Click here to go to the home page
Home About Us Shop Newsletter Send News Tip
Custom Search
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Google Plus Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Pinterest Follow us on a RSS Feeder Follow us on Twitter Follow us on YouTube

  Click here to go to the motorcycles in the movies site


New, Safer, Motorcycle - Genesis

  Posted at 09:28:40 AM
  File under  Safety Special-Bikes
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

In the UK, a small British company called Genesis Motorcycles, is producing a safer motorcycle/scooter. As we all know, riding a motorcycle is fun, but dangerous. Due to increasing oil prices and mega traffic jams, many commuters are taking to powered two wheels. Many don't bother with training, nor have the spirit or ability to properly ride a motorcycle.

So, there are many deaths on the road. Unfortunately, this has repercussions on us motorcycle riders; higher insurance premiums and stricter laws !

Genesis Mark111 Motorcycle

Genesis Mark111 Motorcycle
In comes the Genesis Mark III. Using a shell like approach, the Genesis prototype is currently based on a Suzuki 650 cc engine, achieving 80-100 mpg !

The engine is placed in the rear, not in the middle. Since it's equipped with a shell, you require no special clothing. It's heated, so no need to wear a coat.

The rider is seated in a proper seat, attached to a three point seat belt. The fuel tanks are protected, and give you a 400 mile range.

So the advantages of a Genesis like motorcycle are obvious to the "business" rider, who is commuting from the burbs into town for business:
  • You can filter through traffic, hence saving time.
  • You're protected from typical motorcycle accidents
  • You use less fuel than with a car
  • You don't need special clothes, helmets (depending on countries), etc.

The idea is not new. BMW had released the C1, but withdrew it. Other manufacturers use scooter platforms to put a shell over it. The difference with Genesis is that is has been built from the ground up.

In the UK, several authorities and universities have expressed an interest in the vehicle. Genesis is also into the next round of the Michelin Challenge Design in the USA.

Genesis does not have a website (yet), but if there's an interest, let me know, and I'll pass it along.

Add to Flipboard Magazine.

Article Comments
comments powered by Disqus

Technorati :

frame image

frame image

Click here for our free
daily/weekly newsletter

Special Articles

- Riding in France
- Getting your License in France
- How to lose your license in France
- Finding cheap fuel in France
-Dreaded French Signposts Fear Not
- Renting a motorcycle in France
- Biker Friendly Hotels in France
- Motorcycle Taxis in France

- Social Media of Famous Bikers
- Electric Motorcycles List

Content Copyrighted - click to read notice

frame image
Ads by Motorbiker                           
 Jafrum–Motorcycle Gear Experts

frame image

frame image

frame image

frame image

frame image

frame image
on this site!
Click here

  frame image

Check out my book:
Photographic visit ...
By Photographs &...
Disclaimer:All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Privacy Policy

Admin Web Analytics