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Honda Oree Electric Concept

A design project by college students Nike and Andre Look, the Honda is a electric motorcycle concept debuting at the 2008 INTERMOT Show.

Wandering the 1057 at the 2008 INTERMOT Bike in Cologne, Germany, one of Motorcycle favorite exhibits was the Innovation Featuring alternative two-wheeled electric motorcycles and scooters prominent. Yet there was one electric that stood out in our minds, the Oree.

A … street concept, the diminutive scale size of the Oree doesn’t its big ideas. The creation of two German college students, Nike and Andre Look, the intention of the “was to create a concept for dynamic road riding.”

Creating the model only before the INTERMOT show, and Look sourced their in motorcycles and honed their at the Academy of Art and Design in Offenbach am

The Oree concept is powered by an motor with battery mounted on the circular exterior.

of our first fundamentals was to create a bike which is made by for riders,” explains Look, the ambition of innovation and also the of making the technique and the concept

The minimalist design is fashioned an electric motor, with battery packs placed the circular edge of the powerplant – the recharge plug. Citing the benefits of an electric motor, high torque at low revs and acceleration, Look notes his also does without a CVT or clutch. Instead power is directly via belt drive.

The ambitious student design a motor producing 90-plus 125 lb-ft of torque and top speed 120 mph. Weight would be in the of 290-375 lbs with a range of 80-190 miles, depending on the of batteries used. Of course, is all speculative, as no such batteries or now exists (remember it’s a college project!).

“The point of our design was to let the rider the action happening in and around the says Look on the unique of the Oree.

Albertus and Look wanted the to see the suspension working, so the rear is visible though the frame in of the seat.

Claiming inspiration popular European … like the Kawasaki ER-6, the styling of the Oree sports a gestalt (that’s German for Odd-shaped hand controls hanging mirrors. A circular display is located in a more position, above the fork – the houses the headlight assembly.

are tucked under the scant

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Chassis design features a pivot point around the for the single-sided swingarm and final Looking down in their a rider will see the shock in as it’s placed between the backbone spars.

“The major aspect of the is to expose functions and attitude – in for every viewer and also riding,” explains Look. “At the direct effects of the road can be through the fork and swingarm — further the motion of the shocks between the frame can be realized.”

Not an official Honda Look assures the two students Honda RD to backup our knowledge of with their professional

Readers may remember the big Honda at the 2008 INTERMOT Bike in Cologne was the unveiling of its V-Four bike. More akin to a than a functional ride, the V-Four concept got top billing. the Oree is a scale model, but it like a more finished and in pure creativity, the college may have bested Big Red at INTERMOT.

It will most likely move beyond miniature stage, but the Oree is still a with big ideas.

The Oree was met enthusiasm in the Innovation Café. response at the Intermot Cologne was confirms Look, “even a lot of riders were zealous the look of the bike and the idea it.”

As for the Oree’s non-scale-model

Although Honda CEO Takeo did announce the manufacturer plans to an electric design in about two time. don’t expect to see the at your Honda dealership soon. For now it remains an independent experiment, with Look “how the project will is currently still open.”

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