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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

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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 [2] features and exposed mechanics with an aluminum casing. The vehicle [3] is stripped of all ornamentation and it’s not even painted [4], leaving raw material as the main focal point.

By “ignoring what makes motorcycles interesting,” Ruiter designed the opposite of the flashy paint [5]and weaving pipes of typical motorcycles. At a glance, the rider is the only thing fellow drivers [6] can see, as the reflective aluminum [7] makes the bike nearly invisible while passing along the landscape.

The aluminum also covers a 1000 watt 48v electric motor [8]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 [9] and GPS tracking can be displayed on a smartphone [10] with various apps.

Joey Ruiter will display Moto Undone and other designs [11] at the Grand Rapids Art Museum [12] in Michigan from September 21st to October 8th.

+ Joey Ruiter [13]

Via core 77 [14]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/moto-undone-minimalist-mirrored-electric-motorcycle-flies-through-the-streets/joeyruiter-motoundone-7/

[2] eye-catching: http://inhabitat.com/stunning-pendant-lamps-spun-from-measuring-tape/

[3] vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/sun-powered-solaris-car-wins-mazdas-aurora-survivor-2050-competition/

[4] painted: http://inhabitat.com/dutch-sculptor-diederick-kraaijeveld-turns-scrap-wood-into-rolling-art/

[5] flashy paint : http://inhabitat.com/solar-power-without-a-solar-panel/

[6] drivers: http://inhabitat.com/dutch-government-testing-system-that-taxes-drivers-based-on-car-use/

[7] aluminum: http://inhabitat.com/shape-shifting-chair-crafted-from-recycled-aluminum/

[8] electric motor : http://inhabitat.com/gm-breaks-ground-on-first-u-s-electric-motor-factory-by-major-automaker/

[9] speed: http://inhabitat.com/chinas-high-speed-rail-expansion-across-asia-and-europe-now-in-progress/

[10] smartphone: http://inhabitat.com/110-stories-smartphone-app-creates-visual-wtc-memorial/

[11] designs: http://inhabitat.com/interview-takaharu-tezuka-incorporates-nature-and-function-in-design/

[12] Grand Rapids Art Museum: http://inhabitat.com/grand-rapids-art-museum/

[13] + Joey Ruiter: http://www.jruiter.com/

[14] core 77: http://core77.com/blog/transportation/joey_ruiter_outdoes_himself_with_moto_undone__20465.asp

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