Akrapovic’s ‘Full Moon’ Motorbike Is Out Of This World
When the artistic mind is unburdened by law or general practicality, creativity can run free.
Pushing the boundaries of motorcycle design is the latest from Slovenian automotive company Akrapovic, which is set to debut its latest concept at the Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show in Germany this month. The Full Moon, which ostensibly borrows its streamlined design from flamboyant Art Deco motifs, is essentially an exercise in opulence. To properly express its 1,524 cc engine, the bike sports two custom exhaust pipes at the back unit, which also houses a standing suspension that fixes the bike upright when stationary. The framework and body are both composed of an enduring aluminum and carbon composite material.
“This is an extremely technically advanced motorcycle, full of unique elements that were carefully chosen to make the bike totally exclusive, and the shape hides completely new solutions used on a custom bike for the first time,” the company says. “The Full Moon is like no other bike out there now, and Akrapovič is very proud of it.”
Sadly to say, neither you nor I will probably ever own one of these. Akrapovic plans to tour this custom chopper to all of its upcoming autoshow appearances without the slightest hint of a production run. But you never know, perhaps maybe once in a blue moon.