striking form lines the body of the electric Z-motorcycle concept
 

striking form lines the body of the electric Z-motorcycle concept

california-based designer joseph robinson has come up with a concept for an electric motorcycle based around the shape of the letter ‘Z’. the Z-motorcycle features a line that starts at the headlight and finds its way down to the rear wheel, doubling as a screen which can display exciting graphics to elevate its road-going presence.

striking form lines the body of the electric Z-motorcycle concept

images courtesy of joseph robinson

 

 

robinson has given the bike a relatively flat top and integrated fold-out handles and footrests. there’s also an absence of rearview mirrors, and a seat that slightly extrudes out of the spine for a streamlined design.

striking form lines the body of the electric Z-motorcycle concept

 

 

the Z-motorcycle takes into account the challenges of fitting a sizeable battery into the slim package. from the latch points, a 30 kw/h battery can be removed and interchanged for a new one, delivering power to the motor which is located in the lower rear-arm of the Z. the front fork houses a strut tower, which is steered from the fold-away handlebars.

striking form lines the body of the electric Z-motorcycle concept

 

 

the concept demonstrates how electric powertrains have the potential to expand the possibilities of design. like the wooden motorcycle we published yesterday, not being confined by the components and mechanics which come with fuel-based propulsion systems, could result in never-before-seen concepts.

striking form lines the body of the electric Z-motorcycle concept

 

 

‘the electric wave in transportation should not be limited to just cars,’ says the designer. ‘motorcycles are vehicles of pure thrill, thus they pose to be the greatest benefactors from electric performance. instantaneous, but smooth acceleration assures it would be ideal in city traffic or on canyon rides.’

striking form lines the body of the electric Z-motorcycle concept

striking form lines the body of the electric Z-motorcycle concept

 

project info:

 

designer: joseph robinson
model: Z-motorcycle
status: concept

  • Never been seen before because it cannot work. Front suspension, steering and rear suspension are impractical.

    Chris P
  • This is ‘one of the very few’ modern-styled MCs that I like. You did a great job. Too bad you had not been seen by H-D before they dug a grave with their offering. Your design can carry some company into the future.

    Jim

    Jimmy Xi

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