Monday, July 19, 2010

Organic motorcycle and The Leanster motorcycle - crazy and dangerously

As far as motorcycle designs go, this is probably one of the most unusual out there. Not just because of its crazy green and yellow color scheme or multiple headlamps, but because its creator, Michael V. Smolyanov, claims that it is made entirely of “organic substances.”
There’s not much information available on the bike or just what those “organic substances” might be, but the shape of the bike alone makes it worth a closer look. Its flowing, fluid shape – coupled, of course, with the unusual paint job – makes it seem almost like a plant somehow crossbred with an insect.
The motorcycle is called the M-Org, and so far it’s just a model. If it ever makes it into production, hopefully Smolyanov makes sure that it runs on electricity to round out its “natural,” eco-friendly profile.

Motorcycles are cool, but pretty dangerous. ATVs are fun and a little more stable, but not street legal. So how great would it be if someone made a mash-up of the two? Brudeli Tech bestowed the gift of the Leanster upon the world, and nervous wives and mothers all breathed a sigh of relief. It’s got the speed and maneuverability of a motorcycle, but because of its dual front wheels it’s not as easily tipped over.
In fact, the rider can comfortably lean 45 degrees into a turn because the bike’s body and wheels pivot safely to allow for sharp turns while the footboards stay parallel to the ground. Brudeli’s intention with the 654L Leanster was to enhance the motorcycle experience, and it would seem they’ve done just that. By putting the extra wheel at the front rather than the back, they’ve added a large amount of stability. And by allowing the body and wheels to pivot, they’ve maintained the maneuverability that makes motorcycles such a popular way to get around.
The Leanster is street legal in Europe, and is intended for use mainly on streets rather than off-road. If you get the irresistible urge to rush out and buy one, it’ll run you around 19500 Euros (about $25000). A steep price, maybe, but at least your mom will sleep better at night knowing you’re riding a slightly less dangerous motorcycle.

1 comment:

  1. My friend and I did a motorcycle tour and it was awesome! Never did we had any issues with our trusted kawasaki motorcycle. The people at GSM gave us high quality, durable tires and made our trip a memorable ride.