It’s a no brainer that technology is advancing with each passing day, heck, each passing hour. No matter where you are in the world, there is someone out there inventing something spectacular that’s going to change the way we do things. In this case, i’m talking about motorcycles. We have already seen the advances they made since the first one appeared in Germany in 1885. What else do you think they’re going to come up with? Check out this list of futuristic motorcycle technologies that may or may not happen. They’re pretty cool to think about it either way.
As most of you know, Ferrari is a very popular luxury car. Known for its sleek design and unbeatable horsepower. Designer Amir Glinik combined the attractive curves and lines that make a Ferrari, well, a Ferrari, and incorporated them with a motorcycle. The design takes the best features and aspects of vintage and modern projects involving the Ferrari bike concepts.
For example, the Ferrari motorcycle will feature controls based on those of a f-16 fighter jet and buttons similar to those of a formula 1 bike. The bike will also feature a v12 engine from a Ferrari Enzo supercar that has been reduced to four cylinders and made to work with a motorcycle. Now that’s one heck of a motorcycle. Where do I sign up?
Even though this EcoMobile motorcycle was designed in 1974, it still does not exist for daily use. It’s pretty much an enclosed motorcycle, I know, a beginner's dream bike. All the joy of riding two wheels while having the safety of being inside of a car. You steer it with handlebars like a traditional motorcycle and it can lean at 10 angles in corners, much like a sporting bike. Since it has such a low coefficient of drag, users can get 50 mpg on the highway while reaching speeds of 150 mph.
The engine is borrowed from BMW’s K series and it’s strong enough to go from 0-60mph in below six seconds, even in 100 horsepower form. Riders can enjoy the speed and steering of a motorcycle while being seated at an upright position, such as that of a car. It also has three-point seatbelts, headrests, an audio system, and air conditioning.
Although this sounds really fun and gas saving, it’s also not likely to happen. There is a lack of buying power and building them would be too time consuming for most companies. But, it was said that horseless carriages would never exist, and look at how that turned out. I would say that this can be a very promising futuristic bike.
BMW would be the maker, so it has to be cool, right? The Duo-Wheel is definitely futuristic, like something you would see out of Back To The Future. The bikes designer, Pierre Yohanes designed this bike for people who want something powered by electricity and compact. The front wheel stays still while the back tail turns, like steering a motorboat.
Unfortunately, if you have a riding partner, this bike is only designed for one person. It has a gyro assisted accelerator front wheel, sphere shaped rear wheel, and a halo screen panel and space efficient baggage. Honestly, just by looking at this thing, it looks really uncomfortable to ride. But, for those of you who like those eco friendly alternatives, no matter how uncomfortable, this bike is fit for you.
This sounds very similar to something that your kids would make up while playing on their bikes in the driveway. This futuristic motorcycle concept, designed by Seyyed Javad Ghfarrian, is actually pretty cool. It’s a transforming motorcycle that goes from two wheels to three wheels while lying on its side. When it’s on its side, it’s very similar to a car. If you want pure speed, stand it up and the third wheel will be up on the top to keep it balanced.
The passenger cabin rotates as the third wheel is hoisted into the air and then there’s a type of foil mechanism that keeps the chassis stable. It definitely does look like something out of a transformer movie.
The I. Care is something that looks like it belongs in one of those futuristic music videos, like that Taylor Swift video. This motorcycle is meant to grab your attention by looking like something out of a sci-fi movie or computer game. The power of this bike comes from either a Honda 18000 or Porsche. The design of the bike allows for all kinds of hidden engine accessories such as turbos, suspension, blowers, or anything else cool that you want to hide under all of that metal.
The wheels look as if they are hidden in park mode and somehow rotate up out of the way when it’s turned on or put in a certain gear. This isn’t something we’re likely to see unless the right manufacturer or investor comes along.
The Embrio is very similar to the BMW Halo Force, except it’s lacking that pizzaz that the BMW has. Bombardier presented this concept in 2003, which seems like forever ago now. This bike is hydrogen fuel cell powered, balanced gyroscopically balanced with a complex series of sensors.
The front wheels of this futuristic bike deploy to the ground like that of a landing gear on an airplane. This gear goes back in when the speed reaches 20kmh. The suspension, night vision, and digitally encoded key and robotic assistance is also incorporated in the design. The whole bike is constructed from a bunch of materials including Polypropylene, Santoprene, nylon, aluminum, magnesium, and the use of fuel cell technology, making it eco friendly.
Although some of the other bikes on this list aren’t likely to be seen on the road in our lifetime, this one is set to be produced starting in 2025 if producers are still in love with the concept.
