fuller moto builds futuristic 2029 electric motorcycle with 3D-printed titanium parts
 

fuller moto builds futuristic 2029 electric motorcycle with 3D-printed titanium parts

fuller moto has built the 2029, a futuristic electric motorcycle with a fully enclosed sculptured aluminum body, hub-centric steering, clear polycarbonate wheels and 3D-printed titanium parts. commissioned by the haas moto museum and sculpture gallery, whose expansive collection includes over 190 unique and one-of-a-kind motorcycles from 1901 to present day, the bike is designed in the style of the french 1929 majestic. in keeping with the aesthetic and character of the original majestic design, the fuller moto team set out 100 years later to create another revolutionary kind of motorcycle with their 2029.

fuller moto builds futuristic 2029 electric motorcycle with 3D-printed titanium partsall images courtesy fuller moto

 

 

built by bryan fuller and his team at fuller moto in atlanta, georgia, the unconventional 2029 paves the way for next level design elements and intricacies that until today were difficult to hand craft. its chassis components are 3D-printed using light-weight titanium, an ideal material that allows shapes which otherwise would be nearly impossible to hand craft. some key visual elements of the 2029 bike were made from 3D-printed titanium, including the front stabilizer arm outside of the front swing-arm, which captures almost a sword shape look. the steering plate that mounts on the hub up front and mounts the heim joint also has an unusual and unique aesthetic. 

 

 

 

 

 

fuller used a zero motorcycle FXS electric bike with a range of 100 miles and 78 ft/lbs of torque, as a foundation for the build of the 2029. the length of the zero was the same dimensions of the original majestic, but the motor was a bit low and the batteries too high in the stock chassis. as such, fuller decided to flip the chassis upside down, while the batteries were uniquely modified to be positioned down low so that the motor aligns with the tall, 23-inch wheels.fuller moto builds futuristic 2029 electric motorcycle with 3D-printed titanium parts

 

 

the 2029 comes with a fully enclosed sculptured aluminum body designed to look very similar to the 1929 majestic. its stark silver appearance is complemented by a tinted blue hue, which is sprayed inside parts of the bike’s body. unlike most bikes which have a traditional front fork setup, the 2029 has hub centric steering coming off of a front swing-arm. hub-centric steering is very unusual and has only been used in a few bikes such as the bimota, ner-a-car and of course the 1929 majestic. 

 

‘we know we are doing something that has never been done before,’ says bobby haas, collector and owner of the haas moto museum and sculpture gallery. ‘there is no actual blueprint. we are not doing a production cycle. we are doing a piece of work that is rolling art. it is unique.’

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project info:

 

 

name: 2029 motorcycle

company: fuller moto

client: haas moto museum and sculpture gallery

  • This reminds me of when you give a child a box of 48 colored pencils. They also make a ‘unique’ drawing because they lack focus and editing skills. There are some clever aspects to this bike, almost none of them are 3D-printed.

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi

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