The Audi Concept Bike – The “RR” by 5:11am
Is This Audi Rendering The Best Looking Concept Bike Ever?
Updated August 9, 2018
If you’ve ever wondered what an Audi motorcycle might look like, then let Damien Viczarra of 5:11am Design show you his interpretation. It’s a futuristic concept that draws inspiration from the current trend in conceptual design but it comes with a few unique features that are worth a closer look at.
Over the years, motorcycle design has become fairly stagnant: it’s like re-inventing the wheel. Luckily, there have been a few innovative designs that have been getting more than a few nods of approval: the Audi RR Concept is one of them.
5:11am is the work of Damien Vizcarra, a designer with a bold design aesthetic that combines practicality, functionality and aesthetic design, to produce beautifully balanced art works and concepts. This example is faultless and ticks all of the boxes but like many concepts, it’s only a dream at the moment.
The “RR” Audi Concept Bike
The inspiration was drawn directly from Audi’s catchy slogan: “Truth in Engineering” and the Audi RR reflects their promise – it’s sleek and stylish, pure and clean but wonderfully simplistic. Damien has captured Audi in a two-wheeled form, with ergonomic and integrated controls and features (of course) the customary LED strip headlights that have become Audi’s signature element.
Aside from the obvious modern fairings and side panels (which are very similar in to the Koenigsegg motorcycle concept), the Audi RR is equipped with a race inspired single-arm swing arm for convenient and speedy tire changes, a transparent, vented engine shield that’s reminiscent of the Audi R8’s engine hood and comes equipped with an incredibly high-tech hybrid system that allows the machine to scream like a bat out of hell or be a stealthy as a ninja without compromising performance, with a flick of a switch between ‘street’ and ‘performance’ modes.
To match the single-sided swing arm at the rear, Damien has also designed an innovative quick release lever front the front wheel too. The innovation doesn’t end there though; this Audi concept bike would also come equipped with a magnetic transmission system and some brand new “rear view cameras” mounted on each side of the handlebar that would couple with new Smart Helmet technology. The cameras would allow the rider access to a real-time, rear-view feed displayed on the helmet’s visor. A great help or an unwelcome distraction? Who knows at this stage of the game…
As for the aesthetics, the color, trim and accessories would be fully customizable for each model but Damien insists that Stealth Matte Black or Audi Silver would be the best color choice –which makes perfect sense for product synergy.
I think the headlight is the crowning feature of the design and accents the brand association with Audi perfectly. The shape flows beautifully and the lines are flawless; integrated helmet technology is the only thing that jars me at the moment – call us old fashioned, but nothing beats a good old mirror. Apart from that, the design is perfect. It’s just a shame that it’s probably nothing more than a designer’s pipe dream. Some day though…