dubbed the ‘furia’, this futuristic concept depicts what the future of bicycles might hold by utilizing 3D printed materials. created by italian designer, francesco manocchio, he has created no-less than six product renderings in the past, most of which celebrate such a resolution level of graphical detail that they can easily be confused for real manufactured products.

 

 

franscesco manocchio has designed the ‘furia’ bicycle to provoke and inspire, while offering insightful perspectives with innovative materials. the result is a full-scale 3D model produced with a makerbot ‘replicator 2x’ printer as a volume study. the use of hub-center steering comes from the motorcycle world, with bimota’s ‘tesi 3D’ as an italian example of this innovative steering mechanism. the ‘furia’ concept bicycle is the winner of the award for excellence in design lazio, and identifies what can be done to make bikes ready for a more prominent space on our city streets.

 

  • That is a beauty …but the steering is a little scary.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • Apart from looking nice – what a complete pile of tosh. Nearly threw-up reading the “…award for excellence in design lazio, and identifies what can be done to make bikes ready for a more prominent space on our city streets.”

    B says:
  • Agreed, total BS. It’s not clear how this steering concept works or what benefit it has over current bicycle steering. And that is, in a nutshell, the biggest issue with many of these ‘concepts’. What problem does it solve? If it doesn’t solve a problem, what is the point? Why does an untested and unproven ‘concept’, that fails to even identify the solution it aims to solve, get an award?

    littlecog says:
  • Interesting, had the same idea (implementing Bimota Motorcycle-style hub steering on a pedal bicycle), checked to see whether it exists, and lo and behold, it has been demonstrated 2 months ago!

    Now it just needs design “industrification” towards more sensible manufacturing costs

    AH says:

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