Akrapovic Full Moon Concept is All About the Bass
If you were to design a car, or a bike for that matter, how would you do it? You’d start at the front, draw a flashy fascia, some wheels, and work your way back. It’s a strategy that has given the world some iconic road-going shapes, but Akrapovic would beg to differ. They’d start in the back. That’s because the Slovenian performance exhaust company just designed this masterpiece from the bum forward, and they’ve called it the Full Moon. We’d like one very badly (not the lewd exposure, though). RELATED: Check out the edgy 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth Biposto and its Akrapovic exhaust
The striking design was developed in tandem with fellow countrymen, Dreamachine Motorcycles, and it took approximately 800 hours to complete. That extensive timeline might have something to do with the fact that the bike is essentially an exhaust system on wheels. Seriously though.
The quirky rear section not only conceals a pair of custom-built Akrapovic exhausts, it fully integrates the exhaust piping into the bike’s body and frame. To understand the ‘Full Moon’ moniker however, you’ll need to look forward to see the motorbike’s 30-inch aluminum and carbon fiber wheel – quite lunar.
Stopping power comes courtesy of two rather chompy composite brake discs, and an S&S 1,524cc Knucklehead engine supplies the go-juice. Don’t worry about popping the kickstand; it doesn’t have one. Rather, the ‘Full Moon’ features hydraulic suspension that –upon stopping – lowers the bike to sit flush on the ground.
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According to Akrapovic’s own description, it’s a bike designed “to avoid being categorized, and as such is a bike that belongs nowhere and everywhere.” We can think of one place it belongs – in a showroom, on sale. Sadly, neither you nor I will probably ever own one. Akrapovic plans to tour this custom chopper to all of its upcoming autoshow appearances without the slightest hint of a production run. But you never know, perhaps maybe once in a blue moon.
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