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Patents: Guy Invents Transformer Motorcycle - Cool Idea

  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  Ideas
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

I often make fun of patents, since they look like they were invented for the sake of inventing, not necessity. But here's one that makes sense.

Takefumi Okubo filed a patent for a moveable motorcycle cowl structure. When you read the lengthy patent, what he really wants to do is have the side panels adapt to the speed you are riding at. You can either manually open or close the cowls, or let your motorcycle do it.

Patent Transforming Cowl

This way, depending on your speed and if you have a pillion, you can regulate airflow. If it's hot outside, you can call up more air, and if it's cold, you can prevent the air from hitting you and your passenger.

The original patent was filed in Japan in 2010 and re-filed in the USA in 2011. So I'd expect a company like Honda to shortly show it on a Gold Wing like motorcycle.

Patent Transforming Cowl

Makes sense doesn't it?

Click here to read about the transforming cowl patent Open Click here to read about the transforming cowl patent link in a new window

Via: Google Patents Search

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