Over on the auction site we’ve got one of the craziest custom electric bikes I’ve ever seen.
I’m assuming your first question is, “does it run?” The answer is…sort of. It’s a prototype and definitely not something you’d ride on the street, but it does move under its own power. Doesn’t look super easy to ride, though:
Featured in Ultimate Motorcycling and The Vintagent, this crazy custom is called “Guido” after the 17th century Italian painter, Guido Reni. It was built by Box39 of Moscow, Russia and designed to show off the capabilities of Box39’s Vlad Belyakov, his team and the Haas 5-axis CNC milling machines used to produce many parts of the bike. Originally commissioned by an Eastern European distributor of Haas Machines Guido found its way to the States via Henne Co., the U.S. importer for Box39 components, notably their wheels and swingarms used in their very custom Harley based build projects.
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.
The body is fully aluminum and was built by hand, it hides the 17″ rear wheel that is connected to adjustable suspension and a working electric motor/battery setup. Form over function was the objective, but Box39 made it a point to ensure the Guido actually does work as an electric platform. Please note that this is a prototype – it does run under its own power but the speed/range are not suitable for public use.
Find this custom electric bike for sale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with bidding up to $5,100 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
Disclosure: Bike-urious is a partner in Iconic Motorbike Auctions.