Henrik Fisker Returns
Remember Henrik Fisker?
The designer who established Fisker Automotive in 2007 to develop and sell highly styled hybrid vehicles? The guy who left the then-increasingly troubled company in 2012, the company that, after producing some 2,500 Karmas, declared bankruptcy in 2013? The company that was purchased by Waxiang Group in 2014, the same outfit that acquired the bankrupt battery supplier A123, the company whose failure led, in part, to the bankruptcy of Fisker Automotive?
(You can’t make this stuff up.)
Well, Henrik Fisker is back, doing what he does best: Designing things.
Like this, the Viking Concept, designed for Lauge Jenson, a brand owned by Danish industrialist Anders Kirk Johansen, whose family developed LEGO. Fisker, too, is a Dane.
Fisker said that he thinks the way the tank, seat and rear fender flow together is unique in custom bike design.
The Viking Concept is powered by a 100-hp, 45-degree V-twin engine that provides the 299-kg bike with a top speed of >130 mph. It also meets 2016 Euro IV emissions standards.
Speaking of the bike, Fisker said, “‘It’s been a dream of mine to design and create a motorcycle for many years and this is the first time I have the freedom to go and do it.
“I hope people like what we have created and that we can make more of them – for sure there’s plenty more to come from this collaboration between myself and Anders.”
We hope that Fisker continues to create such striking designs and leaves the car building to, well, car companies.
Honda is an engine company.
Chrysler pioneered the modern-day minivan more than 30 years ago and has been refining and improving that type of vehicle ever since.
The thing about the Wrangler Willys Wheeler: It is a toy for a grown-up boy.