Supercharged motorcycle design: Yves Behar and Forrest North on

Posted by: Matthew Trost

Yves Behar and Forrest North unveil Mission One, a sleek, powerful electric motorcycle. They share slides from distant (yet similar) childhoods that show how collaboration kick-started their friendship — and shared dreams. (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 2:23.)

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Comments (4)

  • Keith Saylor commented on Mar 8 2013

    Cool Bike!

  • Chloe Dolores commented on May 25 2009

    I’m guessing if you knew these guys from their history it was obvious they would design something amazing like this one day. Truly inspirational.

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  • Emily McManus commented on May 25 2009

    There’s a problem with the streaming video above — we’re working to fix it. Thanks so much for letting us know about it!

  • Natasha Rodinova commented on May 25 2009

    Great presentation and a wonderful piece of recollections about how they started and developed their ideas. Truly inspiring! Watching such accounts make you believe that success is within your grasp.