Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014
 
 
4MC - 4 wheeled Motorcycle Concept
CONTINUOUS LOWSIDE & HIGHSIDE CONTROL

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Introducing the 4MC 
The 4MC is the original work of engineer and company director Nick Shotter.   He has specifically designed the 4MC to get its rider through traffic safely yet efficiently. 

His interest in safety originated from being injured in a road accident when working as a London motorcycle courier.  The 4MC has evolved through Nick’s rigorous design process which began in 1989.  In 2000 the 4MC won a DTI Smart Award for a Feasibility Study. 
From 2002 Nick introduced the 4MC to many well known manufacturers with an invitation to buy the 4MC's intellectual property (IP).  Between 2004 and 2008 he built a full sized working prototype to further demonstrate the 4MC. 

The 4MC’s unique designs are covered by several patent applications.  The 4MC’s patent applications, trademark, and prototype are all part of the 4MC’s IP. The IP is now available for sale or license.

The prototype’s purpose is to demonstrate the 4MC.  To achieve this it was not necessary to equip the prototype with mudguards, lights, or bodywork.  The prototype is very sure footed and terrific fun to ride.
 
Dry Track Demonstration
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This video is a dry track demonstration showing specifically the 4MC's handling, cornering ability, agility and flat tyre capabilities.
 
Featured in Gizmag. Great writeup!

Gizmag featured the 4MC in their June edition and gave an in depth report on the status of the project:

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Skid Pan Pursuit Trial
The 4MC’s grip is compared with RWD and FWD cars where the 4MC quickly catches each car in a pursuit trial. The cars were driven by the skid pan’s driving instructor. The 4MC’s filtering and slippery surface swerving abilities are also demonstrated.
 
Great Review from Rob Smith

TESTING THE THEORY
By Rob Smith

 
“Lean it right over, snap the throttle open and when the back comes round steer into the slide.” As a card holding coward I’m the first to admit that such commands are usually met with a fair bit of scepticism, but when the words are uttered by the seemingly normal and quite affable Nick Shotter, you sort of find yourself saying “right-oh then” and giving it a crack.

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