1966 Honda P25 Security Camera – Chicara Nagata

Among tens of creative custom bikes that we’ve featured on the pages of our website there wasn’t such unique and unusual as this one. Elegant and minimalist bike is the art work of Japanese renowned motorcycle builder/artist Chicara Nagata. “Every project, I encounter many, many problems. I can’t count how many times I give up to make motorcycle. But I noticed that, ‘If we don’t give up, we can make it.’ In another words, we can make the impossible … possible. This is what I learn from making motorcycles, but still on the way.” – Chicara.

Chicara Art Motorcycles by Chicara Nagata

Japanese artist Chicara Nagata is showing “art pieces, most commonly known as motorcycles” at MB&F’s M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva until February, 2013. For the past 20 years, Chicara Nagata has been dedicating his entire energy “to the creation of art pieces, most commonly known as motorcycles.” says M.A.D. Gallery. Chicara draws, crafts and assembles close to 500 components that are then added to a vintage engine, manufactured between 1939 and 1966. The number of pieces and the time spent on each machine gives a completely different dimension to the motorcycle. “His obsession for detail is not surprising when you know that he is a graphic designer who spent nearly 3 years into the completion of his first piece of art CHICARA ONE, he finished in 2004 after 7500 hours of work.” The unique pieces, named Chicara Art one to four, have won six consecutive awards at shows in Belgium, France, and Germany “before garnering global recognition at the AMDChampionship (the most recognized custom bike award worldwide).” Take a look! And also take a look at our list of the fastest motorcycles in the world.