Japanese car manufacturer Mazda has gone from four wheels to two, by revealing a concept track bike at Milan Design Week as part of its ‘The Car as Art’ show.
The “Bike by KODO concept” is composed of the least possible parts, according to Mazda, with the frame being hammered out of one piece of metal.
Mazda says the bike is styled on its MX-5 car and is “a track racer that seeks to express the innate beauty of the bicycle.”
Car manufacturers turning their hands to bicycle design is not a new thing, with Jaguar teaming up with Team Sky and Pinarello in recent years, with the Dogma K8-S bike their latest innovative design.
Elsewhere, McLaren has teamed up with Specialized to create a special edition of the S-Works Tarmac, ridden by Astana and Tinkoff-Saxo at last summer’s Tour de France.
Whether this Mazda bike will ever make it to production and competition is yet to be seen, but if it does it will certainly be one of the best looking machines on the track.