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Mimic Superbike Concept Is What Happens When You Overdose on TRON Style

Less is more, they say, and they’re right: there is a lot to be said about the power of understated, minimalist design. Sometimes, though, less is simply less.
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Another superbike concept has gone semi-viral, attracting all kinds of attention, both good and bad. It belongs to Russian designer Roman Dolzhenko and it’s called Mimic, an electric superbike you could describe as halfway between TRON imagery and a puma on the attack.

It’s been nearly 10 years since Disney launched TRON: Legacy, a movie that, much like its predecessor, would go on to attain cult status despite mixed reception at the box office and with the moviegoing community. One of the most memorable things about that movie, aside from the creeptastic CGI youngification of Jeff Bridges, were the bikes.

Through the years, we’ve seen more than a fair share of TRON-inspired motorcycles, from actual prototypes like the Neutron from Parker Brothers, to concepts like the more recent LDR. Mimic falls in the latter category.

It comes with a very clean, outstanding design that places emphasis on cutting down on all “unnecessary” trims. The body is curvy with LED lights here and there, adding that extra touch of futuristic, while the clean lines and the eye-shaped headlights create the impression of speed even when it’s not in motion. It’s almost as if a puma is about to launch an attack. The same minimalist approach is obvious in the cockpit, which, based on the renders, is replaced with a single display showing vital stats.

And now we get to the silly part. Dolzhenko says he drew up Mimic on a napkin, before converting it into a render with 3DS Max, so there’s a hint of this being a very spontaneous project. Hastiness should not be a proper excuse for designing a bike that’s only half functional: if you check out the gallery above, you will notice the bike can’t turn.

So much for hoping this bike makes it past the concept stage.

 
 
 
 
 

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