Selasa, 16 Agustus 2011

RogueMoto Kickboxer Concept Combines AWD and Diesel...in a Motorcycle

 

RogueMoto Kickboxer Diesel AWD Concept front 3/4 view

By and large, motorcycle design is a pretty orthodox, regimented business. Granted, this is not surprising given that pretty much all you have to work with are two wheels, an engine, a frame in which to house it and handlebars. But once in a while, you do come across a designer who is willing to go off the reservation and push the technical and/or aesthetic envelopes.

Ian McElroy is one of these rogue bike designers (he even named his company RogueMoto), and a couple years ago, he came up with a proposal for a radical-looking superbike powered by a Subaru WRX turbocharged flat-four engine called the Kickboxer. Unfortunately, no investors were forthcoming, so the bike never made it past the computer rendering stage. But McElroy’s gone back and made a couple big changes that will either make you scratch your head or shower him with praise.

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