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The 25 Wackiest Motorcycles Of All Time

Updated on March 20, 2011

We have all seen motorcycles on the street that make us do a doubletake, but even I have to admit that if I saw a bike like some of these on the highway, my head would swivel right around like Linda Blair in the Exorcist and I might drive right off into the ditch! It seems that motorcycles uniquely lend themselves to rather extreme personalizations, so let's sit back and check out 25 of the weirdest, wackiest, strangest motorcycles of all time. Vote on them in the comments and by all means suggest your alternatives. I'd love to see them!

1

Oh, ok... I admit it. I'm a trekkie... live long and prosper and all that stuff. But this TOS Enterprise bike has me lusting to put on my pointy ears, Klingon forehead ridges and a freshly starched TNG Captain's uniform (later season) and go where no man or no one or whatever has gone before!

2

48 cylinders anyone? And you thought that a GoldWing, 1300 Voyager, CBX or even a Benelli Six was excessive! I would sure hate to have to fill this thing up at the local gas station at $4.50 a gallon!

3

Practice Safe Bike! I can come up with at least three or four dozen punchlines for this, but I think that since it's a family Hub, I'll leave it alone....

4

No, this wasn't a sportbike that hit a wall. This 19 year old from Toronto took a Segway, put two wheels and an abbreviated motorcycle chassis and body on it, and ended up with a remarkably rideable "something!"

5

Not to be outdone by the Canuck kid, why don't we just take one really humongous wheel and stick the engine and the rider right inside? It must have really been a great idea by the ninth or tenth beer.

6

Does this thing actually move? Is it rideable? Am I still sane?

7

"But mommy... Little Billy down the street just got a Big Wheel and I want one just like his... with a Hemi V8!"

8

Did somebody say "Big Wheel"? This is the perfect motocrosser for those times when you want to crush more sedans than Bigfoot.

9

Hey goofus! You wouldn't have to have such a weird look on your face if you weren't relying on those little training wheels!

10

All the readers who think that these maxi-motorcycles are built by guys who are making up for an insufficiency somewhere else shout "Teeny Weenie!" Oh... yeah... sorry... family Hub...

11

OK, this homemade tractor bike does qualify the rider for the Gold Medal in the Oversized Completely Stupid Motorcycle category!

12

Yes, someone actually did spend untold thousands of dollars to build a Kawasaki Ninja with triangular roller track things on it. If it worked it would certainly give you some serious traction! The tire contact patch on this contraption is likely 100 times larger than on your bike!

13

"Yeah... it's a slow day here at Chrysler Research & Development. We can't sell our SUVs and trucks because it seems no one in the head office figured that once gasoline went over $4 a gallon customers would run away screaming from big engines... so why don't we pull a V-10 out of a Viper and stick it in a motorcycle! Nobody wants to buy cars or trucks with V-10s, so maybe they'll buy the engine in a bike!"

14

Chrysler R&D? Who needs them! I'll just take a wimpy little Boss Hoss, throw out that puny V8 and stick a Viper V-10 in it! Let's see what the chicks down at the high school think of this ride!

15

This lady once rode a Honda 70 scooter to work and then her friends told her that bigger was better and she just didn't know when to stop!

16

$24,349.00 for a new loaded Gold Wing? What do you think I'm made of money? Heck no, dude. I've got this old rusty Fargo pickup truck in the backyard, some old tractor parts and a welding torch and I'll show you how I can slap together a tourer that will out Wing the Gold Wing and cost me... maybe... 20 bucks!

17

Watta is wronga with a you, are you somea kinda peasant? Get your lousya littlea MV Agusta outta my facea! I have a Ferrari V-8 ina my motorcyclea!

18

Ferrari motorcycles? I eat Ferrari motorcycles for breakfast! Let's see them mess with a jet engine on a bike. I won't just leave them in my dust, my afterburner will charbroil them to a nice brown crisp!

19

Double your pleasure, double your fun? Whatever you can say as to what those two ladies are doing on a motorcycle owned by such a charming, gracious gentleman, you do have to admit that the second rear wheel could be an inspired touch of genius. Not only does it act as a wheelie bar, but it increases the bike's rubber contact patch by 50% without affecting cornering ability. Not a bad idea!

20

Do you think that this whole aerodynamics thing has been taken just a touch too far? This is about as close as you can get to a form-fitting motorcycle!

21

No, I'm not really sure as to how he steers this Morticiacycle either! The best I can figure is that those tiny handlebars have some sort of linkage that goes straight down to the base of that front end extension girder and that very tiny chromed rod acts on some sort of cam to turn the front wheel. I know one thing. I couldn't ride it for more than 100 feet without getting gravel rash!

22

Yes, radial engines were a great idea in World War II aircraft, however in a 21st century chopper, they are a bit... er... strange.

23

"Honey, don't worry. We can get rid of the gas-guzzling eight seater minivan and get a motorcycle that can still take us and our six kids everywhere we want to go!"

24

"And honey, we can get rid of that huge diesel pusher motor home too. To heck with enormous Winnebagos! We can enjoy all the comforts of home as we ride in the wind on the open road on our new motorhomecycle!"

25

"Goldurnit! I said I want an ATC that won't sink down into the mud! Do I have to go out and make one myself???"

