Insane Hubless Motorcycle With Airplane Engine

The TMC DUMONT is a concept art bike built and designed by Tarso Marques who describes it as a ‘hubless motorcycle with an airplane engine’. TMC DUMONT is equipped with a 300 hp Rolls-Royce Continental V6 engine from a 1960s aircraft and fully leaked 36 inch wheels. I have no idea if it can actually turn and riders should be cautious as that back wheel is frighteningly close! It’s impractical, it’s ambitious, and I think it’s awesome to see a crazy concept brought to life and actually ridden. Keep going for a video of the the thing in action, as well as a timelapse of it being constructed while I speculate if this thing is capable of turning at all. And don’t forget to check world’s fastest bikes.

10 World’s Fastest Motorcycles in 2018

Motorcycles, don’t we just love them? The faster they get, the more our hearts pound. They have the power to make the manliest of man, into a little boy. They just have that undefinable sense of excitement we all want and beg for. However, with the plethora of bikes out there, the right one is often hard to pick. There are so many types of bikes out there, like super bikes , muscles, scooters etc. Getting into picking the choicest of the lot from each type will take a while, so we decided to give you a quick look at the fastest motorcycles in the world in 2018.

Yamaha NIKEN Leaning Three Wheel Motorcycle

It’s been no secret that Yamaha has been working on a large-capacity three wheeler that, unlike other three-wheelers , actually leans. Yamaha calls this technology “Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW), and during the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha unveiled the machine that will debut LMW: the Yamaha Niken. From the released photos it should be powered by the FZ-09 power plant, and arrive with dual 15-inch wheels up front with dual forks on each side. “This large-displacement Leaning Multi-Wheeler (LMW) is powered by a liquid-cooled, in-line, 3-cylinder engine. This model is equipped with LMW technology to reduce the effects of changing ride environments and to deliver a high feeling of stability when cornering. It achieves excellent performance for spirited and sporty riding on various road surfaces and the capability to freely carve through the continuous corners on winding roads. The body design makes full use of the unprecedented front-end suspension mechanism, pairing 15-inch front wheels with dual-tube upsidedown forks that visually accentuate the machine’s sporty performance and create a high-quality look and feel at the same time.” Great bike but don’t forget to check our list of the fastest bikes in the wolrd.

Vanguard Roadster All-New Ultra Modern Motorcycle To Get More Attention

New York based motorcycle company Vanguard Motorcycles is unveiling its first bike. The Roadster is a massive, frameless nakedbike built around and upon a giant 1917cc v-twin engine. The motor is a modified S&S X-Wedge, a 56-degree v-twin that has been built around as the central structural unit of the bike. The cylinders themselves form a kind of cradle frame, and that whopping swingarm/shaft drive bolts right on behind the rear cylinder. The upper half of the bike sits firmly on top of the cylinder heads, with the lower line of the seat and carbon tank forming a flat aluminum platform. The single-seat tail unit is almost impossibly thin, with minimal seat padding. The exhaust is fully integrated, exiting from an anonymous slot at the bottom of the bike. Other interesting touches include the dash, which is a tablet-sized color screen that also serves as a mirror thanks to a rear-facing camera integrated in the tail unit. The headlights are barely there, six tiny units (perhaps LED based – the spec sheets don’t specify) housed in transparent shards between the front forks. The overall target weight for the bike is 550 lb (250 kg), which is about 110 lb (50 kg) overweight compared to most naked bikes, but still surprisingly light given that it looks like it’s built to survive a head-on with an 18-wheeler. And while no horsepower figures are provided, that giant 117 ci v-twin will smash out more than enough torque to make this a true tarmac-ripper. At US$29,995, with production slated for 2018, the Vanguard Roadster is at the premium end of the market.

Yamaha Scorpio by Thrive Motorcycles

After working their magic on the stunning Yamaha XS650, Thrive Motorcycles are back again with an impressive and creative build, based on a 1984 Yamaha Scorpio. The unusual body is the result of a rough sketch drawn at the briefing with the client, it is made from aluminum to achieve the grey industrial look but to also save precious weight. The eccentric ride was also fitted with Kenda trial tyres, a custom clutch and brake lever, a custom dashboard with indicators and a GPS/phone mount, and some custom switch gear. They also covered the custom-made stainless steel exhaust with a grey exhaust wrap to match the overall look. Great bike but it hardly can get into the list of the fastest bikes of the world.

