A pleasing short by Paul Bush in which hundreds of motorbikes are animated frame by frame in a stop motion homage to the iconic motorcycle design and culture of the 1950s and 60s. To wit:
A rider prepares his bike and departs on an idealised journey into the countryside and into the future.
Grattan Bridge, Dublin.
Name that vehicle, anyone?
Thanks Przemysław Zbieroń
Baggott Street Lower, Dublin 2.
Scene of an accident outside the Bank of Ireland which closed off Baggott Street to traffic during the morning.
Decipher the plaque/blurry street sign for bonus location recognition points.
The Wicklow mountains yesterday afternoon.
(Thanks Guess Who)
Banna beach, County Kerry.
Thanks Mary C
Behold: the Ethec Electric Motorcycle – designed by 12 engineering students from ETH Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts with a 15kWh battery, front and rear hub motors and a sophisticated air and oil cooling system that combine to provide 67bhp and a 400km range.
The Royal Enfield WD/RE (aka the ‘Flying Flea’) saw action during WW2 when it was designed to be dropped behind enemy lines via glider.
This is the Pegasus 500 Classic – a remake by the original manufacture which ups the engine capacity from 125cc to a 499cc parallel twin motor.
1000 replicas (complete with 1940s style canvas saddlebags) will go on sale later this year available in ‘Service Brown’ or ‘Olive Drab Green’
Behold: the Yamaha Motodroid – a mysterious AI-controlled ‘self driving’ motorcycle prototype that will debut later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017.
No word yet regarding its ability to kill all humans.
The Leafy Savage – one of two hand built Frankenbikes by Night Shift Electric Bikes – a 2003 Suzuki Savage powered by the battery pack from a Nissan Leaf and a 40bhp Enertrac motor.