Designers Artem Smirnov, of Belarus, and Vladimir Panchenko, from Ukraine, are so taken with Japanese design that they collaborated to produce this two-wheeler carbon fiber motorcycle concept ,dubbed the ‘Samurai’.
The original concept with a simple design and a sleek profile was inspired by Japan and its unique culture and it is highly customizable. The celebration of simplicity and space is seen in the industrial design sector coming from Japan. From their perspective this approach is rarely used in today’s designs from Japanese car and motorcycle manufacturers, but it feels the impact of european brands imposing their own rules of the game. Now as a result, inexperienced users can no longer tell the difference between japanese and european european products. The ‘Samurai carbon fiber motorcycle concept’ is designed with the intention of returning to these thoughtful methods of japanese design.
In addition to the name, the ‘Samurai’s’ form appears to be rather fitting for a samurai-superhero. Surely, if this vehicle were to ever be produced, it would be something many would consider upgrading to, due to its radical design and probable performance capabilities. This design exercise will almost certainly never make reality, and will remain only at a concept phase. Still, Vladimir + Artem’s renderings can serve to inspire manufacturer’s designers to take greater risks, to design truly dramatic and mesmerizing motorcycles and we’re definitely looking forward to that.