the triangular tryal electric motorcycle wins rizoma design challenge
 

the triangular tryal electric motorcycle wins rizoma design challenge

a mini-motorcycle has won the rizoma design challenge, which saw designers come up digitally rendered body concepts and accessories. the challenge called for ideas that would contribute to the future of motorcycling. its winning design was by erik askin, the associate design director at new deal design in san francisco, who designed an electric motorcycle with a triangular body.

the triangular tryal electric motorcycle wins rizoma design challenge

images courtesy of erik askin

 

 

 

called tryal, the winning concept looks like a mini cross motorcycle with 14-inch wheels. the rounded, triangular body of the tryal packs a large battery, which is built into the downtube area while the motor moves by means of a toothed belt to reduce noise and maintenance.

the triangular tryal electric motorcycle wins rizoma design challenge

 

 

‘the future of motorcycling will hinge on getting more riders on two wheels,’ says askin. ‘among an industry catering towards performance and horsepower, the tryal bike offers a friendlier approach. simple, approachable and most importantly fun, this is a bike that is easy for anyone to ride.’

the triangular tryal electric motorcycle wins rizoma design challenge

 

 

‘bold colours, clean iconic forms, and fun features such as the customise-able dot matrix headlight, makes the tryal an exciting new choice for future riders. a modern day mini-moto with 14” wheels, electric drive train, and upright geometry the tryal is a blast for learning or simply a fun way to get around town.’

the triangular tryal electric motorcycle wins rizoma design challenge

 

 

the rizoma design challenge is a competition sponsored by premium italian motorcycle accessory design studio rizoma. the challenge called for designers, engineers, and students to come up with new concepts and creative visions in two contest categories—motorcycle design and accessory product design. there are two prizes worth $5,000 each and an internship at the rizoma headquarters near milan up for grabs.

 

project info

 

design: erik askin

name: tryal

competition: rizoma design challenge

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