The ever increasing number of vehicles has choked the roads very badly and it seems nearly impossible to escape the traffic congestion. The long traffic jams often force us to think of vehicles which can fly as and when required. The idea of flying motorbike has definitely hit the minds of every one of us at least once. But now we have a reason to feel happy because many talented designers are now using their vision to come up with flying motorbike concepts that can turn our dream into reality. Some of them have already unveiled their one-of-a-kind design concepts. Here is a list of five best flying motorbike concepts. Have a look.
Gonzalo Guerrero’s flying bike concept
Gonzalo Guerrero deserves credit for designing a flying bike concept named Machine Fly. This unique bike lacks wheels and its look is completely different from the conventional motorbikes. The silver handle and yellow buttons adds to the beauty of this bike with a shiny facade. The outer body of this concept flying bike is colored in red and black. The exhaust pipe is fitted in the rear end just like normal bikes. Gonzalo claims that the passage of air from the bottom and top of this bike will reduce the effect of friction, which will also bring down dragging. The design of the Machine Fly seems to be inspired from heavy motorcycles but the look is nowhere like the contemporary bikes. The concept lacks head lights and brakes too.
MoonRider – flying motorbike powered by jet engine
Designed by Marko Lukovic, the MoonRider flying motorbike concept looks similar to the bikes that we have seen in several sci-fi movies. The futuristic design lends a very attractive look to this concept machine. This flying bike is eco friendly too because it will be powered by electricity. The front end will bear solar panels and the electric motors used in the MoonRider will allow it to maintain balance while running on the road. A plasma jet engine will generate the energy required for “flying” of this bike. The wheels are fitted with blue neon lights in order to increase the visibility. Lightweight materials like aluminum and composite materials are used to increase the efficiency of this flying bike concept.
Jet powered flying bike concept
The credit for designing the Jet Powered flying bike concept goes to Norio Fujikawa, who decided to come up with bike after getting tired of traffic congestion. An alternate method of propulsion will generate power required to drive this bike. This aerodynamically designed concept flying bike can also run on water. The movement of this bike is aided by the exhaust pipe and two fins.
VTOL AirBike Concept
Designed by Allied Aerotechnics, the VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) motorcycle concept has the ability to fly in air using a pair of contra-rotating ducted fans, which generate vectored thrust. The placing of the outlet nozzles above the bike’s center of gravity helps in stabilizing the bike when it is moving at a high speed. This bike features ballistic parachute system, which can be used in emergency. The AirBike can hit a high speed of 160 kmh. The work over the development of this project was started in 1984 and a radio controlled test model was produced in 1991.
KTM Ascender flying concept
The credit for designing KTM Ascender flying concept goes to Mariko Iijima, Richard Kastner-Puschl and Richard Mohos. This unique bike is powered by a gas turbine and it can achieve a top speed of 120kmph. The look of this bike is similar to the Moto X and it is targeted at a niche market. This bike has got an aggressive look and is expected to deliver high performance just like other KTM’s products.