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Stunning ultra-sleek TMC Dumont motorcycle has record-breaking 36-inch hubless wheels [tr]
UK Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2018 | Phoebe Weston

Posted on 08/08/2018 9:57:01 AM PDT by C19fan

A former Formula One driver has designed an ultra-sleek new motorbike, known as the TMC Dumont, powered by a vintage 300-horsepower Rolls-Royce Continental V6 aircraft engine.

The futuristic ride has 36-inch hubless wheels – 'the largest wheels ever made for a motorcycle' according to the Brazilian creator Tarso Marques.

The wheels are fixed to the base of the rim giving the motorcycle the appearance that it is 'floating' on the road.

Creator Tarso Marques said he has been dreaming about the design for 15 years, which he describes as the 'most expressive event of customisation in the world'.

The motorcycle was built for the 77th Daytona Beach Bike Week rally event in Florida, where it was awarded the title of ‘Best in Show’ earlier this year.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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AKIRA!!!
1 posted on 08/08/2018 9:57:01 AM PDT by C19fan
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LOL... Death Trap!


2 posted on 08/08/2018 9:59:39 AM PDT by kjam22
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I saw that last week. Struck me as probably the stupidest motorcycle I have ever seen. I waited and waited for the video to show an example of the guy turning that thing around a corner, but they never did show it.

This is "art", it isn't an actual useable motorcycle.

3 posted on 08/08/2018 9:59:49 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: C19fan

4 posted on 08/08/2018 10:00:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: C19fan; martin_fierro

Motorcycle (of sorts) Ping!......................


5 posted on 08/08/2018 10:00:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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Lot of good components wasted on that piece of sh*t.


6 posted on 08/08/2018 10:01:05 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: C19fan

That’s wild!


7 posted on 08/08/2018 10:01:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: C19fan

Looks pretty scary to me. I think wheel failure at 65mph would almost always be terminal. The leverage of that big wheel on a 6” mounting point, the least little bit of drag could cause it to wedge, lock-up and explosively break-up. I’ll stick with a hub and bearing in the middle of the wheel.


8 posted on 08/08/2018 10:04:02 AM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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To: Red Badger

I see it has a snowmobile clutch and drive on it. This is an awesome creation! Getting tired of seeing “chopper” themes since the 1950’s, so this is refreshing.


9 posted on 08/08/2018 10:04:56 AM PDT by fishnuts2 (Not rich enough to be a democrat)
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To: C19fan

I think it’s pretty cool. Not sure if I would be comfortable with my ass that close to the rear wheel though!


10 posted on 08/08/2018 10:05:10 AM PDT by chapin2500 ( MAGA is in progress.)
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To: C19fan

Bookmark.


11 posted on 08/08/2018 10:05:58 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: fishnuts2

Not a wheelie machine....


12 posted on 08/08/2018 10:06:10 AM PDT by kjam22
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That’s a Continental IO-550-A. Horizontally opposed 6 cylinder. Made in Alabama.


13 posted on 08/08/2018 10:06:26 AM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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How in heck does he steer the damn thing????.............


14 posted on 08/08/2018 10:06:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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Yabut what happens when you get a flat tire?


15 posted on 08/08/2018 10:06:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is a racist hate group. It is Propaganazism.)
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To: chapin2500

Don’t lean back......................


16 posted on 08/08/2018 10:07:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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It doesn’t turn.... it just goes straight... as long as it’s is on VERY smooth pavement.


17 posted on 08/08/2018 10:07:51 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: Lazamataz

You’d never know...................


18 posted on 08/08/2018 10:08:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: kjam22

So, motocross is out..................


19 posted on 08/08/2018 10:09:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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How does power get from the engine to the rear wheel?


20 posted on 08/08/2018 10:09:04 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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