Jordan Meadows, who until last year served as the Design Manager at Mazda's North American Design Center after previously holding positions at Volkwagen, Chrysler, Jeep and Ford, has taken some time to design a cafe motorcycle concept with a green tint. Called the Metalback, this conceptual machine would use a V4 engine powered by biodiesel and would boast an outer skin made from recycled aluminum in order to save weight over steel.

That aluminum bodywork would receive a unique finish during the manufacturing process that would allow it to age gracefully so to speak, building up a patina over time to protect it from the elements while eschewing environmentally harmful paint or surfacing products.

The overall look of the Metalback concept blends traditional cafe shapes with a modern twist. It may not be the most beautiful design in the world, but at least it's not a cookie-cutter custom.

[Source: Jordan Meadow Design via Bike EXIF]

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