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Ride Through Future City Streets with no Handlebars on this Tesla Motorcycle
If there was ever a company that could be at the forefront of electric vehicle technology, it’s Tesla. But some technologies that bear their possible branding are still just dreams, or in some cases even scale models.

Ride Through Future City Streets with no Handlebars on this Tesla Motorcycle

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This is one of those cases where someone came up with an idea and even took the whole project to the scale modeling stages. That someone is Martin Chatelier, an industrial designer currently working with Vision Automobiles in Paris, France. Being an industrial designer and all, his exposure to shapes and technologies is quite profound.

Using that knowledge and expertise, his brain spewed this design forward. It's called the Pulse and is branded Tesla just to give us an idea of who could ultimately make something like this one day.

From the get-go we can see that the vehicle is a basically a motorcycle. That’s simple enough. But if we look closer, we can see a level of asymmetry that will usually put off any perfectionist ideas you may have. The right and left sides have nothing in common except the overall shape of the vehicle and that the entire frame for the bike seems to be made in one piece.

The entire right side of the bike gives off a close body look, while on the left side everything is exposed, and the front fork and rear swing arm are made up of a couple of strips of material. Even though it looks hella cool, the functionality behind it is one I personally can’t see. Because of this exposure we can also see some existing components like the suspension and...nothing? Yup, nothing. Just the suspension is all we can see within the frame, and some funky grid pattern. But why?

Well, Tesla. That alone should tell you what kind of vehicle this is, an EV. So the only other components needed would be batteries. And by the year in which this bike may exist, 2040 according to the designer, battery tech should be thin enough to fit in just that right-side panel. Already we are seeing new types of batteries on the market like the ones used in the Fracker e-bike.

Like most other EVs we can take a wild guess that this motorcycle too includes motors in each wheel, as this could be the only reason why we don’t see any sort of components within the frame.

But now, what’s up with that grid pattern? Where to even start? The material this concept is to be built from is morphable. We don’t have any specifics as to what and how it works, but we humans are imaginative beings, so here we go.

If we have a close look at some of the sketches, we can see that the rider of the bike isn’t holding on to anything. No handlebars. But rather, their hands are hovering above the frame. From that frame we can see small pieces floating above the bike. These pieces interact with the rider's hands and allow the rider to maneuver the motorcycle by simply moving their hands forward and back on the frame.

But then what about rider stability? How the heck do you keep from falling off? Well. We don’t know. All we have is that an AI interface does exist. If that’s true, then maybe this brain takes over and keep the vehicle from tilting and potentially falling over.

Now all of this does seem a bit of a stretch on the good ol’ reality we live in, but honestly, with the way things are already moving, by 2040 this could very well be a thing.

 
 
 
 
 

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