Slovenian company Akrapovič makes car exhaust systems for everything from the Volkswagen Golf to the Audi Quattro endurance racers, but it also does motorcycle exhausts. As a way to show off its motorbike cred, Akrapovič began making custom motorbikes that are effectively a massive exhaust system with a little bit of bike tacked on.
But oh, what a bike that is. The Full Moon Concept starts with a carbon and aluminum front wheel 30 inches in diameter – that’s 11 inches wider than the front wheel on a Harley Davidson Road Glide. It quickly progresses into a huge rear end that looks like it hides the exhaust – but that rear end actually is the exhaust, and all that sheet metal in the frame and rear fairing is integral to the Akrapovič system.
Like all good concept vehicles, the Full Moon has not just pushed the envelope, but made it into a paper plane and launched it off a skyscraper. It’s propelled by a 1,524cc S&S Knucklehead and comes with “automated” steering, a hydraulic suspension so you can park the bike upright, and two LED strips on the leading edges of the footrests that act as headlights. It’s a bike like no other, and it is turning heads at events where Akrapovič displays its products.