Posts with tag: ‘monocoque’

Renard motorcycle – a carbon fiber dream machine

Renard GT

Andres Uibomäe, and his business partner Kaarel Kivikangur, had a dream. A dream to build a motorcycle that would make an art gallery proud but rides like the best grand tourers out there.

I had the chance to talk to Andres and ask him about his journey when working out this motorcycle design. (Scroll down for more pictures.)

Lauri: What is your background?

Andres Uibomäe: I was educated as an industrial designer, but motorcycles have been my big passion for as long as I can remember. During my teen years, all I did was to ride and repair motorcycles. I have owned about 15 different motorcycles and modifications. I can’t even remember all my motorcycles; most of them were of Russian origin, though. Every time, it ended in the same way – rebuilding, modifying, tuning.

So the background behind Renard is passion from one side, and a designer with creative ambition but no outlet. Somebody once said that four wheels move your body but two wheels move your soul.

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