If the Smart Car is any indication of things to come, Microvehicles might just be the next big thing. One of them, called the TECA, is a concept that is actually aimed at improving the safety of two wheeled travel... How? By putting the rider inside a protective cage.
"The aerodynamic shape should give performance improvements of around 35% and save fuel as well! The structure is a monocoque (ie. the structural frame is on the outside) made from carbon fivre composite and honeycomb It is light in weight and very strong. The outsude structure will protect the occupant during an accident" - TECA TECH