Saturday, March 21, 2009

A3W Motiv: Julien Rondino’s three-wheeled concept bike


We had earlier written about Nick Dagostino’s three-wheeled Hayabusa (which is not a regular trike…) here, and now here’s French designer Julien Rondino’s three-wheeled motorcycle concept – the A3W Motiv.

We’ve written to Julien, asking him for more details on the bike. But for now, what we know is that the bike has been designed around KTM’s 999cc LC8 v-twin. The chassis seems to be a mix of cast aluminium and steel tube sections and the bike is packed with interesting bits – hub-centre steering, adjustable ergonomics and Buell-style perimeter brakes.


Here's a computer-generated video of the bike in action. Looks very cool...!




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I must be missing something. The article mentions 2WD, but I'm only seeing one wheel with drive.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, sorry, there's no 2WD. Thanks for pointing that out. The mistake's now been corrected...

-F&F

vmaxgtomf said...

That thing is pointless. it would steer like crap.

Anonymous said...

two wheels work just fine on a motorcycle. maybe people should just leave it at that? arty-farty french designers, please stick to styling toasters and blenders, leave bikes the way they are! :-))

Anonymous said...

front suspension?

suspension for the middle wheel?

Anonymous said...

Front brake is copy of Buell's ZTL brake. Is protected by US patent bureau. Somebody going to be in BIG trouble...

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