There are motorbikes – and then there are motorbikes like the utterly bonkers Full Moon, which was created by a company that usually makes custom exhausts of all things.
Akrapovic’s stunning Full Moon concept was unveiled at the Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show in Germany and was built with help from Slovenian Dreamachine Motorcycles, a partnership that gave the world the equally beautiful Morsus concept back in 2011.
At the front is a 30-inch carbon fibre and aluminium wheel, which features composite disc braking – a first for a motorbike. Two modified custom Akrapovic exhausts that lead into the steelwork body make the 1,524cc V-twon S&S Knucklehead engine heard. Yes, the body acts as a giant exhaust.
Amid the beautifully simple simple design are a number of clever touches. For starters, the hydraulic suspension allows the Full Moon to stand upright when parked, while the steering is fully automated (hence the lack of visible cables). LED strips on the footrests, meanwhile, light the way ahead.
“The Full Moon is like no other bike out there now, and Akrapovič is very proud of it,” reads the official description.
Sadly there are no plans to give the Full Moon the time of day (get it?) it needs to reach production. Here’s hoping because it’s a bit special to look at, just like that two-wheeled Lotus we covered at the start of the year.