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Honda's radical concept bikes

2011-01-24 11:17

RADICAL DESIGNS: Designers create three new Honda concept bikes

Using the existing range of Honda’s VT1300 cruisers as their foundation, three designers from the Honda Research and Development centre in Southern California let their imaginations run wild to create three concept bikes.

The Furious, Switchblade and Slammer were based on the Fury, Sabre and Stateline cruisers in Honda’s current US line-up. Unlike their donor bikes these concepts take cutting-edge styling to a whole new level.

Here’s what Honda says about its new models:

Slammer

Based on a 2010 Stateline, designer Erik Dunshee reveals the low slung Slammer. The concept will sport a fully adjustable air-ride suspension, NAV/Multimedia, 10" subwoofer and 500W of power.

“With a full front-end conversion, including a lean 23" custom wheel, the designer achieved all this without frame or engine modification.”

Furious

Based on the 2010 Fury, Nick Renner introduces the Furious, a concept model showing new and old-school styling. The model has a 23" wheel up front and a 20" at the rear.

“A metal flake, variegated leafing, and diamond stitched seat contrast with the five-spoke crushers and Fury tank. Long and low, clean and mean... Furious is an instant Neo-Classic.”

Switchblade

Taking inspiration from the 2010 Sabre, designer Edward Birtulescu unveils the Switchblade. A racing inspired cruiser with styling cues from Formula 1 and MotoGP. 

“The new model sports a full carbon-fibre body, racing three-way adjustable suspension and a single-sided swing arm with a 535 chain conversion optimises the single focus of this design - speed. The Switchblade has a mass-centralised proportion to reinforce this super sport assault.”

What’s your take on Honda’s new concept models?
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