Fuller Moto Ma­jes­tic Brings To­gether Past and Fu­ture

This fu­tur­is­tic stream­liner is in­spired by a lit­tle-known nine-decade-old mo­tor­cy­cle.

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US­ING THE ZERO MO­TOR­CY­CLES FXS ELEC­TRIC su­per­moto as its base, Amer­i­can bike builder Brian Fuller has cre­ated this one-of-a-kind master­piece. Fuller was in­spired by French­man Ge­orges Roy’s Ma­jes­tic which made waves when it was first seen at the 1929 Paris Show due to its un­con­ven­tional mono­coque con­struc­tion.

While the orig­i­nal Ma­jes­tic’s chas­sis was man­u­fac­tured with pressed steel, highly un­con­ven­tional in the days of bi­cy­cled­erived steel tube frames, Fuller’s cre­ation uses 3D-printed ti­ta­nium com­po­nents and, like its name­sake, the Ma­jes­tic 2029 is a stream­liner, with the chas­sis and me­chan­i­cal com­po­nents en­cased in all-en­velop­ing body­work. Both bikes also fea­ture a hub-cen­tre steer­ing sys­tem, but that’s where the sim­i­lar­i­ties end.

While the orig­i­nal 1929 Ma­jes­tic was pow­ered by a lon­gi­tu­di­nally mounted in-line four-cylin­der 350-cc mo­tor good for a top speed in the re­gion of 80 km/h, the Fuller Moto Ma­jes­tic 2029’s elec­tric mo­tor turns out 46 hp and 105 Nm for a top speed of around 140 km/h.

Brian Fuller’s work has pushed the en­ve­lope of mo­tor­cy­cle de­sign and build­ing tech­niques, but, un­for­tu­nately, we won’t be see­ing any­thing like the Ma­jes­tic 2029 on the road any time soon.

This one-off cre­ation was com­mis­sioned by the Haas Moto Mu­seum and Sculp­ture Gallery in Dal­las, Texas, where it will join an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of nearly 200 cus­tom mo­tor­cy­cles.

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