Motorcycles are inherently evocative in their design, the act of riding is one of passion. The aesthetics of a motorcycle are defined by the lines of the tank, the elegant flow of the exhausts and the intricate casting of the cooling fins. Electric motorcycles do not benefit from these visual references and therefore require a totally new design language.
Mako 027 uses traditional materials and processes in order to appeal to riders. The frame is sand cast from aluminium, using the same techniques as a traditional engine block. The girder forks and rear swingarm are brutalist industrial monoliths, the antithesis of the streamlined plastic forms of typical electric motorcycles.