Weird Motorcycles That Make You Ask… Why?




Fritz Egli is a well-known Swiss motorcycle racer. When he stopped racing in 1965, he created his own motorcycle engineering store. Over the years he has gained a sizeable reputation for making frames for big Japanese motorcycles and had developed a loyal following for his custom engineering work with bikes and engines. But this image of an Egli Slipstream speed record motorcycle made us question a couple of things. How does the rider actually get on and off the bike and how is the bike staying upright in this picture?

If you’re not happy with the way your motorcycle looks there are some great alternatives. Find yourself a bison, kill it and then put its skin and head on your bike. It will guarantee crowds and make you stand out, but you might find the smell of burning hair and rotting hide a little overpowering.

Finally, Thai artist Roongrojna Sangwongprisarn is well known in his home country for amazing metal sculptures. But he recently turned his attention and his creative talents to motorcycles and came up with the “Alien” bike. It’s more than a piece of art, though, as it apparently runs as well. You just wouldn’t want to hit anything or anyone with it.

What’s the weirdest motorcycle you’ve seen on the road?

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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