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Steampunk’d: Urban Motor’s Jawa Sprint Motorcycle

Steampunk’d: Urban Motor’s Jawa Sprint Motorcycle

Steampunk motorcycle: A Jawa sprinter built by Urban Motor of Berlin for the Essenza sprint at Glemseck 101.
Glemseck 101 is just around the corner. Set in southern German town of Leonberg, it’s a two-wheeled celebration of gasoline and good taste.

It also attracts some of the most outrageous customs on the planet. We’ve seen everything from turbocharged boxers to fire-breathing Yamaha XJRs. But a 350cc Jawa with a steampunk vibe? Now das ist different.

Steampunk motorcycle: A Jawa sprinter built by Urban Motor of Berlin for the Essenza sprint at Glemseck 101.
This is what Berlin-based Urban Motor have built for their entry into Glemseck’s inaugural Essenza sprint.

Sixteen teams will compete—a mixed bag of manufacturers and custom builders. The bikes are limited to two cylinders and a 1200cc maximum.

Steampunk motorcycle: A Jawa sprinter built by Urban Motor of Berlin for the Essenza sprint at Glemseck 101.
But it’s as much about style as it is about speed. A panel of judges—and a public vote—will determine the best-designed bike, to be crowned alongside the fastest.…

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