25 Feb
Half bike, Half car, All useless

The Honda 3R-C Concept will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show (March 4-14), but it’s already turning heads as yet another fanciful flight of nonsense from Honda. We actually liked the P-NUT, but recognize that it will never see the light of day — as is surely the same fate for the 3R-C Concept. An all-weather three-wheeled urban vehicle concept, the 3R-C is the bastard child of a motorbike mated with an ultracompact car. According to Honda: “The 3R-C has a clear canopy that covers the driver’s seat while it is parked and not in use. When 3R-C vehicle is in motion, the canopy becomes an enveloping wind-shield that provides the pilot, who sits low in the vehicle, with significant protection from the bodywork and doors. The high sides of the safety shell seat give greater safety to the occupant, reducing the threat from side impacts and improving weather protection. In front of the driver is a lockable boot area, which gives significant secure storage for luggage or other items.” It seems that the 3R-C has some benefits of a motorbike (efficiency) with some benefits of a car (storage) — yet with many of the liabilities of a both (safety, single rider, impracticality). Easy on the eyes, silly on the brain.

3 more detail shots, including with rider, after the Jump…

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