There are car guys and there are bike guys, then there are those smart people who don’t discriminate based on the number of wheels a vehicle has and just appreciate them for the wonderful machines that they are. Whichever category you may belong too, there is no way that you won’t be impressed by a bike that has taken direct inspiration from some of the most beloved supercars in the world. So check out these 5 insane bikes that have either been inspired by supercars or powered by one of their engines. Either way you will be impressed.
1. Ferrari V4 Concept
The internet went crazy when pictures of a superbike bearing a Ferrari logo started popping up in 2008. It was later discovered that the bike had nothing to do directly with Ferrari but was rather the pet project of Israeli artist Amir Glinik. The V4 concept was designed as a long, low bike that resembles a TRON light cycle if it were powered by a V4 engine derived from Ferrari’s legendary V12s. It’s a damn shame that this bike never made production but it’s not really that surprising either.
2. Lazareth LM 847
A 470 hp Maserati V8 engine, 4 wheels and a tail from the Ducati Panigale, the Lazareth LM 847 is an absolutely insane cruise missile masquerading as a bike. The latest creation from Ludovico Lazareth, the LM 847 is a bike in the same way that Bruce Banner is a normal person, i.e., it isn’t. If Dr. Frankenstein was a bike aficionado instead of a mad scientist, the LM 847 would have been his monster. Just one look at the bike and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
3. Lotus C-01
The Lotus C-01 is what happens when Daniel Simon, the guy who designed the TRON lightcycles, decides to build a road going bike. The body is made up of aluminium and carbon fibre and its design was inspired by the 1960s Lotus 49 F1 car. Housed in the body which is replete with LOTUS decals lies the excellent 1195 cc KTM engine which pumps out a healthy 200 hp of power. But the bike is more of a work of art than a track monster and since there are only 100 of these beauties made, it’s going to be very elusive to catch a glimpse off as well.
4. Dodge Tomahawk
If the Lazareth LM 847 was a cruise missile, then the Dodge Tomahawk is nothing short of a nuclear warhead. One fine day the folks at Dodge decided to see what their Viper would look like as a bike and thus was born the Tomahawk. A 4-wheel chrome monolith, the Tomahawk is powered by the largest V10 engine ever fitted in a production car. It’s a 8.3 litre V10 from the SRT Viper which produces an insane 500 hp and Dodge claim that this allows the Tomahawk to reach an untested albeit ridiculous top speed of 675 kmph.
5. MV Agusta F3 AMG
The AMG badge is usually one reserved for the top-end Mercedes sports cars and the reverential Pagani hypercars, so you might be wondering what it’s doing on a bike. Well the reason for that is simple: it’s just a celebration of Mercedes-AMG’s partnership with MV Agusta. The F3 800 with the AMG colour scheme was unveiled at the 2015 IAA International Motor Show as a complement to the 462 hp Mercedes-AMG GT. It is in no way different from the regular Agusta F3 800 but it does look exceptionally brilliant.
Which of these do you want to ride the most? Let us know in the comments below and meanwhile we’ll keep getting you more articles like these.
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