Can your bike’s “face” improve visibility?

March 20, 2008

Neat story on how some motorcycles are designed to resemble a human face:

[Honda’s tests] found that motorcycles that resemble a human face – especially an angry one evoked with diagonal headlights – are “significantly” more visible to other drivers. Measurements taken with functional magnetic resonance imaging confirm that a more lifelike front-end design “elicits a response similar to that when a human face is seen,”

So, in conclusion, The Blur rules, and Andretti’s “Happy Cyclops” just isn’t going to cut it. (Thanks for the great link, Chandler!)


One Response to “Can your bike’s “face” improve visibility?”

  1. ryeNo Gravatar on March 25th, 2008 11:47am

    the blur has the eyebrows of Strongbad