Standbike SuperBikeBoard lacks seat, sense

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standbike.jpgImagine if you took the seat off a scooter, then road it like a snowboard. That’s the concept behind the Standbike SuperBikeBoard, Hungary’s latest contribution to the motorcycle world. With a 250cc Aprilia engine and an 87mph top speed, it should be just as dangerous as it looks.
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At first what appears to be a simple cut-and-shut is actually a
carefully considered custom build. Rather than just lopping the seat
off an Aprilia scooter, the Standbike team created a custom tubular
aluminum frame, then fitted high-spec suspension, brakes, flat floor
and a higher handlebar to accommodate the standing position.

Standbike suggests you spend at least one month at the gym before
attempting to ride the SuperBikeBoard. You then ride it just like a
regular scooter, leaning left or right to shift your weight in corners.
That looks somewhat difficult, given the lack of a seat to hang on to.

Since the SuperBikeBoard is currently not road legal anywhere (we’re
sure governments will come round once they see how practical this form
of transportation could be), Standbike hopes its invention will be used
on kart tracks and in parking lots, providing riders with a unique
challenge. Should they wish to take it onto the street, a detachable
seat is available, but we can’t help but think it would kind of ruin
the point.

Standbike via The Scooter Scoop

  • Edward

    Ha. Just get a chainsaw motor and a skateboard. zoooom, splat.

  • http://www.piaggiousa.com/ Enthusiast

    I can’t wait for the Bonneville speed class! That would take some balls.

  • Giggidy

    For the brave and the stupid. I’d ride one. Once. Then eat through a straw for 3months in hospital.

    On a side-note; has HFL been paying attention to the Japanese with their scooter dragracing? 50cc – 250cc scooters stretched, painted ala “need for speed” and running nitros over a 1/16th or 1/32 (about 100mtr) strip. Funny funny stuff. I’ll find a link somwhere…

  • http://www.piaggiousa.com/ Enthusiast

    Do yourself a favor and Google “bosozoku motorcycle” and check out the Japanese loco cycles! They put 20 foot tall seats on UJM cycles, crazy.

  • http://cohobot.blogspot.com/ coho

    Tuning & racing “underbone motorcycles,” very big in the Philippines.

    http://underbonetuner.blogspot.com/

  • http://weroam.wordpress.com Darek

    wow. That video actually makes it look boring. Originally I thought it’d at least be exciting to fear for my well being the entire time I did something.

  • http://www.cerberusmotorcycles.com dave

    Heh! We have a guy ’round here that did that to his Ruckus.
    There are some mods to accomodate the standing position, but it’s fun to ride.

    Next time I see him, I’ll get a photo.

  • geonerd

    yeah, loads of fun until you have an emergency stop from 87mph. ow.

  • http://www.speedymoto.com Christian

    Sweet! I can’t wait to build my own now…

  • Remy

    Tiny wheels, short wheelbase, raised center of gravity… sounds like a huge step backwards.

  • ralf

    Is the song a disclaimer of some kind? Or a warning? “Take me away, I’m going to hurt somebody…”

  • thomashenny

    Segway on steroids.

  • http://artistruth will

    Honestly, it doesn’t even look like fun in theory, even if it wasn’t rolling death. Much less without the hours of custom work poured into it.

  • jimbo

    Kind of a hybrid-motard; Fuck-Tard, maybe?