Five months after making its debut at the Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show in Germany, the Akrapovic Full Moon Concept still defies rationale explanation. Looking at it still takes some getting used to. Whatever feelings you may have for the Full Moon Concept, you may want to know that Akrapovic has just announced that the concept custom bike is scheduled to embark on a Europe-wide tour, beginning this week at Top Marques Monaco all the way to November, stopping by numerous European cities along the way.

It’s a bit of a bummer that the concept won’t be crossing the Atlantic, but our friends over in Europe should find themselves lucky to have the opportunity to see one of the most incredible concept motorcycles in recent years.

According to Akrapovic, the Full Moon Concept will travel all over the continent, making stops in places like France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.

A complete schedule hasn’t been released so if I were you, I’d keep a close eye on Akrapovic’s website and social media accounts to get updates on the Full Moon Concept’s travel itinerary.

I don’t want to wax hyperbole and overblown the significance of seeing this concept in person, but really, just take one look at these photos and tell me if you’re not the least bit interested to see what it looks like up close.

Continue reading to read more about the Akrapovic Full Moon Concept.

Why it matters

You know what makes the Full Moon Concept so special, at least in my eyes? The people behind the the development of the bike - Akrapovic and Slovenian Dreamachine Motorcycles - are also the same two companies that brought us the Morsus back in 2011.

At that time, the Morsus looked like a machine that was developed deep inside Batman’s Batcave. From its 26-inch carbon wheels and 3D triple tires to its 1,852 cc S&S motor, everything about that custom chopper screamed evil intentions.

I brought that up because the Full Moon Concept makes the Morsus look boring by comparison.

Sure, all the custom mechanicals are in place, including the S&S Knucklehead 1,524 cc engine and the twin Akrapovic exhausts, to give the Full Moon Concept its own significant power source. But it’s the bike’s design that has really left an imprint in a lot of people’s heads.

The Full Moon really is unlike any other bike in the world. It’s name was derived from the massive - and visible - aluminum and carbon 30-inch front wheel that gives the impression of a full moon. The teardrop-style rear end provides the futuristic interpretation of the bike while the monocoque chassis was designed in such a way that it could hide the pair of Akrapovic exhausts inside the rear body panel.

Really, have you ever seen a bike that remotely resembles the Full Moon Concept?

Press Release

Akrapovič is taking its stunning Full Moon concept custom bike on a Europe-wide tour from spring until November that will see this visually striking machine appearing at dealers’ open houses, shows, fairs, and Hog events. The Full Moon bike has already appeared at Open Door Boire and Open Door Roadstar 92 in Paris, and at the Börjes Frühlingstreff in Augustfehn, Germany. This week, from April 16th to 19th, you can admire the Full Moon at Top Marques, Monaco. The tour will then continue in other European cities.

This amazing concept was developed with the assistance of Slovenian Dreamachine Motorcycles—the same partnership that produced the legendary Morsus in 2011. Like its predecessor, the Full Moon is an extravagant, technically exceptional, promotional bike from Akrapovič. Launched to a captivated audience at the Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show in Germany late last year, the Full Moon has received acclaim from everyone that’s seen it and had a huge media response when it was first showcased. The tour will take this 30-inch aluminum and carbon-fiber front-wheeled machine—which gives the Full Moon its name—right across the European continent, touring France, Germany, the Benelux countries, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.

With twin Akrapovič exhausts integrated directly into the bodywork—making the bike essentially an exhaust—and an S&S Knucklehead 1,524 cc engine, the Full Moon is more than just a show bike. With ceramic brakes, automatic steering, and a hydraulic suspension system, it’s also designed to perform. The Full Moon is like no other bike in the world, a fact that Akrapovič is very proud of. So watch for it and make sure you get to see the Full Moon shining near you.

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