Designed by eight engineering students from the University of Liverpool Velocipede Team (ULV), the Arion 1 has an enclosure that hides its two wheels. Riders have to lie down inside, as low as possible. And the only way to see where you’re going is by using a built-in video camera.
It’s still a prototype, but the Arion 1 team thinks it can break 90 miles per hour, and surpass the current human-powered lands speed world record.
[T]he gear that turns the bike’s wheels rotate 17 times for every one pedal the biker makes. Comparatively, regular bikes have a gear ratio of only 4:1.