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Title: Whoh, ugly but cool
Post by: azure on April 11, 2016, 08:02:40 PM
Tinker, a new universal frame design. Ugly but an interesting idea to my eyes

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/tinker-the-downloadable-open-source-no-weld-motorcycle-video-97591.html


Title: Re: Whoh, ugly but cool
Post by: Connito on April 11, 2016, 08:53:02 PM
Ugly is correct!


Title: Re: Whoh, ugly but cool
Post by: mick750F on April 11, 2016, 10:20:58 PM
Ugly? More like fugly...and a stoopud high center of gravity.

(https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cafeduweb.com%2Fimages%2Fupload%2Fhistorizo%2FVelocipede_and_motorcycle_0800611.jpg&f=1)

Interesting concept but I think it really needs to be thought out some more.


Title: Re: Whoh, ugly but cool
Post by: Alan F. on April 12, 2016, 07:41:35 AM
Without a ride video it's just another ugly sculpture.


Title: Re: Whoh, ugly but cool
Post by: knowsnothing on April 12, 2016, 09:36:51 AM
Without a ride video it's just another ugly sculpture.

Yeah i didn't see any electronics or a battery...


Title: Re: Whoh, ugly but cool
Post by: azure on April 12, 2016, 02:09:10 PM
I don't think the  main body of the frame needs to be round to accommodate engine placement, so could be made triangularly more conventional with slotted mounts, or some thing similar.

I also don't know how one titles it.


Title: Re: Whoh, ugly but cool
Post by: frostypuck on April 13, 2016, 05:12:33 PM
You know...whether it works or doesn't, I think the concept is cool. There's been maybe 3 innovations in motorcycle design in 125 years. I think its ugly too, but its a step toward something radical.


Title: Re: Whoh, ugly but cool
Post by: azure on April 14, 2016, 07:58:57 AM
I am glad you feel the same way I do Chris! I've been inspired lately by the ingenuity, imagination, and talent of some of the Instagram photos I've been following, including this one. While I think Hot Rodding should be included as a constitutional right, I was never really a chopper or bobber fan, having ridden a couple, and found them a step backward from original performance. Bikes are coming up, as are probably too cars and lawn mowers, maybe because of the proliferation of cnc machines and proficient tig welders? Anyway, thanks for your post!