Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The BMW Typhoon Takes Design Inspiration from a Peregrine Falcon

 - Aug 17, 2016
References: & yankodesign
The BMW Typhoon is a ultra speedy motorbike that takes design inspiration from biomimicry and, more specifically, the aesthetic and shape of peregrine falcons. This gives the bike an unusual angular design inspired by both the bird's wings and its beak.

Peregrine falcons are some of the world's most powerful and fast animals that are able to soar at unparalleled speeds and heights. The motorcycle opts for an exposed design that lets riders witness the powerful engine located inside, while the frame of the bike is made of carbon fibre materials so that it is ultra lightweight and aerodynamic. Shapes and design elements are borrowed from the appearance of a peregrine falcon's sharply curved beak in the front of the vehicle to increase speed when travelling at great distances.