• Think Electric is the Future? No, THIS is the future!

  • Box39 Guido Electric Custom Possibly one of the most beautiful and startling custom bikes ever
  • Under contruction The team at work in Moscow
  • Conventional-size rear wheel 17-inch rear wheel dwarfed by the 30-inch front wheel
  • Space-Age! Immediately renders everything else obsolete
  • Super Clean Design Nothing is allowed to detract from the overall form.
  • It Does Ride Electricity is the motive power but range and speed aren't practical for everyday use.
  • The Man Behind It It is the vision of Vlad Belyakov

Straight out of a sci-fi movie is this incredible concept

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As electricity as a motive force becomes more mainstream, so designers are altering the way we think about two-wheeled transport. In particular, the way motorcycles look is being challenged and nowhere more obviously than with this incredible custom machine.

It Came From outer Space!

Think Electric is the Future? No, THIS is the future!
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Box39 Guido Electric Custom
Possibly one of the most beautiful and startling custom bikes ever

Motorcycle design in the custom space has always been radical and, as motive power is undergoing a revolution, so motorcycle design is also progressing into forms we’ve never seen before.

This unbelievable machine is the work of Moscow-based Box39 and is called the Guido Electric Custom and it is, quite simply, the most radical machine we’ve ever featured here on topspeed.com.

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Never mind the technology under the skin, it is the futuristic looks that really set this motorcycle apart. Designed and built by Vlad Belyakov, using a Haas 5-axis CNC milling machine, it was commissioned by an Eastern European distributor of Haas machinery to showcase the capabilities of the equipment, which made many of the components.

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Under contruction
The team at work in Moscow

The best thing is, this is now available to buy in the U.S, thanks to Henne Co., who distribute Box39 parts in the ’States. The original inspiration behind the Guido Electric was a Rolls-Royce concept car drawing that gave birth to the idea of a fully enclosed front fender that partially showcases the massive 30″ front wheel that alone took a staggering 200 hours of machining time.

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Conventional-size rear wheel
17-inch rear wheel dwarfed by the 30-inch front wheel

The body is hand-formed aluminium, and hides a conventional 17″ rear wheel that is connected to adjustable suspension and a working electric motor/battery setup. Usually, motorcycles such as this are display only and while form over function was the objective with the Guido, Box39 made it a point to ensure it actually does work as an electric platform. Being a prototype, however, it does run under its own power but not to any practical extent.

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Space-Age!
Immediately renders everything else obsolete

The attention to detail is incredible, from the hidden handlebar controls to the LED light that has been blended into the front end. It looks like nothing else, which means the new owner is going to be buying a true one-off that is unlikely to be replicated.

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Super Clean Design
Nothing is allowed to detract from the overall form.

Whenever I think that motorcycle design is stagnating and bikes are starting to look the same, something like this comes along and reassures me that there are still people out there who are literally trying to reinvent the wheel!

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It Does Ride
Electricity is the motive power but range and speed aren’t practical for everyday use.

To register a bid, click here to be directed to the Iconic Motorbike Auctions website.

Think Electric is the Future? No, THIS is the future!
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The Man Behind It
It is the vision of Vlad Belyakov

To watch a rather disappointing video of the bike in motion, watch this:

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
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Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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