The flat-pack Sandwichbike made out of two wooden 'plates' starts shipping direct to consumers next week. The no-weld home-assembly bike has been on the drawing board since 2006 and was displayed at the Eurobike trade show earlier in the year.
Yamaha's R1 small sister: The R6. Direct competitor to the Honda CBR600, the Suzuki GSX-R 600 and the Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja, it mounts a 4-inline DOHC, 600 cc engine with more than 120 HP and an aerodinamic fairing with a sexy design that makes very clear that this little beauty is made to fly low over the asphalt.
British born Benjamin Bowden originally designed the futurist Spacelander bicycle for the “Britain Can Make It” exhibition in 1946. Conceived in aluminum, the dynamic form featured a direct drive hub dynamo that stored the downhill energy and released it on uphill runs.