Saline Bird Concept

Motorcycles, New Designers 22 Mar 2011
Saline Bird Concept

The Saline Bird Concept is a speed record motorbike concept powered by a compressed air engine. It was created by five design students at the ISD of Valenciennes (France).

Saline Bird Concept RenderingLike the Saline Airstream, the Saline Bird Concept is a race motorbike created for the «Les Triplettes de Bonneville».

The motorbike is powered by an compressed air engine fed by three air tanks with a total capacity of 27 liters.

All of technical parts are mounted on a frame made of carbon fiber. The position of the biker is directly inspired by speed skier position for better aerodynamics.

The conventional body panels are replaced by leather skin parts that can be slipped on and off “like a sock” in order to switch between the different categories (with body panel or without it).

Saline Bird Concept with leather skin parts Saline Bird Concept Open class

It can also be turned into a road model by replacing the handlebar. Technical partners of the project include MDI (engine), LUXFER (air tank) and BRM.

Saline Bird Concept - headlight detail Saline Bird Concept - back light detail

Saline Bird Concept RenderingThe Saline Bird Concept was created by five design students at the ISD of Valenciennes (France) for their 2010-2011 final project.

The team includes:

  • Charles-Edouard Berche (Designer, 5th year) – emailportfolio
  • Ugo Spagnolo (Designer, 5th year) – co-designer of the Citroën DS24 Concept
  • Adrien Fuinel (Designer, 3rd year)
  • Frédéric Dobbelstein (Designer, 3rd year)
  • Jean-philippe Paries (Digital designer, 1st year)

(Image Courtesy: Charles-Edouard Berche)

Image Gallery

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  1. Mohamed

    Those designers are the hope of tomorrow, new invented ideas and originally concepts are here, mixed with a touch of exprience and much considerations.

    Good luck for them all.

  2. Alexander Hubatka

    its a very fine idea but nothing elsee…..????

  3. chrish brown

    sick man 😉

  4. mohammadyashar

    What a hot project they worked on!!!
    Im especially a fan of that angry bird on it.


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