Modern European cities are becoming increasingly cyclist and pedestrian friendly, while discouraging the use of cars.


For those who would like to travel a bit faster electric motorcycles are just the thing; the e-raw motorcycle is an unusual combination of modern electronics, metal, plastic and wood.

Actually, only the saddle is made of wood, but its shape stands out as the most prominent part of the motorcycle. The motorcycle designer Martin Hulin shaped the saddle from plywood, glued from eighty layers of wood veneer. This design makes it exceptionally solid and also flexible enough to be comfortable and able to absorb shocks from the road surface.

The structural base of the motorcycle is welded tube frame, into which he mounted plastic housing with batteries and an electromotor, which connects to the back wheel with a toothed belt. Since this is a prototype, the data on engine power, speed, battery capacity and range are not available, while it is interesting that the role of a speedometer is carried out by a smartphone, fastened to the handlebars.

Aug. 22, 2015 Driving photo: Expemotion

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