We take a look at Branko Lukic's bizarre design prototype
THIS IS the nUCLEUS - an aerodynamic motorcycle designed and built by Branko Lukic.
Lukic is founder and partner of NONOBJECT, California based design studio. The company's aim is to create new and surprising design experiences for wide spectrum of industries - from consumer products, furniture, high technology, interior design, alternative fuel transportation to branding and user interaction experiences. Lukic said of his creation:
"The nUCLEUS is a motorcycle built on the antagonistic principle of 'square against air'. And yet, despite its unique appearance and apparent opposition to aerodynamic design, nUCLEUS ended up being surprisingly nimble. The square side-view hides the fact that these pieces of metal are simply... fierce blades that cut through air. nUCLEUS also boasts a thin comfortable saddle and horse-like behavior system - a new way to connect with your vehicle: it gets up on its hind legs in action, and rests down squarely while locked or at rest."
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looks shite to me, i certainly would not even entertain the idea of buying one
And from an engineering point of view, what goes in a straight line well in terms of aerodynamics can very rarely handle any crosswind at all. This design looks to be a total disaster and will act more like a sail with the effect the bike will be pushed dramatically sideways the first time it sees a cross wind
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"nUCLEUS also boasts a thin comfortable saddle and horse-like behavior system - a new way to connect with your vehicle: it gets up on its hind legs in action, and rests down squarely while locked or at rest."
Mind you, it should slice cleanly through traffic..
Posted: 09/05/2008 at 16:28
Hairy Ben wrote (see)
"nUCLEUS also boasts a thin comfortable saddle and horse-like behavior system - a new way to connect with your vehicle: it gets up on its hind legs in action, and rests down squarely while locked or at rest."Er.. Pardon? Mind you, it should slice cleanly through traffic..
No doubt if someone rode one past my house it would do a massive shit in the middle of the raod as well for me to drive through every dya for a week, just like the other twats that do.
question, why is it that horse riders dont have to get of and shuvell the shit up like dog walkers do?
Posted: 09/05/2008 at 16:34
The horse behaviour probably refers to the minimal ground clearance. When you are on and riding it the suspension lifts it off the ground a bit more. A bit like Citroens I suppose. Presumably when you get off it lowers down and because it has a square section it doesn't fall over.
Provided the ground is completely level.
Posted: 09/05/2008 at 17:03
guys, i connect with horses all the time... don't be hating!
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aluminium road poopa scoop
Posted: 09/05/2008 at 21:00
forestcreature wrote (see)
guys, i connect with horses all the time... don't be hating!j
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Posted: 10/05/2008 at 00:40
Sounds like a lot of marketing / management bollocks to me. Don't they have side winds where the designer come from? Take him over the M62 in March and see if he survives.
Remember to book the undertaker.
Posted: 10/05/2008 at 00:46
that's the beast in action... it goes up... accompanied by anonymous library sound effects, and down
don't take it too seriously! its never supposed to exist, ever. most of those things aren't supposed to - they're exercises in concept and design, the most practical use they have is in creating portfolios and selling books
assuming i'm not cataclysmically wrong - a company like that makes money by designing more mundane things on commission, so it has to have a catalogue of weirdo objects to show
Poetically, this design asks, “Can a single spoon give the sensation of 1001 spoons at once?”
its designer porn intended purely for other designers
Posted: 10/05/2008 at 00:53
Easy to clean, though
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Its hardly going to have ducati's design team shitting there pants.
Not a looker is it.. If it takes off.... i will buy one! There you go.
Posted: 13/05/2008 at 20:58
It'll never beat the Hambusa.
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