“Necessity is the mother of Invention” – This is the saying that drives
the world of science. Motorcycles were invented and used to ease and
fasten travel. But with the advancement in technology and innovation,
custom motorcycles were created.
There are many custom motorcycles in different shapes that are created
for fun and attraction. These motorcycles standout from the standard
motorcycles in its innovative appearance in terms of shape, paintwork,
frame geometry or engine design.
There are also many custom motorcycles that are created for exclusive
good causes such as Eco-friendliness, conservation of energy, time-saving,
space-saving, etc. In modern world, as technology grows, scarcity of the
resources is increasing.
Nowadays, the number of cars on the road has increased drastically and
the main reason is sophistication and passion for luxury. Often, we could
see only one or two travel in a car though it is designed to accommodate
at-least four passengers which results in fuel wastage. To avoid this
scenario, Lit Motors Corporation in the United States had created a Luxury
motorcycle which has all the luxury of a car in which two person can
travel. Air-conditioning and all the features of a car has been included
in this modern custom motorcycle.
The experts say that these motorcycles are also the best solution to
the traffic congestion problem that prevails in major cities. China is one
among those countries which suffer traffic problems with the increase of
vehicles on the road and insufficient space to broaden the existing roads.
When Benjamin Gulak of United States visited China at his age of 17, he
was trapped in a traffic Jam in Shangai and that paved way for an
innovation. He thought of designing a miniature motorcycle that could help
people move at the midst of the “traffic devil” that sucks our valuable
time. As a result, he created “Uno” that runs on battery.
This Eco-friendly runs at the speed of a bicycle and a motorcycle. It
is also known as “U3 Street bike” The uniqueness of this custom motorcycle
is that it is a miniature bike with both its wheels fitted too close to
each other. When not in use, it could be folded such that both the wheels
align together and hence consumes very less space to park. Also it runs at
the speed of a bicycle when folded with both wheels together.
When there is a need for speed, by a push of a button, the front wheel
ejects and then runs at the speed of a motorcycle on two wheels!! Once
charged, the vehicle could travel up-to 56 kilometers and the highest
speed of the bike is 48 km/hr.
Youngsters of Taiwan have designed a modern motorcycle in which seven
person can travel. It is fitted with 250cc motor and has a roof on top.
Out of love towards his son who loves cartoons, Shangyali of Jilin city
of China designed a gigantic custom motorcycle in the way it appears in
cartoon films. The motorcycle could accommodate eight persons and it is 18
ft long, 10 ft high and weighs 1000 kg. It approximately cost around
$2,600 and took two months to design.
The world's heaviest bike was displayed in the North American
International Auto Show in 2003. It could travel at the speed of 370 miles
per hour. It weighed 680 kilograms and the engine had 500 horsepower. The
tank can hold 12.3 liters of fuel and the price was around USD 555,0000.
This is the most heavy and expensive motorcycle in the world.
Here is a different story… Jose Geraldo Reis Pfau - an artist from
Brazil have designed motorcycles using the parts of old watches. He was
fond of motorcycles since 1960 and he owns motorcycles of different kinds,
of which one was made of wood. Out of passion towards motorcycles, he
created small iconic motorcycles using parts of old watches.
He collected the parts of watches from his friend who owns a watches
shop. His friend advertised to exchange old watches for new ones for
concession rate and thus helped him collect the necessary parts to make
his dream come true. Now Jose has many artistic motorcycles made out of
only the parts of the old watches.