2016 "BMW Alpha" 1991 BMW K75
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