At this year’s Bad Salzuflen Custom Bike Show in Germany, well-known exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic unveiled a new concept motorcycle dubbed the Full Moon. The Slovenian company collaborated with custom bike builders Dreamachine Motorcycles for the motorcycle, which for obvious reasons has been designed from the tailpipe forwards. In fact, the prototype bike looks straight out of the movie Tron with an exposed V-twin in the center. The massive rear end has two tailpipes integrated into an aerodynamic, hand-formed sheet metal shell that took the brand 800 hours to complete. The motorcycle is powered by a 1,524cc Knucklehead V-twin from S&s, the same manufacturer that builds the Morgan 3 Wheeler’s front-mounted V-twin.
The other noticeable feature of the motorcycle is the huge 30-inch front wheel, which according to Akrapovic has been designed to resemble a full moon and is the inspiration for the bike’s lunar name. The motorcycle also features a hydraulic lowering system that allows the bike to sit upright without the need for a kickstand. Akrapovic says the steering is completely automated, which allows a minimalist steering rod without any visible cables that would otherwise be required for the bike to function. However, this concept is a one-off prototype with no plans for production. Besides the Bad Salzuflen, the Full Moon will be showcased at many other events and shows across the globe.
[Via – Akrapovic]