The sleek looking Rih (Arabic for Wind) concept is the
work of ZOOM-Designagency, a creative company based in
The ZOOM Rih was designed for the special requirements
of hobby racers and a small series production. The challenge
was to develop a competitive sportbike with no compromise
in terms of performance, weight, aerodynamics and chassis
design. But at the same time the concept is filled with
unique and unusual design elements.
The windshield, which is mounted just above the twin RAM
air inlets, is formed from a single piece and is easily
removable. Located in the middle is a hidden camera for
The ram air system also features an original design. Mounted
on the fuel tank are two membranes which are connected
to the airbox. These lung-shaped membranes react to the
air pressure in the airbox and create the impression that
the bike is breathing. For example, when the bike is accelerating
the motor abruptly sucks in lots of air which results
in low pressure in the airbox, made visible by the flexible
One of the more noticeable features of the ZOOM Rih are
the prominent logos integrated into the tires using thermochrome
pigments. The logo changes color depending on temperature
and therefore provides an easy reference for telling when
the tires are up to optimum temperature.
The frame and swingarm of the ZOOM Rih are not like standard
tubular frames, instead they have additional transverse
tube structures which provide extra rigidity. The frame
itself is designed to appear like muscle strands and sinews.
The proposed powerplant for the ZOOM Rih is a 1000cc V4
engine borrowed from the Aprilia V4 superbike.