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Moto Undone: Minimalist Mirrored Electric Motorcycle Flies Through the Streets
Posted By Molly Cotter On September 17, 2011 @ 1:19 am In carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Transportation,Innovation | 10 Comments
Tricked-out motorcycles are designed to get gearheads' pulses pounding with their sculpted shapes and exposed high-performance motors. By contrast, Joey Ruiter sought to strip the motorcycle of all its trappings - opting instead for a minimalist mirrored body that practically vanishes from sight as it passes through the streets. His bare-bones Moto Undone bike defies the aesthetic of two wheeled transportation while using the latest electric motor technology.
Ruiter has shaken up conventional transportation in the past – he’s also know for his his “super minimal city bike”, which reduces material use to the bare minimum. For Moto Undone, Ruiter completely covered a motorcycle’s eye-catching  features and exposed mechanics with an aluminum casing. The vehicle  is stripped of all ornamentation and it’s not even painted , leaving raw material as the main focal point.
By “ignoring what makes motorcycles interesting,” Ruiter designed the opposite of the flashy paint and weaving pipes of typical motorcycles. At a glance, the rider is the only thing fellow drivers  can see, as the reflective aluminum  makes the bike nearly invisible while passing along the landscape.
The aluminum also covers a 1000 watt 48v electric motor that can run for 90 miles, or about 3 hours. The (questionable safe) bike doesn’t have any information dials, so all the information including speed  and GPS tracking can be displayed on a smartphone  with various apps.
+ Joey Ruiter 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/moto-undone-minimalist-mirrored-electric-motorcycle-flies-through-the-streets/joeyruiter-motoundone-7/
 eye-catching: http://inhabitat.com/stunning-pendant-lamps-spun-from-measuring-tape/
 vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/sun-powered-solaris-car-wins-mazdas-aurora-survivor-2050-competition/
 painted: http://inhabitat.com/dutch-sculptor-diederick-kraaijeveld-turns-scrap-wood-into-rolling-art/
 flashy paint : http://inhabitat.com/solar-power-without-a-solar-panel/
 drivers: http://inhabitat.com/dutch-government-testing-system-that-taxes-drivers-based-on-car-use/
 aluminum: http://inhabitat.com/shape-shifting-chair-crafted-from-recycled-aluminum/
 electric motor : http://inhabitat.com/gm-breaks-ground-on-first-u-s-electric-motor-factory-by-major-automaker/
 speed: http://inhabitat.com/chinas-high-speed-rail-expansion-across-asia-and-europe-now-in-progress/
 smartphone: http://inhabitat.com/110-stories-smartphone-app-creates-visual-wtc-memorial/
 designs: http://inhabitat.com/interview-takaharu-tezuka-incorporates-nature-and-function-in-design/
 Grand Rapids Art Museum: http://inhabitat.com/grand-rapids-art-museum/
 + Joey Ruiter: http://www.jruiter.com/
 core 77: http://core77.com/blog/transportation/joey_ruiter_outdoes_himself_with_moto_undone__20465.asp
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