-scooter blends delivery truck & two-wheeler motofocker cargo-scooter blends delivery truck & two-wheeler
oct 25, 2013

motofocker cargo-scooter blends delivery truck & two-wheeler

motofocker ‘cargo-scooter’ blends delivery truck and two-wheeler
image © kolos somloi
all images courtesy of f*ckmáté

 

 

 

with the onslaught of compact vehicles hitting city streets, f*ckmáté applies this idea to delivery vehicles bred with the beloved vespa. the resulting motofocker ‘cargo-scooter’ was on show at MEED / madeinhungary exhibition during budapest design week 2013. unlike the italian company’s ‘ape’ tricycles and small transport trucks from the 20th century, this modified motorino maintains its two-wheeled structure for transporting goods. this increases maneuverability on narrow streets to avoid traffic, potholes, cracks and bumps. the ‘cargo-scooter’ also improves on the dutch bakfiets (a load-bearing bicycle) as the driver exerts less effort to take heavy packages uphill.

 

 


motofocker ‘cargoscooter’ blends italian vespa, dutch bakfiets and typical delivery truck
image © kolos somloi

 

 

the classic italian vespa is built with an engine designed to carry a great deal of weight for its size, even in the small 50 ccm version. thus, f*ckmáté has used the scooter as the base for his prototype.  its compact form and two-wheeled frame allow freedom of movement around obstacles in narrow and crowded streets, much like a standard unburdened motorcycle. the light commercial vehicle has a wear-and-tear resistant motor that can handle substantial loads even uphills. the next iteration, shown in the sketches below has a more simple chassis, stronger engine, plastic body, and hydraulic steering. the covered storage section will allow for a wide range of uses.

 

 


the compact design is equipped with a strong engine designed to carry heavy cargo loads
image © kolos somloi

 


the two-wheeled base allows for high level of maneuverability around urban obstacles
image © kolos somloi

 


taking the cargo-scooter for a spin in hungary
image © kolos somloi

 


reflective stars and an extra headlight make the vehicle visible at night
image © kolos somloi

 

 


diagram with project parameters and options
image ©

 

 

  • I am willing to bet money the geometry is wrong: distance between axles and size of wheels.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • Ridiculous design. What is wrong with adding a third wheel or adding a small trailer.

    Franklyn says:

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