2016 "BMW Alpha" 1991 BMW K75

Second Floor - Industry

If there is a “vaporware” star in the custom motorcycle design scene, it is Mehmet Doruk Erdem, a Turkish industrial designer whose computer-generated motorcycle studies spread quickly on the internet. His sketches are so convincing it is difficult to tell whether they are photographs of real objects. Erdem’s designs typically remain images, but his “BMW Alpha” concept became reality via a Bonneville Salt Flats regular named Mark Atkinson, a dedicated professional machinist and motorcycle builder in Utah who saw the promise of Erdem’s design.

Courtesy of Mark Atkinson from Speed of Cheese Racing