• Aug 18, 2008
We like Jaguar's classic leaper emblem, we really do. But we also realize that the iconic cat needs to pounce on the right target, which doesn't include the hood of the new XF. How about on a motorcycle? Or, more appropriately, how about an entire motorcycle? One enterprising Jaguar fan has fabricated a two-wheeler that the Indian British marque won't be making itself, though the result is pretty impressive if awfully impractical. The engine is either from a Sporty or an air-cooled Buell, though the wheels are definitely from Erik's parts bin. There's a custom frame underneath suspending the engine from its top and the rear motor mounts, but the real eye-catcher is the bodywork. We can't be sure what the leaper is made from but our guess would be composites as it doesn't appear pounded from metal. If anyone has any extra details about this bike, feel free to share in the comments. In any case, this is likely the most fuel efficient form of transport on which the leaper's ever appeared. Click the source link to view another angle of the bike. Thanks for the tip, Katherine!

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I commend the effort, but it could've been integrated better. Coincidentally, I think the leaping Jag could actually be a really cool idea for a bike. This, isn't what I have in mind though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd love to take it for a ride, and listen to it purr as the rods stroke up and down, up and down, breathing out those hot gasses, inhaling sharply, causing the consumate explosion at just the right moment as the plug ignites the mixture.

        • 6 Years Ago
        After reading that, I feel the need to go wash up, then burn myself.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Classic!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I always thought it would be cool to build a chopper with a strong "big cat" theme. This wasn't what I had in mind.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wanna ride that Jag! Well, not ride RIDE but you get the idea.
      • 6 Years Ago
      hahaha This is freaking awesome!
      • 6 Years Ago
      takes. um. real skill.
      • 6 Years Ago
      if only the guy had a cat costume. then, and maybe then, he wont look so funny "riding" that bike
      • 6 Years Ago
      No V12 with Lucas electronics?! -1!
      • 6 Years Ago
      this is perfect for when you want to look like you're raping a jaguar
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Randy

        Randy is an extremely gay name...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hey, look...a two wheeled "Schwing"!
        • 6 Years Ago
        First thing I thought of was one word "GAY*".




        Fine Print; *GAY in an automotive sense and by no way means anything negative to any person or persons unless they ride the above pictured Gaytorcycle** in which case they'd be deemed a flaming gaytard*** upon their first ride.

        ** gaytorcyle refers to the pictured cycle and not any person or persons

        ***flaming gaytard only refers to people or people that ride the above mentioned gaytorcycle.

        Wow. It's so hard to be PC these days!

        Go ahead... Thumb it down! ;)
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Louis

        I've always confused your name with Lois or is it, heck I don't know!

        Last time I heard your name it was in Revenge of The Nerds!

        Was this you?
        "Hi, Gilbert. I'm a nerd too. I just found that out tonight. We have news for the beautiful people. There's a lot more of us then there are of you. I know there's alumni here tonight. When you went to Adams you might've been called a spazz, or a dork, or a geek. Any of you that have ever felt stepped on, left out, picked on, put down, whether you think you're a nerd or not, why don't you just come down here and join us. Okay? Come on"


        LAMDA LAMDA LAMDA and a MEGA MUUUUUUUUU

        NERDS UNITE
        • 6 Years Ago
        Randy - thank you for that. Thumbs up from me!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cool!
      • 6 Years Ago
      ew
      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      the body is clearly made from a real modern era jaguar dealership sign,in some of the build pics its still chrome...
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