Monday, January 22, 2007
Shape shifting motorcycle adapts to the road
According to Biker News Online, a new motorcycle can change shape to adjust to road conditions or a rider's comfort.
The R-Bike, or Robotic Shape-Shifting MotorCycle, has an adjustable wheel base that lengthens or shortens. If your ride takes you from the city, then the highway, then on an unpaved surface, you can modify the shape of the bike for each.
The R-bike is still in its early stages as designer Erik Brinkman seeks investors to put it into mass production.
Although the concept of a robotic motorcycle sounds like something out of the upcoming Transformers movie, the R-bike does not turn into a giant walking robot.