Andreas Martin’s Beema bridges gap between trials and supermoto

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Andreas_martin_beema_1.jpgDesigned to be equally capable in a skate park, over urban obstacles or just riding down the street, Andreas Martin designed the Beema concept to bring trials capability to the road. As evidenced by the exploits of Julien Dupont, a bike like this could be the ideal machine to bridge the gap between BMX, skate boards or the emerging freestyle fixed gear scene and road-legal motorcycles.
>andreas_martin_beema.jpgEquipped with an electric motor, the Beema would provide ideal power
and torque delivery (electric motors offer maximum torque from zero
revs) for urban and stunt riding while offering pollution-free mobility
that would appeal to an audience put off by noisy scooters or wasteful
cars. The riding position and wheelbase adjust from high-and-tight for
stunt riding and low-and-long for cruising. We like details like the
BMX pegs on the spindles and the mountain bike-style front end, but
question the Beema’s ultimate feasibility for production. Much more
viable might be an electric-engined trials bike with enough lights and
seating to make it legal.

andreas_martin_beema_model.jpgandreas_martin_beema_frame.jpgAndreas Martin via Yanko Design

  • http://www.wheelchairmedical.com/ James

    The riding position and wheelbase adjust from high-and-tight for stunt riding and low-and-long for cruising. We like details like the BMX pegs on the spindles and the mountain bike-style front end, but question the Beema’s ultimate feasibility for production. Much more viable might be an electric-engined trials bike with enough lights and seating to make it legal.

  • http://www.wheelchairmedical.com/ James

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  • jd

    damn i’d tap that(bike).

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