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By Design: MotoCzysz's Michael Czysz

Published: September 22, 2010 6:00 am ET
Updated: September 22, 2010 12:00 am ET

Designer Michael Czysz wanted a greener, high-performance motorcycle when his MotoCzysz LLC began creating electric racing machines. Plastics News Editor Robert Grace interviewed Czysz at the Industrial Designers Society of America's annual conference, held Aug. 4-7 in Portland, Ore. Czysz is taking Portland-based MotoCzysz's technology breakthrough into wider use through an agreement with Remy Electric Motors LLC in a deal that will create a drive system for cars and motorcycles.

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