Untitled Motorcycles is a design company that was founded in 2010 by Hugo Eccles and Adam Kay. Together, Eccles and Kay have created more than 100 impressive machines for private clientele and factory brands such as Ducati, Triumph, Moto Guzzi, BMW, and Zero. One example being a 2015 Ducati Hyper Scrambler featured on Jay Leno’s Garage and Cycle World.
One of Hugo Eccles’ latest creations from the San Francisco shop is this Zero XP which is based on the Zero SR/F electric motorcycle. If it looks familiar, this is because this custom was recently displayed at The One Motorcycle Show 2020 in Portland, Oregon.
Although this electric motorcycle may tickle your dreams of what the future will hold, Eccles says that was not the intent of the design. “This isn’t about novelty for novelty’s sake, or some nostalgic idea of the future. The goal is to celebrate this unique riding experience through an entirely new function-led aesthetic. If the Zero XP looks futuristic, it’s because electric motorcycles like the SR/F are the future.”
Eccles drew inspiration from dragbikes, saying, “Dragbikes were an inspiration with the XP, you’re literally riding the motor. This is a deceptively powerful bike and I wanted to physically embody that raw power.” Other sources of inspiration include rally car aerodynamics and experimental aircraft. Scroll through the photos to see how all of this inspiration was embodied into a custom electric motorcycle.