The BMW Motorcycle Inspired by the anatomy of the Great White Shark.
Taking cues from Anthony Hopkins’s character in The World’s Fastest Indian, Utah-based mechanist Mark Atkinson and Turkish industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem have come together to turn a farfetched racer concept into a reality. According to Erdem, that blueprint was inspired by historic Bonneville racer Alp Sungurtekin and the film The World’s Fastest Indian. He calls it the Alpha. “Great white sharks have always been an inspiration to me,” he said in interview with Bike Exif. “So I decided to mimic their anatomy for BMW Alpha’s bodywork. It had to look powerful and beautiful at the same time.
He referenced the anatomy of the ocean predator, as well as Bonneville racer Alp Sungurtekin to create the framework for the bike. After nearly 16 months of work, the idea finally came into fruition. Take a look at the timelapse video documenting the entire process below.