Posts Tagged ‘superbike’

Saline Bird – Super Bike Powered by Compressed Air

March 22nd, 2011

Although there has been very little information offered on this superbike powered by compressed air, this monster will surely catch the attention of the public, and not only due to its green features, but also because of a very nice design.

The name of this extreme motorcycle is Saline Bird and its authors are members of a team called Les Triplettes de Bonneville.

It is worth mentioning that the team is composed of five members: Charles-Edouard Berche, Ugo Spagnolo , Adrien Fuinesl, Frederic Dobbelstein and Jean-Philippe Paries.

Their goal was to develop an eco-friendly bike that would boast an eye-catchy design and several green features.

The team decided to use a twin compressed air tanks to power their Saline Bird. Thus developers hope their bike breaks the land speed record.

Saline Bird has an aerodynamic design. It tends to obtain the ideal balance between aerodynamics and center of gravity, thus gaining more stability on the road.

It would also be interesting to note that the frame of the bike is made of carbon fiber.

[via Yanko Design]

Brammo Empulse – Electric Bike that Reaches 100 MPH and Boasts 100-Mile Range

July 16th, 2010

Brammo, an electric vehicle company with headquarters in Ashland, Oregon, United States, has recently presented an electric motorcycle called Empulse.

The motorcycle boasts a 50-horsepower motor and can reach a speed of over 100 miles per hour and a range of 100 miles on a single charge.

Probably the most interesting feature of the bike is its price that is rather low considering the performance of Empulse. The price starts at $9,995. However, the 100-mile-range battery upgrade increases the price of the bike till $13,995. » Read more: Brammo Empulse – Electric Bike that Reaches 100 MPH and Boasts 100-Mile Range

Hornet – Electric Superbike that Balances Gyroscopically

March 17th, 2010

Designed by Liam Ferguson, the Hornet is the winning project of the prestigious Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) competition.

The futuristic superbike generates power using its 74hp (kW) hydrogen fuel-cell six-phase Neodymium-Iron (Nd-Fe) electric motors incorporated in the bike’s giant wheel.

The motors allow the Hornet to reach the top speed of 235km/h. » Read more: Hornet – Electric Superbike that Balances Gyroscopically