Inspired by Apollo’s lunar rover, a Russian designer creates a motorbike concept for the moon
- Moscow-based designer
Andrew Fabishevskiycreated the concept ‘ moon bike’.
lunar bikefeatures a simple and light design with “minimum styling elements.”
- It’s only a concept for now but Fabishevskiy hopes to turn it into a reality soon.
Fabishevskiy shared the designs of the “NASA moto” on his blog where the motorbike is actually pictured on the lunar surface. The moon bike was inspired by the Lunar Roving Vehicle used on Apollo 15, 16 and 17, according to Space.com. Fabishevskiy also took the idea of a simple electric bike for this concept.
The lunar bike has two big wheels and features a trellis-like design holding inside the battery and important parts of the motorbike. The lunar bike also has the NASA branding which makes it stand out more. In reality, the lunar bike would be equipped with an electric suspension and electric in-wheels motors. It looks like a simple and clean design for a bike with nothing flashy, and this is what Fabishevskiy had in mind.
"The main design theme of this motorcycle is to make an object that looks like clear engineering, with minimum styling elements,” Fabishevskiy was quoted as saying by Space.com.
“I wanted to make a visually light object, such lightness is characteristic of machines designed for space, as well as the combination of materials that I used – lots of white and reflective materials," he added.
The idea first originated from a challenge on Instagram after which Fabishevskiy made a 3D model and it was later turned into a proper concept through a collaboration with Germany-based motorcycle design company Hookie Co. This is only a concept for now but Fabishevskiy hopes to build a full-size prototype later.
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