Richard Sansone: The Sansone. 2004

Richard Sansone designed and built this bike with hydraulic suspension (that can rise up, or be dropped on its lower framerails by a flick of a switch), with the idea in mind to start a small series of these bikes for a wealthy clientele. Due to all the special fabrication (carbon fiber, chrome moly frame etc.) they would cost around 70.000 dollar. It did not work out!

Great design, which in my opinion would have benefitted from a smaller headlight unit.