Very cool imagery. I love the reveal of the classic engine and casing underneath the casing juxtaposed to the riding suit.
A word about open wheels though: In the transmission of force from an axel to a wheel, your best bet is to do it from the centre of the wheel. Its like lots of people pushing a merry-go-round. If you push from only one place, you can only apply so much force so your acceleration is going to suck. Do it from the middle and you get crazy acceleration.
Oh don't get me wrong. Not knocking your awesome pic or design idea.
I just think what'd be original and badass is sticking a ball on the end of a piston into the middle of these things almost like an eye that wirelessly through some unseen force drives the wheel without spokes.
Why? The engine is so so intense that its acceleration and torque are so intense that almost any material spoke you could use would either be ripped and shredded when you put your foot down or for them to survive that force, would be so heavy that they'd slow the bike down.
Would be badass too if the suit had some mechanism that locked the rider to the bike so during these bestial accelerations and breaking, they don't get thrown off the bike.
I don't know. I'm just rambling. If you can take something valuable from them, that's really great. I'm not even sure why I posted this.
Hey! Thanks for the input, I have very little knowledge about that sort of stuff but I always try to balance realism and functionality with aesthetics, what just looks cool. I haven't done that much sci fi overall so I'm still trying to get a grip on it but I appreciate you taking time to comment! Cheers!
The front wheel is turned a bit to break the posture line to make it a bit more interesting-looking. Kind of when you pose a character you normally want the head to face another angle than the body, makes it look kind of like a manikin if you don't. Thanks for your comment!