Steampunked: the appropriate motorcycle?

I love the steampunk genre, mixing Victorian, Industrial and Science Fiction is just a winning combination, kind of like space cowboys, but that’s a different topic all together.

In my musings on the web, I found this: A steampunk pocket watch

How bad-ass would it be to pull this out of your riding jacket pocket while sipping an espresso?

And these: Airship Mechanic boots

Airship Mechanic Boots - Fit to support those hanging hundreds of feet above the air in a ship filled with an explosive gas. Yea, definitely good enough for me on my moto.

Now, I’m the type of guy who would wear these things on a daily basis… Add some properly dark blue jeans, rolled over at the cuffs, a Schott NYC jacket, some aviator sunglasses, and thin leather riding gloves and I would feel like a total badass, dressed to kill! Straight out of something like SkyCaptain and the world of Tomorrow. Oh, I can dream! That’s close to $600 worth of stuff! Ugh, I’m such dweeb.

But then it got me thinking. I have seen steampunk motorcycles before…

Reality from fiction. In my world, that is what Steampunk would be, not just fiction...h

But I would never ever ride something that impractical, dangerous or hideous. I do however LOVE riding, so what kind of bike would best fit this outfit? A cruiser? A street fighter? A café or flat-tracker style moto?

For some reason a slightly embellished BMW R1200C Montauk comes to mind.

BMW R1200C Montauk, now add a very decorative gears, leather straps, and levers and viola! German-English sci-fi action!

If you think there is a better type of bike for this look, or have some cool Steampunk motos to share, please send them here.


About Dandooligan

Dandooligan CO, United States Every ride spurs the yearning for another and as such, has pushed me to adopt the riding lifestyle and all of it's challenges. This blog concerns those challenges from bikes to gear, media about bikes, and maybe even some psychology/sociology on the subject as well. Dandooligan, a mash-up of Dandy and Hooligan, both very important parts of me and my outlook on life. I'm also known as Spooph

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