The 10 Wildest Motorcycles Ever Built

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The 10 Wildest Motorcycles Ever Built

10 of the Wildest Motorcycles Ever Built
These are some of the craziest creations to be executed on the two, three, and four-wheeled form. Basem Wasef

We love our motorcycles big, brash, and fast... but we also love them wild. These 10 motorcycles embrace the outlandish with designs so out-of-the-box and unrestrained, they look like they would be more comfortable in a sci-fi flick than they would be in the real world. You can gawk and dream about these bikes, but you can't buy all of them– proving that sometimes even money can't buy moto bliss.

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Lazareth LM847

Lazareth LM847
The Lazareth LM847. Lazareth

The Lazareth LM847 takes the age old tradition of stuffing a ginormous engine into a naked body frame to a new level: using a Maserati-sourced 32-valve, 4.7-liter V8 that produces 470 horsepower, the LM847 uses a quad wheel-leaning design to evoke a sort of modern Italian version of the all-American Dodge Tomahawk concept from 2003.

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Bimota Tesi 3D RaceCafe

Bimota Tesi 3D
The Bimota Tesi 3D. Bimota

Bimota is a boutique Italian manufacturer known for building wild looking motorcycles around proven engines. In the case of the Tesi 3D RaceCafe, this particular Bimota uses the brand's trademark hub steering system and so-called Dive Controlled System suspension to enhance handling. The 3D RaceCafe features an 803cc L-twin powerplant from the Ducati Scrambler.

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Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen

Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen
The Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen. Husqvarna

The Swedish Husqvarna brand has appeared to have nine lives– and aiding the odds of a tenth life is the 401 Vitpilen concept which debuted at last year's EICMA show in Milan, Italy. Powered by a modest 125cc motor, the Vitpilen may not be the brashest concept to hit the show circuit, but it's arguably one of the more appealing because of one small fact: Husqvarna says they'll actually put this bad boy into production. 

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BMW Urban Racer Concept

BMW Urban Racer Concept
Jans Slapins

OK, admittedly this is a rendering, not a real bike... but this BMW Urban Racer Concept by Jans Slapins is enough to make us want to see the thing built. Conceptualized with a 1,200cc BMW boxer engine capable of 115 horsepower, the Urban Racer melds futuristic lines with old school touches like wood tank guards and diamond-quilted leather.

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Lotus C-01

Lotus C-01
The Lotus C-01. Lotus

Building a viable production motorcycle from a concept is no small feat, and the boys at Lotus Motorcycles have a massive task ahead of them if they are to bring this carbon fiber-clad creation to market. Conceived as a joint venture between auto racing shop Kodewa, car designer Daniel Simon, and the Holzer Group, the Lotus C-01 is spec'd out with a 200 horsepower 75 degree v-twin, an aerospace-style titanium and carbon fiber frame, and a claimed dry weight of 399 pounds.

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Midual Type 1

Midual Type 1
The Midual Type 1. Midual

This French creation features a whimsical tank-mounted gauge cluster, gorgeous expanses of leather in unlikely places, and a forward-tilted boxer engine capable of producing 106 horsepower. Best of all, the company says the Type 1, which first appeared years ago as a concept, will finally be available in Europe this year, and in the US in 2017.

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Dodge Tomahawk Concept

Dodge Tomahawk
The Dodge Tomahawk. Dodge

Ah, the Tomahawk, the long lost promiser of massive engine/naked bike fame. If you like the small-block Chevy V8-powered Boss Hoss, you probably loved the idea of this V10-powered one-off which was unveiled in 2003. The specs were almost incomprehensible– an 8.3-liter ten-cylinder, 500 horsepower, and an estimated top speed of over 300 mph– but so was the idea of riding this deathtrap without meeting an early demise. Perhaps some things are better left unbuilt.

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Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX

Ecosse Heretic
The Ecosse Heretic. Ecosse

Ecosse's name was built on low-volume works of two-wheeled art, and their Titanium Series FE Ti XX takes their obsessive hand craftsmanship to new levels. This striking bit of kit features exotic titanium construction and puts down 225 horsepower to the rear wheel, which are but a couple of reasons it's one of the most expensive motorcycles on the planet.

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Confederate P51 Fighter Combat

Confederate P51 Fighter Combat
The Confederate P51 Fighter Combat. Basem Wasef

Confederate builds bikes with stunning exoskeletons and massive v-twins, and the P51 Fighter Combat is their latest CnC-milled, locust like creation, boasting girder forks, visible fuel and oil reservoirs, and solid carbon fiber wheels. Read more about the $125,000 bike in this Confederate P51 Fighter Combat Review.

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Morgan EV3

Morgan EV3
The Morgan EV3. Mike Floyd

Morgan has carved a niche for themselves with their retro-riffic, S&S v-twin powered trikes, but this electric concept ditches the front-mounted gas guzzler in favor of a rear-mounted, 62 horsepower electric motor. Promising an 1,102 pound curb weight, a range of 150 miles, and a 0 to 62 mph time of 9 seconds, the Morgan EV3 manages to stick to its traditionalist roots by incorporating an ash wood frame. Neat.