Powered by a 1400cc V-Twin or a dual drive electric setup, the Odyssey is Bandit9’s vision of tomorrow’s motorcycle. It has a unibody steel frame, a tank with a see-through LED display, and a memory foam seat that bounces back to its original shape when not in use.
The latest masterpiece from motorcycle customizer Max Hazan of Hazan Motorworks. He describes it as being “light, cheap, and fast.” All true, but he fails to point out the beauty of his handiwork, from the aluminum tank to the one-of-a-kind rear brake. More on Bike EXIF.
Jesse Wellens and Casey Neistat are back with another awesome Halloween costume build. After riding around as Aladdin on his magic carpet, Jesse took to the streets of NYC with model Carmella Rose on a real-life speeder bike from Return of the Jedi. BTS video here.
Indian Motorcycles released its first variation on the Scout this fall. It looks and rides fantastic. Shortened fenders, blacked out trim, and a low seat make it stand out in a crowd. With this bike, Indian is giving a whole new set of riders a reason to come into their showrooms.
Auto Fabrica’s Gaz and Bujar Muharremi are masters of elegant silhouettes – even at small scale. Made for Gaz’s son, the Type 0.1 has an old Franco Morini engine, a frame and wheels from 1970’s minibikes, and custom rear shocks, seat and exhaust. More on BikeEXIF.
“A handmade motorcycle so perfect in its crafting it puts stock motorcycles to shame.” Bandit9 shows Harley-Davidson’s designers how to shape a cruiser. Based on the Street 750, the beauty of the Dark Side starts with its museum-worthy unibody. Limited to 9 units.
Motorcycle builder Classified Moto took a 2007 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 and transformed it into an awesomely rugged off-roader, cobbled together with a variety of parts they had on hand, highlighted by a chunky ATV tire on the back. We love the warm color scheme.
German bike shop Motoism is turning 16 Honda GL500 Silver Wings into street trackers. The Honda GL500-JPN is equipped with a tweaked 50hp engine and radiator. It also has Tokico CBR600RR disc brakes, Öhlins rear monoshock, and custom exhaust, lights and rear seat.
Indian’s new bike is all about the ride, with stripped-down, blacked-out looks that focus the eye on its 100 hp V-Twin engine. Its low stance and closer-in handlebars make for a powerful riding position, and its knobby tires and suspension are tuned for smooth, fast rides.
Zero Motorcycles‘ new bike has a 6.5KWh battery – half the capacity of its DS model, making it 94lb lighter and $3,000 cheaper than its big brother. The smaller battery also means extra storage compartments. It has 37hp, 70lbft of torque, and lasts up to 67mi per charge.
Over 150 vehicles were made for Mad Max: Fury Road. Many of them got wrecked in the process, but photographer John Platt was able to take beauty shots of some of the cars, trucks and motorcycles in their pristine state. More on his website and Behance page.
Indian Motorcycle’s tourer is ready to take on the longest road trips, and features gorgeous vintage styling elements like a leather trunk for helmets and fringed saddlebags, and modern amenities like a 7-inch infotainment system, 100-watt audio, and an adjustable windscreen.
An accessible off-roader. The Desert Sled has the same 803cc 75hp engine found in all Scramblers, but it’s surrounded by all new parts, including longer forks and suspension, a reinforced frame and Pirelli tires custom made for the bike. Drops 3/2017 for about $11,400.
Harley developed the MT500 in the ’80s for military use, hence its camo paint, gun case and ammo panniers. But it never took off, and only 500 were made. This particular bike has never been driven. It’s expected to fetch at least $20K when it hits the auction block on 1/26/17.
Honda’s one-off Riding Assist motorcycle uses an advanced steering actuator to keep itself balanced at rest or at low speeds. Its front wheel and fork can also be adjusted to provide greater balance. As a bonus, it can move on its own and follow a subject.