The Exodus recumbent motorcycle

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Every now and then, we come across something we’re not entirely sure we like, or to be honest, if it’s even a good idea.  We also realise that this is by no means a finished product, but still, the Exodus falls squarely in this category.  Nevertheless, read this and make up your own mind.

Built around a 1200cc BMW transverse flat 4 cylinder all-alloy engine, the Exodus is a transportation “Ultra-Machine.” Brutally efficient in design and operation, this machine, clean, raw, sleek, and muscular, breaks tradition with its novel recumbent design. The Exodus is created from forged, cast, machined, and hand-formed aluminum; high-strength speciality steel tubing; magnesium castings; titanium machined parts; and turned, hammered, and woven stainless steel; metals that come together as an integrated whole through careful hand-welding and assembly. The beauty of the dull sheen of raw metal appeals to both the heart and mind of the rider. The Exodus is an ICBM – an Intercontinental Ballistic Motorcycle.

The Exodus is a nearly perfect “naked bike”, you can see its essential mechanical components, including the engine, drive train, and many of its secondary systems, standing proudly exposed, nothing unessential stands in the way of them fulfilling their mechanical purpose.


  • Engine – 1,172cc aluminum alloy transverse flat four (BMW), water cooled, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, fuel injection, [email protected], 89 ft-lb
  • Transmission – 5 speed + reverse
  • Drive – Single disk hydraulic dry clutch, shaft drive
  • Rear Supsension – Single swing-arm drive shaft with adjustable monoshock (BMW Paralever)
  • Front Suspension – Telescopic forks (modified Brembo)
  • Brakes – Front: Dual 12.5″ cross-drilled floating rotors (Brembo), Rear: Single 11.2″ solid floating rotor (Brembo)
  • Calipers – Front: Dual hydraulic 4-piston fixed calipers (Brembo), Rear: Single hydraulic 4-piston fixed caliper (Brembo)
  • ABS – Automated Braking System, BMW Integrated, front/rear balanced
  • Chassis – Hybrid spaceframe, high-strength steel tubular elements, alloy backbone
  • Wheels – BMW 17″ die-cast aluminum
  • Tires – Front: Metzler 120/70 ZR17, Rear: Metzler 160/70 ZR17
  • Controls – BMW handlebar grips and hydraulic controls, heated grips, alloy footpegs and linkages, cruise control, power center stand, digital communications, anti-theft

Chassis Details:

  • Hybrid spaceframe exo-skeleton – High-strength speciality steel tubular elements, cast alloy backbone, rider roll-cage enclosure, length 12.5′, height 42″, weight 680 lbs
  • Aluminum racing bucket seat – Height 7″ above ground, 5-point harness
  • Aluminum body panels – Dzus fasteners, stainless mesh grills
  • Multi-plane front impact reduction system – Multiple impact planes, integrated steel skid plate protecting rider and gas tank
  • Aluminum gas tank – 8 gallon capacity
  • Stock wear components – Pads, filters, fluids, cables, etc., stock BMW


  • Acceleration – 0-60 4.1 seconds
  • Top Speed – 155+MPH
  • Gasoline Mileage – 80+ MPG @ 55MPH

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About the author

Buks has had a passion for two-wheels since childhood. After his first motorcycle, a fire-breathing two-stroke Yamaha TZR250, he realized he was hooked. When Buks isn't writing for UltimateVelocity he enjoys practicing martial arts, gardening and spending time with his family.