Designer Madella Simone is reaching back into the past for her latest design, the Peugeot 515. The Peugeot 515 is inspired by the record-breaking bike of the same name released all the way back in 1933.
Unlike the original Peugeot 515, which ran on a 4-stroke gas engine, Simone's updated version is powered by a lithium-ion battery located in the rear wheel. The original 515 was a speed demon that set a new world record at the 24 hour Montihery race in 1933. This modernized version looks to be no different, with its massive rear-wheel and two-wheel stabilizing system indicating a need for speed.
Recently, a growing number of designers have been looking towards the past to design the concept motorcycles of the future. Don't be surprised if the roadways of the future are jammed with electric motorcycles that look like they belong in the early 20th century.
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Madella Simone Updates the Classic Peugeot 515 for the 21st Century
Published: Sep 7, 2011 • References: yankodesign