Let’s get this out of the way– if this bike were to be judged on aesthetics only, it’d be an absolute hit.  The Plus Bike by designers Bortolani and Righi of Dovetusai is visually stunning, a progressive take on the classic tool of transport.  On a functional level, its likely a failure.  There is a good reason that the traditional bike frame has gone unchanged for over a century, save for changes in materials.  Nearly every bike has a frame piece connection the crank section to just above the front fork.  Without that, the bike loses a lot of its rigidity.  The result?  A stretching, bouncey ride that may not be able to support a human’s weight.  We’d love for Dovetusai to prove us wrong, but we remain very, very skeptical…