Turkish designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem’s BMW Titan concept takes inspiration from the shark’s body-shape to break the 376 mph land speed record for motorcycles. With a nose that reduces resistance to enhance aerodynamics, the concept also features a pair of air-intakes that look-like gills. The turbo-powered engine is connected to the rear tire through an enclosed swingarm that reminds a fin. Inside the enclosed cockpit the biker can control metrics like suspension status, cooling system operation and area-specific temperatures.

The first land speed record was set on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1914 by Teddy Teztlaff with a 300 horsepower Mercedes-Benz across the desert at 142 miles per hour.

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all images courtesy of Mehmet Doruk Erdem