Barbara custom motorcylces imagines a series of otherworldly bike concepts


created by barbara custom motorcycles, this series of bike concepts depicts the future for bike-brands husqvarna, triumph, and BMW. the france-based design preparation shop is directed by the enigmatic ‘barbara’, and has created no less than one forty captivating renderings in the past, all of which exhibit a unique and authentic interpretation of each brand.

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barbara custom motorcycle’s otherworldly renderings blur the boundaries between fantasy and reality: while each of these bikes lend themselves to different landscapes, all of their individual styles certainly carry a sci-fi influence. the husqvarna ‘ampulex compressa’ is a futuristic bike with a from that appears to take influence from the rare lotus ‘C-01’, and the white ‘ghost’ custom by smoked garage. in contrast ‘barbara’ takes a different approach with the triumph ‘black matter’ motorcycle, with the fuel tank, and seat integrated seamlessly, creating a clean, minimalist form that fits ridley scott’s ‘blade runner’.

barbara then forsees the future of BMW motorrad  in cutting-edge landscapes, with both concepts featuring a pointed tails like a wasp. visually, the french design preparation shop has made the ‘raven’ and ‘sting’ motorcycles look like they are built with a minimalist aesthetic. like the inspiration that can be found in great sci-fi films through the years, barbara’s renderings can serve to inspire manufacturer’s designers to take greater risks, to design truly dramatic and mesmerizing motorcycles.