Concept Motorcycles: 8 Badass Bikes

Concept Motorcycles: 8 Badass Bikes

Concept Motorcycles: 8 Badass Bikes

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.

Confederate Renovatio

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Confederate Renovatio

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.

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Confederate Renovatio

Dodge Tomahawk

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Dodge Tomahawk

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.

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Dodge Tomahawk

Lamborbiker

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Lamborbiker

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.

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Lamborbiker

Swordfish Motorcycle

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SwordFish

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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SwordFish

Ostoure Concept

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Ostoure

Iranian designer Mohammad Reza Shojaie drew inspiration from his roots to build a concept bike with characteristics similar to ancient Persian engravings. The Ostoure is polished with  technological accents that make the bike as fun as it is comfortable to ride. It boasts “at hub” steering because it is 2-wheel drive and the helmet to accompany the bike has a heads up display in the visor as well as air conditioning and a Bluetooth link for your favorite tunes, controlled through the throttle grips of course.

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Ostoure

Zero Moto

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Zero Moto

Wes Rhoad has an electric motorcycle prototype that makes sense, and looks sleek to boot. By using 2 motors, one in each wheel housing, the Zero Moto concept allows for all-wheel drive and offers a much better turn radius by making the wheels turn opposite of each other. The wheels turn towards the same angle when changing lanes for a balanced ride. The electric bike”s 200-mile range is complimented by LED headlights and instrument panels and boasts a top speed of 90 mph.

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Zero Moto

Honda CB-750

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Honda CB-750

There is more to the Honda CB750 concept bike than futuristic looks, it boasts a 4-cylinder liquid hydrogen engine, on-board computer controlled tuning and electromagnetic suspension. The CB750 has a uni-body construction, made up of a combination of carbon fiber, aluminum and titanium for an exceptionally light motorcycle.  The Honda concept also provides an optional radar that detects an imminent head-on collision and brings the bike to a stop for you.

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Honda CB-750

Ferrari V4

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Ferrari V4

If you can pack everything that makes a Ferrari so exquisite into a motorcycle, this would be it. The Ferrari V4 is the brainchild of Industrial designer Amir Glinik, and has many trinkets to keep any enthusiast happy forking over their life savings. The bike seems to be one piece, wrapping around a V-4 block reconfigured from a V-12 Ferrari Enzo engine. The V4 also features hand controls modeled after an F-16 jet, buttons resembling the Ferrari Formula 1 steering wheel, a touchscreen that controls the sound system and a ride-by-wire technology to control computer-based throttle.

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Ferrari V4

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