The 90Ã‚Â° v-twin donk is no horsepower king, but it's usable midrange and light weight will no doubt contribute to what Renard's press material dubs a Ã¢â‚¬Å“surgeonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blade on two wheels.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Let's hope they've done their homework, as carbon fiber frames on motorcycles have proven problematic for many manufacturers in the past
Both wheels are carbon fiber, while the Renard Grand Tourer's lightweight aircraft aluminum components are designed and modeled in 3D, then milled from a solid block by CNC machines.
The press release claims a low centre of gravity but the front and rear shots belie the claim
Estonia is not a country known for motorcycles, but the reemergence of a pre-WW2 motorcycle brandname could change all that. Tallinn-based Renard Motorcycles will begin production of its GT next year. The bike's carbon-fiber and Kevlar monocoque chassis weighs just 11 kg and incorporates the airbox and fuel tank while the metal components other than the Moto Guzzi 1200cc Quattrovalvole v-twin engine are all CNC milled from a solid aircraft quality aluminium. The carbon parallelogram front suspension and design are reminiscent of a Confederate Wraith, as is the limited edition, stellar price (EUR75,000), craftsmanship and beauty.
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