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For those who have come across a 1983 Honda City Turbo II, nothing about this hatchback really stood out, that is until…you looked in the trunk. That’s right, this is where a folding 49cc Honda Motocompo scooter was stored. The vehicle itself is powered by a turbocharged 1.2L inline-four engine generating 108 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Unfortunately, this was only released in Japan, but can now be imported into the states legally.
Set to make its debut at the 80th Annual Daytona Bike Week in Florida, Arcimoto’s Roadster Prototype is an electric vehicle that combines elements of a motorcycle with that of a car. It’s based on the company’s patented three-wheel, all-electric platform, complete with a dual-motor setup that sends power to the front-wheels for instant torque. A fully-connected seating stance ensures that you’re glued to the road.
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.
Kingston Custom took the BMW Motorrad R 18 and transformed it into the Art Deco-inspired “Spirit of Passion,” but the most surprising thing is that he left the original frame intact. Modifications include handmade Kingston design bodywork, complete with unique handlebars and mudguard. The exhaust has been given a Kingston Roadster makeover, while his saddle is drawn from his shop’s range of universal accessories.
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For those unfamiliar with Rimac Automobili, they are an automobile manufacturer headquartered in Sveta Nedelja, Croatia, that specializes in electric sports cars, drivetrains and battery systems. Recently, they held a design challenge and 3Dmente Digital stole the show with their Rimac 2080 Hyper Cyber electric motorcycle.