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Ferrari Pirelli La Cinetica Racing Bike Concept Is Interesting

With this post, we’re back at the virtual level, considering we’re dealing with a concept envisioned by an industrial designer. Nevertheless, the past has proven that dauntless ideas sometimes reach the end of the tunnel and become real fact. This Ferrari Pirelli racing bike may be one of those cases.
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UK-based designer Fraser Leid seems to have a soft spot for car brands since most of his work is somehow related to an automaker. This time around, it’s Ferrari in collaboration with Pirelli, but we’ve seen other projects signed by the same person that were a lot bolder. Take the Bugatti Type 57 boat, a concept that incorporates features that gave the vehicle an iconic stance. Its form blends streamlined design from the 1930s with modernized aerodynamics.

And if that isn’t touching your curiosity spot, we’re pretty sure Leid’s other futuristic concept, the Audi faucet surely will. Dubbed Hudor, it incorporates a system that allows the user a “hands-free washing experience.” Sure, it’s not literally doing that. The faucet has an integrated motion detector, an easily replaceable liquid soap dispenser, and a bacteria disinfectant black light.

Yep, the world of industrial design with car influences takes odd forms sometimes, but that’s just how the cookie crumbles. However, at least the bike we are dealing with this time does come with the regular two wheels and pedals; that, and a couple of things more. Here’s how the designer envisions a possible Ferrari racing bicycle:

While peddling, the carbon and steel wheel rotates around a circular brush. This causes a direct electric current to build, which feeds into a capacitor located at the bottom of the frame. When demanded by the rider, the stored charge is used on a motor located at the front of the frame. Once the front wheel is in place, an onboard torque motor situated on the frame engages the positioned front tire. This energy feedback system allows the rider an opportunity to rest while the bike propels itself.

 
 
 
 
 

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