Jans Slapins is a 3D modeller who specialises in creating unique, highly detailed automotive prototypes like the futuristic BMW motorcycle you see here. His most recent creation was a Lamborghini rat rod that went on to become a viral sensation, going so far as to be featured on Top Gear and in car magazines around the world.
His latest design takes its queues from the BMW Motorrad back catalogue, with a 1200cc twin cylinder boxer engine capable of 115hp, invertered forks up front and a mono shock, single-sided swing arm at the rear. Jans wanted to reference modern fighter jet design, specifically stealth aircraft, whilst also keeping some warmer human touches – like the wooden fuel tank guards and diamond stitched leather seats.
Click here to see more via Jans’ website.
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.