Nothing says rebellion quite like a motorcycle. For those who really want to walk on the wild side and stand out from the crowd, though, only the craziest, zaniest motorcycles will do. There are some motorcycles out there that are truly mind-blowing. Technology and improvements in engineering have produced motorbikes that would put the Tron bike and Batman's bike to shame.
However, we are not going to focus purely on performance today. We are going to look at motorcycles that are on the fringes of the community, bikes that are sure to turn head and draw attention while on the street. Some of these may be a little bit outlandish, but if you are willing to sit on one of these, we won't judge. Welcome to the fascinating world of custom motorbikes, where no design idea is too outlandish. Here are just a few incredible examples of motorcycle creativity.
1. Black and Gold: Wondering Where You're Meant To Sit
There's no doubt that this is an impressive custom bike. But...it doesn't look like sitting on it would be too comfortable.
Even the knowledgeable Redditors on r/motorcycle had a hard time figuring out what model this design was based on. Perhaps this unrideable machine will forever remain a mystery.
2. Rainbow Ride: Standing Out From the Crowd
Why choose one color when you can have them all? The bright accents of this bike were created using colorful vinyl. According to the owner of this Ninja 300 bike, he customized the look as a tribute to the Harlequin Golf. Getting inspiration from other vehicles is pretty unique, and definitely helped this bike to stand out.
3. The Bat Bike: Perfect For Cruising Through Gotham
This custom bike certainly isn't as outlandish as others, but it's definitely eye-catching. It wouldn't look out of place in the Bat Cave either. It was built from a Suzuki Belang Raider FU150 Satria 150cc motorcycle and lovingly customized to look super intimidating.
4. Green Menace: An Eye-Catching Burst of Color
This custom set of wheels is guaranteed to turn heads out on the road. Its unusual shape and bright green body make it totally unmissable. Though it might look unrecognizable, the base bike here is a legendary Harley Davidson. Just goes to show what a lot of creativity can achieve.
5. Cherry Red: Winning Awards In Style
This gorgeously-painted bike wouldn't look out of place in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. With its beautiful red paintwork and white piping, it almost looks like it's made of candy. But don't be deceived, this powerful machine is actually an award-winning custom bike that turns heads at major biking events.
6. The Wasp: Buzzing Down the Street
The paintwork might look more like black flames, but overall this crazy set of wheels just looks like a wasp. From the bright yellow exterior to the shape of its handlebars, this is one insectile bike. Its super-low seat and massive rear wheel help to round out the unusual appeal.
7. Bursts of Color: Driving Straight Out of an Anime
This incredible bike, spotted in Indonesia, wouldn't look out of place in a colorful anime. Every single inch of the motorcycle is adorned with new, exciting detail. Pay close attention to the intricate gold-rims and elaborate handlebars. Definitely not a bike you'd forget in a hurry.
8. Stripped Back: Giving You the Bare Necessities
While a lot of the bikes on this list are a bit over the top, this motorcycle firmly believes in "less is more". The unusually beautiful minimalist design is really notable for its simplicity alone.
9. More Is More: Packing Everything In
On the other end of the spectrum is this bike, which seems to have packed as many details and devices onto its body as is possible. It's an incredibly busy design, and it's hard to know exactly what function all that metal serves. That is, if, it actually does serve a function beyond simply looking cool.
10. Robot Chic: Taking Motorbike Design to Another Level
This bike also harkens back to retro sci-fi, but in a far more committed sense. The unusual bodywork makes it look like a Star Wars droid suddenly sprouted wheels and handlebars.
It's a customized Honda, which looks nothing like its contemporaries. Would you ride around on something like this?
11. Red and Blue: A Truly Eye-Catching Chopper
Choppers are known for their low seats and elongated bodies, but this one still manages to stand out from the crowd. This custom piece is truly unmissable thanks to its bright, metallic paintwork and pop-cultural easter eggs.
See how many stickers and references you can spot on its bodywork.
12.The Mowercycle: Blurring the Lines Between Bike and Mower
When you don't have the fanciest materials to draw from when customizing your motorcycle, you need to get creative and use what's available. That's presumably what this hobbyist did when they created the Mowercycle. A Frankenstein creature that mixes a ride-on mower and the bare bones of a motorcycle, the Mowercycle is an impressive piece of DIY genius.
13. All About Shape: Pushing the Limits of Bodywork
This customized Honda definitely makes a strong impression. The unusual shape looks almost like a scorpion, or a Xenomorph. Whatever the designer was going for, it's definitely going to grab a lot of attention.
14. Cool Steel: Combining Class and Simplicity
This custom Ducati didn't bother with any elaborate paintwork, instead allowing the simple yet elegant nature of its metal bodywork to shine through. The result is a classy design, guaranteed to get motorcycle hobbyists talking.
15. Japanese Explosion: Prompting a Lot of Questions
No doubt about it, this bike is super attention-grabbing. But it also posits a lot of questions. Like, how are you meant to see where you're going? And what's with all the pipes? Nevertheless, the rising sunburst decal and other colorful decorations make this bike look super fun.
16. Let Loose: Stretching Out Choppers As Far As They'll Go
Choppers are meant to be longer than your average motorcycle, but this one is really taking the cake. This stretched out purple beast is on a whole other level of bike design.
Could you even reach the handlebars from the seat? Probably not without lying completely horizontally.
17. Psychedelic Trip: Opening Your Mind to New Possibilities
Don't adjust your screen, this bike really is just that colorful. This custom Harley is an incredible rendering of hippy psychedelia.
You might start to feel dizzy if you stare at it too long though.
18. Yak Attack: Making Maintenance Difficult
There's no doubt that this hairy motorcycle looks awesome. Let's get that out of the way first. But, you have to imagine there's a lot of work involved to keep it looking so cool. Imagine having to brush your motorcycle's hair every day.
19. BigRep NERA: Fully 3D Printed
The 3D printing company Bigrep made waves a couple of years ago when it unveiled the world's first 3D printed motorcycle. The NERA bike looks like something directly out of the dark knight trilogy. Even the tires are 3D printed. The bike only took 12 weeks to print and is comprised of only 15 parts.
20. Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire
Why do we love this bike? Because it appeared on Avenger's Age of Ultron. Originally this motorbike was not available for sale, but people desperately wanted it after seeing Black Widow use it in the Avenger's to fight Ultron. As of 2020, you can buy this bike. The model is called 2020 Live Wire it is electric and made by Harley-Davidson, actually, it's their very first electric vehicle. Harley-Davidson says the maximum speed is 95 mph (150 km/h) with a claimed 105 hp motor. 2020 is not that bad.
21. BMW Augmented Reality Motorbike
AR technology will change the world. It is already changing retail experiences, art, the medical field, and gaming. BMW is placing big bets on technology. This motorcycle comes with an augmented reality headset that displays road conditions, speed, and any potential dangers. Expect this in the next decade.