Whether you’re a fan of Motorbikes or not you can’t deny how beautiful some designs are with their streamlined silhouettes, exposed mechanical parts, high-end strong motors and detailing, these 15 motorbike layouts that are modern represent a new era of aesthetics on the market, even when they’re customs assembled on the foundations of classic motorcycles.
The first commercial design for a self-propelled cycle was a three-wheel design called the Butler Petrol Cycle, conceived of Edward Butler in England in 1884. He exhibited his plans for the vehicle at the Stanley Cycle Show in London in 1884. The vehicle was built by the Merryweather Fire Engine company in Greenwich, in 1888.
Today we bring you 15 Crazily Cool Modern Motorbike Ideas, these ideas certainly go all the way when it comes to style and beauty!
Akrapovic Full Moon
Looking unlike any motorcycle we’ve ever seen on the streets, theAkrapovic Full Moon motorcycle concept features a massive 30-inch aluminum and carbon front wheel and a sculpted, aerodynamic metal sheet frame that envelops the rear wheel. Hydraulic suspension keeps the bike upright when it’s parked, and automated steering keeps the handlebars looking sleek.
BMW Apollo Streamliner
A combination of traditional styling and futuristic looks keeps this concept by industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem firmly rooted within the BMW brand, while bringing it into this century and beyond. Designed for speed rather than everyday use, the Apollo Streamliner features a pointed front end to reduce wind drag on the rider.
Rectilinear T005 Cross
In contrast to the sleeker curvilinear designs, the Thrive Motorcycle T005 Cross goes for a chunky rectilinear look. The whole thing is actually a modified 1984 Yamaha – the designers stripped it down, fitted it with off-road tires and added a custom body made of sheet aluminum, updated for the modern era with a smartphone slot.
Another custom modification takes a Honda Supersport and transforms it into a minimalist design enthusiast’s dream, with wood burl side panels contrasting with the steel unibody. Bandit9 released only nine models of this bike, with a 90cc or 125cc engine.
Bandit9 also used a 1967 Honda SS bike as the basis of a custom design, pairing it with fashions from Konstantin Kofta in this editorial for a futuristic effect. The bullet-like chrome-finished unibody puts the focus on the exposed mechanical parts.
The Ronin Magpul is a rare example of an all-American motorcycle, designed and built in Denver, Colorado based on the American-built Buell 1125R. The limited edition production bike has characteristically oversized front rotors and a frame that doubles as a fuel tank, both Buell trademarks, but gets a satin black frame, stacked headlamps and other updates. 47 models were produced, one for each of the 47 Ronin Warriors.
Alfa Romeo Spirito
This monster of a motorcycle barely looks like what most people would recognize as a bike, hiding the front wheel and powerful engine inside a glossy body in Alfa Romeo’s signature shade of red. DesignerMehmet Doruk Erdem gives the bike exposed shocks, a brown leather seat and a transparent section to show off the mechanics.
This superbike by Lotus boasts a V-twin engine and a body made of carbon fiber, titanium and aerospace-quality steel. A focus on finding a winning combination of safety, ergonomics and aesthetics led to “very distinctive features such as a clean main body, an extremely low side profile, a bold stance, a unique air intake, logical partline solutions and clean graphics.”
Urban Cavalry by Rough Crafts
This custom 2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob by Rough Craftsis a beautiful contrast of textures and finishes, with a custom-built braking system, BDL open drive and tweaked 1689cc motor for enhanced power output.
Stefano Venier’s custom Diabola V65C uses the 1984 moto guzzi V65C as a base, with everything but the tank and headlight brackets customized from scratchh including the reworked chroming, deluxe tires, club silencer mufflers and tomalley condor handlebar.
The same designer re-crafted a Ducati Pantah into the ‘Sputafuoco’ (fire-breathing) motorcycle, which gets a surprising amount of power from its small engine. The front light is from a vintage moto guzzi, while the fenders, brackets and seat were all handmade.
Custom K1600 GTL
The BMW K 1600 GTL becomes two very different customized bikes in the hands of designers Kenji Nagai and Keiji Kawakita. Nagai settled on a long, thin digger style with a modified headstock and a low-positioned aluminum seat for ‘Ken’s Factory Special,’ while Kawakita’s ‘Juggernaut’ got inspiration for its looks from an old photograph of a convertible cockpit.
TT New Generation Chopper
The TT New Generation Chopper by Olcay Tuncay Karabulut of Turkey features the elongated came and stretched fork of a chopper, but with the cleaner, sleeker look of a sports bike.
The Feline One by Yacouba Galle is an 801cc, 3-cylinder, 170 horsepower custom street fighter is set to be produced in an edition of only 50, each one selling for a jaw-dropping $280,000. It’s got a titanium frame, carbon fiber rims, electronically controlled shocks and a futuristic-looking dash.