2011 Honda IH Concept
A new Honda concept.
At the 2011 LA Auto Show Design Challenge Honda will present the IH (Intelligent Horse) Concept, a futuristic all-terrain vehicle for a post-apocalyptic wild west-inspired world.
For the 2011 Edition of the Los Angeles Design Challenge, designers at Honda Research and Development Center have imagined a dystopian scenario: a distant future hundreds of years from now, in a world disrupted by the impact of a gigantic comet.
Technology has been wiped out, but scientists have been capable of using fragments of information to create an all-terrain vehicle to travel across the hot, dry and dangerous environments.
The IH features a mix of futuristic technology and rétro-inspired elements.
The wheels have been replaced by an array of horse hooves-inspired components that allow to move across all kind of terrains, while the body has an essential design, with no side doors and no glass windows.
The open, single seater cockpit has no instrument panel, as the vehicle can be controlled using leather reins.
This, in conjunction with the horse saddle-inspired leather seat, visually connects the IH Concept with the wild west world, used by designers as a visual inspiration for the project presentation, and makes the concept fit in the design challenge theme, which was to create a movie car for the Hollywood industry: in this case, the hypothetical feature film is a western titled "High Noon".
2011 TrakRok Concept
A new concept from TrakRok.
The TrakRok Concept is a design study of an all-terrain trike vehicle with two front-wheels and a rear track system. The author is industrial designer Alexei Mikhailov.
Taking inspiration by snowmobiles, the TrakRok is an unconventional ATV that can be used not only as an off-roader but also on snowy and muddy environments.
Each one of the two wheels at the front is driven by an individual electric motor, while at the rear traction is provided by the independent track system with segmented rubber plates.
At the core of the TrakRok is the chassis, composed of an exoskeleton in hard anodized aluminum.
As Alexei Mikhailov explains, "The overall design mimics a shell-like rib cage with hollowed out pattern sections, resulting into a lightweight assembly construction."
The powertrain uses hydrogen fuel cell technology, with the fuel cells positioned in the center belly of the vehicle, thus lowering the center of gravity.
The fuel cell cluster is contained within a casing to protect from the outer environment, and is liquid cooled by two large radiator intakes at the front of the vehicle.
The vehicle is targeted to leisure and sport activities, as well as a number of other professional fields, including military, farming and construction.
the white one is made by the same people who made the quad and trike?
World's first Yamaha Raptor 700 734 with onboard rideheight adjustment (street legal)
Bet you never seen this before ; )
Own Developement to take person on backseat without directly sitting on the ground.(ok and just a experiment for fun ;)
I know what people think but it still rides great, just have to be sure to set your caster of your a-arms right.
As for the chain, i use a special chaintensioner to keep the chain under tension.
Yeah, i know im missing the front bumper, damaged during spraying : |
Oh, and for the ones who like the song, some of my great channels viewers found it for us: Soundtrack is "16 Bars" featuring J-Silas,Corey Red, R-Swift, Shai Linne, Tre-Z. Thanks alot guys..
And yes it,s street legal as i live in Europe ;-)
"RIDON" Hoverbike 3D Animation
Ridon hoverbike 3D Animation
With music: http://vimeo.com/25266506
With music non US/Canada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3-uglu2sM4
Animation: Ivan Tantsiura | iVANGRAPHICS