Lot 202

Miami 2024

Guido Electric Motorcycle Prototype

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$111,000 USD | Sold

United States Flag | Coral Gables, Florida

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  • A provocative mechanical sculpture; a bold look forward into the future of motorcycling
  • Aluminum frame crafted using advanced five-axis milling machines with a hand-formed aluminum body
  • Countless hours invested over a nine-month build period; functional EV powertrain
  • A truly museum-worthy, one-of-a-kind creation sure to spark conversation

With few exceptions, the fundamental formula for motorcycle design has changed little since the early days, when builders discovered they could adapt bicycle-style tubular frames to accommodate then-new gasoline engines. Even the average electric motorcycle plays by the same basic set of rules, albeit with the internal combustion powerplant swapped out for batteries and a motor.

The Guido electric motorcycle protype is anything but average. Designed by Vlad Belyakov of Box93, a custom motorcycle manufacturer in Moscow, Russia, the Guido was created to demonstrate the advanced capabilities of Haas five-axis computer-controlled milling machines—and to look ahead to how motorcycles might be designed when we leave convention behind and fully embrace new technology.

The motorcycle, which is built around an intricate milled aluminum framework, was completed over a period of nine months. To give a sense of the level of effort that went into each component, the 30-inch front wheel alone took 200 hours of machine time to create, while the streamlined bodywork was painstakingly hand-formed in aluminum. The result is a two-wheeled sculpture—a work of mechanical art that is truly one-of-a-kind. Fittingly, the creation was named in reference to Guido Reni, the Italian master painter of the Baroque period.

The Guido does feature a functional electric powertrain and is capable of moving under its own power (and yes, it can turn, although its range of steering motion is limited by its streamlined front fender assembly). Yet this is not a machine for street use; it is an experiment in form, and an invitation to imagine what a two-wheeled transportation might look like in the years ahead—when new manufacturing technologies and new powertrains, along with traditional skilled craftsmanship and a willingness to push beyond the expected—are fully unleashed.

A provocative concept executed with incredible attention to detail, the unique Guido Electric Motorcycle prototype is worthy of a place of honor in a collection or museum. Whether that is a personal stable focused on transportation’s past, present, and future, or an assemblage of fine art, is up to its next owner to decide.