"Presenting DriveCore's latest development in the field of personal hover technology, the XLI Hoverbike. Capable of speeds in excess of 418 Km/h, this sleek machine is a sophisticated blend of performance, flexibility, and style. Designed specifically for competitive racing, DriveCore's state of the art 326 HP engine, along with a novel state vector thrusting system, provides that critical edge over the opposition."
This was one of those creations where the end product really wasn't what you envisioned it to be at the beginning. Initially I was planning to build a chopper style hoverbike, but building difficulties quickly put a halt to that! So I went off on a tangent, and modelled it after a superbike instead. :)
I must say I'm pleasantly surprised at how sleek it turned out. By far the hardest part of the building process was figuring out how to give the front a nice smooth look. In the end, a combination of Bionicle pieces turned out to be the best solution, as I have practically no curved parts! (it really does limit my creativity...)
Some of you may recognise engine similarities between this and my Aetherboard. They use the same shovel idea, however this time I managed to find a much more elegant solution. It uses those Bionicle 4-tooth gears, which very conveniently allowed me to place the shovels in a quad arrangement, while reducing part clutter. You can see a close up of the engine below:
Another innovation included that I have yet to see elsewhere is the use of ambulance wheels as handles. They work quite nicely, and the fact that they only come in white actually provides a nice colour contrast, in my opinion.
Lastly, here's a shot so you can derive a sense of scale. As you can see, it's slightly larger than your common superbike.
So there you go, another MOC finished at last! I hope you enjoyed viewing it as much as I enjoyed building it!