Photo credit: Mehmet Doruk Erdem
Turkey-based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem has wowed us in the past with his custom BMW motorcycles, and his latest is no exception. Based one the BMW S1000RR superbike, the “Phantom” looks to be straight from a science fiction movie, with its cyberpunk-inspired frame. His most famous bike is the “Alpha,” which drew inspiration from sharks and designed to race at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Just like its predecessor, this model has a clean front-end, while the back boasts a powerful stance.
The current S1000RR is powered by a 999cc four-cylinder engine rated at 204 hp at 13,500 rpm and 83 lb⋅ft of torque at 11,000 rpm, which is plenty for this futuristic motorcycle. Even if the “Phantom” never makes it to production, S1000RR owners can always opt for the M package, which includes a motorsport paint finish, M carbon fiber wheels, M lightweight battery, M Chassis Kit with rear ride height adjustment / swingarm pivot, the M Sport seat and a “Pro” riding mode.
- The model includes a 2-speed gearbox, a first for LEGO Technic motorcycle models, and front and rear suspension for realistic movement
- Features great attention to detail, with attributes from the original, like realistic turning front wheel and front and back disc brakes
- Discover how the gearbox activates the V4-cylinder engine and feel the smooth ride of different driving techniques with the 2-speed action
If you look at the body of a shark, you can see that it’s clean and perfect. But inside, it’s so complicated. So Alpha’s front end is clean and smooth, while the back is the powerful and ugly side—symbolizing the tail of the great white. The rear has to show where the power comes from, whereas the front is about aerodynamics. There is no connection between those two styles. The rider must be the connection between beauty and the beast,” said Mehmet.