This WSM concept is the missing link between bikes and e-motorbikes

Custom builder Walt Siegl came up with a new concept for an e-motorbike whose design is heavily inspired “by the larger two-wheeled world”.

How will electric motorbikes look like in the future? The jury is still out on that one. In the meantime, builders and visionary designers like Walt Siegl are giving us a sneak peek. The latest Walt Siegl Motorcycle concept is a compact and futuristic motorbike that brings together e-bike components (like the Segway dirtbike wheels) and custom-crafted elements, such as its carbon-fibre monocoque frame. 
Hidden in the slim and dirtbike-like body of the motorbike, Siegl hid a 3000W Sur-Ron motor and a 65-volt Panasonic battery pack, all covered by custom sculpted panels. Final touches like the small Alcantara seat and the white and bare-metal finish are the minimalistic cherry on top of a design that effectively conveys simplicity and lightness. 
“I wanted to build a machine that looks like it comes from the larger two-wheeled world, and not only the motorcycle world, from track bicycles and mopeds, as well as performance motorcycles”, explained Siegl. “My next e-bike project will have some elements of this bike for sure. The versatility of the platform is what I’m interested in.”
The WSM concept is not a commercial product but rather a one of a kind artwork. The project was commissioned to Siegl by the Haas Moto Museum of Dallas, Texas, where fans will be able to see it along with many other motorbikes relevant to the history of two-wheeled transportation.

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