Lifestyle • 16 Feb, 2017
BMW’S ALPHA GOES GREAT WHITE SHARK ON US
An Old School Mechanic’s Love Crossed With High Tech Industrial Design
You don’t have to be a gearhead to appreciate incredible looks and inspired vehicle design. Bike mechanic Mark Atkinson and designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem have teamed up for BMW to create the Alpha. Looking like something the original Batman would have frothed over, it’s actually more like the bike Antony Hopkins rode in the 2005 film ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’, crossed with the sleekness of a Great White Shark.
“Great white sharks have always been an inspiration to me,” says Mehmet, “if you look at the body of a shark, you can see that it’s clean and perfect. But inside, it’s so complicated.”
We haven’t received our sample to the AnyArena office just yet, but we’ll let you know how it rides once it does. Anyone up for a trip to Ho Tram this weekend? Check out the behind the scenes video and gallery below.
Words by jonaspin