BMW and Norton Streamlined!

I’m completely enamored with the look of a streamlined motorcycle. A little bit of artful bodywork, if it doesn’t interfere with the operation and function of the bike, can make it a thing of sublime beauty. The bike below, owned and likely modified by one Dave Cree, is a fine example of the breed. While [...]

I’m completely enamored with the look of a streamlined motorcycle. A little bit of artful bodywork, if it doesn’t interfere with the operation and function of the bike, can make it a thing of sublime beauty.

The bike below, owned and likely modified by one Dave Cree, is a fine example of the breed.

While this sort of look seems to have gone out of style in the late 1950′s and early 1960′s, mark my words, it will return in a production bike coming to a dealer near you very soon.

Photos of the modified BMW below, the vision of Louis Lucien Lepoix, were preserved by his son Bertrand. While the machine is long gone, the vision remains, and what a vision it was.


 

Dave Cree with his 50s Norton
Lepoix Streamliner BMW 2
Lepoix Streamliner BMW 3
Lepoix Streamliner BMW 4
Lepoix Streamliner BMW

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