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Going vintage here.
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:iconjdunk1971:
JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Looks like something that Asami Sato would ride!   Sweet ride, by the way.
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Drock625 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
This is cool and all, but that front wheel seems really far forward. How would she be able to steer the thing with that wheel far forward and that engine in the way?
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:iconnautilusperfectionis:
Instead of a classic motorbike front fork, an automobile-like frame should run from below the saddle to the extreme front end and carry the weight of the engine, headlamps, cooling system and suspension. Steering runs by two horizontal automobile tie-rods on the sides, which move a pivot at the front wheel. The handlebar drives an automobile-like steering box which moves the tie-rods. This - the steering box with reduction ratio like in a car - is an absolute necessity, otherwise the rider should have superhuman strength to steer so much weight.
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:icondrock625:
Drock625 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
So basically what you're saying by placing the front wheel so far up, and connecting the steering handlebar between the cooling system suspension etcetera etcetera, it would make it easier to steer than a conventional motorbike?
Yeah, I know motorbikes are heavy but seeing as how I haven't driven one, are they really that hard to steer. Some guys I talked with say its pretty easy.

Anyways, great explanation.
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:iconnautilusperfectionis:
Due to the size of the vehicle, engine and needed gearbox, plus strong steel frame, fuel and rider, the machine can't be made lighter than 300-350 kg and still work. Most likely it would be on the heavy side of 350 kg.

For this reason, steering directly like people do with a classic ~120-150 kg motorbike would not be easy unless the rider has the arms of a weightlifter.

A motorbike approaching a small car in size requires same technical solutions as a car to work properly.
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:icondrock625:
Drock625 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
So basically you just said it would be easier to steer rather than a  traditional direct steering like a regular bike.

I know.
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:iconnautilusperfectionis:
NautilusPerfectionis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
There aren't 2 engines. It has a four-row radial engine in front and a big reductor gearbox where the engine would be in a classic bike, driving rear wheel. Thus the rider's weight and the engine's weight are in balance and it makes perfect engineering sense.

Maybe s2ka is an engineer himself? :)
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Thanks! I'm no engineer but I am fascinated with machines.
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:icondrock625:
Drock625 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
how would the steering work though. The front wheel is too far up, really misplaced.
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Thanks and good point. Although not visible. I planned the steering to work much like in a regular automobile - using hydraulic operated rods that run along the sides of the engine transferring the action from the steering column to the front wheel. At least that's how I figured it would work.;) (Wink)  
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:icondrock625:
Drock625 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Hmm... that seems interesting too.

Do you think you could make a blue print of it?

Well, that would be hard wouldn't it?
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SergeantSki Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Looks like each wheel has it;s it's own engine. That bossness.
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Thanks, Chris!
One big engine - to drive both wheels.;)
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:iconsergeantski:
SergeantSki Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
If you ever need inspiration or help with anything you're workin on, feel free to come to me. Mind if I watch you? You have awesome skillz.
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Yeas please! Much appreciated! I might need some help with some tech ideas from time to time, I'll keep in touch.
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:iconsergeantski:
SergeantSki Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Cool. Mind if I watch you (mehehe[jk])?
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconsergeantski:
SergeantSki Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
^u^
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Joey1058 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I *could* nit-pic at the engineering redundancy, but it's just such a cool pic, all I'm gonna say is "great job"!
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:iconsergeantski:
SergeantSki Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
It doesn't matter if it's redundant, it's Dieselpunk, brotha!!! Long as it's a loud awesome heap of metal that goes really fast, I love it.
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks! This was from 5 years ago and done for the fun of it. I think I've grown a little bit since then.:D
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Excellent!
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
It's been the greatest pleasure, you're most welcome. :salute:
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:iconkaranua:
karanua Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats brilliant, great mix of styles :)
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you!:)
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:iconmukkinese:
Mukkinese Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great image, love the bike.
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Thank you!!!
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:iconpetewashere:
petewashere Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
extremely cool stuff. well done!
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Thank you!!!
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gibsart Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
That's cool,looks as if it would make a wild ride !
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gibsart Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
You're welcome !
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Thanks!!!
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Marty-Party Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!!! really original
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colts4us Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
So Very Cool..!! Great Work..!! Very Creative..!! I'm Lovin it..!! Fav..!!
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Thanks!!!
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:icontawnya:
Tawnya Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Harley Davidson meets Oldsmobile?

Did you ever see the American movie "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow?" Great retro movie, even the part when the Atomic Rocket was to ignite, it would burn up the Earth's atmosphere, a real fear of the Nuclear physicists of that period!
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Yes, I just thought I'd combine these two for fun.:d
Kind of like what they did in that movie, they must've really enjoyed making it.
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:icontawnya:
Tawnya Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a bad idea, two gorgeous women pilots, one rides up in her '40 superbike, the other on her retro scout ultra-light ready to battle the Nazi's. :D

Maybe a third English girl sunning herself, but sun in England? 40's bathing suits? :faint: My grandmother wore less cloth to the beach than 40's fashions! :giggle:
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
I'm still wondering what to draw next
and this isn't a bad idea.:D
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:icontawnya:
Tawnya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spasibo! Regardless of what it will be, it will be good I am sure. :D
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Salamantra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
I just love dis pic!!!
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
I'm glad you like it!:D
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:iconbake:
bake Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
O.o
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
:D
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
thats fantastic !!
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
Thanks!!!:aww:
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e-s-h-e-r Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007   General Artist
awesome work once again man, lovin the retro ww2 style :ahoy:
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
Thanks!!!
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:iconpatches67:
Patches67 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love giant old 50's cars and huge bikes. You've combined them into one super vehicle of coolness! Rockin. I'm going to start drawing some bikes myself.
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