It goes without saying that railway maintenance is critical, but most workers have to walk long distances to inspect and repair broken lines, reducing both efficiency and safety.
Artist Heqi Wang has come up with a unique solution to this problem. He has designed a dual-purpose electric motorcycle that can jump onto the track with ease and also function as a stylish ride on ordinary roads.
Meet the railway motorcycle:
The design of the bike is fantastically futuristic. It comes with hubless wheels and, unlike regular motorcycles, the long wheelbase is shifted forward instead of back.
In railway mode, the sliding panels on the side move to click on the rails. In addition, its bright orange color makes it stand out in dimly lit underground railways.
In road mode, the rider only needs to move the sliding panels back to their up position. In order to maintain balance during sharp turns at high speeds, the electric motor of the bicycle is placed in the middle.
You can see how it works in the video below:
Unfortunately, the Railway Motorcycle is just a concept for now, but it’s great to see design ideas that respond to practical needs in a sustainable and stylish way. Fingers crossed that it will ever reach production.