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By on October 15, 2012, with 19 Comments

So what do you get if you combine yoga, bodypaint and nude models? “Human Motorcycles” as it appears, at least this was the case with our latest post. Featured art installation is a culmination of collaboration between bodypaint artists Trina Merry and Ryan Berman, where resulting motorcycles will tour with the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows in the US. It took over three days to create all three of the human motorcycles (shown below), more precisely: Ducati sport bike, KTM dirt bike and Harley-Davidson cruiser. Watch the YouTube clip to see behind the scenes footage.

Massage therapists were required to keep the participants limbered up and there was a maximum of two minutes a time each bike could be held in position.

Technically those used in the construction of these “motorcycles” weren’t models, but a combination of dancers, yoga instructors and circus performers who were able to undertake the contortions needed to form the variety of shapes, including wheels, seats, exhaust pipes and handle bars.

Each creation required hours of work with the cruiser listed at 15 hours, the sport bike 18 hours and the dirt bike 13.5 hours with each bike being airbrushed by at least eight people.

  • Josh

    Love this.

  • momofask

    Nude? That is disgusting! Look at some of the positions! ewww!

    • General Catacus


    • bandit885

      get real….
      they’re beautiful. (the photos)

  • Polfsky

    Wow, it’s cool and hot at the same time. I’d love to be the seat where the rider sits on.

    • Kai

      yeah me too

  • http://www.twitter.com ms nadia alli

    oh my oy my i would love to make a comment but i have to respect and admire mr v. website i have no comment. im just speachless.

  • Furball

    Amazing creative realization and the the girls aren’t too shabby either.

  • bob


  • Sunny

    Nice piece of art…

  • helmuth hochobeb

    if thats not cool than i dont know what the word cool means!

  • Martha


  • Andrew

    Try these for size, not quite an illusion, but still easy on th eye!

    • andym

      Well, you can see motorcycles isn’t it?
      Are there motorcycles? nope.
      That’s what you call an illusion.

    • lollipop

      oooooooooooooooohhhhhh you just got owned

  • R M Booker

    Wow, that is incredible – how do those people do that, even for the 2 minutes mentioned in the article. Impressive, & very beautiful

  • Emily


  • lollipop