• Sep 14, 2008
Click above for more shots of the custom bikes from Babylon A.D.

Having managed to avoid Babylon A.D. completely up until this point, it's hard to give any sort of commentary on the actual flick (we heard it was pretty bad...), but after seeing some of the cool machinery that was showcased in the Vin Diesel vehicle, we give a grade A to Lazareth, the French maker of high performance custom bikes. Lazareth was a good choice, as the motorcycles coming out of that shop already have a bit of a future post-apocalyptic look to them. Among the cool features are supercharged V-Twin engines, single-sided forks and swingarms, and on-board computers. Customs based on streetfighters are inherently cool in the sea of look-alike choppers and bobbers, so it's a refreshing change of pace to see these bikes featured on film. See a video of the machines in action after the break.


[Source: MotoBlog]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      i'd be curious to see the actual ending as I thought the movie was extremely chopped up at the end...the bikes were the best part of the ending.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Blame Fox for the movie being horrible. They cut everything great about the story out completely. I've heard the director's cut DVD will be a completely different movie. Fox cut out about 30-45 minutes worth of story.

      The bikes are sweet though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's that 3-wheeler based off of? Looks great.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The three wheeler is based on the Can-Am Spyder
      • 6 Years Ago
      The twin looks like the Honda NAS concept that they should have, but never did, bother to sell.

      His work is amazing. Check it out at: http://lazareth.fr/


      • 6 Years Ago
      Jeremy.... The movie sucked. Trust me. Don't see it unless you get it on Pay Per view, because it's only worth $1.99.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes, very different. I identified an older Yamaha 5 Valve 1000 motor and a Yamaha VMax mill, but I can not figure out the where the motor of the VTwin bike was sourced.
      • 6 Years Ago
      those are some great looking bikes. I'd be happy with any one of them....
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want that modified Can-Am Spyder (three wheeler)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Question for someone who knows more about bikes than me..

      How would a single-sided fork and swingarm affect handling and balance? Looks cool but seems like it would have adverse affect to me.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The single sided swingarm is actually pretty popular. Ducati and Triumph both use it. I would imagine they are pretty stable.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And Cannondale make Lefty forks for bicycles which are decent and extremely stiff and those dont make a difference when it comes to balance.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually, to achieve the same strength and rigidity as a more typical swing arm, a one sider seems to weigh more. They are nice for tire/wheel removal though. To illustrate my point, how many Moto GP bikes have single siders? None.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i was once walking around downtown vancouver BC when i saw Vin Deisel and malcolm jamal warner dressed in motorcycle leathers, standing outside a motorcycle dealership. They were talking to a couple shop employees and seemed to be getting some sort of instructions. As i stood and watched they pulled on their helmets and jumped on a brand new pair of matching litre bike cbr's. Malcolm took off alright but Vin in the first 100 feet almost smoked into a half dozen parked cars and then almost dumped the bike trying to jump off a curb! After he was outa sight a could her horns honking which i am sure were directed at him. I thought for sure i was gonna hear about him on the news that night being a new hood ornament for some unlucky car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the movie was good, the ending sucked.
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