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Monday, October 09, 2006

Wild ride...

It's called the "Hyanide".

I was reading about it in a recent issue of Popular Science magazine.

It’s a concept vehicle created by German designers Oliver Keller and Tillman Schlootz for the 2006 Michelin Challenge Design.

The way it works, at least as far as steering is concerned, is through a coordinated effort of hands and feet.

In one article I found about it, they called it a "mutant".

In another article it was called "the monster truck of motorcycles".

In yet another, the descriptor of choice was "eye candy".

I'm thinking it'd be great for lava fields...

17 Comments:

Blogger rusty said...

But does it work? It's only available in 1/5 scale model. Looks like a contraption dreamt up by a HOG! :-)

October 09, 2006 8:00 AM  
Blogger darth_meister said...

Camo, I can almost see one in your garage!

Buwhahahahahaha! If I saw it coming down the pike I'd be sure to give it plenty of room. Surely it's going to show up in some sci-fi movie.

October 09, 2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

That is one "bad" looking machine, that's for certain! What will they think of next?

Go Birds! One sweet win yesterday eh?

October 09, 2006 12:20 PM  
Blogger spd rdr said...

I note that it "has a capacity of about two persons." So I guess that you can fit anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 people on board - that is if you can find 1/2 of person crazy enought get on.

October 09, 2006 1:37 PM  
Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

Does it come with options such as snowblower, tiller, discs, backblade, harrow, sidecutter, baler, shucker or any other useful means of having fun?

October 09, 2006 4:46 PM  
Blogger JR said...

Looks Cool...

If the design is any good at all, there is plenty of room in the ATV market...

October 09, 2006 6:18 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

rusty:
Currently, there are no plans to bring a production version to market, but apparently it impressed a lot of automotive industry types at the Michelin Challenge Design event.

darth_meister:
Yeah, move over Harley!

It definitely looks like something from a Sci-Fi movie, indeed.

boberin:
I guess whatever they think of next will be on display at next year's event.
(To be held January 7-21, 2007)

spd rdr:
1/2 of a person; could be a dwarf and/or midget...or possibly some out-of-work magician's assistant who's been sawn in twain.

Libby Gone™:
I suppose if they ever go into production there'll be accessories, although prob'ly not those you mentioned...

JR:
I was thinking it would be a great way to get to some nice beaches (and possibly caves) on the Big Island; some of the nicest ones require 4WD, a dirtbike or an ATV to get to...

October 09, 2006 6:31 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

The way it works, at least as far as steering is concerned, is through a coordinated effort of hands and feet.

Coordination? Well, that leaves me out.

(:D) Regards...

October 09, 2006 7:35 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

i'm so glad I looked at the picture of the lava beach ,before I said anything . The beach looks like it might be a bumpy ride ,but would be a nice place to be . Now ,when you said 'lava fields', I was picturing the inside of a volcano and wondering why anyone would need an expensive vehicle to broil yourself on.
Just stand up close to your gas grill.

October 09, 2006 8:21 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Hawkeye®:
Coordination, yes...like when you drive any vehicle, you do different things with your hands and feet.
(Funny guy!)

Barb:
Yes, as I mentioned in my previous comment, some "off road" capability is required to get down to some of the best beaches on the Big Island. Last time I was there I got to go "four wheeling" down to a cave, as well...

October 09, 2006 9:58 PM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

Wha??????

Please, Jack! It is my opinion that you engage in ENOUGH risky endeavors. Stay away from that thing!!!!!

[Thus ends the voice of reason.;o)]

October 10, 2006 8:10 AM  
Blogger camojack_senior said...

You do many crazy things, like
our wild aerobatic biplane rides
and lessons this past weekend

October 10, 2006 11:00 AM  
Blogger camojack_senior said...

Jack; Is this vehicle on a single
track which must be steered by body attitude or does it have a
fore and aft separate track?


I can"t see enough in the photo.

October 10, 2006 4:06 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

MargeinMI:
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
(Thus ends the trite cliché)

camojack_senior:
You know what we say; "If it isn't dangerous, it's no good". Those loops were fun on Sunday, huh?

The Hyanide is on a single track, steered by hands pushing one way and feet another...

October 10, 2006 4:46 PM  
Blogger Pat'sRick© said...

Cool ride.

October 11, 2006 7:12 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

Is living on the edge the same as hanging off it (by my fingernails)?

Also, as a result of concentrated weight loss, I'm now taking up less space than I used to!

;oP

October 11, 2006 7:13 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Pat'sRick©:
I think so too; I hope they go into production, 'cause they could go anywhere...on land, anyway.

MargeinMI:
Hanging off by your fingernails sounds like living over the edge, to me...

October 11, 2006 7:52 AM  

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