Most custom bikes are a well-oiled symphony of form and function, designed to look impressive and handle even better. But the North East Custom JVLT 014 Motorbike was never meant to hit the road, and North East Custom really leaned into the creative possibilities of a display-only motorbike, resulting in a stunning stationary piece that feels like it’s ready to ride. From its creamy color scheme and smooth wood fairing to a corked glass jar that holds water instead of ethanol, every detail is a treat.
Some of the most thoughtful details marry the genres of motorcycle and furniture, reimagining the usual customizations for a living room statement piece. A stone blue front light doubles as a reading lamp, a working wooden abacus replaces the odometer, and gray wool creates a soft place to sit while complementing the metal façade. The JVLT 014 continues a long tradition of Italian artistry that celebrates the surprising symmetry between two very different worlds.