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PHOTO CAPTION: Jans Slapins concept for a future Tesla electric motorcycle.

If Tesla Were a Motorcycle

London, UK-based designer Jans Slapins envisions what a Tesla would look like if it were an electric motorcycle.

Published: 28-Jul-2015

Now Tesla hasn't even hinted that they'd build a motorcycle equivalent of the Model S, but that hasn't prevented London-based industrial designer Jans Slapins from firing up his imagination and AutoCAD, creating the above slick electric motorcycle concept and slapping a Tesla badge on it. He's dubbed it the fictional "Model M."

His blog says he's interest in interested in CG, design, photography and retouching. Writing on Valuewalk, Christopher Morris reports, "The machine in question would be powered by a 204 PS (150 kW) electric motor, and Slapins envisages that the vehicle could be driven by four computer-controlled modes - Race, Cruise, Standard, and Eco." The lithium-ion battery pack purportedly is kept low on the frame with the 'gas tank' area providing storage.

Since it's only a concept in one designer's imagination, performance specs are somewhat irrelevant. They'll only become important is Elon Musk and the team at Tesla, decide to also build superbikes.

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