We're not sure why John Deere, manufacturer of lawn mowers and tractors, is such a popular inspiration for custom motorcycle manufacturers. Perhaps builders are looking for a level of ruggedness and functionality so long absent from the cruiser world. Unfortunately, their attempts to grasp that rugged ability tend to end with a lick of green metal flake paint or maybe some yellow powder-coated wheels. Realizing this, designer Balaji Rengarajan has adapted the tractor firm's design cues to work on functional, practical motorcycles.
Going deeper than just the green and yellow colors, Balaji's brought
over the rounded squares, hidden mechanicals and user-friendly
ergonomics, creating the sport, dirt and touring bikes seen above.
We're not sad to say we'll probably never see a real John Deere
motorcycle. But if you're looking for agricultural ruggedness and
stop-at-nothing ability, just point your browser in Rokon's direction.
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