Saturday, July 19, 2008

From France: The Enzyme Icare concept


The Enzyme Icare. For those who want a French motorcycle with four wheels and an 1800cc, six-cylinder Honda engine...
Pics: Wired
Concept bikes probably don’t get more outlandish than this – the Enzyme Icare. Powered by Honda’s 1800cc flat-six (the same engine that’s used on the Honda Evo6 concept), the Icare concept has been dreamt up by French design house, Enzyme.

Enzyme say the Icare is ‘a superlative motor bike that would fill a currently vacant niche for top-of-the-range bikes.’ Er…, we suppose they’re serious about this, though with Ducati 1098Rs and Desmosedici RRs, MV Agusta F4 CCs and the upcoming BMW S1000RR and Aprilia RSV 4, we don’t really see any vacant niche in the world of high-zoot motorcycles.

It may never make it to production, but the Icare sure looks cool!
Then again, the Icare has been designed as a piece of art, so perhaps it’s meant for collectors and other weirdos who buy their bikes to park them in climate-controlled garages. According to report on Wired, the Icare is ‘fully clothed’ when it’s parked, but start it up, and the bodywork splits open to reveal the cockpit. Even the wheels split apart, going from two to four. And we thought Franco Sbarro’s Pendolauto four-wheel motorcycle concept was a bit OTT…
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