01 August 2006

Hyanide: My Tank Bike

I've posted before about my dream car, but I just found my dream bike: The Tank Bike.

German designers Oliver Keller and Tillman Schlootz presented their extremely extreme personal tank concept for the 2006 Michelin Design Challenge, showcasing vehicles made especially for California's diverse and often rugged topography. Hyanide's tread contains 77 (holla!) identical plastic-covered segments of Kevlar rubber held together by Kevlar rope. Each segment flexes independently, allowing fluid multi-directional movement suitable for any conditions including deep mud, sand and snow.
No more bent axles or broken crank shafts for me!

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