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Triumph Reveals TE-1 Electric Powertrain Prototype And Bike Design
The interesting times we want to live in.
23 March 2021
The sketches that birthed the 1199
Penned by Giandrea Fabbro, also responsible for the 1098 and Multistrada 1200, these sketches reveal the process behind the Ducati 1199 Panigale's design. If you haven't yet seen the bike in person, it's a radical twist on the sportsbike theme. The diminutive size — think 250GP bike — accentuates the organic lines, at once evoking the classic proportions of the 916 while taking a big step int...
16 February 2012
Designing the BMW K 1600 GT
15 February 2011
Honda V4 crossover: the final sketch
Contrast the motorcycle seen in this sketch with the 2011 Honda CBR250R. One is simple and functional, the other isn’t. Honda says the V4 crossover, “will have the flexibility and exciting attitude of a naked performance machine, with the more comfortable upright riding position and design cues inspired by adventure bikes.” That’s right, it’s a vehicle that looks off-road capable, but is...
27 October 2010
Controversial BMW S1000RR design explained in sketches
The thinking behind the 2010 BMW S1000RR's asymmetrical lights? A mix of BMW branding, a nod to endurance racing and a desire to provide maximum illumination. These sketches were created during the design process of the bike by BMW's designers. They help explain what, to many, is either an overly conservative or unnecessarily ugly first attempt at a superbike. >Front fairing and headlights: Beginn...
11 May 2009
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