Brooklyn, New York, USA
“The idea was to create the motorcycle of tomorrow,” states Taras Kravtchouk, lead designer and CEO of Tarform LLC.
“If you were to build a bike with sustainability in mind,” he says, “What principles would it be? Electric, but also with the least harm to our environment.”
Based in Brooklyn, Swedish designer Taras Kravtchouk aims to set a new standard with his newly introduced retro-futuristic Tarform Luna two-wheel racer that brings zero-emissions transportation into the mainstream.
The designer aims for zero waste, building electric motorcycles that are recyclable and made from natural materials that are also biodegradable.
Since Tarform’s inception, Kravtchouk has been on a mission to redefine the way we move by delivering beautiful, sustainable, and technologically advanced vehicles that make mobility both exhilarating and soulful.
The Tarform Luna is the first expression of a new breed of electric motorcycles built with Industry 4.0 manufacturing, sensor technology, and a sustainable design.
The body of the Luna Motorcycle is a plant based composite material made out of flaxseed fiber, bio-resin, and algae pigment.
Its aluminum frame is, in line with the rest of the sustainable design, recyclable.
Crafting a new breed of vehicles required not only reinventing the design but also the manufacturing processes used by traditional automotive companies.
Natural, biodegradable, and recyclable materials are used to eliminate toxicity and move towards a zero-waste way of building vehicles.
Instead of using polyvinyl chloride, Kravtchouk crafts the vegan leather seats from pineapple, mango, corn, or other naturally derived fibers.
Flax seed replaces the plastic on its side panels, and the pigment coloring the bodywork is derived from natural algae rather than toxic paints.
A proprietary Tarform Operating System was developed to enhance the user experience.
Over-the-air updates, machine learning, and sensor technology are used for predictive maintenance, battery health, and ride statistics.
Kravtchouk’s Taform Motorcycle has a modular architecture to allow the battery pack to be upgraded as technology evolves.
The bodywork can be changed out for a new style and software can be updated for a smarter ride over time.
All of these measures prolong the life of the motorcycle, reduce waste, and honor traditions of craftsmanship that create machines built to last.
By harnessing the intelligence of the natural world, techniques developed by generations of craftsmen, and the energy of emerging technologies the Tarform Luna Motorcycle is leading the future of sustainable mobility.
Project: Tarform Luna Motorcycle
Designers: Tarform LLC.
Lead Designer: Taras Kravtchouk
Manufacturer: Tarform LLC.