 

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    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      Thanks, that's a real compliment. I appreciate it! :)

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      hubpageswriter 

      8 years ago

      Great hub. Amazing to know how knowledgeable you are in motorcycles, judging by those other hubs which you have created. Great illustrations, especially the one where the lady sits on the bike with the really big tire. Oh yeah.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      Nope, we aint got no space on dis here Hub for no Nazi dude who cheats on America's Sweetheart with a SKANK! :)

    • Chaotic Chica profile image

      Chaotic Chica 

      8 years ago

      I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this hub! Great finds though I was expecting to see the peterbuilt trike that Jessie James built on Monster Garage-that thing was a beast! LOL

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      moomachines 

      8 years ago

      the inline three wheeler really deserves some thought...

    • dongately profile image

      dongately 

      8 years ago from Sana Clarita, California

      Great Hub! I loved it. There certainly are a lot of creative folks around.

    • nomoretrucks profile image

      nomoretrucks 

      8 years ago from scotland

      This hub will send me back into the shed HL, most of these builders spend time in sheds with loud music, tape measures, welders and blunt instruments. Well impressed. Check out my first attempt at a Volks-quad. You really know how to find these far out things.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      I agree! :)

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      ab420 

      8 years ago from MA, USA

      Wow, some of those are just plain ridiculous!

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      Nah, I love em. Ride them all. Every day. :)

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      rdelp 

      8 years ago

      Some of these are so impractical...haha.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      It's a great place! :)

    • Dona Rosa profile image

      Dona Rosa 

      8 years ago from Tennessee

      Wow, gotta spend some time here :)

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Hey, it's summer, and it's the best time to go exploring the world in your own motor home bike! :)

    • Sexy jonty profile image

      Sexy jonty 

      9 years ago from India

      great and amazing bikes of alltime .....

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Nah, it's a Hayabusabusa. Extra wheel. :) And it goes to prove the primary appeal of Hayabusas: No matter if you're as butt ugly as that gorilla in that photo (who makes me look like Chris Pine), you can still get hot bikini chix if you have a Hot Busa! :)

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      jason1701 

      9 years ago

      Number 19 is a hayabusa! lol

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Yes, they all issue from the Cheech y Chong Design Department, with a little help from the Doobie Brothers! :)

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      earnestshub 

      9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      G'day Hal, seriously fun hub! I was smoggleflapped by the corunobtainiumness of the motorhomecyclepeds! No really! They have one thing in common. All look like some sort of weed was used during the design process.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Never saw Venus Wars, but the builder might have seen it. Either that or he was smoking some serious wacky tobacky. :)

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      Krahazik 

      9 years ago

      My vote is for the red unicycle. Looks like somethign inspired form the Jamenese Animated Movie: Venus Wars. LIke he was trying to reproduce the red racing unicycles seen in the begining of that movie.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Thanks, folks! Much appreciated!

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      ElitePoetz 

      9 years ago from Right Near the Beach

      Hal.. Again.. great hub... There are some crazy bike. I ecspecialy like the "Practice Safe Bike".. halarious!

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      mack0y 

      10 years ago from Queen City of the South

      i thought it only exist in the movies very nice bikes

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      10 years ago from Toronto

      WOW! Keep me up to date on your hybrid! I'd love to Hub on it! Send PICS!!! :)

    • stevenschenck profile image

      stevenschenck 

      10 years ago from Sacramento California

      Great hub - I just retired and started on a hybird bike, it is fun to see what others are doing.

    • Myriad profile image

      Myriad 

      10 years ago from the bottom of your heart .. ie chennai!

      What an Idea Boss !! Sure the Kawasaki Ninja with Triangular Wheels .. i just pray it works ! he has reinvented wheels man !!

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      Compu-Smart 

      10 years ago from London UK

      I love these bikes!! very very neat!!

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      adeshwar 

      10 years ago

      wow, simply wow

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      PhoneNumbers 

      10 years ago

      haha love the motorhomecycle!

    • byee profile image

      byee 

      10 years ago

      Hilarious..

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      St.James 

      10 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

      Amaing Bikes

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      10 years ago from Toronto

      I could write a Hub just on captions for that condom bike pic! But then I'd likely get banned for life! :)

    • joe strummer profile image

      joe strummer 

      10 years ago from berlin-babylon

      wicked!

      i love the condom-bike

      drive safely

    • scooterguy profile image

      scooterguy 

      10 years ago from Texas

      Wow I Liked 'em all

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      10 years ago from Toronto

      Thanks for the great comments, folks! Much appreciated!

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      starcatchinfo 

      10 years ago

      I LIKED ALL THE MODELS OF BIKES. SINCE I AM AN AUTOMOBILE LOVER. GR8 !

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      homanajomana 

      10 years ago

      Some of these bikes are Nitro Fresh...and beyond! thanks for posting

    • koncling profile image

      koncling 

      10 years ago from Nice Winding Room

      LOL...condom bike?....sure it safe...wekekeke

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      10 years ago from Toronto

      With motorhomes now taking $400 to fill up, I certainly think that there is a market for motorcyclehomes! Maybe not with the monster V8 that this guy used, but perhaps with a nice 250cc twin cylinder... :)

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      Christopher James Stone 

      10 years ago from Whitstable, UK

      Not sure which one I like the best. I think the motorcyclehome. I want to buy one. Now.

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