Motorcycles come in all shapes and sizes but this one is the bulky, break-your-neck type

In case the name Droog doesn’t say much, here’s your crash course. For starters, Droog Moto is an online exclusive motorcycle company. We guess they’re still rather new, having been founded back in 2016, or really, really exclusive since we haven’t heard of them up until recently. But that’s not the point here. Now, Droog says it specializes in building machines i.e. motorbikes with "a modern and industrial design."

Well, they’re right about that. Just have a look at their DM-015 motorcycle and tells us that your mind is not, as we speak, flashing images of you bringing the pain for a couple of sand dunes and puddles of mud while riding the darn thing. Because that’s exactly what we’d do with this bike. Oh, we almost forgot. Droog Moto is owned by husband and wife Max and Erica Droog. How cool is that? #couplegoals

What is a Droog DM-015?

Well, here’s the thing. What you’re looking at might be called Droog DM-015 but at its core, the motorcycle is a Kawasaki Ninja 250. Sure, it doesn’t look like one anymore but that was the starting point, in any case. Now, Droog says the DM-015 packs 36 horsepower coming from a two-cylinder, 249 cc engine. That’s all we get in terms of technical specifications, but Droog does mention that it fitted the bike with a high performance air filter and a "stealthy" exhaust tucked tightly to the engine. These changes, however, only tell a fraction of the story.

The suspension setup has also suffered a major upgrade and can now be adjusted on the fly. Moreover, Droog says each bike is unique in the sense that it is designed in such a way to perfectly fit the rider’s size coordinates. Which, come to think of it, equals more comfort which in turn brings longer trips and more two-wheeled fun.

Droog DM-015 Design

The Droog DM-015 Motorcycle Looks Like It Escaped The Mad Max Citadel
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Coming back to the base motorcycle (remember the Kawasaki Ninja 250?), it is worth noting that the 2014 iteration featured a liquid-cooled 249 cc engine. Vector in that Droog gives the same displacement for the DM-015 and it’s safe to assume they’ve kept the engine intact. The same can be said about the six-speed gearbox and its spring-type clutch damper that helps with better smoothness during gearshifts.

2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Specs

Engine four-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC
Displacement 249 cc
Bore x Stroke 62.0 x 41.2 mm
Compression ratio 11.6:1
Transmission 6 speed
Wheelbase 55.1 inches
Rake/trail 26 degrees/3.2 inches
Curb weight 374.9 pounds
Fuel tank capacity 4.8 gallons
The Droog DM-015 Motorcycle Looks Like It Escaped The Mad Max Citadel
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The design bit, however, has nothing to do with the original Ninja 250. Imagine the Ninja 250 is an antelope. Well, the Droog DM-015 would be the rhino in this case. It’s not just the naked looks that tell that. Just have a look at those fat tires, minimalist fuel tank, seat, and wheel design. This is the sort of bike that only villains get to ride in action movies.

Droog says they’ll sell you the DM-015 for $30,000 and you won’t have to pay for shipping. The price, however, looks a tad spicy from where we’re standing and since we couldn’t find any review of the motorcycle whatsoever, it’s hard to tell whether the price tag is justified or not. So if you’ve had contact with the motorbike, give us a shout in the comments section below.

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