Concept Motorcycles

  • The Husqvarna 401 Vit Pilen 'White Arrow' motorcycle concept.

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  • Top 5 Concept Motorcycles

    Top 5 Concept Motorcycles

  • Chris Hunter Concept MotorcyclesSpecial FeaturesTop 5 ,

    Car manufacturers occasionally dip a toe into the world of two wheels. It’s usually in the form of an expensive bicycle designed to be strapped to the back of a giant SUV, and bought by middle-aged businessmen. But that hasn’t stopped petrolhead designers from daydreaming… Read more »

  • Caterham Brutus 750

    Caterham Brutus 750

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    One of the surprise announcements at EICMA, the world’s biggest motorcycle show, was the launch of Caterham Bikes. It’s a new two-wheeled division from the group that owns the sportscar company and F1 team. The Brutus 750 is a pitched as a multi-purpose bike that… Read more »

  • T120 Bonneville by Analog

    T120 Bonneville by Analog

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    It’s always interesting to see the bikes that well-known builders create for themselves. This Triumph T120 Bonneville is the personal ride of Tony Prust; it’s a more ‘traditional’ look than many Analog motorcycles, with a side order of steampunk too. “El Matador” was a labor… Read more »

  • Custom Indian Motorcycle ‘Spirit of Munro’

    Custom Indian Motorcycle ‘Spirit of Munro’

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    Indian is back. America’s oldest motorcycle company, founded in 1901, has revealed a show-stopping streamliner to showcase a brand new engine—the 1811cc Thunder Stroke 111. The motor will find its way into the 2014 Indian road bikes, the first to be released under the stewardship… Read more »

  • Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin

    Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin

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    EXCLUSIVE Here’s the most exciting new motorcycle concept we’ve seen in a while—and it doesn’t come from an in-house design studio. It’s the work of two young English designers, Roy Norton and Tom Kasher, in a collaboration with Triumph Motorcycles and Barbour Outdoor Clothing. The… Read more »

  • Mikhail Smolyanov concepts

    Mikhail Smolyanov concepts

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    Motorcycle concepts are a dime a dozen. But these renderings, from Moscow designer Mikhail Smolyanov, show an extraordinary level of style and imagination. The “GL1-m” above was commissioned by an established Russian vehicle fabricator called Alexander Bushuev, who plans to turn the machine into metal.… Read more »

  • Husqvarna MOAB scrambler motorcycle

    Husqvarna MOAB scrambler motorcycle

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    Of all the motorcycles revealed at the EICMA show in Milan, this is the one that got my heart beating fastest. It’s the Husqvarna Concept MOAB, and it’s billed as a “modern re-interpretation of the scrambler”. If the colors look familiar, it’s because they replicate… Read more »

  • Renard Grand Tourer

    Renard Grand Tourer

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    In 1938, Estonian entrepreneur J. Laan founded a motorized bicycle manufacturer in the capital city of Tallinn, and called it Renard Cycles. Renard is French for ‘fox’, and a fox’s head formed the original Renard logo. But in March 1944, the factory was hit by… Read more »

  • Ural Solo T concept

    Ural Solo T concept

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    EXCLUSIVE The Ural sT is one of the great bargains of modern motorcycling: a tough, capable machine that can handle both city streets and dirt tracks. In the USA, you can ride a ‘Solo’ out of the showroom for just $6,999, and know that it’ll… Read more »

  • Honda VTR1000 custom

    Honda VTR1000 custom

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    Most people accessorize their bikes from aftermarket catalogs. But when Australian Shawn Zammit got a Honda VTR1000 Firestorm in 2002, he decided to stick to the Honda production parts bin. And in the process, discovered the constraints that often face the designers employed by motorcycle… Read more »

  • Vetter Mystery Ship

    Vetter Mystery Ship

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    I’ve never quite been sure what to make of Craig Vetter. One the one hand, he’s the man who gifted us the Triumph X-75 Hurricane and helped create the Triumph T160. On the other hand, he’s responsible for the Windjammer fairing (and worse). So is… Read more »

  • IZH concept motorcycle

    IZH concept motorcycle

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    IZH is most famous for being the manufacturer of the Kalashnikov AK-47. But did you know the company also built the first Russian motorcycle in 1928, and has since produced 12 million bikes? I didn’t either, but I do now—thanks to L.A.-based designer Igor Chak.… Read more »

  • Honda VT750 by Luca Bar

    Honda VT750 by Luca Bar

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    The stock Honda VT750 (or Shadow) is an unassuming Sportster clone. It’s pitched at beginner riders who prefer easygoing Japanese reliability to Harley’s contrived contemporary image. And like most Hondas, the VT750 is neat and well-designed, but could do with a little more style—or brio.… Read more »

  • Metalback motorcycle concept

    Metalback motorcycle concept

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    Computer renderings of concept bikes are two-a-penny these days, but this one deserves more attention than most. Metalback comes from a leading automotive designer called Jordan Meadows, and it’s an attempt to marry the ethos of the traditional café racer with contemporary green credentials. “The… Read more »