A new electric motorcycle concept by Jin Seok Hwang, San Francisco-based Frog Design. The bike is influenced by 1985 Yamaha FZ750 Rana and expresses how electric motor technology can influence motorcycle design.
“The fossil fuel powered motorcycles we know today are composed of many complex systems: a combustion motor alone includes an engine block, intake valves, valve covers, pistons, connecting rods, spark plugs and more. Performance-perfect assembly of these many components is a painstaking process, and requires a rigorous schedule of maintenance. Electric drive systems are changing all this, and are redefining the industry and motorcycle culture as a whole,” explains design Jin Seok Hwang.
“By eliminating the combustion engine, we lose mechanical complexity. The bike becomes less complicated, and the design can become more expressive.”