March 20, 2010
I have to say, this is a very well designed bike and i personally take my hats off to Ralf Kittman for creating a conductive carbon fiber prototype that can store energy to power the bike. Labeled HMK 561, this prototype bicycle produced by Ralf Kittman won the iF Design Award for its ultralight zero-emission bike concept and design. As mentioned earlier, the bicycle can store energy in its frame and is then capable of transmitting power to drive the lights and the motors in between the rims. to top it all off, the bike features a regenerative braking mechanism that turns the wheels using a counter-turning axle without any gears or chains. AMAZING! 3 thumbs up from Fat Kids. you have to check it out after the jump.