Making its debut at last years Bad Salzuflen custom bike show in Germany, Akrapovič has officially unveiled its brand-new Full Moon concept motorcycle.
This amazing new concept has been developed with the assistance of Slovenian Dreamachine Motorcycles and gets its name from the huge thirty-inch aluminium and carbon fibre front wheel, which is completely visible, giving the impression of a full moon.
Over eight hundred hours went into creating the machine, which features an S&S Knucklehead 1,524 cc engine and two modified custom-made Akrapovič exhausts. The frame and bodywork are made from sheet metal and form an extension to the exhausts. The bodywork is thus part of the Akrapovič exhaust system—an integral part, in fact—and the bike itself is essentially an exhaust.
The steering is completely automated, which allows for a minimalist steering rod without any visible cables that would otherwise be required for the bike to function. The Full Moon can also stand upright when parked, courtesy of its hydraulic suspension. 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.