The Grasshopper conceptual bike looks unusually fresh, but the keen YD enthusiast will be able to draw parallels with this Honda conceptual bike from more than 10 years ago. Design, like history, repeats itself. Braun’s designs were reinvented in Apple’s Steve Jobs days. The Grasshopper conceptual bike explores a hollow chassis design in a world where everyone wants hubless wheels. Like its alleged ancestor, it has a circular body design with a hole running right through. The Grasshopper uses this negative space for storage, rather than for artistic expression.
The bike’s design hints at an electric drive, and while the aesthetic is fresh and out of the blue, it has more of a contemporary than futuristic vibe!
Designer: Kentaro Nozue (Phiaro Corp.)