would

http://www.gizmag.com/mazda-kodo-bike-sofa/36985/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=52526c4df8-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-52526c4df8-91789997

I concur. Not sure about that bar shape though

Looks like a quill stem of sorts. It looks cool, bars are just weird though

reimagining the modern racing bike

^Kinda sounds like a wank.

How does it differ to a modern racing bike? (genuine question)

^ less flex on the bars due to near-direct mount of the bars?