Its unique, unusual form language earned it a German Design Award prize, and quite a well-deserved prize it was. The Pocket Rocket does the two most important things a bike must do. Get you from A to B efficiently, and grab eyes along the way… and it does so while running on ecologically viable electric energy.
Housing every bit of electronics and machinery into its innovative inverted triangle shape, the Pocket Rocket doesn’t have the serious demeanor of a sports bike, but why should it, right? It hits that sweet spot between bicycles and motorbikes known as the e-bike aesthetic, and the minimal frame could just be iconic (I’m only a slight bit concerned about the base of the V being a little low, but on city roads, the Pocket Rocket should do fine). I’ve also grown to love the name Pocket Rocket, although it obviously has some suggestive connotations.
Designed by Manuel Messmer and engineered by SOL Motors, the Pocket Rocket is clean, compact, and well thought through. The thick tubular column on the top becomes a perfect surface to sit on, once you’ve got a saddle in place, and right at both ends, you’ve got the headlight and taillight. The product is currently in its conceptual stages and the specifications haven’t been made public yet, but we’ll let you know the minute we do!
Designers: Manuel Messmer & Sol Motors.
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