Biona Wooden Motorcycle Runs on Pocket Batteries

The purpose of any concept design is to inspire, despite the fact that it could never hit the market in the initial form. Designers of such concepts, also referred to as visual futurists, have always tried to break the boundaries of imagination and come up with ideas that make you day dream or, on the contrary, have nightmares.

We are still not sure where to place the following contraption coming from Spanish designer Jordi Poblet Pedrol, but one thing is for sure: it is aimed at giving the world a brand new perception of what an electric motorcycle is.

Dubbed Biona, the project uses a lot of wood, a bit of metal and plastic and gets its power from pocket small batteries that you can carry with you. An LED illumination system and an induction charging base are also among Biona’s key features.

According to the guys at Yanko Design, the design uses traditional yet greener versions of parts used on classic motorcycles, “never forgetting new technologies and new tendencies.”

“Do we really need those big plastic parts? Do we really need so much weight? Do we really need the same design for motorcycles?”
are the questions the designer wants us to reflect at. “The “biona” project tries to answer these questions, building only another perspective of what a motorbike should look like,” he further explains.

We could, however, point out just one tiny weak point in Biona’s design: the saddle. Yes, it may be green and light and cheap, but how comfortable will your buttocks be riding it? That wooden seat needs a remake...
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