Akrapovic Full Moon Concept Motorcycle is Out of this World
11 Décembre 2014 - Autoblog
Akrapovi? (pronounced a-CROP-o-vitch) makes car exhaust systems for everything from the Volkswagen Golf to the Audi R18 E-Tron quattro endurance racer.
The Slovenian company also does motorcycle exhausts and has gotten into custom bikes to show off its work. Three years ago it debuted the Morsus, a fluid assemblage of carbon fiber and steel with two large wheels at either end. At the Bad Salzuflen Custom Bike Show in Germany Akrapovi? showed off the next evolution, the Full Moon motorcycle concept.
As wild as it looks in the photo above, it's still hard to get a sense of its proportions. The engine nested in that bodywork is a 1,524cc S&S Knucklehead. The carbon and aluminum front wheel that gives the bike its Full Moon name is 30 inches in diameter; that's 13 inches wider than the front wheel on a Ducati 1299 Panigale, 11 inches wider than the front wheel on a Harley Davidson Road Glide. And that massive rear end? It doesn't hide the exhaust, it is the exhaust - the company says all the sheetmetal in the frame and rear fairing is integral to the custom Akrapovi? system.
Elsewhere there's plenty more technology, with "automated" steering, a composite rim brake on the front wheel, a hydraulic suspension so you can park the bike upright, and two LED strips on the leading edges of the footrests that we suppose are meant to act as headlights.