Motorcycle Monday – Mikhail Smolyanov Concepts

“Motorcycle concepts are a dime a dozen. But these renderings, from Moscow designer Mikhail Smolyanov, show an extraordinary level of style and imagination. The “GL1-m” above was commissioned by an established Russian vehicle fabricator called Alexander Bushuev, who plans to turn the machine into metal. There’s very little information on the fluoro green C-Org Trike below, but the steampunk-style design (bottom) was apparently inspired by 1920s racing cars fitted with aircraft engines.” – BikeExif

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Motorcycle Monday – El Solitario “Winning Loser”

Damn it’s been far too long that we’ve done one of these. According to BikeExif this is what they say about the bike: “This is the bike that El Solitario cut their teeth on: It was created for the Metamorfosis Masiva, a Spanish garage builders’ contest. There were just two rules: the donor bike had to be an SR250, and you were only allowed to spend €1,000 on parts—around US$1,300.”

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Motorcycle Monday – BMW R7 Prototype, 1937

‘After over seventy years languishing in a box the BMW R7 has been restored to its former glory. The motorcycle was manufactured in 1934 as a prototype and never went into production It was put in a box and into storage after some usable parts were stripped and used in other projects. In June 2005, the box was opened. Inside, the R7 was 70 per cent complete, but its condition was not good. Restoration became slightly easier when the original design drawings were discovered in the BMW archives. It is now displayed in the BMW Museum and on the road’ – World of BMW

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