whilst carbon surfboards and sending cars into space seem to be profitable ventures for tesla CEO, elon musk, a motorbike is apparently not. the multi-billionaire has strongly denied that one could be in the making, explaining that a near death experience whilst riding one as a kid has given him zero love for the machines. that hasn’t stopped fans from hoping this might change one day, with some going as far as to come up with their own tesla motorbike concept. london-based designer jans slapin has dreamt up a glossy electric two-wheeler – dubbed the ‘tesla model m’ – seemingly inspired by the automotive company’s red roadster.

all images courtesy of jans slapin

 

 

slapin‘s proposed bike utilizes a 150kW electric motor with four computer controlled modes: race, cruise, standard and eco. it is powered by lithium-ion batteries that have been mounted as low as possible within the aluminium frame keeping the centre of gravity as close to asphalt as feasible. in place of a fuel tank a water-tight storage compartment for a full face helmet, backpack or anything else the rider might need to carry. the carbon wheels are made from carbon fiber to reduce weight and suspension is provided by a mono shock at the rear with upside down forks up front.

  • ah, come on Elon I’ll buy one

    robert arber says:
  • It looks like any other electric bike concept, the only thing Tesla about it is the logo.. Not saying that it isn’t pretty, but the design language is just completely off brand and it is just something Tesla would never do

    Leo says:

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