Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Vintage 1979: Porsche Design's alternative motorcycle concept.

Via: homme star

"In 1979 Porsche Design developed this alternative Motorcycle Concept.
The concept´s goal: To highlight the advantages of the motorcycle in contrast to the automobile – with regards to increasingly limited energy resources, air pollution and traffic space.

Comfort, safety and protection from mud and water were prime considerations, not the usual fascination with speed:

The engine, running gear and wheels are carefully shielded by streamlined fairings to keep the rider clean and obviating the need for special clothing under normal weather conditions. The handlebars are heatable and adjustable. So is the seat, depending on the rider's size or requirements. In case of collision, integrated kneepads carry the rider over the obstacle. A supplementary luggage rack may replace the passenger seat."

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