After three years, thousands of dollars, and a run-in with the law, Dutch designer Allert Jacobs has built one of the most fuel-efficient motorcycles on the planet. According to Popular Science, Jacobs designed a fiberglass shell for his Honda Innova 125i bike that allows it to get more than 200 miles-per-gallon
. To master this aerodynamic design, Jacobs first built a small-scale model of the shell, followed by a larger model crafted out of polyurethane and wood. Finally, he welded steel tubes to the bike's frame and attached rails that allow the shell to slide open and shut. Not only did the shell make the motorcycle easier on gas, but it gave Jacobs enough space to install a trunk, too. In total, Jacobs spent about $5,000 to modify his motorcycle -- including the cost of getting his bike out of the impound when police claimed it wasn't street legal.
But that's a small price for looking so, um, cool. After all, nothing screams "rebel" like a fuel-friendly fiberglass shell. Tattooed guys with long hair are probably beating down Jacobs's door to trade in their Harleys for this design -- or maybe just to "thank" him for driving one more nail in the coffin of the archetypal Badass Biker. (Did he really have to wear pink socks in that picture? Okay, upon reflection, that actually is
badass.) [From: Popular Science
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