What makes a bike a Cyberbike?

I recently bought a motorcycle and am now asking myself, what would make it cyberpunk?

Is it simply driving through Night City?
Does it need stickers and bags full of NiCola? Specific colors or protective gear?
Let me know your thoughts!

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Yet another interesting topic question! I love these, @5tern1!

Aesthetically, I feel like stickers/paint customization, neon in several places, and some sort of alternative fuel would make it a “cyberbike”. A non-standard, cobbled together appearance would probably also help as well, pretty much what would pass for “chopped & dropped” for car customization.

Technically speaking, I would think tuning would be required - hyper optimization of the bike’s tech to maybe make it do things it shouldn’t do (like go faster, have extended range, be scratch-proof, maybe a “lethal defense” alarm system). And nothing makes a bike more cyber (IMO) than having a smartlink interface so that one can drive it by just jacking in to it. Leaves the old hands free to shoot a two-handed shotty or Defender while riding. :wink:

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Oooh! I’m glad you started this thread. I’ve been wanting to cyberbling my bike up a bit.

I have an ADV with metal side/trunk cases and engine guards, so I kind of have a Nomad theme started by default. I definitely need more stickers on the cases (got a few instance stickers :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:). I’ve been debating adding some neon accent stripes with adhesive vinyl. I’ve also thought about adding some gratuitous lighting on parts of the frame, but I need to check into what’s street legal in the US.

I also have a warhawk on my helmet with reflective stickers on the fins. Because, of course I do. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I just remembered that a communication system, maybe with camera included for the helmet definitely is a important gadget for a motorcyclist.
I have also seen head up displays for in a helmet that fit into the high tech world

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Related to this topic, check out the motorcycle topic on Yanko Design. There are a bunch of bikes that would fit in on the streets of Night City.

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This one in particular seems to probably fit in the most with the corteximplant crowd:

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It’s the perfect bike for @revengeday ! :stuck_out_tongue:

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With the right paint job it would look very cyberpunk :smiley:

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I ride an ADV, a Triumph Explorer, with all the off-road kit. It’s as much a computer as it is a motorcycle, and with the stainless steel panniers and the opalescent white paint job, I feel like it was delivered pre-cybered. I keep threatening to build more into it, but haven’t. Maybe some war-riding kit, who knows.

I’ll sometimes do a quick ride out to and thru the airport to get that future-dystopian feel - riding is about mindset! Also, the highway to the airport is wide open and barely patrolled, allowing for that sweet 160kph+ release.

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Yay! Another ADV rider!