Barcelona-based Bultaco made some great bikes back in the day, cranking them out from the late '50s to the early '80s. Now the brand is making a comeback, with its eyes set squarely on the future — and the Bultaco Rapitan Motorcycle is the first example. Forgoing conventional gas engines, the Rapitan is powered by a brushless electric motor that's good for 54 horsepower and a top speed of 90 mph, and offers features like regenerative braking, a built-in lithium-ion battery with an on-board charger and a range of 87 miles, a sleek design, a curb weight of under 420 pounds, and, thanks to that missing gas tank, room inside to store your helmet.
Nearly 50 years after their initial collaboration, these Italian carmakers are at it again, bringing us the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato Concept — a dressed-up Gallardo with some of the most absurdly-beautiful curves we've seen in a while. With aggressive front fenders, a wind deflector placed in front of the windshield, wraparound glass, bubbles, and air intakes galore, the car pays homage to past collaborations with the Milanese coach-maker. Around back, it sports a shortened trunk to help show off some of the mechanicals emerging from its 5.2-liter V10 that produces nearly 600 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque through all four wheels.
It might not be arriving at a dealer near you anytime soon, but at least the BMW Concept Roadster Motorcycle can give you a glimpse at the future of Bavarian biking. Powered by a 1,170 cc 2-cylinder boxer engine putting out 125 hp, this forward-looking bike features a sleek design, LED lighting, a steep rear section born from gloss milled aluminum that contrasts nicely with the painted and anodized surfaces elsewhere on the bike, and an engine spoiler that keeps air flowing while incorporating the entire front silencer.
Mixing classic Italian body construction with the bulldog-like looks of a Mini sounds like a recipe for disaster, but instead, the MINI Superleggera Vision is actually pretty striking. The result of a collaboration between MINI and Milan-based coach builders Touring Superleggera, this droptop features hand-shaped metal sheeting on the exterior, a high-end interior boasting materials like leather, aluminum, and black chrome, and an electric drivetrain that delivers a truly modern driving experience.