Cyberpunk 2077 features all kinds of cars, but there's something as well for those of you who like the feeling of the air on your face while driving on two wheels, because there will be a lot of motorcycles to choose from.
If you value speed and efficiency while driving, but your budget is not particularly great, motorcycles will be the perfect choice for you in Cyberpunk 2077.
They offer the perfect balance between affordability and ability to travel quickly and are often a better choice than sports cars because they are compact, allowing you to squeeze through traffic when you are on the run or chasing someone.
Being able to go through narrow streets and small passages is something that stands out when it comes to motorcycles, and that kind of manoeuvrability no other type of vehicle will be able to offer to you.
Motorcycles can pass with ease where cars can't. (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
Among bikers of Night City, two brands of motorbikes are particularly popular.
The Yaiba Corporation is a Japanese motorcycle manufacturer with headquarters in Osaka, Japan.
If racing models are what you want, you will want Yaiba's motorcycles. Yaiba specializes in sport models that are quite popular among street-racers and biker gangs of Night City.
The brand values Japanese military culture and mythology, and they name their models after legendary Japanese weapons.
"Yaiba motorcycles are sleek and sporty, allowing riders to cut through bustling Night City traffic like the weapons after which they're named." — The World of Cyberpunk 2077
The second popular brand of motorcycles is Brennan Cycles.
If you are an old-school person who likes choppers more than modern racing motorbikes, and when you think of a biker gang you imagine dudes riding Harley-Davidsons, then this the make of bike for you in Cyberpunk 2077.
These bikes are a better choice for off-road driving, longer trips between cities, and they can handle poor road quality much better than racing motorcycles, which require perfectly maintained roads.
Finally, for all of you Keanu Reeves fans out there, Cyberpunk 2077 will feature one model based on Arch Motorcycles, a brand of custom made motorcycles from the real world, co-owned by Keanu himself.
Now, let us take a look at all currently known motorcycles that will be featured in Cyberpunk 2077.
ARCH Nasare CD
The ARCH Nasare CD. (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
Let's start with the ARCH Nasare CD model first.
ARCH Nasare CD was designed based on the Method 143 motorcycle from 2018.
As we've mentioned above, Arch is a brand from real life, founded in 2011 by Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger.
Reeves says that some of the guys over at CD Projekt RED approached him saying that they are big fans of Arch Motorcycles and they had an idea to add one of the ARCH motorcycles to the game, and thus it found its way into the game.
Hollinger explained that the Method 143 was used as inspiration for designers over at CD Projekt RED, but they then went further and made a model especially for Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt RED sound designers visited Arch Motorcycle and recorded Method 143 and all possible sounds needed, and so, whenever you hear ARCH Nasare CD in the game, you will hear authentic sounds of a real Method 143.
Watch "Behind the Scenes: Arch Motorcycle with Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger" trailer to see Method 143 in action.
Yaiba Kusanagi CT3-H
The Yaiba Kusanagi CT3-H is heavily inspired by the 80s cyberpunk anime and manga culture. (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
One of the best-known Yaiba models.
Yaiba Kusanagi CT3-H was first featured in the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 demo from 2019, and an image of the motorcycle was shared on the game's official Twitter account around the same time, with the caption reading: "Catching a break with Yaiba Kusanagi..."
Catching a break with Yaiba Kusanagi... 🏍️#Cyberpunk2077pic.twitter.com/Trn3OEhncc— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) July 19, 2019
The name Kusanagi is a reference to the protagonist of Ghost in the Shell, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the design of this motorcycle was inspired by Cyberpunk 2020's Akira Cyberbike.
The model is also a clear reference to the main vehicle in the Akira series, Kaneda Bike, with its red colour, stickers and shape. In general, Kusanagi CT3-H is designed as a nod to the cyberpunk culture of Japan from the 80s.
Besides this model, the game also features Yaiba Kusanagi Tyger Claw, a custom version of this motorcycle, which can be seen below.
The Yaiba Kusanagi Tyger Claw, a custom Kusanagi version. (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
Brennan Apollo "Road" model
The Brennan Apollo was the first confirmed vehicle from the Brennan Cycles manufacturer.
The motorcycle was featured in the "Cyberpunk 2077 — Rides of the Dark Future" trailer from October 2020, which showcased what kind vehicles we can expect to see in the game.
The Brennan Apollo "Road" with a smooth white look. (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
It is a compact motorcycle designed for driving on the roads between the cities and one of the very few Brennan vehicles which looks more like a sports motorcycle.
Currently, there is no more other information available about this model.
Brennan Apollo "Off-road" model
Bumpy desert terrain requires good shock absorbers and off-road tires. (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
Brennan has another model named the Apollo, but this one offers a fully off-road experience, and it's a vehicle you will want to drive when you are in Badlands deserts.
The model was also featured for the first time in the "Cyberpunk 2077 — Rides of the Dark Future" trailer, where we see the player riding through the desert full of low vegetation and rocks with ease.
The player speeding through the desert on the Brennan Apollo "Off-road" (CD Projekt RED)
The model is bigger and more raw-looking than the road version, and it looks quite sturdy and able to withstand the roughest of terrains.
These are all Cyberpunk 2077 motorcycles currently revealed and confirmed to be in the game.
Make sure to come back and check the article again, as we will update it as soon as new models are discovered.
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