A big thank you to Sylvain for the sending me these images of his Diploma project to share with you exclusively on DDC.
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This concept has the following innovations:
– 2X2X2 architecture (2 powered and guiding wheels)
– Variable wind penetration (aero brakes on the sides)
– Movable seat (it follows the rider’s body on the sides while cornering, improving weight transfert)
– All integrated wheels (suspensions in the tires / engine and brakes included in the same unit, one for each wheel)
– The whole chassis is a single fixed part, including batteries and controllers.
“I have been doing nothing but working during the last 6 weeks and here is the result, full size clay model made AT home!”
Sylvain asked me if I could also include a Poll to find out what you thought of his project. I advised him against it, but this was his reply. Brave man.
I know in one hand it might be hard to accept if i get some massive bad feedback, but in the other I really want to know what people think about it and it is probably the only chance I have. And with the time I learned how to take a bit of distance with my work, so if you don’t mind, i guess I’ll take the risk!
“technical comparison, explaining “inspired by a horse” architecture I used.”
Click the link below to watch a time-lapse video of the project.
I think a designer has to be much more than just a good draftsman dealing with volumes and proportions, he is the one looking at the whole picture, analyzing past and present to understand what our future needs will be and taking directions from there to fulfill them.
I wrote a proper diploma thesis about “the after petroleum-fuelled motorcycle era”, so if some of you guys are interested in digging deeper into this, I’ll send it to you. As a quick mention, I have been riding and racing motorcycles for almost 15 years, and as much as I love petrol engines, I think the future of our sport will have to radically evolve if we want to keep having fun!