Custom motorcycle design and fabrication shop Huge Moto has unveiled its latest project: a concept motorcycle, dubbed Mono Racr, based around a 1,000cc Honda inline four-cylinder engine.
This virtual bike build began with a ‘Clean and Mean’ design philosophy at the core. An approach borrowing from the past when race-bike components were raw and purposeful and bodywork flowed simply with sublime, aero-driven surfacing. It seems that many of today’s modern sportbikes have gone a bit overboard with chaotic surfacing and superficial details. Bike manufacturers burdened by the need to out-do themselves (as well as standout among evenly matched competitors) year after year appears to have driven much of the over-the-top aesthetics you see today. A visual battle of overly aggro design details and crazy graphics that leaves us cold.
At the heart of the build is one crucial component, the Honda’s 1000cc in-line 4-cylinder motor. From there every component was designed from the inside-out. Lead engineer, Allan Reich designed the mainframe and swing-arm to be single-piece mono-form carbon fiber construction for added weight savings and performance.
According to Huge Moto, the goal was to make this bike as real as possible and not just “another bullshit concept bike.” Months away from moving into their new shop in Soma, the Huge Moto team is currently exploring fabrication options to make Mono real.
all images courtesy of Huge Moto