The Moto Artesanal Modelo 2012 is a motorcycle prototype created by the Brazilian designer Danilo Andrade. The bike is currently under construction and is based around a 600cc engine housed within a very obvious tubular chassis. The appearance of the bike is unusual in that the chassis sits on top of the bodywork instead of being hidden underneath. This gives the design a much more hand-crafted character than a conventional naked sports bike.
As the bike is still in the early stages there’s no word yet on which 600cc engine Andrade will ultimately choose for his creation. Although a Japanese inline-four looks a likely candidate.
While it’s a promising start which also looks doable in the real world, there are a few areas which are going to need a rethink. For starters that rear monoshock is going to need to be a lot bigger if it’s going to reliably and realistically handle the weight of bike and rider through twists and turns.
Source: Danilo Andrade / Coroflot