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Auction Alert: World's Only Ferrari 900cc Motorcycle at Bonhams

  By   Apr 24th 2012 at 6:00AM Lifestyle RATED

 

It's surprising, but true, that this is the only Ferrari-endorsed motorcycle ever built. It all began when British engineer David Kay wrote to Enzo Ferrari's son Piero, requesting to build a one-off motorcycle sporting the Cavallino Rampante (prancing horse badge) in tribute to his late father. Bonhams estimates goo well above pitching £100,000 (approx Rs 83 lakh) for that 1995 Ferrari 900cc.

The 1995 Ferrari 900cc Motorcycle by David Kay Engineering

When highly reputed motorcycle manufacturer, MV Agusta's David Kay set about building this unique piece of engineering from scratch, he portrayed what may have been if Ferrari would have decided to produce a GT or endurance racing machine.

The engine is a 'scratch built' 900cc, transverse, double overhead camshaft, four-cylinder, eight-valve unit with magnesium and alloy casings, driven through a five speed gearbox. The tubular chassis is made of Reynolds 531 tube.

This super cool ride's front end has Forcelle Italia upside down forks, massive twin piston Brembo disc brakes front and rear (6 pot callipers to the front, 4 to the rear) and special 17 inch hand spun Astralite wheels. WPS twin rear shock absorbers complete the basic specification.

The Ferrari 900cc has a top speed of 265km/h producing 105bhp at 8,800rpm with a dry weight of a mere 172kg.

Regarded as a unique work of art and having spent most of its life in the vendor's drawing room, its time this masterpiece finds new custodian.


Via Bonhams

 

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