03 Apr '12, 3pm

Frog Design revisits the Rana, makes it electric

Frog Design revisits the Rana, makes it electric

Back in 1985, Frog Design chief Hartmut Esslinger took a break from his work concocting sleek boxes for Apple Computer to pen a modern take on the motorcycle. The resulting Rana – also known as the frog FZ750 – caused quite a stir and became the inspiration for the Honda Hurricane . Now, as the Rana is inducted into the SFMOMA , the firm has revisited two-wheeled transportation and released a sequel concept, the Rana2. Like the original, which was based on the Yamaha FZ750, this new design is an evolution, rather than a revolution. Indeed, we have seen many of its elements already incorporated in other electric motorcycles . For instance, the main body of the bike puts us in mind of the Brammo Enertia and we've previously seen a hub motor, albeit less fantastical looking, successfully implemented in the Australian road-racing Catavolt . Even the lane-marking light system i...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/04/03/frog-design-revisits...

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