Weird Motorcycles That Make You Ask… Why?




The great thing about motorcycles is that you can personalize them to your own taste and style. Some people achieve this with astonishing results. But, there are others that push the boundaries of sanity. Here’s some of the weird motorcycles making the rounds on the internet that make you ask… Why?

Top of our list, and in first place, is this guy with the massive ape hanger bars on his Harley-Davidson. His picture, riding his bike, has been around for some time and there’s even video footage of him cruising in to motorcycle meets. But nobody it seems entirely sure who he is, or why he rides with bars like this. He seems happy enough with his choice, but it must get tiring on long rides with your arms stretched towards the heavens and how he steers that bike is beyond us.

Cruisers are known for having lots of chrome, right? Chrome fastenings, chrome exhausts, chrome air cleaners. But at what point does it become too much chrome? Apart from the saddle, every single item on this bike appears to have been dipped in a chrome bath. Can you imagine the hours that go into trying to keep the bike clean and shiny? Coming down the road towards you, in bright sunshine, it must magnify sunrays and burn the retinas off your eyeballs.


Take two motorcycles and weld them together. It’s been done before, particularly in the early 1970s, and the results have produced some interesting looking trikes. But someone really thought about this set up. Take two chopper springer front forks and attach them to a trike rear end. After that, truly believe that you will be completely fine in a straight line and in total control. The first curve you come to though might be a bit of an issue.

Need to get your promotional message across? Then build an advertising motorcycle. There have been loads over the years, adorned with product slogans and painted in company corporate colors. But, if birth control is a problem in your country, what better way to get people’s attention than build a condom bike? It does bring with it certain issues such as when people ask you what you ride, but at least you’ll get noticed.

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  • Lourens Smak

    Someone on a forum I visit spotted this on the road in Adenau (Germany)… it’s Catman!

    • Slacker

      Rage…. Raging so hard!

    • Michael Howard

      I’m pretty sure there’s a law against doing things like that to a Beemer.

  • Beale
    • Jesse

      The story of the rider, and that bike, is interesting. He (and the bike) may not be your cup of tea, but he rides, and rides hard. To each our own.

  • Christopher Flynn

    Can you guys do some coverage of the Baja 1000? Starts tonight

  • Archie

    In the Egli image you can see his right foot on the ground propping him up. I assume it’s not a symmetrical panel design and can be mounted from the other side.

  • Kemal Kautsar

    that guy on the “dual motorycycles” looks like Danny Trejo!

  • wbizzle

    I saw the tiger Gixxer when I lived in Washington State. I hope that is the one and only.

  • HoldenL

    I think the bison bike is cool. Even though I realize that this means I have terrible taste.

  • Joe Bielski

    LOL, I’ve posted this before but have to again. My bike is kind of a POS so I went along with that :P I was parking on Queen st, Toronto a couple weeks ago and 2 girls asked if the could sit on it and take their pics. Only when I asked for some digits did they look at me like a complete freak :(

  • Michael Howard

    On the Egli bike, you can see where the piece on his back meets the rear cowling. It probably hinges at that point and lifts up off his shoulders. Or perhaps it’s even worn on his back.

    This bike clearly has a purpose (as explained in the article) and doesn’t belong here.

  • Thatmanstu

    No rat bikes?

  • NOCHnoch

    I doubt the ape hangers bike handles much worse than a regular Harley