Hand-crafted Chicara Art motorcycles by Japanese artist Chicara Nagata to be sold
Motorcycles more often than not aren’t built for a ride down to the supermarket and are crafted for better purposes, like mounting one of these and taking off on a long ride with the horizon as your destination. Japanese artist Chicara Nagata thinks the same too and has been designing motorcycles amongst his many art pieces since the last two decades. Using vintage motorcycle engines hailing from 1939 to 1966, Nagata designs, manufactures and assembles about 500 components of his art on wheels by hand. A victim of a near-fatal motorcycle accident at the tender age of 16, Chicara Nagata now spends most of his days chiseling out bikes and currently has three bikes on display at the M.A.D. Gallery, the Chicara Art One, the Chicara Art Three and the Chicara Art Four. While the Chicara Art One and Three are priced at CHF 370,000 ($381,274 + VAT) a piece, the Chicara Art Four is priced at CHF 78,000 ($80,378 + VAT).