stripped motorcycle design combines spare car wheels, vintage kawasaki engine & bike seat

stripped motorcycle design combines spare car wheels, vintage kawasaki engine & bike seat

an odd mash-up of bike, car, and motor components

 

The Sprinter is a motorcycle concept that marries odd bits from different vehicles: spare car wheels, a Kawasaki KZ250 engine, and a bicycle seat are some of them. Inspired by board track racing aesthetics, Valen Zhou, a Milan-based photographer with a profound love for motorcycles, sought to build a sprint racer blend with a drag bike, defying the rules of safety and gravity. The resulting stripped-down design was born from Valen’s quirky creativity and unparalleled meticulousness, appearing as an otherworldly vehicle landed from somewhere far away. Its minimal design makes it look more like an artwork itself than an actual motorcycle. Despite its daring aesthetics, which puts the driver in an aggressive riding position, the designer confirms the product’s function. A helmet is definitely mandatory. motorcycle concept combines spare car wheels, vintage kawasaki engine & bicycle seat

all images by Valen Zhou

 

 

A peculiar motorcycle Concept

 

Powered by a Kawasaki KZ250 engine which sits at the heart of its body, the Sprinter includes a Honda CG125 hub, motorcycle rim, and a custom aero-disc wheel, while the overall design overflows with eccentric details. Covered with exhaust wrap, its skeleton resembles a road-bike chassis, hand-made of slim steel that creates a frame to host the engine. Breaks couldn’t be missing, so the Chinese-born motorcycle enthusiast set up a single break at the rear, recovered from a motocross bike. In addition, the handlebars hold a custom gear-equipped throttle and a reverse clutch lever. To add to this wacky look, an upside-down aluminum thermos is mounted behind the seat to store fuel. The bottle has a maximum capacity of 500 ml, meaning it is only enough for a single run.

motorcycle concept combines spare car wheels, vintage kawasaki engine & bicycle seat

a Kawasaki KZ250 engine is the core of the project

stripped motorcycle design combines spare car wheels, vintage kawasaki engine & bicycle seat
the overall design is filled with eccentric details

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stripped motorcycle design combines spare car wheels, vintage kawasaki engine & bike seat
the sprinter is inspired by board track racing aesthetics

stripped motorcycle design combines spare car wheels, vintage kawasaki engine & bike seat
an upside-down aluminum bottle serves as a fuel tank

 

 

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project info:

 

name: The Sprinter

designer: Valen Zhou | @glassesvalen founder of vahf | @vahf.co

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