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cyclotron

Published on 27 August 2016 by Robert Drane

Driverless cars, autonomous lorries, robots riding bikes… it all sounds like the premise of the next Blade Runner movie.

Inevitably the next will be a riderless motorcycle. The Cyclotron, a concept produced by designers from Canada and India, is just that.

Charles Bombardier and Ashish Thulkar wanted to “imagine, design, and develop a new breed of urban vehicle. Something that will minimize the human footprint, that can operate year round in any weather, and run on electricity instead of gasoline.”

 


Check out the "Titan" - another cool design concept bike. Click here.


 

Gyroscopes like those used in Lit Motors’ C-1 would maintain the bike’s stability. It would employ butterfly doors and even hold two passengers in opposing seats (no pillions here).

They also say the Cyclotron would recharge wirelessly, allowing you to buy and sell electricity from the vehicles around you. Far-fetched? Perhaps. Maybe one day traffic jams could be your next business opportunity.

Apparently the Cyclotron is inspired by the Light Cycle from Tron. Perhaps it also pays a passing resemblance to these unforgettable beauties…

Man riding a Sinclair C5

Quasar motorbikes

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Image of Sinclair C5: By Adam (Joel gets a go!) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Image of quasars: By Bikeweb (Bikeweb, a Feet Forward motorcycle enthusiast site) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Cyclotron top view