Carbon Fiber Moto Guzzi GT by Renard Motorcycles

Using a Moto Guzzi Quattrovalvole engine as a base, Renard Motorcycles worked to combine a stealthy aesthetic along with a technically advanced chassis to create a powerhouse of a bike. Simply called the Renard GT, it’s a feat of modern engineering in both strength and construction. The sleek and stealthy appearance can be attributed to the bike’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis weighing in at an incredibility light 24 pounds contributing to an overall dry weight of 374 pounds. And with an engine displacement of 1326cc and 123hp, this thing will be quite the quick ride off the block. It also rides atop carbon fiber wheels, boasts an Öhlins suspension in both the from and the rear, Motogadget Chronoclassic instrumentation on the dash, an electric start, and is available in both black and white. So if you’re looking for a dark, futuristic and stealthy ride to get the new year started off on the right foot then be sure to drop them a line. Also we recommend you to check 10 World’s Fastest Motorcycles in the World.

Urban Motor “Easy Like Sunday Morning” Motorcycle

Urban Motor, a Berlin-based bike shop that produces some seriously excellent rides, is creating something completely unique for this year’s Glemseck 101 race in Leonberg, Germany. The race already brings out some of the best and brightest in the world of custom bikes, but Urban Motor’s “Easy Like Sunday Morning” will blow them all away. “Easy Like Sunday Morning” is based on a two-cylinder, two-stroke engine from a 1964 Jawa 350 combined with custom, well, just about everything else. Custom steel frame. Short exhausts. Narrow 23β€³ alloy SM Pro rims. Jikov Carburetor. And a total weight around 200 pounds. Put all those things together and you get a bike that, quite honestly, we’re not sure we’d be able to ride around the block, let alone through a race. The entire frame is barely as wide as the wheels, and it has to be ridden almost completely horizontally.

Fully Functioning 3D Printed Stainless Steel Bike

A team of students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, have designed and produced a fully functioning 3D printed stainless steel bike. The project took three months to complete, working together with MX3D in Amsterdam, to print the bike using multi axis robotic arms as 3D printers. The bicycle named Arc, was designed as part of a research project at the Industrial Design Engineering faculty, that looks into the viability of metal 3D printing using a welding machine. β€œIt was important for us to design a functional object that people use everyday. Being students in the Netherlands, a bicycle naturally came to mind. A bicycle frame is a good test for the technology because of the complex forces involved.” – Stef de Groot (Arc Bicycle team) To make sure the frame stood up to daily use, the students rode the bicycle around the city of Delft. It weighs about the same as a normal steel bicycle, and performs well on the often bumpy cobblestone streets of the city. The project was coordinated by Dr. Jouke Verlinden, scientist and coordinator of the 3D Building FieldLab & Researcher on Human-Centered Digital Fabrication at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft.

Bike in a Bag by Lucid Design

A small Indian company called Lucid Design has come up with an ingenious conceptual “bike in a bag”. At first, the bike doesn’t looks that special. Sure the design looks clean and simple, making it a good looking bike. But the “wow” part is that the bike fits in that small brown leather bag. This means that you won’t need a bicycle carrier hanging on your car when you want to take your bicycle with you during your holidays. According to the company, the bike would be assembled from a series of 21 parts that simply twist and lock together. Despite receiving a Red Dot 2014 Design Award for the concept, the company currently have no plans to put the bike into production.