As technology continues to evolve so do designs of motorcycles. Motorcycle manufacturers latching onto the craze are designing concept bikes as they envision what the motorcycles of tomorrow may look like. Not all of these may be practical yet, but all of them drive into awesomeness. Here are the 10 best motorcycles of the future:
1. Halbo Future Duo-Wheel BMW
If you’re looking for an incredibly small and fast motorcycle and could care less about your personal safety then we’ve got a bike for you. Designer Pierre Yohanes designed the Halbo for eco-minded people who want something compact and electric powered. The front wheel is stationary and the back tail turns, so it’s kind of like riding a motorboat.
2. Energya Three-Wheeled Motorcycle
The three-wheeled Energya, designed by Higgins-Aube Inc., features two wheels in the front and one rear wheel. The designer calls it a “motomobile,” But it’s certainly one of the most unique motorcycles of the future. The Energya features a six-speed sequential manual transmission and a motorcycle engine. Its half-doors also make it stand out. Think of a motorcycle mixed with a high-performance car and you’ve got the picture.
3. Swordfish Motorcycle Concept
Any concept bike you’ve ever thought of as sleek has nothing on the Swordfish. The Swordfish Motorcycle concept by Alexander Kotlyarevsky sports an aggressive futuristic design and hubless wheels. The overall look has interesting mix between curves and sharp angles that earn this bike its name.
4. Mach Ness Monster
A gas-turbine helicopter engine powers the Mach Ness Monster designed by Arlen Ness. The aluminum outer shell of this motorcycle of the future screams steam punk with its rivets. The designer shaped the entire body by hand, so don’t expect mass production. But we can only hope it eventually hits the open road. It’s a metal monster that’s sure to gobble up the competition.
5. Icare Motorcycle
If we had access to all the possible concept designs for Batman’s motorcycle the Icare Bike Concept would certainly be on the list. We could just imagine the Dark Knight leaning into a tight turn on this sleek black bike. Icare isn’t just a cool concept, but a real working design. It’s powered by a six-cylinder 1.8 liter Honda engine with dual exhaust. Right now it’s still up in the air whether or not it will go into production, but keep you fingers crossed.
6. Ostoure Motorcycle Concept
Ostoure is “legend” in Persian, and designer Mohammad Reza Shojaie designed this motorcycle with the idea of what the legendary street muscle bikes would look like in the future. Shojaie drew inspiration from stone engravings of ancient Persepolis. The motorcycle is two-wheel drive with steering through the front linkage. Instrumentation is both on the motorcycle and a heads-up display on the helmet. The helmet also has built-ins speakers, a Bluetooth connection to the bike and air conditioning.
7. Ghost Motorcycle Concept
Anyone else on the road will only have a small glimpse of you as you fly by them at top speed and wonder if maybe they’ve seen a ghost. Well, in a way, the sort of did. The Ghost Motorcycle concept puts the rider in an aggressive forward position that feels incredibly fast. The design draws its inspiration from the speed demon Ghost Rider as well as a flying falcon.
8. Jaguar NightShadow Motorcycle
The Jaguar car manufacturer logo inspired the design for this feline-shaped motorcycle. Massow Concepts sourced many of the mechanicals on eBay and outfitted a 1997 Buell S3 Thunderbolt with a Sportster-based V-Twin 1200CC engine. Some parts were refurbished. The design took the help of professional computer illustrators before designers worked with a sculptor to make the mold. The magnetic jaw on the front can be removed if necessary.
9. Scarab Motorcycle
While the Scarab sounds like a bike you’d likely drive around in the desert it’s actually designed with urban situations in mind. The bike can adapt to sit completely upright while parked so it takes up as little space as possible in a crowded city parking lot. In fact you and 3 of your friends using scarabs can fit your motorcycles in a standard sized space for a car. Designer David Miguel Moreira Gonçalves envisions the Scarab to be used as a rental vehicle as a convenient and eco-friendly transpiration solution.
10. Suzuki Biplane
You can’t fly up and away, but you can definitely imagine soaring on this motorcycle of the future. Suzuki designed the motorcycle to give riders the feel of flying in a vintage biplane with no canopy. Cylinder heads and exhaust headers are on back and part of the airplane design. The Suzuki biplane is powered by a V4 engine.