Star Trek: The Future Begins (2009)

Directed by JJ ABRAHMS


The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father’s legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Filmed in 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Glory Motorworks was enlisted to bring production designer Curt Beech’s vision into reality. The action did not call for a lot of stunt work, so the base of the build was cosmetic. There were two motorcycles that had to be built. The first was the bike that Captain Kirk would ride, and the second being Police “hover” bikes. The Kirk bike was single, and the Police bikes were a quantity of five. This was the first time that we did large amounts of molded bodywork. This was just before 3-D modeling was easily accessible, so it was old school clay and sculpting. The Kirk bike was built around a Buell. This bike was chosen because of the short wheel base as well as the wheel/brake set-ups. We used BMW FGS650’s as the base for the Police bikes. Many parts were fabricated for both of these machines. We did everything from the fiberglass work, to sand castings. This was the 1st film in the series re-boot for the iconic Star Trek franchise, so being part of this film was very cool.