Constantly inspired by design, we”ve compiled our list of eight of the most badass concept motorcycles in existence. Although these born-to-be-wild-bikes vary in design, power and practicality, they are all innovative and awe-inspiring. While many of these motorcycle concepts may never make it into production, they certainly provoke us to head out on the highway and look for adventure. We hope you enjoy our list of ultimate crotch rockets.
The Confederate Renovatio is an exercise in design innovation backed by a non-compromising brand. Doing away with the traditional motorcycle frame, the boys at Confederate mounted the whole bike on the V-twin engine, including the front-end, seat, swingarm and tank, to give it an exposed and industrial look. A Confederate trademark, the bike is made from carbon fiber and high-grade aluminum, allowing for a sturdy yet lightweight bike that will maneuver better than many of its boutique competitors.
Only Dodge would think to put the same V-10 engine that powers the Viper, in a motorcycle. Or at least a vehicle that resembles a motorcycle. The Dodge Tomahawk tops out at nearly 400 miles an hour from a 500hp engine, (if you can hang on that long), and has looks to match. Its futuristic styling features a total of 4 wheels, complimentary headlights in between the front two wheels and a body and suspension system never before seen on a motorcycle. The Tomahawk body is posed for form over function but the V-10 is loud enough to make its own statement.
Flavio Adriani, a 3D interior designer, was inspired by some interesting things while conceptualizing a motorcycle. Impressed with Italian car designer Marcello Gandini who designed the Lamborghini Countach, as well as Nicolas Tesla”s legacy of innovation, Flavio was armed with the tools to create a bike like no other. The Lamborbiker is a fresh take on the chopper type design and quite surreal in shape and attitude, but incorporating a real-life innovation that sets the tone of the whole bike – the Osmos hubless wheels.
Alexander Kotlyarevsky is already known for his beautiful 3D car concepts, and his venture into the motorcycle world is no exception. Minimalism coupled with long swooping lines make up the Swordfish - an interesting submission into a market where the more bling you have, the better. A rather long torso is grounded by a hubless design that seems to make sense, although is hasn”t been produced yet. His other concept motorcycle, the Razor, is just as magnificent with much of the same length, weight, and minimalism that makes the Swordfish so coveted to become an actual production bike.
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