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VanderHeide Motorcycles - Nothing is Impossible.

At VanderHeide Motorcycles we believe life is too short to be ordinary.
We like challenges. Get the best out of ourselves. And we aspire to make a difference.
So when they said it was impossible to reinvent the motorcycle, we did.
They said it was impossible to make it work. We did.
They said it was impossible to make it look good. We did even better.

The Gentleman’s Racer

Rolf van der Heide: “as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of creating my own motorcycle. I have been involved with various companies, like Dutch supercar brand Spyker, and Dutch car brand Carver. I felt inspired by the way these companies consistently step out of their comfort zones to ensure innovation. And, as an engineer, I am fascinated by the endless possibilities of carbon fiber composites. Five years ago, I decided to combine my knowledge and experience and dedicate my life to realizing my dream.”

In 2011, Rolf van der Heide was joined by his brother Sjors van der Heide. Together they composed a team to create a ‘Gentleman’s Racer’. Dutch designer Michiel van den Brink did the styling.

In June 2016 we have introduced the very first VanderHeide Motorcycle at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.
The press describes the bike as a “carbon wonder” (Motorrad International) and “a breathtaking mix of metal and carbon fibre monocoque chassis” (Motorcycle News UK).

Dream it. Ride it.

VanderHeide Motorcycles has created the first motorcycle ever:
- with a in-house developed and handcrafted 100% carbon fiber chassis, 100% carbon fiber swingarm, and 100% carbon fiber front end,
- patent pending revolutionary in-house developed suspension system,
- and entirely tailor-made to your needs.

We have reduced weight to the bare minimum, and thanks to the chassis design we bring motorcycle handling to a new level.