Skip to comments.Now you see it, now you don't: The mirrored motorcycle that almost disappears when it's moving
Posted on 09/24/2011 6:08:30 AM PDT by Daffynition
It's the ultimate in minimalism - a reflective aluminium box on wheels from futuristic designer Joey Ruiter.
Two years ago the Michigan-based inventor came up with the stripped bare bicycle named the Super Minimal City Bike, now he's turned to motorbikes.
Ruiter opted to strip the motorbike of all its trappings, no fancy artwork or gleaming chrome.
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Our ABATE director told hubby last night that he almost had his chimney repaired, now.
Hubby was puzzled until the director told him that the last time hubby hit the throttle when passing his house to ‘say hi’, he collapsed the chimney.
[I’m not sure if the director was joking or not]....;D
He just grinned when I said “Loud pipes save lives...and destroy masonry.”
Maybe he’ll take on the burn out pit.
[the “wall of death” would be redundant]
I wonder if the Klingons will steal this cloaking device. :0)
Last month my son put a new muffler on his car. It’s legal and gives the EPA it’s nod, but it’s loud. You can hear him from half a mile away.
I’d recommend that he change it, but it sure does make the car sound cool. :)
(I want some!)
I melt when I hear a throaty motor and straight pipes.
You really can’t take me to a street rod show....LOL
[embarrassing confession: in 1980, I put a Thrush straight-through on my Gremlin and later, a “Cherry Bomb”...they sounded *way* cool...considering]...LOL
Just what we need- an “invisible” road hazard!
[embarrassing confession] My son’s car is a PT Cruiser....
The only thing more embarrassing than a Gremlin is a Yugo.
Cruisers are cool.
[all I want out of life is a vintage HemiCuda...is that *so* much to ask?!?]
My son has taken a tongue-in-cheek approach to the car. He’s broke, so there’s only so much he can do. It’s purple and he’s managed, by bartering services for goods, to put in a serious stereo (heavy on the baaAAaase!), LED lights in the windows, tinting, and a dozen other little things that are stupid funny.
Eyebrows do raise when a skinny little white boy steps out.
My husband is in Afghanistan right now and, about three months ago, we bought him a matching-numbers, ‘65 Ford Falcon that we’re in the slow, agonizing process of restoring. When we’re done, it’ll be a high-gloss black exterior with a black interior.
We’ve got about half a dozen 18-21 year old young men crawling all over it and they are having fun. (The car was just towed off so one young man could do the paint job at his place.)
The finishing touch will be the installation of pressure switches in the trunk and under the hood. When you open the trunk you’ll hear a man screaming like crazy, punctuated with “help! help! let me out! AAAAArugh!!!”
When you open the hood you’ll hear, “Dave... What are you doing Dave?...”
It’s a good thing that my husband has a great sense of humor! ;-)
And yes, when we give him the car we’re going to also present him with black sunglasses and a fedora.
But then they wouldn't be able to see him, would they? teehee.
Can you imagine the drag against those sleak lines?? hahahaha, they would have to give him a handicap in a race.
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"Can't realy see it. Sure can hear it."
OMG....I LOVE you guys!
Joey Ruiter is a complete fool!
A mirrored “invisible” motorcycle with the aerodynamics of a 74 Volvo. What could possibly go wrong?
“[all I want out of life is a vintage HemiCuda...is that *so* much to ask?!?]”
Yes. Yes it is.
Thank goodnes he’s found a way to make mortorcycles less visible, it isn’t like I don’t almost hit one once a week.
You guys sound like fun.....wish I were your neighbor! :)
Here is a small outlay of the mechanics of the vehicle. The two-wheeler powered by a 1000 watt 48 volt electric hub motor can cover 90 miles. Through a smartphone with suited apps, you will get the details like speed, GPS tracking and more on the screen...like estimations of your DOA.
Last one out, turn out the light.
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