Monocasco Again!

The Monocasco Concept Bike is an electric version inspired by the original Ossa monocasco bike of Santiago Herrero. Reliving the legacy of the legendary Sabtiago, who died racing his Ossa in the 1970 Grand Prix, this bike is a fitting tribute. The story goes that Ossa abandoned racing altogether after this tragedy.

Despite its bulky outlook, the bike looks like a quirky ride and is nowhere near a racer. Maybe as a sturdy dependable city bike that doesn’t burn much rubber!

Designer: ART-TIC TEAM


  • fun pics! and renderings are also nice.

  • Lotus Song says:

    Nice shape! but that’s terrible design i think.
    I am a motorcycle rider and industrial design student.
    and that bike has a problem.
    1. handle is not good.
    brake line is too tight and bended. handle angle is not wide. dangerous.
    2. front shox.
    that i see is front fork is shox. maybe it damp and front wheel and mudgard will hit the frame.
    3. there is no brake system.
    can not see any caliper and disk. or drum.
    1. 2. 3. is not important. what is important is..
    seat. i think very uncomportable.

    • dick lynnt says:

      Don’t design any bikes cause you’re and idiot. Read before you comment on something…”Concept” jackass. Have seen many bikes? Hubless rims? Brakes at primary? Open a magazine moron.

  • ksione says:

    Very nice!!! I love it!!

  • Feniks says:

    @ Lotus song What do you think about turning front wheel. I think it is impossible.

  • Talukan says:

    Plus, look at that “windshield.” …There is no way you can get behind that.

  • Gerrrsh says:

    What’s more important is that Dick Dastardly and Muttley sticker. I want to buy it and can’t find it anywhere!

  • Spoltore says:

    Easy everyone. Take it as conceptual. This is sure to inspire someone to make something actually rideable and comfortable for that matter.

  • MARIO C says:

    Despite its mechanical and ergonomic mistakes i believe it’s a great inspirational starting point, once the technical challenges are sorted out this can be a nice bike.
    What many do not seem to understand is that many of the projects here in YD are pure conceptual ideas than inspire and are not necessarily the final product ready to go on production, many designers are still in training or have little experience in the field of the product they are visualizing and its clear they need more guidance to sort out technical and/or manufacturing issues but that should not deter anyone from posting their vision of a product.

  • pierre says:

    1. this is an electric bicycle, not a motorcycle so the handle is fine, and so is the brake line. Shielded cables and sheath can be manufactured to allow for this angle

    2. again, this is an electric bicycle, not a motorcycle. You have no idea re: the weight, compression, etc… which I am sure the engineers took into consideration and made appropriate choices.

    2. there are levers on both sides of the handles, as this is a bicycle, neither of them are a clutch hence they are both brake levers. by actually looking at the pictures you can see red lines going to front and back hubs, hence they are running hub brakes on both. more than likely with a combination electric braking system to make it more efficient and stop quicker.

    methinks you need to study some more…

  • Geoff D says:

    Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. This is the worst designed bike I’ve ever seen.

    How is this a bicycle? There are no pedals!

  • Looks like an electric razor on wheels, but I couldn’t even build that!

  • Cody Collins says:

    I want one!! Such a cool looking bike!

  • bobby says:

    You say you are an industrial design student, but It seems that you haven’t taken the prerequisites? Like basic English? To farther clarify:

    Bent* Not “bended.”
    Shocks* not “shox”. “shox” sounds like a shoe design… Oh wait, it IS.
    Also, as for your pointing out of the design flaws, you seemed to fail to understand that his is a *concept* bike, meaning that it’s NOT A REAL FREAKING BIKE. And yes, there is a drum on the front, the BRIGHT FREAKING RED brake lines that you so conveniently criticized are leading straight to it. But I do have to agree with you on one thing: The seat does look rather… “uncomportable”

  • Dan Martin says:

    There *are* brakes … take a look at those pinkish-red lines going from the fork and the rear frame member to the wheels … almost certainly hydraulic lines to some sort of hub brake. Whether the mechanical advantage of such a small hub would lead to *effective* braking, I wonder, but I can’t imagine what else those lines could be …

  • Cars VW says:

    I think it’s ugly

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