Lane Splitter Concept Car Transforms Into Two Motorbikes

Writer Mark Wilson at Fast Company came up with the idea of an electric car that splits into “two badass motorcycles” as he loved the idea of owning both in one vehicle. The two segments fasten together at the bottom with special attachments, which can be released at the push of a button. When the vehicle is functioning as a car the front wheels are kept close to the vehicle, but when the sides split into motorcycles the front wheels extend to give the bikes more stability. The wheels can also tilt sideways to the segments can be ridden as bikes. According to Wilson, the idea behind this car is to offer the social experience of a car while also featuring a personal urban transport vehicle that is sporty. It measures in at a length of 128 inches and resembles a buggy like vehicle. It has been inspired from Batman Tumbler and work by Syd Mead. It transforms into two motorbikes that are closed-top when it splits. After argodesign did their bit, Mark took the concept to the New York Auto Show to propose the idea to car firm.

Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone Motorcycle to Auction in Las Vegas

One of the most exclusive motorcycles ever produced – and that was formerly owned by Steve McQueen – will be going under the hammer in March. Minnesota-based motorcycle manufacturer Joerns Motor Manufacturing Company produced one of the most highly prized pieces of motorcycling history – the Cyclone. Because its production run was so short, very few of the original Cyclone motorcycles were made. The best estimates say around 300 were manufactured, with only six known to remain in existence today. And one of them is in McQueen’s collection. Anything owned by McQueen is selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. After McQueen’s death in 1984, the motorcycle was purchased by EJ Cole, who will be auctioning a massive collection of 225 vintage motorcycles in the March EJ Cole Collection 2015. The Cyclone is expected to bring in around $650,000-$750,000, which will make it one of the most expensive motorcycles ever sold.

Koenigsegg Motorcycle Concept by Burov Art

Russian designer Burov Art come up with this dazzling concept for Koenigsegg-branded bike. This totally unique look is achieved through a series of styling choices, including an ultra-short tail, almost fully enclosed fairings, some small rear dual exhausts, old school dual rear shocks, and the less-is-more headlight styling. As a result we see really stunning bike! Take a look! And don’t forget to check 10 World’s Fastest Motorcycles.

Bienville Legacy Motorcycle

The Bienville Legacy features a 1650cc Motus MV4 engine, which in its natural form is good for 185 horse power. But Nesbitt’s goes all mad scientist on us and adds a Rotrex centrifugal supercharger to take the hp to more than 300. The Legacy also has uses a totally unique blade suspension, which uses a single carbon fiber leaf spring from the front to the back of the bike. Factor in carbon fiber wheels and a four gallon fuel tank, and you can see how the total weight checks in at around 400 lbs. Commissioned by the American Design and Master-Craft Initiative, the Legacy will only see a few riders on its hand-crafted saddles; besides the roughly $250,000 asking price, buyers will also be asked to showcase the Legacy around the country. Also check our new post about the fastest bikes in the world.

Ronin 47 Concept Motorcycle

When Harley Davidson stopped production of the Buell 1125 back in 2010, the founders of Ronin Motor Works created the Ronin Concept Motorcycle, a spectacular superbike that will continue on after the demise of the Buell 1125. Ronin 47 is built around the revolutionary engine and frame of the Buell, but has had a major facelift with many mechanical and cosmetic changes to give it a furiously aggressive streetfighter look. 47 refers to the number of Ronins being made, the price tag is of $38,000. Also you might be interested to check our list of the fastest bikes in the world.

The Bandit9 Eve Motorcycle

EVE is the latest design from Bandit 9 Motorcycles. Anyone who’s ever been to Vietnam, or pretty much anywhere else in South East Asia, will immediately understand the importance of the motorcycle to the local residents. EVE is based on a 1967 Honda SS, with an engine capacity ranging from 90cc to 125cc. These Hondas are very common on the streets of cities like Saigon and Hanoi, making them an ideal starting point for a new line of customs. Each model is rebuilt by hand and fitted with classical brass instruments and a hand-formed chrome body gives the bike an almost steampunk appeal. The price tag is $6000 – 7000 USD.

First Motorcycle by Lotus “C-01” by Daniel Simon

Developed under the collaborative leadership of racing team Kodewa, Lotus has announced their first motorcycle: the “C-01” designed by Daniel Simon. The superbike’s powerunit comes in the form of a V-twin engine and features a distinctive body crafted entirely from carbon fiber, titanium and aerospace quality steel. “The design process of the C-01 was a labour of love, there were many challenges, ensuring that the bike not only touches your visual senses with its timeless blend of classic appeal and modern execution, but that is safe and ergonomically sound was critical to me,” explains Simon. “We have worked hard to create a motorcycle with very distinctive features such as a clean main body, an extremely low side profile, a bold stance, a unique air intake, logical partline solutions and clean graphics.” The C-01 will be available as an exclusive production run of just 100 units, outfitted in a range of liveries which pay homage to Lotus’ racing legacy. Also we would like you to check our list of 10 world’s fastest bikes.

