Steampunk Custom Motorcycles Update
A Steampunk inspired motorcycle is an exciting artistic endeavor. They are a combination of vintage, retro and rolling art.
Copper Mike’s Steampunk
Very few custom motorcycles have had a lasting impression like the custom Steampunk motorcycle from Copper Mike. His Steampunk features many antique copper industrial gauges, hand-built brass fittings and an old fire extinguisher. The metal has been hand-hammered and a delight to see.
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Tony Prust’s El Matador
This Triumph T120 Bonneville is the personal ride of Tony Prust; it’s a more ‘traditional’ look than many of his sleds coming from Analog motorcycles. “El Matador” was a two year labor of love for Prust and is built with Steampunk influences.
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Rafik Kaissi’s Steampunk Custom Scooter
Rafik Kaissi, of www.rkconcepts.com built this Steampunk-inspired motorcycle. The resulting look of this is bike is a conflation of futurist cyber punk and post-modern steampunk industrial art.
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A Selection of Steampunk Custom Motorcycles
Custom Steampunk motorcycle goes mainsteam. The custom Steampunk sleds always draw a crowd at our Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows. They often incorporate a significant amount of brass, copper and the use of gears and cogs and has a high-tech, yet vintage look. Some of these custom Steampunk bikes have gained prominent followings in and out of the Steampunk movement.
More Steampunk Explaination
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Therefore, steampunk works are often set in an alternate history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.
Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures, that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, and films from the mid-20th century. Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical “steampunk” style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.
In general, the category includes any recent science fiction that takes place in a recognizable historical period (sometimes an alternate history version of an actual historical period) in which the Industrial Revolution has already begun, but electricity is not yet widespread. It places an emphasis on steam- or spring-propelled gadgets. The most common historical steampunk settings are the Victorian and Edwardian eras, though some in this “Victorian steampunk” category can go as early as the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Steampunk Gains Momentum
In 2013, IBM predicted, based on an analysis of more than a half million public posts on message boards, blogs, social media sites and news sources, “that ‘steampunk,’ a sub-genre inspired by the clothing, technology and social mores of Victorian society, will be a major trend to bubble up and take hold of the retail industry.