I ran across a job opportunity with Suzuki,
which is one of my favorite brands of motorcycles. I sketched this concept over their new LTR450 quad.
A total redesign
of the current Kawasaki ZX-6R. This design was sketched over the existing chassis. The wheelbase and wheel size
have been retained. The rear swingarm is my own design, as well as the wheel design and the whole rest of the bike.
I do this sometimes to show that I can present a whole new look without sending the engineering department back to their drawing
of Superbikes is a big thing right now. Do you ever watch 'Superbikes' on Speed with Jason Britton? Here I am
just messing around with wheelbase and profile variations. From stuntbikes to cruisers, the industry is going to have
to respond to these trends sooner or later.
This wasn't sketched
over anything that pre-exists. It's just a concept for a new class of ATV that is sandwiched between the currently existing
classes of Sport Quads and Utility Quads. Sport-Utility Quads. That's right, I just coined that term. I
did this for a Can Am opportunity that I discovered one day. These things cost so much, that I believe they should be
able to meet a broad range of uses.
I was influenced
by some larger, cigarette-type boats on my trip back to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, last summer. The boat on the bottom
features a remote controlled adjustable tonneau cover over the open front bow. It also has an adjustable height/collapseable
wakeboard tower, which I believe would be an industry first.
This is definitely
an innovative concept featured on these two different sized boats. The winshield support is built like, and doubles
as the base supports for a wakeboard tower. The most difficult part of adding a tower is mounting it, which is already
taken care of, at the factory (with this approach). The customer need just purchase the top portion of the tower and
mount it up! Brilliant!!!!
What else am I working on?...Sorry, you'll have to hire
me to find out! And by the way...if you try to manufacture this concept without hiring me...you can count on being sued