Shapeshifting motorcycle, a remarkabl...

Shapeshifting motorcycle, a remarkable concept

There are 5 comments on the Helmet Hair story from Jan 23, 2007, titled Shapeshifting motorcycle, a remarkable concept. In it, Helmet Hair reports that:

Take a peek into what very well might be the future of motorcycles. This guy Erik Brinkman have invented a concept, named R-Bike , that is half motorcycle half robot.

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Elise Brampton

Victoria, Canada

#1 Jan 27, 2007
This is the best thing ever ! I read the report on the Website. I can't believe how well thought out it is, and yet it is so so simple. It is so far ahead of everyone else. I hope Harley buys this from him. I NEEEED this !!
Elise Brampton

Victoria, Canada

#2 Jan 27, 2007
I have been doing more reading.
Get this ....
The "side-pods" have several functions including keeping water out of the two tank-top air-intakes while crossing a deep creek !
Erik Brinkman

Victoria, Canada

#3 Feb 4, 2007
Thanks for the comments. After 9 years of careful engineering, the bike is no longer just a "design concept" and is ready for prime-time. We will be taking pre-orders soon.

I originally designed this with the military in mind and their need for an extreme off-road go-anywhere never breakdown solution. They are now limited to a Kawasaki 650 (don't laugh).

It turned out that it makes a great civilian bike too. I chose colors that change shade with light. For example the bright "Porsche red" turns into a candy red in lower light.

I put more detail into this than you would believe. The engine mounts are also the oil-lines. many parts serve two or more functions. I couldn't make it any simpler or remove anymore parts and make it better.
Bug

Stillwater, MN

#4 Feb 15, 2007
Change is good, Its about time someone has moved ahead.If you don`t change with the times you ( it ) becomes obsolete.
Erik Brinkman

Aurora, CO

#5 Aug 15, 2008
The SPECIFICATIONS have finally been made public.

http://www.erikbrinkman.com/rbike/report.html

Production begins in mid 2009.

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