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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Friday bike

A day early because I'm going away for the weekend.

This one's specially for Mo, who follows my blog but isn't interested in motorbikes. However, this one at least is built in Spain.



 Dragon Atila 1000 R Concept

Text stolen from here:

A collaboration between Spanish designer DragonTT and Madrid based builder MotoYE this Spanish duo is responsible for this blatantly “love it or hate it” motorcycle, which debuted at the 2010 EICMA show. At the core of the bike is the 1000cc Yamaha R1 inline-four motor, which puts down 160hp to the tarmac. The chassis has been derived from a 1990′s Yamaha GTS1000, which features one of the first single-sided RADD designs from James Parker, a man whose work you recently saw on the Mission Motors Mission R electric superbike.
The Atila 1000 R further raids the Yamaha parts bin with its R6 headlights, while aftermarket parts come from Brembo, Öhlins, and Moriwaki. The “ass up in the air” look isn’t really our style, but harkens to the original streetfighter scene, making the Dragon TT Atila 1000 R have a bit of old school meets new school flare.

An interesting concept, I'm sure you'll agree, with many interesting design ideas. I particularly like how the fairing and front mudguard make it look like some sort of mad insect, and fitting the headlights into a 'split' in the fairing works particularly well. The raised rear end, however.........

Motorbikes tend to be quite conservative in their design, so it's always good to see someone trying something new.

2 comments:

  1. Why thank you Norman!I like the colour but I think the high up bottie is a bit weird. At first I couldn´t even tell the front from the back so I´m afraid that following your blog is not making me much of a motorbike expert. So,... what other colours does it come in? Turquoise would go well in my kitchen ...

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  2. Mmmmm... bikes painted to match your decor, now that's an idea.....

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