Friday, March 4, 2011
Mansory Takes On Two Wheels With A Custom Carbon Fiber Zapico Bike.
Mansory is best known for their luxurious customization of high-end vehicles, notably adding lots of carbon fiber, elegant interior appointments and performance upgrades to automotive luxury brands like Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Rolls Royce and Range Rover.
But now they've ventured into the world of 2 wheels with their new Zapico Custom Bike. The sexy motorcycle is made with a lot of carbon fiber; the front mask, bug spoiler, seat module, primary shield and silencer as well as the applications on the fuel tank, the frame, fork, wheel rims and airbox. Aluminum accents the fuel tank, spoiler and rear fender and the bike has a 0-100 km/h time of 3.3 seconds.
The MANSORY Zapico custom bike [press release]:
It's not only for four-wheeled luxury vehicles that the top-quality range from high-end manufacturer MANSORY has received awards; its genuine custom bike is famous too. This is shown most impressively by the MANSORY bike Zapico, developed in collaboration with bike customiser Thomas M. George.
The hand of company boss Kourosh Mansory is plain to see: the finest carbon, most lavishly processed, decorates the impressive-looking cruiser while the front mask, bug spoiler, seat module, primary shield and silencer as well as the applications on the fuel tank, the frame, fork, wheel rims and airbox all originate from the MANSORY factory in the town of Brand in the Upper Palatinate region of Bavaria. The bike's leatherwork is further testament to the exquisite craftsmanship applied – unmistakeably MANSORY.
The custom bike is driven by a powerful 124 cubic inch (around 2,080 cm³) V2 engine made by the well-known American engine manufacturer S&S. This large two-cylinder engine delivers a full 160 hp to the extra-large rear tyres and can accelerate the 340 kg bike from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds.
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Key Technical Data
Front: 3.5 x 18" carbon disc
Rear: 10 x 18" carbon disc by Mansory
S&S T 124 V2 (spring-loaded vibration), the only one of its kind found in this suspension worldwide
Capacity: 124 cubic inches (ca. 2,080 cubic cm)
Power: 160 hp at 5,200 revs per minute
Gears: 5 gears
Bodywork: Carbon Fibre RP by MANSORY:
Design by Thomas M. George
Front mask, bug spoiler, seat module, primary shield, silencer applications, fuel tank, frame, fork, wheel rims, airbox
Aluminium: applications on the fuel tank, spoiler and rear fender
Leather: By Mansory
Weight: Around 340 kg with the tank filled up
Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds