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Bmw R Ninet | By Officine Sbrannetti

Our Friday custom motorbike crush comes from Italian Officine Sbrannetti again. Last week we featured their awesome BMW R1100GS named "Buldozzer", and after snooping around their portfolio again, we came across this mind-blowing creation named "Spirit of Zeller". The spectacular build pays homage to the legendary German racer BMW RS54 Rennsport, and has been fitted with a new handmade leather-wrapped seat, new handcrafted fenders, a new simplified odometer, new exhaust system, side number-holding yellow plates, a sleek leather tank belt, and repainted with a new stunning color scheme. Check out some more photos of this spectacular machine after the jump.



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CONTORTIONIST FOLDING BIKE | BY DOMINIC HARGREAVES | Image

CONTORTIONIST FOLDING BIKE | BY DOMINIC HARGREAVES

We donīt normally post prototypes, but occasionally, if we find something really special we have to feature it. Designer Dom Hargreaves entered the James Dyson Award to try and gain funding to take this folding bike forward. Most folding bikes are not as compact as this bike when folded, the Contortionist folds completely into the space of the wheels 26in circumference, and leaves a nice little pull handle for you to drag the bike around. The bike didnīt go into pro...
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THE KILO | GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BIKE | Image

THE KILO | GLOW-IN-THE-DARK BIKE

Developed by Pure Fix Cycles, the "Glow Series" is a collection of fixed gear bikes that glow at night! They sell frames and wheel sets that feature one color during the day, and another one at night. Featured here is "The Kilo" a fixed gear bicycle painted with solar-activated paint that requires only one hour of sun exposure for some night-time fun. Great creation that also helps ensure safety during nightly rides....
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RENAULT TWIZY

Few doubt that future vehicles will be powered by electricity, solving the pollution problem, especially in big cities. But the options currently on the market are expensive. This is the Twizy, an affordable urban vehicle designed by Renault, with only two seats - motorbike style, with a passenger sitting behind the driver - very small, light and agile, perfect for city use....
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