Falcon Motorcycles of Ian Barry

American industrial designer, artist, and motorcycle engineer Ian Barry fascinates motorsport enthusiasts with his super-sleek, monster mechanics fused with exquisite artistry and workmanship. He is best known for the synthesis of sensual, rounded lines with chunky, robust metallic hardware. Historically and culturally influenced, Barry collects rare motorcycle engines of famed British beauties. Using the engine as both a creative influence and a structural framework, he has developed a practice of designing, engineering, and manufacturing each entire vehicle from scratch. Together with partner Amaryllis Knight, he co-founded Los Angeles’s Falcon Motorcycles and has since been working on the falcon series, a collection of 10 completely unique designs which have been refurbished from pieces of vintage finds. four of ten falcons have been completed, and each high-end mammoth creation is as enticing and extravagant as its predecessor. And also we would like to show you TOP 10 fastest motorcycles of the world.

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.

Monocasco Electric Bike by ART-TIC

Inspired by the famous Ossa monocasco bike of Santiago Herrero this concept bike is its electric version. Reliving the legacy of the legendary Sabtiago, who died racing his Ossa in the 1970 Grand Prix, this bike is a fitting tribute. Barselona based design studio ART-TIC created sturdy dependable city bike with eco engine. Take a look!

Unique Bike from Yamaha and Hermés

Well-known motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha and French luxury fashion house Hermés have joined forces to produce very unique concept bike named VMax. The bike features rich leather detailing added to the seat, headlight cover, exhaust silencers, grips and mirrors against a chrome frame. Yamaha and Hermes have combined “mechanics and leather, to fulfil the dreams of motorcycles.” The idea was, according to Yamaha and Hermés, to “Reinforce the sculptural lines of this unique object and underline its emotional power.” VMax is just a concept and exist in a single copy.

Zero Moto – Concept of High-Speed Electric Motorcycle

Eco concepts more and more confidently enter into the life of modern people – eco building, eco cars, and now – eco motorcycles. The presence of an electric motor for motorcycles is nothing new but the concept of the motorcycle we will show today – is not just electric motorcycle. “Zero Moto” – is a concept of eco all-while drive motorcycle with electric motors placed in the front and rear wheels and on-board processor for the control of torque. First of all you will notice an unusual, futuristic design of the concept developed by designer Wes Rhoad. The inspiration for such a design was the Art Deco Steam Locomotives. We’ve previously written about another concept of motorcycle – ARX 3 designed in a similar style.

Concept of One-Wheel Electric Scooter
from RYNO Motors

RYNO Motors has developed the world’s first self-balancing one wheel electric scooter. The scooter has a range of about 30 miles and can hit a top speed of 25mph. It weighs a mere 125 pounds and can support a rider weight of 250lbs. Multiple sensors constantly monitor the balance of the motorcycle during the movement and control system is ready to seize control of the bike if the driver ignores the warning and, for example, exceeds the maximum permissible speed or bends the car under a dangerous angle. There is also a system for monitoring the battery status (LiFePo4, by the way). When the battery level drops to 25%, the system warns the driver signal is yellow, up to 5% – red. It is assumed that the model will cost $3500.

Creative Chopper Concepts from Solif

We present our few works of Russian designer Mikhail Smolyanov aka Solif. The following unusual concepts of motorcycles were created by the author in 3D max. Very creative and fresh concept that looks like a retro bike – AXP 3. Design is an amazing mix of echoes of the mid-20 th century and some parts obviously from latest technology. All works are unusual and interesting and worthy of the attention of wider audience.

Hand-made Lamponi Lamps

Fans of unusual lamps undoubtedly will delighted with the lamps created by Italian artist Maurizio Lamponi Leopardi. Maurizio involved in advertising photography, until in 2001 he paid attention to creation of desk lamps, because all his life he loved to build and create things by his hands. These hand-made desk lamps are created from rare motorcycles detailes as well as various houseware. Price of lamps are from $1750 to $2000. Unlike creative and stylish lamps from our previous collection these Lamponi lamps are not for everyone but they are really worth for your attention!