The 2029 e-bike brings art-deco and automotive design into the future, with its unusual combination of clean-cut geometric shapes brought about by sheet-metal fabrication, along with bone-inspired generative-design details 3D printed in metal. The bike is an amalgamation of styles that pays a hat-tip to the revolutionary design of the 1929 Majestic, built by George Roy.
Ninety years later, Bryan Fuller and his team at Fuller Moto decided to push boundaries with bike-design. Created as a commissioned piece for the Haas Moto Museum and Sculpture Gallery, the bike incorporates design-trends and technologies that are indicative of the future of automotive design. The stunning 2029 comes with an electric drivetrain, fully enclosed aluminum body, hub-centric steering, transparent PolyCarbonate wheels, and 3D printed bike parts, furnished out of Titanium. If the bike looks like nothing you’ve ever seen before, that’s purely out of intention. Designer Bryan Fuller says, “There are few times in my career that we have built something so gratifying. The 2029 combines both my drive to innovate and my love of metal.”
The 2029 features a modified electric drivetrain, with 27 horsepower, 78 ft-lbs of torque, and a range of around 90 miles. The chassis was flipped upside down to place the battery lower on the frame, and mount the motor closer to the bike’s 23-inch transparent wheels. The 2029 showcases a sheet-metal outer that pays homage to the 1929 majestic, albeit with 3D printed titanium details like the footrest, handlebar, and rims, all which showcase a novel approach to bike design with their bony generative-design aesthetic. The bike, commissioned by the Haas Moto Museum in Texas, will be on permanent display alongside two of Fuller Moto’s other bikes, the ShoGun and the Chief Ambassador.
Designer: Fuller Moto for Haas Moto Museum