This by far, the most awesome design i’ve seen, and the one that I would be most likely to cruise around on. The Confederate Renovatio is a concept from Confederate Motorcycles leader Ed Jacobs. This is a very minimalistic bike with all of the mechanical elements of the bike on show. There are large attachment areas on the engine, making upgrades and certain configurations easily exchangeable.
The Renovatio has 135 horsepowers, 125 ft/bs of torque in the V-twin engine, and has a 168 cc base on a GM LS7 7/0 litre V8. The awesome part of this is that this company already manufacturers two high-end unique bikes that are available. So, it’s definitely possible that this strange looking bike could be coming out in the near future.
This isn’t quite a bike, but it is a futuristic technology of a bike. Turbo charged engines are usually only used in cars because the power of a motorcycle alone is more than enough for most without having to resort to the forced induction system. This was up until Kawasaki introduced their H2/H2R supercharges superbikes. These models are very expensive and only people with wallets fat enough can have these bikes essentially.
At a recent Tokyo Motor Show, there was a motor in a display glass that read “under development, turbo-charged engine for motorcycles, in-line twin, DOHC, 4-valve.” Does this mean that there will be a super charged bike that exceeds the performance of any bike on the road today? We’ll have to get a little further into the future to find out, won’t we?
Electric throttle control is a feature of the future. This is also called ride-by-wire technology and it makes turning the throttle, an electronic mechanism rather than one that is cable-driven. When a rider has direct control over the engine, it can lead to stall outs and loss of control suddenly.
The ride-by-wire can send signals from the throttle to a computer that determines how much engine power or throttle the rider wants, compared to the speed of the engine, the speed of the bike, and what gear is selected, before releasing the determined throttle.
The result of this technology is greater control over the engine. This can make for a smoother riding experience and it allows manufacturers to incorporate riding modes that are commonly found on cars such as “eco” and “sport” to better control performance and fuel economy.
I, for one, don’t like to ride my bike at night. Motorcycle lights are far from being as bright as car headlights. It may be hard for people to see me and for me to see deer, so I try to make it home before dusk. One of the ways this can be helped is by the futuristic adaptive headlights.
Adaptive headlights determine the lean angle and uses that to determine where the lighting array needs to be directed, which can dramatically illuminate the dark areas that regular lights may miss. These lights have the potential to give the rider a 90 percent safety benefit to 90 percent of crashes that happen on curves at night.
Don’t we already have these? Yes, but only to a certain extent. These futuristic helmets allow riders to use their GPS, listen to tunes, make phone calls, all without using your hands. Obviously, motorcycles can’t have touch screens, but they can be completely hands free. Skully made a helmet, called the AR-1, that has a camera pointed towards the back like new cars do, that projects a live feed into the rider’s field of view. This allows the rider to be aware of what’s all around them at all times without having to look over their shoulder or look through their tiny mirrors.
Riders have to keep their hands on the handle bars at all times to maintain constant control over their bike. One wrong move and they’re going down. So, with these futuristic helmets, i’m thinking that we could see a dramatic decrease in accidents. In the meantime, check out our reviews of the current high-end helmets on the market.
Have you ever taken a curve too quick or turned too sharply and ended up dumping your bike? I feel you, bro. I’ve done this before, with and without a passenger, it’s not fun. Maintaining stability is the first thing bikers learn at their courses. Sure, steering dampers, good tires, and shock absorbers may help, but they aren’t enough to keep your bike from sliding down the road when the time comes.
Bosch has promised a stability control feature that makes those concerns, no more. This concept would be similar to the ride-by-wire system. It would be run by a computer that keeps track of several sensors at the same time. If it detects even the smallest loss of traction, the computer automatically applies the disc and engine brakes to grasp control, no matter what you were doing. This would make crashing near impossible.
The Dodge Tomahawk was unveiled in 2004. It donned a 500 hp Dodge Viper V10 engine. The engine breathes through a twin throttle that is mounted right up front. The bike also has something that no other bikes have, double wheels. These are separated by just a few inches and each one as its own suspension.
The Tomahawk could reach 60 mph in a mere 2.5 seconds and could potentially reach up to 400 mph, wowza! Now I know why the bike needs 4 wheels-to handle all of that power. There was some interest shown from Chrysler COO Wolfgang Bernhard. These aren’t going to be cheap to build and far from cheap to buy.
Well, there you have it, 13 of the most futuristic motorcycle concepts on the table today. Some them seem very farfetched, while some of them are just a few years away from being produced. Some of them are more eco friendly than others, while the others are more for us gearheads that love the power between our legs and the wind in our faces.
But, remember, with every high powered, lightning quick bike, you need the proper helmet. Although, by the looks of it, helmets may be a thing of the past too, who knows? Only the future does. As always, if you enjoyed this article, drop us a comment, and if you want to show your friends, share away!