In the late 70’s and early 80’s, Harley-Davidson was developing a project called the Nova V4. This was a liquid cooled V4 engine which was co-developed with Porsche. After a change in management the project was scrapped and instead the Evolution family of engines went into production.
I stumbled across this unfinished prototype photo of a Nova V4 racer. Here is my rendering of a modern day interpretation of what the Harley-Davidson V4 racer would look like.
To think what could have been if this project went ahead...
The Harrison Award is a challenge for emerging designers and builder to design and build two Ducati Motorcycles that meet the standards of the Harrison Collection. The top two selected builders will receive a contract to build their design based on the donor bike and budget received from Gerald Harrison. .
This competition was made possible by Gerald Harrison and his assembled judge panel that includes Chris Hunter from Bike Exif, Gareth Roberts and Max Hazan.
The Carbon Projects entry was based on the Ducati Monster M900 chassis, utilizing many of the OEM parts while still incorporating some custom parts to streamline the existing bike. A custom tail and sub frame extension would be fabricated along with custom CNC machined components.
The Carbon Projects concept proposal was selected 5th out of over 100 entry’s.
Custom Carbon Fiber Tail section
Custom CNC Machined Aluminum Clutch Cover
The day everyone has been waiting for! The public release of the Indian FTR 1200.
The first photo is my photoshop of what the new Indian FTR1200 would look like cleaned up with a modified tail, left side mufflers, sub frame cover and a tucked in headlight.
The second photo is of the stock FTR 1200.
What’s the consensus on the production version? Love it? Hate it?
Carbon Projects was immediate to see this as an exciting opportunity for both Harley-Davidson and Alta Motors and created this Electric Street Tracker concept to recognize this new partnership.
Here's a concept rendering image I created of my vision of the future of electric racing.