If you're ready to ditch your car and move to something with a couple fewer wheels, but aren't quite ready to leave behind the comfort of a driver's seat, then maybe you need the Honda NM4 Concept Motorcycle. Calling the new seating configuration the cockpit position, an adjustable backrest is designed to give the rider more of a comfortable riding experience — while also easing the transition from car to bike. Available in two models, either a black or a white variation, each one comes powered by a 745-cc two-cylinder engine with a dual-clutch transmission. Additional details including horsepower are limited, but we do know that Honda plans to put something like the concept into production in the near future.
Straddling the line between usable product and art, the Bandit9 Eve Motorcycle is among the most beautiful two-wheelers we've ever seen. Outfitted in nearly all chrome — pretty much everything but the tires, grips, and seat — this sleek ride is based on a 1967 Honda SS, can be built with engines ranging from 90-125cc, and is absolutely guaranteed to draw as much attention as any bike you've ever ridden.
They're far better known for the sports and race cars, but believe it or not, Lotus can come up with a pretty slick two-wheeler, as well. The Lotus C-01 Motorcycle is a perfect example. Designed by Daniel Simon of Bugatti and Tron: Legacy fame, this ultra-limited bike (only 100 are being made) features a slick, lightweight body, a two-cylinder, four-stroke 1,195cc engine putting out 200 horsepower, and paired with a six-gear transmission. While we don't have performance numbers yet, considering it weighs under 400 pounds, we're expecting it to be really, really fast.
Most people buying a Bimmer bike aren't overly concerned with customization. But we're guessing most of them aren't buying the BMW R NineT Motorcycle. This stripped-down roadster is powered by a 2-cylinder 4-stroke flat twin engine producing 110 hp and a top speed of over 125 mph. Other features include standard ABS, an upside-down front fork and BMW Motorrad Paralever rear, a simple speedometer and rev counter complemented by a multifunction display, and the ability to change everything from the wheels to the rear frame.
We've seen vehicle designed influenced by a lot of different things — but wood-burning stoves? Now that's new. And that's also the inspiration behind this Thrive Yamaha XS650 Motorcycle. Based on a classic 1968 Yamaha XS650, this updated version features a spartan color scheme of black, grey, brass, and brown, a completely overhauled engine, hand-fabricated custom bodywork, a slightly lowered front end, a pair of leather belts under the battery box for holding a shirt or jacket, and even a custom bag containing all the tools needed to maintain the bike.