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.
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.
We're pretty sure it's not the first bike he's designed, but the Lauge Jensen x Henrik Fisker Viking Motorcycle is certainly one of Fisker's best. Widely known for automotive designs including the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, and (obviously) the Fisker Karma, Henrik transformed this classic cruiser into a streamlined street machine. But it's beauty is more than skin deep, thanks to a
Harley-Davidson Wisconsin-built Air-cooled V-Twin engine good for 100hp and a top speed of over 130 mph, a six-speed transmission, a dry weight of 660 pounds and up to 70mpg fuel economy.
We've seen some bizarre-looking electronic vehicles in our time, but nothing quite compares to the retro-futuristic styling of the Johammer Electric Motorcycle. But there's more to the Johammer than just its strange looks — inside that shiny aluminum fairing, you'll find battery packs that give it a range of up to 120 miles on a single charge, all without sound or emissions. And if you're trying to find the dash on this bike, you'll have to look to the rear-view mirrors (they display all the relevant information you'd typically find elsewhere). Power comes from an electric motor housed in the rear-wheel hub, while the bike forgoes a fork in the front in favor of hub-center steering. You can choose from two models available in five different colors, but regardless, you'll definitely get some looks.