Frog eBike Concept by Jin Seok Hwang

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On April 29, 2016
Last modified:April 26, 2012

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Frog eBike

Jin Seok Hwang says:
“We were very conscious about retaining the emotional impact of the iconic motorcycle silhouette however, and as such repurposed the bulky volume formerly known as the gas tank.”

“It has become an ergonomic affordance for the rider, a support underneath and in front of the rider hugging his or her bike at great speeds. This design element provides a continuous formal transition from the back of the seat to the front of the instrument cluster and down around the void, transforming into the new location for the bikes fuel: the batteries.”
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Right: the 1985 Yamaha FZ750-based Frog Rana Concept by Hartmut Esslinger

“The entire bottom chassis is dedicated to storing battery cells. This location lowers the bikes center of gravity, creating an extremely stable ride. Because the motorcycle’s speed is controlled directly by the power to the electric motor, virtually all other major mechanical components of a traditional motorcycle are no longer required.”

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Yamaha Frog eBike Concept
Design by Jin Seok Hwang

 

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