Tis the season for making Christmas wishes – and finding gifts for the man/woman who seems to have everything. If you or that special someone loves speed, thrills and cutting edge design, here’s a gift idea – a motorcycle. Not just any old bike, but one of these 12 cutting edge two-wheelers. These ain’t your dad’s Harley, for sure!
Lotus C-01 – This futuristic bike was designed by the same guy who created the “light cycles” for the movie “Tron: Legacy.” It’s made of titanium, carbon fiber and aerospace grade steel and cranks out 200hp. The C-01 is all your for about $139,000.
Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter. That’s a lot of name for a lot of bike. The all-aluminum monster is made by hand. Only 17 of the planned 61 copies are still available. If you’re interested better send off that check for $125,000 today!
Goldhammer ExperiMental. This fusion of dirt bike and road racer was created as an entry on the Discovery Channel show “Biker Build-off,” where it won the competition.
It’s bargain priced at $450,000.
Ducati Draxter. This concept bike blends the best of Ducati’s XDiavel cruiser and Panigale Superbike. The “90” commemorates the company’s 90th anniversary.
Teraoka Nobuyuki. This is one of 47 designs from Ronin Motor Works based on Japanese folklore. The bike is based on Harley-Davidson’s discontinued Buell 1125. The engineering is cutting edge, as is the design and paint job, which portrays the story of a famous ronin, or freelance samurai.
Quantum Leap. This futuristic motorcycle is built in Greensboro, North Carolina. It features numerous handmade parts and an unusual rear-wheel steering system.
Bell&Ross B-Rocket. This concept bike was commissioned by watchmaker Bell & Ross to celebrate the early days of space exploration. The one-of-a-kind motorcycle is based on a Harley-Davidson FSX Softail Blackline. You can’t buy the bike, but you can buy one of two collectors item Bell & Ross watches based on the B-Rocket design.
Bandit 9 AVA. It looks like it came from outer space, but the Bandit 9 AVA is built in Vietnam and based on the 1967 Honda Supersport. The company plans to build just 9 of the bikes and only as they are ordered.
The Gatsby. Designer Paul Yang says he chose the Gatsby name because it reflected the 1920s, a time of excess and eccentricity. This custom two-wheeler was built for a private collector.
Chicara Art 01. As a teenager designer Chicara Nagata nearly died in a motorcycle accident. Thus began a life-long obsession with the two-wheeled speed machines. He typically uses a vintage engine and gearbox and surrounds them with custom parts, many of which he hand crafts. This art-bike has been valued at $384,000.
Carl Brouhard Roadster. This 2008 beauty is a souped-up Harley Davidson. It took 18 months to build and sold to a private collector for $175,000.
The 9/11 Memorial Bike. ‘American Chopper” star Paul Teutal, Jr. built this stunning motorcycle as a tribute to those who died in the September 11 terror attacks. The frame echoes the 9/11 memorial and the forks look like girders.
Images Courtesy of Robb Report