Neos, a Crazy yet Amazing Trike Concept by Daniel Munnink [Photo Gallery]
Reverse, leaning trikes are not exactly new in the motorcycle business, and they only seem to become increasingly popular as more and more manufacturers are dishing out leaning 3- or 4-wheelers. There are two things about the Neos we found quite interesting, and the first is the sidecar pod.
Created primarily as a solo machine, the Neos can receive a sidecar. Well, sidecar may seem a bit off, as we're dealing with a special pod-like attachment which clamps into place to the trike. The pod rests in the garage, on it's special stand. Set the bike in attachment mode, and drive rearwards until the pod clamps to the main structure.
Its retaining support comes off and there you are, with extra storage or room for a person. Now comes into place the other wonderful technology: the variable geometry. As the center of gravity and the whole structure of the Neos are to change the moment the pod comes into place, the front swingarms also change position, shape and suspension settings to balance the new vehicle.
It may sound crazy and look even crazier, but the whole thing makes an awful lot of sense. It may also be true that we're not ready yet for such futuristic vehicles, but by all means, it looks like they'll be ready for us, whether we like it or not.
Check this space for a hefty list of tech specs for Daniel Munnink's Neos machine.
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